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Wanna help me get a new Baby Grand into Washington sq Park NYC? Now is your chance!
Wanna help me get a new Baby Grand into Washington sq Park NYC? Now is your chance!
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Moving to Patreon

Hey Folks

Many of you are already supporting me on Patreon, But If you're not, please consider signing up at the link here:

https://www.patreon.com/colinhugginsartcollective

I'm creating some really wonderful things there!!!!

Like This:

https://vimeo.com/148578668 password: davidturner

The next four videos I'll be releasing will be of singers in NYC who have suffered from homelessness at one point in their lives. the link above is introducing one of the singers I'm working with. It's really a nice video!!!

This is the project I'm currently working on about Anna, a disabled girl who recently passed away but got a lot of joy from the park.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUQSnn0bW_g

REWARDS

Hey All 

It's been a while since I've written anything. I've had the piano out all summer and into the fall now. It sounds great and has made so many people so happy!!! In June I started to contact people about rewards and made a few of them happen. But folks weren't really responding that much, so rewards kind of lost steam. People in general I think were a lot more enthusiastic about just seeing the piano out there than anything else. But at any rate, next week I'm going to write each one of the people who asked for a reward and see if they want to claim it. Either way is fine with me. I just hate to have any unfinished business. 

Other than that I hope all is well. I've been hard at work raising money (this time just by myself) for animated video I'm making for my next song. I'll be releasing it new years day and I assure you, it is the greatest piece of art I've created to date. 

So I'll be in touch next week. Have a great weekend. I'll be out in Washington sq park all day Saturday and Sunday if anyone wants to visit. 

All the best

Colin

June 4th this coming Saturday

Hey All 

So as you may have seen on Facebook, I've got the new piano in storage now and am taking it out to Washington sq Park this saturday for sort of a test run. I'll be out from Approx 10 am to 10 pm, depending on weather and other factors. Feel free to drop by if you have a moment and are in the area. On June 11th I will be beginning some of the rewards. I'll be contacting folks about that this week. 

Hope all is well and talk soon 

PS I just received a message saying that the eastern side of the park that had been under construction for more than a year is now open. This should be a great Weekend indeed!

The deposit is placed. The piano will be mine soon. And rewards to be given out.

Ladies and Gentleman

I just put a deposit down on a Yamaha G1. I tried out Baldwins, Kawias, Stienways (in my price range) and Yamahas from both the C and G series But this one by far out did them all. It has a full bodied sound, is very bright and loud and ultimately perfect for the outdoors. It's also fairly small, only 5'3", which is helpful in moving and such. I imagine the funds will be available in about another week after which I will secure some movers and take care of the deed. I expect the piano will be in the park for a test run the first weekend in June and then for some serious shows the second weekend. 

Concerning rewards, Those should start to materialize in June as well. Something that was crossing my mind is that having a song sung to you may be more exciting than getting a ride on the piano around the fountain. So just to let you know, I will do what ever it takes to make sure you get your money's worth. This includes helping you move, telling you the best knock knock jokes ever or doing a dance in my underwear. I'll be in touch personally with those who are receiving rewards on a higher level. Those will probably materialize towards the end of June or early July, unless you'd prefer them at a different time. 

So wishing you all the best. Thanks so much once again and I look forward to seeing you all very soon. 

Sincerely 

Colin

PS Franz Liszt's Un Sospiro recorded in my apt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzF4Hbq5qFY&feature=channel_video_title

Success!!

Hey Everyone 

Thanks so much for the support. It's hard for me to really put together an email to show my gratitude. I find myself staring at the computer screen drawing a blank. So for now I'll just say this. 

For those of you who chose a reward, I promise to make it fully worth it and will be in touch with all of you to make sure you receive it before the end of the summer. 

For those who didn't chose a reward, I promise that you'll see some happiness both in myself and all those who benefit from the piano in Washington sq. Park. Whether it be other performers, tourists or new yorkers. And I will check in with all of you, as much individually as possible, to make sure you see the value of your support. 

So that's all for now. I hope everyone is well. And on a different note, my brother and his wife are currently at the hospital having a baby. Funny it should be the same day I begin the birth of my Baby Grand. heh... Needless to say, it's a big day for my Family. Thanks so much your help in making it so. 

All the best

Colin