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#1476710 - 07/18/10 07:23 PM Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her"  
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Last week, Mattardo asked if I'd consider a weekly "broadcast." Well, I'm not sure if I can manage a weekly, but here's the next episode, and it's been a week. grin

This week's postcard has to do with the very first steps of a piano refurbishing project. WARNING: The piano is still out of tune, and the humor is still corny!...

As a reminder, here's the Haddorff from the outside:

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Here's a picture of the open underbelly--the subject of today's episode...

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So, here it is:

Haddorff Postcard No.2

And the musical number:

"I Love Her", music by Lewis E. Gensler, words by Robert A. Simon (New York: Henry Waterson, Inc., 1926). New lyrics by Andy Strong.

Oh, and this is explained in the postcard:

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I hope you enjoy it!

--Andy Strong

P.S. Next week--"Weeping Willow"!



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#1477167 - 07/19/10 02:24 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her" [Re: Cinnamonbear]  
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Ha! Very nice! Thanks, Andy!

Those are great lyrics, by the way - I hope you don't let your wife hear you sing such lovely words to your Haddorff heh heh! She might start eyeing an axe, or a kerosene bottle - out of jealousy...

Very nice, Andy - I was vastly entertained from beginning to end, and your playing was just great! I look forward to the developing relationship unfolding before my voyeuristic eyes!


#1477219 - 07/19/10 03:36 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her" [Re: Mattardo]  
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That was very nice, Andy!

You are a cool guy and I am sure your Haddorff is proud of you! thumb



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#1477391 - 07/19/10 07:42 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her" [Re: ChopinAddict]  
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That was pretty nice Andy, I'm looking forward to hear more! thumb

#1477429 - 07/19/10 08:57 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her" [Re: Mattardo]  
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Originally Posted by Mattardo
[...] Those are great lyrics, by the way - I hope you don't let your wife hear you sing such lovely words to your Haddorff heh heh! She might start eyeing an axe, or a kerosene bottle - out of jealousy... [...]


Funny you should say that, Mattardo. I was kind of keeping it under wraps from my wife as I was working on it, because I didn't want to spoil the comedy with a preview, (if there was any comedy), and I wanted to see what kind of reaction I would get from her when it was done...a sort of focus group of one. ...If it didn't even get a chuckle, I wouldn't post it. She knew I'd been practicing the music for "I Love Her" all week, and she caught me jotting lyrics at the piano. "Are you taking notes about your piano?" she asked. "No, I'm writing some new lyrics to this song, but it's a secret," I said. That was my big blabbermouth mistake. Anyway, I sent her and my daughter out of the house so I could make the recording.

When the recording was finished and she listened to it, she mostly smirked. smirk A little frown. A little pout. And when it was over, she said, crestfallen, "I thought you were writing a song for me for my birthday!"

"Well, um... I... uh...," I said. "It's not your birthday, yet..."

"Still, it had some funny bits," she said. So, I posted it.

Thanks, CA! Thanks al-mahed! I'm glad you liked it! As the Cat in the Hat says, "Look at me, look at me, look at me now! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!" laugh I'm just havin' some fun... Plus, I'm really enjoying the sheet music from the 20s, 30s and 40s that I got at the Rockford Sheet Music Fesitval a couple of weeks ago. Wait 'til you hear "I Faw Down An Go Boom!"

--Andy


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#1477732 - 07/20/10 08:53 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her" [Re: Cinnamonbear]  
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That's a powerful instrument Andy, although not always perfectly in tune. Good crescendo and decrescendo, great (sucking) action. And it's rare to find one in F# don't you think?

Thanks for another very entertaining postcard smile And now I'l sit back and enjoy the song.


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#1477762 - 07/20/10 09:52 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her" [Re: Canonie]  
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Originally Posted by Canonie
That's a powerful instrument Andy, although not always perfectly in tune. Good crescendo and decrescendo, great (sucking) action. And it's rare to find one in F# don't you think?

Thanks for another very entertaining postcard smile And now I'l sit back and enjoy the song.


LOL!!! It, too, is practically an antique. It is actually F#4-G4-C#7, and modulates from there. Good ear, Canonie! grin


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#1477769 - 07/20/10 09:55 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her" [Re: Cinnamonbear]  
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Here are a few pictures of the wooden spring clip that holds the kneeboard in place. The hand model is my wife.

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#1478011 - 07/20/10 04:34 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her" [Re: Cinnamonbear]  
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We can always play everything 3 chromatic steps up, it is easy grin

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#1478092 - 07/20/10 07:07 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her" [Re: Cinnamonbear]  
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Andy -

I bet you'd be a hoot at a party !! grin

You need to have your own radio show !!!

Thanks for livening things up around here. This is a breath of fresh air !!!




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