December 18, 2006

The transparent piano.

The Transparent Piano

Suggestions for what to play here? "Crystal Blue Persuasion".... "I Can See Clearly Now"...

32 comments:

Meade said...

"You don't look different,
but you have changed.
I'm looking through you,
you're not the same!"

Jason said...

Continuing meade's Rubber Soul theme, I nominate "You Won't See Me."

Wurly said...

"Mr. Cellophane"

BJK said...

What about "Invisible Touch" by Genesis?

George said...

"The Light" by Philip Glass

Ann Althouse said...

"Cold as Ice." "Ice, Ice, Baby."

We need some classical selections too!

Jonathan said...

"Crystal Ball" from Styx.

caffeine soldier said...

"Suggestions for what to play here?"

Now, come on, Althouse! The choice is obvious.

The song that's most applicable is clearly 'You're so vain'!

Hey, Carly Simon never really said it's about a guy! And I bet you have an apricot-colored scarf somewhere...
:P

Richard Dolan said...

"Cold as Ice." Ann poses a riddle: Can an instrument that looks as cold as ice still burn with musical passion? (Calaf suggests an answer about a different sort of instrument.)

It's inconceivable that an instrument like that one could have much of a singing tone. Opera, the Beatles, or anything that contemplates piano music accompanying the voice, would seem to be a poor fit for an instrument like that. Perhaps in might sound good in some of the really bang-y passages in a concerto by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, or that sort of thing.

reader_iam said...

Schoenberg's "Kristallnacht Fugue"?

Ann Althouse said...

Caffeine: It's not mirrored. It's transparent.

caffeine soldier said...

"We need some classical selections too!"

Sure. Like the 'Prelude to the Suite in D-Minor', famous from the soundtrack of 'Diva'
:)

Paul Zrimsek said...

John Cage's 4'33".

Pogo said...

Alanis Morrisette
"I see right through you
I know right through you
I feel right through you
I walk right through you"


But Paul wins. Hands down.

dick said...

How about some glass harmonica music from Mozart.

Anonymous said...

Tower of Power: Below Us, All the City Lights.

stealthlawprof said...

Given the time when the picture was taken (and one's ability to see outside through the piano), I would suggest Moonlight Sonata.

Anonymous said...

stealthlawprof: Excellent! As a certified Luciaphile, I should have thought of that immediately. Wish I did.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Now that stealthlawprof brought in moonlight references, how about Clair de Lune by Debussy? [sound at link]

Oscar Madison said...

Does it go without saying that it's a really cool photo?

Bob said...

How about On A Clear Day?

Sigivald said...

They should play a song I'm about to compose, called "This Piano Is Not Transparent".

Hazy Dave said...

"Plastic People" - The Mothers Of Invention, 1967.

David53 said...

What to play here?

First recruit Burt Bacharach to tickle the keys. Song number one would be "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" vocals by Dean Martin. Frank and Sammy would come out later to join in on a medley of Burt's songs. Of course they would all be wearing tuxcedos.

Sanjay said...

"Crystal Silence" from Burton?

Wurly said...

Does it have a special coating to deter fingerprints? Otherwise, to keep it looking good would be a constant battle.

Anonymous said...

-Your inside is out and your outside is in
-Your outside is in and your inside is out
-So come on come on
-Whippens are such a joy
-Hammers are such a joy
-Look at my sostenudo flange
-Look at my damper bars
-Make it major make it minor
-Everybody's got something to hide except for me and
My Kawai.

Thank you, and I hope we passed the audition

Bleepless said...

I can see for miles and miles,
I can see for miles and miles,
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles. [Insert applause here]

Anonymous said...

What a waste of perfectly good plastic.

You could wrap a lot of sandwiches with that.

Anonymous said...

it's sooooo obvious!!
Metamorphosis by Philip Glass

George said...
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George said...

Of course, ladies, if you play this piano, you will have to wear one of your glass dresses....

http://www.karenlamonte.com/images_dresses_largescale.htm

(via www.dressaday.com)

Us guys will just wear our glasses.