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Thursday, May 21, 2009

lovely nora

Lately, I have being enjoying Nora the Piano cat:



Also Nora in a mood many of us can probably relate to:



She plays piano the way I do: longingly, wishing she had the skillz of others. I learned for about a year, with a boring and knuckle-rapping Englishman whose main claim to fame was that he'd played the organ at the Queen's coronation, and the piano I learned on had missing keys, including the note at the height of the main William Tell Overture riff, so it was an agonising year for the whole family. These days I constrain my live musical longings to the occasional picking up and strumming of an acoustic guitar. But Nora does it better.

4 comments:

SCB said...

If only the sound worked on my laptop... looks fun, though! It brings back all the joys of learning the violin.

lucy tartan said...

I love how the piano lessons appear to just carry on regardless.

Playing the organ at the Coronation sounds like a pretty good claim to fame as claims to fame go!

Ampersand Duck said...

I know. I'm being churlish. He wasn't a very inspiring teacher; but then I was probably an annoying student.

Mummy/Crit said...

I only just got around to watching this, but thank you so much for posting it!!!