Saturday, February 16th, 2008

From: Nicholas F
To: Megan
Re: Roll Up Piano – THANK YOU
Sent: Sat, 02/16/08 10:04PM

Dear Megan,

My daughter loved the piano; it was a complete hit. She wrapped it in a blanket and took it to bed with her….but not before several renditions of ‘yankee doodle’ from her starter music book.

We await mozart!


A chilly Lexington Avenue balcony looking south to the Chrystler Building. The whole way here I listened to The Cure song “Close to Me” over and over on huge Sony MDR-7506 studio headphones barely obscured by my coat’s hood. A sonic jewel of the early 90s… a perfect bouncing bass line and a xylophone hook punctuated with the staccato rhythms of heavy-breathing, hand-claps…and horns. Hardly an obvious recipe for a perfect pop song, but genius rarely kneels at the altar of convention, now does it? (“Hey — You! — I ASKED you a rhetorical QUESTION!”)

(Sent from my mobile phone.)