My blogging cohort, Rob Janicki, has been after me to lighten up on the political ax. He believes we need to present some topics that don't touch on politics. I guess he means human interest stories, humorous cartoons, jokes about cute kids, recipes, interpersonal relationships, etc.
Ok, I'll put my best foot forward and take a stab at it. This ain't gonna be easy. Here goes:
an itinerant street musician who earns a living by playing a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy.
A Brief History of Organ Grinding:
The Organ Grinder originated in Egypt 5 centuries ago. Later he made his way to Europe as a man with an out of tune organ who cranked one single song over and over until people paid him to take his melody elsewhere. Eventually, the Organ Grinder evolved and moved across the ocean to America.
The Organ Grinding tradition in the United States dates back to 1864 in Boston's Old Back
Bay. The Organ Grinder started here as a street performer who cranked a hand organ or "hurdy gurdy" and had a monkey who did tricks and collected coins from passers-by. As this tradition dwindled in the 20th Century, Organ Grinding became a lost art. [..]
Having a birthday party for Gramps? Need some good entertainment for the company picnic? Hire an Organ Grinder to perform!
As an American citizen you can continue to enjoy the rich cultural history of the Organ Grinder and the hilarious antics of his trained Monkey on a daily basis, year round.
"How," you may ask, "is this possible?"
Simply vote for them in 2012.
|Sorry Rob. I just can't do it!|