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Re: A favorite bagpipe joke
GSKrasle   1/28/2017 3:06:22 AM
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Did you know?

A tuba left on the picnic table will guarantee that the campsites on either side will remain vacant.

A banjo guarantees all sites within 100m remain vacant.
Bagpipes evacuate the whole campground.

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Re: A favorite bagpipe joke
DMcCunney   1/27/2017 6:48:58 PM
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@Don J: Maybe the bagpipe was a failed Irish Uilleann pipe which they gave to the Scots as a joke.

I believe the Scots got the full war pipes from the Spanish, so unlikely.  (And the Scots and the Irish switched places way back, in a period when which was which is a matter of learned dispute now, and best just to call the lot Celts.)

I love the pipes in either flavor, but I have seen some (unintentionally) hilarious efforts to combine them in pop music contexts.

OTOH, you have folks like the late black jazz musician Rufus Harley, whose instruments were pipes and flute, so anything is possible:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3_nJMvXLM0

>Dennis

 

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Re: Dudelsackpfeifer
DMcCunney   1/27/2017 6:38:20 PM
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@Max Maxfield: My dad was in the Reconnaissance unit of the 15th Scottish Highlanders in WWII. He used to say that before a battle the pipers would play for 24 hours -- and after that you'd be ready to fight anybody LOL.

Remember the movie The Longest Day about the D-Day invasion of Normandy?  One of the sequences features Peter Lawford as Lord Lovat, a Scottish officer whose commando unit is tasked with holding a bridge in territory contested with the Germans, relieving an airborne unit who first secured it.  He has his piper along, and periodically calls which selection he wants played, appropriate to the circumstances.

I ran across an interview a while back with the chap who had been the real Lovat's piper.  His memories were mostly praying he wouldn't become a target and playing whatever came into his head because Lovat was a bit busy to be calling specific tunes.

>Dennis

 

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Re: A favorite bagpipe joke
Don J   1/27/2017 5:32:02 PM
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Maybe the bagpipe was a failed Irish Uilleann pipe which they gave to the Scots as a joke. I prefer the Uilleann pipes of Ireland. They have a much less harsh sound. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uilleann_pipes

 

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PIpe hard!
burkethos   1/26/2017 7:59:23 PM
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Hi Max: I am an actual bagpipe playing engineer with an actual bagpipe back pack that holds actual pipes. You should give them a try. Find a band that instructs or a private tutor. Then you can brag that, for fun, you play an instrument that is akin to blowing up a car tire pressure-wise. Only the manliest of men and womanliest of women dare to play!

And watch out for those waskaly wabbits:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xo1q1_my-bunny-lies-over-the-sea-scene_fun

 

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Re: Dudelsackpfeifer...
Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/26/2017 12:02:25 PM
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@David: ...mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist voll von Dudelsackpfeifer...

The old jokes are the best ones LOL

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/26/2017 12:00:51 PM
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@perl_geek: ...the German word for bag-piper...

My dad was in the Reconnaissance unit of the 15th Scottish Highlanders in WWII. He used to say that before a battle the pipers would play for 24 hours -- and after that you'd be ready to fight anybody LOL.

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Re: A favorite bagpipe joke
Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/26/2017 11:54:29 AM
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@WHP: Q: Why are bagpipers always marching?
           A: To get away from that noise.

Good One!

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Re: Secret desire
Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/26/2017 11:52:52 AM
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@Rcurl: I think Max has a secret desire to become the Unipiper when he grows up.

I haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up, but this is certainly tempting.

OK, I give you that the Unipiper has a certain je ne sais quoi -- but what about the BadPiper on Australia's got talent?

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Re: Paysan flaman jouant de la Cornemuse
Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/26/2017 11:43:23 AM
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@betajet: Maybe Gina the Gorgeous would prefer the Flemish version, circa 1690.

Well, I already have the costume...

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