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 perhaps they in turn are willing to submit to regular organic inserts.

Which reminds me: when the republic’s presidente (sempre presente) says his is smallest, he’s boasting.

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