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Bagpipes!

Started by billy rubin, July 28, 2020, 09:54:41 PM

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Sandra Craft

I went thru a real bagpipe loving phase in my 20s.  My neighbors must have hated me, but they threw loud parties so weren't really in a position to complain.

Here's something even the haters might like -- for one reason if not another.

Sandy

  

"Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet."  Sarah Louise Delany

Randy

Don't get me wrong, I actually like the bagpipes. I only mentioned that when played wrong they sound bad.

I like the song they just played. I thought I heard some Metallica in there but I can't be sure. Anyway, I also heard a somewhat Irish lilt which I love. My co-workers and I were traveling to change computers and software as we bought the company out. One evening we were taken to an Irish pub. There were no bagpipes but I loved listening to the live music.

When I was a rank beginner at the guitar I'm sure I sounded awful. I eventually wound up in four garage bands (never got to play live) and solo performances before crowds that were impromptu. it was my backup instrument as I sang.

Anyway, any instrument played right sounds wonderful, except maybe the triangle.
"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg

Tank

I visited Lindisfarne a few years ago. There was a piper there and he was all you could hear all over the island.  >:(

I paid him £20 to shut up for an hour. He was quite happy with the deal.
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Randy

"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg

Icarus

 Fiction and fact from Icarus almanac:  The Bagpipe is an evil instrument that was invented by the Scots. The purpose was not to make music but  to antagonize the Viking invaders of old.

xSilverPhinx

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No one

I'm impressed by impressions. And well formed melons.

Magdalena


"I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe." ~Recusant

Recusant

I doubt that Portland has anything that can't be found in your magnificent city.  :smokin cool:
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— H. L. Mencken


Magdalena

Quote from: Recusant on August 01, 2020, 06:46:35 AM
I doubt that Portland has anything that can't be found in your magnificent city.  :smokin cool:
Awwww.  :blush:

Unicycling Darth Vader upgrades to flaming bagpipes.


I don't know, man! Any weed that makes you set your bagpipes on fire...well...Must be something special.  :grin:

"I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe." ~Recusant