there is importance in the attitude of the pirchase, or the ownership, too. I have a friend, who studied to be a concert pianist and ended up an engineer, who recently bought a piano for about the same amount that my mother's house sold for when she retired recently. he has some money, he is not wealthy but very very comfortable, and this required some consideration on his part, but he and he wife, and their son, all play, and he wanted the best piano he could get. I happened to be traveling in germany with him when he bought it, or I am sure that I never would have known how much it cost. I have another friend, who has a nice amount of money from his family and has never really worked in his life. his parents are both in the music business, and they have two baby grand pianos in their living room, with the room set up like alittle concert hall. they have music played in that room twice a year, maybe, but this way they can always comment on the musical background of the family when somebody is suprised at teh two pianos. the only real pleasure they get from the pianos is the attention that they atract. the first guy I think is pretty cool. the second a putz.
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2/26/05 at 6:50pm