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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year

On New Year's Eve tradition here at John's Island requires opening up this antique cylinder music box and playing a few cycles of Auld Lang Syne.  We thought we should share it [again] this year with our loyal followers and friends. The cylinder produces music by turning slowly and tiny metal picks click musical pins. Pretty amazing, actually. Enjoy, and Happy New Year from John's Island.


See you next year!

10 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Wishing you John, ALL the BEST for 2015! :)

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  2. The music is lovely; that was a treat to listen to. Happy New Year to you as well!

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  3. I'll listen to it when I'm alone, as my hubby is sleeping next to me right now. But thanks in advance, and Happy New Year, John! :-)

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  4. Those old music boxes are fascinating. My parents had one that played discs. Happy New Year to you....look forward to seeing you in 2015.

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  5. oh, i had a tiny one of these when i was a kid! i was fascinated by the plinking and the exact placement of the nodes! thanks for sharing this. :)

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  6. Thanks! (19:44 - Europa)

    Gelukkig Nieuwjaar / Happy New Year. ( And your commets on my blog are surprising every time)

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  7. That's beautiful John.

    Happy New Year.

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  8. It's amazing the way music can come out of that gizmo. I've always loved "Auld Lang Syne".

    Thanks for being a faithful blog supporter and sharing with us your various interests. It's lovely to know a fellow blogger from not so very far away :-) All the best to you and your family in 2015!

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  9. OH that was so nice. I have a music box collection but none as nice as that.

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