Bohemian Rhapsody

    Happiness is when you come upon a bike rider who stops to play Bohemian Rhapsody by heart on a public piano. And then I got to thinking about this old post, and its possibilities: Public Piano Concert to Come? So I ran into a man playing a public piano at the Arts Center MARTA…

A little jig

So I tossed my bike in my car and was ready to drive up to my mom’s house when I saw my tire light was on. A quick investigation revealed a nail, which had created a slow leak. I drove to an auto shop where a man named Dave answered the phone on this early…

Nice stranger #3

There’s a public piano at the MARTA Arts Center station (where I often exit the train with my bike). Jeremy Ray (pictured) painted it. The next time we passed after meeting him, someone was playing it, my younger daughter started singing along, and a man and his kids watched and videotaped. Everyone high-fived afterwards before…

“Best of 2017”: public pianos

In September of this year, an organization named Pianos for Peace placed 50 local-artist-designed pianos all over metropolitan Atlanta. Additional public pianos had already been placed the year before by another organization. Many of them have now been donated to schools and nursing homes. This one remains, right outside the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown,…