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Piano Man

Sing us a song you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
And you got us feeling alright

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
To forget about life for a while

And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say, "Man, what are you doin' here?"


Oh, la la la, di da da
La la, di da da da dum
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Re: Piano Man

Such a shame

It would be wonderful to have a recording of all the music ever played on this
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Re: Piano Man

I think it will take an extremely talented piano tuner to get the best from this one. It is such a fine instrument that it is even decaying beautifully. Great post Mark.

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Re: Piano Man

What a shame , wonder what the story behind it ending up like this is, nice little series.
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Well - this one got my day off to a miserable start. Thanks Mark! .
There is something so forlorn about a musical instrument of any sort in a poor state, but especially a piano. You can't help but think of the music and happy times that must have been associated with it.
And this one must have been a beautiful piece of furniture at one time.
I doubt that a decrepit iPod will evoke emotive reactions.
Well spotted.
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Re: Piano Man

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Such a shame
It would be wonderful to have a recording of all the music ever played on this
Well yes David, maybe some of the music that was played on this fine instrument when it was young.
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I think it will take an extremely talented piano tuner to get the best from this one. It is such a fine instrument that it is even decaying beautifully. Great post Mark. Ron
Thanks Ron. I reckon we should task Ross with the restoration and tuning, don't you think - then we'll find out just how bloody good he really is, eh!
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What a shame , wonder what the story behind it ending up like this is, nice little series.
Ed - The story is that it was bought second hand for Sandra's prodigious niece and nephew who literally played it into the ground when they were tots!
Eventually mum & dad replaced it with this one:
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Well - this one got my day off to a miserable start. Thanks Mark! .
There is something so forlorn about a musical instrument of any sort in a poor state, but especially a piano. You can't help but think of the music and happy times that must have been associated with it.
And this one must have been a beautiful piece of furniture at one time.
I doubt that a decrepit iPod will evoke emotive reactions.
Well spotted.
Forlorn indeed, Lyn. It has so much character that it is sad to see this lovely piece in such a derelict state.
Even a new iPod evokes little emotion in me Lyn, but I am still looking at an Apple Retina Display laptop. I visited the Mac Shop in Albury last week. It will be my next computer when it reaches the top of my list!
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Re: Piano Man

A great shot of a nice bit of flaky, decay, I find shots like this strangely appealing
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A great shot of a nice bit of flaky, decay, I find shots like this strangely appealing
Now you know why Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, Brian ...
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Re: Piano Man

Lovely set of shots of a very evocative subject, thanks Mark.

For a rather different perspective on the life of the piano man, see the song "Thirty Year Man" written by Pete Atkin and Clive James and performed by Pete Atkin: http://www.clivejames.com/node/472

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Very different indeed, John. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: Piano Man

Piano - one of the most used tools for child abuse as kids were forced to sit at the piano and practice.

Nice to see one getting it's comeuppance.
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Re: Piano Man

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Well - this one got my day off to a miserable start. Thanks Mark! .
There is something so forlorn about a musical instrument of any sort in a poor state, but especially a piano. You can't help but think of the music and happy times that must have been associated with it.
And this one must have been a beautiful piece of furniture at one time.
I doubt that a decrepit iPod will evoke emotive reactions.
Well spotted.
You should see the state of some violins that are brought in! One lady brought her late husband's violin in that he had attempted to repair & there was a chunk missing from the belly & in a bad state with the wood curling on that one. I fixed it up & the bow too, but a year or so later she rang up to say she got it out of the cupboard to show a friend & the hairs were falling out (eaten by carpet beetle larvae). I was disappointed to hear it was just being stored after all my effort to make it look & sound good.

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Thanks Ron. I reckon we should task Ross with the restoration and tuning, don't you think - then we'll find out just how bloody good he really is, eh!
A few Little Lucifers (fire starters) under it & then taking the metal for scrap would sort that one out OK.

The photos are very touching though, as the piano must have been a nice one in its time.

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Re: Piano Man

Great find Mark I guess the piano is now feeling blue. Worth lifting the lid for some interior shots.
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Re: Piano Man

A different set, but good, if not sad as said by others.
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