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2013-03-16 02:49:16 AM  
Follow-up will be "It's a fake".
 
2013-03-16 02:54:25 AM  
♫  Nearer a wad of cash, to thee... ♫
 
2013-03-16 10:06:53 AM  
Something about arranging deck chairs.....
 
2013-03-16 10:07:07 AM  
CaptSacto: ♫  Nearer a wad of cash, to thee... ♫

I'm sure it will go for like eleventy brazillion dollars at auction.
 
2013-03-16 10:11:14 AM  
   South of the Donna Dixon Line...that's called a fiddle.
 
2013-03-16 10:14:42 AM  

Rufus Lee King: I don't see how that could even possibly be.


Maybe it was floating.
 
2013-03-16 10:14:48 AM  
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Any sign of the Tuba?
 
2013-03-16 10:20:22 AM  

Rufus Lee King: I don't see how that could even possibly be.


The article suggested his violin was in his valise that was strapped to his body.
 
2013-03-16 10:23:03 AM  
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2013-03-16 10:24:13 AM  
Wait, this is a rather important point of fact ah it the sinking of the Titanic. If they found Hartlys body with the violin in a case strapped to his body, then he wasn't enough laying in the last minutes. They probably played a long time, but not until the water reached their ankles.
 
2013-03-16 10:25:43 AM  

NeoCortex42: [blog.nj.com image 453x335]
Any sign of the Tuba?



 tuba or not tuba..that is the the question.
 
2013-03-16 10:28:15 AM  

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Jesus farking God...someone..please!!!   just have a salad!
 
2013-03-16 10:29:02 AM  
It's more a fiddle, really...
 
2013-03-16 10:29:46 AM  
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A red violin?

/obscure as it gets
 
2013-03-16 10:30:07 AM  

NeoCortex42: Any sign of the Tuba?


Well the onlyappropriate use for a tuba is to follow around fat people playing it as they walk.
 
2013-03-16 10:31:21 AM  

Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".


What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.
 
2013-03-16 10:32:16 AM  

Deep Contact: Rufus Lee King: I don't see how that could even possibly be.

Maybe it was floating.


Sure it's possible, but then this sort of ruins the (likely myth) that they were "playing to the end"... Doesn't it?

If I'm playing on a sinking ship until the water hits me/deck flips (or similarly panicked situation) where do I find the time (or wherewithal) to secure my violin in it's case?
 
2013-03-16 10:35:03 AM  
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2013-03-16 10:36:27 AM  

New Age Redneck: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x214]

A red violin?

/obscure as it gets


Not Really

And it is just an Old Violin

/More obscure?
 
2013-03-16 10:43:53 AM  
I'm interested, but only if someone can play DeBussy's 'La Mer" on it.
 
2013-03-16 10:47:08 AM  

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   Put a monocle on this guy.....Hogan!!!!!!
 
2013-03-16 11:11:06 AM  
Titanic connection aside, why did someone go and put a (presumably still playable at the time) violin in an attic so it could be warped and ruined?
 
2013-03-16 11:20:07 AM  

Rufus Lee King: arte1953: I'm interested, but only if someone can play DeBussy's 'La Mer" on it.

Ah-HA!

White men!

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Welcome to Hula-hula-nooka-nooka-aaaa-island.
 
2013-03-16 11:25:40 AM  
The story of the violin strapped to his body is apocryphal.  As best anyone can tell, the violin was picked up during the rescue efforts and returned to the family soon after the sinking.  It was only recently authenticated.
 
2013-03-16 11:30:02 AM  
I don't think logically, therefore I must pay a lot of money for that just because of the story it's attached to!
 
2013-03-16 11:52:52 AM  

psychosis_inducing: Titanic connection aside, why did someone go and put a (presumably still playable at the time) violin in an attic so it could be warped and ruined?


Well, it had already been submerged in sea water, so it's not like time in the attic was going to ruin it.
 
2013-03-16 12:01:26 PM  

indarwinsshadow: Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".

What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.


As a musician, I would have done the same thing. It was most likely he had saved up for a very long time and it was his only source of income. He was optimistic about getting rescued perhaps? Or it was a sentimental instrument, like my cello that my dad bought for me at a garage sale for almost nothing. I consider it priceless now that he's gone. Of course, a violin is easier to strap on, but then again you could definitely use a cello as a flotation device if you stop up the sound holes (can't remember what they're called).
 
2013-03-16 12:06:24 PM  

hornblowerfan: indarwinsshadow: Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".

What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.

As a musician, I would have done the same thing. It was most likely he had saved up for a very long time and it was his only source of income. He was optimistic about getting rescued perhaps? Or it was a sentimental instrument, like my cello that my dad bought for me at a garage sale for almost nothing. I consider it priceless now that he's gone. Of course, a violin is easier to strap on, but then again you could definitely use a cello as a flotation device if you stop up the sound holes (can't remember what they're called).


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Swiiiiiimmmmm Johnny. For the love of God, swim harderrrrrrrrr......
 
2013-03-16 12:14:58 PM  

hornblowerfan: indarwinsshadow: Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".

What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.

As a musician, I would have done the same thing. It was most likely he had saved up for a very long time and it was his only source of income. He was optimistic about getting rescued perhaps? Or it was a sentimental instrument, like my cello that my dad bought for me at a garage sale for almost nothing. I consider it priceless now that he's gone. Of course, a violin is easier to strap on, but then again you could definitely use a cello as a flotation device if you stop up the sound holes (can't remember what they're called).


 F holes
 
2013-03-16 12:21:05 PM  

indarwinsshadow: hornblowerfan: indarwinsshadow: Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".

What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.

As a musician, I would have done the same thing. It was most likely he had saved up for a very long time and it was his only source of income. He was optimistic about getting rescued perhaps? Or it was a sentimental instrument, like my cello that my dad bought for me at a garage sale for almost nothing. I consider it priceless now that he's gone. Of course, a violin is easier to strap on, but then again you could definitely use a cello as a flotation device if you stop up the sound holes (can't remember what they're called).

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[www.music.vt.edu image 338x482]

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Swiiiiiimmmmm Johnny. For the love of God, swim harderrrrrrrrr......


Kettle drums would float.
 
2013-03-16 12:48:39 PM  
OK, so this one time at high school music camp, this totally crazy but totally hot girl was running shouting through the halls, HELP!  SOMETHING'S WIGGLING IN MY F HOLE!
 
2013-03-16 01:20:18 PM  

namegoeshere: indarwinsshadow: hornblowerfan: indarwinsshadow: Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".

What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.

As a musician, I would have done the same thing. It was most likely he had saved up for a very long time and it was his only source of income. He was optimistic about getting rescued perhaps? Or it was a sentimental instrument, like my cello that my dad bought for me at a garage sale for almost nothing. I consider it priceless now that he's gone. Of course, a violin is easier to strap on, but then again you could definitely use a cello as a flotation device if you stop up the sound holes (can't remember what they're called).

[t0.gstatic.com image 222x227]

[www.stmatthews.com image 300x304]

[www.music.vt.edu image 338x482]

[library.thinkquest.org image 300x230]


Swiiiiiimmmmm Johnny. For the love of God, swim harderrrrrrrrr......

Kettle drums would float.



Shakes head...some people have no sense of humor.
 
2013-03-16 01:35:02 PM  

Rufus Lee King: AcesFull: tuba or not tuba..that is the the question.

Is it nobler in the mind to toot, or not to toot?


A tutor who tooted the flute tried to tutor two tooters to toot. Said the two to the tutor, "Is it harder to toot or to tutor two tooters to toot?"
 
2013-03-16 01:44:48 PM  
Meh.  I'm waiting for the display of the Betamax which was playing various Hong Kong karate flicks that distracted the crew on the M/V Dona Paz thereby causing it to collide into an oil tanker. This resulted in the deaths of 4,375 people.
 
2013-03-16 01:47:19 PM  

cavedonkey: Deep Contact: Rufus Lee King: I don't see how that could even possibly be.

Maybe it was floating.

Sure it's possible, but then this sort of ruins the (likely myth) that they were "playing to the end"... Doesn't it?

If I'm playing on a sinking ship until the water hits me/deck flips (or similarly panicked situation) where do I find the time (or wherewithal) to secure my violin in it's case?


Maybe it was floating with the violin player using it as a flipper board.
 
2013-03-16 02:36:13 PM  

AcesFull: hornblowerfan: indarwinsshadow: Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".

What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.

As a musician, I would have done the same thing. It was most likely he had saved up for a very long time and it was his only source of income. He was optimistic about getting rescued perhaps? Or it was a sentimental instrument, like my cello that my dad bought for me at a garage sale for almost nothing. I consider it priceless now that he's gone. Of course, a violin is easier to strap on, but then again you could definitely use a cello as a flotation device if you stop up the sound holes (can't remember what they're called).

 F holes




The F stands for "float".
 
2013-03-16 02:49:23 PM  

Eirik: Wait, this is a rather important point of fact ah it the sinking of the Titanic. If they found Hartlys body with the violin in a case strapped to his body, then he wasn't enough laying in the last minutes. They probably played a long time, but not until the water reached their ankles.


wat
 
2013-03-16 04:34:11 PM  

indarwinsshadow: hornblowerfan: indarwinsshadow: Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".

What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.

As a musician, I would have done the same thing. It was most likely he had saved up for a very long time and it was his only source of income. He was optimistic about getting rescued perhaps? Or it was a sentimental instrument, like my cello that my dad bought for me at a garage sale for almost nothing. I consider it priceless now that he's gone. Of course, a violin is easier to strap on, but then again you could definitely use a cello as a flotation device if you stop up the sound holes (can't remember what they're called).










Swiiiiiimmmmm Johnny. For the love of God, swim harderrrrrrrrr......


Ooooo, that's a beautiful harpsichord - always fancied one.
 
2013-03-16 05:30:11 PM  

ukexpat: indarwinsshadow: hornblowerfan: indarwinsshadow: Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".

What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.

As a musician, I would have done the same thing. It was most likely he had saved up for a very long time and it was his only source of income. He was optimistic about getting rescued perhaps? Or it was a sentimental instrument, like my cello that my dad bought for me at a garage sale for almost nothing. I consider it priceless now that he's gone. Of course, a violin is easier to strap on, but then again you could definitely use a cello as a flotation device if you stop up the sound holes (can't remember what they're called).

Swiiiiiimmmmm Johnny. For the love of God, swim harderrrrrrrrr......

Ooooo, that's a beautiful harpsichord - always fancied one.


Playing a harpsichord was on my bucket list, (back before the movie, thank you very much.) I got a chance years ago. It's a very interesting sensation. Plucky.
 
2013-03-16 05:50:06 PM  
namegoeshere:
Playing a harpsichord was on my bucket list, (back before the movie, thank you very much.) I got a chance years ago. It's a very interesting sensation. Plucky.

Playing a violin on the Titanic was on Hartlin's bucket list.  Luckily he got it done in time.
 
2013-03-16 06:17:14 PM  
 

hornblowerfan: indarwinsshadow: Fecal Conservative: Follow-up will be "It's a fake".

What I was thinking. Why would he have "strapped a violin" to himself. Strapped with what? The ship is sinking, and the thoughts going through your head is "hey. Gotta strap on my violin". I call bullsh*t. It's a fake.

As a musician, I would have done the same thing. It was most likely he had saved up for a very long time and it was his only source of income. He was optimistic about getting rescued perhaps? Or it was a sentimental instrument, like my cello that my dad bought for me at a garage sale for almost nothing. I consider it priceless now that he's gone. Of course, a violin is easier to strap on, but then again you could definitely use a cello as a flotation device if you stop up the sound holes (can't remember what they're called).


It was a gift from his new wife for their wedding.   That's how they were able to authenticate it too because it included a personalized engraving and the wife wrote a telegram thanking someone for the return of the violin.
 
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