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BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)

darkriver 12 Jun 18 - 05:52 PM
Senoufou 12 Jun 18 - 06:43 PM
wysiwyg 12 Jun 18 - 08:02 PM
Nigel Parsons 13 Jun 18 - 04:16 AM
Senoufou 13 Jun 18 - 04:30 AM
wysiwyg 13 Jun 18 - 09:10 AM
keberoxu 14 Jun 18 - 06:13 PM
darkriver 15 Jun 18 - 12:39 AM
keberoxu 15 Jun 18 - 06:16 PM
wysiwyg 15 Jun 18 - 11:36 PM

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Subject: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: darkriver
Date: 12 Jun 18 - 05:52 PM

I am trying recall details of a performance review I read many years ago. I believe it was in the Singapore Times or some such Asian daily.
'Twas about a pianist who in the course of trying to perform a classical piece, ran into problems when the humidity more or less sabotaged his performance. In frustration, I recall, he systematically dismantled the piano.

Now either I may have misremembered (surprise, surprise) this article, or it may have been an early example of urban legend. But my request here is if anyone else recalls this and can perhaps provide some pointers to the facts.

Thanks.

Doug


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Subject: RE: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Jun 18 - 06:43 PM

It may have been Myron Kropp in Bangkok, at the Erawan Hotel. He eventually took a fire axe to his instrument after several keys began to stick due to the humidity. If you Google it you may find the review. It's very funny!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Jun 18 - 08:02 PM

Or maybe not!

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/chop-chop/


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Subject: RE: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Jun 18 - 04:16 AM

The story on Snopes


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Subject: RE: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: Senoufou
Date: 13 Jun 18 - 04:30 AM

Thank you Nigel for doing a clicky thing (I haven't mastered that!)


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Subject: RE: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Jun 18 - 09:10 AM

Me either via tiny fone posting; thanks Nigel!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jun 18 - 06:13 PM

"Wild Night at the Erawan" is right here at the Mudcat, you know.
It even has its very own thread,
identifying the author and all.
But can she link to it? Let's find out.

Mudcat Thread 159100

erm ... golly ...
no wonder it's familiar.
I started the thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: darkriver
Date: 15 Jun 18 - 12:39 AM

Senoufou, Nigel, wysiwyg, and keberoxu:

Thank you for all the input. Whether or not it's apocryphal, it makes a good story!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: keberoxu
Date: 15 Jun 18 - 06:16 PM

The piece was always intended as a humo[u]r exercise.

I think it's a classic.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Actually Yes Music, but still BS)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Jun 18 - 11:36 PM

I think I'll start telling this story as an example of fake news we wish is true.
Since it's entirely nonpolitical it will make a neutral example. The piece about keb forgetting authoring the thread--priceless!


~S~


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