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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:12 pm 
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I've heard repeated rumours that somewhere in Ireland, some wonderful crazy person made a statue of Lord Ganesh ( the Hindu God with the Elephant's head, son of Lord Shiva) playing Uilleann pipes. Does any body out there have photos or a link this delightful outburst of insanity???
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http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050612/cth2.htm

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A quick google image search for: ganesh piper ...

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From http://www.pheelan.com/goofystuff.html

May not be the one you're looking for, but it's close. :)

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I.D.10-t wrote:
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050612/cth2.htm


Image

I think the one I found was the same statue "under construction". 8)

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Thank you both. I'm still a bit of a Luddite with these damned machines...


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ceadach wrote:
Thank you both. I'm still a bit of a Luddite with these damned machines...


Damned machines?
Why do you curse something that is so useful?


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A friend of mine has a photo of Kate Bush playing (really just pretending to play) the uilleann pipes, but that's one I've never seen on the internet -- Google searches just turn up mentions of Liam O'Flynn playing on her albums. It's quite the photo; she's a bit more attractive than Lord Ganesh.


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ceadach wrote:
Thank you both. I'm still a bit of a Luddite with these damned machines...


If you mean Pipes..have a chat with our dear Nano.

He is a bit of a piping Luddite from the Twin Cities.

Over to you Brother Nano..

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Why do you curse something that is so useful?

Perhaps because, useful as they are computers still seem rather sterile to me. And as Kurt Vonnegut put it "... the internet is proof that a million monkeys writing on a million typewriters still can't come with Shakespeare..." I became very computer literate in a hurry while doing foster care for at risk teens.

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A friend of mine has a photo of Kate Bush playing (really just pretending to play) the uilleann pipes, but that's one I've never seen on the internet -- Google searches just turn up mentions of Liam O'Flynn playing on her albums. It's quite the photo; she's a bit more attractive than Lord Ganesh.


And yet Shri Ganesh Ji has much to recommend to himself. He is the remover of obstalces, which should make him a deity of interest to all by the most monotheistic of pipers. He is the lord of Fortune, wisdom and by all accounts a great dancer.
Moreover, no offence but something about Kate Bush gives me the creepys, I know not why, she certainly is very talented.


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If you mean Pipes..have a chat with our dear Nano.

He is a bit of a piping Luddite from the Twin Cities


Actually I can understand pipes. I am still suspect of computers.


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If you mean Pipes..have a chat with our dear Nano.

He is a bit of a piping Luddite from the Twin Cities


Actually I can understand pipes. I am still suspect of computers.


Ye really got to get a hold of Nano so..

He is the prime suspect.

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I like the statue, a lot. The Uileann pipes must be the non-indian instrument closest in spirit to an instrument like the sitar--it has reeds instead of strings, but the drones, the complexity and well, profoud ridiculousness of it is very very similar.

I'd love to see someone like Tala take up the pipes and 'idianise' them the way that others have transformed the violin and slide guitar into idian instruments.

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Ye really got to get a hold of Nano so..

He is the prime suspect.


Ah, you mean Nanohedron??? Indeed we are kindred souls and
co-conspirators. 8) :thumbsup:


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ceadach wrote:
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Ye really got to get a hold of Nano so..

He is the prime suspect.


Ah, you mean Nanohedron??? Indeed we are kindred souls and
co-conspirators. 8) :thumbsup:


I had a feeling that he was near..
probably looking over your shoulder..

I dunno..you pipers..

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ceadach wrote:
And yet Shri Ganesh Ji has much to recommend to himself. He is the remover of obstalces, which should make him a deity of interest to all by the most monotheistic of pipers. He is the lord of Fortune, wisdom and by all accounts a great dancer.


And ...

He is fond of mice.

Best wishes,
Jerry


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