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Eccentric French collector turns home into piano 'orphanage #2371709
01/09/15 05:38 PM
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Re: Eccentric French collector turns home into piano 'orphanage [Re: LarryShone] #2371734
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Re: Eccentric French collector turns home into piano 'orphanage [Re: LarryShone] #2373869
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I wonder at what number of pianos in your home does one become "eccentric."
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Originally Posted by Greg Bennett
I wonder at what number of pianos in your home does one become "eccentric."
smile

Greg

I don't know what that threshold is, but this guy sets off the warning signal at least twice. You may be eccentric when:
  • You have to apologize for the lack of room because there are too many pianos in the space
  • Your yard is "cluttered with pianos"
But thanks to his eccentricities, some remarkable pianos have been preserved!


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Re: Eccentric French collector turns home into piano 'orphanage [Re: LarryShone] #2373989
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They call him eccentric, I call him lucky.

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