Saturday, May 29, 2010


About 42 years ago my mom bought a wonderful baby grand piano from a friend.  Five or six years later I learned to plunk out the blues in key of C, so when my mom ran out of house for the piano, she let me take custody.  I've bugged my kids with the same blues in the same key for as long as they've been alive.  (It's endlessly entertaining to me, anyway.)

Tonight, the old piano finally got a real workout-- and I was there to hear it. 



Anonymous said...

Peter, You never know who just might stop by, you are so fortunate!!
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Robert said...

...the pleasure was all mine, Pete...great piano your Mom left you...sorry my acoustic chops are long gone...and thanks for the tip on the Kingfish Cafe!!! You have Seattle wired!!!

Peter said...

I didn't want to abuse my good fortune by dropping names, but since he (sort of!) blew his own cover, I'll just say how lucky I was to hear Mr. Lohr show me what Johnnie Johnson did, then contrast it with what Otis Spann might do, then flip into a moment of "You Never Can Tell," and mostly, just play Robert Lohr, on my piano, loud, at 1 in the morning, in cold, gray Seattle. THAT's something I'll never forget. And the acoustic chops sounded pretty intact to me! Peter