Of course TaMara has seen this already, but…
So I added the Imperial March to this video and I don't know if I'll ever sleep again.??
??: Imgur user papemaker pic.twitter.com/Vh7vBUDSwi
— Paul Bronks (@SlenderSherbet) August 7, 2020
I don't normally post political tweets but this is very important. ??
??: Imgur user anlyin pic.twitter.com/On9d2D96iY
— Paul Bronks (@SlenderSherbet) August 9, 2020
Mystery Pianoman revealed! John Capron, 23, is studying Architecture at a college he’d rather not name #wcvb live at 4:30p & 6p. He shared his musical gifts & gets a gift. Plus the collectibles in this place are kool #piano #antiques #remarkablecleanout pic.twitter.com/aHy1iyjaK1
— Rhondella Richardson (@wcvbrhondella) July 15, 2020
And the Washington Post wrote up a happy Bahstin-area story…
John Capron’s mother died when he was 7, and he spent eight years moving from one foster home to the next in the greater Boston area.
Capron had a difficult time connecting with his new foster families, he said. He finally walked away from his last foster home, spent some time living on the streets and ended up at a sanctuary for homeless teens, where he fell in love — with music.
When a counselor showed Capron how to play the song “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” by Journey on the center’s upright piano, “something just clicked,” he said…
Fast forward to last month, when Capron, now 23 and living in his own apartment, spotted an old piano sitting outside an estate sale clearance store in Norwood, Mass. He asked a salesperson if he could play his favorite Journey tune.
“When I see a piano, I can’t help wanting to play it,” he said.
He sat down, masked, and played a heartfelt rendition of Journey’s 1981 arena rock song he had learned as a teen…
Dozens of people on Facebook were impressed by Capron’s performance and wondered who the mystery player was, while others were so taken with his impromptu song, they offered to buy the piano for Capron and deliver it to him.
When store owner Mark Waters saw the video and comments, he decided he could do better than that. A 1964 upright Steinway worth $6,000 had recently ended up in his shop, and it was in more pristine condition than the piano Capron had played…