Gastown Piano Photo on Flickr


 This is taken in the lobby of The Landing, a heritage building at the top of Water Street in Gastown.

This is pretty much the composition from the camera. I used the lens correction filter to straighten some lines.

Three exposure tone mapped HDR image.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/4774891922/
nobody (at) flickr (dot) com.

Evan Leeson is a fabulous photographer. I admire his work greatly. I especially love this photo because I am fond of pianos. Yes, looking at them is awesome but actually touching the action of the keys is thrilling. Pianos are all different. I find the action of the keys on a baby grand to be a bit tight. Old upright pianos are somewhat easier to play. Perhaps that is because the strings are somewhat stretched.

There is also a  Steamclock on Water Street in Gastown, Vancouver. You will find lots of artists, boutiques and restaurants there and of course, this piano.


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"Smoke Fairies have the endorsement of Jack White (credited as drummer/multi instrumentalist/producer) on their new single 'Gastown'. They are Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies who have been crafting haunting left field folk together since their school days. 'Gastown' is a laid back folk rock effort featuring some nifty Crosby, Stills and Nash sounds, sweet vocal harmonies and fine guitar solos. It's accompanied by 'River Song' which, again, features some beautiful vocal parts as well as embracing sounds with a  folk melody. Very atmospheric.
http://www.normanrecords.com/records/112617





 These gals have very interesting, mesmerizing harmonies. Not my favorite music to listen to but none the less these 2 guitarists are very talented. If you're interested in their style or learning more about them, you might want to stop by and watch their videos.
Smoke Fairies

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival celebrated its 25th year and Montreal singer Nikki Yanofsky
was there. I love her style and unique voice. The night time skies of Vancouver remind me of a song.



Written in the Stars by Elton John

Intro (Em, D, C, G) 2x

Stay with me (Em, D)
Don't fall asleep too soon (C, G)
The angels can wait for a moment (Am, D, C, G)

Come real close (Em, D)
Forget the world outside (C, G)
Tonight we're alone (Am, D)
It's finally you and I (C, D, G)

(Em, D)

It wasn't meant to feel like this (C, G)

(Em, D)

Not without you (C)


'Cause when I look at my life (G, D)
How the pieces fall into place (Em, C)
It just wouldn't rhyme without you (G, D, C, D)
When I see how my path (G, D)
Seemed to end up before your face (Em, C)
The state of my heart (G, D)
The place where we are (Em, C)
Was written in the stars (D, G)

Don't be afraid (Em, D)
I'll be right by your side (C, G)
Through the laughter and pain (Am, D)
Together we're bound to fly (C, D, G)

(Em, D)
I wasn't meant to love like this (C, G)
Not without you (C)

'Cause when I look at my life (G, D)
How the pieces fall into place (Em, C)
It just wouldn't rhyme without you (G, D, C, D)
When I see how my path (G, D)
Seemed to end up before your face (Em, C)
The state of my heart (G, D)
The place where we are (Em, C)
Was written in the stars (D, C)

I made a few mistakes, yeah (Em, C)
Like sometimes we do (G, D)
Been through lot of heartache (Em, C)
But I made it back to you (D)

(C)

'Cause when I look at my life (a, E)
How the pieces fall into place (F#m, D)
It just wouldn't rhyme without you (a, E, D, E)
When I see how my path (a, E)
Seemed to end up before your face (F#m, D)
The state of my heart (a, E)
The place where we are (F#m, D)
Was written in the stars (E)

'Cause when I look at my life (a, E)
How the pieces fall into place (F#m, D)
It just wouldn't rhyme without you (a, E, D)

(E)

When I see how my path (a, E)
Seemed to end up before your face (F#m, D)
The state of my heart (a, E)
The place where we are (F#m, D)
Was written in the stars (E, a)

The state of my heart (F#m, E)
The place where we are (F#m, D)
Was written in the stars (E, a)
 * * * * * * * 
Written in the Stars Chords


Am      G
Stay with me
      F      C
Don't fall asleep too soon
Am      G      F
The angels can wait for a moment

Am      G
Come real close
      F      C
Forget the world outside
Am      G
Tonight we're alone
  F             G   C
It's finally you and I

Am     G         F       C
           It wasn't meant to feel like this
Am     G         F
           Not without you

CHORUS
      C      G
Cos when I look at my life
      Am      F
How the pieces fall into place
      C      G       F
It just wouldn't rhyme without you
      C      G
When I see how my path
      Am        F
Seem to end up before your face
       C
The state of my heart
       F
The place where we are
       G       C
Was written in the stars


Am       G
Don't be afraid
       F        C
I'll be right by your side
        Am    G
Through the laughter and pain
       F         G     C
Together we''re bound to fly

Am     G         F       C
           I wasn't meant to love like this
 F
 Not without you


REPEAT CHORUS

C      Am        G
I made a few mistakes, yeah
       F            G
Like sometimes we do
      Am        G
Been through lot of heartache
       F            G
But I made it back to you

REPEAT CHORUS 2X

C
The state of my heart
              F
The place where we are
       G       C
Was written in the stars


Listen to the midi of the song, Written in the Stars.
http://www.angelfire.com/ky/jenngeo/Writtenstars.mid


All the best,
LadyD

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. B.B.King http://fo.rtitu.de/1014
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