La Java Viennoise played at Les Primitifs du Futur:
That looks like Fay Lovsky on musical saw, and yes, that is Robert Crumb in the background. You are going to do something by Ms Lovsky, asks S. Well, of course. I tend to prefer what I imagine are her B-sides, and unfortunately they don’t seem to turn up on YT. So here she is with the Ukelele Club of Paris:
- Noisy buskers used to drown out the sounds of murder
But were organ-grinders really complicit in the 1817 killing at Rodez of the French politician Fualdès, as the translation suggests, or were the vielles hurdy-gurdies, as you’d expect?
- The 1660 Foire de Saint-Germain
Featuring castanets, monkeys, marionettes, and human and tortoise castles.
- James Last, a bicycle trailer, and a pianola
From a tip by the Nun, the story that Hans’ dad, Louis, used to drive to gigs with a bicycle trailer containing bandoneon and drums, working entire evenings for four marks – this presumably before hyper-inflation. And at home there was an old (?!) electric piano with a remote music roll mechanism on which he undertook …
- Italian bawdy house: currently we are to the search of personnel of room to insert in ours organic
Hunting a bar with a destructible piano in Modena, the first result in Google’s ontology of nocturnal musical diversion – their bohemian rompsody – is a piano bar, or, as we Catalans say, a house of hats. Club Shilling’s‘s certainly prepared to make work for idle apostrophes, but there are no clear openings for pianists, unless …