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Feb 11, 2007

I'll show you some ivory ticklin'

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Lemme hear a B-Flat, Bebeh.

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I wish I could play that well while looking so scrumptious!

Alyssa
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:20 PM

That's one talented kitty...I just wonder how long (s)he waited between practice sessions!

Sarah
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:21 PM

Aww, wow. Pianocat should join Keyboard Kitten and Pianorat in a little C.O. band someday.

Christina
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:22 PM

gawd, she's so serious and intent on her show, but all i can concentrate on is her fluffers.

julie
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:22 PM

I don't know about this atonal stuff. It's a feline between art and noise.

Aubrey
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:25 PM

She's working on moonlight snogata.

lauowolf
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:27 PM

(She missed a note, and she going to find the darn thing.)

lauowolf
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:28 PM

WOW!! A Star Is Born!!!

Kinda classical, kinda jazzy-jazzical?

Martha in Washington
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:28 PM

gaaaah the cuteness is gonna make me asplode!!!

Brandon
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:29 PM

i love that she's listening to the sound she's making and realizing that she's making it..a testament to feline intelligence, really.

hell, it's just so cute.

katy
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:31 PM

Can the kitty be deaf like Beethoven and has to lay her head on the keys to hear it?

My son thought it sounded like Beethoven.

Martha in Washington
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:37 PM

Seriously, I would buy a CD of this stuff.

Then, I'm into that avant-garde stuff.

I. Would. Totally. Buy. It.

doafy
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:47 PM

I love how kitteh looks at her mama with the camera as if to say, wtf are you looking at?

Katie
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 10:56 PM

Nora, you are the bestest piano player I've ever heard! hehe!

pookiepuff
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 11:11 PM

i love the tail action!

Lil
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 11:12 PM

Madame Souscat-ska.

Aubrey
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Sounds like Nora is into Stokhausen or John Cage.

The Honourable Gladys Anstruther
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 11:21 PM

Martha in Washington, I thought it was close to Beethoven too. "Fur Elise," to be exact. no, really :)

CG
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 11:40 PM

What a brilliant kitty! She knows how to play the piano (as far as sitting on the bench and using your paws) and she almost had a tune going there several times. I'm pretty sure she's only a little ways away from managing "Chopsticks".

lurkertype
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 11:40 PM

Thank you for posting this video. I was having such a bad day and needed something "cute" to get my mind of things. This lovely little kitty sure did the trick.

Melissa
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 11:42 PM

Nora's awaiting inspiration from her mews.

lauowolf
 |  Feb 11, 2007 at 11:57 PM

That cat's got aspirations to BE someone, I tell you what.

genetic lemon
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 12:04 AM

OMG, my face has fallen off from laughing, smiling and saying "That's so cute!" every 3 seconds!

Lisa B
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 12:48 AM

lurkertype, I agree with you - Nora *does* seem to be getting close to playing "Chopsticks". The rest of almost sounds like actual music, too - something modernistic, not in a standard key. Y'know, if people will buy abstract art painted by elephants and chimps, why shouldn't there also be a market for music composed and purr-formed by cats?

acelightning
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 12:55 AM

Ohhhh... the paws... the paws!!! I wanna pinch em.

Lawrence
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 01:08 AM

You know what they say, practice makes purrrfect

Betty
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 02:03 AM

Is that available on itunes?

Cafe Alpha
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 02:26 AM

Move over Marvin Hamlisch!

Jennifer
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 02:36 AM

Gaah, I hate it when that happens: you know a piece of music, you just don't know what it is. Can anyone help me? What is "Betsy's student" playing in the second half?

zuuk
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 02:55 AM

AND she's got "sea urchin belly!"

CB
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 03:09 AM

lauowolf : "Nora's awaiting inspiration from her mews" ...

what a brilliant laconic observation ...

Yaaaaaaaay for Nora and lauowolf


HRH
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 03:54 AM

Nora reminds me of my Dusty...that is, if my Dusty lost a few pounds and was the size of a normal cat.

Laurie H
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 04:08 AM

Honestly. My little sister can play better than that and she can hardly play.

(Kidding. Joke. Cute kitten!)

Mikael
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 04:17 AM

the composer Domenico Scarlatti wrote a Cat Fugue based on the motif played by his cat on the keyboard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_fugue

budak
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 04:22 AM

Where are kitty's star- shaped glasses?

Carlisa
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 04:27 AM

i love the head action!

polly
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 04:32 AM

my dearly departed cat Squeak used to do something like that.. but while I was practicing the piano! he would sit on the bench with me, and occasionally lift a tentative paw, and play a note or two. I though that he was unique in that, until I saw this! I wish we'd had a video of us playing together, so I could post it too.

veggie girl
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 04:54 AM

I'm on UR piano
Playin' U a song

Laurie
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:02 AM

Definately too cute for words!

Catherine
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:06 AM

I am amazed and enthralled.

Wow.

I love the fierce fuzzy tail-twitchin' determination!

Christopher Rogers
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:31 AM

Nora epitomizes the cute!

I vote to include the Thai Elephant Symphony in the CO band. They paint *and* play music (um, not at the same time).

http://www.mulatta.org/videos/ozforwebPt2Ellies.mov

Pheas
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:34 AM

Wow. For music played by a cat, that's surprisingly...musical!

hey-h
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:35 AM

OMG this was a fantastic start to the day - It's adorable, but hilarious, too - I almost had tears running down my face from laughing so hard. He's so earnest!

arbed
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:41 AM

Woah, that kitteh has a serious Philllip Glass/Steve Reich minimalist music thing going for him. Go kitteh!

o
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:44 AM

Philip Glass, EAT YOUR HEART OUT!!

The passage around 1:15 was especially prosh.

sher
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:45 AM

aaawaaa!so cute! =^.^=

Kiera
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:45 AM

I especially love the look she gives the camera at the end of each passage.

"I am a tortured artist. Please, leave me! I must work!"

paiffie
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 05:48 AM

Okay, this is maybe the most amazing adorable thing I have seen on CO, thusfar.

And there is a certain Glenn Gould moodiness about Nora's playing...

From the way she's making love to the keys in the opening sequence, I wonder if the piano has a bit of catnip oil rubbed on it...hmmm....

Redzilla
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 06:12 AM

this cat is excessively cute. good looks AND talent, hey how 'bout that!
i like her minimeowlist style. she's clearly non traditional, at times using chin and neck to belt out some very effective chords.

you can see she really loves to play. its her medium, her passion, her raison d'etre. wait til she plays the Met!

jen
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 06:19 AM

Kitten on the keys,
Swing it like you please, babeh!
I love the focus in that little pooty-face!

ThreeCatNight
 |  Feb 12, 2007 at 06:20 AM

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