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Let the good times roll

Let the good times roll

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 May 2012, 00:46
I can imagine a small pile of stuffed toys beside the pianola, Bill...perhaps a pig and a scruffy yellow bear...
Bill Phillips: i would love to live in a room like this...with pig and scruffy bear
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 May 2012, 05:07
Great picture, showing old times. The music fits the picture!!
Bill Phillips: I love mechanical musical instruments and I love to see and hear a pianola
I want to turn on a light!
Bill Phillips: What!!! And destroy the atmosphere? The light is on
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 May 2012, 06:23
If somebody invites you into the parlour you might expect to be in a gloomy room like this with a piano.

What about writing the Droitwich Rag - it could be the hit of the year
Bill Phillips: I am being a bit unkind as this room was a delight....but where's the fun in that?
I can't write music...can't read it either
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 May 2012, 06:42
The funny thing, Bill, is my grandpa could play honky-tonk like this. It brings back many memories. And many parlors did look like that in their day!
Bill Phillips: I love a bit of honky-tonk piano! These pianolas had a great sound and are fascinating to see in action
Are we down a coal mine again.
Bill Phillips: If you want to be Mick.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 May 2012, 08:57
I have had lots of good times in the dark
Bill Phillips: You are just boasting vintage
Is this about when life was dark and dank and the only entertainment was a family members attempting to play an out of tune piana?
Bill Phillips: No...what gives you that idea?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 May 2012, 10:14
The Yellow Bear - a new speakeasy down around the corner. Managed by Ebenezer, selling good ale and crackling.

Excellent picture.
Bill Phillips: sounds like a plan to me!
Who needs an X Box when you have all this.
Bill Phillips: Well indeed. Get the roll loaded, settle down with your embroidery and away you go
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 May 2012, 12:02
Ah.. it's the Dark Ages following the banning by HM Government of any lamp that emits more light than a candle would. Is this the inside of your lounge?
Bill Phillips: I wish it was. I think people should go to bed when it gets dark and stop wasting electricity on unnecessary light
Some good music Bill; my grandfather used to play a piano that was in their front room; during the war soldiers would come back from the pub & the party would continue! So they tell me. smile
Bill Phillips: My late mother in law was a very good pianist. She had a great ear and could pick up a tune and play the chords in no time.
Traditional, not many like this now, swept away by sixties tat, that was swept away by seventies tat, that was...
Bill Phillips: Haha I know what you mean John.
A very nice timeless image Bill. I like the atmosphere!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Richard. I love mechanical musical instruments
Looks like it's hang over time. Good bit of atmosphere here Bill
Bill Phillips: LOL!! It was a lovely room
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 May 2012, 20:37
Imagine having this as your parlour some years ago, Bill
Bill Phillips: I wish I had one like it now!
That is if you can find a place to sit as you grope through the gloom smile
Bill Phillips: This is how it would probably have been grin
Those were the days - or were they? A bit under lit in there for my fading eye sight.
Bill Phillips: This is the dark side Martin grin
Sorry I missed this yesterday Bill, a fine evocative capture!
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Fred
I can almost smell the mustiness, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Edwardian mustiness

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