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(Lancaster Online)   Every night, man plays bagpipes to keep neighborhood spirit alive, likely drastically overestimating the love his neighbors have for the bagpipes   (lancasteronline.com) divider line
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2020-06-15 2:06:20 AM  
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2020-06-15 7:34:56 AM  
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2020-06-15 7:36:31 AM  
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2020-06-15 7:44:40 AM  
You haven't lived if you haven't heard Bohemian rhapsody played on the bagpipes.

Haunting.
 
2020-06-15 7:44:51 AM  
Can't read the article, but as a Scot I can attest that bagpipers are great for uniting communities - in hatred, loathing and homicidal mania.

Q. What's the definition of a gentleman?
A. Someone who knows how to play the bagpipes but doesn't.
 
2020-06-15 7:46:09 AM  
Not a fan of bagpipes.

But I have heard pipers marching, and it occurred to me, that if I was in a foxhole in WWII with Nazis in front of me, hearing that coming up behind me would have sounded pretty good.

It's the sound of Allied troops.
 
2020-06-15 7:49:21 AM  
It's not about generating love, it's about generating fear.

Dude is making sure that BLM and Antifa don't show up in the neighborhood.  After all, the bagpipes were at one point classified as a weapon of war.
 
2020-06-15 7:50:43 AM  
Q: Why do bagpipers walk around when they're playing?
A: To get away from the noise.
 
2020-06-15 7:53:07 AM  
Bagpipes find me. The last time I stayed in a hostel, a bagpipe trio started a concert right below my window at 2am. Last week some dude was blowing a dirge in the local grocery store parking lot. I like bagpipes, but there's basically just 2 bagpipe songs ... GWARs "Horror of Yig" and "Braveheart's Boner" ...
 
2020-06-15 8:01:30 AM  
"A true gentleman is someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, and doesn't."
 
2020-06-15 8:01:32 AM  
I'm in the minority here. I enjoy the bagpipes.
Pretty sure it was due to growing up around a pipe/drum band. Dad was the drum major. So drums and pipes have always been a thing I've enjoyed.
 
2020-06-15 8:01:58 AM  
I've met a few bagpipers, played in parades with them. Quite nice people once you get them talking. Because that way the bagpipe sounds stop after a minute or two.
 
2020-06-15 8:04:04 AM  

Unoriginal_Username: I'm in the minority here. I enjoy the bagpipes.
Pretty sure it was due to growing up around a pipe/drum band. Dad was the drum major. So drums and pipes have always been a thing I've enjoyed.


Massed Pipes & Drums parade through Deeside town to start the Ballater Highland Games 2018
Youtube rpBw0oCO4C8
 
2020-06-15 8:06:03 AM  
Ah, it brings a tear to me eye and a fond remembrance of me old college days, when the Kiltie Band would regale Panther Hollow and the eastern stretches of Oakland with whatever songs they practiced every Saturday morn in preparation for sportsball games.

/Carnegie Mellon is known for tech and drama, not football
//Any winning games were probably due entirely to bagpipe-induced delirium in opponents
///Or conveniently timed malfunctions in the scoreboard
 
2020-06-15 8:06:37 AM  
My mother, Clare Scott, was told by my father when they starting thinking about having children that there was only one thing she couldn't do regarding the children EVER.  That was to sing to the babies.  My mother was so tone deaf it was comical to hear her try to sing.  But for sure the bagpipes were her favorite instrument and the only music she ever put on the ol' hifi.  It was a guarantee to get us all out of the house and leave her alone.
 
2020-06-15 8:10:03 AM  
I actually like the bagpipes, it makes me want to don a kilt and fark shiat up.
 
2020-06-15 8:11:03 AM  

fredmcmurray: "A true gentleman is someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, and doesn't."


"A hot chick plays them with two other hot chicks."

Shipping Up To Boston/Enter Sandman - Bagpipe Cover (Goddesses of Bagpipe x The Snake Charmer)
Youtube HXm8JdC4k4c
 
2020-06-15 8:16:36 AM  

dittybopper: fredmcmurray: "A true gentleman is someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, and doesn't."

"A hot chick plays them with two other hot chicks."

[YouTube video: Shipping Up To Boston/Enter Sandman - Bagpipe Cover (Goddesses of Bagpipe x The Snake Charmer)]


She sure knows just how to squeeze a mean sack while she blows.
 
2020-06-15 8:27:20 AM  
This came across my FB feed a while back.  I'm now a Gunhild fan.

Bagpipe swing with Gunhild Carling in Central Park NY
Youtube 8RbVuDuCYMY
 
2020-06-15 8:28:49 AM  

dittybopper: fredmcmurray: "A true gentleman is someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, and doesn't."

"A hot chick plays them with two other hot chicks."

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My hair isn't red enough for that. As Phyllis Diller said, (paraphrasing): "the best sound in the world is your accordion hitting some bagpipes when you toss it in the town dump".
 
2020-06-15 8:29:26 AM  
Sometimes no amount of social distancing is appropriate.
 
2020-06-15 8:42:14 AM  

rnatalie: Sometimes no amount of social distancing is appropriate.


Sure it is.  Sound reduces with the inverse square of distance, so this formula:

20 log (R2 / R1)

Will tell you exactly how much social distancing you'd need from a bagpiper (in a flat open area with no obstructions).
 
2020-06-15 8:43:11 AM  
"An instrument that looks and sounds as if you have a cat under your arm and are biting its tail."
 
2020-06-15 8:44:43 AM  
Q: Why do Scotsmen play the bagpipes?
A: In order to drive away the Sassanach and other vermin.
 
2020-06-15 8:44:48 AM  
Someday I will own a pontoon boat and every summer morning I will drift about the bay and serenade the community with Scotland the Brave as the sun rises over the hills just around 5:00am.
 
2020-06-15 8:51:14 AM  
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2020-06-15 9:08:41 AM  
Orbital - Bigpipe style
Youtube 6sYFJd75IoM
 
2020-06-15 9:18:39 AM  
If only they had a volume knob.
 
2020-06-15 9:23:38 AM  

dittybopper: rnatalie: Sometimes no amount of social distancing is appropriate.

Sure it is.  Sound reduces with the inverse square of distance, so this formula:

20 log (R2 / R1)

Will tell you exactly how much social distancing you'd need from a bagpiper (in a flat open area with no obstructions).


On Anzac Day my club hosts a function which has a pipe and drum band.  With 6 pipes, they aren't quiet indoors.  They were playing and I was only a few yards away and I hear another larger and louder pipe band outside.  The outside band transitioned what they were playing to the same thing that the inside band was playing and proceed to march into the club without missing a step.  That 2nd band was lead by the Drum Major who leads the Australians at the Edinburgh Tattoo.  It was all very loud.
 
2020-06-15 9:24:16 AM  
Unicycling Darth Vader upgrades to Flaming Bagpipes - Keep Portland Weird - The Unipiper *Official*
Youtube cnVjkE87FDY
 
2020-06-15 9:25:18 AM  
I was going to post painted black on bagpipe but I just couldn't do it

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2020-06-15 9:45:29 AM  

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I once gave a guy $20 to STFU bc I was trying to enjoy my date. He was that awful a singer.
 
2020-06-15 9:47:48 AM  

dittybopper: rnatalie: Sometimes no amount of social distancing is appropriate.

Sure it is.  Sound reduces with the inverse square of distance, so this formula:

20 log (R2 / R1)

Will tell you exactly how much social distancing you'd need from a bagpiper (in a flat open area with no obstructions).


I was at the burial part of a funeral of a Scottish-ancestry guy, the piper off in the distance playing Amazing Grace actually sounded pretty good in a very sad way.
 
2020-06-15 10:04:09 AM  
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2020-06-15 10:24:29 AM  

Chain Smokes Freely: Unoriginal_Username: I'm in the minority here. I enjoy the bagpipes.
Pretty sure it was due to growing up around a pipe/drum band. Dad was the drum major. So drums and pipes have always been a thing I've enjoyed.

[YouTube video: Massed Pipes & Drums parade through Deeside town to start the Ballater Highland Games 2018]


Yeah that's awesome.
Think we have some old videos from when I was 5, dad playing during a parade.
Mom used to do sword dancing to which was cool.
 
2020-06-15 11:42:33 AM  
The lawnmower repair guy in my town used to play the pipes in his back lot, everyday. Shame people don't repair things anymore; he is gone.
 
2020-06-15 12:58:28 PM  

Cormee: You haven't lived if you haven't heard Bohemian rhapsody played on the bagpipes.

Haunting.


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2020-06-15 4:26:38 PM  
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