After Todd Robbin's posting and Robbie's comment on how the monkey
not only steals the organ's show but, in fact, stands as the actual
source of income, I can not help but write something again.
All of this is sure true enough. Whenever I street-performed here
in North America, the main focus and request I heard was, "Now, where
is your monkey? Isn't there supposed to be a monkey dancing to your
Then one day I brought my cat along, just for the heck of it! Little
did I know how soon people would all of a sudden come off from their
requests and over to threats: "I'll inform the 'animal protection'
about the abuse you putting that poor little creature through!"
Now -- if I do it with a monkey it's alright? I just don't get it.
Anyways, I don't see it any further in my heart to compromise my goal
of levitating the respect for the mechanical music as a wonderful
source for concert quality music. That is what I would like to make
*earned* money with ... rather than living of the pity (or joy!) that
people have towards an animal that -- in my eyes -- was just supposed
to be the sideshow.
It is sad... Very sad.
greetings by(e) InK - Ingmar Krause
Victoria, B.C., Canada