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(07-27-2021, 04:45 PM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(07-27-2021, 06:33 AM)FultonFan Wrote: Here’s a random kilt story. When my grandmother died and we were at the graveyard about to bury my grandmother, my buddy from high school’s girlfriend’s father randomly appeared dressed in the full Scottish bagpipes attire (including bagpipes) and began to play Amazing Grace. I’m pretty sure a cousin of mine had gotten him to be there.

And a random funeral and Amazing Grace story. For many years, including when I lived in Edmonton, Randy Bachman, of Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, had a radio show on CBC One called Vinyl Tap. He played audio recordings, primarily classic rock, while reminiscing about personal encounters with famous artists and musicians from his 50-year career in rock music. Before they separated, his wife, the singer, Denise McCann, co-hosted the show. 

One night, when I was listening, the subject of funerals came up. Randy said it might be an idea to do a show on music people wanted played at their funeral. I immediately emailed and said that if they did the show, I wanted Amazing Grace at mine. (Yes, I know it's a protty hymn, but played on the pipes the words aren't sung!).

At the next break, Denise announced that they had gotten the first response to the funeral show and read my name and email. A few weeks later, they did the show. Randy said that their first request had been from Jovan Weismiller for Amazing Grace. Then he said, 'I doubt, tho' if this was the version he expected', and played a syncopated jazz version of the song. It was pretty, but not exactly 'funeral music'!
Wow, that’s wild!

I saw Bachman and Cummings back in 2005.
Very talented musicians, certainly.
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Kilts - by Gondothlim 2 - 07-26-2021, 05:10 PM
RE: Kilts - by AlixSmith - 07-26-2021, 05:24 PM
RE: Kilts - by Gondothlim 2 - 07-26-2021, 05:31 PM
RE: Kilts - by AlixSmith - 07-26-2021, 05:45 PM
RE: Kilts - by FultonFan - 07-26-2021, 07:35 PM
RE: Kilts - by Gondothlim 2 - 07-26-2021, 08:29 PM
RE: Kilts - by VoxClamantis - 07-26-2021, 11:51 PM
RE: Kilts - by jovan66102 - 07-27-2021, 01:53 AM
RE: Kilts - by AlixSmith - 07-27-2021, 05:32 PM
RE: Kilts - by jovan66102 - 07-27-2021, 06:54 PM
RE: Kilts - by FultonFan - 07-27-2021, 06:33 AM
RE: Kilts - by jovan66102 - 07-27-2021, 04:45 PM
RE: Kilts - by FultonFan - 07-27-2021, 07:21 PM
RE: Kilts - by VoxClamantis - 07-27-2021, 09:07 PM
RE: Kilts - by Anon777 - 07-30-2021, 06:51 PM
RE: Kilts - by newenglandsun - 07-27-2021, 03:58 PM
RE: Kilts - by AnaCarolina1 - 07-29-2021, 03:53 PM
RE: Kilts - by newenglandsun - 07-29-2021, 04:13 PM
RE: Kilts - by jack89 - 07-29-2021, 04:39 PM
RE: Kilts - by AnaCarolina1 - 07-29-2021, 05:32 PM



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