the national museum for musical clock to street organ in utrecht; hot day. a dutch stoner has just tried to convince me that to 'schmoke weed, eat food and take a shower' is a comprehensive world view. retreat to the cool of a converted church and get swept up in a hysteria for automated musical instruments. street organs that play real violins (the hupfeld phonoliszt violina); pianos that play themselves; cocacapana at high volume on an organ the size of a house, which gradually wheezes into life like bagpuss. dutch sing-a-longs, including the lines 'your love is like an autobus/ 30 seats and 13 people waiting to get on'. a dancefloor to facilitate full involvement. lots of coin operated musical instruments included. 3 euros creates a cacophony. money well spent. we leave giggling.

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