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July 10, 2017



Piano called Paine.  The Paine pianos were made by The Paine Furniture Co. in Boston. They made good pianos back in the day when you could buy anything in a department store. The piano belonged to my great uncle, Leo, who lived down the road from where I was born in rural Nova Scotia. The village is called Amirault's Hill, no really! It was the first grand piano I had ever seen and probably the only one for many miles around. Leo was a fishing Captain, he had a lovely house and a paved driveway, fancy!


After he passed the piano went with my parents to the neighboring village of Hubbard's Point, and when mom passed, I brought it to Montréal.  I had it in my place in St. Henri for 20 years.  I know it's just a piano, but I get nostalgic when I think about it. It's not just the family history, but also the fact that I wrote most of my music in that apartment on that piano. I played the s*** out of that thing!


Unfortunately, I had to leave it behind when I moved to Toronto. It needed too much work and didn't make financial sense to have it done. I left it in good hands, it's been refurbished and I hope is getting played and loved.


I always found the name ironic, yet suitable somehow.


I've attached the instrumental version of Je Vois Clemente Danser. It's one of the pieces I wrote during my time with that piano and was also the last thing I played on it before leaving Montréal.


For my grandmother, Clemente.


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