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Accordion Noir Festival Preview Episode, Sept 10, 2014, Pathetic Fallacy, The Plodes, Steve Normandin, punk rock accordionation!

September 11, 2014
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Stream the latest Accordion Noir Episode here: Accordion Noir Sept 10, 2014

or click (once) here to download: Download audio file

Thanks for listening!

Bruce Triggs, Accordion Noir Radio

 

All these folks are playing at the the Accordion Noir Festival this weekend!

 

Accordion Noir Playlist Sept 10, 2014:

* BAND – SONG – ALBUM (YEAR) – WHERE THEY’RE FROM – CONTACT

Accordion Noir Festival 2014 PRA (Pre-Recorded Announcement, well worth you’re 1 minute.)

SoCalled – Baleboste – Ghettoblaster (2007) Montréal, Québec, Canada – http://www.socalledmusic.com/

Ten Thousand Wolves – Little Vapor – Pathetic Fallacy_Live (2014)  – http://www.badler.ca/

The Bruce Freedman African Groove Band – Oasis  (acc solo part – Tyson Naylor) – Live At The Cellar (2008) Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.noworchestra.com/bruce-freedman-and-his-african-groove-band

The Plodes – You Treat Me Poorly and It Makes Me Upset – A Foot Was As Long As… A Foot! (2013) Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://theplodes.bandcamp.com  Alexa Fraser, acc.

The Plodes – Bad Bunny – Live in our studio! (Actual Accordion Noir Festival performances will feature enhanced punk rock accordion.)

The Plodes – Kissy, Kissy, Kissy, Kissy, Kissy Giraffes – Live in our studio!

Miss Murgatroid – Brown Dwarf – Myoclyonic Melodies (1996) Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/

Steve Normandin –(I don’t know the name of this piece, we’ll call it “5 o’clock shadow” after the Tiger Rock-cordion he was playing with the weird 5ths register. – More on the Tiger?

From Iralith's Livejournal.

Tiger Rock-cordion, 1950s-1960s.

Accordion Noir Episode, August 27, 2014, Rowan at the Controls

August 28, 2014
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Stream the latest Accordion Noir Episode here: Accordion Noir Aug 27, 2014

or click (once) here to download: Download audio file

Thanks for listening!

 

Rowan in charge while Bruce was out of town. I (Bruce) caught about half the show from my bivouac on the coast of Vancouver Island (Vancouver the city is not on Vancouver, the Island, what’s up with that Canada?)

I particularly liked the Bonnie Prince Billy and Hardrock Gunter pairing near the end which seemed thematically though not stylistically linked. Good one Rowan!

 

“I Claim To Have Named The Music [Rock And Roll]”

“Hardrock” Gunter

A man who's pseudonym has a nickname.

Bonny “Prince” Billy (Will Oldham)

Accordion Noir Playlist Aug 27, 2014:

1. Promised Land-Johnnie Allan (Belton Richard on Accordion)

2. Andy Fielding -Accordion Noir theme

3. Philippe Bruneau – Valse-Clogue / Waltz Clog

4. Fairport Convention – Si Tu Dois Partir

5. Music Maul-Sorry

6. The Band – When I Paint My Masterpiece

7. Little Muse

8. The Leon Sash Quintet – Perdido

9. Frank Vignola- Swing Gitane

10. The Boxcar Boys – Mugg’s Island

1 1 Kim Barlow-Rest Reprise

12. Beirut-Mimizan

13. Bonnie Prince Billy-Black Ice Cream

14. Hardrock Gunter-Bonaparte’s Retreat

15. Lars Hollmer- Dron

Geoff Berner’s Police Brutality Klezmer Song: “Daloy Polizei”

August 21, 2014
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Not terribly constructive to jump on the bandwagon from a distance, but when Geoff Berner talks about his song Daloy Polizei, he leaves it open for people to add verses for local or recent events.  Sadly, people keep producing new words inspired by real lives being lost, with few real solutions being listened to. Comes a point (a hundred years after the song was first sung?) when it becomes obvious that the power-structure doesn’t care if people keep dying. So, what must we do ourselves to change the situation? Certainly more than just listen to this song.

It translates as, “Fuck the Police” in mixed Yiddish, “polizei,” and Russian, “dally.” (Useful language lesson for today.) Written as an anti-tsarist ditty before the Russian Revolution, the original carries some weight when you think about what happened after. Not like Jews did well under the Bolsheviks, but there were other radical futures people were working for in those pre-revolution days.

Tip of the bellows to Birds of the Storm who brought these two versions together for me.

 

And lest we forget, Geoff and Toronto’s SoCalled are grand-slamming the Accordion Noir Festival in September. I bet they’ll do this song. Today I stumbled on this 2011 McCleans article about them and their mix of klezmer and punk rock, hip-hop and politics.

Care for each other and play accordions at protests, it inspires joy and singing, and confuses your opponants.

Accordion Noir Episode, August 20, 2014, Jianan Tian from China, Kimmo Pohjonen’s birthday, and Police Brutality

August 21, 2014
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Stream the latest Accordion Noir Episode here: Accordion Noir Aug 20, 2014

or click (once) here to download: Download audio file

Thanks for listening!

Bruce Triggs, Accordion Noir Radio

 

Sorry for lack of posts here lately. I’ve been regularly dropping interesting items to Twitter @AccordionBruce and working through my Louisiana French Accordion (Creole/Cajun) chapter of my book.

 

Accordion Noir Playlist Aug 20, 2014:

* BAND – SONG – ALBUM (YEAR) – WHERE THEY’RE FROM – CONTACT

* Motion Trio – Asfalt Tango – Pictures From The Street (2004) – Poland – http://www.motion-trio.art.pl/a2Home.htmlPolish
* Tian Jianan – Carnevale – Brahms’s Smile: Pop Instrumental Album (2010) – China – http://www.tianjianan.cn
* Riccardo Tesi – Short Italian agnostic stinger – Stingers (2014) – Tuscany, Italy – Thanks to Linda Bull!
* Riccardo Tesi – La Cena Della Sposa – Acqua Foco E Vento (2001) – Italy (“New traditional music from Tuscany.) – http://lnx.riccardotesi.com/
* Vishtèn – Pour Jacob – Mosaïk (2012) – Acadia; Prince Edward Island; Quebec, Canada – http://www.vishten.net
* Kerry Reigler – CFRO ID 40 twilight zone Station ID PRA – Co-op Radio PRA (100.5 FM) (2013) – –
* Pinnin Pojat: Arto Jarvela, Kimmo Pohjonen – Vuoma Pertti & Eastwoodin Clinitti – Gogo 4 (1994) – Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/index.php
* Kimmo Pohjonen – Keisari Aleksanteri – Murhaballadeja (2012) – –
* Andrea Parkins – Beautiful Animal – Slippage (0) – New York, New York, USA – from Ellery Eskelin…
* The Three Suns – Movin’ ‘n’ Groovin’ – Movin’ ‘n’ Groovin’ (1962) – – http://arsnovamusic.blogspot.ca/2012/12/the-three-suns-movin-n-groovin-1962.html
* Zeellia – Tsvite Teren = Blossoming Thornbush – Zeellía (1998) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.zeellia.com
* Geoff Berner – Daloy Polizei (swearing) – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Antti Paalanen – Gaza – Breathbox (2011) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com  (This may have been cut off, I’ll play it again.)

Accordion Noir Episode, July 23, 2014, Weird Al hits #1, Jason Webley has fantastic plans for your donations, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers rock!

July 24, 2014
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Stream the latest (July 16, 2014) Accordion Noir Episode here: Accordion Noir July 23, 2014

or click (once) here to download: Download audio file

Thanks for listening!

Bruce Triggs, Accordion Noir Radio
http://www.AccordionNoir.org (the radio show)
http://www.AccordionUprising.org (the book I’m working on)
accordion.noir@gmail.com
twitter: @AccordionBruce

 

Accordion Noir Playlist July 23, 2014:

* BAND – SONG – ALBUM (YEAR) – WHERE THEY’RE FROM – CONTACT

Lost Bayou Ramblers – Blues De Bernadette – Mammoth Waltz (2012) Louisiana, USA – http://www.LostBayouRamblers.com  (I posted on them today too.)

Blowzabella – Eight Step Waltz / Lisa / Stukka Gruppa – Compilation (1995) UK – http://blowzabella.com

The Duhks – Lazy John – Beyond the Blue (2014) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.duhks.com  Blake Miller, acc.

Les Tireux d’Roches – Le Long Du Chemin – XO 15 Ans D’âge (2013) Quebec, Canada – http://www.TireuxDeRoches.com

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Now That’s What I Call Polka! – Mandatory Fun (2014) California, USA – http://www.weirdal.com/

Jason Webley With Sxip Shirey – Days With You – Days With You Bonus CD (2009) Everett, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html

Rattletrap Ruckus – Easy Winner – Redlight Rag (2013) Bellingham, WA, USA – http://www.RattletrapRuckus.com

Alexander Prince – Nazareth – Foreign Blue Amberol: British series.  Edison Record Release: 23055 (1913) Glasgow, Scotland  – From the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/

La Bergère – Retournons À La Maison – Fi De L’eau (2006) marçais, Centre  France – http://www.labergere.net

Gloria Deluxe – Song For The Servants – Devotionals (Songs For Shunkin) (2001) Brooklyn, New York, USA – Cynthia Hopkins, acc.   http://www.gloriadeluxe.com/home/index.html  (Also, see my post on her from last  week.)

Quartetto Gelato – Anon: Russian Medley – Quartetto Gelato (2005) Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://quartettogelato.ca/

 

[Dang, took me an hour to re-jigger my broken script to print out these playlists.  Thanks to Doug's Applescripts for iTunes for the raw materials.]

Lost Bayou Ramblers, Traditional Punk Rock Cajuns, not Epcot

July 24, 2014
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Louis and Andre from the Lost Bayou Ramblers, (from Naked New Orleans.)

Had my mind blown this weekend at the Vancouver Folk Festival by the Lost Bayou Ramblers.  Cajun country/punk/rock (whatever that means) band from Louisiana.  Andree Michot played rough with a little one-row button box going through effects and such. Noisy. All in Cajun French that sounds like it’s channelling energy from the old singers in the 1930s-40s. Very fun, and reaching a new generation of Cajun kids who might have trickled away from the music.  Guitarist Cavan Carruth said they didn’t want Cajun music to become “like Epcot.” They seem to be doing a good job of it. Read more…

Accordion Noir Episode, July 16, 2014, Vancouver Folk Festival, Riccardo Tesi, Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Les Tireux D’roches

July 18, 2014
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Stream the latest (July 16, 2014) Accordion Noir Episode here: Accordion Noir July 16, 2014

or click (once) here to download: Download audio file

Thanks for listening!

Bruce Triggs, Accordion Noir Radio
http://www.AccordionNoir.org (the radio show)
http://www.AccordionUprising.org (the book I’m working on)
accordion.noir@gmail.com
twitter: @AccordionBruce

 

Folk Fest banner: July 18-20 Jericho Beach Park

Vancouver International Folk Festival this week!

http://thefestival.bc.ca/years/2014/

Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana (Italy)

Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana (Italy)

(Also playing the CBC stage by the Downtown Vancouver Library today at Noon-1:00 (that’s one hour from when I post this, sorry.)

 

Accordion Noir Playlist July 16, 2014:

* BAND – SONG – ALBUM (YEAR) – WHERE THEY’RE FROM – CONTACT

* Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana – Donde Estas Maria (Intro) / Thapsos – Thapsos (2000) – Tuscany, Italy – http://www.riccardotesi.com/

* Les Tireux D’roches – Oh! Mémé! – Roches… Papier, Ciseaux! (2006) – Québec, Canada – http://www.tireuxderoches.com/

* The Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Seminar – Lume, Lume (2012) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – http://www.lemonbucket.com/  Tangi Ropars, acc.

* Charlie Angus & The Grievous Angels – Village Of The Bomb – The Great Divide (2013) – Timmons-James Bay, Ontario, Canada – http://www.grievousangels.ca/

* Great Lake Swimmers – Ballad Of A Fisherman’s Wife – New Wild Everywhere (2012) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.greatlakeswimmers.com   Michael Boguski, acc

* Dan Zanes & Friends (Sophie & Emma) – Weather Report – Rocket Ship Beach (2004) – Canada – http://danzanes.com/tour

* Rattletrap Ruckus – Los Beardos Mysteriosos – Redlight Rag (2013) – Bellingham, WA, USA – http://www.RattletrapRuckus.com

* Riccardo Tesi – Saltarello per Eugenio – Il Ballo Della Lepre (1997) – Tuscany, Italy – http://www.riccardotesi.com/

* Hackberry Ramblers – Steppin’ Fast – Deep Water (1997) – Louisiana, USA –

* Quartetto Gelato – Rondo Alla Zingarese – Various: Travels The Orient Express (2005) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://quartettogelato.ca/

* The Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Lume, Lume – Lume, Lume (2012) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – http://www.lemonbucket.com/  Tangi Ropars, acc.

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