Tag Archives: music

Name That Tune

Crepe paper streamers dangled at the entrance to the Passion Pit, the name my brother and I dubbed the finished basement we used for our party room when we were in high school.  It was a misnomer because nothing more … Continue reading

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As Time Goes By

I used to be a fairly decent pianist when I was younger.  Much younger.  In fact, I was my piano teacher’s top student, and she, herself, had been a student of Bela Bartok.  She wanted (expected!) me to continue my … Continue reading

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In Praise of Mediocrity

My pedicurist just bought a beautiful old Steinway, not a baby grand, mind you, but a full-grown concert grand.  She intends to have a piano roll installed and make it a player piano since she doesn’t know how to play. … Continue reading

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