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  • #46
    Re: Dumb things pipers do (or say)

    Greetings to All,

    This may turn into a very long Thread....
    mere mortals... as we are...

    We... or most... have all done it, time to time...
    and shall... mayhaps... yet again...

    I am most fortunate to be in such fine company!!

    As well as having committed the several of the more
    usual mishaps already cited (banged drones, chipped
    chanter reeds, etc., et al), and during regular, band-
    playing hours, a major lapse of mind befell me a while
    back, and... at about three o'clock in the morning...

    We had played several venues (taverns, actually, would
    be a more precise word)... and on into the wee of the
    hours....

    Some had ridden with others, some had driven themselves
    to our several "venues."

    At the end of it, at the last place, one of my mates was in
    NO condition to drive himself home, so I gathered up himself,
    our instruments, all our kit and gear, and maneuvered all into
    my car, and himself and kit and gear safely to his front door.

    A bit later, at MY front door, unloading the car, I discover that
    I had, indeed, put a pipe case in the car... but only HIS!!.. and
    mine was, apparently, and still, at our last spot!

    Like a shot... back to the tavern.. a lump in my throat... and
    a knot in my stomach...and through the door (they had a really
    late license), and the bartender looked up smilingly and said;
    "Thought I'd be seein' you again this morning."

    He poured (yet another) Guinness, and put it, and my pipe case,
    back up on the bar... (And the Bells of Heaven did ring!)

    This has happened exactly ONCE!... and is more than sufficient,
    at least... for my lifetime.

    Regards to All,

    Pip01
    My friends all know,
    With what a brave carouse...

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    • #47
      Re: Dumb things pipers do (or say)

      The dumbest thing I've done so far is to get my finger stuck in the top of my practice chanter. I take it apart and dry it after I play, and I stick my finger in it to check that it's dry; one day I stuck my finger in too far and voila! All I could think was that I had to get my finger out before I had to go find Hubby in the garage and ask his help to remove the unstuck finger (he likes to use his hacksaw a little too much for my taste..). A couple of drops of olive oil and the finger came unstuck. Somehow I don't think this will be the last dumb thing I'll be doing in my piping career..
      A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even without any hope of doing it well.

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      • #48
        Re: Dumb things pipers do (or say)

        One time a few years back I was tuning drones and one of the piper's tenors was stuck so i started pulling on it. It popped off hit me in the eye and gave me a black eye. Now when I tune drones if they are stuck I just shut them off and tell the pipers to fix it. Lesson learned haha

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        • #49
          Re: Dumb things pipers do (or say)

          something often said in my band:

          Piper A, "Hows it go?"

          Piper B, "It starts on E"

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          • #50
            Re: Dumb things pipers do (or say)

            "Which SONG are we playing now." Instant letter-grade deduction for any of my student players on the spot!

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            • #51
              Re: Dumb things pipers do (or say)

              Originally posted by ferraribagpiper View Post
              The dumbest thing I've done so far is to get my finger stuck in the top of my practice chanter...
              Originally posted by Zach View Post
              One time a few years back I was tuning drones and one of the piper's tenors was stuck so i started pulling on it. It popped off hit me in the eye and gave me a black eye.
              My son has done BOTH of those!

              A couple of years ago, he was tuning his bass drone when it popped out, kicked up and gave him a black eye.....

              And a couple of weeks ago, he was changing his bag cover and stuck his finger in the chanter stock....... it took him a while to work free. (I was of no help at all.... I was laughing too much!)
              Dammit Professor Hill! I BELIEVED You!

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