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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-11–06: Oktoberfest in November

November 18, 2019

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In our initial years on the air, we proposed (but didn’t follow through on) a violent member drive radio campaign to help separate us from the general stink of champagne music once and for all, playing thrift shop polka records non-stop until radio station donors would call in to pledge to have the record pulled and destroyed — with different methods of destruction depending on the size of the donation. In time, however, we were able to come to peace with polka — and by episode 153 from ten years ago, we even devoted a belated Oktoberfest special to the subject!  At its original online home, this episode garnered some 8597 listens, and we’re sure that given enough Oktobers, it will someday again meet and surpass that total from its new home at the Internet Archive, where you can listen to it today!  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2009-11–06, Oktoberfest in November, Polka Down with Rowan!

* Schmenge Brothers – Salute to John Williams 1 – Canada – I’m in favor of making fun of John Williams. He can afford it.
* John J. Kimmel – American polka – Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9761 (1908) – USA – Part of the UCSB Cylinder Digitization Project: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/.
* Brave Combo – (Intro by Carl) Potato Chips Polka – Polkas For A Gloomy World (1995) – Texas, USA – http://www.brave.com/bo/
* TRIbAL Jâze – The New Polka – Le Grand Saut (2007) – Picardie, France – http://tribaljaze.com/ Doesn’t it sound like the accordion is recorded backwards? The dynamics are all weird…
* Walter Ostanek – Bye Bye My Baby Polka – I Like Frankie Yankovic (It’s hard to date these old polka records) – Canada
* Dan Newton – The Yohnnie B. Goode Polka – sent to us by a listener/fan!
* Santiago Jimenez – La Napolera (polka) – Norteño & Tejano Accordian : Vol. 3-Texas Mexican Border Music – Texas!
* Norm Dombrowski & The Happy Notes – Mountaineer Polka – Deep Polka (Dance Music From The Midwest) (1998) – http://www.folkways.si.edu
* Marie-Josee Houle – Cruelle Poetessa – Monsters (2008) – Ottawa, Canada – http://www.uglysocks.com/
* Bubba Hernandez & Alex Meixner – The Ballad Of Thunder Road – Polka Freak Out (2007) – Texas, usa – http://www.polkafreakout.com
* LynnMarie and Charlie Kelley as the Boxhounds – Pinch the Tails – Speechless (2009) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.lynnmarie.net/index.html
* Bill Mankiss – Wooden Heart – Bill Mankiss Accordion Swing – Canada
* Friedrich Lips – Polka – Russisch Und Trepak – Russia – http://www.accordion-cd.co.at/
* The Polka Floyd Show – The Gnome – Live!!! At The Ohio Theatre! (2009) – Toledo, Ohio, USA – http://www.polkafloyd.com/
* Henry Doktorski – I Don’t Care Polka – Vaudville Accordion Classics: The Complete Works of Guido Deiro (1886-1950) (2003) – http://www.henrydoktorski.com/
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – Alternative Polka – Bad Hair Day (1996) – USA – http://www.weirdal.com/
* Tom Waits – Cemetery Polka – Rain Dogs (1985) – http://www.tomwaits.com/ – William Schimmel is the accordionist) http://www.billschimmel.com/
* Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – Polka Sprach Zarathustra – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.duckmandu.com/
* Ed Moxey’s Rake ‘n Scrape – Big Belly Man Polka – Bahamas Islands Of Song (1995) – Ragged Island and Cat Island, the Bahamas – http://www.folkways.si.edu
* Those Darn Accordions – Miner’s Polka – Squeeze This! (1994) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/
* Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren – Strip Polka – World’s Greatest Polkas (1986 – that’s the reissue date…) – USA
* Polkacide – Oyez/KBS – Hardcore 2/4 (1999) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.polkacide.com/

This episode’s cover is: Polkacide! (Are those sausages wiggling for you too? Cut and paste your way to freedom!)

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Arts Rational radio playlist 2019-11-14: Accordion Noir Festival takeover!

November 15, 2019
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This Thursday night, Accordion Noir radio host Bruce Triggs joined the hosts of CFRO Co-Op radio’s longstanding weekly arts current affairs program Arts Rational in order to talk shop, effectively promoting this weekend’s 12th annual Accordion Noir Festival program, promoting his squeezebox history book Accordion Revolution (which he will be performing readings from this Saturday afternoon at the Accordion Noir Festival’s Community Day at Spartacus Books!), and walking down radio memory lane with longstanding CFRO colleagues. It was an excellent conversation, and just in case you missed it going out live on the air, we saved it on the Internet Archive for you! Here’s a profoundly misleading playlist:

Arts Rational 2019-11-14 Accordion Noir Festival preview with Bruce Triggs

* Vilda – Vildaluodda – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  Watch Vildá’s videos! http://www.saurabooking.com/en/artist/vilda/
* Sudanda – Ahlam Bukra (Tomorrow’s Dream) – Tomorrow’s Dream (2014) – Sudan, Africa / Canada – www.Sudanda.ca
… and a whooooole lotta chatting!

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-11-13: Accordion Noir Festival preview with VILDÁ

November 14, 2019
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Last night we enjoyed the extraordinary pleasure of having Hildá Länsman and Viivi Maria Saarenkylä of the VILDÁ Duo join us as guests live on the air for our weekly Accordion Noir radio broadcast at CFRO, in promotion of their performance at our Accordion Noir Festival mainstage this Friday night at the WISE Hall. We were also visited by Valeen from Late Night With Savages, the program that follows ours, for some insight into resonances between indigenous life in Canada and in northern Scandinavia.  Apple and Google podcast subscribers, you should already have been notified, but the rest of you may want to head over to the Internet Archive to get a good listen to last night’s episode, previewing all the performers at tomorrow night’s festival mainstage concert. After this candid photo, you can see the playlist:

AccNoir-2019-11-13, 12th Annual Accordion Noir Festival Preview

Featuring special live guests from Finland, Hildá Länsman and Viivi Maria Saarenkylä from the Vildá Duo!

Also welcome to Valeen from Co-op Radio’s Late Night with Savages (the great Native youth show that follows Accordion Noir.)

* Vilda – Skállovárri – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  Watch Vildá’s videos! http://www.saurabooking.com/en/artist/vilda/
* Vilda – Utsjoki-disko – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  Watch Vildá’s videos! http://www.saurabooking.com/en/artist/vilda/
* Riit – Uqausissaka – Ataataga (2019) – Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada – www.riitmusic.comwww.aakulukmusic.com
* Sudanda – Ahlam Bukra (Tomorrow’s Dream) – Tomorrow’s Dream (2014) – Sudan, Africa / Canada – www.Sudanda.ca
* Wolfbrood – Wolfbrood – (Single) (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://wolfbrood.bandcamp.com
* Rosie Ledet – So Damn Bad – Cajun & Zydeco (2001) – Louisiana, USA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_Ledet
* Antti Paalanen – Acc Rider – Meluta (2015) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com/
* Vilda – Mäkrävaaran äijö – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  Watch Vildá’s videos! http://www.saurabooking.com/en/artist/vilda/
* 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

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 (which, yow!, is on this Friday night!), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-10-24: Libations for the Baritone Saxophone Nation

November 12, 2019

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Ten years ago, we were very busy!  We had our festival, there was Hallowe’en, and as part of the Autumn Member Drive we had one of our “underdog instrument” specials, where we turned an episode (number 151?) over to another instrument that may not get the respect it deserves.  Just because it doesn’t have a weekly radio program dedicated to it doesn’t mean that it can’t at least feature for a single week!  This time around it was the baritone saxophone, as curated by the Creaking Planks’ resident low end Peg-Leg Right-eye Ryan, aka Cap’n Jack Spare-ribs.  The Planks were playing a gig down the street at the Rickshaw that night, and ducked out during intermission to present this episode before sneaking back for part II.  Multitasking!  At its original online host (also provided courtesy of that very same helpful saxophonist!) it logged some verified 8729 listens, and as usual we hope that moving it along to the Internet Archive, where you can listen to it today, will ensure that it meets and surpasses that total in the fullness of time.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2009-10-24, Libations for the Baritone Saxophone Nation (with President Nathaniel!)

* Artist – Song – Album (year?) – Where are they from? – contact.
* Gerry Mulligan/Astor Piazzolla – 20 Years Ago – Summit – Reunion Cumbre (1974) – Argentina, New York – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Mulligan http://www.piazzolla.org/
* Gerry Mulligan – For An Unfinished Woman – Carnegie Hall Concert (1974) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Mulligan
* Supersax – Night in Tunisia – Supersax Plays Bird (1972) –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersax
* Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Oop Pop A Dah (With Dizzy Gill – Voodoo (1999) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – http://www.dirtydozenbrass.com/
* Sonsax – A gozzar con mi combo – Latinos (2004) – Costa Rica, Central America – http://www.sonsax.com/Index.html
* Tower Of Power – Soul Vaccination – Tower Of Power (1973) – Oakland, California, USA – http://www.towerofpower.com/
* Shuffle Demons – Party Down – Extra Crispy (0) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.shuffledemons.com/
* The Creaking Planks – Opposites Attract – The Creaking Planks (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Morphine – Buena – Cure For Pain (1993) – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphine_(band)

This episode’s cover is: that twirly bit of the bari sax, of course.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-11-06: World Accordion and Tango Festival and then some!

November 7, 2019
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Pictured: Duo VILDÁ, who will be performing at the Victoria festival this weekend and ours in Vancouver next weekend!

There’s an accordion festival coming to the area. I know what you’re thinking — but it’s not ours! (Ours is also coming, one week later. What I mean is… it’s not only ours.) For years BC’s pleasant capital of Victoria has offered up their perfectly pleasant Accordions By The Sea festival on an annual basis, but now that Jelena and Alex Milojevic are fully settled there, they have injected it with a steroid booster, transforming it into the World Accordion and Tango Festival, starting… well, last night, and running through this weekend! Not only is it turning Victoria into a Mecca of world-class accordion performance (and world-class accordion scholarship — Bruce is doing a reading there from his book Accordion Revolution!), but it is also producing a few events across the water here in Vancouver this weekend as well! You can check out its schedule here for a sampling of its not-to-be-missed programming.

This week’s hour-long episode of Accordion Noir radio focuses on these nearby events. If for some reason you’re not yet getting notified of new episodes through your Apple or Google podcast subscriptions, you can enjoy listening to last night’s episode courtesy of the Internet Archive. Now here’s its playlist:

* Bruce Triggs, with Vildá – AccNoir Fest 2019 PRA –  (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://accordionnoirfest.wordpress.com/
* The Bills – The Traveller – Let Em Run (2004) – Canada – “The Bill Hilly Band”  http://www.thebills.ca/
* Redwood Tango Ensemble – Resistance – Prizefighter (2018) – Oakland, California, USA – www.redwoodtango.com www.charlesgorczynski.com  Charles Gorczynski, bandoneon.
* Vilda – Vildaluodda – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  (Victoria Accordion and Tango Festival, 2019) www.watf.ca/schedule.html
* Duo Paris-Moscou – Unidentified Tune 1 (stolen off a Youtube set) – Au Bonheur de Nacre (TV broadcast) (2012) – Paris, France / Moscow, Russia – https://youtu.be/IsLEPuTRPCc
* Jelena Milojevic  – “Celestis aulae nuntius” from Hymns for cello and accordion (1. mov.) – I. Kuusisto –  (2007) – Victoria, BC, Canada – Former Yugoslavia – https://www.jelenam.ca
* Bjarke Mogensen – K.69 – f minor, (Andante) – Bjarke Mogensen Plays Domenico Scarlatti (2017) – Denmark – www.BjarkeMagensen.com
* Vilda – Beana ciellá – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  (Victoria Accordion and Tango Festival, 2019) www.watf.ca/schedule.html
* Redwood Tango Ensemble – Magic Hours – Prizefighter (2018) – Oakland, California, USA – www.redwoodtango.com www.charlesgorczynski.com  Charles Gorczynski, bandoneon.
* Sudanda – Ahlam Bukra (Tomorrow’s Dream) – Tomorrow’s Dream (2014) – Sudan, Africa / Canada – www.Sudanda.ca
* Bučan Bučan  – 8 –  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
* Bjarke Mogensen – K.250 – c minor, Allegro – Bjarke Mogensen Plays Domenico Scarlatti (2017) – Denmark – www.BjarkeMagensen.com
* Duo Paris-Moscou – Unidentified Tune 4 – Au Bonheur de Nacre (TV broadcast) (2012) – Paris, France / Moscow, Russia – https://youtu.be/IsLEPuTRPCc
* Vilda – Talvisalo – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  (Victoria Accordion and Tango Festival, 2019) www.watf.ca/schedule.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 (which is on next week!), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-10-30: Halloween Noir Fundraiser Spooktacular!

November 4, 2019

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Are you still feeling a little bit spooky?  Maybe not yet filled with the Christmas spirit, but rather residue of a different variety of spirit?  Gosh, I hope so.  From the archives, here’s the terrifying Accordion Noir radio episode 152 from one decade ago.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 10016 times, and we hope that going forward fearless seasonal squeezebox enthusiasts continue enjoying its shrieks and grumbles courtesy of the Internet Archive.

Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2009-10-30, Halloween Noir 2009 Fundraiser Spookinacular!

* Artist – Song – Album (year?) – Where are they from? – contact.
* Jason Webley – Devil Be Good – Against The Night (1999) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
* American Sinner – Lilies – Washington DC USA – http://www.americansinner.com/asweb/Music.html
* Danielle Martineau – Novembre sur la Grave – Les secrets du vent (2004) – Canada – http://www.qim.com/albums/description.asp?albumid=2679
* Ana Bon-Bon – I Put A Spell On You – Sister (2004) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/anabonbon
* The Scarring Party – See Evil (People are the Evil of the World) – Come Away From the Light (2008) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – http://www.scarringparty.com/
* Vagabond Opera – Mon Ami Gibberesh – The Zeitgeist Beckons (2009) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.vagabondopera.com/
* Vagabond Opera – New Years Eve in a Haunted House – The Zeitgeist Beckons (2009)
* Those Darn Accordions – Hamsterman – No Strings Attached (1998) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/index.htm
* Basil Rathbone – Sherlock Holmes: Pearl of Death (1942)
* Elfin Saddle – The Ocean – Ringing For The Begin Again (2009) – Montreal, QC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/elfinsaddle
* One Ring Zero – Frankenstein Monster Song – As Smart As We Are (2004) – Virgina – Brooklyn, NY – http://oneringzero.dreamhosters.com/
* Daniel Stern – Bringing Sparky Back from the Dead – Frankenweenie (1984) – –
* Logan Whitehurst & The Jr. Sci – When Werewolves Collide – Goodbye, My 4-Track (2003) – LOS BANOS, CALIFORNIA, United States – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Whitehurst http://www.loganwhitehurst.com/ http://www.myspace.com/loganwhitehurst
* Miss Murgatroid – Hellhole – Myoclyonic Melodies (1996) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/
* Alec K Redfearn – haunted 1 excerpt – From a storefront window, with birds – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://bsrlive.com/archives/listen.php?d=2005/04/15&p=2294&q=128
* Venglevski, Stas – Witches’ Dance – Adagio, Romance And Beyond (2000) – Russia, USA (lives in Wisconsin) – http://www.stasv.com/
* Brooke Lunderville & John Caspell – Mad Science Café – Brooke vs John Steel Cage Match (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rowan played on these!
* ‘k’ Trio – Danse Macabre – Images (1998) – North Haven, Southington, and Shelton, Connecticut, USA – http://www.ktrio.com/
* Bruce Triggs – The Ghost Accordions of the Andrea Doria – Accordion Noir (1956/2009) – http://www.AccordionNoir.org
* The Pogues – Worms – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) – Ireland – http://www.pogues.com/

This episode’s cover is: A Jason Webley-O’Lantern! by RJL20 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjl20/285288650/

PS. Shoot! I didn’t mention Vagabond Opera’s show next Friday, Nov. 6th.
Capilano Performing Arts Theatre
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, http://www.capilanou.ca/news-events/performing-arts.html

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Thank you for supporting Accordion Noir in the Co-op Radio Fund-drive! Donate at http://www.AccordionNoir.org and tell them we sent you!

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 2019-10-30: Spooky Squeeze, Vilda and Geoff Berner

October 31, 2019
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Another year, another Hallowe’en episode. Is any instrument so well suited to the seasonal eeriness as a demented squeezebox grinding a broken circus tune? (You, in the back, with the theremin: sit down.) Bruce reached down to the bottom of his Pandora’s Box for creepy, kooky, and downright ooky accordion music selections to air on tonight’s episode, including selections representing Geoff Berner’s imminent Nov 1st performance at the WISE Hall of The Trombonik Returns to New Chelm and the launch of his new album GRAND HOTEL COSMOPOLIS. Also mixed in to the playlist you can find Finland’s astounding VILDÁ, incoming soon to Victoria’s Accordion and Tango festival and indeed our own Accordion Noir Festival in just a couple of weeks! If you’re not yet getting notified of new episodes through your Apple or Google podcast subscriptions, you can enjoy listening to the entire episode courtesy of the Internet Archive. To telegraph its contents, here’s the episode’s playlist:

AccNoir-2019-10-30, Spooky Squeeze, Vilda and Geoff Berner

* The Pogues – Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go – Red Roses For Me (1984) – Ireland / UK – http://www.pogues.com/
* The Tiger Lillies – Dead Souls – Bad Blood and Blasphemy (1999) – United Kingdom – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
* The Mekons – One X One – OOOH! (Out Of Our Heads) (2002) – Leeds, West Yorkshire, England – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mekons
* Leonardo Suarez Paz’s Cuartetango Swing Quartet – Milonga de los Monsters (Hector Del Curto, bandoneon) – Masters of Bandoneon (2012) – Argentina – http://www.suarezpazdance.com
* Cirkestra – Alice On Crack – Alice (2004) – Massachusetts, USA – from the FrickinCircus.org guywww.cirkestra.com
* Mike Field – The Ghost And The Paperboy – True Stories (2018) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – www.MikeFieldJazz.com
* Dm Lafortune – Ghostdance – Beauty And Hard Times (0) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – http://www.mamadhorizondancer.ca
* Vilda – Mäkrävaaran äijö – Vildaluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  (Victoria Accordion and Tango Festival, 2019) www.watf.ca/schedule.html
* KV Express – Little Monster – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/   Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa.
* Mucca Pazza – Mr. Spider Goes Home To Spiderland – Trick or Treat (2017) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – Visit http://store.muccapazza.com
* Geoff Berner – What Kind of Bear Am I? – Grand Hotel Cosmopolis (pre release video) (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* The Magnificent Seven & Mohlavyr – The Rope – (I don’t know much about this record except it’s “from Örebro / With roots in Roslagen,  Sweden”)

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!