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"all the news that's fit to spit"
14 November, 2002
|I. THE CHIFF
& FIPPLE GREETING: THE LAST CAMPAIGN AD
Chiff & Fipple's opponent is lying about Chiff & Fipple's record! What else could Chiff & Fipple's opponent be lying about? Our opponent will do or say anything to get elected! Our opponent has even gone so far as to not agree to refuse to decline to raise taxes! And our opponent has been seen standing next to a known possible liberal while Chiff & Fipple stands for what is right with America! Chiff & Fipple's opponent has taken filthy money from organizations which Chiff & Fipple doesn't approve of--while Chiff & Fipple has taken clean campaign contributions from organizations we don't hate! Soon, you will be seeing campaign commercials from our opponent which will say that Chiff & Fipple is lying about our opponent. Our opponent is lying about Chiff & Fipple lying!! Our opponent is known to have associated with a person who has a known relative who has a former employee that has been in prison! This criminal has enjoyed the good life in prison while our elderly parents have had to choose between paying the rent, paying for prescription medications or supporting our Constitutional right to bear arms! Who do you want as your Internet Tinwhistle Media Resource? Chiff & Fipple, or our opponent, or Osama bin Ladenor the Ayatollah Khomeini? Or perhaps someone that would be endorsed by Hollywood types ? (By the way, Barbara Streisand is often impersonated by "drag queens"! Chiff & Fipple is NEVER impersonated by drag queens! However, we have been endorsed by drag racers and several Queens . And, finally, are you going to settle for more lies or are you going to vote for someone who will tell you the truth about how Republicans have managed to take over all branches of the federal gov////////BRK////////////[.}INTERRPTPROTOCOLHANGINGCHADv2.2.//////BRK/END
|II. GIVING AWAY
The big Fred Rose whistle give-away is now closed. I'll be in touch with the winner. The drawing will occur on Tuesday of this coming week.
|III. RIP DEREK BELL
Last year, I had the opportunity to visit the Chieftains backstage at a concert as part of my interview with Paddy Moloney. In the middle of the interview, Derek Bell sort of wandered in to the room. In spite of the fact that I was sitting there with Paddy asking him questions with a tape recorder on the desk, it still took several attempts for Paddy to explain to Derek that an interview was in progress. When he left, Paddy just sort of rolled his eyes. I hated to see Derek Bell go. He was a gifted musician. Thank God for his long and splendid career.
CHIEFTAINS new CD
I commissioned Eddie
Finn, psychiatrist-biker-bluegrass/old time musician to do the
following review of The Chieftains' Down the Old Plank Road - The
I regret to say that
I have similar feelings about this CD even--Dale
V. Whistle Jewelry by Jessie Kislin
We're happy to endorse this project by Jessie Kislin:
I am writing to offer you some sterling silver tinwhistle jewelry that I have designed. One third of the profits for these sales will go to a charity of Dale Wisely's choosing. (I choose The Crisis Center--DW).
More pictures can be seen at the following URLs:
All materials (except, obviously, the black cord) are solid sterling silver. The piece is about two inches long including the ring at the top. Insured shipping will be $4, plus $1 for every $100 worth of insurance above $50. Prices are as follows:
Pendant on your choice
of 16" or 18" snake chain, $24
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order. You can pay by credit card (I can get the number over the phone or in a couple of separate e-mails, for safety).
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
VI. LIMERICK from the DARK CONTINENT
I met a young boy named Kevin,
(Subscriber Irish Terry is a missionary in Africa).
VII. AT LAST: Clearer Definition of Chiff
On the C&F FAQ page, you have a definition of "chiff". I stumbled across a couple of definitions of "chiff", as it applies to pipe organs, and thought I'd pass them along. (I don't know if this will clarify, or muddy it even more.)
VIII. Clarke USA
Excerpts from a letter from our dear friend, Norman Dannatt of the Clarke company.
I hope you are well and flourishing....
The big news is that there is a new company. It is called CLARKE U.S.A. ... We have gone into partnership with Jim Rementer and Michael Copeland in the States. Jim has taken over my email activities in his own company there. It is all very exciting. I am hoping that I might be able to go to Philadelphia sometime in the future to see how things are there. Jim Weedon pops over there regularly..
I have seen the latest Megs today. The mouthpiece has been improved - a different material with (to my ear) a better sound, and they are now being painted in a beautiful metallic lacquer.
I hope you and your family are well and happy. Give my regards to them.
X. DON'T FORGET TO WINTERIZE YOUR WHISTLES
...before the first hard freeze.
|XI. THE BEST ALBUM I'VE HEARD IN 2002
WITH APOLOGIES TO IRISH TRAD FANS
Godspeed, Warren Zevon!
Enjoy every sandwich.
They say love conquers all,
you can't start it like a car,
you can't stop it with a gun.
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Lord, help us see how near is your kingdom.