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Bagpiper in Civic – community service worker?

By MsCheeky - 9 April 2009 21

The guy who semi-regularly plays his bagpipes in Civic is out there again today.  Leaves me wondering if the government pays him to play to drive the low-lifes and undersirables away, much as playing Barry Manilow music is reputed to do.

(Sorry bagpipe guy, just a joke, and I’m sure you can take a joke.  You play the bagpipes, after all…)

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Bagpiper in Civic – community service worker?
hax 11:42 am 10 Apr 09

Leaves me wondering if the government pays him to play to drive the low-lifes and undersirables away

Leaving only the high-lives and desirables?

imhotep 10:36 am 10 Apr 09

Did you hear the one about the bagpiper who parked his car with the windows open, forgetting that he had left his bagpipes in the back seat?
He rushed back as soon as he realized it, but it was too late–someone had already put another set of bagpipes in the car.

imhotep 10:30 am 10 Apr 09

Q: Why do bagpipers walk when they play?
A: To get away from the noise.

ant 2:21 am 10 Apr 09

As for pipes, a great night was had many years back at teh Contented Soul. We were there soaking up cider and stuff, and the woden valley pipe mob had been playing a gig, and came there for afters. So at some stage in the night, someone laid a bet and a bloke fired up his pipes and played something very long and evidently won the bet, but that stirred the rest of them and the drummers got going and then the rest of them started blasting away. I dimly remember dancing a wild reel with some old bugger wearing an animal skin and carrying a long stick. Anyway, it was a pretty darn good night.

Granny 2:02 am 10 Apr 09

TP 3000 said :

With my Scottish heritage, the bag pipes are lovely.

Likewise, TP. It stirs my blood.

ant 12:21 am 10 Apr 09

That’s not that mad old bugger in the kilt with the milk crate, is it?

TP 3000 10:11 pm 09 Apr 09

With my Scottish heritage, the bag pipes are lovely. The best times are when the Scottish Band play outside the Burns Club & Kambah is surrounded by the noise of bag pipes & drums.

I suspect it may of been connected with that Multicultural Festival thing.

Furry Jesus 7:41 pm 09 Apr 09

Or promise never to play Amazing Grace.

Deckard 7:29 pm 09 Apr 09

barking toad said :

Pity he doesn’t play in the Assembly to keep the low-lifes out

Or lead them out – like the pied piper.

BenMac 6:15 pm 09 Apr 09

I remember there was a guy who played his pipes in the Russell Offices carpark every now and then. Same guy??

mr_spoon 5:38 pm 09 Apr 09

I dunno. There was a cold late autumn noon a few years back when the wind was skirling and sending the grey and gold clouds scudding (rainlessly – sigh) between the silver towers, and the bagpipes piping away just matched the mood perfectly.

Maybe yah had ta be there though.

peterh 5:06 pm 09 Apr 09

barking toad said :

Pity he doesn’t play in the Assembly to keep the low-lifes out

it would be empty….

barking toad 4:32 pm 09 Apr 09

Pity he doesn’t play in the Assembly to keep the low-lifes out

DJ 4:20 pm 09 Apr 09

I don’t think he is, but what a brilliant idea! Sonic the Idiot could learn something from reading here….

G-Fresh 4:18 pm 09 Apr 09

It baggers belief

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