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#1998427 - 12/12/12 03:11 PM "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk
bessel Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 242
Loc: Ohio, USA

Interesting short film on the New York Times site, about an abandoned piano on the sidewalk:

NYT film - "Solo Piano, NYC"
Started playing: February 2011. Still having fun.

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#1998437 - 12/12/12 03:26 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]
Rickster Offline

Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 9319
Loc: Georgia, USA
Very interesting video...

Just goes to show that even an old warn-out clunker can bring joy to the lives of some individuals and put a smile on their faces; at least for a while.

Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel

#1998443 - 12/12/12 03:47 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]
PaintedPostDave Offline
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Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 660
Loc: Upstate New York
Enjoyed it! Thanks.
Dave Koenig
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#1998445 - 12/12/12 03:53 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: PaintedPostDave]
Amy B Offline
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Registered: 06/23/12
Posts: 78
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
You beat me to it....was going to post this shortly. Really simple video/slide show, but amazing the feelings it evokes!
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Ivers and Pond upright

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#1998584 - 12/12/12 09:06 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]
Dave B Offline
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Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 2338
Loc: Philadelphia area
Interesting that the Christmas trees outlasted the piano.
"Imagine it in all its primatic colorings, its counterpart in our souls - our souls that are great pianos whose strings, of honey and of steel, the divisions of the rainbow set twanging, loosing on the air great novels of adventure!" - William Carlos Williams

#1998927 - 12/13/12 12:37 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: Dave B]
Annitenth Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 472
Loc: Texas
So sad.
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Technics PCM Digital Ensemble PR307

#1999222 - 12/13/12 11:50 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]
Scott D Offline
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Registered: 11/02/05
Posts: 6
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
That was a powerful little documentary. Thanks for the link.
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#1999871 - 12/15/12 02:57 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]
Stryder87 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 88
Loc: New Westminster, BC Canada
That was amazing. It brought a tear to my eye at the end when the man and woman come back with carts to try to take the piano home and save it from it's fate, to give it another chance at life and some love. Pianos are amazing. They captivate people like no other instrument I can think of. They really are a magical box of sound.

"Music is something so innocent and pure, it makes a person completely naked - in music you cannot lie." - Alice Sara Ott

Playing since December 6, 2011.

#1999885 - 12/15/12 03:29 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]
Ralph Offline
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Registered: 12/09/01
Posts: 1411
Loc: Delaware (slower/lower)
Love this "movie".
Do or do not. There is no try.


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