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Updated: 2017-11-01T06:03:32Z

 



London organ-grinding tweets for October 2017The Singing Organ-Grinder

2017-11-01T06:03:32Z

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












Napoleon II’s Pulcinella toy & the Empire’s collapseThe Singing Organ-Grinder

2017-09-29T12:10:53Z

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



The French penchant for inventing things already in existence elsewhereThe Singing Organ-Grinder

2017-09-12T14:59:18Z

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.






He would an elegy compose / On maggots squeez’d out of his noseThe Singing Organ-Grinder

2017-08-15T14:30:51Z

Samuel Butler on a composer of doggerel.



He would an elegy compose / On maggots squeez’d out of his noseThe Singing Organ-Grinder

2017-08-15T14:30:51Z

Samuel Butler on a composer of doggerel.



Tweets for July 2017The Singing Organ-Grinder

2017-08-14T10:29:10Z

Twitter probably won’t stay as it is for very long, so I’ve written a PHP script to parse their JSON output and post it here. I’ll improve presentation when I’ve got a mo.