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Pipe smoking got me a gig

Post by A_Morley » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:07 pm

ImagePictured is my own self in the company of the director of programming from a local library. His organization was one of the underwriters for a performance of my Edgar Allan Poe one person show and he was in audience for one of the engagements.

After the show and while I was still in costume he approached me, showed me his pipe and, having heard that I was a notorious pipe smoker, asked if I had any tobacco recommendations or pointers. He had just recently taken up the pipe and, being a librarian, was always happy to learn more. I shared some of the Virginia flake a had with me and showed him some of the pipes I had backstage. I always have pipes backstage. After smoking and chatting, he asked my if I would be willing to collaborate with the library he works for on other educational, performance art events. I agreed and his organization and I are working towards a series of programs intended to educate the community about history, literature, and culture. I don't think that they'll let either of us smoke a pipe during these events, but I still maintained the pipes were as instrumental to this collaboration as were the people smoking them.
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Re: Pipe smoking got me a gig

Post by UncleBob » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:17 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:07 pm
ImagePictured is my own self in the company of the director of programming from a local library. His organization was one of the underwriters for a performance of my Edgar Allan Poe one person show and he was in audience for one of the engagements.

After the show and while I was still in costume he approached me, showed me his pipe and, having heard that I was a notorious pipe smoker, asked if I had any tobacco recommendations or pointers. He had just recently taken up the pipe and, being a librarian, was always happy to learn more. I shared some of the Virginia flake a had with me and showed him some of the pipes I had backstage. I always have pipes backstage. After smoking and chatting, he asked my if I would be willing to collaborate with the library he works for on other educational, performance art events. I agreed and his organization and I are working towards a series of programs intended to educate the community about history, literature, and culture. I don't think that they'll let either of us smoke a pipe during these events, but I still maintained the pipes were as instrumental to this collaboration as were the people smoking them.
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Re: Pipe smoking got me a gig

Post by durangopipe » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:29 pm

Wonderful news for everyone involved!
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Post by sweetandsour » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:37 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: Pipe smoking got me a gig

Post by JudgeRusty » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:17 pm

Excellent.
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Re: Pipe smoking got me a gig

Post by FredS » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:56 pm

It's odd how the thinnest of threads bind people and events together sometimes. The pipe-smoking librarian, or the fellow you nod to each morning while walking the dog, or the man behind you at the register in the shoe shop. You never know how or where some meaningful connection will happen, and it's fun to trace events back to their genesis.

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Re: Pipe smoking got me a gig

Post by DepartedLight » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:01 am

JudgeRusty wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:17 pm
Excellent.
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Re: Pipe smoking got me a gig

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:18 am

Great news. Good to see you back around here
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Re: Pipe smoking got me a gig

Post by Jocose » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:18 am

Aye, well done then. Good on you and I cannae wait to see youse in a wee play.
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Re: Pipe smoking got me a gig

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:49 am

That’s fantastic


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