Thursday, November 4, 2010

Magical Moment 273, "12th Street Rag"

I played this song, "12th Street Rag," in Times Square for the first time in probably 2 or 3 years. I remember halfway through, noticing some passerby's eyes on me and thinking, "How am I ever gonna end this song?!" Eventually I remembered the final chords. Too bad I didn't save it to play at a piano that was a little closer to the actual 12th street! 

I love going through these videos from last summer's Play Me, I'm Yours project when Sing For Hope (a charity organization) placed 60 brightly painted pianos throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City for 2 weeks only. I made a commitment to play every single one (and by default, Eddie got dragged along as well). That adventure led to some great opportunities, among one of them, becoming more involved with Sing for Hope, which strives to support schools, hospitals, and communities through music. Hope you enjoy the video and tap your foot a little.

To see photos from the Play Me, I'm Yours project, click here.
To see more videos, click here.

3 comments:

Eddie said...

I remember this crowd. They were very nice. I think this is the piano that was locked when we got there and we had to call and get the padlock combination to open it.

Hilary said...

Well this is very cool.. and very entertaining. I imagine I'd be quite pleased to happen upon your and your fine talents in the middle of the city like this. Thanks for posting it.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Thanks Hilary, glad you enjoyed! :)