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Volume Three - Issue Eleven

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
10AM to 6PM PDT
Email - slowdog294@yahoo.com



FROM THE WEBMASTER'S DESK


ORGAN OF THE MONTH

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Click here to visit the pages of the Bone Doctor at Walnut Hill Productions.
The Main Data Server at Walnut Hill

Greetings and Welcome to All.

We began the month of November with a major change afoot for Walnut Hill Productions. The change is a relocation for the company to California on Wednesday morning of 12/6/2006.

To relocate myself and essentual gear to the west, the cost is conservatively estimated to be no less than two thousand dollars for the first month of December, and could be as high as five thousand dollars by the time I am back in business with diff,erent musical equipment to replace that which I will be leaving behind due to high shipping expense. I will be shipping only what I need to include my data server and software collection, including music and films, network gear, and enough clothes to get me through a couple weeks. I will board a flight westward on Wednesday morning at 6AM.

I will be picked up at the Sacramento Airport by Kimmy and her friend Tiffany at noon for the ride to Marysville in Yuba County, 40 miles north of Sacramento, home of the George Wright Memorial 4/21 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grant Union High School.

Expenses to be paid for by the fund include airfare and snacks during the flight, along with a deficet incurred by Kimmy due to folks on her end not helping as they promised. Personal funds will pay for apartment rental and operational budget and cable internet installation at the final location.

We need help beyond the funds we have collected so far in order to pull this epic endevour off smoothly during the hectic 2006 Holiday season. We are reaching out to the fans of the King of Instruments in hopes this goal can be met on time.

The cash flow chart below depicts the current financual situation as I make the 2,200 mile trek west to the lady I love and the Land of the King.

Relocation Expenses

  1. Airfare from Alcoa to Sacramento is around $200
  2. Snackage while enroute to Marysville estimated at $20
  3. Kimmy's household deficet for December is $450
  4. Operating Funds for December estimated at $1,350
  5. Total relocation expenses are roughly $220
  6. Total Funds needed to get the company through December, $1,770

Funds Available as of 11/29/2006

  1. PayPal, $350 of which $300 is available
  2. Bank of America, $500 of which $450 is available
  3. First Tennessee bank, $60 of which $30 is available
  4. SSI and SSA for Richard in December is $623 total
  5. SSI and SSA for Kimmy in December is $823 total
  6. Pending pledges for December at PayPal are at $100
  7. Total available funds are currently at $2,126 of which $950 has come from you, our loyal patrons.

More help is needed until we get settled in and my disability benefits are brought in line with California standards around January. After that, things should stabalize enough to get things back on track by February. There is a small amount of inflation built into the above equation, which is a worst case scenerio of prices quoted to me as I did my searches.

I am planning to go to California so that we can promote and feature the wonderful organs there as was done for those in Florida. As you well know, California has a wealth of fine installations abounding in Sacramento and the surrounding cities of Los Angeles and Pasadena, just to name a few. In 2005, Doc got to see many of them up close during the 51st Annual ATOS Convention held in Pasadena. This event was one of the main driving forces which prompted Doc to concider the move to California, which he has been planning ever since.

The main data server will be going offline sometime tomorrow, 11/29/2006, to be carefully packed for the move. It will not come back online until mid December after I get settled. There will be few updates during December as a result, and the December Issue of the Gazette will be two weeks late at best in coming. The December Featured Organ will be late as well, possibly not going up until January, depending on the smoothness of the move and how quickly we can reassemble the office gear and get it running on a slower DSL connection for a while before we eventually get the high speed internet and digital broadcast cable installed.

This will be the last entry in the Gazette until then. With that, I thank everyone who is helping to make this move possible, and I bid you a fond adue until the middle of December.


RELOCATION FUND DRIVE

Doc and Tom Hoehn have created a Pay Pal account for easily and securely receiving contributions from all who want to see this relocation take place, which will allow Walnut Hill to make major strides forward for the King of Instruments.

Below is a listing of those who have genorously contributed funds as of the end of November:

Name

  • Tom Hoehn
  • Gareth Howells
  • James Reid
  • Cyrus Roton
  • William Spalding
  • Larry Chamberlin
  • Kent Allman

Amount

  • $ 50.00
  • $ 50.00
  • $200.00
  • $500.00
  • $ 10.00
  • $100.00
  • $ 50.00

Method

  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • PayPal

Click here to contribute to the Relocation Fund Drive by emailing the Bone Doctor at PayPal.

Funds received to date: $1,200

There are other pledges pending. Anyone can contribute as much or as little as they see fit by clicking the "Make a Donation" button above. You can also send checks via standard mail to the following address, should you choose to not use the Pay Pal account. Please make checks payable to Richard Mogridge, with the words "Relocation Fund" in the memo line. The address is:

Richard Mogridge
Walnut Hill Productions
616 14th Street
Marysville, California 95901-4110

If you have questions about the relocation fund, you can call the Bone Doctor at the Walnut Hill Office of Operations to learn more.

That telephone number is 1-727-230-2610.

All contributors will get recognized at the site should they choose, or they can remain anonymous, simply by letting the Bone Doctor know their preferences via email.

This is a major move forward for Walnut Hill Productions, one of the fastest growing TPO sites on the internet. Become a part of history by making your donation today. Please help us to continue the work we are doing as we continue to grow, adding new features and more services such as broadcasting audio and video for all to enjoy. You'll be glad you did.

We are thanking you in advance for your generosity and support in this grand endevour.

God bless, and happy playing.

The Bone Doctor
Member ATOS/President WHOC
House Organist and Webmaster
Walnut Hill Productions

"It's all about the King of Instruments!"


Kimmy and Roo at deviantART



EDITORIAL ARTICLES




TOP STORIES


The MidiTzer
Style 216
Version 0.84
Released!

Click here to get your copy of the Mighty MidiTzer by Jim Henry and Crew Glasjev.

The MidiTzer Style 216 version 0.84 is now released!

Available now for download through www.VirtualOrgan.com,.

Users who have experienced problems with various 0.8x versions and users with pre 0.80 versions should upgrade immediately.



Fred Willis Releases
New Desktop Wallpaper!

Click here to download a 1600 x 960 JPG image of a scroll-top 2 manual WurliTzer console.
A scroll-top 2 manual WurliTzer console.
- Colorized by Fred Willis.

Walnut Hill Founding Father, Fred Willis, has just made available a lovely colorized and hand detailed image of the Style 216 2/10 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ console. It is a JPG file wuth a resolution of 1600 x 1200, scaled down from his original 6000 x 3000 file upload to Walnut Hill. This is a first draft, version one.

If you would like a copy of the original first draft file, please notify Fred Willis via private email.



HEADLINE NEWS


A Song For The Tiny One

Click here to visit the Slow Dog's Place at deviantART and get the full size JPG image from his gallery.
Decorations
- A Song For The Tiny One

The Bone Doctor has been hard at work in the studio at Walnut Hill, sitting in the producer's chair with a phone in each hand, trying to figure out how to raise money of his own to put into the Relocation Fund Drive. We plan to produce a CD and sell it for twenty dollars per copy, all profits going into the Fund.

The first tune on the CD, featuring the Sub Urban Cowboys, is now posted in the main remote server directory at Walnut Hill and in the deviantART community at the Slow Dog's Place. You can open a direct download of this first cut by clicking the title of the song below:

Decorations - A Song For The Tiny One

This song is for the lady I love, a blue-eyed Irish Lassie smilin', my dearest Kimmy. We are doing a feature on her art at deviantART that you can see by clicking the following URL:

http://www.slowdog294.deviantart.com/

There is an article about the song, entitled Decorations, along with the art I did which was the inspiration for the track. Enjoy, and know we are working hard on the farm...


Barbara Allen
Dedicated To Dan and Janet Rowland

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image of the Bone Doctor at the Allman 4/54 Symphonic VI Virtual Orchestral Organ installed at Allman Music in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
The Bone Doctor at the Allman
4/54 Symphonic VI
Virtual Orchestral Organ.

On the 8th of August in 2006, the Bone Doctor visited Ken Allman at Allman Music in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Ken has developed a virtual orchestral organ having four manual and fifty-three ranks. The program runs in Sun Java for Microsoft Windows XP. Below are some songs Doc played while noodling about on the massive machine loaded on a Dell Optiplex computer.

The second song is one entitled Barbara Allen, a 300-year-old tune about dying of grief for a lover gone. It is a long song at over 14 minutes, and so the file is huge at over 13 MB. The track features the Sub Urban Cowboys with Doc at the console of the Symphonic IV Virtual Organ from Allman Allman Music.

Click here to stream the enormous CD-quality 128KB/sec stereo WMA file. If the stream breaks, right click the above link and select "Save As..." from the menu. Enjoy more work from the Green Hills of East Tennessee!


You Are My Flower
Dedicated To Kimmy McCormick

The third tune is one from the Legendary Carter Sisters, a song entitled You Are My Flower. This cut features the Bone Doctor at the console of the magnificent J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida. This is the finished recording, ready for the CD Master.

To listen to the recording using Windows Media Player, click here. Enjoy, for there is more to come as we forge ahead with this massive project. And we definitely want to thank the Tiny One for her steadfast support.


Hit Count Since 01/01/2005

The figures below represent the approximate daily hit count for the site since January 1st of 2005. Counter checks begin around ten in the morning and end around ten in the evening. To get the actual hit count since the site went online in April of 2004, add the 9,850 visitors we had during those first nine months of operation. Currently, that total stands at over 42,805 happy campers in the Land of the King!

  • 11/01/2006 - 31,468
  • 11/02/2006 - 31,535
  • 11/03/2006 - 31,596
  • 11/04/2006 - 31,636
  • 11/05/2006 - 31,675
  • 11/06/2006 - 31,735
  • 11/07/2006 - 31,762
  • 11/08/2006 - 31,836
  • 11/09/2006 - 31,903
  • 11/10/2006 - 31,965
  • 11/11/2006 - 32,004
  • 11/12/2006 - 32,064
  • 11/13/2006 - 32,102
  • 11/14/2006 - 32,193
  • 11/15/2006 - 32,240
  • 11/16/2006 - 32,281
  • 11/17/2006 - 32,300
  • 11/18/2006 - 32,385
  • 11/19/2006 - 32,440
  • 11/20/2006 - 32,481
  • 11/21/2006 - 32,512
  • 11/22/2006 - 32,593
  • 11/23/2006 - 32,615
  • 11/24/2006 - 32,688
  • 11/25/2006 - 32,753
  • 11/26/2006 - 32,849
  • 11/27/2006 - 32,858
  • 11/28/2006 - 32,943
  • 11/29/2006 - 32,990
  • 11/30/2006 - 33,008

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Below are to be found links to the folks who sponsor this site and also those who freely promote the King of Instruments, the Mighty Theatre Pipe Organ. To find out how you can get an ad placed here, see the contact information for the Walnut Hill Office of Operations shown above.



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Learn about the next big thing in Virtual Theatre Pipe Organ Technology. Click here to see the complete line of Virtual Theatre Pipe Organs available for download at Allman Music!
Richard "Kent" Allman at the console of his
Symphonic IV Virtual Pipe Organ for jOrgan.



Mighty MidiTzer Style 216
Version 0.8 Now Available!

Click here to get your copy of the Mighty MidiTzer by Jim Henry and Crew Glasjev.

Download MidiTzer Version 0.84

Did you ever imagine you could put a Theatre Pipe Organ inside your computer? Well, now you can, with the Mighty MidiTzer by Jim Henry and Crew Glazjev. Best of all, it is absolutely free!

Just click the picture to the left to get started on your way to playing the Style 216 2/10 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ virtually every day!

Listen to the Mighty MidiTzer!

Below are some cuts from various Featured Artists here at Walnut Hill that will give you an idea of what the Mighty MidiTzer sounds like.

  1. The Bone Doctor - Higher Ground
  2. Tom Hoehn - Crazy
  3. Gerhard Kletchowitz - Little Orphan Annie
  4. Frank Vanaman - The One I Love



Mighty MidiTzer Style 260 Special
Version 0.7 Now Available!

Click here to download a very large 5783 x 7483 JPG image colorized by Walnut Hill Founding Father Fred Willis showing the console of the Mighty WurliTzer Style 260 Special Theatre Pipe Organ.
Flyer cover for the MidiTzer 260 Special
Colorized image by Fred Willis.

Click here to find out how you can get your copy of the new Mighty WurliTzer Style 260 Special Theatre Pipe Organ.
Click here to learn more about
the Mighty MidiTzer 260 Special.



Pinellas Park Mighty WurliTzer

Click here to see the 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Style 150B Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium.


Click here to download a 2041 x 1261 JPG image showing the stop sweep of the beautiful 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.
The stop sweep of the 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.

The 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Style 140B Theatre Pipe Organ Opus 1968, installed at Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida is featured on the October 2005 Featured Organ of the Month page. It is the first small instrument to get a feature at Walnut Hill, and rightly so because it is not far from Tom Hoehn's residence, the first location for the Walnut Hill Productions Office of Operations during our year-long stay in Clearwater.

This organ, under the care of the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, is in the process of being restored and we need your help. If you would like to contribute funds or volunteer man hours to see this task come to completion, call the Walnut Hill Office of Operations at 1-727-230-2610 Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM EDT. We would be very glad to talk with you and tell you how to get involved in returning this great instrument to her former glory.



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