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#1386551 - 03/02/10 02:36 PM You might be addicted to piano if...
melwig Offline
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You might be addicted to piano if...

You prefer a late night with a digital and headphones instead of Jay Leno.

The thought of time away from practice while on vacation causes cold sweats.

You encourage your kids to play the piano anytime, but only after they wash their hands.

In the evenings, your relationship has adapted to your significant other on the computer and you on the piano.

You collect way more sheet music than can be learned in two life times.

The furnace and a/c in your house is set for the comfort of your piano.

Your spouse says, ”Honey, I really need to talk to you” and your response is, “I’m almost done with this song.”

Any others?
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#1386570 - 03/02/10 02:53 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: melwig]
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You hit the spot!

... if you whistle your current piece.
... if you mentally play your current piece using your walk as metronome while you are out of home
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#1386576 - 03/02/10 02:55 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: melwig]
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Originally Posted By: melwig
You might be addicted to piano if...

You encourage your kids to play the piano anytime, but only after they wash their hands.


...you encourage your kids to play the piano anytime, but only when you're not playing. grin

...you walk past the room with piano in it, and are briefly startled with how bare the room is because the piano is missing, only to realize you haven't actually purchased a piano yet (but have already envisioned where it will go).

...a "night out" now means everyone else goes out and you get some treasured privacy when practicing.
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#1386580 - 03/02/10 03:00 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: BenPiano]
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...all you can think of while walking to your office in the morning is that you really, really, really would rather be staying at home and playing the piano. frown
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#1386583 - 03/02/10 03:02 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: BenPiano]
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When you can't recall how you spent your days prior to playing the piano.

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#1386594 - 03/02/10 03:19 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Rui725]
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....for man only.... you think about piano more than sex.
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#1386653 - 03/02/10 04:38 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Jacky]
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You are in a poker game listening to a Chopin Nocturne on your ipod, when you get involved in a big pot. Your decision to call a large bet or not is a close one. As you consider it, what goes through your mind is....... smokin

........well, I win either way, if I lose this pot I can go home and get some time in on the piano. grin
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#1386667 - 03/02/10 04:51 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Jacky]
Legal Beagle Offline
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Quote:
.... you think about piano more than sex.


To paraphrase an old joke:
Either I'm not playing the piano right, or you're not having sex right blush
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#1386670 - 03/02/10 04:54 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Legal Beagle]
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...any time you see a piano anywhere, you feel an uncontrollable urge to sit down and play something on it. After all, every piano is different and you have to try them all! whome
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#1386678 - 03/02/10 05:08 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: melwig]
MaryBee Offline
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Originally Posted By: melwig
You might be addicted to piano if...

You prefer a late night with a digital and headphones instead of Jay Leno.

The thought of time away from practice while on vacation causes cold sweats.

You encourage your kids to play the piano anytime, but only after they wash their hands.

In the evenings, your relationship has adapted to your significant other on the computer and you on the piano.

You collect way more sheet music than can be learned in two life times.

The furnace and a/c in your house is set for the comfort of your piano.

Your spouse says, ”Honey, I really need to talk to you” and your response is, “I’m almost done with this song.”

7 out of 7 for me! grin, but yikes! This hits a little too close.

I especially like #3 -- You know how new moms always ask, "did you wash your hands?" before you can hold their baby? Yeah... same for my piano.
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#1386686 - 03/02/10 05:20 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: MaryBee]
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I am totally addicted.
INDEED, I could go on vacation (FREE accommodation), but I just cannot renounce to practice.
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#1386721 - 03/02/10 05:53 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: ChopinAddict]
-Frycek Offline
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You have callouses on your fingertips

Your nightmares involve piano keys that ripple and change places

Your family is actually used to hearing the revolutionary etude at 4 am
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#1386722 - 03/02/10 05:55 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: ChopinAddict]
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Originally Posted By: ChopinAddict
I am totally addicted.
INDEED, I could go on vacation (FREE accommodation), but I just cannot renounce to practice.


Get a weighted keyboard and go.
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#1386752 - 03/02/10 06:24 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: -Frycek]
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I have a keyboard, but it is still a bit heavy (and it only has 61 keys)... My father tried to convince the guy who could accommodate me to pick me up, but he said he can't... frown I would also feel a bit guilty leaving my other instruments here on their own... I would really need a car and somebody who picks me up, so I can go with my whole family.... 3hearts
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#1386772 - 03/02/10 06:43 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: AnotherSchmoe]
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Originally Posted By: AnotherSchmoe
...any time you see a piano anywhere, you feel an uncontrollable urge to sit down and play something on it. After all, every piano is different and you have to try them all! whome


Schmoe, yes! I've been to 2 different houses this past year and "entertained" people with their piano. My childhood Kimball piano is at my sister's house and I play it whenenver I'm there. It's got a much different sound than mine.
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#1386777 - 03/02/10 06:49 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: CebuKid]
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Yes, it is a torture to sit still at a concert, particularly during the break!
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#1386779 - 03/02/10 06:50 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: CebuKid]
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Why for men only, Jacky? smile
Wow, I saw myself in some of those.
I never let my kids play the grand without washing their hands. Um, is that weird?
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#1386780 - 03/02/10 06:51 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
...all you can think of while walking to your office in the morning is that you really, really, really would rather be staying at home and playing the piano. frown


Monica, yes, as a fellow disgruntled worker (disgruntled with the day job).....that's all I ever think about at work. frown

Here's some other ones (myself and others have brought these up before)...

....you forego chores to play piano.

...you can't resist walking past the piano without playing something...anything...even if it's just a few measures.


...
….you only listen to piano music..and nothing else.

…you drive your non-piano-playing loved ones crazy with all your piano talk.

....have burned a meal because you were playing piano...LOL

…have given up all of your other hobbies because of piano (I used to be a voracious reader and avid golfer).
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#1386839 - 03/02/10 08:14 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: melwig]
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Originally Posted By: melwig
You prefer a late night with a digital and headphones instead of Jay Leno.
Who's Jay Leno?
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#1386844 - 03/02/10 08:17 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: currawong]
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* You plan shopping trips, day trips, and vacations around visiting Piano stores.

* You look forward to the piano tuner coming to your house like a child looks forward to Santa Claus.

* Your view your piano like it is a member of the family.
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#1386847 - 03/02/10 08:21 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: rocket88]
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If your significant other walks around the house whistling the Clementi Sonatinas and Burmueller pieces you've been practicing...
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#1386849 - 03/02/10 08:28 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: foxyw]
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....you are laughing hysterically grin as you read this thread while nodding your head in agreement to everything that has been said.

....you are thinking "I'm glad I am not alone with this strange addiction". crazy
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#1386912 - 03/02/10 10:30 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Swingin' Barb]
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You stop calling your instrument "my piano" and start referring to it by its special pet name.


Edited by Little_Blue_Engine (03/02/10 10:31 PM)
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#1386922 - 03/02/10 10:44 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: currawong]
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Originally Posted By: currawong
Originally Posted By: melwig
You prefer a late night with a digital and headphones instead of Jay Leno.
Who's Jay Leno?


Jay Leno is a late night TV talk show host and comedian.

Here's another one--

You spend more time on Piano World Forum during work hours than you do working.
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#1386936 - 03/02/10 10:59 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: melwig]
currawong Offline
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Originally Posted By: melwig
Originally Posted By: currawong
Originally Posted By: melwig
You prefer a late night with a digital and headphones instead of Jay Leno.
Who's Jay Leno?
Jay Leno is a late night TV talk show host and comedian.
Thanks smile . I don't do "late night", "TV" or "talk show" so that would kind of explain why I hadn't heard of him, even if the fact that I'm on the other side of the world didn't... smile
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#1386960 - 03/02/10 11:46 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]
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Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
You stop calling your instrument "my piano" and start referring to it by its special pet name.


Fred, of course, that's how I call him.
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#1387038 - 03/03/10 04:14 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: ChopinAddict]
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when you tap a desk with your fingers it's a c major chord.
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#1387040 - 03/03/10 04:22 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: ChopinAddict]
-Frycek Offline
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Originally Posted By: ChopinAddict
Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
You stop calling your instrument "my piano" and start referring to it by its special pet name.


Fred, of course, that's how I call him.


Fred who? wink grin

Mine is Dolly - after Dolly Dimples the circus fat lady as she's short and wide and was born in 1937 -Dolly's era
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#1387052 - 03/03/10 05:40 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: -Frycek]
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...you actually have two keyboards in addition to your real piano so you can carry around whichever one fits the space you're going to play in. You'd hate to miss an opportunity to play because the space was so small, you know. . .

Cathy
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#1387058 - 03/03/10 05:58 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: jotur]
-Frycek Offline
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You actually managed to squeeze an old keyboard and bench into your parents' tiny spare bedroom and leave it there so you can practice during visits. (They're more important than a bed, right?)
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#1387114 - 03/03/10 09:00 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: melwig]
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#1387117 - 03/03/10 09:01 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: -Frycek]
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The other night I called my wife by the piano's name.

The piano's name is Stacey. The wife's is not. It was a bad scene.
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#1387118 - 03/03/10 09:01 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: -Frycek]
Little_Blue_Engine Offline
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Originally Posted By: -Frycek
Originally Posted By: ChopinAddict
Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
You stop calling your instrument "my piano" and start referring to it by its special pet name.


Fred, of course, that's how I call him.


Fred who? wink grin

Mine is Dolly - after Dolly Dimples the circus fat lady as she's short and wide and was born in 1937 -Dolly's era

"Admiral Halsey" is stationed in my living room.
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#1387171 - 03/03/10 10:26 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: -Frycek]
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You watch a movie/play a game and all you can think about is whether you can get the sheet music for that one song on the soundtrack.
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#1387172 - 03/03/10 10:28 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Pete M.]
Mark... Offline
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You might be addicted to piano if...

...you are on the MOYD list...3 years in a row...

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#1387175 - 03/03/10 10:31 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Mark...]
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You might be addicted to piano if...

...you sustain an injury while conducting mental play / practice.
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#1387195 - 03/03/10 11:00 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: melwig]
MacMacMac Offline
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Quote:
You might be addicted to piano if...

You collect way more sheet music than can be learned in two life times.
That's me. I yanked all 2500 pieces from Piano Street's web site. The annual subscription was just so low ($30) that I could not resist.

Quote:
Your spouse says, ”Honey, I really need to talk to you” and your response is, “I’m almost done with this song.”
That's **almost** me. Usually, my reply is ... "" ... until I'm finished with the song. smile

Quote:
You spend more time on Piano World Forum during work hours than you do working.
I think that's what I'm doing right now!

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#1387259 - 03/03/10 12:46 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: pianogal37]
Jacky Offline
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Originally Posted By: pianogal37
Why for men only, Jacky? smile


some research state men think about that thing every 5 min or so.

Unless gal catch up with us now
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#1387277 - 03/03/10 01:12 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Jacky]
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Jacky, I think they said piano, not porno. grin

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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#1387435 - 03/03/10 04:07 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: -Frycek]
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You might be addicted to piano if...
....someone (an eccentric millionaire) offers you 10 million dollars to stop playing (you are not allowed to touch the piano ever again) and you scornfully reject the offer.... wink
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#1387469 - 03/03/10 04:49 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: ChopinAddict]
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You might be addicted to piano if...

when your wife tells you she will leave home if you buy another piano you think: "gosh, I'm really going to miss her"
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#1387679 - 03/03/10 10:52 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: aristharcus]
BenPiano Offline
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Originally Posted By: aristharcus
You might be addicted to piano if...

when your wife tells you she will leave home if you buy another piano you think: "gosh, I'm really going to miss her"


ha smokin
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#1387739 - 03/04/10 12:24 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Originally Posted By: TX-Dennis
Jacky, I think they said piano, not porno. grin

Sorry, couldn't resist.


LOL! Can't believe this is becoming a sexy thread.
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#1387745 - 03/04/10 12:32 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Jacky]
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...sometimes you feel guilty for enjoying an activity so intensely.

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#1387747 - 03/04/10 12:34 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: CraigG]
Rui725 Offline
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Originally Posted By: CraigG
The other night I called my wife by the piano's name.

The piano's name is Stacey. The wife's is not. It was a bad scene.


strange i never gave my piano a name. Maybe because its a rental haha.

anyways...

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#1387748 - 03/04/10 12:40 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Rui725]
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haha, i just thought of a good one that i think about

.....when you hesitate to carry anything heavy that may potentially harm your hand. (I had this happen to me once when I was on some date, the girl ended up complaining to my friend how ungentlemanly I was hahhaahhaha)

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#1387753 - 03/04/10 12:55 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Rui725]
BenPiano Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rui725
.....when you hesitate to carry anything heavy that may potentially harm your hand.


eek

I don't know if it's addiction or just self (hand) preservation, but I've become a lot more conscious of doing silly things with my hands than I used to be. (and they seem weaker)

For example, like carrying a case of beer (cans) with a single finger or without the handle but using using an "ocatave" like grip on the box. My hands immediately scream "NO!".

Pretty soon I might have to resort to asking my wife to open jars for me. frown grin
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#1387798 - 03/04/10 03:09 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: AnotherSchmoe]
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You might be addicted to piano if...

You can't decide what's worse: reading the Piano World Forums at the expense of practicing or practicing at the expense of reading the Piano World Forums.


Originally Posted By: AnotherSchmoe
...any time you see a piano anywhere, you feel an uncontrollable urge to sit down and play something on it. After all, every piano is different and you have to try them all! whome

That reminds me of this old Russian saying:
You can't drink all vodka in the world and you can't do (you know what) to all women in the world...
But you should try to!
laugh


Edited by J.A.S (03/04/10 08:44 AM)
Edit Reason: Edited to make the language more suitable
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#1387820 - 03/04/10 04:46 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: J.A.S]
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I had a feeling I was developing an addiction. Now I'm sure.
smile .....and loving it.

.... how about you know you are addicted when you dream about being in a hotel and strolling up to the grand and flawlessly playing....... your beginner pieces lol!

I think I'm in excellent company!
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#1387881 - 03/04/10 07:46 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: J.A.S]
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Originally Posted By: J.A.S
That reminds me of this old Russian saying:
You can't drink all vodka in the world and you can't f**k all women in the world...
But you should try to!
laugh


I'm not exactly sure how this is in any way equivalent at all to being addicted to playing the piano...

And repeating it here would tend to make one think that the post was made by one of those old drunken, mind-numbed Russians.

Perhaps instead of a verbatim quote (with a couple of cheesey asterisks) you might have chosen to substitute the phrase "can't make love to..." just for the sake of good taste (and being a little more discretely subtle), and the fact that this is a Forum where "family values" are allegedly the ruling credo.

End of unsolicited, but good (and badly needed) advice.

JF


Edited by John Frank (03/04/10 07:48 AM)
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#1387884 - 03/04/10 08:06 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Originally Posted By: John Frank
I'm not exactly sure how this is in any way equivalent at all to being addicted to playing the piano...

I'm absolutely sure that it is not equivalent. I wrote in the context of another poster's text:
Quote:
and you have to try them all!

and that was just my association, not comparison.


Originally Posted By: John Frank
this is a Forum where "family values" are allegedly the ruling credo.

May I point out that the title of this forum contains the "Adult" attribute (and I'm not at this moment frivolously referring to the second, euphemistic meaning of that word).

I sincerely apologize you, John Frank, and everybody else who might be offended by my post.
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#1390642 - 03/07/10 05:48 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: J.A.S]
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You might be addicted to piano if...
...when you’re pulling groceries home in a little backpack with wheels, you notice the regular rhythm of the wheels clicking over the tile floor at the mall & try to figure out the time signature ...
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#1390886 - 03/08/10 12:21 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: -Frycek]
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Originally Posted By: -Frycek
Your nightmares involve piano keys that ripple and change places


I'm 100% addict, and this one is my #1 nightmare. I have this all the times and they're scary!

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#1392202 - 03/09/10 01:34 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: -Frycek]
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...you sneak into a church at night to play on one of their piano's because you can't afford one of your own
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#1392216 - 03/09/10 01:47 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
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Originally Posted By: itsfreakingmeout
...you sneak into a church at night to play on one of their piano's because you can't afford one of your own


I think churches are locked at night, but you will be even more addicted if you manage to BREAK IN somehow...
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#1392220 - 03/09/10 01:50 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: ChopinAddict]
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well the ones i go into are open...
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#1392386 - 03/09/10 05:55 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
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Loc: Carmel, Indiana
after a weekend away from home you think about how many minutes you need to spend greeting your girlfriend before you go to the piano...

like someone scolding a drunk the morning after a night of excessive comsumption, your girlfriend says "do you have any idea how many hours you spent practicing the piano yesterday...?

when watching a movie with a scene with a piano, you rewind repeatedly and strain to read the name on the fallboard

when arriving at a luncheon were you are the guest speaker, you notice there's a piano in the room, and you go over to find what kind it is before you greet the attendees.....

you imagine having to live in a small mobile home some day, and are convinced you could put your 6'4" grand piano in it.

you actually look forward to doing Hanon exercises

you set the furnace humidity control to suit the piano, not the comfort of the residents of the house

the piano is the only piece of furniture you have ever cleaned or dusted

you want your piano teacher to give your eulogy




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#1392740 - 03/10/10 09:45 AM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: Larry Larson]
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Loc: Cleveland, OH
Originally Posted By: Larry Larson
like someone scolding a drunk the morning after a night of excessive comsumption, your girlfriend says "do you have any idea how many hours you spent practicing the piano yesterday...?
Ha ha! My husband reproached me this morning: "You were up really late last night playing the piano." But I was only playing 'til 1:00 in the morning!

Originally Posted By: Larry Larson
the piano is the only piece of furniture you have ever cleaned or dusted
yep, that's me!
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#1393636 - 03/11/10 12:35 PM Re: You might be addicted to piano if... [Re: MaryBee]
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Registered: 10/20/06
Posts: 861
Loc: Bristol, UK
....addicted to piano if...

1. Your practice log audit software tells you that:

Start date: 19/03/2009
End date: 11/03/2010
Time(mins): 14745
Time(hrs): 246
Days in period: 358
Days of Practice: 200
Avg pract time: 74
Avg daily time: 41

2. You've formally asked your IM&T department to change the "tune" on the bar-code readers attached to PCs to something else other than Paul McCartneys 'live and let die'. Your co-workers have also asked you to not whistle the rest of the tune ofter the bar code reader plays the first few notes every time you boot the PC.

3. You've spotted that the main riff in Jimi Hendrix's machine Gun is very, very similar to Rachmaninoffs Prelude in C# minor.

4. You've noticed that Pedestrian crossings are never a whole octave

5. You've bought closed back headphones for the digital piano, and can get through life by nodding your head when someone speaks to you and looking vaguely interested then muttering "Uh huh", or "Yes of course".

6. The others in the house complain that the noise from the piano (just the clatter of the keys) is too loud (and remember your wearing headphones)

7. You go to work very early to get home to practice when no one else is in the house.

8. You take long lunches to go home and practice (and no one else is there).

9. You scratch built a Leslie speaker to play the Piano part from Pink Floyd's "Echoes"

10. You've told your wife that the cost of the Garden Office/Studio she wants is £45,000 (because that includes the cost of a Grand Piano) ;-)

11. Something sexy must have three wooden legs

12. The only health issues that worry you are carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, rotator cuff syndrome and focal dystonia.

13. Your car has balding tyres, the silencer blowing, various warning lights (dead headlight bulb), head gasket may be gone... but you only book it in to be sorted when the CD player starts playing up.

14. You've figured out that you can copy pianists (given the right camera angle) from youtube by downloading the video, converting the format, loading it into Movie maker (which seems to break it up into sections and phrases automatically), save them as individual video files (one per phrase) which you watch in continuous cycle mode in media player on slow speed...


15.... All the above but "its still just a hobby"...
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