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Monday, May 29, 2006

best before

He added that a biscuit wrapper with a best before date of December 1986 was found under the piano, giving a clue as to when it was taken there, but not why
Piano Found on Britain's Tallest Mountain last week...
via the presurfer

9 comments:

The Daddy said...

Oh that is just TOO screwed up.

Reminds me, for no good reason, of the novel Amsterdam by Ian somebodyarather. Won the booker. There's a composer, remote English mountains, some sort of murder...

Kevan said...

"It appears to have been carried there by one man as part of a charity stunt 35 years ago."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2185525,00.html

Tony.T said...

It only plays in one key - Och Major.

boynton said...

McEwan. On my list.

Ah, that's interesting, Kevan. I checked into Google News to see if I'd missed it in the oz papers, and had thought the money was on the later group of pranksters.
Though the story was best before mystery solved...

A major scale anyway, T.

Nabakov said...

"Nice climb Steve?"
"Yeah it was thanks."
"But didn't you have more gear when you set off?"
"Yeah, you're right. I must be missing something. Can't think what though."
"Ah never mind, I'm sure you'll put your finger on it sometime."

Picking up the paper 35 years later.
"Ohmigod! The piano!"

boynton said...

And it's funny to think of Piano as Litter

Please Dispose of Your Piano Thoughtfully

Kent said...

It's a pity they've destroyed it ("broke into pieces"). Pianos are just the kind of thing that makes a mountain endearing! But then they were up there destroying cairns, so taking it apart was right up their alley. No doubt they'll discover the walking trail next and try to remove that as well.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think it's my dear spouse's fantasy come to life. He's so sick of lugging my (out of tune, rarely played) piano from house to house & room to room, that he offers it to everyone who knocks at the door (the red-shield girls were rather bemused last weekend - sadly it wouldn't fit in their bucket.)I reckon he would probably carry it the top of a mountain if it could be guaranteed to stay there....

Wen

boynton said...

Yeah - it's a sad fate for the piano, and a lost chance

That's one argument for the electronic version, wen.