It was a Saturday night in Philadelphia, PA in April 2011. This was my first stop on my 5 month tour across America. I took out the piano and decided to play in the Old City on 2nd and Market.
I played for an hour and by 10 PM people were filling up the streets and walking around. At one point I took a 5 minute break , moved the piano to a different spot nearby, and began playing again. Randomly, Brando jumps up onto my stool and gets up on top of the piano. A bunch of girls thought it was so cute and they started talking to me. After we talked, they threw some change in my bucket and i kept on playing.
I noticed that people were really drawn to Brando and that he worked well with the music. More people were coming over to chat with me and it was definitely more exciting.
Things went well that night and so when I got to the next city, I just let him hang out up there. He loves it too! When we roll to our playing spot he stands in the front like the captain of a ship. Its really funny.
Bear in mind, I don’t always play with Brando on the piano because sometimes he’ll bark his head off and jump after other dogs while I’m trying to concentrate on playing a difficult piece.
From The Archive. One of the best photo’s i have ever taken. It was only for a split second where Brando was positioned like that. This occurred in South Carolina in April 2011 (when I first left on my trip).
Angel Oak tree on Johns island near Charleston, SC. I found out that this tree is actually estimated at 600 years old! The limbs of the tree are so heavy that parts of the thick branches go under the soil and come right back up. It was like a huge tree octopus with many more limbs.
April 18, 2011 10:35 AM
I can’t believe how much this pup Brando looks like our Rye! And so well-traveled and so accomplished!