8-15-13: The Piano in the Room

8-15-13: The Piano in the Room

Whenever Beethoven would walk into a room and see a piano he would feel this tension, a tension arising from the fact that he had an almost primal sexual urge to play it, but at the same time would resent the fact that he felt the urge to play it. Usually he would resist the urge.


  1. Mark H
    Jan 11, 2014

    Oh yes! I know this feeling – I especially feel it when I walk into a room with a guitar in it. I just want to stop and play it – it’s almost an irresistible urge to pick it up and just start noodling. And, the more you try to ignore the feeling, the worse it gets!


    • Peter Saltzman
      Jan 12, 2014

      Hey, well I’m glad I’m not the only one with this particular neurosis!

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