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Volume Two - Issue Nine

Contributing Editors

The Control Room - Richard Mogridge - Webmaster
Console Up! - Tom Hoehn, Lead Editor
The Skandia WurliTzer - Per Olof Schultz, Associate Editor
MidiTzer Boot Camp - Russ Ashworth, Associate Editor
Mighty Hauptwerk - Jim Reid, Associate Editor
Desktop Goodies - Fred Willis
NYTOS Field Reporter - Eugene Hayek

Office of Operations

Walnut Hill Productions
1233 Sims Street
Ridgecrest, California 93555
Phone - 1-727-230-2610
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DAILY NEWS

09/29/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 10,397 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

09/28/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 10,372 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Walnut Hill begins the move to
912 Turner Street in Clearwater, Florida

Today, we start packing for the move to 912 Turner Street in Clearwater, Florida, Walnut Hill's new home! This will be the final entry in the Walnut Hill Gazette this month. We will return on the 3rd of October with more great news and content from the Land of the King. There will also be full coverage of this historic event as Walnut Hill settles into a permanent residency in the Sunshine State. Stay Tuned...

09/27/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 10,329 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Today. we begin packing up for the move to the new office. Tomorrow, the last entries in the Walnut Hill Gazette for September will be posted. Thursday will see us taking possession of the new facility and beginning the long process of moving in. By Saturday, we should be mostly set up but still offline. By Monday, the cable will be active and we will reopen for "bidness" as Farney WurliTzer would say. We thank you for your patience as we relocate.

09/25/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 10,220 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Walnut Hill Continues To Grow...

We have made more tweaks to the October Feature. We are winding down and preparing to pack things up for the move.

Updates to the site will continue through Wednesday and begin again on Monday, October 3rd. There will be four days of down time as we relocate to the new office.

Attendence to our site continues to skyrocket. Earlier today, we passed the 20,000 visitor milestone since the site went online. Currently, we count 20,070 visitors. In the eighteen months we have operated the site, we have averaged 1,115 visitors per month or about 37 per day.

09/24/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 10,165 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Pinellas Park 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer
Featured On CFTOS Website!

Today, we hot linked the Pinellas Park 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer on our Featured Organ for October 2005 page to the CFTOS website created by Chaz Bender. On this website you can see many photographs of the restoration of this wonderful WurliTzer, along with pictures of Bill Shrive, lead technician for the project.

09/23/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 10,125 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

09/22/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 10,140 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Eugene Hayek's Featured Artist Page Updated!

We are continuing to add more songs from the vast library at Eugene Hayek's Theatre Pipe Organ Page on Geocities.

These songs are taken from MIDI files that are ran through the Walnut Hill main data server's SoundBlaster Live! Platinum soundcard with a 26MB General Music Man SoundFont loaded playing back in Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.01, and then post edited in SoundForge 6 using the Waves Platinum Bundle.

Enjoy!

Miss Penny's Feature Updated!

Click here to see the Pinellas Park Auditorium's 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The left bolster of the 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Today, we added more photographs of the Pinellas Park Auditorium's 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ on the Featured Organ for October 2005 page. These include close up views of the stop sweep and a look into the chamber.

Enjoy!

09/21/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 10,054 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

~ Special Report ~
Walnut Hill Reaches 10,000 Visitors!

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of the Bone Doctor at the console of the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
The Bone Doctor at the console of the
J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.

Today at 11:37AM, Walnut Hill's hit counter reached 10,000 visitors for 2005. That is a total of 19,850 visitors since the site went online in April of 2004. Over an eighteen month period, we have averaged 1,102 visitors per month, roughly 36 visitors per day.

The first year of operation consisted of nine months amassing 9,850 visitors, averaging 1,094 per month, or around 36 per day.

The second nine months have seen an increase in traffic, averaging 1,111 visitors per month or about 37 per day.

Membership at Walnut Hill's VTPO group on Yahoo! has increased this year and now totals 111 members. There have been 794 messages posted since the group went online in April of 2004, averaging 44 per month. The most messages posted in any given month was 144 in August of 2005. The fewest posted was 13 in September of 2004. Twelve people have voted in the Post Horn Poll with most concerring that the Post Horn is the most over used stop on the Theatre Pipe Organ.

Pinellas Park 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer
Featured Organ Of The Month of October!

Click here to see the Pinellas Park 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.
Pinellas Park 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at
the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.

The Featured Organ of the Month for October 2005 is the 2/9 Style 140B Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida. It is the first small organ to be featured here. This wonderful instrument is owned and operated by the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, a proud chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.

09/20/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,963 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

09/19/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,917 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Jammin' With Eugene At Walnut Hill

Click here to hear Eugene Hayek's wonderful music on the Lafayette 2/7 Mighty WurliTzer and his Virtual TPO installation.
Eugene Hayek's future Mighty MidiTzer.

Today, we updated Eugene Hayek's Featured Artist page. The updates include new songs taken from his extensive MIDI file collection at his Theatre Pipe Organ Page on Geocities.

Enjoy!

09/18/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,900 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

The site was off line for most of the day while our gracious hosts at the Theatre Organ Home Page did some much needed server maintanence. All systems are now go!

09/17/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,875 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Walnut Hill Hit Count
Breaks Record On 9/16/2005!

Last night at around midnight, Walnut Hill's hit counter rolled past 9,850 visitors for 2005. This is how many folks came through our front door in 2004 during the first nine months of operation. Here it is, not hardly nine months later, and we are rolling on beyond that number, totaling over 19,700 happy campers!

I want to thank each and every one who clicked the links that brough them here. It is you we do this for.

I want to thank all who contribute content to our site. It is you who make us popular.

Finally, I want to thank Fred Willis and Tom Hoehn, without whome none of this would have ever happened in the first place. Fred paid the way for me to go to California and meet Tom, who took me in when things got rough.

Walnut Hill has become the most visited Theatre Pipe Organ website on the internet. We have hours of free music downloads, hundreds of high resolution photographes, and thousands of links to other great sites. And we are just getting started...

09/16/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,814 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

The Bone Doctor's
Sessions Page Updated!

Click here to hear the Bone Doctor at the console of the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Push it to the limit!

Today, Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor paid another visit to the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida. We had a successful session, getting good tracks for Tom's upcoming Sounds Of Grace album.

While there, the Doc recorded four more selections for your listening enjoyment. There are now eleven songs from the Doc on his Sessions page, totaling over fourty five minutes of TPO goodness!

Tom Hoehn's Walnut Hill
Featured Artist Page Updated!

Click here to listen to new music from Tom Hoehn at the console of the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ installed at the Woodlands in Shell Point, Florida.
Tom Hoehn at the console of the Mighty Allen
MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ
installed at the Woodlands in Shell Point, Florida.

Today, we updated Tom Hoehn's Walnut Hill Featured Artist page. The updates include eight tracks from the second of the two concerts he gave at the Shell Point Retirement Community earlier this month.

The tracks include Seventy-Six Trombones, Thene From Ice Castles, Finian's Rainbow Medley, and four request medleys followed by an encore, Roller Coaster. There is over an hour of great music from this gifted artist for you to download, all in 128KB/sec. WMA format. In total, there are now over two hours of great music played by a fine artist on a marvelous instrument.

Enjoy!

09/15/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,725 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Eugene Hayek's Original
Theatre Pipe Organ Page
on Geocities Updated!

Click here to visit Eugene Hayek's original Theatre Pipe Organ Page on Geocities.
Eugene Hayek's original Theatre Pipe Organ Page on Geocities.

Today, Eugene Hayek's original Theatre Pipe Organ Page on Geocities was updated. For those who do not know, this is the grand daddy of all Theatre Pipe Organ websites, being the first place the Bone Doctor found as he started searching the intenet for information about the King. If you have not visited Eugene's site, you owe it to yourself to do so.

09/14/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,605 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Paul Kealy Inducted Into The
Walnut Hill Wall Of Fame!

Click here to see and learn about Paul Kealy's Mighty Baldwin Church Organ and his Mighty MidiTzer.
Paul Kealy's Mighty Baldwin Church Organ and his Mighty MidiTzer.

Paul Kealy was inducted into the Walnut Hill Wall Of Fame today. He is the sixteenth person to appear on the Wall, and his page is the 128th added to the site to date. His page is a work in progress, so wear your hard hat when you visit as we continue construction.

Tom Hoehn's Walnut Hill
Featured Artist Page Updated!

Click here to listen to new music from Tom Hoehn at the console of the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ installed at the Woodlands in Shell Point, Florida.
Tom Hoehn at the console of the Mighty Allen
MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ
installed at the Woodlands in Shell Point, Florida.

Today, we updated Tom Hoehn's Walnut Hill Featured Artist page. The updates include six tracks from the first of the two concerts he gave at the Shell Point Retirement Community earlier this month.

The tracks include The Gershwin Medley, Crazy, When I'm Sixty-Four, and three request medleys. There is over an hour of great music from this gifted artist for you to download, all in 128KB/sec. WMA format. The second concert will appear on his page later this week, so stay tuned.

Enjoy!

09/12/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,504 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Chaz Bender's Walnut Hill
Featured Artist Page Updated!

Click here to visit Chaz Bender's Featured Artist page and hear music he played at the console of the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Crace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Chaz Bender at the console of the
J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.

Today, we updated Chaz Bender's Walnut Hill Featured Artist page. The updates include two more pictures of him at the console of the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.

Also, he now has added a new selection for a total of nine songs, all freshly converted from the original 320KB/sec. MP3 to the 128KB/sec. WMA format for faster streaming over the internet.

Enjoy!

09/12/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,441 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Eugene Hayek Inducted Into The
Walnut Hill Featured Artists Section

Click here to visit Eugene Hayek at the Walnut Hill Featured Artists Section! Here, we see Eugene Hayek at the console of the Lafayette Theatre's 2/11 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ in Suffern, New York.
Eugene Hayek at the 2/11 Mighty WurliTzer installed at the
Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York.

Today, we added Eugene Hayek to our list of Featured Artists here at Walnut Hill, making him the nineth artist to be featured. It is an honor to have Eugene among the ranks of fime Theatre Pipe Organists here. His new page brings the total page count at the site to 127 pages.

Eugene gets to play the 2/11 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Lafayette Theatre in Sufferen, New York. On his page can be found six selections showing off his talent at the console of this magnificent instrument.

Enjoy!

Walnut Hill Receives More Contributions!

The checks continue to arrive at Walnut Hill from those who wish to support our efforts to promote the King of Instruments. We are abundantly grateful for the help we are receiving, and I can never thank these fine gentlemen enough. Below is a list of contributors and the status of the pledges:

  1. Cyrus Roton of Ridgecrest, California - Check for $100 arrived three days ago
  2. Dan Rowland, Walnut Hill Wall of Fame - Check for $100 arrived two days ago along with a cool brass MidiTzer nameplate for the MidiTzer computer
  3. Vern Jones, Walnut Hill Wall of Fame, Sound Research - Check for $100 arrived two days ago
  4. Chaz Bender, Walnut Hill Featured Artist, Theatre Pipe Organ.com - Check for $100 given at the CFTOS meeting yesterday
  5. Jim Reid, Walnut Hill Wall of Fame, Featured Artist - Check for $100 arrived today

So far, we have received $500, and the total of all pledges is $500 to date. This money is being deposited in our new account with the Bank of America here in Clearwater that was opened today. The money will be used for rental fees and turning on the lights and the internet/VOIP services at 912 Turner Street, Walnut Hill's new home.

The fund drive is still open, as we have yet to furnish the new residence and there is much to do once we move in. If you would like to contribute to this effort, contact the Bone Doctor to find out how by clicking the link below. This will open you mail client and the letter will go to Doc's Yahoo! mailbox.

The Bone Doctor at Yahoo! Mail

Kimmy will be flying down on October 1st. She is extremely excited and so am I. Again, Father God answere prayers. To Him be the Glory. Amen.

09/11/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,280 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Gerhard Klechowitz Inducted Into The
Walnut Hill Wall Of Fame

Click here to visit Gerhard Klechowitz at the Walnut Hill Wall of Fame! Here, we see Gerhard at the console of the Avalon Theatre's Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Gerhard Klechowitz at the Mighty WurliTzer installed at the
Avalon Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Today, Gerhard Klechowitz was inducted into the Walnut Hill Wall Of Fame. He is the fifteenth member to get inducted. It is an honor to have him on the Wall.

Gerhard Klechowitz, also known as Gary K. or Kilgen, brings to the Wall some new Mighty MidiTzer performances we think you will enjoy. We did!

09/10/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,080 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Bone Doctor's Sessions Updated!

Click here to listen to new music from the Bone Doctor at Grace Baptist Church!
The Bone Doctor at Grace Baptist Church

This evening, we added some new material to the Bone Doctor's Sessions page. Earlier today, Tom Hoehn and the Doc went down to Sarasota to work on Tom's upcoming record, Sounds Of Grace. At the end of the session, there was a little time for the Doc to noodle about on his favorite Theatre Pipe Organ, the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer.

We hope you have as much fun listening as Doc had playing!

09/09/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 9,010 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Walnut Hill Receives More Contributions!

The checks continue to arrive at Walnut Hill from those who wish to support our efforts to promote the King of Instruments. We are abundantly grateful for the help we are receiving, and I can never thank these fine gentlemen enough. Below is a list of contributors and the status of the pledges:

  1. Cyrus Roton of Ridgecrest, California - Check for $100 arrived yesterday
  2. Dan Rowland, Walnut Hill Wall of Fame - Check for $100 arrived today along with a cool brass MidiTzer nameplate for the MidiTzer computer
  3. Vern Jones, Walnut Hill Wall of Fame, Sound Research - Check for $100 arrived today
  4. Jim Reid, Walnut Hill Wall of Fame, Featured Artist - $100 pledge

So far, we have received $300, and the total of all pledges is $400 to date. This money is being deposited in our new account with the Bank of America here in Clearwater that was opened today. The money will be used for rental fees and turning on the lights and the internet/VOIP services at 912 Turner Street, Walnut Hill's new home.

The fund drive is still open, as we have yet to furnish the new residence and there is much to do once we move in. If you would like to contribute to this effort, contact the Bone Doctor to find out how by clicking the link below. This will open you mail client and the letter will go to Doc's Yahoo! mailbox.

The Bone Doctor at Yahoo! Mail

Kimmy will be flying down during the first week of October. She is very excited and so am I. Father God answere prayers. To Him be the Glory.

Walnut Hill Has 9,000 Visitors!

Today, the Walnut Hill Hit Counter logged its nine thousandth visitor, which was Tom Hoehn at the Walnut Hill workgroup in Clearwater, Florida. We are 850 visitors away from breaking last year's record for nine months of operation. Walnut Hill has been on the internet for 18 months, and in that time has had a total of 18,850 happy campers.

Progress has been made on Tom Hoehn's computer and the work is nearly done. The upgrade had some hitches but the machine now runs better than it ever has, thanks to all the hard work by the CoyoteNET crew and a fine OS from Microsoft, Windows XP SP2 Professional with all the trimmings.

Coming up in the days ahead are two new features, one will be Eugene (Don) Hayek at the Lafayette Mighty WurliTzer and the other will be a Wall of Fame inductee named Gerhard J. (Gary K.) Klechowitz, a.k.a., Kilgen and his Mighty MidiTzer. Also coming up will be music from the Shell Point Organ Crawl. Stay tuned...

09/08/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 8,970 visitors to our site this year.

~ Special Report ~
Walnut Hill's New Home

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of the new home for Walnut Hill Productions at 912 Turner Street in Clearwater, Florida.
Walnut Hill's new home at 912 Turner Street in Clearwater, Florida

Today, Tom Hoehn took the Bone Doctor to see the new home for Walnut Hill Productions. This is a duplex located at 912 Turner Street in downtown Cleawater Florida. There is an apartment in front and one in the back. Ours will be the one in front, facing Turner Street. The duplex is in a quiet and peaceful neigborhood, simular to the one we left behind in East Tennessee.

The residence consists of a living room/dining area, kitchen, bedroom and bath. There is also a good-sized walk in closet. On the front of the dwelling is a screened in porch, and there are large trees all around, giving some degree of privacy. The 600 square foot apartment is air conditioned and newly remodeled, with plenty of windows all around.

Doc will be in this residence by October 1st, with his dear wife to be, Kimmy arriving during the first week of October. They are extremely excited about the move, and many pictures will appear here in the Gazette as the story unfolds. This will be the home of Walnut Hill for the foreseeable future.

Many thanks go out to those generous individuals who have contributed funds to keeping Walnut Hill going, and making it possible to find a new home for the most popular TPO website on the internet. So far, the following gentlemen have pledged support, and the checks are starting to come in:

  1. Cyrus Roton of Ridgecrest, California - Check for $100 arrived today
  2. Dan Rowland, Walnut Hill Wall of Fame - $100 pledge
  3. Vern Jones, Walnut Hill Wall of Fame, Sound Research - $100 pledge
  4. Jim Reid, Walnut Hill Wall of Fame, Featured Artist - $100 pledge

We are very grateful to these fine folks who believe as we do that the world needs Walnut Hill. If you would like to contribute to this effort, contact the Bone Doctor to find out how by clicking the link below. This will open you mail client and the letter will go to Doc's Yahoo! mailbox.

The Bone Doctor at Yahoo! Mail

We can never thank you enough!

Tom Hoehn's Main Computer Flies South...

Tom Hoehn was working on his computer yesterday when the main hard drive failed, sounding the dreaded "click of death".

We are scrambling to put it back together, upgrading it from its original Windows 98 SE operating system to Windows XP SP2. The work is being carried out by CoyoteNET Digital System Solutions and is expected to take three days.

Click here to visit us at CoyoteNET Digital System Solutions: High-End Computers for High-End Users

Once this task is completed, we should be back on track with more new material here at Walnut Hill, including some new Featured Artists, Wall of Fame Inductees, and clips from the Shell Point Organ Crawl. Stay tuned...

09/05/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 8,794 visitors to our site this year.

Shell Point Organ Crawl

Click here to visit the official Shell Point Retirement Community website.
An ariel view of the Woodlands, centerpiece of
the Shell Point Retirement Community

As promised on September 1st, we are presenting the Shell Point Organ Crawl. This journey took us over 160 miles south of Clearwater to the Shell Point Retirement Community near Fort Myers.

This place must be seen to be believed. Beauty abounds here, and the residents of this wonderful place get the red carpet treatment with fine food, lots of activities, and the music of the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of the Shell Point Retirement Community's Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ.
Shell Point Retirement Community's Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ

Here, we see the centerpiece of the Woodlands Brazilian Room, the Mighty Allen MD317EX Digital Theatre Organ installed at the Shell Point Retirement Community. This fine instrument was donated to the community by Doctor H. Ketcham Morrell and his wife Janet B. on January 1st, 2001.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of Tom Hoehn warming up for his Friday concerts at the console of the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ.
Tom Hoehn warming up for his Friday concerts at the console of
the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ.

Here, we see Tom Hoehn warming up for his Friday concerts at the console of the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ. This session lasted for about an hour, as Tom made sure everything was go for the two shows.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of Doctor Morrell, Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor looking over the organ to make sure everything is go.
Doctor Morrell, Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor
looking over the organ to make sure everything is go.

Here, we see Doctor Morrell, Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor looking over the organ to make sure everything is go before the two concerts. The instrument was found to be in prime condition.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of the Bone Doctor setting up to record the concerts.
The Bone Doctor setting up to record the concerts.

Here, we see the Bone Doctor setting up his microphones to record the concerts. He used two mics on boom stands placed high in the corners of the room on either side of the console.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of Doctor Morrell giving the organ a final check as Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor look on.
Doctor Morrell gives the organ a final check.

Here, we see Doctor Morrell giving the organ a final check as Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor look on. The good Doctor wanted to make sure Tom was familiar with any last minute changes, giving him a chance to make any changes needed for his shows.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of Tom Hoehn talking to the audience prior to the first show.
Tom Hoehn talking to the audience prior to the first show.

Here, we see Tom Hoehn talking to the audience prior to the first show. These folks were very anxious to here this gifted artist give the Mighty Allen a go.

Click here to download a 1536 x 2048 JPG image of Tom Hoehn at the console of the Mighty Allen during his first show.
Tom Hoehn at the console of the
Mighty Allen during his first show.

Here, we see Tom Hoehn at the console of the Mighty Allen during his first show. This concert was but a warm up for things to come later in the evening at the Woodlands.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of Tom Hoehn, Papa Bill and the Bone Doctor in front of the Palm Grill between concerts.
Tom Hoehn, Papa Bill and the Bone Doctor at the Palm Grill entrance.

Here, we see Tom Hoehn, Papa Bill and the Bone Doctor in front of the Palm Grill between concerts. The good Doctor Morrell and his wife Janet took us to dinner at this fine eatery and the chef did a splendid job prepairing our meal. The waitresses were most kind and speedy.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image looking up at the keydesk of the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ.
Looking up at the keydesk of the
Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ

Here, we are looking up at the keydesk of the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ. This is a great sounding instrument in a room that has a nice reverberant acoustic.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of the crowd assembling for the second concert.
The crowd assembles for the second concert.

Here, we see the crowd of Theatre Organ fans assembling for the second of Tom Hoehn's concerts. The first show was held in the early afternoon, and the second one was in the evening.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of Doctor Morrell introducing Tom before the second show.
Doctor Morrell introducing Tom before the second show.

Here, we see Doctor Morrell introducing Tom before the second show. The good Doctor was very proud to have such a masterful musician play the Mighty Allen.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of Tom Hoehn speaking to the audience prior to the second show.
Tom Hoehn speaks to the audience prior to the second show.

Here, we see Tom Hoehn speaking to the audience prior to the second show. He developed a close connection with his fans.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of Tom Hoehn giving a wonderful performance at the Mighty Allen MDS317 Digital Theatre Organ.
Tom Hoehn giving a wonderful performance at the Mighty Allen

Here, we see Tom Hoehn giving his audience a wonderful performance at the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ. He took requests during the second half of the show, and the audience could not stump the organist.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of Tom at the console while a very proud Papa Bill, Janet and Doctor Morrell listen intently.
Tom at the console while a very proud Papa Bill, Janet and Doctor Morrell listen intently.

Tom Hoehn makes Theatre Organ magic at the console of the Mighty Allen while a very proud Papa Bill, Janet and Doctor Morrell listen intently.

Featured Organ Of The Month
For September 2005 Updated!

Click here to visit the Featured Organ for the month of September, 2005..
The stop sweep of the 3/12 Grande Page Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at Johnnie June Carter's Pipe Organ Paradise

Today we made major changes to the Featured Organ of the Month for September 2005. The page grew too long so we cut it up into nine pages, each one featuring a different topic.

The main page has a table of contents that are hot linked to the nine pages. This will not only make the page load faster, but it will be easier to get around in, with the banners at the top of each page hot linked to the main page.

Enjoy the September 2005 Featured Organ of the Month!

09/04/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 8,729 visitors to our site this year.

Tom Hoehn's Featured Artist Page Updated!

Click here to go to Tom Hoehn's Featured Artist page here at Walnut Hill. Here, we see Tom Hoehn at the console of the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Tom Hoehn at the console of the
J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer

Today, we updated Tom Hoehn's Featured Artist page. We resampled the material he had up at the Gold Coast server and converted these songs from their original 192KB/sec MP3 format to 128KB/sec WMA format. During the conversion, the files were volume nomalized and noise reduction was applied to get a better sound and faster stream on the internet.

Click here to go to the Featured Organ for the Month of September 2005. Here, we see Tom Hoehn at the console of the 3/12 Grande Page Theatre Pipe Organ.
Tom Hoehn at the console of the 3/12 Grande Page Theatre Pipe Organ.

We have included the material he did at Pipe Organ Paradise for your listening enjoyment.

There are now over two hours of great music from this gifted artist, comprising 19 selections.

Also, we have tweaked the Featured Organ of the Month for September 2005, making corrections and adding more explainations under the pictures.

Enjoy!

09/03/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 8,659 visitors to our site this year.

Dan Rowland's
Wall of Fame Page Updated!

Dan Rowland has added four songs to his Wall of Fame page, performed on his custom built Mighty MidiTzer.

Enjoy the new material!

09/01/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 8,588 visitors to our site this year.

Shell Point Organ Crawl

Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor, along with Katie and Papa Bill, will be heading out this afternoon for Fort Myers to the Shell Point Retirement Community to see Tom perform two concerts on the Mighty Allen MDS317EX Digital Theatre Organ. These shows will be at 2PM and 7PM on Friday. To learn more about this community, click here:

http://www.shellpoint.org/pages/woodlands.html

There will be a full writeup upon our return on Saturday evening. We plan to take many digital pictures and record the shows with video camaras and the Walnut Hill Mobile Recording Rig.

Stay tuned...

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