More evidence of the coolness of the Netherlands. Check out these ringtones. I was searching up information on player pianos, thinking back to my friend who had one growing up, and how I loved to watch the rolls go round and round while an invisible maestro pressed the keys.
I landed on the National Museum van Nederland website and found my favorite ringtone--one I wish I could get on my Blackberry, but I don't know how any of that new fangled stuff works. Can we download these? Or do we need to be cool like they are over there? I don't know--I don't reada the language.
For easy digestion by Amerikans, I would give the ringtones English names:
Schwarzwalder Speelklok de Trompetter - becomes: Ticktock lil Clock
Cilinderorchestrion de Heizmann - becomes: Ride My Painted Pony
Speelklok met glazen bellen - Glasglöckchenuhr - becomes: Gentle Fairy Wings
Straatorgel de Limonaire - becomes, well, Old MacDonald?
Maybe they should make mechanical music rolls for wireless.
I could handle that.
--more: see the collection page.