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July tweets from London’s Singing Organ-Grinder

Posted: August 4th 2018 11:24.

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Top 10 Russian songs about football (No. 10)

Posted: June 15th 2018 11:24.

Argentina-Yamayka 5-0, by Chayf (1999).

Top 10 Russian songs about football (No. 10)

Posted: June 15th 2018 11:24.

Argentina-Yamayka 5-0, by Chayf (1999).

From the lexical underground, “rapport”

Posted: June 8th 2018 15:45.

Symmetries in textiles, architecture and music.

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.

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

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?

The French penchant for inventing things already in existence elsewhere

Posted: September 12th 2017 16:59.

François Dominique Séraphin, Bourbon favourite, began operating 15 years later than is generally thought, and, far from being the father of shadow puppetry/ombres chinoises, may have copied his techniques from an itinerant Italian or a London Alsatian. Featuring the memoirs of the valet to the later Louis XVII, early descriptions of the delights of the renovated Palais Royal (including a pygmy show), and jolly old Baron Grimm on French opera and marionettes.

A sensational 1810 Parisian fire scene on top of an 1840s Russian barrel organ

Posted: January 3rd 2017 14:23.

But who are the three noseless Austrian ladies?

21 today-ish

Posted: August 7th 2012 23:07.

A quick pannieregyric to my Agu Sport Quorum canvas udders.

I am the way, but which way?

Posted: April 6th 2012 13:46. Last modified: April 6th 2012 13:49

"To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; / Its shame and reproach gladly bear; / Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away, / Where His glory forever I’ll share." Yes, but wouldn't it be helpful if more wayside crosses, like this one, somewhere near Le Malzieu, indicated the […]

Three classic Francophone tubes I’d never heard of

Posted: April 5th 2012 12:55.

Boby Lapointe in Ta Katie t'as quitté, Petit Yodé and l'Enfant Siro in Premier jour à Paris, and Zao's take on Ancien combattant.

Epic Occitan language fail

Posted: April 4th 2012 12:45. Last modified: June 30th 2012 19:13

With a brief moan re online editions of Lou Tresor dóu Felibrige.

Wordsworth’s take on the French revolution cast in doubt by a French corpus n-gram

Posted: June 12th 2011 00:35. Last modified: June 12th 2011 07:34

Wordsworth on the revolution "as it appeared to enthusiasts at its commencement": Oh! pleasant exercise of hope and joy! For mighty were the auxiliars which then stood Upon our side, we who were strong in love! Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven! But, taking into […]

French and Russian cavalry rode backwards in retreat?!

Posted: April 24th 2011 13:45. Last modified: April 25th 2011 11:39

This claim helped defeat Valentine Shortis' insanity plea at his murder trial in 1895-6, but was it true?

A tribute to the Valencian work ethic

Posted: April 15th 2011 15:45. Last modified: April 15th 2011 16:22

Featuring my draft recording of "El dilluns jo no treballe", with various other European "7 days lazy" songs.

Picture-posts

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