NOTES FROM PIPEY'S CORNER
Volume XIV Number 3 - September 2004
Thanks to the machinations of diabolical Internet Service Providers, the old 'netwiz.net' email address is no longer valid. Henceforth it will be necessary to contact me ONLY at the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. If you think you're confused, what about me?
Thanks to a major computer problem this column is a LITTLE late, and we'll try to make up for it next month. Still trying to get the bugs out of the system, as it were.
Look for us in The Old Same Place in Pleasanton - Space 1 in the Small Commercial Hall by the Grandstand. We'll have all the new CD releases, some new piping products, and maybe even (Gasp!) some new Ghillies for you to peruse, but, with our luck, they'll still be circling Honolulu over the weekend....
GOOD NEWS IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Old buddy Ron Schutte is not only out of the hospital, he's managed to dodge the Great Big Bullet and has (for him - HA!) a clean bill of health. He gets his plumbing reconnected in just four more weeks and then, look out, ladies, the Ronster is back on the prowl! Seriously, this has been a major health scare, and is something I wouldn't wish on anyone (well, ALMOST anyone!). When you hit the Big 5-0 you really need to realign your priorities - and keeping healthy becomes the most important one. All you slackers out there, do the right thing and get a physical - yes, the full one, where you roll up your arm and bend over - so you'll be around long enough to be living proof that the Good die young....
RIDICULOUS MARKETING PLOY DEPARTMENT: http://www.supersave.biz/expressdeals/?cni=1436&cnp=210 Yes, according to this load of tripe, you, too, can become a Scottish Laird. Right. For only $69.95 you can purchase ONE SQUARE FOOT of Highland Wilderness, and become another Monarch of the Glen. I can see it now:
Imagine this scene at
a Games: "Hi, I'm Joe McBlow, the Laird of
"No you're not; I'm Willie MacScreech, and I'M the Laird of Glencain."
"The hell you both say. I'm Davie MacSnort, and I'M THE ONE TRUE LAIRD OF GLENCAIRN...."
Battle ensues for the next 400 years. So it's true that Clan feuds were started by unscrupulous realtors...
NEW IN THE SHOP DEPARTMENT: all THREE World's CDs, including all the Gr. 1 finallists and the Qualifying round, PLUS Mark Saul's tour de force 'Mixolydian,' Hamish and Fin Moore's 'The Piper & The Maker;' two concert CDs, Boghall & Bathgate and the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, both recorded at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow; and a regimental CD from The Royal Scots, 'Right of the Line.'
BLACK PART WILL RETURN NEXT MONTH WITH A CHANTER REED REVIEW