Organ Grinding

LORELAI: Now we just have to figure out how we’re gonna pay for it. Hey, how good’s your organ grinding?

An organ grinder is a novelty street performer who plays a street organ or barrel organ, a French-German automatic mechanical pneumatic organ designed to be mobile enough to play its music in the street. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, they were played as a means of begging for money, while circumventing laws against outright asking people for money.

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