The project blog feed on oreneta will be dying shortly, so please update to the feed of the official site. There’s a 301 redirect, but you may also wish to change bookmarks for the project blog to ElOrganillero.com. Now at some stage I need to fix the template!
- John Kennedy Toole’s mum plays piano and sings
And talks New Orleans in excerpts from Confederacy of Dunces
- Basta lágrimas de cocodrilo sobre el cierre de Bar Marsella
Si nos importa tanto, ¿por qué no lo compramos?
- Hans Grüsel’s Kränkenkabinet
The redundant (heavy-metal) umlaut and the missing t in Kränkenkabinet seem like reasonable grounds for wondering whether “Hansel Urnst Grüsel” has ever been further east than New Jersey, never mind Neubrandenburg, and the stage show is similarly fantastic. Check out the video of Tea for two at the end of this post (the MP3 audio file …
- Preview of organ grinder repertoire suggested by you folks
I still need to get someone to fix the texts etc etc before ElOrganillero.com is broadcast to the world, but we’ve got a few provisional bookings starting July.
Now, how’s organ construction coming on?!
- Pig foot gypsy charm
A Roger Ekirch, At day’s close: night in times past: “suspending the heart of a bullock or pig over the hearth, preferably stuck with pins and thorns”. Barcelona’s inquisition records and other (later) sources also contain a desperate screech of (sometimes living) cats and a wide range of barnyard animals with pins stuck into them …