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#1998427 - 12/12/12 03:11 PM "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk  
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Interesting short film on the New York Times site, about an abandoned piano on the sidewalk:

NYT film - "Solo Piano, NYC"



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

Rick


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#1998443 - 12/12/12 03:47 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]  
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Enjoyed it! Thanks.


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#1998445 - 12/12/12 03:53 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: PaintedPostDave]  
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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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#1998584 - 12/12/12 09:06 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]  
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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]  
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So sad.


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#1999222 - 12/13/12 11:50 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]  
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That was a powerful little documentary. Thanks for the link.

#1999871 - 12/15/12 02:57 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]  
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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.



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#1999885 - 12/15/12 03:29 PM Re: "Solo Piano, NYC": film on abandoned piano on NYC sidewalk [Re: bessel]  
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Love this "movie".


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