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by MTGuru
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: I have issues with the word "issues"
Replies: 9
Views: 5702

Re: I have issues with the word "issues"

benhall.1 wrote:"And we'll keep you across that story throughout the day".
They mean a-cross ... as in, "We'll keep you angry with that story throughout the day." That's often true enough.

Must be a British innovation; I haven't heard that one over here.
by MTGuru
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 76
Views: 29221

Re: Coffee

Nanohedron wrote:A fine amusement. Does it soften the blow of shelling out for a cup of yuck?
Only if you can also convince them that their prices are in Italian lire. :wink:
by MTGuru
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 76
Views: 29221

Re: Coffee

When they start with the "Venti" and "Grande", etc., I start speaking to them in Italian (which I know enough to place a coffee order), then wait for the deer-in-the-headlights look.
by MTGuru
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Forum Support
Topic: Why is the flute forum highlighted for me?
Replies: 1
Views: 14019

Re: Why is the flute forum highlighted for me?

Don't know ... Sometimes the board software gets out of sync, like the rest of us. :wink:

Just go into the Flute Forum and click "Mark topics read" above the "Last Post" column header on the right. That should reset your data flags. If not, let us know.
by MTGuru
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Sold and Old
Topic: FS: Burke Session D Brass and Ormiston African Blackwood D
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

Re: FS Burke Session D Brass and Ormiston African Blackwood D

Hi Clive, Please supply eBay links per the Forum Rules. Thanks!
For eBay auctions, include a link to the auction page in your post, and a full description of the item being offered.
by MTGuru
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: City Guide: Sessions, Concerts, Events
Topic: Dallas, TX
Replies: 11
Views: 21438

Re: Dallas, TX

At least it's not a convention of aluminum enthusiasts.
by MTGuru
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: total-lunar-eclipse-supermoon Sept 27,28 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 5781

Re: total-lunar-eclipse-supermoon Sept 27,28 2015

It was beautiful here, floating low among the eucalyptus branches. Looked great thorough my WW-2 vintage Sard binocs. Though I had the timetable posted on my monitor, I nearly forgot until a friend called me and screamed: "Don't forget to LOOK AT THE MOON!". Blood is a pretty accurate desc...
by MTGuru
Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: City Guide: Sessions, Concerts, Events
Topic: Dallas, TX
Replies: 11
Views: 21438

Re: Dallas, TX

What is ALCON?
by MTGuru
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Flatley announces retirement
Replies: 8
Views: 6530

Re: Flatley announces retirement

When pressed about his plans, Mr Flatley said he intends to change his name to Gesticulus Stompicus and take on all comers in his private arena with gladius, trident and net.

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by MTGuru
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: World/Folk Winds
Topic: Which recorder shop should I use for wood recorders
Replies: 10
Views: 9482

Re: Which recorder shop should I use for wood recorders

The above two shops do not response my email, which makes me disappointed. Perhaps you should take into account that 1. von Huene is a small shop and maker that caters to high priority professional players as well as the general public, and Lazar's is a single individual; 2. With the long Labor Day...
by MTGuru
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flute suggestions for a wee beginner
Replies: 31
Views: 8058

Re: Flute suggestions for a wee beginner

sarton wrote:You do not buy A Steinway for a starting young pianist do you?
No. But you also do not buy them a piano that is literally unplayable. :wink: And the flutes you linked to earlier are, unfortunately, likely to be exactly that.
by MTGuru
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Siblings
Replies: 14
Views: 6401

Re: Siblings

Nanohedron wrote:When you're - um - venerable, these things happen. :D
I'm so sorry to hear that. Oh wait, I thought you said venereal. Never mind.
by MTGuru
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: What's with all the buying/selling posts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2869

Re: What's with all the buying/selling posts?

I'm seeing pipes for sale here, whistles for sale in the whistle forum... But isn't that what the used instruments exchange is for? No, not exactly. The UIE is meant specifically as a "safe haven" for those who wish to post straightforward "classified" type offers, without price...
by MTGuru
Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy
Replies: 12
Views: 13398

Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

"When sung by a man, the words in italics [Oh Eily dear] should be used."

That this never caught on is, I guess, a blow for gender equality. :P
by MTGuru
Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy
Replies: 12
Views: 13398

Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

Cathy Wilde wrote:Looks like the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) has a good clean copy online:
Ah, good on you, Cathy. :-) The images are 650 x 891 pixels, and fairly easy to download with a bit of trickery.

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