Well folks, Mr. Chuck McCorkle of the virtual pipe organ crowd fund project just sent me this picture that he received from the organ builders of the console under construction, so apparently at long last there's some real progress being made. Thank you again to Chuck, Catherine, and all of you for helping to make an old dream come true:

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. BlueWren on July 10, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Good news indeed Dr Farrell. Shouldn’t be too much longer. It will be well worth the wait πŸ™‚

  2. primal_murmur on July 9, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Very relieved to hear this. Wishing you many happy hours of refreshment at the console.

  3. Dag from Ringerike on July 8, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Congratulation, dr. Farrell. Great news. As a teenager, 50 plus years ago a Sweedish piano arrived from my grandmothers home, with all the notes, e.g. Largo, Ramona, and all that sheets that were popular at that time frame, before and after WW2. So I learned by watching my mum and using my ears. Not very advanced to admit. This was at the time when the popular music explosion occurred and the musical sheets could be bought from a nearby town shop at an affordable price. So, I managed to play some of the tunes from “My Fair Lady” and put up the harmonies by myselfes from e.g. the Kinks, “Sunny Afternoon”, and – created some small pieces by my own, as I remember

    What are amazing to me, two years ago I bought a second hand piano (when my wife was on holiday). rolled it into our second dining room (4 hours work with the help of my neighbour), that the tunes that I learned 50 years ago, after some repeating times, I could play them all at the same pattern; my left hand was working. The other amazing thing I have experienced, when the harmonies from a tune is there, I can “walk up and down” with my hands an fingers and make new creative harmonies, what are you calling it, paraphrazing. I can not explain it – it is a kind of cooperation between the brain and the fingers. It is coming, it is only there.

    My conclusion or observation; the human being, or homo sapiens is a remarkable biological “construction”. I can not remember exactly what I was doing three weeks ago, but tunes and harmonies from about 50 years ago, they are there, more or less exactly memorized.

    All the Best,

  4. maup on July 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    All good com with patients and struggle,
    good to see ter is progress .

    All the best


  5. SoCal G on July 8, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    That is good news!! You will be playing and reacquiring your skills in no time!!

  6. KeleOfElysium on July 8, 2018 at 5:15 am

    That’s great news, Joseph! Time to think of a name for that lady, pretty sure she’s female, being all late and making you wait like she did πŸ™‚

    • Joseph P. Farrell on July 8, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      No… I think it’s male… it is after all the “king of instruments” and kings like to make people wait on them too…

  7. anakephalaiosis on July 8, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Creating a new language, one begins with playing chopsticks with syllables, while gradually entering into deeper complexity, ending up expressing silence between sounds – in sound of silence.

    The Oxford Inkling duo was fully aware, that Old English is an instrument, that is allows expression of whole man, explaining why it takes long time, to speak Old Entish in fugue cycle of year – Yahweh.

    It is passion that drives the work, and love that crowns it, in camp of saints.

  8. DanaThomas on July 8, 2018 at 3:07 am

    This is excellent news!

  9. zendogbreath on July 8, 2018 at 1:02 am

    so with these qualifiers expressed, it’s all good for all of us. nothin from nothin leaves nothin. so any music that comes from this is something we’d not had before. which reminds me – a request?

    www dot utube dot com/watch?v=y8cp1KvZKPo&t=5s

    and no. we do not need form fitting dresses for this request.

    thank you doc.

  10. Margaret on July 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    I am sure you will do excellently … remember it’s like riding a bike … you never forget. But looking forward to you playing…

  11. Margaret W. on July 7, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Happy news! Looking forward to seeing it . . . seems link to photo is broken. Will let Daniel know.

    • Margaret W. on July 7, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      It’s there now . . . happy to see!

  12. Connedincalifornia on July 7, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Wow! Wonderful Joseph. I look forward to hearing when it arrives.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on July 7, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      Well please remember, this isn’t to provide free concerts, but some refreshment… also remember I haven’t played in over 30 years.

      • Joseph P. Farrell on July 7, 2018 at 6:17 pm

        I will probably be playing in the cracks for a while, and I shudder to think what my pedaling is like now. Ugh!

        • justawhoaman on July 8, 2018 at 11:58 am

          Maybe so, Joseph, but here is the inspiration to finish your book so you will be on to practice with feet, hands, and brain. I think the only activity akin to organ playing is flying a helicopter. Kind of handy to know exactly what pitch the blades are making to know if everything is working properly. Looking forward to hearing you laugh about it!


          • Joseph P. Farrell on July 8, 2018 at 11:20 pm

            Well, drums too, require a lot of multitasking and coordination…we shall see how long it takes to get back to where I was in college. I shudder to think.

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