Busker – a heavy weight

This chap impressed me, not straightaway, but by the fact he had man-handled this piano into the centre of Brighton. (scroll down as well)

I stopped in this street, which is popular for buskers. I photographed an video’d him.

A clunky clanky sound emitted, but I think this is a reflection of the piano not his musical skills.

I started to wonder the logistics of his performance. Most buskers rotate there performances around the city. I could not see how he would get to his next venue.

I left him to his audience.

A week or so later I was walking past the spot and the mystery was solved.

Well … his piano is covered from the weather, but his stool (chair in the last photograph) can still be stollen.

I do wonder how long it will be before the clients of the nighttime economy will find it amusing to ride the piano down the street.

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  1. Because we are moving, this week we donated a spinet piano that my wife owned for 50 years. A guy came by himself, carefully put it on a cart, and used a winch to load it into his van.

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      1. The cart was a square board atop four small wheels. He lifted one end of the piano, then pushed the cart under. He covered the piano with a blanket then put a strap around the works. He added another strap when he wheeled it down two steps on a flexible aluminum ramp. Then he used a winch and the ramp to load it into the van.

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