Random pianos will appear in random places this year

A "street pianos" group is planning to install pianos in random spots around Boston this year:

Located in public parks, bus shelters and train stations, outside galleries and markets and even on bridges and ferries the pianos are available for any member of the public to play and enjoy.

Via BostInno.

Ed. note: Imagine if they showed up after the weekend storm as space savers.

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      Yay!

      Now the whole city gets to listen to me hunt-and-peck "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!" My favorite!

      On a side "note", can you imagine how filthy those piano keys will be once every kid and bum in the city has touched them? YUCK.

      How did they sound?

      Were they in tune? Pianos can't sit outdoors for long stretches without going out of tune. In Boston's changing weather conditions, they'll need frequent tuning, so I hope that comes with.

      They should have to post a

      They should have to post a bond to remove these things after they become a derelict public nuisance. It's not something your average trash guy is going to be able to heave into a truck and haul away, and it will probably take two years for the city to figure out who's resposibility it is to heave them.

      I'm of two minds about this

      Part of me thinks it's a really cool idea for pianos to be scattered around the city for public use. But part of me cringes at the thought of noise pollution from people, small children, etc who don't know how to play, just pounding on them for the novelty value. Especially in places like train stations and bus shelters where people are basically a captive audience. At T stops we already have to put up with panhandlers and other pseudo musicians singing off key a-capella or with karaoke to solicit donations.