Since this is a blog called "Where Pianos Roam", I thought it would be appropriate to have an image of pianos for the first ever Weekly Pic Pick!!!
The other day, I was rehearsing with my drummer Benjamin Stix, guitarist Tony Youngblood, and horn player Jamison Sevitts. We were jamming and brainstorming arrangement ideas for one of the songs for the album.
I think I had the best seat in the house. It was on a cozy little piano bench sandwiched between a gorgeous upright piano and my faithful (and very portable) stage keyboard. I felt like a little Asian buffer between the old world of the past and a funky, newer dimension. Sigh . . .
We had a fun session, and I could have sat there all day playing my heart out.
I think I will always favor an acoustic piano over an electric one. You just can't fabricate the depth, authenticity, and richness of a real piano. Nonetheless, the portability and mixture of different sounds that an electric keyboard/synthesizer can give are worth their weight in awesomeness!!
Another lovely Weekly Pic Pick arrives next week!!!
Over the last few days, this blog has received an entirely new renovation!!!! Simply put, everything was moved around, rearranged, and put back together a bit differently.
These changes were made in order to have an online space that offered more versatility and the capacity for growth in the future.
One of the biggest changes is the addition of the "Oreo and Buttercup" site. It is a separate wing from this blog that houses all previous and forthcoming episodes of the travelling piano and her rowdy bench. In the coming weeks, more additions will be added to it including a photo album, bios, and some other unmentionables.
Back here at Where Pianos Roam, there will be changes in the content of this blog. I hope to place more emphasis on my numerous creative projects such as those involving my music, visual art, knitting, and design work. You'll find more photography and, as time permits, little short films that I will be making involving my music.
In addition to featuring Videos and my weekly "Early On a Sunday Morning" segment, I have two new weekly segments.
Christophe was moving his office and had to get rid of a piano. But one does not simply get rid of a piano. He and Todd concocted a plan to bring it to a public place so that it could be enjoyed by many. Locations were kicked around and Bernal Heights, an amazing park in San Francisco, won out.
I'm embarrassed to say that I wasn't all that into the idea. I thought it was cool, but I'm trying to spend all of my time working on our startup, SETT. Still, there are some friends you'd help move a body, some friends you'd help move a piano, and Todd is both.
All together there were about six of us that night. We loaded the piano to and from the Ziptruck, pushed it on a dolly up the hill, and carried it over the guardrail and onto a perfect flat area Todd had scoped out that overlooks both bridges, the hills, and downtown. It was perfect.
We hung out for an hour or so, taking turns playing the piano and taking pictures, and then we left. Predictably, the piano was all over the Internet the next day.