Weekly Volcano Blogs: Walkie Talkie Blog

May 6, 2007 at 12:18pm

Imagine a piano

Recommend Blog Post
Total Recommendations (0)

Somewhere in Olympia, a piano famous for being a conduit for brilliance â€" John Lennon composed Imagine on it â€" will make an appearance next week, and a pianist and lyricist will play "Imagine," as well as a song commemorating the reason behind the piano’s appearance at said house.

Steve Schalchlin, who helped co-author off Broadway musicals “The Last Session” and “The Big Voice” will also play a piece written for the homeowners who will receive the inanimate celebrity.

George Michael bought the piano at an auction in 2000.  With his partner, they’ve taken on a project that promotes peace and acceptance at various stops; the Olympia home was that of a victim of hate crimes that led to his suicide.  Eventually the IMAGINE Piano Peace Project may become a book of photos and a video documentary, with proceeds going to charity.

At this time the Olympia resident wants to remain anonymous, although it looks like the cats out of the bag. â€" Jessica Corey-Butler

Editor's note: The piano just won't stop.  After coming here to play Lennon's piano, Schalchlin woke up in the middle of the night with a song in his head, and he couldn't go back to sleep until he wrote it down. Now he's posted a You Tube video with the new song as background to videos taken here that day.

Filed under: Music, Olympia,
comments powered by Disqus

About this blog

News and entertainment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s most awesome weekly newspapers - The Ranger, Northwest Airlifter and Weekly Volcano.

Recent Comments

AndrewPehrson said:

Your post contains very beneficial content. Kindly keep sharing such post.

about Vote for Tacoman Larry Huffines on HGTV!

Shimul Kabir said:

Vedder's album is really nice. I have heard attentively

about Eddie Vedder’s "Ukulele Songs" available today - and I don’t hold a candle to that shit

marble exporters in India said:

amazing information for getting the new ideas thanks for sharing a post

about 5 Things To Do Today: Art Chantry, DIY home improvement, "A Shot In The Dark" ...


I like how this article is written. Your points are sound, original, fresh and interesting. This...

about Saturday, Aug. 26: greater Tacoma/Olympia live music and DJs

Melisa Ben said:

i liked reading about the religious girls.they are interesting. ...

about 5 Things To Do Today: Religious Girls, "Big Eyes," sports chat, Kurt Lindsay ...