The den - 1966

That's a great old player piano my parents bought circa 1963; the rolls are on the top. My favorite number was a Latin piece called "Cumbaya" that was mean to be played at a rapid clip, which necessitated my pumping the pedals quickly - just the thing to satisfy my hyperactive nature.

I took lessons for a short time in 1963, and again for a short time in about 1965. And again in 1973 with a different piano. I got nowhere.

My performance style back then included wearing a U.S. Army cartridge belt. Notice also the Batman plastic statue and Batman bubble gum cards in the background. A canteen hangs on the wall just past my back in case I got thirsty. A box of Kleenex sits in the foreground so that listeners, moved by my artistic interpretations, may weep.

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