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On the Berkeley Housing Trail, Eugene O’Neill Style

Finding a rental in Berkeley can be a hair-raising experience! Continue reading

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A Day with Two Piano Finalists

A Kawai and Chickering were in a tight race, until one took off and surpassed the other. My whole Saturday was consumed with evaluating two pianos: a practically brand new “Kawai” 5’1″ grand and a larger, nearly 5’8″ size “Chickering,” … Continue reading

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DREAM PIANO: Overview and Acknowledgments

My two-year long romp on the piano finding trail with York as my professional companion and consultant had been worth all the time spent in, around and under pianos. How else would I have acquired knowledge about the piano’s harp, … Continue reading

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Pics of the Little Knightingale, me, York, and Caroline

There’s York, piana tuna,’ joining the crowd at Caroline’s. He harbored doubts about Knight pianos until he inspected this one. You can see his time honored lamp with its twisted neck hanging down over the piano. Missing are his Filter Queen … Continue reading

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After the Fall

It was easy to predict that I would have violated my own ban on making more you tubes. My cold turkey withdrawal was just an overnight phenomenon eclipsed by my hankering to tweak the tripod, move the camera in all … Continue reading

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Full Blown You Tube Addiction!

My struggle to grapple with You Tube demons and completely eradicate them! Continue reading

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