Video: Piano Man + Beat Boxer
Trevor plays piano in the Community Building lobby regularly. Today, he had a friend with him. Unsolicited noise seems to grate against about a million things we value as a culture. We want to sign up for noise voluntarily, control the volume and turn it off when we’re done. Kids who used to walk down the street with a boom box now walk down the street with ear buds. Sharing is not caring, it’s aural assault.
Just this week, I broke my “no complaining on Facebook” rule to rant against the bar whose patio speakers project into my window into the wee hours of most mornings. Sometimes, though, we’re so busy freaking out about the imposition that we miss the breath of inspiration that can come from stopping and listening.
I don’t even like this song. I loved the interlude to my day, though, especially the moment at the end of it when the two guys celebrated their creation, unaware of us, and I turned around to see several other observers wide-eyed and joyful.