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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-11-21: Rowan at the Helm!

November 27, 2022

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 312 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast, squeezing the wildest alt-accordion musics from all around the globe out onto the airwaves.  Looking at the playlist and the episode title, I, your humble author [Rowan] must conclude that this was one of those weeks that, for whatever reason, the regular host Bruce was unavailable to hold down live on the air.  No worries, I didn’t live far from the station!  I had also run out of my personal stash of accordion music, but from the looks of things I leaned heavily on my wife’s iTunes library to provide the free reed tunes in this week’s broadcast.  If you missed it the first time around (or could simply benefit from a refresher), please feel welcome to enjoy listening to it again as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

* DeVotchKa – Contrabanda – 100 Lovers (2011) – Maybe “Earth,” maybe “Denver, Colorado, USA” – http://www.devotchka.net/
* Andy Fielding – Acc Noir theme song
* P:ano – I Felt His Presents / Doing the Can Can
* Ewan MacColl And Peggy Seeger – Legal/Illegal – The Best of Broadside 1962-1988 [Disc 4] (1984) – – http://broadsidemagazine.com/
* The Coup – We’ve Got A Lot To Teach You, Cassius Green – Sorry To Bother You (2012) – Oakland, California, USA – Robbie Levin, acc.
* The Tom Fun Orchestra – Lungs – Earthworm Heart (2012) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – http://www.pigeonrow.com/the-tom-fun-orchestra-earthworm-heart/
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Allez-Vous-En – The McGarrigle Hour (1998) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.McGarrigles.com
* Tanita Tikaram – It All Came Back Today
* Kim Barlow – Old Woman
* Paul Simon – That Was Your Mother
* Talking Heads – Mommy Daddy You And I
* Bruce Springsteen – Stolen Car #1
* Jodi Gilbert – Silcing Silence [Sinister Singing]
* The Decemberists – The Chimbley Sweep – Her Majesty The Decemberists (2003) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on … well, we’re giving Twitter a break indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-11-23: Prepare for Bandcamp Friday Two Weeks Early!

November 24, 2022

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Once a month, on Bandcamp Friday — the magical first Friday of the month! — the Bandcamp e-storefront hosts a sale of sorts for the digital music sold there. The price doesn’t actually go down, but the company’s share of the revenue goes to the recording artists, so it’s a little perk for them. We devote roughly one episode every month to #AccordionBandcamp, because getting musicians paid their fair share has never been easy, and Covid has been making it even harder for years now. In any event, there’s another such occasion coming up soon, but Bruce has another theme lined up for its week’s episode of our weekly alt-squeezebox broadcast out of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio. So we celebrated December’s Bandcamp Friday early this week! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-11-23, Prepare for Bandcamp Friday Two Weeks Early!

Save these Tracks in your bandcamp cart and send 100% of proceeds to artists on Friday, Dec 2. (The last #BandcampFriday in 2022)

Learn more at:
http://isitbandcampfriday.com

* Support the Vancouver Tenants Union – https://www.vancouvertenantsunion.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Sóley – ‟1” – Harmóník (2017) – Rykjavik, Iceland – https://soley.bandcamp.com
* Rob Curto – ‟Port Richmond Waltz” – Goat Waltz (2022) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – http://robcurto.bandcamp.com/http://robcurto.com/
* Mary Beth Carty – ‟Blueberry Mountain” – Crossing the Causeway (2022) – Nova Scotia, Canada – https://marybethcarty.bandcamp.com
* Katzen Kapell – ‟13 Juni Triste” – Min Barndoms Ragadang (at studio decibel 1986) (1986) – Stockholm, Sweden – Catharina Backman, acc.
https://katzenkapell.bandcamp.com (released in 2021)
* Famous Grouse – ‟Make too Much” – (Single) (2021) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – https://famousgrouse.bandcamp.com
* Aranis – ‟Finale” – Songs From Mirage (2009) – Belgium – http://www.aranis.be/  MaRjolein Cools, acc.
* Zrada – ‟Mazury” – Ethnomachina (2017) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – https://zradamusic.com
https://zradamusic.bandcamp.com
* Flowk – ‟Sr. Clenque” – Trobada (2022) – Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – https://www.facebook.com/delpinocardona/
https://flowk.bandcamp.com/album/flowk
* Emily Portman & Rob Harbron – ‟The Healths” – Time Was Away (2022) – UK – http://www.emilyportman.co.uk
https://robharbron.com (Rob plays English Concertina in Leveret)
https://emilyandrob.uk/
https://emilyandrob.bandcamp.com/
* Kepa Junkera – ‟Cançó De Dona I Home” – FOK (2017) – Basque Country, Europe – https://kepajunkera.bandcamp.com/album/fok  http://www.kepajunkera.eus  Kepa Junkera, Basque trikitixa acc.
* Guy Klucevsek – ‟Anthony Coleman – Medjunarodni Nacin Polka” – Polka from the Fringe (2012) – New York State, USA – http://starkland.bandcamp.com
* Vinta – ‟Waltz” – Vinta Plays Melchior (2022) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://vinta.bandcamp.com
Accordionist Elisabeth Melchior (1926-1999) was from the Wallonia region of Belgium. John David Williams: acc, clarinet; Emilyn Stam: fiddle, acc; Nathan Smith: fiddle; Robert Alan Mackie: bass

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce) — actually, now late in 2022, it seems that Bruce has given up on Twitter entirely, and you can find both entities instead on Mastodon, at @accordionnoir@zirk.us and @AccordionBruce@mastodon.social — , Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-11-14: Autumn-ation

November 20, 2022

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From ten years ago, here’s an archival episode (number 312) of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast, sharing the greatest alt-squeezebox music from around the globe.  I can’t see from the playlist that it features any theme more focused than that, but even when we’re thematically vague, our curation is solid.  If you missed hearing it the first time around, you can give it another whirl as digital audio served up from the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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* La Bergere – (Et Puis) Elle Allait – Fi De L’eau (2006) – marais, Centre France – http://www.labergere.net
* Figgy Duff – Centennial Highway Reel/ Cooley’s Reel – After The Tempest (1982) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.ambermusic.ca/artist_figgyduff.htm
* Nathan – Malana – Stranger (2001) – Winnipeg, Canada – http://www.nathanmusic.ca/homepage.html
* De Danann All Stars – Coleraine Jig – Derrane’s – John Stenson’s – Moher Reel – The Star Spangled Molly (1978) – County Galway, Ireland (etc) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Dannan
* The Kit Cat Band – Sam The Old Accordion Man – The Kit Cat Band Play Hot Music (2010) –
* Roy Hogsed and the Rainbow Riders – Cocaine Blues – (Single, reached Number 15 on the Country charts in 1948) (1948) – Arkansas, USA – http://doctorfuckwit.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/doctor-fuckwits-the-thrill-that-kills/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaine_Blues http://countrydiscography.blogspot.ca/2009/08/roy-hogsed.html Gene Dewez, acc.
* Al Dexter – Saturday Night Boogie – compliments of grimriper2u@yahoo.com (1947) – http://www.captaincrawl.com/f.php?link=http://www.archive.org/details/AlDexter-01-08&title=Al%20Dexter-01-08&pos=0&q=al+dexter
* Bixy Guidry & Percy Babineaux – I Am Happy Now – Cajun – Rare & Authentic: 1929 – 1934 (1929) –
* Al Dexter & His Troopers – Pistol Packin’ Mama – Doughboys Playboys & Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] (1942) – Paul Sells, acc. http://www.propermusic.com/ (My local record shop manages to order these great collections outside of Europe…. They are so great.)
* Mark Berube – Rhapsody Of The Yellow Raincoat – Sketches From The Sidewalk (2003) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/ (Berube and Ray Faoro, acc.)
* La Bottine Souriante – Ciel d’automne (Autumn Sky) – Rock & Reel (1998) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Denis Frechette, accordeon piano, Yves Lambert, accordeon 3 rangees http://bottinesouriante.com/

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-11-16: Our Best Fundraiser Yet!

November 17, 2022

Last night’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast has a topic beyond our usual “great squeezy tunes from all over the planet” theme — often we find ourselves revisiting comforting old past favorite songs that have previously aired, but Bruce often reflects on just how much music there is in his “Play These Next Show” directory, that he never quite gets around to. Well here it is! In honour of CFRO’s fall member drive, allowing you to (if you like) support our parent radio station responsible for keeping us on the air all these years, he has (finally!) gotten around to airing the eminently worthwhile tip of that excellent iceberg! Delightful as our classics are, perhaps we will see further selections from that splendid well of fresh music going forward? Only time can tell!  If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist!

AccNoir-2022-11-10, Our Best Fundraiser Yet!

Donate to Support Accordion Noir for another 16 years!

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Aldo Granato – ‟Saïda” – La Noche (2006) – Belgium – https://www.facebook.com/aldogranato
* Le Winston Band – ‟Pagaille” – (Single) (2021) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.lewinstonband.com/
https://lewinstonband.bandcamp.com
* Caamaño&Ameixeiras – ‟Transatlántico” – Aire! (2021) – Galicia, Spain – https://es.caamanoameixeiras.com  Sabela Caamaño (chromatic button acc) and Antía Ameixeiras (violin and voice)
* Dusminguet – ‟Mi Arte” – Postrof (2001) – Catalonia, Spain, sort of. – https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusminguet
* The Creole Belles – ‟Johnnie Billy Goat” – Creole Belles (2008) – Louisiana, USA – www.creolebelles.com
* Mother Mother – ‟Mamma Told Me” – Mother (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.motherband.com/site.html
* They Might Be Giants – ‟She’s An Angel” – They Might Be Giants (1986) – New York, USA  – www.tmbg.com
* Flowk – ‟Bon matí” – Trobada (2022) – Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – https://www.facebook.com/delpinocardona/
https://flowk.bandcamp.com/album/flowk
* Frank Edgley – ‟Archie’s Fancy/Elsie Marley/The Muckin’ Of Geordie’s Byre” – Anglo International (0) – Ontario(?), Canada – http://www.angloconcertina.co.uk/www.concertinas.ca
* Mahotella Queens – ‟Nomshloshazana” – Kazet (2005) – South Africa / Madagascar – www.marabi.net  Regis Gizavo, acc.
* Balfa Toujours – ‟Le canard a Bois Sec” – Deux Voyages (2011) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.balfatoujours.com/
* Monster Ceilidh Band – ‟Twisted Bridge” – Mutation (2017) – Manchester, England, UK – https://haystackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monster-ceilidh-band-mutation
https://monsterceilidhband.co.uk  Amy Thatcher, piano acc
* Conjunto Aztlan – ‟Yo Soy Tu Hermano, Soy Chicano” – Rolas De Aztlan : Songs Of The Chicano Movement (1999) –  – https://folkways.si.edu/rolas-de-aztlan-songs-of-the-chicano-movement/american-folk-latin/music/album/smithsonian
* Tom Waits – ‟Cold Cold Ground [Live]” – Big Time (1988) – California, USA – http://www.tomwaits.com/

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-11-07: Blankity Blank Blank

November 14, 2022
AccNoir 2012-11-07

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 311 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast.  From poring over the evidence before me, I think I can safely assert that this episode didn’t boast any particular theme other than our faithful standard — of delivering up a deliciously varied set of squeezebox musics representing a wide variety of musical traditions from different cultures all over the world!  If you’ve got to have a “same old”, that’s not a bad one to have.  If you missed it the first time around, you can enjoy listening again as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

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* Shawn Colvin – American Jerusalem – All Fall Down (2012) – Carbondale, Illinois, USA (etc.) – http://www.shawncolvin.com/ john Deaderick, acc. (Bill Frisell is on this too I think.)
* The Give ’em Hell Boys – Drink Until I Drown – Barn Burner (2012) – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – http://www.giveemhellboys.com
* Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra – 25 Years – Follow My Lead, Lead Me To Follow (2012) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.ttmo.ca
* Dardanelles – Josephine’s Jigs – The Eastern Light (2011) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.TheDarddanelles.com Aaron Collis, acc.
* Ostava – Accordion Song – Rock’N’Roll Song Designers? (2008) –
* Ennis – Ladies Lounge – The Fortunate Ones (2012) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – EnnisMusic.com
* Melissa Bandura – Parting Song – Dark Dreams: Day (2012) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.MelissaBandura.com Katheryn Petersen, acc.
* Gus Viseur – Automne – 50 ans d’accordŽon 109 grands succs (disque 4) (0) – France – “Le swing”
* Bodega – Helyinagro – Under The Counter (2008) – Glasgow, Scotland – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodega_(band)
* Box Club – Benism – Box Club (2008) – Glasgow, Scotland – http://www.myspace.com/boxclub
http://www.boxclub.co.uk
* Lau – Banks Of Marble – Beginners Guide To Celtic CD2 Teine Geal – Bright Fire (0) – UK, Scotland/England/Orkney – http://www.lau-music.co.uk Martin Green, acc.

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-11-09: “Weird” Al Yankovic, Opportunistic Marathon Fundraiser Rebroadcast

November 9, 2022
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Movie poster for "Weird:  The Al Yankovic Story." In the style of 1980s action-movies, with explosions in the background. Daniel Radcliffe with Weird Al hair, mustache and accordion. Evan Rachel Wood dressed as Madonna is looking sexy at his feet.
The obvious reason to rebroadcast these three episodes as one 3-hour “Weird” Al Marathon is that it’s the Co-op Radio Fundraiser! And it took a tremendous amount of work putting them together to broadcast the first time. And, oh yeah, there’s this movie we can coat-tail on. But Al’s films have historically all bombed, so hopefully it won’t matter that I forgot to mention it when I updated the shows with new information from the other artists we interviewed. Maybe Al’s fans won’t be weird about it because there’s lots of other great stuff in these episodes, which you might have missed even if you already listened to them last year. So listen again, next year there will be a quiz. But if by chance you haven’t heard, Al’s new movie is quality non-fiction filmmaking as seen on the History Channel. But you of course already know that if you’re even considering listening to three hours of Weird radio/podcast, so it probably isn’t the end of the world that I forgot to mention that Al has a new movie, which could be eligible for awards as both best documentary and best fictional drama. So listen to our show while you make a whole lot of popcorn before watching the movie, and then donate to Co-op Radio, and tell them Accordion Noir sent you.
🪗 Bruce

We’re living through weird times at the moment, and a resurgence of interest in the life and career of famously squeezy parodist “Weird” Al Yankovic is resulting from the recent release of his mockumentary biopic on Roku. For our parent radio station CFRO’s fall member drive, Bruce has taken the opportunity to remaster his three-episode suite dedicated to that peculiar subject from a year ago, bundled together as an omnibus complete with re-edited interviews with “Beer’d Al” podcaster Lauren Carey, Al authors Lily Hirsch and Nathan Rabin, longtime Yankovic sideman Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz and, well, the Weird One himself. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead” – “Weird Al” Yankovic (1983) – Lynnwood, California, USA – http://www.WeirdAl.com
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Polka Your Eyes Out” – Off The Deep End (1992)
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – interview – ‟Craigslist Brand Accordions”
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Love Lies Bleeding (Elton John)” – The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour – Night 60 / May 18, 2018 – Turlock, California, USA –
    https://www.stitcher.com/show/weird-al-yankovic-the-ridiculously-selfindulgent-illadvised/episode/60-turlock-ca-54808691
  • Lily E. Hirsch – “Weird Al Seriously” interview – ‟Expanded Edition” and ‟Seriously Funny” – http://www.lilyhirsch.com
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Lasagna” – Even Worse (1988) Parody of “La Bamba”
  • Lily E. Hirsch – interview – ‟Accessible (and other books)” and ‟Funny Music Seriously (looking forward to her next book)”
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟NOW That’s What I Call Polka!” – Mandatory Fun (2014)
  • Lily E. Hirsch – interview – ‟Dispelling Catagories (what about the accordion, and food?)” and ‟The Accordion Cool as Hierarchies are Switched”
  • Betty White’s How to Dance Course – ‟Heel and Toe, Skater’s Position (Man and Woman)” – How to POLKA (1960)
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Polka Party!” – Polka Party (1986)
  • Lily E. Hirsch – interview – ‟Nice Person” and “I love Rocky Road”
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟I Love Rocky Road” – “Weird Al” Yankovic (1983) – Parody of “I Love Rock And Roll” by Joan Jett
  • Lily E. Hirsch – interview – ‟Fan of Fans” and “The Mean Weird Al Fan”
  • Helen Ketcham – Introducing ‘Everything You Know is Wrong’ – Helen was so helpful getting this episode together!  Follow her on twitter! https://twitter.com/HelenOE
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Everything You Know Is Wrong” – Bad Hair Day (1996) Pastiche of They Might be Giants. (Journalists love Weird Al because they get to use words like “pastiche.”)
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Alternative Polka” – Bad Hair Day (1996) – Lynnwood, California, USA – www.WeirdAl.com Medley of….
  • Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz interview – ‟Black & White & Weird All Over, Photo Book,” ‟Accordion Case Drumming”  – http://www.bermudaschwartz.com
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Another One Rides The Bus” (1983)
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung” – “Weird Al” Yankovic (1983) (With the musical air-valve)
  • Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz interview – ‟Weird Al Polka Style”
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Polkas On 45” – In 3-D (1984) – See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stars_on_45
  • Walter Ostanek – ‟Button Accordion Polka ” – I Like Frankie Yankovic (1969?) – Canada – http://walterostanekband.com/
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟The Hamilton Polka” (2018)
  • Lauren Carey, “Beer’d” Al Podcast Interview – ‟Beer’d Al podcast (Water Quality)” – https://www.beerdalpodcast.com/
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟My Baby’s in Love with Eddie Vedder” – Running with Scissors (1999)
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Headline News” – Medium Rarities (Squeeze Box: Complete Works boxed set) (2017)
  • Alfred Yankovic, Tom Walters, Jon Iverson, and Joel Miller – ‟Take Me Down” – Medium Rarities (November 24, 2017)
  • The Creaking Planks – ‟Kiddie Closer” (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://creakingplanks.com/
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Angry White Boy Polka” – Poodle Hat (2003) – Lynnwood, California, USA – www.WeirdAl.com
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Polka Power!” – Running with Scissors (1999)
  • Nathen Rabin interview – ‟How Did This Start? / Gift That Keeps on Giving” – Nathen Rabin Weird Al Interview (2021) – https://www.nathanrabin.com
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟My Bologna” – “Weird Al” Yankovic (1983) – Parody of “My Sharona” by The Knack www.WeirdAl.com
  • Nathen Rabin interview – ‟Many Many Books / The Coloring Book”
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic & Wendy Carlos – ‟Peter & the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals – Part II ” – Peter & the Wolf (1988) –  – http://www.wendycarlos.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_%26_the_Wolf_(%22Weird_Al%22_Yankovic_%26_Wendy_Carlos_album)
  • Nathen Rabin interview – ‟Music Today vs 1986 / Self Indulgent Projects”
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Classical Gas (Mason Williams)” – The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour | Night 64, May 24, 2018 (2018) – Eugene, Oregon, USA – http://www.weirdal.com/
    https://www.stitcher.com/show/weird-al-yankovic-the-ridiculously-selfindulgent-illadvised/episode/64-eugene-or-54808772
  • Ken Emerson & Jim “Kimo” West (w/”Weird” Al Yankovic, acc) – ‟Slack Key Polka” – Slackers In Paradise (2017) – Canada / California / Hawaii – https://jimkimowest.com
    https://jimkimowest.bandcamp.com
  • Nathen Rabin interview – ‟Accordion on first album / Polka Nonsense”
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Bohemian Polka” – Alapalooza (1993) – Parody of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic interview – ‟Always Have a Backup Accordion” – 2021-10-27
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Stop Draggin’ My Car Around” – “Weird Al” Yankovic (1983) – Parody of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Pac-Man” – Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic (1981) – Parody of the Beatles’ “Tax Man”

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-10-31: All Handler’s Eve Halloween Special

November 6, 2022
AccNoir 2012-10-31

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Ten years ago, Bruce celebrated Hallowe’en of 2012 with episode number 310 of our weekly hour-long (this one was a double, though!) alt-squeezebox radio program, interviewing celebrated and problematic “Series of Unfortunate Events” children’s book author Lemony Snicket aka Magnetic Fields sideman Daniel Handler.  If you missed it the first time around, you can enjoy listening to this program as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2012-10-31, All Handler’s Eve Halloween Special

* Accordion Crimes – In Another Time, Bessy – Accordion Crimes (2005) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.accordioncrimes.ca/
* Dandelion Junk Queens – Creepy Song – Bumtape (0) – Bellingham, WA, USA – http://www.dandelionjunkqueens.tk/
* Murder My Sweet – MurderMySweetWetRockToad – Film Noir (1945) –
* Bijoux Du Bayou – Swamp Creature – Canajun Pardi Gras (1999) – Duncan, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.bijouxdubayou.com/
* Carnivaleros – Hang ’em High Tango Redux – Lost In The Graveyard (2006) – Tucson, AZ USA – http://www.carnivaleros.com/index.html
* Rasputina – A Skeleton Bang – Colours Are Brighter (2006) –
* The Magnetic Fields – Xavier Says – Distortion (2008) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/ plus Daniel Handler (A.K.A. Lemony Snicket) on accordion
* The Magnetic Fields – Zombie Boy – Distortion (2008) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/ With Daniel Handler on the piano at the end.
* Frans Wouters En Zyn Dansorkest – Dr. Hekyll And Mr. Jyde – Squeeze Me 2: 1938-45 Squeezin’ The Blues (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1941) – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
* David P Smith – ill wind – Hurtin’ Dance Party (2002) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/davidpsmith
* Ginggang – The Spell – The Twentieth Century Zodiak (2005) – Portland, Oregon – Nissa Diamant, concertina. http://www.myspace.com/ginggangband
* Vladimir Sidorov – Toccate et fugue, re mineur BWV 565 – Bayan (2001) – Russia / Montreal, Quebec, Canada –
* The Captain & Me – Roadhouse By The Sea – Leave Your Friends And Family (0) – Oslo, Norway – http://www.thecaptainandme.com/
* The Magnetic Fields – The Dada Polka – Realism (2009) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA
* The Magnetic Fields – From A Sinking Boat – Realism (2009) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA
* Corbin Murdoch And The Nautical Miles – Hallowe’en in Churchill – Tell Me Again How This Place Got Its Name (2006) – East Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.corbinmurdoch.com/
* The Nevers – Soul Circus (2:03-4:38, mp3 version) – Girls Rock Camp (extra-credit) (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Agnes, Harriet and Myriam (they wrote this yesterday)
* Hot Panda – The Ghost – How Come I’m Dead? (2010) – Vancouver/Edmonton, Canada
* Peter & Daniel Wyper – Stranger March – Melodeon Greats (1913) – Scotland, UK – http://www.topicrecords.co.uk (With notes by Keith Chandler.)
* The Gothic Archies – Scream And Run Away (from The Bad Beginning) – The Tragic Treasury: Songs From A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2006) –
* The Gothic Archies – Things Are Not What They Appear (from The Penultimate Peril) – The Tragic Treasury: Songs From A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2006) –
* The Three Suns – Serenade (Schubert) – RCA All Star Spectacular (0) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Suns (Daniel Handler likes them.)
* Daniel Handler – Daniel Handler Stinger 100.5 – Daniel Handler Interview (2012) –
* Daniel Handler – 1. The Accordion Media – Daniel Handler Interview (2012) – http://www.lemonysnicket.com/violet/author.cfm
* Daniel Handler – 2. Feedback Accordion – Daniel Handler Interview (2012) – http://www.lemonysnicket.com/violet/author.cfm
* Daniel Handler – 3. Distortion Accordion – Daniel Handler Interview (2012) – http://www.lemonysnicket.com/violet/author.cfm
* Daniel Handler – 4. A Number of Musical Evenings – Daniel Handler Interview (2012) – http://www.lemonysnicket.com/violet/author.cfm
* Daniel Handler – 5. A Touch of Accordion Here and There – Daniel Handler Interview (2012) – http://www.lemonysnicket.com/violet/author.cfm
* Daniel Handler – 6. Accordion Rock Star Moments – Daniel Handler Interview (2012) – http://www.lemonysnicket.com/violet/author.cfm

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-11-02: Only Two Bandcamp Fridays Until New Years!

November 3, 2022
AccNoir 2022-11-02

the band had been playing for many years and was called the Rubber Band
because it stretched to include anyone interested in performing

Bandcamp Friday is once again in effect, the best way to get your music-buying dollars into the pockets of your favorite recording artists! Once again this week’s episode shines the musical spotlight on performing artists of the accordionic variety who you can financially support through #AccordionBandcamp purchases. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-11-02, Only Two Bandcamp Fridays Until New Years!

* Announcing: “Weird” Al Yankovic Three-Hour Marathon broadcast of Co-op Radio Fundraising Episodes. Make a donation to support Accordion Noir!
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Nat Brookes – ‟Steam Powered Sponge” – (Single from the upcoming Album “Cormorant”, Jan 2023) – Northampton, UK – https://www.natbrookesmusic.co.uk
https://natbrookes.bandcamp.com/track/steam-powered-sponge-radio-edit
* Flowk – ‟Andròmines” – Trobada (2022) – Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – https://www.facebook.com/delpinocardona/
https://flowk.bandcamp.com/album/flowk
* TURFU – ‟Cercle (KasbaH Remix)” – Chevauch​é​e Cosmique (Astrale Nouba Remixes) (2022) – France – https://turfu.bandcamp.com
* Mary Beth Carty – ‟Bon garçon” – Crossing the Causeway (2022) – Nova Scotia, Canada – https://marybethcarty.bandcamp.com
Original field recording of Peter Chiasson from 1944. Details about this song: https://marybethcarty.bandcamp.com/track/bon-gar-on-ft-nicole-deveau
* Katie Grace Harris – ‟Bedlam Boys” – The Toledo Sessions (2022) – UK – https://www.katiegraceharris.com/
https://katiegraceharris.bandcamp.com/album/the-toledo-sessions
* Anna Atkinson – ‟All We Have To Do” – Mooniture (2011) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – https://annaatkinson.bandcamp.comwww.AnnaAtkinson.com
* Tamsin Elliott – ‟Old Wax Jacket / A Coat of Sawdust” – Frey (2022) – Bristol, UK – https://tamsinelliott.bandcamp.com/album/frey (Tamsin plays piano accordion with Solana)
* Franz Nicolay – ‟Garlic And Vine” – New River (2022) – New York, USA – https://franznicolay.com
https://franznicolay.bandcamp.com/album/new-river
* The Zydepunks – ‟One More Chance” – Finisterre (2008) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – http://www.zydepunks.com/
https://zydepunks.bandcamp.com/
The Dreadnoughts reminded me of the Zydepunks with this post: https://open.substack.com/pub/thedreadnoughts/p/artist-spotlight-the-zydepunks
* Yegor Zabelov – ‟NITI I” – NITI (2020) – Balarus – https://yegorzabelov.bandcamp.com/ (Yegor used to be in Gurzuf)
* Mostly Kosher – ‟Wade In The Water” – This World Is Yours (2022) – Los Angeles, California, USA – Gee Rabe, acc.
https://mostlykosher.bandcamp.com https://www.mostlykosher.com
* Solana – ‟Mare Tempesta” – Mirage (2022) – Bristol, UK – http://solana.uk
https://solana.bandcamp.com/album/mirage Tamsin Elliott, piano acc.
* Jackie Oates – ‟Time Time Time” – Gracious Wings (2022) – Wallingford, UK – www.jackieoates.co.ukhttps://jackieoates.bandcamp.com/album/gracious-wings-2 Mike Cosgrave, piano acc.
* Meowrion – ‟A Spirit on The Wind” – The Weight of The Machine (2022) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://meowrion.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-machine-ep https://twitter.com/Meowrion
* Canailles – ‟Le cirque” – Canailles EP (2010) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://canailles.bandcamp.com
* One Leg One Eye (Ian Lynch from Lankum) – ‟I’d Rather Be Tending My Sheep” – .​.​.​. And Take The Black Worm With Me  (2022) – Dublin, Ireland – Ian Lynch, English Concertina
https://nyahhrecords.bandcamp.com/album/and-take-the-black-worm-with-me http://lankumdublin.com/
Fire Draw Near is Ian’s podcast. Highly recommended if you like either Irish ballad history or punk rock: https://www.patreon.com/firedrawnear

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-10-24: Flagrante Octubre

October 31, 2022
AccNoir 2012-10-24

From ten years ago, here’s episode 309 of CFRO Co-op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program.  I’m overselling the seasonal spookiness of this particular playlist with the illustration; it looks like a pretty normcore set of alt-accordion songs — our usual mix of styles and genres from different parts of the world… at least until the full moon emerges from behind a cloud and it starts sprouting fangs and fur!  If you missed it the first time around, you can enjoy listening to this episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

Bruce: Not sure what’s up, this is only 1/2 hour’s worth.
Rowan: It’s far from impossible that you might well have talked for a half hour.

AccNoir-2012-10-24, Flagrante Octubre

* Happy Johnny And Family – Father Put the Cow Away – Fonotone Records, Frederick, Maryland [Disc 3]: Some Summer Day (1963) – “The accordion was a fixture of many country bands in the post-war years, especially after Pee Wee King struck gold with Tennesee Waltz in the late 1940s.” Dust-to-Digital, PO Box 54743, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308-4743, USA http://www.dust-digital.com
* The Groanbox Boys – Lonesome Traveller – Smokestack Trilogy (2006) – London, England – http://www.groanboxboys.com/ (with Michael Ward-Bergeman)
* Milla Viljamaa & Johanna Juhola – Bandoneon – Piazzolla Passage (2003) – Helsinki, Finland – http://www.johannajuhola.net/
* Les Tireux D’roches – L’avis D’un Homme / Persil Fou / Reel Des Ciseaux – Roches… Papier, Ciseaux! (2006) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.tireuxderoches.com/
* Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin With Canray Fontenot – Le Chicot A’ Bois Sec – La Musique Creole (1966) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.arhoolie.com/ (from the Melodeon LP “Les Blues Du Bayou)
* Clifton Chenier – Banana Man – Louisiana Blues And Zydeco (1965) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA – Chenier’s first Arhoolie.com album.
* Blackberry Wood – Johnny Was a Race-Car Driver – AccNoir-2008-05-02, with Blackberry Wood! (2008)
* Aldo Granato – De La Nuit – La Noche (2006) – Belgium
* Rupa & The April Fishes – Les Abeilles – eXtraOrdinary Rendition (2006) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.cumbancha.com/albums/extraordinaryrendition/ with Isabell Douglass, acc.
* Beyond The Pale – Are Two – Postcards (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.beyondthepale.net/tp://www.beyondthepale.net/

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-10-26: Spoookordion Noir!

October 27, 2022
AccNoir 2022-10-26

(From Disney’s The Haunted House, 1929.)

Here we go: the local weather has caught up with the spookiest time of the year, and it’s time for us to put one of the moodiest instruments on the musical spectrum through its gruesome paces, with morbid and gloomy tunes from all over. Sounds like a good time! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio via the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-10-26, Spoookordion Noir!

* Support the Vancouver Tenant’s Union – https://www.vancouvertenantsunion.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Katheryn Petersen – ‟Accordion Noir Theme Song” (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – All parts were played by KP on accordion, toy piano and squeeky chair and all the effects were done live with my pedals and not by robots. https://katherynpetersen.com
* FemBots – ‟Under The Bed” – See You On The Moon! Songs For Kids Of All Ages (2006) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fembots_(band)
* Polka Dogs – ‟The Bells” – The Bee (2018) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://thepolkadogs.com  Tiina Kiik, acc
* Flying Bulgars – ‟The Spider Comes” – The Rough Guide To Klezmer (from the Bulgars album “Tumbling Into Light”) (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – https://theflyingbulgars.tripod.com
* Lucy Lambert’s Violet Drift – ‟Deadman Blues” – Lucy Lambert’s Violet Drift (2022) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.lucylambert.com/https://lucylambertsvioletdrift.bandcamp.com
* Jane Vain & The Dark Matter – ‟These Ghosts” – Love Is Where The Smoke Is (2008) – Calgary, Alberta  Canada  – (Not actually a new song! I meant to say that about the Lucy Lambert one above)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Vain_and_the_Dark_Matter
* Ottus – ‟Living Stone” – Ghost Travellers (2022) – Liège, Belgium – https://homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-travellers
* The Decemberists – ‟Eli, The Barrow Boy” – Picaresque (2005) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/

The Decemberists did an Oct 22 fundraiser for Tina Kotic (Democrat candidate for Governor in Oregon) 🪗🎸🥁🪧
Here’s a fan video of their 4 song set.
If you’re a fan and want to support getting Tina Kotic elected, click and donate here: https://www.tinafororegon.com

* Shawn William Clarke – ‟I Blame the Loyalist Ghost” – William (2014) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.shawnwilliamclarke.com
* Gadji-Gadjo – ‟Octoberburrekfest” – Sur le toit des voisins (2007) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – http://gadji-gadjo.bandcamp.com/album/sur-le-toit-des-voisins
* Corpus Callosum – ‟JLC” – Shadow Show (2014) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://corpuscallosum.bandcamp.com
Pre-order the 2023 Accordion Babes Pinup Calendar here:
https://accordionpinupcalendar.com/
* Ryder Cooley – Dust Bowl Faeries – ‟Cyanide Hotel” – The Plague Garden (2020) – New York Hudson Valley, USA – Visit https://rydercooley.bandcamp.com
* Rich West – ‟Death Pledge” – Heavenly Breakfast (2005) – California, USA – https://groutmusic.bandcamp.com/album/heavenly-breakfast
* Feminazgul – ‟Illa, Mother of Death” – No Dawn For Men (2020) – Asheville, North Carolina, USA – Visit http://feminazgul.bandcamp.com

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!