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#1583235 - 12/24/10 05:34 AM Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol
Cinnamonbear Offline
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Please excuse the bad acting and the Charles Dickens Christmas Carol shorthand.

Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol

The Haddorff is still in rough shape. Here is a picture of me, practicing the Jarrett/Grossnick version of "Over the Rainbow" on "The Mighty Lester," tuned to EBVT III. "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "Our Day of Joy" were played on the Lester... (The empty Kleenex boxes are my microphone stands...) Merry Christmas, everybody!!! grin

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Previous Haddorff Postcards:

Haddorff Postcard [No.1] with "Deep Purple"
Haddorff Postcard No.2 with "I Love Her"
Haddorff Postcard No.3 with "Yes, Sir! That's My Baby"
Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "Mistress Murphy's Chowder"
Haddorff Postcard No.5 with "All Alone"
Haddorff - (no postcard) with "He Wipes The Tear From Every Eye" played on the Haddorff
Haddorff Postcard No.6 with "Constantinople"
Haddorff Pictures (no postcard, yet)
Haddorff Postcard No.7 with a couple of Scriabin Preludes
Haddorff Postcard No. 8 with Bach Snippets

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For more information about EBVT III, see grandpianoman's thread:

My Piano In EBVT III

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#1583303 - 12/24/10 10:17 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Very clever and entertaining, Andy!

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#1583412 - 12/24/10 02:28 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Oh, this is good, really, really good!!!

I'm sharing this with my family.

Thanks Andy! thumb
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#1583424 - 12/24/10 02:48 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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I laughed - I cried - grin

A good lesson to be learned here.

Thanks for sharing your creativity and gifts with us Andy.

And, of course, that was an old Haddorff in Scout Hall - right ??
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#1583536 - 12/24/10 05:53 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Absolutely delightful!
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#1583599 - 12/24/10 08:17 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Carey]
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Originally Posted By: carey
[...]And, of course, that was an old Haddorff in Scout Hall - right ??


Actually, carey, it was the Lester playing the part of the Haddorff. Pretty good actor, huh? I finally got the action back in the Haddorff last week (to make room in the living room for the Christmas tree... laugh blush ), but it needs lots of adjustment, and, because of the loose tuning pins, it's starting to get it's ...um... vintage sound back. I suppose I should have played Haddie for the Scout Hall scene. Sounds like I could use a director!

Thanks for listening, everybody! Merry Christmas! grin

--Andy
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#1583785 - 12/25/10 10:53 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
Originally Posted By: carey
[...]And, of course, that was an old Haddorff in Scout Hall - right ??


Actually, carey, it was the Lester playing the part of the Haddorff. Pretty good actor, huh? I finally got the action back in the Haddorff last week (to make room in the living room for the Christmas tree... laugh blush ), but it needs lots of adjustment, and, because of the loose tuning pins, it's starting to get it's ...um... vintage sound back. I suppose I should have played Haddie for the Scout Hall scene. Sounds like I could use a director!

Thanks for listening, everybody! Merry Christmas! grin

--Andy


Aw heck, Andy - I knew it was the Lester all along.....I just thought that for the purpose of your story line, we could "assume" that the kid from Scout Hall used the $500 to buy another wonderful vintage Haddorff somewhere in Rockford. grin

Merry Christmas !!!!!
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#1583806 - 12/25/10 11:46 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Carey]
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Oh! You're absolutely right! Of course it was a Haddorff in Scout Hall! What else would it be??? grin
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#1583830 - 12/25/10 01:35 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
Oh! You're absolutely right! Of course it was a Haddorff in Scout Hall! What else would it be??? grin


grin grin grin grin grin
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#1586425 - 12/29/10 12:52 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Very nice, Andy! You lil' devil! >:)
I was waiting for some sort of ironic punch line at the end where the Scouts start screaming "you suuuuuuuck" and start throwing rotten fruit. Ha ha! Heh - that would go against the whole spirit of the entire thing, so it's just as well you didn't do that...

Very good postcard, very entertaining, very good playing and very illuminating message for pianists. So many pianists let their talents atrophy over time.

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#1586491 - 12/29/10 02:04 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Mattardo]
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LOL!!! Yes, Mattardo. That alternate ending is in the "extras" reel. smirk laugh

Originally Posted By: Mattardo
[...] ...You lil' devil! >:) [...]


Why do you say that? Were you visited by three ghosts last night? grin "Gifts like yours were meant to be shared, you know!" wink
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#1586507 - 12/29/10 02:29 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
LOL!!! Yes, Mattardo. That alternate ending is in the "extras" reel. smirk laugh

Originally Posted By: Mattardo
[...] ...You lil' devil! >:) [...]


Why do you say that? Were you visited by three ghosts last night? grin "Gifts like yours were meant to be shared, you know!" wink


Ha - now I know why you were cackling in impish glee yesterday when we spoke!
Ha ha!

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#1597071 - 01/14/11 12:04 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No. 9 -- A Haddorff Christmas Carol [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Loc: Australia
At last I am here, in Andy's living room again.... Loved it laugh thank you for entertaining us so well.

That door joke never gets old for me grin I could hear it coming!! You could have added an extra touch by transposing sound to dominant harmony for the 2nd pair tho' hehe. My only other quibble is that a true "Scout Hall Piano" should never be remotely in tune! Out-of-tuneness is part of that special Scout Hall sound that we know and love, hehehehetee heeeeee! Mister Lester sounds too darn good.

Andy this was quite a poignant story... thank you for that part of it too.
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