Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 514

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Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 514

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 514! Our featured interview tonight is the fourth and final episode with Fred Janusek. He is a Doctor of Pipes, and professor of mathematics. Fred is in his early 80s, and he has been smoking a pipe since college in 1957. His first pipe was a very shellac-covered Yello Bole. These are some great stories of back in the day when pipes were everywhere. In our opening Pipe Parts segment, Brian will provide a refresher on English pipe brands that you might want to buy as estate pipes. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Fred Janusek
Fred Janusek

The Pipes Magazine Radio Show features interviews with pipe makers, tobacco blenders, pipe and tobacco aficionados, collectors, and more. Episodes air every Tuesday.

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2 Responses

  • The perfect coda to the “Stories with Fred” conversations. I thoroughly enjoyed these visits with my friend and ZOOM buddy. He is one of the nicest guys I know.
    Whoever suggested the music, good on them. Willie and “Trigger” are so great together. Willie gets such incredible sound out of that beat up old Martin, and we sometimes forget what a terrific guitarist he is. You can always hear the sound of his idol Django Reinhardt in his playing. Excellent music choice.
    Thanks for another always entertaining show.

  • A really good discussion of what to look for in older Barlings, Comoys, and Sasienis. A newby can easily pass them by looking for something that’s flashier and has a more modern look, but they are making a mistake.
    Fred’s stories continue to enthrall me. He can come back anytime to capture our imagination as he takes his walks down memory lane.
    As a guitarist Willie Nelson is a pretty good singer. His Martin N-20 guitar which is a guitar more suited to playing classical music as to playing country music is a legend in the business. As a songwriter he is extremely talented as evidence by “Crazy”, “Family Bible” and many many others. He supposedly came into Faron Young’s office one day and offered to sell ownership of “Crazy” to Faron for $1500. Faron said “No, but I’ll loan you $1500 and you can pay me out of your first royalty check”. Willie is not the best business man but he is a hell of a musician and singer. As for the song he played I didn’t care for it much because it was played as an instrumental that at long last turned into a song. Opera overtures are not as long as the lead in was for this song.