Category archive for barrel organ (RSS)

“Organ grinders to sleep in the wash house”

Posted: September 25th 2018 17:31.

How a mass-produced 1960s joke sign for bars and pubs became evidence of historical authenticity before being censured as a hate crime against tinkers and thinkers (or organ-grinders, as we are often known).

July tweets from London’s Singing Organ-Grinder

Posted: August 4th 2018 11:24.

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Top 10 Russian football songs (No. 8)

Posted: July 4th 2018 17:34.

The 1938 Futbol'nyy Marsh ("Football March") by Matvey Blanter, composer of Stalin-era patriotic ditties. With a recording of a barrel alarm clock, a Shostakovich anecdote, a copyright tussle between the Russian Premier League and the Russian Authors' ...

June tweets from London’s Singing Organ-Grinder

Posted: July 2nd 2018 12:35.

More barrel organ news from Hackney. Includes first posts from Top 10 Russian Football Song series.

Singing Organ-Grinder tweets for April

Posted: May 1st 2018 23:02.

Cranking it up along the River Lea.

Organ-grinding tweets for March 2018

Posted: April 3rd 2018 15:02.

The latest barrel organ news from Hackney, London.

How to perform El retablo de Maese Pedro/de la libertad de Melisendra in Don Quixote with one puppeteer and a narrator

Posted: February 4th 2018 14:49.

Whether Cervantes saw it or not, it is possible as he describes.

How to perform El retablo de Maese Pedro/de la libertad de Melisendra in Don Quixote with one puppeteer and a narrator

Posted: February 4th 2018 14:49.

Whether Cervantes saw it or not, it is possible as he describes.

Organ-grinding tweets for January 2018

Posted: February 1st 2018 15:14.

More sofa-based antics of the Hackney street organist.

The secret life of organ-grinders

Posted: January 31st 2018 15:21.

Speculation in French revolutionary fiduciary currency, the murder of the great British ballad-singer, & a revised date (1802) for the start of the supposedly post-Napoleonic emigration of Italian puppeteers & organ-grinders

In praise of oranges

Posted: January 21st 2018 18:17.

A First World War letter from a Palestinian orange grove, an orange (lower case) song, and this winter's favourite orange cake recipe.

Thomas De Quincey on the sewers as a conduit for small boys from Winchester College to the downtown pubs

Posted: January 18th 2018 16:13.

With his guide to the Ziph language, and with the death of a Savoyard organ-grinder's white mouse, of which he was probably not the author in any sense.

What became of Christian Lehmann, pioneering Petersburg Shrovetide zookeeper, Pierrot, and showman?

Posted: January 11th 2018 23:55.

Newly uncovered evidence shows that he and his family pursued a career in London, Europe, the USA, and Australia following the fire which destroyed his Russian theatrical business in 1836. Featuring a very curious copyright case.

Organ-grinder tweets for December 2017

Posted: January 1st 2018 15:15.

More inanity from the Hackney organity.

Organ-grinder tweets for November 2017

Posted: December 1st 2017 11:23.

More monkey mess from Homerton/Hackney.

London organ-grinding tweets for October 2017

Posted: November 1st 2017 07:03.

Lukewarm barrel organ-ish ephemera from Hackney, London and thereabouts.

So, would you rather visit Tory party conference or the 1660 Foire de Saint-Germain?

Posted: October 3rd 2017 10:59.

Given the choice (we believe in choice).

So, would you rather visit Tory party conference or the 1660 Foire de Saint-Germain?

Posted: October 3rd 2017 10:59.

Given the choice (we believe in choice).

London organ-grinder tweets for September 2017

Posted: October 1st 2017 11:54.

Napoleon II’s Pulcinella toy & the Empire’s collapse

Posted: September 29th 2017 14:10.

A tragic gallery dealing with 1832: contemporary/posterior mise-en-scène?

Picture-posts

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