The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Irving Berlin sheet music for “If You Don’t Want My Peaches, You Better Stop Shaking The Tree” - 1919
One of my favourite lyrics of the era! The line about the peaches first seems to appear in “Sitting on top of the World”, but both Bessie Smith and Ella Fitzgerald used versions of the line in different songs. I’m partial to Ella’s St Louis Blues lyrics:
“If you don’t like my peaches, why do you shake my tree? / Stay out of my orchard, and let my peach tree be!”