Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Sound of.......Notes? and Other Musical Ramblings

We got a steal today! We bought the floor model of a Yamaha YPG625 digi grand piano, and the owner slashed the price MUCH further because "I have the power!"... Yes! You da man!! He was truly a nice person, not just out for $$.

This baby is award-winning, and now WE OWN IT!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-)

We have all taken turns playing. I taught Dustin the only song I know, Mary Had A Little Lamb, and he's trying to teach himself Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Benny comes to me every 30 minutes or so and asks to play. To play, the kids must ask me or Dustin, go wash and dry their paws, come get a dry check from a parent, then finally they can play the "piano". Benny is actually calm on it, and there are moments I think "What a beautiful song!" He has been using both paws, one key at a time. He is also practicing notes and counts. Desty is not amused, thus far, because we won't let her pound it to pieces. Poor kid!

Tammy's Musical Ramblings

If you play the piano, don't call, just come visit us!! I will personally roll out the red carpet from the front door straight to the instrument in subject! ;-)

I'm craving to hear my favorites: Phantom of the Opera and most selections from Les Miserables..........My Goodness! The gut-wrenching, soul-stirring lyrics created by this story take me to a magical place, a sacred place in this world.
There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame
The beauty and despair in Fantine's voice, she is alone and unemployed and as desperate as a soul can be, and then the music behind her!
And this one (tx youtube!)

I dunno, maybe I'm crazy, but hearing and singing along to songs such as these greats is my aphrodisiac of sorts! As a teen I sung these and many others at the top of my pathetic little lungs and they each moved me differently. I was in my mid-twenties before I watched the movies and read the books, but these songs are the true story.

Seeing Les Mis live is at the top of my Bucket List.

Most people would not guess me as a musical lover.

Welcome to my blog!


mark said...

Congrats on the piano! Your kids will be musical prodigies in no time :-)


Anonymous said...

We had a Magnus Organ when I was a kid (anyone remember them?) That is so awesome! I love pianos. I used to be able to play a little, things like Silent Night, Hot Cross Buns (don't ask!) and a few others.

I never got into Les Miz but I loved Phantom! I saw it on stage!

I just believe sing your heart out! Do anything that is creative!

You made me smile Tammy, even though I am having a crappy week. :-)