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#1079822 - 12/30/04 08:54 PM Piano/Tea Party  
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Just had my 2nd monthly Piano Tea Party. My neigbor and I are doing a monthly Piano Social. We had a ball! Four out of five of us can play and even the fifth could play Heart and Soul. Ate cookies, drank tea, played Estonia and ended watching male Polynesian Hula Dancers. (the warrior kind!) It's so fun to hear my piano played by others. My neighbor was tearing it up on a Chopin Polannaise's and Etudes. Cool!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079823 - 12/30/04 09:01 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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It sounds like a really great time. Wish you were in the neighborhood so I could listen in ....

#1079824 - 12/30/04 09:14 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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You couldn't just listen, SuzieQ - you have to play!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079825 - 12/30/04 09:23 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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Yep, I would be glad to do that - 'course everyone would have to be patient, ' cuz I'm a beginner...But I do great KP and I am very appreciative of other musicians..

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#1079826 - 12/30/04 09:45 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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Idaho...hmmm...it's a long walk, but the party sounds better than any parties between here and there....


I have a new mistress. She's black and curvy and pretty and sounds great and has great legs. I call her "Petrof".
#1079827 - 12/31/04 07:14 AM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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Hey, that's what I was talking about in my post about piano clubs! I'd love to do something like that, except we'd substitute burgers and beer for tea and cookies, and we'd *definitely* have to come up with a suitable alternative to the male hula dancers. Not that there's anything wrong with male hula dancers....


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#1079828 - 12/31/04 08:38 AM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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markb, whatcha waiting for? i've done a couple of these; first one was back in 2000 and had about 5 or 6 people from the forum. i believe there are even pics in the members gallery
http://www.pianoworld.com/forum_members/DallasPianoGroup1.htm

we had a ball (except for some bad wine). also attended a few others in the area. great opportunity also to play on other peoples piano. last year, did a get together with a few of the adult students from my previous teacher. it is so much fun and as teachem above said, it is really nice to be able to hear your own piano played by others.

gw

#1079829 - 12/31/04 10:06 AM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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gwood, how did you find all the members? Are they all from PW, or did you advertise elsewhere? I think I'd be too embarrassed to have other people play my piano--I'm sure in most pianists' minds, my piano wouldn't even qualify as such.


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#1079830 - 12/31/04 12:02 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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Next time I hope my teacher will come if I give her more notice. She has a good friend who is an ajudicator (sp?) who is somewhat of a "Chopinophile" I hope I can gather all these people around me so I can pick their brains when they are not looking and get more "lessons" off the clock. laugh If you hang out with people who are better than you, you can only get better!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079831 - 12/31/04 01:13 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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markb, all the attendees were from this forum although i don't see any posts by them recently (i have also been away from the board for awhile.

i just noticed that there were quite a few posters from my area so i posted indicating we should get together. the response was favorable so we then arranged by email / phone from there. there were some great players there (alex, cork and patti come to mind as the stars in case they are still around). i was one of the beginners but it didn't matter. the only problem is 5 years later, i still consider myself a beginner.

gw

#1079832 - 12/31/04 01:27 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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If you hang out with people who are better than you, you can only get better!
Boy it would be great if the same rules applied by hanging out with people better looking than you...

I really like the idea of a "piano social". Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I think I would be really intimidated but would love to spend time around people with more experience than I have. Maybe at some point we can get a group from the Seattle area together.


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#1079833 - 12/31/04 02:35 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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markallen wrote: "Boy it would be great if the same rules applied by hanging out with people better looking than you..."

Believe me, it doesn't work.


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#1079834 - 12/31/04 03:28 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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MarkAllen - There was a PW party last summer at Classical Grands in Seattle, but I don't believe you were hanging around then. Anyway - hopefully there will be another next summer someplace in Seattle. If Dr. Laul comes to Seattle I'm sure there will be some sort of gathering. There a lot of members in the Seattle area.


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079835 - 12/31/04 04:53 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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Teachum:

This sounds like a blast! Glad you had fun with it. You're inspiring me to want to throw a piano party.....

Michele
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#1079836 - 12/31/04 07:24 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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You should, Michelle! Nice to hear from you. Happy New Years.


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079837 - 12/31/04 07:25 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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Hmmm - What do you have to do to be an Adagio Babe? If it's just liking adagio music, then I'm signing up!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079838 - 01/01/05 02:11 AM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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It doesn't happen very often, but I love hearing my piano played by other people. Most of the time when I play it, I find myself listening to my playing, and I only notice the piano if I think it's starting to go out of tune. But when someone else plays it, I find myself thinking "wow, my piano sounds great!" I'll have to add this to my piano-diary as another one of my goals: "invite people over more often for playing."

By the way, it's already New Year's in Japan, Happy 2005!!!!

Edited to add: looking at the clock, it's already new year's in the US too. Ok, time to practice before the day ends! smile


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#1079839 - 01/01/05 01:15 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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MarkAllen - There was a PW party last summer at Classical Grands in Seattle, but I don't believe you were hanging around then.
Sounds like fun. If there is a future get together in Seattle, count me in!!


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Hmmm - What do you have to do to be an Adagio Babe? If it's just liking adagio music, then I'm signing up!
I'm not sure; I didn't name us! The name came out of piano camp (Sonata). But loving to play adagio music is a great starting point (or maybe that's as fast as I can play, ever!).

wink

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I'm kind of baiting my sis here, Michelle. She's pretty bossy and would probably have something to say about me calling myself an Adagio Babe! laugh


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079842 - 01/01/05 06:45 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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You ended up by watching "male Polynesian Hula Dancers"? Now that's my kind of piano party! Did these gentleman come to the house or was it a tape? Very interesting.

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It was a DVD of a Hawaiian concert. All kinds of Hawaiian music and dancers on it. NOT Don Ho!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079844 - 01/02/05 11:03 AM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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[b] Hmmm - What do you have to do to be an Adagio Babe? If it's just liking adagio music, then I'm signing up!
I'm not sure; I didn't name us! The name came out of piano camp (Sonata). But loving to play adagio music is a great starting point (or maybe that's as fast as I can play, ever!).

wink [/b]
The criteria for being an Adagio Babe are:
1) The ability and desire to play every adagio movement of every piano sonata of the great composers (listed below are the only ones who REALLY qualify);and I mean ONLY the adagio movement;playing a presto or rondo will result in your membership being immediately revoked!
2) Being able to NAME the famous adagio movements by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven (in that order). And I mean opus number and order within the opus too!

Having said that, I am only an Adagiolady, which is a handle I had on Yahoo long before I met the distinguished Adagio Babes. I personally am ready to graduate to the Andante, and as such, I will start a new, more elite club called the Andante Babes..... laugh


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Hey, I played an andante recently (Mozart K 283, 2nd mvt) but I was kinda slow, so it was really only adagio. Disqualified, or still in the club?

Are you going to leave the rest of the Adagio Babes in the dust? I think the original Adagio Babe considers you to be an Adagio Babe, too!

Get out your metronomes..... eek

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I doubt I'll leave anyone in the dust, Adagio M. I've been doing a lot of sonatinas, but they are usually pretty fast, except for the adagio movements which are always too short in my opinion! I HATE metronomes! When I play with Adagiolady I don't need one because she shouts out the count!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079847 - 01/02/05 06:33 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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Hey, I played an andante recently (Mozart K 283, 2nd mvt) but I was kinda slow, so it was really only adagio. Disqualified, or still in the club?

Are you going to leave the rest of the Adagio Babes in the dust? I think the original Adagio Babe considers you to be an Adagio Babe, too!

Get out your metronomes..... eek
No way Michele, would I leave the original Adagio Babes in the dust. I was planning on joining you, as you both (the other "babe" doesn't seem to be representing herself here, at least not that I'm aware of, hey babe from the Bay Area, where are you....??)have already graduated to faster pieces anyway! Let's just be the Allegro Babes and be done with it!


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Hey Teachum,
Do you approve of my new avatar and tagline????


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#1079849 - 01/02/05 06:38 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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Oh - I didn't see Adagiolady's above post. Hmmm - I don't think I qualify. I don't think I want to play JUST the adagios!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1079850 - 01/02/05 06:39 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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I don't know, Adagiolady. The hair looks kinda similar. Miss Piggy might have been more fitting - but considering your midnight visitation I think it's appropriate. Maybe you've been possessed? I do like the tagline!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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I don't know, Adagiolady. The hair looks kinda similar. Miss Piggy might have been more fitting - but considering your midnight visitation I think it's appropriate. Maybe you've been possessed? I do like the tagline!
I'm NOT possessed. I AM his Immortal Beloved" reincarnated.... eek


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But if that's the case, can it please be Gary Oldman who next visits me at midnight??
3hearts 3hearts


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#1079853 - 01/02/05 06:53 PM Re: Piano/Tea Party  
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Gary Oldman! Good one! thumb Have to go feed everyone and then practice those D**** two measures!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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Change is good! Wanted to see my new avatar.


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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Just playing around!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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Marc, Steve Cohen hosted a D.C. get-together sometime in 2003 or 2004. I can't recall, and I couldn't make it. I'm told playing was optional, though.

I'd love for all of us to get together one of these days, even if we just do it at a piano store.

Cindy -- whose Estonia has never been touched by anyone outside the family other than the tech(s). FWIW

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Wouldn't that be fun?!?!?!?!?


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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Wouldn't that be fun?!?!?!?!?
Yes, if:

A. I don't have to play.

B. There are no male hula dancers.


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Hmm - I'll agree to B., but not to A. You would be among friends. smile


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Hmm - I'll agree to B., but not to A. You would be among friends. smile
Not after playing, I wouldn't!


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I'll play AND be a hula dancer. Might as well go all out... eek

BTW, I noticed my avatar makes me look bald because the brick in the background is the same color as my dark hair (I have a crew cut). I'm not bald, and I would make a fine hula dancer! cool


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Jerry Luke: "I'll play AND be a hula dancer."

Now *that* would be fun to watch!


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Teachum,
Is this your idea of a "tea party"? I'd like to expand beyond tea, if that's the case...


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Maybe teachum meant Long Island iced tea.


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Maybe teachum meant Long Island iced tea.
Or Mai Tai's...To go with the male hula dancers, of course! :t:


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Finally the :t: graemlin can be put to good use! Although I think we 86d the male hula dancers a while back, with the exception of a solo dance courtesy of Jerry.


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HOT Hula Dancers, if I might add! Hey - it's my party - no 86'in the male hula dancers. But, we can be inclusive and have female too. Then everyone will be happy!


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Then the male and female hula dancers will run off with each other, leaving the rest of us there to sip our mai tais and long island iced teas while teachum and adagiolady regale us with their piano virtuosity. I'm in! Can I bring the wife and kids?


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Sure, why not. We'll keep it no more than PG 13.


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I was in a business meeting one time and we were at the 'roundtable' part of the meeting, and when it came my turn, I had nothing to add to the meeting. My boss said "You have *nothing* to add?", and I said "No, I don't. I suppose I could get out my harmonica and play a few tunes, if you'd like." I was being a smart-alec, and my boss said "Good, next meeting I expect you to bring your harmonica." Needless to say, I brushed up on a few tunes and sure enough, next meeting I was made to play in front of the whole group.

I feel like I'm in a similar situation now. cool smile


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teachum: "Sure, why not. We'll keep it no more than PG 13."

But my kids are only seven (well, almost eight), five, and two.

Jerry Luke: "My boss said "You have *nothing* to add?", and I said "No, I don't. I suppose I could get out my harmonica and play a few tunes, if you'd like." I was being a smart-alec, and my boss said "Good, next meeting I expect you to bring your harmonica."

It's a good thing you didn't say, "I suppose I could get out my grass skirt and do a hula dance if you'd like."


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markb- laugh


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Jerry:

I just noticed that you're over in Tillamook. Waaaay too cold to be hula dancing over at the coast!

eek

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AdagioM- That's for sure. Especially this week! Best to stay inside and practice the piano. Sometimes in the summer we go down to the beach and have a luau, complete with buried pig. :t:

(No hula dancers).


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Sounds like piano people know how to party! Too bad I'm in Texas, sounds like a party I'd like to attend. Mai tais, male hula dancers and piano playing. What could be better than that?

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Just what is this big fascination with male hula dancers?!?! If you must feed your obsession, please transfer your PW membership to www.malehuladancerworld.com.


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Markb, ya gotta help me! The link doesn't work! wink

Oh, hush. You all know you clicked on it too.

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Didn't work for me either, I think he just made it up to mess with us!

I've just never been to a party with male hula dancers, and I never expected to read about such an event on Piano World! I have been to a party with a male stripper, but that was quite some time ago...

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Sorry about that link. I forgot that they changed it. Check out the Web site for the International Brotherhood of Male Hula Dancers at www.iamgullible.com.


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Dang it. That didn't work either!

Stupid browser!

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BTW, this thread should either end or be renamed. I feel the testosterone drip, drip, dripping away every time I post in the "Piano/Tea Party" thread.


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What was your first clue...


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I am gullible .com???


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Well, at least Jerry Luke has my back. Uh, Jerry? Hello? Jerry.....?


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The ladies would understand the obsession with male Hula Dancers if they saw the ones on my DVD! HOT! HOT! HOT!
BTW - I think AdagioLady is responsible for the hi-jacking of this thread. :t:


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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I had a Hawaiian neighbor in San Diego who buried a pig in his backyard. Then he drank too many mai tais and couldn't remember where to dig it up. True story!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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Teachum,
So take it to the CR, where you can be sure I won't follow you, unless the it's a Cow Thread.... smokin


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Nah - It's more fun here I don't like the CR! They are WAY too serious! !!!!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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I'm here Mark, but I almost bailed on this thread when the male stripper was brought up. smile


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Nah - It's more fun here I don't like the CR! They are WAY too serious! !!!!
The CR can get divisive and contentious. That's why I prefer to do most of my thoughtless, annoying, and useless posting in the AB forum.


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I'm here Mark, but I almost bailed on this thread when the male stripper was brought up. smile
I think it's time for the guys to exit this thread and leave the ladies to their little fantasies. Let's just hope they're piano-related.


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[/qb][/QUOTE]I think it's time for the guys to exit this thread and leave the ladies to their little fantasies. Let's just hope they're piano-related. [/QB][/QUOTE]

Yes, and here's the fantasy: I'm playing the piano in front of all of you, the adagio (of course!) cantabile from Beethoven's Pathetique, and my hands aren't even shaking one bit.

It's the last part that's fantasy! :p

Cheers, Michele

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Oh yes - that's a great fantasy! Those kinds of fantasies are like flying dreams!


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