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Accordion Noir 2018-10-24: Accordion Hip-Hop Noir PSA

October 18, 2018
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Click on 50 Cent to hear Rowan’s Accordion Noir Squeezebox Hip-Hop Promo.

For years we’ve been talking about it — first as punchline, then as challenge, and at long last … as a two-hour fall member drive special! What’s your favorite work of accordion hip-hop? Who’s the best rapper in the squeezebox game? By the time we’re done with you, you will not only have answers, but enough options to have arguments on the subject!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, starting an hour early at 9 pm and running through until 11 pm PST, join us at 100.5 fm CFRO Co-op Community Radio (or their live audio stream) for Accordion Hip-Hop Noir. For the PSA we borrowed a hook and some rhymes from the undisputed master of the game, the Madlib / MF Doom joint from Madvillainy aptly titled “Accordion“, and enticed you by meeting our subject deep in its own territory, Accordion Noir co-host Rowan (aka Mix Master Mud) demonstrating his hitherto forgotten fresh flow:

Livin’ off borrowed time, the clock tick faster
For two whole hours you’ll be hearing Stradella masters
Rowan and Bruce hosting it, lo and behold,
accordions in hip-hop: the greatest story never told!
Keep your glory, guitar and glitter –
You’ll see for no good reason accordion’s been out the picture.
Nine to eleven pm, listen if you dare:
October 24, it’s like CFRO get like: “Aw yeah!”
Mixmaster Bruce’ll be plugging in his laptop
And dropping some beats playing non-stop hip-hop on Co-op.
Accordions and rap music October 24,
starting at nine pm, only from Accordion Noir.
… Slip like Freudian,
Your first and last step to playin’ yourself like accordion.

Then if you just can’t manage to wrap your head around what you’re hearing, Accordion Noir co-host Bruce (aka MC Trichinosis) gives you the “white dad” remix.

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Click Lawrence to hear Bruce’s “Hip White Dad” version of the Accordion Noir Squeezebox Hip-Hop Promo (It’s the same thing, with Bruce at the end)

Community radio is the only place in the world that would give a platform to not just an all-accordion radio program, but an all-alt-accordion radio program… for over a decade! Our station has no sponsorship; payola from Big Accordion is not what it once was, so you need to understand that it’s only through the support of members that we get to enjoy the pleasure of sharing such niche but essential programming with the world. If you’d like to help our station to remain on the air — and to let them know that alt-accordion fans aren’t afraid to vote with their wallets — please consider buying a membership from our parent station CFRO Co-op Community Radio (no amount is too small), and let them know that we’re your favorite program on their schedule!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-10-17: They Might Be On Tour

October 18, 2018

They Might Be Giants, presidents accordion?

Bruce has been pretty light on the playlist notes these past few years, leaving me to come up with ridiculous rationales for his programming choices, but this week he was uncharacteristically loquacious, building the episode around an interview he conducted with John Linnell of alt-accordion rock gods They Might Be Giants, who performed in town last night, and culminating in a plug for Lonesome Leash’s album release coming up Oct 27th with Adam Farnsworth and Me_Gang at the Woods studio.  You can listen to it over here, and to help motivate you to click on that link, here’s what awaits your ears on the other end:

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Go See They Might Be Giants!
Edmonton is tomorrow, Oct 18!
Etc! On across North America.
http://www.TheyMightBeGiants.com

This is my “Maybe TMBG will play this on their tour-bus and why would they want to hear all their own music,” episode, with a fine interview with John Linnell. Thanks John! Much appreciate the new accordion rock/experiment/jazz from the 80’s we got to hear for the first time.

Everybody do check out the Accordion Noir Squeezebox Hip-Hop Spectacular next week!
(special early show) 9-11 PM, Wed. Oct 24. It’s gonna rock!

This week’s playlist:
* Artist – Title – Album (year) – Where they’re from – Contact info-rama
* Angel Corpus Christi – Sadder – Devine Healer (2003) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.angelcorpuschristi.com/
* The Negro Problem (with Stew) – Birdcage – (Video Version) (1996) – Los Angeles, California, USA – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c38MHj0_itg Jill Meschke, electric acc.
* Captain Tractor – London Calling – East of Edson (1995) – Edmonton, Alberta Canada – http://www.captaintractor.com/
* They Might Be Giants – Boat Of Car – They Might Be Giants (1986) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.theymightbegiants.com
1. They Might be Accordions – John Linnell, TMBG interview 2018-10-16 (2018) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
2. Bass Lines in Giant Land – John Linnell, TMBG interview
3. Main Squeeze On Stage – John Linnell, TMBG interview
4. Vintage Dust Gathering – John Linnell, TMBG interview
5. 1980’s Accordion Rehab – John Linnell, TMBG interview
* George Cartwright – A Black Boiling Lie – Dot (1994) – New York, New York, USA – https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dot Zeena Parkins, acc/organ.
* Will Holshouser Trio – Tang – Reed Song (2001) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.willholshouser.com
* Veda Hille – Driven – Path Of A Body (1994) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.vedahille.com/
* The Gay – Opulent Canine – You Know The Rules (2003) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://www.mintrecs.com/releases/you-know-rules  Maija Martin, acc.
* Lonesome Leash – Pelican – I am no captain (2013) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA http://www.lonesomeleash.com
(bonus tracks I didn’t have time to play on the air. Digi-magically added for your squeezing pleasure.)
* George Cartwright – Momosafe – Dot (1994) – New York, New York, USA – https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dot Anne DeMarinis, acc.
* angel corpus christi – Redondo Beach – I Love New York (1985) – California, USA – Visit http://angelcorpuschristi.bandcamp.com

Additionally, just before that Lonesome Leash song, you have your chance to hear the world debut of our PSA for next week’s two-hour CFRO Fall Member Drive special: Accordion Hip-hop Noir, running from 9 to 11 pm, wherein I bowdlerize Madvillain and MF Doom’s rap classic “Accordion” in promotion of the special broadcast.  If you like, you can hear it all on its own right here.

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 2008-10-10: with Debra Peters

October 15, 2018

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Ten years ago we were airing an episode of Accordion Noir radio, just like we’ve been doing every week since!  Here’s an archival show from ten years back, episode number 96, featuring a guest appearance from Debra Peters out of Austin, Texas!  At its original online home this recording was enjoyed some 2918 times; now we hope that folks will continue enjoying it over at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Oct 10, 2008, with Debra Peters from Austin, Texas!

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info

The Iguanas – Back In The Limelight – If You Should Ever Fall On Hard Times (2008) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – http://www.iguanas.com
Debra Peters – Viva Slim – 10 Songs for $10 (2005) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.debrapetersmusic.com/
Debra Peters And The Love Saints – Paris France – Twisted Love (1993) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.debrapetersmusic.com/
Augie Meyers – Open Up Your Heart – Alive At Lake Taco (0) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.augiemeyers.com/
Debra Peters – Tumbleweed – Twisted Love (1993) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.debrapetersmusic.com/
Debra Peters – Jesusita & Viva Seguin – Roland Girl (0) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.debrapetersmusic.com/
Debra Peters And The Love Saints – Goodbye Baby Goodbye – Twisted Love (1993) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.debrapetersmusic.com/
Los Super Seven y Flaco Jeménez – Las Norteñitas – Los Super Seven (1998) – Texas (& etc) – Joel Guzman, acc
Steve Jordan – Soy De Tejas – 20 Golden Hits (0) – –
R.C. Banks – Chanky Chank Man – Chanky Chank Man (0) – –
Jack Velker – Watch That Dog – Mojo Zydeco – Live (2006) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.exposureentertainment.com/mojozyd.html
Debra Peters – Zydeco Shuffle (Mix 2) – (0) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.debrapetersmusic.com/
Mark Berube – Alarms Pt 2 – What the Boat Gave the River (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/
Debra Peters – Second Line – Love Saints (1997) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.debrapetersmusic.com/

This episode’s cover is Debra Peters’ “ABC’s of Accordion” DVD

Another quicker podcast attempt. Quantity and timeliness probably trump perfectionism. Hope you enjoy.

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 2008-10-03: Gospel Train Fill-in

October 12, 2018

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From way, way back ten years ago, here’s an archival episode of Accordion Noir Classic — episode number 95!  In all the confusion of the autumn, we’ve somehow fallen a couple of weeks behind from our “exactly ten years ago” schedule, but the happy thing is that it’s very easy for us to get caught up again simply by posting one of these.  For reasons we cannot entirely recall, our schedule neighbours at the Gospel Train show filled in for us one week and gave us the best accordion radio program (pretty darned good!) they could come up with.  See, it’s not just for trained professionals!  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 3374 times, and we hope that future generations of accordion fans continue listening to it up at its new online home at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Oct 03, 2008, Marc Lindy and Ray Bolen from the Gospel Train fill-in during our Festival Fundraiser. They mispronounce things as well as we do!

Artist — Song – (Etc. I don’t have all the info on this episode, ask if you get stuck.)
Astor Piazzolla – Tanguedia III
Chris Gafney – Sugar Bee
Geoff Berner – My Dad’s a Lawyer
Creaking Planks – Dead Man’s Pants
Amy Denio – Petunia
Accordion Tribe – Spinning Jenny
Les Yeux Noirs – Calusul – Izvoara (1997) – from France – Playing Cap University, Jan 18. – http://www.capcollege.bc.ca/news-events/performing-arts/season-performances/folk.html / http://www.lesyeuxnoirs.net/accueil.htm
Esteban (Steve) Jordan – Vuela la Paloma
Los Lobos – Corrido #1
Ana Bon-Bon – Live the Life I Sing About in my Song (by Thomas Dorsey, who knew?) – Bare Naked Blues (2008) – http://www.myspace.com/anabonbon
Tom Russell – The Rose of the San Juaquín
Rockin’ Sidney – Don’t Mess With My Toot-Toot
Clifton Chenier – Zydeco Stomp

This episode’s cover is the cover of Mulehead’s “The Gospel Accordion Vol 2.” I gotta get this record, even if it only has accordion in the title. http://www.myspace.com/muleheadlr

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 2018-10-10: Falling Into Autumn

October 10, 2018

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Though the weather is again clear and warm, the trees have gotten the memo, as demonstrated in this stock photo: dump all of your leaves wherever accordions are being played.  (And musicians, let this be a warning to you: don’t even think about leaving your bellows open on a bed of moist leaves.)  What we mean is that autumn is upon us — October now in full swing, we have not only a long-promised member drive special in the near future but also a very spooky Oct 31st Accordion Noir episode on the calendar!  But we get ahead of ourselves.  This week’s episode is now available online for your listening ease, and you can access it as digital audio over here at the Internet Archive.  To help motivate you to click on that underlined passage, here’s its playlist:

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* Stas Venglevski – October – Seasons (2003) – Wisconsin, USA (and Russia) – http://www.stasv.com/
* Clarence Clay & William Scott – In That Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’ (“Fair You Well”) – Standing On The Highway (1961) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – (our of print?) wwww.hightone.com http://www.shoutfactory.com
* Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – You Made Me Happy – Band Box Shuffle (1930) – (HEP Records UK)
* The Cellar Boys – Wailing Blues – Frank Teschemacher – Eddie Condon 1928-30 (2008) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – “Mystery accordionist,” http://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/the-cellar-boys-frank-melrose-tesch-wingy-bud-wettling-charles-melrose-1930/
* ‘Ndiaz – Uviéu – Grande Soufflet 2018 – http://www.legrandsoufflet.fr
* KV Express – Zoe – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa.
* Ol’Crocodile – Rollin’ and Tumblin’ – EP (2014) – Quebec, Canada – Visit http://olcrocodile.bandcamp.com
* Emile Benoit – Neil Murray’s Dinner Jig / Go to the Cape Uncle Joe / Forgotten Note – Vive La Rose (0) – Newfoundland, Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Émile_Benoît
* Li’l Wally and the Venturas – We Love You Beatles – Drum Boy 108 (45 rpm) (1964) – – http://www.45cat.com/record/db108us
* Clifton Chenier – Caldonia – Frenchin’ The Boogie (1976) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA –
* DJin Teeth (Fangs!) – Time to Do the Wash – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.myspace.com/djinteethfangs
* Oh! Ogopogo! – I’m An Animal – Oh! Ogopogo! (2012) – Victoria, BC, Canada – Visit http://ohogopogo.bandcamp.com
* Lidia Kaminska – Adagio – Breaking Boundaries (2005) – Poland, USA – http://www.tziganemusic.com http://www.lidiakaminska.com
* The Scarring Party – Judges – End Times (2015) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – Visit http://scarringparty.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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-10-03: Squeezetober

October 4, 2018

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October is when we do some of our best work at Accordion Noir, with the distractions of our festival (mostly) behind us, a couple Fall Member Drive specials queued up in the hopper and the conclusion of another year of broadcasting within sight (we’re, what, eight episodes away from being on the air for 12 years?)  Times like this we can just roll into the radio station and bust out a top-notch program like a well-rehearsed reflex, full of Thanksgiving gratitude that we’re no longer airing from 2-3 in the morning.  Bruce’s playlist for last night’s episode was a good one, and if you missed it live you can enjoy it at your convenience as digital audio served up by the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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* Orchester Horst Wende – I Want to Hold Your Hand – Accordeon a’ la Carte (196?) – Germany I think?
* Rowan Lipkovits (apres Charles Aznavour) – Je Me Voyage Deja – (2018)
* Twilight Hotel – When The Wolves Go Blind – When The Wolves Go Blind (2011) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada / Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.TwilightHotel.ca
* Talisk – Abyss – Le Grand Soufflet, 2018 – http://www.legrandsoufflet.fr
* Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird – The Ballad Of How The Jews Got To Europe – The Butcher’s Share (2017) – Michigan, USA / Berlin, Germany – http://www.paintedbird.net/
* Wax Mannequin – Volcano God – Festival Man (2013) – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – http://waxmannequin.com
* Cricket & Snail – Wedding Freylach – At The Theater (2012) – Monteagle, Tennessee, USA – http://www.alembickmusic.com/cricketandsnail.html
* Yves Lambert Trio – Les diables – Tentation (2018) – Quebec, Canada – http://yveslambert.com/en/
* KV Express – Zafon – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckelharpa.
* Matt Dallow – Dybbuk_vt home Mast – tracks (0) – New York, New York, USA – https://twitter.com/MattDallow
* Tragedy Ann – Regulars – Matches (2018) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://www.TragedyAnnMusic.com Liv Cazzola, acc.
* Iain Thomson And Marc Duff – Back To The Sheds – No Borders (2018) – UK / Sweden – http://www.IainThomsonBand.co.uk (was in Capercaillie) John Somerville, acc.
* Blind Connie Williams – I’ll Fly Away – Philadelphia Street Singer (1961) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – (Got this from Jared Snyder, he’s our hero.) Recording date uncertain. http://record-fiend.blogspot.com/2010/01/blind-connie-williams-philadelphia.html

 

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 (on tonight! from 8-10 pm at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-09-26: Festival Run-Up

October 1, 2018

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From ten years ago, here’s Accordion Noir radio episode number 94, promoting the first installment of the very same Accordion Noir Festival we just wrapped up this year’s installment of a couple of weeks ago.  (It even featured some of the same performers!)  At its original online home the recording was enjoyed some 2840 times, and we hope that listeners into the future will continue enjoying it via the Internet Archive, where the recordings are now hosted.  To get you interested in taking an audio trip down memory lane, here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Sept 26, 2008, Festival Run-up

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
Piñataland – Gramercy Ball – Songs For The Forgotten Future Vol. 1 (2003) – Brooklyn, NY, USA – http://pinataland.com/
Ζωή Τηγανούρια / Zoe Tiganouria – Corsica (we played this two weeks in a row! a new low, but a pretty piece. We’ll leave it in there as part of our new, “Get the podcasts out!” policy.) – Tanguera (2006) – Athens, Greece – http://www.karozas.gr/artists/tiganouria_tanguera_uk.html
Romano Viazzani – In The Garden – Angel Suite (2007) – Wales / Italy / UK – http://www.musicforaccordion.com/inform/vromano/index.htm
Marie-Josee Houle – Shallow Breathing – Monsters (2008) – – http://www.uglysocks.com/
Geoff Berner – Suburban Family – Light Enough to Travel (2000) – Canada –
Fiamma Fumana – La Vien Giù – Onda (2006) – Italy – http://www.fiamma.org/onda.cfm
The Creaking Planks (Pair o’ Planks present: Blackbox Squeezebeard and Doctor Steelhand) – Song of the Count, Numbers and Names, Honolulu Bound, Fight for your Right to Plunder – Live at CFRO (2008, like tonight) – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada of the Caribbean – http://creakingplanks.com/

What the hay, we’ll use the Accordion Noir Festival poster as the “cover” again. We’re giving out posters to Co-op Radio members, so sign up today at http://www.AccordionNoir.org

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 (on this Thursday night from 8-10 pm at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!