Raggin' Piano Boogie

 

 
HIS SPIRIT LIVES ON! ... BONER, THE PIANO DOG ... November 27, 1994 ... February 20, 2010

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February 28, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

It is spring! The weather feels so good. It is tea shirt time outside but today I was inside as usual with my regular commitment at the mission center. It has been a year now... every Thursday and Friday. You would think the administrators of the place would have thanked me for my service. They did once... when I went up to them and told them to. Ha, I'm not there for the mission center, I'm there for my peeps on the streets and the grand piano I've been keeping my "chops" together on. I ran into my friend Steve. Sometimes he cleans the streets picking up trash in a suit coat and tie. We are like brothers together. I added two new picture galleries to this website today. It is getting close to my limit of files on the server I use.

February 27, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

The weather is perfect. We went for another hike, I'm so excited to see the plants all coming to life, everything is greener than usual because of all the rain we have had. My friend Alex and her dog Koda came along, it was just great. On Saturday the Traveling Piano will be outside the Windmill Library here in as Vegas and I will perform the Maple Leaf Rag on stage indoors along with a mixed bag of music by other artists. The concert is sponsored by the library along with the non-profit, Notes With A Purpose that does community outreach with music, mostly classical. I've performed on stage less than five times in the last twenty five years! So there is a fear that I am blocking. My mind can freeze totally when I put pressure on myself. I have frozen on stage throughout my life and when I freeze up well, nobody can freeze up like I can, lol! Really lol... not. It is a large stage in a large auditorium.


February 26, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mo and me, we needed some time just the two of us in nature so we drove to Redrock Canyon today. The sun was out, seventy degrees, wow! Once we got there clouds rolled in. There was still a little snow on the ground, the desert sand was soft and wet, the plants already starting new growth... its going to be an amazing spring. We got our last taste of a cool winter day and loved it totally and... found a spot where we sat and listened to silence for a short while. Peace entered my soul enough that I wanted to create some music before I left. I'm really feeling exhausted!



As I began a car came up and parked. a guy came right up to the truck next to me videotaping and I kept saying to myself, "engage, engage, engage." I was resisting interaction with anyone. But... it worked and the journey took hold. He so much wanted to meet us. With the scenery and music he said it was so dream like. Thank God I was able to open up to enjoy his presence with us. Others were around but they did not actively engage so I took advantage of that and just created music. While driving back to town I realized that I missed my last Sunday of the month commitment at the local Veterans Village. I remember thinking, the end of the month could not possibly be here already!

February 25, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Spring is here, I think. The cold weather has broke and oh, how nice it was to go to the field for the first time in a long time with the cold and wind not so torturous. My friend Steve was walking around in a suit and tie while picking up trash. I love that guy. Regulars got onto the piano to play. I'm becoming more aware of how little kids want to learn. They actually want direction from me as what to do. I think it came from my first just giving the most simple direction and then letting them get the idea of playing by messing around out of their system, to know it is ok with me, that I will not judge them and that I like it. That opened the channel to explore via some direction. Koda was with us, his last day before his owner Alex comes home. He was a champ on the piano with Mo especially being so young. And Mo, I love him with all my heart. He is so patient and tolerant whether he has to be or not.


February 24, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

I woke up this morning the last day of this fundraiser I have been focused on for months in order to get me through financially for a few months... and I sat adjusting myself to whatever the outcome as far as reaching the goal. I went online to see that the first contributor also made the last contribution to put me over the top! I heaved with appreciation, gratitude and relief!!! Its done, God that was way too much work. Nevertheless I succeeded and that is what counts. It feels important for others to see me succeed, not only for myself but for others hoping for the same. If it had not happened... so be it. Thankfully, I moved forward in total satisfaction and joy for the day. Then after a series of back and forth messages with the contributor online, I ended up with the Traveling Piano connecting synchronistically with spontaneity downtown where the contributor was with friends having a birthday brunch. It felt so good to be able to act out with some appreciation. Then a group of guys from the UK connected and asked me to stop by where they were hanging out for a short visit. When we were finished they all reached for their wallets. I said no, put them away. How often do you meet a stranger willing to share their fun, friendship and respect without any other agenda! As they were leaving one of the guys said, "well this feels quite emotional, thank you."



Later in the day a text came. It was a guy I know from the streets. He has a small plastic flute. Every once in a while craves a connection to create music with someone so he called me. He is a really good musician. Some musicians have a craving to relate through music with other musicians. I've always wished I had some of that in me but I've abused myself emotionally too much with fear throughout life to be able to enjoy that. Never the less I do try every time to extend myself to this guy even though it frustrates him that I cannot hear or remember a sequence of three chords. We try to play Amazing Grace together over and over and I just mess up every time. It is what it is. There was a family nearby that knows me from being around. A mom, daughter, granddaughter, dad and friend living out of a car and they all got in on some Traveling Piano fun. My heart went out to them. Concerning the fundraiser... I am encouraged, inspired, energized, validated and reassured. Onward with the Traveling Piano's musical fun, friendship and respect with no other agenda. Now to get the speaker fixed... that will be first.

February 23, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

It is Mo's 9th Birthday!


February 22, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

KLAS-TV News NOW Channel 8 CBS Las Vegas created a segment to help support my fundraiser a few days ago. Three people responded from seeing it. I'm realizing how people give more in the moment than anything else. While watching myself I must admit it was horrifying, I actually gasped with... well, I look so old and worn and the world is seeing that! Lol, there is no option than to just get over it and apply the same old, same old from when the journey began. It is what it is. I just do and look the best that I can. I do feel grateful for the work done and so appreciate when people can put across who I am and what I do correctly in the media. It is not an easy task to do.




February 21, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

The desert is in rare form right now covered in snow. I'd go see it personally but its too much with Koda so I'm seeing it in pictures on the internet. I'm getting good sleep, a lot of it but am still exhausted. Its from the change in routine. Its both funny and interesting how Mo is teaching Koda through my commands. When I give a command to Koda, Mo thinks I am doing it for him. So he obeys and then Koda follows through. I've been in a nasty state of mind today. Another very fantastic opportunity turned sour for no reason except for human mental dysfunction. I don't deal with crazy, I just move away from it as I always lose big when I entangle. I'd rather choose my own loses than be taken down by others as they take themselves down through a lifetime. Still, it makes me angry, sad, disappointed yet thankful that I can recognize dysfunction before I get sucked into it. Maybe I'm also emotionally off today... nine years ago Traveling Piano Dog Boner died. Its not a date I want to remember. It just brings to mind that on the third day after, Traveling Piano Dog Mo was born and getting ready for me without my knowing it! At the mission center playing the piano I thought about how people are living on the street in all this snow, wind, cold and rain. Yet... after they eat they still come up to me at the piano to say hi and tell me how I have changed their lives. They remind me to be grateful, let go of resentments, problems, and to live in joy... they literally... tell me this stuff! Paying it forward is the way to go in life! The fundraiser I have been doing ends in a few days. It has been keeping me going. Please make a contribution to keep the Traveling Piano alive. Subscription/ Contribution Link.

February 20, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

My original plan was to get into some snow in the mountains today but with my babysitting of Koda, that was not meant to be. Then my root canal doctor said to come in to redo the root canal on my tooth because its still bothering me three weeks later. What a hassle my teeth have been but thank god I have not had to pay for anything. Two dentists have been helping without charging me. Paying it forward is the way to go in life! I have had no internet over my friends house and so my online work has stopped. It is difficult to function between my place where I must store the Traveling Piano truck and my friend Alex's place where Koda lives. I must walk back and forth from place to place with both dogs. Taking care of my friends dog Koda is a challenge as he needs a lot of attention not just because his owner is away but because he's a super energized wild pup who does not know how to stay out of trouble. Paying it forward is the way to go in life! The fundraiser I have been doing ends in a few days. It has been keeping me going. Please make a contribution to keep the Traveling Piano alive. Subscription/ Contribution Link.

February 19, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

It is just too cold right now to play outside. The wind is the problem, what makes it feel so cold. Last night night people were asking that if I didn't play, could I just at least stick around? That sent a clear message once again concerning the importance of my consistency in simply being present as a friend even without the music part. The Fun, Friendship and Respect... I need to take care of myself so that I can take care of others. The local channel 8 television station did a taping with me today hopefully to help raise some funds. It is the 2nd television interview in the last few months. We did it again at the Healing Park up the street from where I live and I really enjoyed the entire process. Hopefully something will come from it. The fundraiser I have been doing ends in a few days. It has been keeping me going. Please make a contribution to keep the Traveling Piano alive. Subscription/ Contribution Link.

February 18, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

We got to the field today, Koda, Mo and Myself and the wind was just too much with the cold to play or share the piano. I drove back to my friend Alex's place to pick up 20 thick blankets and comforters passed to me today to give out. The truck cover stayed on to hide the blankets as I wanted to make sure they went to people who had none. It was a full moon night and "crazy" was showing. People looked really ragged from the last few days of freezing cold, rain and snow. I helped set up some food tables, got plenty of food for myself for the week and milled around a majorly motley crew of people trying to make the best of a difficult situation. I felt totally grateful for those blankets, to be able to give them to people who really needed them. It was very satisfying. People really, really needed them tonight with it being so cold. I am told constantly how the police pick up peoples blankets during the day when they are not looking and throw them into trash containers with yucky stuff. Through the blankets handed out tonight, people felt cared for, appreciative, loved because they came from caring, appreciative and loving people. It is the difference between dollar store throws, which are really worthless like a hot dog and chips... verses thick, warm, big and clean smelling blankets from mom and dad, like a home cooked meal. Paying it forward is the way to go in life! The fundraiser I have been doing ends in a few days. Please make a contribution to keep the Traveling Piano alive. Subscription/ Contribution Link.

February 17, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Clarity: Jesus Christ had practical and logical reasoning in saying to go reach out to the poor, sick... the needy. It is about heaven. I just wish it had been clearer that heaven is here on earth as well as when we leave the physical body. (maybe). Joy is heaven. Jesus did say to live life joyously, that is the way. What we all want whether we realize it or not as human beings is to get along in life. We want relationship that have purpose and fulfills... relationship first and foremost through feelings, good feelings. There are those who put the cart before the horse thinking that sex, money, influence, prestige or physical things will create good feelings. That is a fallacy. The good feelings start first and foremost by relating to other people in good and sharing ways, especially with strangers needy or not. That is where the sex, money, influence, prestige or physical things comes from. Think about it. You must relate to other people who are at first always strangers to get anything worldly that you want. As an adult we are supposed to grow up and away from the "don't talk to strangers" mentality forced into our brains as children. We should have been taught what strangers, in what ways, how, etc... as children and not through fear.



I also wish Jesus had been clearer, it is warped minds speaking the opposite of joy, those that use the mind to create fear. He referred to a warped mind blind to spirit as the devil. I learned that the devil is self-centered-ness, the lack of empathy or compassion for others, specifically strangers.I've repeated hundreds of times that I love relating to and talking with people who live on the streets most. Sometimes I think I do that because its easier, I am in control, they are desperate for human validation, etc... but no, the fact is, people who live on the streets are transparent. They will tell life as it is whether in words or in spirit. When you are honest with your intent you can be straightforward in talking with a stranger. They will always respond with your truth. Deep down we all just want to feel good with each other. I've never talked with a person living on the streets that I did not like, never! And... I've learned allot, have been surprised up the gazoo, and have felt more love from needy people than humanly possible. Go talk to a stranger foreign or not, needy or not, influential or not, wealthy or not. Talk to someone different from you.

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February 16, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Babysitting Koda is exhausting. My friend Alex, Koda's mom of sorts, is in Paris performing some classical piano. Koda's still under a year old, a smart german shepherd pup like an adolescent kid testing his boundaries and limits. He cannot stop moving. Poor Mo, he just wants to be left alone and Koda wants to play... all the time, lol! The weather here in Las Vegas right now, cool and moist like in early spring back east with both clouds and bright sun. The rain is creating fresh green grass everywhere... it is all awesome! I cooked some borscht and cabbage wrapped in blankets... mommy food. Being in an actual apartment with room to cook and spread out a little feels very good. The micro room that I rent is... not good like this. For thirty years I tried to make cabbage wrapped in blankets, my mom's Ukrainian golubtsi. Finally, I discovered another one of the puzzle pieces. She used tomato soup for the sauce but I never knew she included milk with the tomato soup. I'm taking a two day break from the piano. The fundraiser I have been doing ends in eight days. Please make a contribution. Subscription/ Contribution Link.

February 15, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

I remember saying in this blog how my life has been fulfilled. With days like today it feels like it just gets more and more fulfilling. Not to say I don't have bad days and even time periods. Always, as I've always said... when I am working with the Traveling Piano it is all good, has never been bad. That is amazing to me. At the mission center, people come up to talk to me. Its almost like a setup. Truth is people do talk about me in good ways when I am not around that create trust both within the mission center as well as outside on the streets. They look to me for guidance. I guide them... into guiding themselves. All it takes is a little "real" positive feedback. My consistency in being seen and present over the last year, I know in my heart has been very important for people. I cherish the feeling of purpose and being important to people and... it being 100% real. A guy who jumped ship earlier this week from the mission center, he was at the dinner tonight and would have avoided me if I had not asked someone to call him over for me. Such a good guy, he's out living under the railroad tracks really suffering, hating himself, feeling like a failure, guilt, shame, all of it. There is no greater gift than for me to be able to look him in the eye and tell him its all ok and to keep going, that I know his worth, I see who he really is and that he is not alone. To be able to be with people on this level and mean it 100% and to know we trust each other about all that, to know they trust me in having that same equal worth is without question the greatest gift for me in life. The fundraiser I have been doing ends in ten days. Please make a contribution. Subscription/ Contribution Link.

February 14, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

My friend Alex left for Europe today for her debut as a classical concert pianist at one of the most prestigious concert halls in Paris, France. Her dog Koda well, he's going to be mine to care for twelve days. He's a large German shepherd pup less than a year old and now too large for Mo to play with. His energy is through the roof. Mo is turning nine next week and winding down. Mo and Koda played allot when Koda was a younger pup. Now Mo's just tolerating him and dealing with the fact that he is not getting all of my attention which I must say, he deserves. We will be staying at Alex's home and that has put my brain in a discombobulated state where I don't know wether I'm coming or going, trying to cope with the energy of the dogs, forgetting what I need to have with me, adjusting to sleeping in a new place, going crazy until... I realized that I have always been like this. There is nothing different. When I was on this journey constantly having to pick up and move on for ten years, I've stated in this blog several times that the greatest of compliments ever, came from a friend who knows me. "Danny, if you can do this, anyone can." Lol, that still makes me laugh, someone knowing how mixed up functioning can be for me and life still happens through all my confusion. I took Koda along with Mo to play at the mission center for the dinner today and it went surprisingly smooth. Mo laid under the piano seat and Koda under the piano. It rained all day here in Las Vegas. Spring flowers are coming... The fundraiser I have been doing is ending. Please make a contribution. Subscription/ Contribution Link.

February 13, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

My friend Dave, he's a Vietnam war Veteran, was a personal assistant to General Abrams. Last year the VA cut off his benefits but now for some reason started paying him again from being exposed to Agent Orange resulting in prostate cancer and Ischemic heart disease. Dave's connection to me via this journey has been most unusual and it has been since the start. He reached out to me every once in a while through the years until we finally we connected. Trust has always been issue with me in relationships. Dave and I are different people in many ways but still, I have been constantly drawn to trust his truth of spirit. In that way we are the same. We are both pure of heart. Dave has decided to share his "benefit" with me while it lasts for the sake of the Traveling Piano's journey... to the tune on $100 a month via the subscription/contribution link on Traveling Piano page. Contribute This brings my total now to $200 a month in order to survive with no other outside income or assistance. I hope others will follow Dave's example.

Dave says he is blessed and has decided to share some of that blessing with me along with journalist Glen Greenwald. He said that, "You both do your part to make this world a better place...his efforts (Greenwald) are global...yours, grassroots....but you both contribute immensely in a world that needs you." Dave spends a good amount of the year in Mexico. He said, "the people and the way of living has made me a slightly more compassionate person. I hope it (the sustaining contribution) is some help for you to continue your quest and keep brightening peoples lives by sharing your music, your talent and your compassion. Oh...and you too Mo." I asked him about the compassion of Mexican people, what specifically has impressed him.



"I think as an only child I was spoiled...not deliberately (my parents taught me if you want it ..go get a job and get it. So, I bought my own clothes in H.S., down payment for college was earned, etc. When I got out of that materialistic buy, buy, buy society called capitalism and started living in a socialistic society that I observed, and felt a part of something that prior I felt alienated from in the states... it started in Holland...the most tolerant country in the world in my opinion. The "safe-sex queen of Holland" opened her doors to me and introduced me to compassion with her tireless work to educate the world about AIDES. I thought it was just her job. People worked for money...but she would correct me by her example. Now, in Mexico, it all seems to make sense and is such a rewarding experience to see the families caring for one another and helping the community... it's mandatory here. The corruption and cartels cast a shadow over all of that. Everyone knows someone but no one talks about it for fear of retribution. They try and get there children educated and what better place then USA their neighbor and of course the elders of the family pass on the compassion and teach the young."

I want to ask everyone to help sustain the Traveling Piano's work through a contribution here on Facebook or via the Traveling Piano website. Specifically, I would like enough to simply pay my most basic costs of living through sustained contributions so I can spend my time sharing what I uniquely have to offer the world verses asking people for support on a daily basis. 95% of my time in life goes into working with the Traveling Piano through the fulfillment and gratitude that comes from caring about and loving humanity as a whole, especially those in need of validation and reassurance. People need to know they have worth as a human being. The Traveling Piano is a vehicle that creates validation and reassurance for others through Musical, Fun, Friendship and Respect.


February 12 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Traveling Piano Fundraiser - #027 I ran into this guy Richard today and wrote about him below. After waking up at 1:00pm feeling better in the neck from yesterday, still a little stiff and out of it. I began a gratitude list in my head, in the moment, "thanks for Mo, the toliet, coffee, this space I have, the sun being out, etc..." but still feeling unispired until... a "sustaining" (key word) monthly contribution from a friend for a hundred a month came through via email. Now, I have two hundred a month total coming in... not nearly enough to survive on but it was a huge personal vote of confidence to continue forward, huge! Then an email came through from a family member wanting to understand more about my life in a somewhat mentorship sense. I have almost literraly no contact with any family and so this, out of the blue was very meaningful. Two big whammy's, both personally and financially, that really set the tone for my day. On Tuesdays I head across the street from the Slavation Army where a few private individuals set up to serve dinner to people and told myself I must find strength to do it from inside. Find the love of God to share from inside myself so I have something to share outside of myself.



First, I headed out to the Mission Center to find a guy staying there. He knows how to fix my speaker. It stopped working last night. The Mission Center was on lockdown, something happened and also the guy had jumped ship. So I began looking in the homeless areas for him and instead came across another feeding area. One thing quickly led to another and I set up to create some music there. Thinking about the fact that the speaker would not work was not as important as thinking about creating music for everyone. Like a miracle, the speaker worked. A guy came up to me saying he remembered me from Ocean City, New Jersey back in the day when I used to be a performer some twenty years ago! Wow, that was just so much fun and that gave me an incrediable amount of energy to use. Also, getting up only a few hours before was a plus for the energy that I needed. After that I drove to the usual Tuesday night spot and the speaker worked the entire time. Now... I'm pooped out. That was all enough energy for a day. Please create a subscription here on this website. This is my chosen path... to ask for one-on-one personal contribution in order to keep going without fees, tips or commercial affiliation. Subscription/ Contribution Link.

February 11 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

My body must have been so exhausted from yesterdays hike that I slept without tossing and turning and on a wrong angle for my neck because... ouch, ouch, ouch, I can barely move it. Since it takes forty eight hours for me to really feel a workout, I'm not looking forward till tomorrow. Also, I have shortness of breath, I really do need to lose weight if I want to stay alive. Hmm... thats a decision. Anyway, I forced myself to the field as I was not there last Monday and just refused in my head to miss two weeks. People really appreciate my being there and a few guys were jonsin' to get onto the piano to create, play, express, release, have a bit of normalcy for themselves, etc... with their own music. Kids too, a little girl was beside herself waiting to jump into the truck. The speaker broke. What a major drag this is. So the sound was from the keyboard itself only... which is practically nothing but it still worked. I got to play for about five minutes out of three and a half hours so that gives you an idea of how popular the Traveling Piano is for people. I gathered some food for the week, and just hope this stiff neck does not get much worse. Whatever... I do know that eventually, it will pass. I feel grateful that I could share what I have to offer with the world today.



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February 10 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mo and I went out to the Valley of Fire today. We needed it "very" much. Its been too long since we were in nature. It was cloudy and cool and there was actually a little drizzle. That was perfect because it kept me from tiring out as I would in heat. We hiked where there were no people. The park police were out looking for trouble. We might have been in a restricted area meandering along a mountain ridge but far away enough away from them that we could hide. I heard them sound the siren not knowing if it was for me or someone else. They were waiting by the Traveling Piano truck maybe for us to return but guess what... we didn't, until they gave up and moved on! Ha. Really, just leave people alone when no harm is being done to themselves, anyone else or the environment. I so needed to be out there and Mo, he's getting old for hiking so I want him to enjoy as much of it as possible before he's done it all.



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February 09, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Traveling Piano Fundraiser - #018 Geoff and I see each other several times a week when I create music at the Las Vegas Rescue mission for my "peeps" at dinner time. The consistency of our constant presence is very important for some people. Help us to continue! While playing at the rescue mission people have been asking where I was earlier in the week because they depend on seeing me and missed Mo, the Traveling Piano. I've been telling them that I was too depressed to come out. You should see their jaws drop. Probably for many reasons. That I would be honest, that the piano man can have a depressing period, not knowing how to respond... its all good because my intent is to keep everything real... through relationship and on as personal and intimate a level as possible.



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February 08, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Traveling Piano Fundraiser - #017 A short shout out from Candice on behalf of the Traveling Piano. She volunteers at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. I am so glad to have blankets to give out on these cold days as Mo and I take our walk downtown in the early morning hours. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to sleep on cement with the temperatures in the thirties and wind making it feel even worse with nothing but a sheet, piece of cardboard or a trash bag covering you. Most people rationalize for themselves ways to not have to see or think about it and that is wrong. No matter how little you help, if the thought comes into your mind about a stranger in need... do something.



There are no fees, tips, or commercial affiliation connected with the Traveling Piano. The work thrives through personal one-on-one contribution. Help us to continue. My chosen path... to ask for one-on-one personal contribution in order to keep going without fees, tips or commercial affiliation.Subscription/ Contribution Link. Make a one time contribution: PayPal Me for the Traveling Piano. Contribute via Facebook: Facebook Fundraiser Contact me for other alternatives via my email address found on this link: Contact Me.

February 07, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Traveling Piano Fundraiser - #016 I completely appreciate the trust that my friend Terry has in me to have a go at "playing" the piano when she sees me just for the sake of some musical Fun, Friendship and Respect! This blog is becoming difficult to keep up with. Maybe I'm not as interested because my life does not seem as interesting to me as in the past. That... needs to change quick.



There are no fees, tips, or commercial affiliation connected with the Traveling Piano. The work thrives through personal one-on-one contribution. Help us to continue. My chosen path... to ask for one-on-one personal contribution in order to keep going without fees, tips or commercial affiliation.Subscription/ Contribution Link. Make a one time contribution: PayPal Me for the Traveling Piano. Contribute via Facebook: Facebook Fundraiser Contact me for other alternatives via my email address found on this link: Contact Me.

February 06, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Traveling Piano Fundraiser - #015 My friend Mike giving a shout out for funds to keep going. Other than with people like Mike... dealing with the same people, seeing the same people over and over that I don't remember, getting along with people through time, dealing with their issues, negotiating potential with people who initially have no trust... God, its so exhausting! When I was on the road for twelve years, if there was a problem with anyone I was staying with usually, I was moving on anyway. The probably like 70,000 different people I have dealt with one-on-one... we had a great time with each other and moved on. Now... I'm back in the old conventional world where I must deal with myself concerning the same people over and over on a continual basis!



There are no fees, tips, or commercial affiliation connected with the Traveling Piano. The work thrives through personal one-on-one contribution. Help us to continue. My chosen path... to ask for one-on-one personal contribution in order to keep going without fees, tips or commercial affiliation.Subscription/ Contribution Link. Make a one time contribution: PayPal Me for the Traveling Piano. Contribute via Facebook: Facebook Fundraiser Contact me for other alternatives via my email address found on this link: Contact Me.

February 05, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

For the first time I did not go to the field yesterday or to my usual commitment tonight across from the Salvation Army. It was cold, dark, rainy and I was depressed, just couldn't do it. I pride myself on consistency and know how important it is for others, so not guilting myself about it is a challenge as is the idea of just giving myself a break! Traveling Piano Fundraiser - #014 My friend Tony gives a shout out for the worth of the Traveling Piano. He wants you to help out with a contribution. We depend 100% on contribution, never while working. Please Contribute! Ask for your friends to do so. Share the links. Create a subscription on the website here: http://www.ragginpianoboogie.com/dona... Send a contribution directly: paypal.me/dannykean Email me through the Traveling Piano website for other ways! www.travelingpiano.com Contribute via Facebook: Facebook Fundraiser Contact me for other alternatives via my email address found on this link: Contact Me.


February 04, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

This is a slideshow of about 250 random Las Vegas neighbors enjoying at night, what the Traveling Piano has to offer for the world. Las Vegas, Nevada is diverse with people from all walks of life. Those who live in this city want to enjoy the feeling of being in community with each other. People look to nurture the idea of strangers becoming less afraid of each other. In a world where so much anger, hate and sadness exists... the Traveling Piano rises above all that to help keep relationships alive through Musical Fun, Friendship and Respect. There are no fees, tips, or commercial affiliation connected with the Traveling Piano. The work thrives through personal one-on-one contribution. Help us to continue. My chosen path... to ask for one-on-one personal contribution in order to keep going without fees, tips or commercial affiliation.Subscription/ Contribution Link. Make a one time contribution: PayPal Me for the Traveling Piano. Contribute via Facebook: Facebook Fundraiser Contact me for other alternatives via my email address found on this link: Contact Me.


February 03, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Traveling Piano Fundraiser - #013 My buddy Dwayne. I asked him to ask you to contribute for the Traveling Piano to keep it going because he thinks its wonderful! We depend 100% on contribution, never while working. This fundraiser has stalled. Help is needed before the end of the month. Please make a Contribution with a subscription here on this website. This is my chosen path... to ask for one-on-one personal contribution in order to keep going without fees, tips or commercial affiliation.Subscription/ Contribution Link. Make a one time contribution: PayPal Me for the Traveling Piano. Contribute via Facebook: Facebook Fundraiser Contact me for other alternatives via my email address found on this link: Contact Me.


February 02, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Traveling Piano Fundraiser - #012 My friend Mica gets onto the Traveling Piano for about ten minutes every week just to feel some sense of self and to mindlessly tinkle for a bit. My days are numbered. But... that has been the case since the day I was born, eh? I should say numbered in physical, earthly years. It is not easy for me to continually create significance for myself even now in my older years. God knows... I have been significant in the world and I know and feel it but still, at the same time, at any time my mind can go into the total opposite direction. Make a Contribution with a subscription here on this website. This is my chosen path... to ask for one-on-one personal contribution in order to keep going without fees, tips or commercial affiliation.Subscription/ Contribution Link. Make a one time contribution: PayPal Me for the Traveling Piano. Contribute via Facebook: Facebook Fundraiser Contact me for other alternatives via my email address found on this link: Contact Me.


February 01 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

I woke up at 7am this morning to have a meeting with my apartment complex senior management. We got along very well and now I will just wait to see what happens as far as issues I've had. I dropped my Traveling Piano contact card off to them while I was there, lol... in case they might want to contribute. Came back, took a nap, ate a lot of ham chowder I made and then headed to my Friday commitment at the Rescue Mission. I barely made it through the first set. Exhaustion had set in. It might have been a carb attack from eating too much chowder and I actually left early for the first time ever because I was so tired. Emotional exhaustion may have played a role in that as well as my weight. When I play on days like today I go into an automatic space of creating music but I am still aware of everything I am doing.



I must find sustained contribution. Please create a subscription here on this website. This is my chosen path... to ask for one-on-one personal contribution in order to keep going without fees, tips or commercial affiliation. Subscription/ Contribution Link. Make a one time contribution: PayPal Me for the Traveling Piano. Contribute via Facebook: Facebook Fundraiser Contact me for other alternatives via my email address found on this link: Contact Me.