Organ‘s almost there:
And one’s mind is furtively wandering again through the world of cargo cycles. Recent sightings include a very impressive 4-wheeler from FietsXpress.nl in Den Haag:
Apparently it’s Berlin-built, but by whom?
Vrachtfiets.nl, a spin-off from the excellent technical university in Delft (I used to cycle there from Rijswijk every lunchtime for fried fish, but that’s another story), are making cool machines, but their (projected) cargo bike appears to be two-poisson, and I wonder how well it would do over long distances:
Then there’s Lovelo / La Petite Reine, who produce just west of Paris, and about whom I know virtually nothing else, though I think I saw one of their machines branded DHL the other day in Barcelona. The box is pretty high (1.5m) so I’m guessing wind would be a problem:
My legs are still in reasonable shape, though popular opinion is that my mind is a goner, so it’s going to happen, come rain or come shine, as they say.
- Dos entrevistas con organilleros
Un italiano en Boston College en 1937, y un chileno con organillo falso en 2011.
- Conductor taking incoming MIDI signals
This is of course how all conductors operate, whatever their price and reputation: I am still looking for a place to store
- Transvestite barrel organ dancers in 1930s Whitechapel and the 1860s London West End
With acrobats, clowns, and Doris and Thisbe, goddesses of wind.
- Record label name not invented by a Dutch speaker
Of tumba, of Ben of that manor, of grunting, and of dynamiting fish.
- Revenge of the mechanical musical instruments
A version of Stravinsky’s Petrushka for street organ.