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#1974903 - 10/17/12 10:24 PM Re: Paging: Piano Dad [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Registered: 04/11/09
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Loc: northern California
Originally Posted By: ten left thumbs
Originally Posted By: Piano*Dad
It's still jarring to see my "name" in a thread title ...

Hey, you're famous! smile

Yes he is!
and so is his cat, "Piano Cat", who we haven't heard about lately....does he miss Piano Son, away at college?
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#1975128 - 10/18/12 11:41 AM Re: Paging: Piano Dad [Re: Barb860]
Piano*Dad Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 10623
Loc: Williamsburg, VA
Alas, Piano*Cat passed away about a year and a half ago:

Lance the Piano*Cat

#1975427 - 10/18/12 10:00 PM Re: Paging: Piano Dad [Re: Piano*Dad]
Barb860 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/09
Posts: 1647
Loc: northern California
Originally Posted By: Piano*Dad
Alas, Piano*Cat passed away about a year and a half ago:

Lance the Piano*Cat

So sorry to hear! I must've missed your post a while back....Piano Cat was quite unique, sitting on laps like that at the piano....
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#1975453 - 10/18/12 11:14 PM Re: Paging: Piano Dad [Re: Piano*Dad]
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Registered: 08/09/09
Posts: 365
Loc: Brisbane, QLD
Originally Posted By: Piano*Dad
Alas, Piano*Cat passed away about a year and a half ago...

I dont have a cat - but until recently our dog (Xena the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel) may have been a contender for "Piano*dog". She sleeps for approximately 22 hours a day (being an old dog) - and manages to ignore almost all manner of noises coming from the Piano, but she DID have a habit of waking up and coming to investigate whenever I played the slow movement of Beethovens Pathetique... No other piece of music seemed to get her attention - but any time I started playing the Beethoven she'd wander into the room approach the bench and see whats going on.

I have no idea whether there's something deep in this particular work that has an effect on a canine amygdala, or whether I had subconsciously got into a pattern of playing that just before feeding her and the association had somehow stuck - but I'm sure it was something truly remarkable as I'm almost sure she could identify that piece distinctly from others!

Alas this behaviour has stopped (I dont play the Beethoven so often any more and I think the dog may be a little hard of hearing these days anyway) - so my chances of a creative piece of research resulting in a PhD in Psychology have no doubt passed.

[sorry - completely off-topic!]

Edited by DadAgain (10/18/12 11:15 PM)
Orchestral Viola player (stictly amateur)....
Hack Pianist.... (faded skills from glory days 20 yrs ago)
Vague Guitar & Bass player.... (former minor income stream 15 yrs ago)
Former conductor... (been a long time since I was set loose with a magic wand!)

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