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    Signs of spring

    Daffodils and crocus are coming into bloom, long yellow catkins on the hazel and clouds of white flowers on the blackthorn bushes in the hedgerows, temperature hit 14C for a while before the sun got covered by clouds.
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    GRRRRRR! We have over a meter of snow on the ground. I was told when I moved here 30 odd years ago that we only have two seasons: Winter and July. I'm coming to believe it.

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    Temp 24 deg C humidity 90% wet and warm
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    All the usual little snowdrops showing now. Daffies coming up. Birds chirping early mornings. Very nice and mild.

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    Quite a bit of rain over the weekend here ... down into the 50's. So peaceful and a comforting sound hearing the gas forced air furnace start up and feel it's warmth throughout the house. Good days for warm tamales and refried beans with melted cheese on top. Mmmm.

    We can almost hear the weeds growing now ... their ugly heads will start popping through the ground in another month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    . . . "They Ugly Heads". You're not thinking of starting a melodic metal band, are you?
    Heavens no!

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    Bumping into this thread and answering as if you asked me instead of Krummhorn. The out of tune partials on Hammonds drive me bonkers. Literally. I was so crazy a bit over a year ago that when my deacon neighbour said the church couldn't find an organist for a wedding, I played a C3 (B3 with internal speakers). Ghastly sounding machine. The gig went over well, though. The bride had asked for Pachelbel's infamous canon in D as the entrance, so I worked it up here on the Johannus, and it wasn't up to the sound standards of the twenty strings it was written for, but with the Voix Céleste it came out OK. Then I tried it on the C3. Both the bride and I just about threw up, so I downloaded a track and played through a Yamaha electric piano off my phone. There was absolutely no drawbar shape that could handle it. None. And I DO know how to manipulate drawbars. I've been doing it for 50 years. I still detest the sound.

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    I echo your grief, Albert ...

    Years ago on a larger Hammond (with 25 pedals) I played for a military wedding on base; the requested recessional was the Widor Toccata; the stupid vibrato could not be turned off ... I turned the knob and it spun around like a merry-go-round ... the end sound was so frightful that on the last chord I felt like adding a 2nd to the final chord.

    Back to topic - spring is coming to the Old Pueblo ... was in the 70's today and lots of sunshine. Rain is in the forecast for Tue/Wed then back up to the 80's by Friday.

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