Thursday, May 17, 2007

Lennon magic in Olympia

John Lennon’s piano stops by an Olympia home to spread peace and magic

Magic was captured in Olympia Tuesday in the notes to a song that a Steinway & Sons upright piano drew out of John Lennon, a haunting call to peace and love made more poignant after Lennon’s assassination.
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The magic of the piano, painstakingly transported into the home, pervaded the home, filling it with life and hope and music, with impromptu sing-a-longs driving requests for more sing-a-longs. “All we are saying is give peace a chance” became “give love a chance” and “give life a chance.”

Reality: one unprepossessing brown maple piano with John Lennon’s cigarette burns on the right side.

Magic: “You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
Read Lennon magic in Olympia
May 10, 2007 ~ by Jessica Corey-Butler ~ The Weekly Volcano

1 comment:

SteveSchalchlin said...

Wonderful article. I'm still getting over the fact that I was asked to play. Thank you, Gabi.