As a child I was fascinated by the mechanical cacophony of calliopes. This particular instrument was built by Alfred Bremer in Bavaria in 1850. Shipped to Australia, it spent much of its early life in Kings Park, Newcastle, before being moved to the fairground at The Entrance; just up from Clifford's fish shop. For 50 cents it plays the loudest version of Strauss's 'Blue Danube' waltz I have ever heard. My song substitutes Tchaikovsky for Strauss because, to be quite honest, I couldn't fit a 3/4 tune into a 2/4 lyric. Recent developments at The Entrance have apparently meant that Alfred Bremer's organ has been moved on again, after 35 years. If anyone now knows the whereabouts of a wandering and aged circus organ with a berserk wooden conductor on it's front, I would appreciate it if you would let me know. It holds for me, and for many I would imagine, a small but important part of the magic of childhood.