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#921416 - 07/17/04 06:55 PM Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
Terrytunes Offline
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A casual Saturday afternoon gathering it was at Beelady's! Enjoying each others music and having a chance to get to know one another a little bit better. It was great having a chance to meet with Jeanne since she was unable to join us for the last gathering at Beelady's house.

Thanks Beelady, once again for providing another opportunity to play your beautiful piano.

And special thanks to G, Beelady's son, who assisted in making the most delicious fresh squeezed lemonade!!






JeanneW



JeanneW - Beelady - Terrytunes (edit on pic)


Beelday & G

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#921417 - 07/20/04 08:45 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
zongora Offline
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Loc: Connecticut
Hi all three,

Nice shots -- enjoyed seeing them -- love that gorgeous piano. Hope G is playing it too -- sure he is.

Thanks, and buy the way, what did you guys perform for each other?

Zongora

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#921418 - 07/21/04 02:02 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
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zongora thanks. These get togethers are inspiring me to practice! Both Terry and Jeanne had brought along binders with prepared music in them...Something I plan to mimick..

Jeanne blew us both away when she played piece after piece that she had composed herself, and this with only a bit more than 6 lessons in her life! WOW!

Terry has a few huge binders with all sorts of music, standard, movie music, a hymn or two etc. Lovely...

As for me I could only muster a few, Ashokan Farewell, a Grieg lyric piece and some Mozart (for G!) the Twinkle Twinkle variations.

G plays his own arrangement (by ear) of a Lord of the Rings theme and Twinkle Twinkle "the Mozart Way" with a few trills thrown in...

But for most of the afternoon, Mr. BeeLady spirited all the boys away so we girls could have the house, and piano, to ourselves...

Isn't PianoWorld Great?
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#921419 - 07/21/04 02:18 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
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Loc: Maine
Looks like a great time!

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#921420 - 07/21/04 08:53 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
zongora Offline
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Bet it was twice as much fun having a gorgeous piano like yours to play on.

Having music in binders is a good idea. Sometimes when I only like one piece from a book that has tons, I copy it and keep it separate for convenience.

I love the music of Grieg and play much of it often. My favorites are "A Dream", "At Thy Feet", "I Love Thee", well -- I could go on and on.

Zongora

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#921421 - 07/21/04 09:01 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
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Kathyk.... missed you and the other members of our NE group! This was Jeanne's opportunity to check out Beelady's piano. I sort of tagged along but enjoyed every minute!

I marveled at Jeanne everytime she started playing a new song. When she would finish I would ask her.. what did you name that one?? and she would reply.... "1999"!!! or whatever year it was that she wrote it!! I think we should have another gathering so Jeanne can play her songs and we can help her put a name to them! Thanks for sharing with us Jeanne!

I also enjoyed the chance to hear Beelady play her piano. She has a wonderful touch on the keys and listening to her play was delightful.

Zongora.. I haven't played to much in the way of classical music since my teens!! I started playing ragtime in my 20's and now in my 50's continue to enjoy ragtime. My mother enjoyed her era of music, showtunes etc and since she was the one who was the most responsive to making requests I played music that she enjoyed.

Upon joining PW and having had a few chances to meet with members I've decided to review some of my classical pieces from many years ago. It brings back memorable thoughts of my grandfather and how much he enjoyed opera, the symphony his violin and places like Tanglewood. It gives me a feeling of being connected to him everytime I practice what he would have enjoyed listening to. Although, I will never completely overlook some of my old time favorites; As Time Goes By...Blue Moon, Misty, Heart.

I've brushed up on Chopin's Waltz in C# Minor, Sinding/Rustle of Spring and Beethoven/1st Movement from Moonlight Sonata and I've just added Bach's/Sheep may safely graze along with Chopin Nocturne Op 72. Both pieces recommended from posts that I happened to read on PW.

So, here I am the other night printing out your post from the Adult Beginner Forum (I believe it was) and highlighting all of your favorites for the next time I'm looking to add another piece to my binder. I enjoy the posts and stories you have added to the forum and therefore I think I will enjoy your selection of music as well.

I'll keep you posted!

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#921422 - 07/21/04 09:10 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
Derick Offline
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Beautiful piano in a beautiful room with 3 beautiful ladies. Wish I was there! (I hope that doesn't sound too much like Tom-k*~!)

Terry, I want to see pics of the brown piano in a plum room.

How do you guys choose these colors? Most of my walls are boring white...

Derick
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#921423 - 07/21/04 09:43 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
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Derick... hmmmm, how did I come up with this color??? I probably saw it while flipping through a magazine or advertisement of some sort. I've been working on putting this room together for about a year... I'm very slow!! Don't think you are the only with with ADD!!

It is a deep plum. I now have a floor lamp next to the piano and hope to put up some (white) crown molding.



The pic doesn't really show the "true" color. I'll have to try another one sometime with the ceiling fan lights off.

I've been into homes where the white walls are just fine.

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#921424 - 07/21/04 09:56 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
Derick Offline
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Wow, I like that too. Beelady's room is bolder, but your piano still stands out against that wall and looks great.

Several years ago I shrank the size of my bedroom after painting it 25 different colors. Ok, only 5, eventually I settled on a pale blue but never really liked it.

Derick
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#921425 - 07/22/04 11:44 AM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Derick:

How do you guys choose these colors? Most of my walls are boring white...
Derick [/b]
No trick really, more like middle age, as my hair loses it color I opt to put it back elsewhere! Besides, its only paint, if you don't like it you paint over it!

Now Benj Moore and others have those little bitty sample bottles so you can try out all sorts of colors. Go for it!

While I agree, Derick, the red looks bold in pictures, in person it is more neutral and comforting, like being in the womb, I think.
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#921426 - 07/25/04 07:52 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
kenny Offline
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Wow
I just saw this thread.
Brings back good memories of when I got to play Beelady's piano.

Big Smile.

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#921427 - 07/27/04 01:42 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
Joy Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
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Loc: Encinitas, CA
Thanks for sharing your piano moments.

I love that combination: red wall, wood floors, satin ebony grand and fresh lemonade. I can almost hear the music too.


Joy

\:\)

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#921428 - 07/27/04 06:38 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
kenny Offline
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Joy did you notice the original painting by Jose on the wall?
It is the face of Beelady with the body of a bee playing a Steinway.

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#921429 - 07/27/04 08:08 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
Joy Offline
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You mean that one under the clock? I wish it were bigger so we can all see it better. \:\(

I love JosÚ's artwork. And I still treasure that little vase he made for me.

Joy

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#921430 - 07/28/04 05:40 AM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
BeeLady Offline
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For Joy, \:\)
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#921431 - 07/28/04 06:39 AM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
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Registered: 07/07/01
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Loc: Topeka, Kansas
Excellent response time, Bee!
An intriguing picture too ... tons of character! ... a real smiler. \:\)

I'm confused about your son's name, though. I think he's been referred to as "G" and also as Jose. Could you clear that up for me? Good looking kid, btw.

Bob

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#921432 - 07/28/04 06:44 AM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
kathyk Offline
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Jose is Kenny's friend. Cool picture!

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#921433 - 07/28/04 08:02 AM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
Joy Offline
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What a great image to start my morning with! I love it.

What a wonderful graphic, full of charm, wit and affection.

Thanks so much for scanning, posting and sharing it with us, BeeLady.

Kenny's home is covered with works by both himself and JosÚ --- mixed with other vintage collectibles. An eyefest.

Joy

\:\)

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#921434 - 07/28/04 08:59 AM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
BeeLady Offline
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It sure makes me smile! \:\)

I hope to see kenny's "gallery" someday myself!
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#921435 - 07/28/04 07:52 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
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#921436 - 07/28/04 07:55 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
kenny Offline
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Bob
Don't tell anyone but Jose is more than my friend.
He's my partner.

wink wink
nudge nudge \:\)

Super Super secret though.

It's funny, Jose's art is straight from the heart; mine is straight from the eyeballs.

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#921437 - 07/28/04 08:04 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
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 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
Bob
Don't tell anyone but Jose is more than my friend.
He's my partner.

[/b]
Do you guys own an art gallery?
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#921438 - 07/28/04 09:11 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
kenny Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by apple:
 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
Bob
Don't tell anyone but Jose is more than my friend.
He's my partner.

[/b]
Do you guys own an art gallery? [/b]
apple
thankth for imortalizing my thuper threcret outing under the pretense of griving a crap about my art. Wink

No Dahleeng, no art gallery.
Not yet. (thwish thwish lisp lisp)
And we don't own a hair thalon or flower thhop either.

Your question could have stood alone without the quote.
I'm sure you realize that when you quote somebody they can't take it back.
Your quote of my words had nothing to do with your question.
To me that makes your quote very mean spirited, and it reflects very poorly on your character apple.

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#921439 - 07/29/04 04:24 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
Terrytunes Offline
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I always tried to decipher what that picture was near Beelady's piano but guess I always became sidetracked by the music and conversation in the room and never took the time to view it up close! It's truly an interesting pic. My favorite so far of Kenny's artwork is the drawing of the door lock/knob... I couldn't believe it was a drawing!

And thanks everyone for the fine compliments received on pic's of MY piano! Oh, sorry make that singular; "compliment" (thank you, Derrick) \:D

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#921440 - 07/29/04 04:40 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
BeeLady Offline
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Terry, I am IN LOVE with kenny's doorknob painting. The kids spend lots of time examining the print I have of it in disbelief that it is a watercolor! kenny is a truly talented guy in many, many ways....

Perhaps we local yolkals will be able to see the plum room and it's inhabitant soon?!!
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#921441 - 07/29/04 05:51 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
kenny Offline
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Oh, Beelady.


\:o

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#921442 - 08/01/04 03:04 PM Re: Another delightful day at Beelady's home.....
Jeanne W Offline
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Well, just returned from vacation and for the 1st time saw this post!

Bee Lady: Had a great time! Beautiful house and piano! Geez, wish we had such good climate control for a piano to live in. You played beautifully. Among the pieces you played, you didn't mention the Brahams Intermezzo in A you played for us - the one you said you're still working on it, you sounded great. That's a piece of music I just recently heard for the first time and fell in love with. I was so surprised when you began playing it.

Terry Tunes: Those ragtime pieces you played I find to be difficult to play - all those jumps you have to make with your left hand. I'm impressed! I loved hearing you play Moonlight Sonata also. Beautiful. You play wonderfully.

I enjoyed hearing both of you play the piano. We should do this again!

Terry, I think it was you who said: "I see you don't have any trouble getting up to play in front of people," or something to that effect. That's so funny. I was nervous playing the piano - with just the 3 of us. But I slogged on best I could. At least my fingers didn't FREEZE UP like they did when I played at the Mason & Hamlin Tour.

Up until a couple of years ago just having to stand up and introduce myself to everyone would have had me shaking like a leaf. I've gotten a bit better over time.

Thanks for the kind words about my music. Most of it is untitled, just a date i.e. 3/28/98 - to tell them apart. It never occured to me to really title any of them. I must say, I find my current titling system makes it impossible to differentiate one piece from another...

I don't ever find myself thinking such things as, "I'll play the one called 7/13/02. Oh, that's 5/14/97. That's a good one." Right. That's a laugh.

Dates don't seem to be a good way to tell one piece of music apart from the next. Maybe I'd better start naming them. Although for some nutsy reason, I like the idea of just putting dates on them. As though it would be pretentious of me to actually title them. ??

Terry Tunes: Your piano is sweet looking. I have a soft spot for sweet pianos. When can BeeLady and I hop over to your place??? Huh? Huh? Huh?

As you know, my own trusty 88 keys is that one Larry Fine sprinkles dubious warnings about in his book, it's - TA DA! - a circa 1974 Kimball Whitney spinet.

Oh!

:rolleyes:

The dread secret is out!

Actually, I wonder how many visit this "Forum Members Tours, Parties, Cruises, & Meetings" area of PW? I almost didn't see this thread. Didn't think to visit here, so maybe I'm safe from fellow PW member scrutiny? (Go ahead, I can take it!)

As some may recall, I am currently on PIANO QUEST, which would perhaps more accurately be called: PIANO OBSESSION QUEST. So one of these days I hope to be having my own New Piano Party!

Until then, TerryTunes & BeeLady: You'e welcome to visit my house anytime to play my trusty spinet! I'm actually having it tuned next week so it'll be a good order. It's actually a nice little piano. It's served me well lo these many years.

Well, I've gone on enough! It was great getting together. Till next time.

Just one last thinkg. Last night my husband, Lloyd, and I were watching a PBS program with "The Piano Guy". At some point, both Lloyd and I got down on the floor and crawled up to the front of the tv screen, peering anxiously at the piano in an attempt to determine what kind it was. "I can't believe I'm doing this," said Lloyd. *

Ha. Ha. Lloyd's got the Piano Obsession, too.

* Never did figure out what kinda piano it was.

Jeanne W
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