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#1486350 - 08/02/10 04:30 AM Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder"
Cinnamonbear Offline
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Well, wha'da'ya'know? It's week number four, and here is Haddorff Postcard No.4. Be warned. As with any serial publication, anything can change: frequency, title, etc.

Anyway, here is what you need to know for this week's episode:

cad \'kad\ n [E dial., unskilled assistant, short for Sc caddie] 1 obs : an omnibus conductor 2 : a person without gentlemanly instincts.

Also, this:






This episode could be entitled, "Dating My Piano." (...what???)

So, here is the episode:

Haddorff Postcard No.4

And, the musical selection (a request by Mattardo...):
"Who Threw The Overalls in Mistress Murphy's Chowder" played by me on the Haddorff, and sung by the Rockford Irish Men's Chorus

Here is a link to the lyrics, if you have trouble understanding the dialect (they are VERY Irish!):
Mistress Murphy Lyrics

Also, my apologies to al-mahed. I have not been able to keep my word about Scott Joplin's "Weeping Willow." I am suffering from "lead foot sydrome," an affliction of many a ragtime player, in which a steady tempo cannot be kept as speed increases throughout the piece until it frantically falls apart as a result of unmanageable inertia. Hopefully next week! Sorry!!!

--Andy Strong
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#1486380 - 08/02/10 06:59 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Priceless!! You crack me up Andy!
Don't click if you haven't listened yet.
Click to reveal..
"in the key of C with a tempo of moderato, two of my very favourite things" hahaha

Amazed that you make time to do this so well. Love your work. ok better listen to this mad Irish song now.
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#1486400 - 08/02/10 07:36 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Canonie]
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Ho ho! Very funny, Andy!
This week we learned about birthdays, got to hear from your wife, and found out that you have the uncanny talent of sounding like a chorus when you sing! Amazing! It just keeps getting better and better! Is there no end to your abilities? Ha!

Thanks for playing that song - you sing it much better than I do, that's for sure! It sounded wonferful. I never thought I'd hear that song done by anyone other than me - it might be a historical first!

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#1486654 - 08/02/10 02:14 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Mattardo]
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Andy -

Another "Strong" performance. Bravo !!

Your Haddorff's voice sounds amazingly like Miss Piggy.

To answer the question posed at the beginning of the piece - the three current US piano builders are Steinway, Mason and Hamlin and Charles Walter. From 300 US piano manufacturers down to only three in 100 years. Sad !!!

Hadn't heard the chowder song in a long time - thanks for the historical context. Guess it always pays to scrape the bottom of the caldron before eating the stew !!



Edited by carey (08/02/10 02:15 PM)
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#1486870 - 08/02/10 08:33 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: carey]
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Sorry for the late reply, I haven't be online for awhile, I am extremely busy (and sick) at the moment... I came for your weekly show which has become one of my favourites of all times, a MUST... smile
You are UNIQUE!!!!! If there was a PW prize, you would certainly deserve it!!!!
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#1486902 - 08/02/10 09:04 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: ChopinAddict]
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Great Andy, and forget about weeping willow, if you happen to get the right recording, ok, if not don't worry, I'm quite sure nobody is caring about any piece in particular, because all of your fans wants to hear you play ANYTHING LOL

Take care smile
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#1486920 - 08/02/10 09:28 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: al-mahed]
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I am so glad you all are enjoying these! Longer post to this thread coming up...
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#1486988 - 08/02/10 11:13 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Originally Posted By: Canonie
[...]Amazed that you make time to do this [...]


Well, Canonie, I really should be "working"... on something "worthwhile," "productive," or "prosperous"... WAIT! Going by your reaction, perhaps I am! grin I have been spending the day each Sunday working on this particular project.


Originally Posted By: Mattardo
[...]This week we [...] got to hear from your wife [...]


Hey, Mattardo! Want to hear more? Heh-heh... Here is an "outtake reel" of sorts--a behind-the-scenes look at recording the memory scene. Go ahead, everybody! It's worth a few more chuckles! smile

Boxnet: "You call her beautiful..." (1:52)


Originally Posted By: carey
[...]Your Haddorff's voice sounds amazingly like Miss Piggy.

To answer the question posed at the beginning of the piece - the three current US piano builders are Steinway, Mason and Hamlin and Charles Walter. From 300 US piano manufacturers down to only three in 100 years. Sad !!!

Hadn't heard the chowder song in a long time - thanks for the historical context. Guess it always pays to scrape the bottom of the caldron before eating the stew !!



Funny you should say that about Miss Piggy, carey! When I was describing the stereo effect of the Irish Men's Chorus to my wife (who has poor directional hearing), I said, "Think Muppet Show!" laugh And it's true what you say about the piano's "voice." I didn't hear it like that until you mentioned it, and you are so right!

Thank you for answering the trivia question. I got Steinway and Charles Walter, but missed Mason and Hamlin.

Also, you might want to thank Mattardo for sending me the score of the chowder song! It was a new one to me! That Mattardo! He's a real stitch! grin


Originally Posted By: ChopinAddict
[...]I came for your weekly show which has become one of my favourites of all times, a MUST... smile [...]



Oh, my gosh, CA! Now I have to keep producing! laugh "Please Br'er Fox! Don't throw me into that briar patch!" wink Do you have any requests from that box of scores of yours?


Originally Posted By: al-mahed
[...] forget about weeping willow, if you happen to get the right recording, ok, if not don't worry, [...]


Thanks, al-mahed. However, I now declare myself to be officially obsessed with Weeping Willow. And while I know that my performance will not be perfect, I do want it to be respectable, especially since there will be no singing to cover any flaws in the playing! grin
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#1487872 - 08/04/10 08:25 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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As always, very funny Andy! You and your sense of humor pretty much match mine! We're both a couple of nuts! Not the exact words that my wife calls me however of which I will not repeat!
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#1488347 - 08/04/10 10:03 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Jerry Groot RPT]
Canonie Offline
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Loc: Australia
Andy, you should get a radio show! You have a great radio personality, and a listenable voice I think. Then these postcards would genuinely fit the description of "work". Look forward to the next one.
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#1488451 - 08/05/10 01:53 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Canonie]
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Dear Canonie, I appreciate that. I really do.

To tell you the God's-honest-truth, at this point in my life, Piano World is a "Poor Man's University" for me, and this postcard idea is shaping up to be an independent study of sorts. I've got ideas...

I don't know if I'll get to post one this coming weekend because of a work schedule blip, but I'm excited about an inspiration I had today while I was thinking about a "program" idea for a future postcard. It involves a legitimate interview, however, and may take some time to set up. But I also had two other ideas besides that one, so, we shall see!...

Stay tuned! grin
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#1488487 - 08/05/10 05:28 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Loc: Australia
Wheeeeee! ..can't wait.
I was on radio today. But nowhere near as creatively. We mortals try as best we can wink

It's a great place to learn about music and piano, once you settle in. I will be improving my recording skills quite soon.
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#1488869 - 08/05/10 05:38 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Canonie]
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Loc: Rockford, IL
Can you elaborate, Canonie? What are you doing? (Or, is it proprietary and confidential?)
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#1488874 - 08/05/10 05:43 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Loc: Land of the never-ending music
Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear


Oh, my gosh, CA! Now I have to keep producing! laugh "Please Br'er Fox! Don't throw me into that briar patch!" wink Do you have any requests from that box of scores of yours?




Yes, please!
I don't have any requests, surprise me!
But I have scanned the covers of the largest collections I have. If you would like to try any of these songs, just PM me or post here and I will send you the scanned music. I don't go online every day though...





PS: I am NOT Marcia. Marcia was the previous owner... laugh
I don't know the majority of these songs, I didn't have much time to try them, maybe you know them better... thumb
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#1489028 - 08/05/10 09:05 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: ChopinAddict]
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I like the look and feel of old sheet music; the covers and lettering, the decorated titles, the prices! Possibly I have too much of this stuff though wink

Andy, I was interviewed on ABC radio for a performance on tonight (on cello). It's theatre so the focus is not too much on the 2 musicians, we support the action and intentions, it's not too demanding. I like visiting the radio studio - interesting place.
I think i have a cold coming on so performing may not be as enjoyable as usual frown I or may play out of tune! eek but will try to think of this as charming and interesting tuning - like your piano laugh
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#1489120 - 08/05/10 11:19 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: ChopinAddict]
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Wow, CA!

If you don't mind...and if your scores can stand the stress of scanning...I'd like to try two, both from Grandma's Songs:

1) "He Wipes the Tear From Every Eye" (for personal reasons) and,

2) "I Built a Bridge of Fancies" (which, from the title, sounds like it might have "storyline" potential for a future "Postcard"). laugh

Thanks so much! My e-mail address is in my profile if you want to send them that way...It might be easier to print them in that case. Or, PM me, and we can work someting out!

How fun!
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#1489129 - 08/05/10 11:28 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Canonie]
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Canonie--

I agree. Radio stations are interesting places. It's neat to see all of the gizmatics that get things out over the air. And then, there is the real, live person there with you, who you can see, talking to you at once, while at the same time, you know there are all of these other people who can hear you, BUT CAN'T SEE YOU! Ha-ha!

Your theatre accompaniment sounds like a really neat project!
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#1489154 - 08/06/10 12:09 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Andy,
I am so glad you have found something you like and that you are going to perform for us!!!thumb I will scan the music on the weekend and send it to you straightaway.
I am excited! laugh
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#1489155 - 08/06/10 12:11 AM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: Canonie]
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Originally Posted By: Canonie
I like the look and feel of old sheet music; the covers and lettering, the decorated titles, the prices! Possibly I have too much of this stuff though wink



Me too... ha I also like movies that feature the 30s, 40s and 50s, you know, old cars, old radios etc. I find them so cool!
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#1489741 - 08/06/10 06:05 PM Re: Haddorff Postcard No.4 with "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder" [Re: ChopinAddict]
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Originally Posted By: ChopinAddict
Andy,
I am so glad you have found something you like and that you are going to perform for us!!!thumb I will scan the music on the weekend and send it to you straightaway.
I am excited! laugh


Done.... I have just sent you a private message with the music you would like to have, check you PMs please...
We all look forward to the next radio show... smile
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