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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:09 am 
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hard to say anything ...look at the clip
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/bagpipe-wooden-p ... 930wt_1163


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:02 am 
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I buy a dozen on the spot.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:12 am 
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The video immediately made me fell in love with this instrument: the perfect tuning, the drone stability, the sound of the chanter... all is perfect.
I'm going to sell my gaita to definitely buy one of those.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:01 am 
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I could easily see this used as a weapon of mass destruction or exquisite torture.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:36 pm 
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I laughed so much at this my partner thought I was having a stroke :o :D

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Is this not the Jimi Hendrix cover of "Scots Wha' Hae' "? :P

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:08 am 
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I have never laughed so hard at something [I assume] not intended to be funny.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:30 am 
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Of course we're laughing at other people's ignorance here, which I suppose is fair enough. I can't help feeling that we're all living in glass houses though. I wonder what Africans would think of our 'African Cuisine', or, say, Southern black people of the 20s and 30s of our 'blues' (I'm specifically thinking of British white folks here). I wouldn't mind betting that that latter, in particular, is about as laughable as yer man on the pipes. Not that I don't indulge myself from time to time, of course ...

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I'd say most Africans would think "gosh, if I only could have that..." And the blues, well, at least the better kind of players can play, even if not exactly the 20-es Delta Blues variety. The guy in the vid simply cannot even inflate a bag, and on the basis of that expertise is trying to sell a set of pipes.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:31 pm 
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Yuri wrote:
I'd say most Africans would think "gosh, if I only could have that..." And the blues, well, at least the better kind of players can play, even if not exactly the 20-es Delta Blues variety. The guy in the vid simply cannot even inflate a bag, and on the basis of that expertise is trying to sell a set of pipes.
You're probably right on all counts. Just being philosophical about the whole thing, I suppose.

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The video had me worried about the poor lad, so I was relieved to see he had finally killed it in the following picture...

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Really, I do understand that it is a difficult instrument, but it was readily apparent that the young man had never really tried to play it before. I don't blame him for the video - I would guess that he was just doing what he was told. The business owner, on the other hand, should have known better...

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