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Old 03-07-2018, 03:30 PM   #11
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For a certain type of job, you're not paying for the performance, you're paying for it not to go wrong.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:49 PM   #12
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For a certain type of job, you're not paying for the performance, you're paying for it not to go wrong.
Well said. It's like the quote about practice:
"An amateur practices until he gets it correct. A professional practices until he can't get it wrong."

I'm curious about this on Bill's website:
"Bill ... plays a beautiful handmade set of Gillanders & McLeod pipes mounted with hand-engraved sterling silver and (registered) ivory."

Registered? Meaning a CITES certificate? I know it's a marketing thing, I'm sure he's concerned about people reacting negatively about elephant parts on his pipes, just an interesting word or spin, I guess.

I didn't see the performance, any links?

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Old 03-07-2018, 07:50 PM   #13
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Andrew....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp-Wmv_lDc4
At the 2:12:10 mark or so.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:33 PM   #14
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On a scale of 10 was the Rev. Graham well sent off ...? It was a huge crowd for nerves and looked it might have been a bit chilly to appreciate the flatness
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:52 AM   #15
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As one in attendance, the pipes and piper were well received.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:11 PM   #16
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Interesting that a piper from Ventura, California, winds up playing for a funeral in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wonder what his mileage rate is?
I piped for Rev Graham in North Carolina. They flew me out from California too.

Must be a thing.

BTW having met the man (who I had previously barely heard of) and heard him speak, I was disappointed at how he was depicted in The Crown.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:25 PM   #17
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...I was disappointed at how he was depicted in The Crown.
In what way?

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Old 03-12-2018, 06:29 AM   #18
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I think people of many professions, perhaps all professions, get used to seeing their profession inaccurately portrayed in film and on TV.

My doctor can't watch medical shows, he says, because all he sees are all the errors. I've heard cops say that about cop shows. Being an artist and musician I always see those professions inaccurately portrayed. And being a Catholic I see Catholicism and the profession of the priesthood inaccurately portrayed almost universally.

Many of the errors about various professions are technical, other are errors in depicting attitudes and mindsets.

Anyhow the actor doing Billy Graham was doing the typical Hollywood preacher stuff. Needless to say the actual man wasn't like that.

Here, skip to 4:58

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTiVv8D0KFo
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:47 AM   #19
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I've felt for some time that Eric Rigler, at Reagan's funeral, set the standard for high profile funerals. Flawless piping and comportment. Tasteful, understated kit.
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Richard, thanks for the Graham comparison link, I'll definitely have to check that out later.

Matt, yes, Eric does the work of a consummate professional.

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