Thursday, June 25, 2009

'Play me... I'm yours'

Happy Fourth of July!

We're in NYC now but we're still blogging about London. This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen... around the city there are pianos with music tucked in a side pocket for people to play. I can't think of a better way to get people laughing and singing and causing spontaneous street dance parties. This piano was in front of the Natural History Museum. The two fellas playing the piano were fantastic and within a minute or so a huge crowd had gathered around them. Right after they finished a little boy got up and played chopsticks... the crowd stayed to cheer him on.

it's interesting to see ideas like this put into play that help create a sense of community... check out the video below. I tried to pan over to see Ella's face, but clearly missed :) I think it's great that they just showed up, grabbed some sheet music and went for it. Pretty cool.

More on this project HERE


erin said...

That is the most out-of-tune piano I have ever heard. Yikes.

Peter said...

No kidding, but a great idea. Nashville could use something like that -- everyone and their brother is an aspiring singer/songwriter.

allismiles said...

What fun!