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  • “Downtown Hope”?

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been around here for almost 60 years. Always been called Hope Corner never downtown Hope. Most downtowns have more than one country store. Now that the elephant is coming to town it must make it a downtown.

    • Anonymous

       Yup…that’s the part of this article that caught me eye too….Only been to Hope once, and thought maybe I missed something when I was there!

  • Anonymous

    What share of the music market do bagpipes actually own?

  • Anonymous

    This is a fascinating craft and all good luck to Mr. Pinchbeck and his plans. Maybe the penguin can purchase a set, spring for a kilt, and pipe  more jobs into the State.  Open for business, you know.

  • HalseyTaylor

    What did the bagpiper say to the dentist?  “This may hurt a bit!”

  • Anonymous

    Chris, good luck.
    Freshly minted out of high school I made a conscious decision to try and find work
    at jobs I wanted to work at and learn.
    One of my first jobs was working for Acoustic Research , a company that made high end speakers and turntables. One day during my lunch break I wondered around the Industrial Complex our company was housed in and walked into the shop of William Dowd Harpsichord Maker.
    I applied for a job on the spot but was turned down after flunking amongst things a musical interval test.

    I kept going back to the shop and within 2 months had persisted myself into a job.
    It was the greatest job I ever had. The sense of pride and craftsmanship plus the fact instruments were used to create music created a sense that all was well with the world.
    You know what I mean? Here is an instrument I helped build.
    see  http://www.hpschd.nu/index.html?nav/nav-3.html&t/welcome.html&http://www.hpschd.nu/rst/dowd.html

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, lovely instrument you helped create “msfreech” and yes – what might have not come through in the article is the great joy it brings me to create a set of bagpipes that will hopefully bring the player and listeners joy for decades to come.  Also those who know me know I like to have a good poke of fun at some things….so the downtown metropolis Hope…is just that, all in good fun. Indeed it will always be good old Hope Corner to us all……

      Cheers…. 

      • Guest

        I tried not to comment on the photo, but given that what you are doing is worthy and happy, I can think of few images that would portray you and your endeavor with less joy or greater sadness.  Images, eh?  Best fortune to you and yours.

  • “People just think of a guy in a kilt.”
    He says that like it’s a bad thing…

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