I hated practicing piano as a kid. It was presented to me as a chore. I didn't understand why I would want to learn. Oh, if I could only go back and talk some sense into my eight-year-old self.
My new year's resolution is to learn to play my favorite piano piece, Debussy's First Arabesque. I haven't been playing piano regularly for a long time (and I was never very good to begin with), so it's like jumping back in the deep end. I've spent the last two nights practicing the first five measures over and over. The song is ABRSM grade 8. It's going to take me a long time.
It makes me think about how Christopher Taylor is a god.
When you coming home, daddy, I don't know when.
Merry Christmas Nathan! Enjoy this
I'm exactly the same with piano. We have an electric keyboard at home and I play it every time I'm home -- Forrest Gump theme (the full, hard version, but I suck at it), Beauty and the Beast (easy piano version), and Little Mermaid (BIG note piano version).
We should have a shitty adult piano players club at Google. Building 42 has a piano :)