payphone “I was 15 or 16 years old at the time and can’t explain why but it felt powerful to do that, to pick up a phone and call any location on earth just to see who was there and to find out what they were doing.

I also remember calling a certain phone booth on Kennedy Boulevard, near the University of Tampa.
Often when I’d call that booth a drunk would answer.

I don’t remember saying anything when the winos answered that phone, but my actions might sound strange: into the phone I played tapes of myself playing piano.
Sometimes people listened. Other times they hung up.

Today I am a concert classical pianist, but I no longer play the random phone booth concert circuit.”.
(Mark A. Thomas)

The Payphone Project, by Mark A. Thomas.

Above: Phone on yellow pillar, by Tanner Beck.
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