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Second rant in as many days!

So at my school in the portable that houses our entire music department, there is an old piano. On this piano, one of the B flats has never worked, and it is a vital key. So the other day, I opened the piano to see what was wrong and if it was fixable, because many of my pieces loos a large portion of their melody without that key. I see that the dowel holding the hammer that strikes the strings has been snapped, but with a very clean break. Seeing that it could be fixed simply by finding my hand drill that I use for modeling and drilling a hole in both ends of the dowel, then inserting a paper clip with some glue into both ends and waiting for it to dry, I decided to ask the music teacher if I could do that. Unfortunately, he was in a meeting at the time, and beeing the forgetfull person that I am, I only remembered today. So, when I did remember today, before I went to ask him, I looked at the piano again, and found that the hammer, which I had left INSIDE the piano, had been completely snapped from the remaining piece of the dowel, turning a 5 minute fix into a job that might not be able to be done by someone who is not a professional, which would cost money that my school does not have. Why the hell would anybody open a piano and break a piece inside it? It's a musical instrument! I'm starting to get really annoyed at the people at my school. There have been a lot of thefts in recent weeks, and last year, someone actually opened the water coolers that everyone drinks out of and poured soap into them, getting a lot of people sick.

Sorry for all the rants, I'm just not having a good 2 weeks.

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I don't understand why students in American High Schools would destroy material set a side for their learning purpose and payed for by their parents.

Seriously? Well, I'll channel the raging teen like a medium...

"School sucks! I'm forced to take all these dumb classes and wake up early and if I don't I get punished, lame man. Time to rebel, fight the MAN, and parents, they work for the MAN, man."

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"School sucks! I'm forced to take all these dumb classes and wake up early and if I don't I get punished, lame man. Time to rebel, fight the MAN, and parents, they work for the MAN, man."

...

"By slowly but surely damaging the piano."

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Woah your school has water coolers?

I wish my school had water coolers...

It's cause our building is so crappy that the pipes are all rusted and drinking the water from the fountains would likely get you sick. Note that, while this piano was probably bought or donated long before this was the system, the students themselves raise nearly all of the money for the music department through our benefit show at the end of every year, so destroying the music stuff is really just screwing yourself over, not The Man.

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It's cause our building is so crappy that the pipes are all rusted and drinking the water from the fountains would likely get you sick. Note that, while this piano was probably bought or donated long before this was the system, the students themselves raise nearly all of the money for the music department through our benefit show at the end of every year, so destroying the music stuff is really just screwing yourself over, not The Man.

"That's exactly what the MAN wants you to think. You're just a drone walking through a blind darkness. The MAN works in ways that reach beyond simple reasoning. *takes hit of mysterious looking rolled object*"

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So much crap gets vandalized at my school, it's really ridiculous. I can't wait to get away from these spoiled brats.

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Maybe the hammer snapped because someone attempted to use the piano.

And if I saw someone open up the piano, fiddle around inside it, then talk to it's owner, I'd assume it was being fixed.

But whatever D:

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At first I thought that, but where it was left inside the piano made it so that just playing it could not have broken the piece.

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They could just like, give their guitars to me instead of smashing them.

My thoughts exactly.

As an aside, I go to school with TKD and the place really is going downhill.

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Yeah, apparently, in addition to the thefts that have been going on recently, people have started getting jumped at the busstop and on the way to the store and it's apparently happened 3 times this month.

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Man, imagine working in a Rickenbacker Factory. You'd know that sooner or later, a guitar that you worked on for hours will be smashed by Pete Townshend. It'd give you reason to clutch the guitar and scream "NO! GIVE IT TO SOME KID, JUST NOT PETE TOWNSHEND HE'LL FUCK UP MY WORK!"

Well played! :laugh:

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One could argue that destruction is a form of creation, and that the act of destroying an instrument creates something new and unexpected that could not have existed when the instrument was in its orginal form.

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One could argue that destruction is a form of creation, and that the act of destroying an instrument creates something new and unexpected that could not have existed when the instrument was in its orginal form.

If you find someone who vandalizes school property with that reason to back him up. I'll give you $100.

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I think it's cool that Frank Zappa took that guitar Jimi Hendrix burned, put it back together, and played it for years.

I don't like it when bands destroy instruments, though. They're not using Mith's logic. They're using the logic that "We will be so cool if we smash our shit because our fans are angry little teenagers who think that blowing shit up is cool."

All this talk of breaking instruments reminds me that my aunt gave me an album by The Who that I haven't listened to yet.

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If you find someone who vandalizes school property with that reason to back him up. I'll give you $100.

If I vandalize school property and use that reason to back myself up, do I still get the money?

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One could argue that destruction is a form of creation, and that the act of destroying an instrument creates something new and unexpected that could not have existed when the instrument was in its orginal form.

Or it creates a useless piece of junk. Either way's good.

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Especially in this situation, as a piano with a vital key that's unnoticably broken until you actually try to play a song and realize that you can't is not art, it's just disrespecting a perfectly good piano.

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Especially in this situation, as a piano with a vital key that's unnoticably broken until you actually try to play a song and realize that you can't is not art, it's just disrespecting a perfectly good piano.

or maybe it would inspire someone to create a brilliant piece of music that does not use that single note.

no

no?

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