Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Magical moment 145, "The Hunt"

Two hunters made their way through a jungle of stone, equipped with all the supplies needed to locate their target. They had been searching for days in the unbearable heat, with the sun relentlessly beating down and showing them no mercy. They rested, only briefly at a local watering hole, before continuing their pursuit.

Soon the hunters came to the known territory of their hunted. Their senses suddenly heightened when they became aware of its nearby presence. They squinted hard into the distance searching for its shape and turned their heads, cupping their ears while straining to hear its call. “Sh! I hear it.” One hunter said. “Is that it?” He pointed to the horizon. The targets wore excellent camouflage and blended into their surroundings with ease. “No,” the other hunter replied. “That’s a dumpster,” she said.

They stepped cautiously, knowing it could make itself known at any moment. The hunters were no stranger to this game. An amateur would think it was easy to find, given the small geographical area it’s confined to. But the hunters knew better. And suddenly out of nowhere, just like many times before, it made its distinct, unmistakable call. “There! Behind those trees.” They ran towards the sound and as they made their way to the clearing, there it was in plain sight, out in the open for all to see and interact with. The piano. “Sheesh, it’s about time,” said one hunter, “We’ve been wandering around Central Park for hours now.”

We have only 6 pianos left to see for Sing for Hope’s Play Me, I’m Yours project!!! Should be complete by tomorrow or Thursday at the latest.
To see all my videos taken at each piano, click here.
To see photos, click here.
To hear other people’s stories, click here.

10 comments:

Eddie said...

That story is no joke! It's like they are camouflaged, but really they are usually hot pink or bright orange and yellow. It's maddening to finally find one of them and realize that you walked right by that area at least three times already.

Anonymous said...

My job is a subway motorman. I am working tonite in Concourse Yard and on my way home ~3am I hope
I can sit at the piano on the Concourse. I just wish I could record the moment: me dressed up for work, playing the concourse piano after driving the concourse subway...
(da22nyu@yahoo.com) doug

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Ask someone near by to take a picture! You can post them here:
http://www.streetpianos.com/nyc2010/

Eddie said...

@ Doug- Did you get to play the piano?

Anonymous said...

Hi Eddie--I didn't play it yet... the piano is only open 'till 10PM. I'm in the Bronx this weekend ($ july) and I work for the Yankees (read: Baseball special) on the D line.l I shall try again Sunday night and see if I can get someone to hold my camcorder (or put it somewhere close by) to record whatever I end up doing...
..pure urban extemporization!
Doug

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Anonymous said...

PS--that's on the Concourse @ 177th, right?

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Doug,

It's at concourse and like 148th.

Anonymous said...

It's right in front of Hostos college, practically right under the pedestrian bridge, on the east side of G.C.
It hasn't been locked at night, as I pass by there around 2a.m. to make some noise, which is good because no one would want to hear my attempt to play!

Dave in the Bronx said...

Elizabeth I commend you for two things, first that you made the videos you put on your you tube channel. You're quite proficient, and no doubt enhanced many peoples days with your playing. It must not have been easy to visit all 60 around the city. I'd also like to commend you for participating in what is something that makes NYC stand out, even though some choose to vandalize what has been a gift to us as citizens.
Secondly I'd like to tip my hat to you for going out and discovering the city. By now you've seen your share of the five boroughs. There's obviously a lot more to this place than just that island where all the tourists hang out.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Absolutely Dave! I definitely discovered some amazing places. After only 8 months of living here, that was one of our goals. Thanks for reading about our little adventure. :)