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The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 3: #BandcampFriday 2021 – With the Hope of a Vaccine!

December 3, 2021
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In 2021 COVID Bandcamp continued to benefit the music community. Below are the biggest #AccordionBandcamp hits of 2021. Remember that Bandcamp pays 80% of proceeds every day to the makers of the records, but on today’s Last Bandcamp Friday of 2021, 100% will benefit artists. So here are some choice picks that will bring 🪗 music makers and squeezebox fans a happier new year.

Click to see if it’s #BandcampFriday in your time-zone, then support 🪗 musicians however you’re able.

More #AccordionBandcamp Recommendations are here:
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 1: 2017-2018 (Pre-COVID Benefits)
and here:
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp vol 2: #BandcampFriday 2020 – Lifesaving Under the Virus!

Russian Punks opened #AccordionBandcamp in 2021

Year two of #BandCampFriday benefiting musicians during COVID, March 5, 2021

I suggest people Gift Cards to spend on Bandcamp Friday. Or for your friendly accordion DJ to support artists by getting music we could play Accordion Noir

Jordi Rosen’s is happy for any funds this BandcampFriday, and worth every dollar 🪗

In April 2021 Bandcamp started publishing a series of pieces on avant-garde 🪗 on their own site. They didn’t tag them as #AccordionBandcamp, so I did.

Nice to see others using #AccordionBandcamp too

The accoustic version of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music has 🪗

Bandcamp Gift Cards with 🪗 on them! Who needs one of these?
There’s definitely some accordion fans at Bandcamp Central

#BandcampFriday Aug. 6, 2021 – Accordion Noir got a donation to pay musicians and then play their music on the show!

The Best of #AccordionBandcamp vol 2: #BandcampFriday 2020 – Lifesaving Under the Virus!

December 3, 2021
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COVID massively impacted the music community, and musicians lost almost all touring income. Since (most) streaming services were already draining the income of independent artists, this was devastating. Then Bandcamp stepped in with what became a regular #BandcampFriday on the first week of every month beginning in 2020 and continuing through 2021. Artists have earned over $61 million dollars on just those Fridays. Bandcamp pays 80% of proceeds every day to the makers of the records, so it’s a good place to get music all year long as well.

Click to see if it’s #BandcampFriday in your time-zone, then support 🪗 musicians wherever you’re at!

More #AccordionBandcamp recommendations are here:
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 1: 2017-2018 (Pre-COVID Benefits)
and
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 3: #BandcampFriday 2021 – With the Hope of a Vaccine!

March 20, 2020: the first COVID “100% Profits to Artists” Day

Feel free to use #AccordionBandcamp to promote your favorite squeezy artists, or if you’re a squeezy artist, promote yourself! ❤️‍🔥 🪗

Bandcamp made the Artists fundraiser a repeat event in April 2020

June 2020 Bandcamp (and many bands) donated proceeds to support #BlackLivesMatter

Accordion Noir has done a series of episodes dedicated to Bandcamp Friday artists. Always a good selection to share

The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 1: 2017-2018 (Pre-COVID Benefits)

December 3, 2021

Accordion Noir Radio’s 15th Anniversary Episode last night promoted Bandcamp Friday, Dec 3rd (click here to see when it is where you are). All proceeds go to artists for 24 hours. There isn’t another digital music service that benefits musicians like that, so support them every day, and pay the bills for your favorite musicians today.

I’ve been recommending #AccordionBandcamp albums on Twitter since February of 2017 when Bandcamp donated 100% of their earnings to the ACLU to defend immigrants and refugees. They’ve regularly done the same for #BlackLivesMatter activists, so we definitely recommended people support that.

So in honor of this last first Friday of 2021, I figured we’d gather together some (We’ll see how long this gets) of our #AccordionBandcamp artists you could support today! Click on these tweets for links to where you can buy their music. Pretend you’re at a gig and picking up a CD at the merch table, but you didn’t have to pay for transportation or to get in the club, so give that to your favorite bands, or get some of the records below:

More #AccordionBandcamp recommendations are here:
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp vol 2: #BandcampFriday 2020 – Lifesaving Under the Virus!
and
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 3: #BandcampFriday 2021 – With the Hope of a Vaccine!

The First #AccordionBandcamp Tweets, benifited the ACLU to protect immigrants back in 2017.

These fundraisers really felt like a small thing I could do from up here in Canada, watching everything happening in the States (I’m a dual US/Canadian citizen, so feel good or bad for both countries). Thanks to the artists for giving me such great music to recommend while supporting such good work in times that could feel pretty grim. Give these tunes a squeeze 🪗
Wow, this was 2 years before my book came out, and almost 4 years before the #AccordionEmoji. A lot’s been going on.

If we work at it, we can get #AccordionBandcamp trending, which would be worthwhile.

All of the above were posted on April 3, 2017 when #AccordionBandcamp was born!

In September 2018, Bandcamp did a fundraiser for Voting Rights. We suggested some 🪗 music to support that:

Some bands like Balun are so good they got recommended more than once!

This is when I noticed that a bunch of my favorite Belgian accordionists had their records on Bandcamp:

It didn’t have to be a fundraiser to recommend great bands like Ratas En Zelo

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-12-01: 15th Anniversary + the Last Bandcamp Friday of 2021!

December 2, 2021
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AccNoir 2021-12-01
Screenshot of 16 album covers by accordion artists on Bruce's Bandcamp Wishlist
Accordion Noir welcomes Bandcamp gift-cards to support artists on our wish-list.

Tonight’s episode of Accordion Noir features artists whose music is available on Bandcamp Friday when 100% of proceeds goes directly to musicians! So jump down to the playlist below, follow the links, and share some 💸 in exchange for nice sounds.

First though, Accordion Noir Radio turns 15 today! [Bruce] was going through the archives and found an email from Vancouver’ klezmer revolutionary Geoff Berner. It was from November, 2006, two days before Accordion Noir first went on the air, and we didn’t have a name for the show. Rather, we had dozens of names and couldn’t pick one. Down to the wire before our broadcast and Geoff suggested — Accordion Crime Spree. That would have been a few more letters on festival posters over the years.

Pick your favorite from the list of Alternate Noir names below. We left off “Accordion Crimes” because we didn’t want to get lost if Annie Proulx’s book got made into a movie. [Rowan notes: At this early time, Mike Danner of Portland was also already hosting an excellent podcast already named “Accordion Crimes”, featuring him accompanying PDX-area songwriters on his squeezebox. We didn’t want the namespace conflict, nor eventual collision with Annie Proulx’s lawyers when we eg. wanted to get into the world of book publishing as Bruce did, so we carved out our own brand.]

Geoff signed his response with his Myspace page, which is why he just turned 50. We still play a lot of accordionists we met on Myspace. [Rowan notes: it turns out that Myspace was an excellent way for musicians to network with fans and venues, and in retrospect its failure to undermine democratic institutions and promote genocide seems almost quaint. We spent a lot of time and work building up a cadre of 5000 accordion friends on MySpace (here’s an episode of our program exclusively dedicated to them!) only to have them evaporate when FB came around, but have no regrets. The time was not wasted. But I digress. Back to Bruce!] ⏪

Alternative Noir Names: Nov 28, 2006 (“Noir” was already on top)

Accordion Noir
Accordion Disorder
Accordion Crime Spree
Shiny Red Accordion Show
Accordion Reform Party
Button Collectors (what?)
Accordion Agenda
Accordion in Absentia
Accordion Abstract
Accordion Extract
Accordion Overload
Squeezebox Conspiracy
Accordion Crime Report
Squeezebox Speakeasy
Accordion Crawl
Hard Boiled Accordion
Accordion Underground
Accordion Ambulance—like an accordion bus, but with sirens
Global Accordion
Accordionophobia
Accordion Attitude
Accordion Crumbles
Accordion Deluge
Accordion Daydream
Peak Squeeze
Peak Accordion
Accordion Nightmare
Accordion: a New Hope

Accordion Outrage
Accordion Overthrow
Accordion Undercurrent
Underground Accordion
Unheard Accordion
Accordion Overture
Accordion Noise Farm
Accordion Noise
Accordion Rapture
Brand New Accordion Show
Shiny New Accordion
Bright Red Accordion
Accordion X-Ray
X-Ray Accordion
Accordion Fairy-Princess
Accordion Mosh
Accordion Mescla
Accordion Global
Accordion Totál
Accordion Monolith
Accordion Unbecoming
Accordion Drama
Accordion Fire
Accordion Crime-Scene
Accordion Autopsy
Accordion Hit Squad
Accordion Conspiracy
Accordion Injury
Accordion Drill-bit (huh?)

Accordions have Feelings Too
Accordi-Onorarium
Accordion Rhapsody
¡Accordionista!
Accordion Cafe (open all night)
Accordion Repair Show
Squeeze-o-rama
Rebel Accordion
Alt-Accordion Show
Accordion Lust
Accordion in a Handbasket
Accordi-onica
Accordion Bookmobile
Accordion Outsider
Insurgent Accordion
Accordion Snake Oil
Accordion Shadows
Self Help Accordion
Accordion Light
Accordion Undergrowth
Accordion Interlude
Accordion Undertow
Accordion Overlord
Accordion Onslaught
Accordion Now
Accordion Key (?)
Accordion Hairstyles
Accordion Now!
Accordion Cunning

Tonight, Accordion Hairstyles is giving back to musicians whose music we’ve shared all these years. All the tunes are available for Bandcamp Friday, Dec 3rd (click to check the hours in your time zone), when 100% of proceeds go to artists. Before that we’ll post a much longer list of #AccordionBandcamp recommendations [Bruce has] been collecting since 2018. Check back here, and support our squeezy friends on Friday.

If your Apple or Android 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 the 15th Anniversary Playlist: (that’s like 780 playlists, whew 😅. Glad we haven’t been on at 2 AM for all that time.)

* Clinker – ‟Russian Rag” – Clinker (2021) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://clinkermusic.bandcamp.com Lucy Lambert, acc.
* Our Native Daughters – ‟You’re Not Alone” – Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) – USA – https://folkways.si.edu/songs-of-our-native-daughters  
https://ournativedaughters.bandcamp.com
http://www.rhiannongiddens.com  Dirk Powell, acc.
* Canailles – ‟Su’l coin d’ma rue” – Canailles EP (2010) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://canailles.bandcamp.com
* Slack Bird – ‟Samassa piirissä” – Hämärään (2021) – Finland – https://slackbird.bandcamp.com
* Hannah James and Toby Kuhn – ‟The Faint and Weary Traveller” – Sleeping Spirals (2021) – UK – https://hannahjames.bandcamp.com
* Lost Bayou Ramblers – ‟Freetown Crawl / Fighten’ville Brawl (Live)” – ASTEUR (2019) – Broussard, Louisiana, USA – http://lostbayouramblers.com/
https://lostbayouramblers.bandcamp.com
* Tau Ea Matsekha – ‟Ke Malibabe Ngaka Ntaole” – Mohlape Oa Litau (2019) – Lesotho, Southern Africa – https://taueamatsekha.bandcamp.com  Forere Motloheloa, acc (1945-2021)
* Amy Thatcher – ‟Look At You Now” – Let What’s In Out (2021) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – https://amythatcher.co.uk
https://amythatcheraccordion.bandcamp.com
(see also The Shee, and Monster Cailidh Band)
Story about her: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-tyneside-premature-baby-parenting-22127164
* The Gertrudes – ‟Parham” – Emergency To Emergency (pre-release singles! Out Nov 26) (2021) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – https://thegertrudes.com https://thegertrudes.bandcamp.com All proceeds from the Parham single, by The Gertrudes, will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association (cmha.ca). 
* Spiers & Boden – ‟The Fog” – Fallow Ground (2021) – England – https://spiersandboden.com 
https://www.johnspiers.co.uk/ 
https://spiersboden.bandcamp.com
* Alex Sturbaum – ‟Stan Rogers / Calvin Payne’s Step Dance Tune / Hound’s Tune” – Atlantic Dreams (2021) – Seattle, Washington, USA – https://alexsturbaum.bandcamp.com
* Ried Kapo Ku – ‟Pua Pi Anuhea” – Eia Mai Ka La (2006) – Hawaii / California – https://jimkimowest.com 
https://jimkimowest.bandcamp.com 
Produced by Jim “Kimo” West  w/”Weird” Al Yankovic, acc
* Hailu Mergia – ‟Ambasel” – Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (2013) – Washington, DC, USA / Formerly, Ethiopia, East Africa – https://hailumergia.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 (coming up soon, Tues, Dec 7th!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-11-23: Where was Bobby Dylan When We Needed Him?

November 29, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 260 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio broadcast.  I don’t see the matter investigated in any great detail in the playlist, but Bruce loves to speculate over how Bob Dylan, who was surely awash in accordion music in his childhood, threw it under the bus by allowing it to be omitted from the folk revival movement (Garth Hudson did what he could to stem the loss, but the damage was done.)  That explains the episode’s nominal theme, but from the looks of things it’s “just” another great mix of squeezy tunes in disparate styles from all over the planet.  At its original online home this episode logged some 6085 listens, and you can continue enjoying it as streaming audio today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-11-23, Where was Bobby Dylan When We Needed Him?

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Milann&Laloy – Slow Motion – Rozz (2011) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! http://www.zisman.ca/squeezebox/Music/Accordion%20Noir%20%28leadsheet,%2004feb10%29.pdf
* Matuto – Dois Nordestes – Matuto (2010) – Brazil/Appalachia – http://www.robcurto.com http://www.clayross.com
* The Avenues – Never Learn to Read – The Avenues (2010) – Peterborough, Ontario, Canada – http://www.TheAvenues.ca
* Tara Linda – Virtual Love Disaster – Accordion Babes 2012 (2011) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.TaraLinda.com
* Maray Fuego – Green River – Squeezebox (2011) – “Rambler,” USA – http://marayfuego.com/
* bonewagon – train – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.bonewagon.com/angeleyes.mp3 Kinda cool little accordion first minute and under the harmonica and stuff.
* Filippo Gambetta – Percy’s Revenge / Hotel Meublè – Pria Goaea (2002) – Italy – http://www.filippogambetta.com/
* Zeek Manners and His Gang – I Betcha My Heart I Love You – The Golden Age of Zeke Manners – http://www.dagmar-anita-binge.de/
* Geoff Berner And Associates – Henry And Jason – Live In Oslo (2004) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Don Myers / Millennium Symphony conducted by Robert Ian Winstin / Louie Hurwitz, acc. – Le Voyage Suite (Excerpt mix) – Le Voyage Dans La Lune (1903) – The Moon, of course. – http://www.donmyersmusic.com/ http://blog.naxos.com/2009/11/10/podcast-le-voyage-dans-la-lune/
* Moxy Früvous – Video Bargainvillle – Bargainville (1994) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.fruvous.com/
* Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets – Swinging With the Accordion Man – Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets 1937-1940 – Pecos, Texas, USA – http://www.interstate-music.co.uk/index.html http://yodaslair.com/dumboozle/western/skyles.html
* Johnny Favourite – I Came So Far For Beauty – Troubadour (2010) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada (or some bar in Europe) – http://johnnyfavourite.com/
* Allison Crowe – Joan of Arc (Leonard Cohen) – Youtube!
* Art Van Damme – The Things We Did Last Summer – Swinging The Accordion On MPS – USA – http://www.artvandamme.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPS_Records
* The Liptonians – The Privatest Parts – Let’s All March Back Into The Sea (2011) – Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada – http://www.theliptonians.com

Tonight’s cover illustration is: Maray Fuego, http://marayfuego.com/ looking to me a lot like Bobby Dylan if he’d stayed true to his Minnesota accordion roots. Awesome painting by Trevor Long: http://www.flickr.com/photos/treverlong/5385688805/

Please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 (next up a week from tomorrow, Dec 7th at the Ukrainian Hall.) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Festival 2021 – virtual edition!

November 27, 2021

Our three-and-a-half-hour highlights reel of the squeeziest portion of this summer’s Maclean Park Music program, including our own rainy Accordion Noir Festival performance presented there September 11th 2021, is hosted over at YouTube, on our account there nobody knows about. (Yet.) But! Though it is rooted there, it can manifest in many ways in many locations simultaneously! So instead of advising you to go there and watch it, we should be able to simply bring it here, to this blog. Et voila:

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-11-24: Wetsuweten Strong, Geoff Berner 50, and Accordion Noir Festival

November 25, 2021
AccNoir 2021-11-24

AccNoir-2021-11-24, #WetsuwetenStrong, #GeoffBerner50, and #AccordionNoirFestival

Support Wet’suwet’en Land Defense!

Tonight’s show opens with the Canadian government sending violent police to illegally arrest press and Native land-rights activists protesting a fossil fuel pipeline. Police helicopters and tanks are doing this in the middle of a deadly flood that cut the whole region of millions of people off from the rest of Canada. Flooding damage was caused by clearcutting forests, which the government is arresting people for protesting too. [The accordion media views this all rather dimly.] Unbelievable. Do what you can to stop them. We talked about this in not one but two episodes just a couple of months ago too!

This summer’s Accordion Noir Festival videostream, featuring not only performances from our concert on Sept 11th, but other local squeezy acts documented through the summer of 2021 (largely in conjunction with Maclean Park Music) is broadcasting this Saturday, Nov 27th, starting at Noon. The featured artists from our concert are Geoff Berner, Ana Bon-Bon, and the Last Minute Trio, but other ensembles represented include Sospiro Misterioso, Teapot in the Tuba, the Vancouver Folk Orchestra, the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle, and the Gram Partisans.

Tonight’s playlist looks at many of them as an audio-only preview (pre-hear?), but a spotlight is cast on Vancouver’s Yiddish punk super-hero Geoff Berner, our patron saint, who is celebrating his 50th birthday with an online fundraiser show streaming live on Saturday Nov 27 (after our canned stream wraps), raising money for community food programs: Geoff Berner’s 50th Birthday Benefit Bash – Livestream Sat Nov. 27 7PM PST

(Also earlier on Saturday, our mothership Co-op Radio is having its Annual General Meeting. If you’re a member, please Zoom on over: 2021 Co-op Radio AGM SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 2PM TO 4PM.)

If your Apple or Android 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 is its playlist:

* Geoff Berner – ‟The Rich Will Move to the High Ground” – In honor of flooding in three countries he’d just toured (in 2007) – Vancouver, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Jack Garton – ‟The Frontline Is Everywhere (in support of Unist’ot’en land defenders)” – (premier fundraising single) (2020) – Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada – All proceeds to Native land defenders) Download and listen at http://jackgartonmusic.bandcamp.com, or donate directly at http://unistoten.camp
* Buckwheat Zydeco – ‟When The Levee Breaks” – Lay Your Burden Down (2009) – Louisiana, USA –
* Geoff Berner – ‟Zog Nit Keyn Mol (Partisan Song)” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org http://www.geoffberner.com
* Geoff Berner – ‟Bitter Spring” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org http://www.geoffberner.com
* Geoff Berner – ‟Unlistenable Song” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org http://www.geoffberner.com
* Ana BonBon – ‟Change My Mind” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org https://anabonbon.com
* Last Minute Trio – ‟No Good Blues” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – AccordionNoir.org https://clinkermusic.bandcamp.com/  Lucy Lambert, acc
* The Gram Partisans – ‟Let the Light Shine Down on You” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org
* Vancouver Folk Orchestra – ‟Ashokan Farewell” – Maclean Park,  2021-08-29 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org
* Vancouver Squeezebox Circle – ‟Mood Indigo” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org
* Teapot in the Tuba with Stephen Hamm on theremin – ‟la vie en rose and Misirlou” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – 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 (coming up soon, Tues, Dec 7th!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-09-21: Accordion Noir Festival on the threshold 2011

November 22, 2021

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Ten years ago, we were getting ready for the fourth year of our annual Accordion Noir Festival, drumming up interest and excitement locally by airing tunes by the performers planned to perform that weekend — festival regulars Geoff Berner and local squeeze kings Maria in the Shower, plus assorted virtuous locals and of course our international headliner, the Bay Area’s certified punk rock accordion god Duckmandu who, it turns out, was refused entry at the border.  All that and more you can hear and enjoy in episode 250 of our weekly radio program!  And why, you may ask, did we hold back this episode in order to air this material this week?  You see, just as it was curated to spur interest in our festival then, we’re revisiting it now to help spur interest in our virtual 2021 Accordion Noir Festival program, airing as a potted video stream on Facebook this Saturday, Nov 27th, starting at noon PST.  Yow!  At its original online home, this episode logged some 5940 listens, but you can continue enjoying it today as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-09-21, Accordion Noir Festival on the threshold 2011

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* AccNoir Fest 2011 PRA mp3 – Accordion Noir PRA’s (2011) – –
* Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – Girl U Want – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.duckmandu.com/
* Geoff Berner – Rabbi Berner Finally Reveals His True Religious Agenda – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Maria in the Shower – Mojo Hand – The Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://mariaintheshower.bandcamp.com
* Fang – Walking – Diskopatska (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/ http://www.dropcards.com/diskopatska/content/index.php
* Duckmandu – Powerpuff Girls Closing Theme – Quack Rock: Five Duckades of Accordion Mega-Hits (2009) – – http://www.duckmandu.com/
* Tina Tew – Manifiesto de Victor Jara
* Tiber Aliba – Albanian Folk Mix
* Simon Kendall – Lively Pals
* Goran Bregovic – Daddy’s Gone
* Greenbelt Collective – Heart the Size of Texas
* Geoff Berner – Wealthy Poet

Tonight’s cover illustration is: the Seagull Accordion Woman! (Maria in the Shower used her on their festival posters.)

Please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 2021-11-17: “Weird Al” Yankovic — the final chapter

November 17, 2021
AccNoir 2021-11-17
“Weird Al” Yankovic with Accordion (Photo by Nick Elgar/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Like “Trapped in the Drive-Thru”, you thought it might never come to an end. And yet here we are, Accordion Noir radio concluding our three-episode salute (episode 1, episode 2) to the unlikely career of “Weird Al” Yankovic. While he taps numerous sources for each of these installments, this week’s focus is on Nathan Rabin, the man who just released The Weird A-Coloring to Al coloring book (along with a Colored-In version 🌈). Also by Nathan — Weird Al: The Book (2012); and The Weird Accordion to Al (2020) detailing every song Al ever released, and its 500 pg annotated sequel that includes all of Al’s video and TV work. All available for sale in time for this holiday season!.


If your Apple or Android 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, in addition to links to all the related projects of the guests aired and subjects mentioned over the past three weeks of broadcasts, is its playlist:

Weird Al Yankovic
http://www.weirdal.com/

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Nathan Rabin’s Happy Place:
The Weird A-Coloring To Al Coloring (or colored-in) Book
NathanRabin.com

Lily Hirsch:
Weird Al Seriously
www.lilyhirsch.com

Jon Burmuda Schwartz:
Black & White & Weird All Over
http://www.bermudaschwartz.com

The Beer’d Al Podcast
www.beerdalpodcast.com/

Dave & Ethan’s 2000” “Weird Al” Podcast
https://2000inch.com

Mentioned in Al’s Interview:

Dave’s Accordion School in Los Angeles
http://davesaccordion.com

List of Weird Al Polka Medleys:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_%22Weird_Al%22_Yankovic_polka_medleys

Accordion Noir’s Epic Three-Week “Weird Al” Co-op Radio 2021 Membership Drive Series

Accordion Noir 2021-11-03: “Weird Noir” Yankovic (episode 1) with Lily E. Hirsch
https://accordionuprising.wordpress.com/2021/11/04/accordion-noir-2021-11-03-weird-noir-yankovic-episode-1-with-lily-e-hirsch/

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-11-10: “Noir Al” Yankovic (episode 2)
https://accordionuprising.wordpress.com/2021/11/11/accordion-noir-radio-playlist-2021-11-10-noir-al-yankovic-episode-2/

Playlist: AccNoir-2021-11-17, “Weird Al” Yankovic A-Coloring to Nathen Rabin

* Bill Davis Trio – ‟Bring the Money In” (1954) – Co-op Radio Member Drive PRA – http://www.coopradio.org/
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009)  http://thedardanelles.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”

Amusing “Pac-Man” Video:

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-11-16: Drama in Real November

November 15, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 259 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio broadcast.  This particular episode appears to contain nothing more (and nothing less!) than our typical heady brew of varied styles of squeezebox music in different genres from different parts of the world (or at the very least, a great European tour.)  At its original online home, it logged some 3764 listens, but you can continue enjoying it as digital audio today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-11-16, Drama in Real November

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Steve Gates` – Hello Jesus – Hello Jesus (EP) (2011) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.stevegates.ca
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! http://www.zisman.ca/squeezebox/Music/Accordion%20Noir%20%28leadsheet,%2004feb10%29.pdf
* Gurzuf – Non-Existent Movie – Non-Existent Movie (2007) – Belarus – http://gurzufband.com/
* Trio Mio – Anglaise – Pigeon Folk Pieces (2005) – Denmark – http://www.triomio.dk/index_e.html
* Laura Peek – Away from the Harbour – Key (2010) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.peekpeekpeek.com
* Accordion Noir, Promo Stinger (2008) – With Gerlinde and Wolfgang Wiehler!
* Devin & The Dark Light – Riverside – Loud To Live With (2009) – Orangeville, Ontario, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/devinandthedarklight Meredith Grant (from Guelph), acc.
* Teenager – Lipstick Fool – Entitled (2007) – Auburn, New York, USA – Theresa Walsh, c/g diatonic anglo concertina http://www.teenagerrock.com/
* Al Dexter – Calamity Jane – The Original Pistol Packin’ Mama (0) – –
* Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha – Tummaa verta – Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha (2010) – Finland – http://www.myspace.com/mrjaakko http://helmilevyt.com/
* The 3 Jacksons – Siver Dollar-Sam’s song-Wilhelmina (P 1951) – the 3 Jacksons – Reuzepotporri (1951)
* Motion Trio – Sunrise Dance – Islamabad – Metropolis (2007) – Poland – http://www.motion-trio.art.pl/a2Home.html
* Viola Turpeinen – Mikkelin polkka – Viola Turpeinen – American hanuriprinsessa vol. 2 – 1929-1945 – Champion, Michigan, USA / Finland – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlager
* Franz Nicolay – The Ballad of Hollis Wadsworth Mason Jr – Watchmen (The Owl) – http://www.franznicolay.com/index.html
* Charanga Cakewalk – Melodica – Chicano Zen (2006) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.myspace.com/charangacakewalk
* F&M – Music By The Sea – Wish You Were Here (2011) – Calgary, Alberta Canada – http://www.fandmtheband.com/
* Alicia Baker – Reine de Musette – On The Accordion (2011) – Milwaukie, Oregon, USA – http://www.bakerchoir.com/Alicia%20Baker.html
* Kris Archie/Rise Ashen – Ignite the Light PRA – with the track “Tebwe Mikana – Path Of Truth” from the album One Nation (2011) – – http://balanced-records.com/

Tonight’s cover illustration is: Two Salvation Army guys scaring a little kid. At least I assume she’s scared, I would be. http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/6053926627/in/photostream

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