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Pipe Organs Have Many Uses

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  • Started 3 months ago by georged
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  1. georged

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    A friend of mine was lamenting the cookie-cutter Auto-Tune formulaic bullshit that passes for music these days, and wondered if anything approaching "Holy shit... now THAT is cool!" was being produced anymore.

    Turns out there is, you just have to dig for it.

    This group of eccentric geniuses hail from Norway, and don't just think outside the box... in their musical world there IS no box:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KBy_nAmTCo&list=PLJtmU4DthfH27H1Gm09UohDmpNjb8LiJQ&index=5&t=0s

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    Very interesting. A few too many "Oh's" for my taste, but that is real music. With a tiny steel drum to boot!

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    That's very catchy. Now I have a new band to obsess over. And a Norwegian band on Syttende Mai, to boot!

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    Originality! Where'd that come from??? The pipe organ is certainly a nice touch, and the singer has a lovely voice. I can't see myself listening to this very often, but I feel like I could certainly enjoy it from time to time. May listen to more of their music later.

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    I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

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    Interesting. Hearing pipe organs takes me back to Seattle in the mid- to late 1970s when there was a place called Pizza & Pipes. Pretty good pizza, long tables with benches and a big pipe organ plus all the assorted accessories for doing sound effects. There was also a place in West Seattle (I believe) that sold pizza and had a pipe organ. That place played the old black & white silent movies for entertainment.

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    Pappymac, Pizza & Pipes was in Seattle (Greenwood), Bellevue and Tacoma. Into the VERY early 80s, there was also Big Bob's Pipe Dream in Burien, South of West Seattle. I'm an organ buff, and after much research, the "pipe organ pizza" fad (which started in California in the 60s - Pizza & Pipes, the chain, also started in California) eventually included well over a hundred restaurants over the 1960s-1990s. There are now a whopping THREE remaining. If anyone wants to check out this fad of the past, these three are still in full swing and, unlike a lot of these places (which were frequently run by organ people who knew little about running a restaurant) they have good pizza. They are:

    Organ Piper Music Palace, Greenfield (near Milwaukee) Wisconsin. This is one of the few to have had two different organs over the years.

    Beggars Pizza, Lansing, Illinois. Beggars is a local chain, but only this one has an organ and it isn't played every night. The console is on an elevator, though.

    Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, Arizona. The last remaining of a chain of three, and the only such place known to have changed buildings. It's the largest theatre organ ever constructed (currently over 80 ranks of pipes) and the console is on a rotating lift. Spectacular place and really good food.

    Posted 2 months ago #

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