I had lunch with my mother today and she told me about a story that she’d read in the NY Times yesterday. There are 30 pianos scattered about London and they’re available for people to play at any time. The project is called Play Me, I’m Yours. Some are in very touristy spots like Portobello Road (Hi HOBAC !) and others are in places not familiar to tourists, like St. Mary-le-Bow church. I think that this is a brilliant idea, and I love this picture of a group of businessmen singing around a piano in Liverpool Station. Here’s a video of a man playing at Portobello.
I was at Book Thing today, twice actually. The first time, I couldn’t even get into the parking lot, so I went back later and was able to find a spot. I thought the shelves would be empty after all of the morning’s activity, but I got about a dozen books, including a copy of “The House in My Head”, which I will give to one of you. Over the past two years, I have found a few copies of both this book and the other book Dorothy Rogers wrote, “My Favorite Things”. If you’d like this copy, which is in excellent condition, just leave a comment, and I’ll put Connor to work reading the comments and picking one on Friday.
Even though this book is nearly 50 years old, it offers amazing insight to building a house from scratch. Leave a comment if you’re interested in it!