Wednesday, 24 October 2012

A sad story about scrap pianos

Even those who take a business-like approach to piano disposal, don't always feel happy about it.

"I'm not going to tell them I'm going to chop it up and put it in a hopper," says Blake Cooper at Cooper Piano in Atlanta, Georgia, who regularly throws out pianos which are beyond repair.

"It's an emotional thing," says Cooper, whose family has been in the business for four generations.

"The piano is like a form of expression, and all of a sudden, you're dealing in a strange situation.

"All those pianos had somebody happy at some time. All those pianos did that. They really don't owe us anything.

"People were happy, even if only for a moment. Did the piano smile?" he asks. "I don't know - it might have."

Read the full story here.

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