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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Drone reed price rise

You see, those reeds were personally played by the Bobs of Balmoral and blessed by St. Pope John Paul II before he died. They were also kissed by the Queen on two separate occasions.

Andrew
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-13-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,178
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

I think it’s a given that an instructor should be able to play all embellishments properly. If they can’t, they have no business teaching. That said, all instructors don’t have to be pro level...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-13-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,178
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

I'd like to double up on what Michael (EquusRacer) said. Being able to change up how you are instructing something so that your student "gets it" is key. Is it slowing it down? Is it showing it to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Off-brand "Bagpipe Trend" set: Lawrie? Pakistani?

See this discussion going on right now:
http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153826

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Doug, I find your comment ironic. I’ve been sharing articles that I find interesting here for nearly 20 years—it has nothing to do with stirring up anything. BDF is where I continue to choose to have...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Each to their own, I guess. She seems pretty popular in India . . . maybe I'm part Indian . . .

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 01-23-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Published this week...
Meet Archy J, India’s First Professional Female Bagpipe Artist
https://in.makers.yahoo.com/meet-archy-j-indias-first-professional-female-bagpiper-artist-030040609.html
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-23-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Bag on 1970 Lawrie pipes?

I suspect the pipes sat idle for quite a while.

Andrew
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-23-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Bag on 1970 Lawrie pipes?

The bag she has is not a synthetic or hybrid. It leaks, but she loves the shape and size so was hoping to figure out the make so she can buy another . . . if the maker is still in business!

Andrew
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-22-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Bag on 1970 Lawrie pipes?

A woman emailed me, saying she was given a set of 1970 Lawries and loves the bag and is wondering what the make of the bag is. The bag is medium gray hide. The bag is original and has no stamps or...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-16-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

I don't believe the newspaper said anything bad, thank goodness.

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 01-14-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

Excellent. Good to hear. :thumb:

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

Well, she is the queen of England, right? Also the queen of a bunch of other areas too though, right?

It'd be like saying the president of California, which while technically correct, would not be...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By Andrew Lenz
World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

World renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School
https://www.heralddemocrat.com/news/20200110/world-renown-bagpiper-coming-to-scott-middle-school

I don't believe I've heard of Don Shannon....
Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Wedding dilemma

1. Ask the bride.
2. If pipes, ask a friend to pipe instead. I'd walk her up the aisle, no question.
3. Enjoy the experience!

And congratulations! :thumb:

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 12-27-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Bagpipes in a silent decline?

https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/scotland-must-stop-silent-decline-of-bagpipes-leader-comment-1-5066992

Thoughts?

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,537
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Forum activity levels

Jump in! The water is warm! The only newbies that get into trouble here are the ones that pretend to know more than they do. Like the one that drove off a world-class piper by arguing with him that...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,041
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: PM on the rampage!

Nah, just a discussion starter. (Thank goodness, right?)

Once, I did have a PM make me sit out during a recording after I had a bad drone strike-in . . . it was a tune that I'd won gold medal...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-22-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,041
Posted By Andrew Lenz
PM on the rampage!

You are at band practice. You are standing in the circle. The band strikes in and you hit an early 'E'. The pipe major stops the band. He storms over to you, stares you in the eye for a second, then...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-16-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Former PM charged with child porn (Calif.)

Thanks. I'm not sure about Adams, but apparently in the case of Leboeuf, there was supposedly contact. As far as charges, it sounds like prosecutors targeted just the low-hanging fruit.

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 12-11-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,537
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Forum activity levels

The trick is determining/finding "threads of note". And maybe it's not of note now, but might be two or five or ten years from now. I've put my foot in my mouth once or twice here in my 10,000+ posts...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-11-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,537
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Forum activity levels

I strongly suspect that is not a feature of the software and would require the admin (Mike Greene) to manually keep track, then when the threshold is hit, turn off that feature for a specific...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-10-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,537
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Forum activity levels

Name changing definitely caused confusion, just as Adam says. If it is necessary, it can be still done by Mike Greene as the admin.

When new forum software threatened more frequent logins, I had...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-10-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Former PM charged with child porn (Calif.)

I believe Mike would have likely passed any background checks. Nonetheless, it would be a good rule of thumb for a parent to investigate a tutor's background.

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 12-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Former PM charged with child porn (Calif.)

Ex-head of prominent Bay Area bagpipe band sentenced to prison for child porn; feds say he sexually abused teens...
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