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The true origins of an 18th century tomb inscription at Zennor, Penwith, Cornwall

Posted: July 15th 2018 14:18.

"'Tis glorious misery to be born a man," generally taken to refer to a hen-pecked husband, is in fact a misquotation of verse by the 17th century Romford and London poet, Francis Quarles, dealing with human mortality.

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' ...

Etymology of Trippier

Posted: July 4th 2018 12:32.

Goatherd vs tripe merchant.

Etymology of Trippier

Posted: July 4th 2018 12:32.

Goatherd vs tripe merchant.

Musical objects found in the Damrak and Rokin Amstel-bed excavations

Posted: July 2nd 2018 18:39.

A treasure trove from the tunnel bores for Amsterdam's controversial North-South metro line.

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.

Top 10 Russian football songs (No. 9)

Posted: June 27th 2018 15:35.

Okolofutbola ("'Round Football", ahem) by Feduk (2013), the hiphop theme of a cinematic tribute to Spartak ultras: "Stand in line with your brother and don’t take one step back / Russian brigades, like a bumper, ram our opponent." Extras: Russian footb...

Albanian hand salute quiz

Posted: June 23rd 2018 15:00.

Dogs are sensible and salute with their feet.

Two translations of a Setswana train poem

Posted: June 20th 2018 18:47.

"Rhinoceros of the highlands / Beast coming from the South, it comes along steaming, / It comes from Pompi and from Kgobola-diatla." With excerpts from oral poetry about cattle and other domestic and wild animals, marijuana, bicycles and the 2nd Boer W...

Two translations of a Setswana train poem

Posted: June 20th 2018 18:47.

"Rhinoceros of the highlands / Beast coming from the South, it comes along steaming, / It comes from Pompi and from Kgobola-diatla." With excerpts from oral poetry about cattle and other domestic and wild animals, marijuana, bicycles and the 2nd Boer W...

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).

When’s the cheapest time to make strawberry jam?

Posted: June 9th 2018 17:07.

Average wholesale prices, April-October 2015-2017.

From the lexical underground, “rapport”

Posted: June 8th 2018 15:45.

Symmetries in textiles, architecture and music.

Singing Organ-Grinder tweets for May

Posted: June 1st 2018 20:03.

Pictures & video from a gig in Leytonstone, plus the usual nonsense.

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.

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.

Picture-posts

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