Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Buffy To The Rescue

Within hours of that phone call with Mike, the phone rang again and it was Mike and he sounded upbeat...

One of the UK members (called "Buffytheslayervamper" whom you'll meet on the videos at pianomagic) had come to his rescue and found a place called Belsize Music Rooms that he could hire for the whole afternoon that had a beautiful Fazioli Grand Piano to play on!!

Mike told us he would be there from 11-00Am

Oh yeah!! I really couldn't wait


Tuesday, 3 July 2007

It very nearly didn't happen!!

I got a phone call from Mike a few weeks before he was due to set off on his cruise before arriving in London...he was very upset because the hotel that he was staying in (and where we were all going to meet and play the piano for the day) had changed their minds and due to this change the hotel had decided that for us to use the piano at the hotel and to rent a room for the day was going to cost Mike literally thousands of pounds!!

Unless, we could find somewhere else in London to play a piano (for a much smaller fee) the planned visit and meet for the day with Mike was off!!

He was devastated and I felt so upset for him and really disappointed myself as the excitement for this visit had been building at pianomagic for months and I was literally getting myself to bursting point with the excitement and anticipation of it all. I had every intention of picking Mikes brains when he came over and I was so gutted it wasn't going to happen!...


Pianomagic Comes To London!!

Hi Everyone

Like a bolt from the blue Mike announces on his website and via email that he is going to visit London

here is a section a what he said in his email to me (and everyone else)

"Greetings Piano Magic Musician,

PianoMagic - Michael Anderson (that's ME) will be visiting in LONDON to 'meet and greet' PMMO Members past and present (and future?), on SEPTEMBER 11th, 2005. "...

This email is to notify you that I'll be in LONDON, I would love to meet you face to face, and I would find it very enjoyable to hear you play.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND OUR GATHERING, please let me know in advance, so I'll have an idea what size room to reserve, and whether or not I'll need to rent a piano or keyboard.

Holy Mackerel!!...was I gonna miss this???...NO WAY JOSE!