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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-23-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: International travel with pipes

Classicbagpipes is exactly right -- bagpipes are specifically exempted from duty in the US. The story I heard is that a pipe band in Minnesota convinced Sen. Hubert Humphrey to sponsor a bill...
Forum: Side / Snare 03-05-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Snare teacher in Fort Worth/Arlington area?

PM me. I might have some ideas about instruction in Tarrant County.
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-18-2006, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Question about Robert Reid CD

Okay, let me ask it this way: What's the timing on the Robert Reid CD?

thanx
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-14-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Question about Robert Reid CD

I just tried to download the Robert Reid COP cd (vol 1) from TradTunes but. . . it seems like all the tracks are clipped, some by a lot. Is "Kiss of the King's Hand" complete, or does it peter out at...
Forum: Music 12-14-2005, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Japanese tune good for a wedding?

Sakura? Are you sure you wanna do that? To me it's the equivalent of playing "Frere Jacques" on the banjo at a French wedding.

OTOH, Kimigayo (the national anthem) fits very well on the pipes. ...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-09-2005, 09:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,570
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: he who pays the piper

Let me qualify some of this by saying that, for example, string quartets are quite popular as wedding entertainment and a violinist in one may be able to receive piper-level wedding pay. Or more. ...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-09-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,570
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: he who pays the piper

Mercy. Others have tried to explain this; I'll give it another shot. (1) In any generic metropolitan area there are approximately 674 kajillion-billion clarinet players (not Chicago Sym Orch...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-07-2005, 09:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,570
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: he who pays the piper

Hmm. A couple of thoughts come to mind.

You seem to be arguing that pipers are overpaid (or shouldn't ask for as much money as they do) on the basis that orchestra members make $60,000 per year. ...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-07-2005, 09:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,570
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: he who pays the piper

Finally, someone says the obvious thing -- it's all about a supply of pipers vs. a demand for them. A glut of pipers in Ontario, for instance, might mean that a piper can't get away with charging...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-01-2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Fruit or Vege

I have. It's called ketchup (or catsup).
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 11-29-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,429
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: worst piper I ever heard

Did Woody scratch that out while he was defending Hitler during the Nazi-Soviet Pact?
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-03-2005, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: I am!

I think I'm still a member of the Burger King Kid's Club, from around 1977. I've got my membership card around here somewhere. . .
Forum: Forum Related 10-31-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Sharing videos?

While a lot of this discussion centers on potential copyright law issues, everyone's missing the more obvious point: someone playing inside a beer tent has a "publicity right" not to be shown all...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-18-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Is it (gasp) ....Piobaireachd?

A John Cage fan might think so.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 08-17-2005, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 766
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Buskers that cannae play!!!

Either this is quaint self-deprecation, or a stunning admission. Most sucky buskers have no idea that they're crappy. Sad, but perhaps the germ of an excuse for inflicting their sound on the...
Forum: Ladies' Room 08-15-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,940
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Scottish oatmeal porridge

FWIW, Scott's Porage Oats is quite good. But of course, it's owned by Quaker and, to my palate, they both taste the same. Which makes sense, when you think about it.
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-18-2005, 01:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Donald MacPherson, A Living Legend

Well, let's flesh that out a little. For me, the "not a genius" part seemed to be a little arrogant. I don't know why, but it seems like the poster should come up with more than "not very expressive"...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-18-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Donald MacPherson, A Living Legend

Why doesn't it work both ways? Why shouldn't those who praise DM's recording also have to prove their membership in some illusory, priestly class of piobaireachd masters?

The answer, of course,...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-17-2005, 10:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Donald MacPherson, A Living Legend

Interesting, but doesn't that way of thinking obliterate music criticism as an entity? I mean, I wouldn't expect a critic to be a great conductor before he could have an opinion that Toscanini...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 06-17-2005, 10:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,223
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: Sandbagging pipe band

Not to beat a dead horse, but the original poster's question didn't have to do with solo grades -- it was only about the unremarkable, but totally illegal, practice of a multi-level band recycling...
Forum: Adult Pipers 06-05-2005, 08:42 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 28,217
Posted By Monkberrymoon
Re: What is an Adult Beginner's Actual Potential?

For that reason, I think games (and associations, for that matter) should allow competitors to split grades b/w light music and piob. But that may be a subject for another thread.
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