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John,
Do you still listen to "Church Music"?  I know you mentioned in an interview that your older brother is still involved with organ music.  I just wondered if you still listened to it occasionally.

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Yes,I do. Also my brother still plays the organ now,even though he's retired.
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Johan, I think it's great that your brother still plays. My church has a contemporary band, which I enjoy, but we also have a gargantuan old pipe organ that, sadly, sees minimal service these days. People don't learn that instrument anymore. Once in awhile we get a talented organist who can generate amazing sounds out of that old organ. I'll bet your brother would have a great time with it. And I wonder if Horace would get a kick out of it as well.

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When I was 13 I visited Munich Germany with my parents, we went to a Catholic mass that featured a small orchestra and choir, all done in Latin. It was astounding...the power of the music really added to the overall ceremony. Obviously I've never forgotten the experience.




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I'm soo not getting into that,rtc. That's much better,emwhy.


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That right, Horace's organ is his, er, umm, own business.

John, may have stated this before as my daughter lost my copy of My Own Time so I must wait for the revised version. Having said that, how old is your brother? Hard to imagine you ever retiring with your work ethic. Dare I say this in the most respectful way, I hope that day never comes or is a long, long way down the road.

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My bro' is 65,and he hasn't really retired, still does his gigs, but doesn't HAVE to. I guess that's the difference. I'll ask him about the minimal service.
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I sort of had a feeling the conversation was going to veer that way - but I agree with RTC - we have a music group at the church my family and I go to which is great - they have jamming sessions sometimes for the youngsters to try out different instruments - my youngest came away from last one deciding that she wanted to take up the drums ..... not quite sure how that will go down with the neighbours .  However, there are times, like Christmas when you can't beat a (please no comments!) good organ to accompany the traditional Christmas music and carols - and an orchestral section can be the icing on the cake.

PS Johan - does you brother describe his work as "gigs" or "engagements"?  The definition used to be a running joke between the little group I used to sing in going round local churches doing more traditional material and the lads from the youth group who had a rock band that put on performances from time to time.
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They're neither,of course,as a Church organist--they are Services.
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Sorry RTC,but you had me rolling on the floor with "Gargantuan."


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Really Boz, I can't see why.  rtc makes a great point - it would take an artist of refinement and talent to bring life back to an ancient, gargantuan organ like that.  But wouldn't it be worth the effort?  Imagine the smile on that special artist's face, when that organ responds with a heartfelt high C?  Warms the cockles of my heart, it does. 


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Goddess,RTC need Thesorus.
Drazen can give him won butt iz in Slovak.

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my youngest came away from last one deciding that she wanted to take up the drums

Depending on how much $$ you want to spend, might I suggest a small set of electronic drums that can easily be used with only headphones, better for the neighbors! But please take care that your child is careful with headphone volume.





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San Diego has a beautiful large outdoors organ in Balboa Park (Spreckels Organ >>  http://www.sosorgan.com/ ). They have free concerts on the weekends and I always love it when I go.

Balboa Park is so much fun. There's street performers everywhere ~ they put hats on the ground for money and they work their hearts out. My favorite is the guy who doesn't have arms and he plays guitar with his feet. He's amazing to watch. He strums all sorts of rock music with his feet. It's almost impossible to pull me away from watching him. People have been putting him up on YouTube ~ I found this clip of him:



That guy is always happy when he's playing ~ what a beautiful spirit. 
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