Monday, January 18, 2010

so, how DO you get a piano in the subway?




If you're wondering what the paint bucket is for: donations.

15 comments:

Furious D said...

Q: So-how-do-you-get-piano-in-subway?

A: Very carefully.

Emma Michaels said...

Okay... I have no idea... *continues to stare*

Heidi Willis said...

Love it! There's really nothing like the NY subway!

Eva said...

Good question, never really thought about it. And if that paint bucket is for donations, they have some high expectations.

Lily Cate said...

I can empathize with this guy.
I was once involved in this thing called "Strolling Stings"
And I play the cello.

Janet Reid said...

That's one glorious typo there Lily. I think you win by default!

mallard said...

If it's a handicap accessible station, then the elevator. If not then a well used gym membership.

DMBeucler said...

I tried to get my high school marching band to put a piano on wheels and let me "march" that way. Hitch it up to a couple of the bass drums and away I'd go. My band teacher disagreed. I marched the cymbals instead.

The Rejectionist said...

We love that guy! His piano gets a little shabbier every time we see him, guessing he uses the stairs.

Natasha Fondren said...

I've seen a lot of pianos in my day, some stored in sheds, in garages, in the backs of churches--all in pretty awful shape--but none... quite like that.

Was it in tune?

Janet Reid said...

Natasha, there are people who can identify the sounds the subway cars make when they start up -- note for note. They say it's the first three notes of "Somewhere" from West Side Story.

Me, I'm not quite so keen of ear. I was mostly trying to figure out how they got that hulk up the stairs.

Ronda Laveen said...

I'm from California and how they get anything in a subway is a mystery to me.

Christina Lee said...

LOL!! Now THAT'S what I miss about living in NYC!

swedishfish said...

I've seen this guy a couple of times. He's a terrific pianist and I just smile ear to ear to see a real piano in the station.

Jille said...

I saw a piano in the Union Square stop last month. wonder if it's a traveling act and it was the same guy.