Sunday, January 8, 2006

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY - Organ edition

From CHRISTUS VINCIT PODCASTING, Podcast #5 (just uploaded today):

Dedicated to organs (in a liturgical setting) this time, instead of hymns:
The Good: any well-maintained, well-played, pipe organ
The Bad: any old electronic toaster organ (Hammond comes to mind)
The Ugly: a Hammond so fried you can cook a full-course breakfast on it for you and your choir

Happy Epiphany!
BMP

4 comments:

Matthew Meloche said...

You forget about the ugly cartoonish sounding Lowrey Organs... I played at a funeral home the other day that had one. Really bad sounding.

Amazing Grace (the family's only request) sounded like the theme song from a bad 1970s sitcom.

lyn f. said...

Don't forget the Conns either.

Brian Michael Page said...

OMG - I've seen only one Lowrey anywhere - this one in a church. What a ****box. Eventually it got replaced by an old Wurlitzer (no prize either, but a little bit better). Now they smartened up, and put a decent digital (Rodgers or Galanti - I can't remember) in their new church.

I did do ONE funeral parlor service - ever. That one had an old Hammond B3 (with LEGS, yes, LEGS!). The organ was halfway up a flight of stairs. Thank God for a speaker near me so I could hear what was going on in the parlor, because I couldn't see squat in the parlor.

Peace,
BMP

Brian Michael Page said...

Actually, Matthew...
I did mention Lowrey in the podcast, believe it or not. Just forgot to put it in this blog's post.

BMP