Someone finally did it - Dotan Negrin actually quit his job, loaded up his spinet piano and took off to play piano around the world. Over 300 cities and 20 countries. There seems to be a fair share of negative comments about his piano playing, his piano, his financial situation, etc., but the point is he stopped, decided what he was going to do, and did it.
It's the stuff dreams are made of - at least my dreams.
Long Island’s piano man, Billy Joel, has generously donated a premiere concert piano that will be housed in Stony Brook University’s Staller Center recital hall.
Read more about it here.
I almost didn't post this video, as it was difficult for me to watch; however, it is the sign of our times, in the world we live in today.From New York filmmaker Anthony Sherin comes this eerie, beautiful timelapse of what transpires in the 24 hours after an upright piano is abandoned on the street -
Note how many people stop, touch, and ponder. The miracle and magic of a piano, whatever condition it is in. I guess that's the reason I make it a part of my life to put some life back into these majestic instruments, as sometimes, it is more than just making music that matters.
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