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Hokey-Pokey

 

Watching this organist at the Grote Kerk in Apeldoorn, Netherlands,

I started singing to myself the Hokey-Pokey song:

 

You put your left foot in,
You put your left foot out;
You put your left foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!


At Astrid's blog you can see he's also quite the handyman.

Here's to a hokey-pokey weekend!




Hokey-Pokey

 

Watching this organist at the Grote Kerk in Apeldoorn, Netherlands,

I started singing to myself the Hokey-Pokey song:

 

You put your left foot in,
You put your left foot out;
You put your left foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!


At Astrid's blog you can see he's also quite the handyman.

Here's to a hokey-pokey weekend!




comments (47)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 12 Aug 2011, 01:14
Tickling the woodies...
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Ray. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Aug 2011, 05:05
It was a amazing to see the organist using 'hands and feet' to play the music.
He did a great job.
There is something about organ-music in a church, I just love it.
A wonderful treatment to the picture, the details of the oak wood comes alive.
The first time I heard this song was in 1975, when I was at a rollerskating-rink near Hatfield. In that time rollerskating in Holland was only for children...... wink
Ginnie Hart: My mom was an organ player, MLMA, as well as an accomplished piano player. I know how limber all the limbs need to be! It's funny that you mentioned roller skating because I grew up going to the rink once a month with our church youth group. The music was always organ music and I always wondered why, I'll never forget watching this guy. Hartstikke bedankt.
Great shot of the toe tapping organist Ginnie.... now you will have me singing the Hokey-Pokey in my sleep tonight.... have a nice weekend....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. It was fun getting in on the action that Saturday afternoon when the church was open. smile
Organists have always amazed me- such coordination! I love this shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Elizabeth. I often watched my mom on our church organ growing up. LOTS of coordination! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2011, 05:54
A very interesting & innovative shot Ginnie: I like this!

In the UK it was called the Hokey Cokey
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. Hokey Pokey by any other name. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2011, 07:13
an interesting subject and perspective to photograph - and lovely teamwork with Astrid together today! Sorry, I don't know the Hokey-Pokey song - but I could let play some other song:
"Go out, my heart, and seek delight
in golden sunshine, summer bright;
rejoice in God's gifts daily.
See all of nature's bright display;
it clothes itself in fine array
for you and me so gaily
for you and me so gaily."

or some music by JSB... -I love the warm toning of the wood -the organist is a young man?
Ginnie Hart: JSB would be much more appropriate for the organ, Philine, of course, so thanks. The Hokey-Pokey did come to mind, however, from some past reach, I guess. smile The man was not young...maybe even my age (HA! Very young, then!). I think we made him nervous, actually. I don't think he was the noraml organist for the church. It was on a Saturday afternoon when the public was allowed to visit.
By looking at this I quite understand the study those guys have to undertake as it is complex to be a beiaardier
Ginnie Hart: Definitely lots of hand-foot coordination, Marion! Bedankt.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 12 Aug 2011, 07:31
any opp for a soap box huh? did it SAY it was about domestic violence? no it said in big bold letters CAREER ADVANCEMENT, thus is was a sad joke on what some people will do to further their careers, you KNOW i'm going to have to delete your comment right? or the comment sheeple will follow suit... btw nice pic of the foot piano playing, reminds me of 'Big'
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine. Fancy foot-work at the organ always intrigues me!

Of course I saw what it SAID, Elaine! smile What WILL people do to advance their careers, indeed!
Great shot to go with Astrid's picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bill. It's fun to coordinate like this from time to time. smile
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2011, 07:38
Love the perspective Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kala.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Aug 2011, 07:52
Musical feet lovely
Ginnie Hart: Versatility at its best, Vintage. smile Thanks.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2011, 08:07
I really like the way you have captured the texture of the wood and the tread of the shoes
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Anne. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 12 Aug 2011, 08:59
They should train octopus' to play these things Ginnie, we seem to have too few of the necessary equipment.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can see it now, Chad. grin
Dear Ginnie, hokey pokey up our way means sex, so will and do as you say over the weekend.Nice fancy foot work you caught.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! We call that hanky-panky, Mick. I love it. grin Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 12 Aug 2011, 09:34
Love this, I can see them moving around in my mind.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Frida. My mom was a pianist and an organist at our church (preacher's wives often have to do everything!), so I was always fascinated by watching her. Thanks.
He looks like he is running. A hokey-pokey weekend to you too!
Ginnie Hart: HA! He sounded like that, too, Mary. grin Thanks.
I never could understand how organists manage to put it all together - three or more keyboards, stops AND pedals - mind boggling! How do you decide - "I want to play one of those"?
Ginnie Hart: I know, Tom. it's most fascinating...and hypnotizing! Thanks.
I like the crop for this one, just the feet, no hands
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal.
Excellent Ginnie, It looks a bit more rock n' roll, 'great balls of fire' perhaps smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like thst, John. smile
Yes yours and Astrid's picture really make a good duet Ginnie. I used to have an electric organ but always found it difficult to synchronise the pedals with the keyboards, so I got rid of it!
Ginnie Hart: It does take coordination, Brian, for sure, by the looks of it! Thanks. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Aug 2011, 12:14
You two are weird. Astrid is shooting his top parts and you shoot what is down below. The footwork of organists never seizes to amaze me.

Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: I love a community that let's us be weird, Louis, don't you?! grin The hand-foot coordination is definitely a feat to be mastered. My mom was able to do it and I loved watching her! Thanks.
Nostalgic!
You know I used to play electric organ when I was a little kid. It was very popular back then.

Oh yes, I'm off to France for a short break tomorrow. So I see you next week, love!
Ginnie Hart: I guess you didn't need to use your feet for the electric organ, though, LC, right? Is that the same thing as a synthesizer, I wonder? I remember when those were very popular, too.

Have a great week in France. The first week of September we'll be in England. HA!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2011, 13:05
This is great!! Such an unexpected and creative point-of-view. And - yes - I can see that hokey pokey dance!!!
Ginnie Hart: It's funny how having a camera in hand makes us see the things we might not have otherwise, Marcie, right?! smile Thanks.
  • Bernardo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Aug 2011, 13:40
Me gusta la composición y el virado queda ideal en la toma.

saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2011, 13:58
Great point of view, with the the footwork of dancing feet, along with his hands no doubt! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Linda. You figured it out. grin Thank you.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2011, 13:59
I have just looked at Astrid's picture, now I know the handyman!
grin
Ginnie Hart: We have so much fun when we can coordinate our images for the day. smile Thanks, Linda.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2011, 14:03
cool work isolating this scene.. love the sense of motion you captured here too.. nicely captured.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Rian. I had another image where his left foot was motionless, but I liked this one better because of the motion. Thanks for noticing. smile
I had not been aware of the foot end in playing the organ Ginnie. This is a very nice illustration of it.
Ginnie Hart: The feet are what set the organ apart from the piano, Janet, besides the multiple layers of keyboards! Thanks. smile
I love this one Ginnie. Thr color is wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2011, 17:46
oh reminds me of that tom hanks movie, where he grew up overnight and played keyboards with his feet. do you remember the name of that movie?

happy weekend, you two.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Maria: that was "Big." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094737/ smile

Thanks, as always, for your comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2011, 18:51
I like this too Ginnie, but where I come from hokey-pokey was ice cream and served in a penny lick glass - amazingly (or maybe not) wiki has a page on it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_lick

Seeing as I come from the same part of the country as Mick Shaw , I can see we had a different upbringing ;o)
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Mike. I had never heard of the penny-lick ice-cream glass! And to think the waffle cone was introduced around the same time those glasses were banned in London. WOW. I love this kind of history. Thanks for the link...and the comment! smile
  • puna
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2011, 19:51
Wow, what perspective!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Puna. smile
  • 'Lara
  • India
  • 12 Aug 2011, 20:02
This is awesome Ginne, nice shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lara. It was very fun to see. smile
I love the sense of motion in this one! That organist really seems to be moving!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Caryn. Yes, he was moving right along. smile
Did you know that Bach wrote the Hokey Pokey song? wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Don't you wish:

http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=75;t=001191;p=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokey_Cokey

I do like the idea of Bach writing it, though. smile
It sure looks like he has happy feet.
Ginnie Hart: Happy feet. Sounds like a good movie, Michael. grin
Great photo! I really like this. It looks classic and lively.

The Hokey-Pokey it is! smile
Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jimi. Playing the organ can be pretty lively! grin
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 13 Aug 2011, 12:35
Photography is fun smile great photo. Bravo Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Foto'S, and YOU do it so well. smile Thank you kindly.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Aug 2011, 14:55
I love you angle on this one smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
Still singing the Hokey-Pokey....after two days Ginnie.... it's time for another song lol....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! You'll just have to wait till Monday, Peter. grin You're so funny! Asytid says, "Keep on singing the Hokey Pokey."
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 14 Aug 2011, 11:02
Superbe,j aime beaucoup les couleurs..Très beau dimanche..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jany. Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 14 Aug 2011, 17:52
Can you fit the words of the Hokey Pokey to Bach's "Tocatta and Fugue" I wonder? But a great observation and such a funny thought.
Ginnie Hart: HA! One could try anything once, George. grin Thanks.
Wonderful point of view Ginnie! I've not seen an organist from this angle before. Very inventive. And the hokey-pokey is all I wanna do now :^)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. Put a camera in our hands and I think we all go crazy. smile
  • sil
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2011, 16:08
Simply beautiful! Love the sepia toning too
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sil. You're a sweetheart.
  • Arash
  • Dubai
  • 17 Aug 2011, 05:51
Interesting perspective!
Like the photo filter so much, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: It was fun watching this guy, Arash. smile Thanks.
Great composition Ginnie, and love the sepia
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Pamela!
Both you and Astrid did a beautiful job capturing the scene in your own unique ways. You are a good team!
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Patrushka. Astrid and I love when we can collaborate on our images for a day in the life of Shutterchance. We call ourselves the Dream Team. grin

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