Accidentally wandered into the Peterskirche today just in time for a free organ concert. An organist named Henriette Nagy performed about forty minutes worth of Bach, Galuppi, Muffat and a few other things. I would not call it the most exciting or virtuoso organ performance that I have ever witnessed – it felt a little blurry and imprecise – but it was free, and it’s fun to hear an organ being played in a big baroque church. And also I think it was ultimately a kind of high-end busking session; they are attempting to restore/repair the organ. As far as busking goes this certainly beats those dudes who hang out with saxophones at the 66th St. subway station after anything at Lincoln Center and play the first eight bars or so of one of the big tunes over and over. I’ve thought about offering one of them $20 if they promise to play the entire goddamn song from beginning to end with no stopping or loops but I’ve never quite dared.