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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-09-20: Introducing the Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival!

September 21, 2017

21055016_10105637584462467_5647969804511822654_o.jpgSummer is festival season and early Autumn is, apparently, accordion festival season.  Was it three weeks ago we were promoting the Port Townsend Deep Squeeze?  The following week of course it was all about our 10th annual Accordion Noir Festival, then the Wayward Hearts distracted us just long enough to miss profiling this year’s Edmonton Accordion Extravaganza (but it’s on our radar!) which brings us to this week.  Bruce suggested we do an episode looking back at ten years of our festival (then another episode looking forward to its next ten years!) but I said… Bruce, we can’t do that yet, this is our last chance to promote the first annual Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival in Greenville, South Carolina!

I know, South Carolina is a little bit beyond our typical domain of Western Canada (and the Pacific Northwest / Lower Mainland area around Vancouver, more specifically) but we had an extraordinary connection to this festival — its producer TC Costello had been directly inspired by our broadcasts and news of our noir festivals over here to try to follow in our footsteps (as evidenced by the odd concentration of Vancouver-based acts and Acc Noir Fest alumni on their crowdfunding benefit compilation), as we in turn echoed the exciting events in Cotati, and establish another alt-accordion festival deep in the heart of anglo North America, where such (awesome) things are few and far between. Anyhow, it’s on this weekend, and we wish success to all such ventures — so to all our listeners in South Carolina, or anyone who has friends there… please consider sending it some love and checking out the fest!

You can hear representative songs from its main featured performers on this week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio, as a digital audio stream or an MP3 download you can keep forever. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2017-09-20, Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival

2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/473353139688039

The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017)
https://tccostello.bandcamp.com/album/the-2017-swamp-rabbit-squeezebox-festival-compilation

Festival Organizer TC Costello:
http://www.tccostello.com

* World/Inferno Friendship Society – I Wouldn’t Want To Live In A World Without Grudges – Hallowmas Live At North Six (2003) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.franznicolay.com/index.html
* T.C. Costello – How to Have a good Time in the Afterlife – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017) – http://www.tccostello.com
* Wasted Wine – The House – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017)
* Geoff Berner – Condos – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
* Miss Mousie and the Rigamarole – Dumpsters and Divebars – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017)
* Cascabel – Time and Road – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017)
* Apathy Wizards – The Girl Who Touched the Moon – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017)
* Wasted Wine – Something Here Does Not Belong – Tomorrow Shall Be As Today (2009)
* Barbara Adler – Moon – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/
* T.C. Costello – The Earth Shall Not Be Moved – 100 Years Ago (2015) –Visit http://tccostello.bandcamp.com
* Miss Natasha Enquist – Golden Planet – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017) – Victoria, BC, Canada / Berlin – http://natashaenquist.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!

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No Apologies Necessary 2017-09-13: Cindy Emch stakes a claim for Accordion Noir

September 20, 2017

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We’d long been fellow travelers of Cindy “Emchy” Emch from the Bay Area, airing her squeezy antics in Vagabondage (really nice branding, folks!) in 2008 and Rhubarb Whiskey in 2010, and yet somehow our paths had never quite crossed.  Fast forward to the present, Cindy having hooked up with BC’s queen of alt-country Carolyn Mark and becoming a somewhat regular visitor to our parts.  Would she be in the general vicinity during our festival?  No, she would be on Vancouver Island then, playing at FarmFest.  But she would be in town earlier that week, should we have her as a guest on the radio program?  … no, we put together a special festival pre-show for her to perform at, running in direct conflict with the usual airtime of Accordion Noir.  So we couldn’t host her on the radio.  We could, however, divert her to one of our neighbour radio programs at CFRO (we have a certain way of taking over other programs at the station when our fest rolls around), alerting the afternoon radio-listening audience of locals to the rare opportunity to catch her live, kicking off our festival.

We don’t have a playlist, we just have an audio document of Emchy grooving with Kenan and the No Apologies Necessary crew, playing canned songs (and at least one live!) and having fun on a lazy Wednesday night before things really got busy.  You can enjoy listening to it here.

#NoirFestX Fabulous Cindy Emchy at Wise Lounge sharing the Accordion Noir love.

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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 2007-09-21: Bike-Squeeze

September 18, 2017

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From 10 years ago, it’s episode number 42 of classic Accordion Noir Radio.  (Could we find a picture of a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy character playing an accordion?  No, no we could not.  Anyhow, this is the — accordion-less (Bruce!) — picture we used the first time around anyhow.)  At its original online home the episode accumulated some 3101 listens, and in keeping with our perennial aspirations we are hoping that it racks up quite a bit more over at its new forever home, where you can listen to it.

I, your humble social media coordinator, was absent for most of the episode — away at the WISE Hall playing one of the Creaking Planks’ strangest gigs: opening for a screening of pornographic bicycle movies (?!) … but managed to extricate myself from that mechanical complication in time to join the program then-in-progress.

Accordion Noir: Playlist: September 21, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 PM
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Rowan late getting back from the bike-porn movies!

Artist — Song — Album (label, contact if known) — Origin — Date

Tiger Lillies — Pall Bearers — Circus Songs, http://www.tigerlillies.com — (They just got out a book of their lyrics. 21 albums, 1994-2007. A lot of words; where have you been all my life?) — UK — 2000
Bowerbirds — La Denigración — Danger at Sea EP, http://www.bowerbirds.org — Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Juan-José Mosalini, Leonardo Sanchez avec L’Ensemble Orchestre de Basse-Normandie — Milongon Festivo — Conciertos para Bandoneon y Guitarra, Label Bleu, http://www.myspace.com/mosalini — Argentina/France — 1998
Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren! — It’s a Small World — World’s Greatest Polkas! — (Thrift-store grab: Apparently Mr. Welk only appears on one duet track on this album, not this one.) — 1986
KTU (Pohjonen, Gunn, Mastelotto) — Absinth — Live from SXSW Showcase (where they met, jammed together and returned the next year as a band. http://www.letspolka.com/2007/03/accordions-aplenty-at-sxsw/ Check out the swell radio interview at: http://www.kut.org/items/show/7752 And Kimmo’s site is always interesting as we angle for him to come to Vancouver! http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/index.php He’s collaborating with the Kronos Quartet now: http://kronosquartet.org/Uniko/index.html
Ksenija Sidorova — Sonata d- moll (Skarlotti)/Romance — Ad Libitum…, Had her accordion stolen: http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/content/camden/hamhigh/news/story.aspx?brand=NorthLondon24&category=Newshamhigh&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newshamhigh&itemid=WeED09%20Feb%202007%2015%3A25%3A52%3A920 Now she got a new one, and sent us music! This may be her new accordion: http://www.colstonhall.org/boxoffice/whatson/Event605 — London, UK/Latvia — 2005
Beirut — Scenic World — Gulag Orkestar, http://www.beirutband.com/ — Brooklyn, NY, USA — 2006
New Pornographers — Spirit of Giving — Challengers, http://www.thenewpornographers.com/ — Canada — 2007
They Might Be Giants — It’s Not My Birthday/Balled of T. — Miscellaneous T/TMBG Unlimited, http://www.theymightbegiants.com/v2/index.php
Rowan — Dirty Movie (by Steve Stajich)
Wailin’ Jenny’s — Begin — Firecracker, http://www.thewailinjennys.com/ — Canada — 2006

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And now a plug for Toronto Accordion Circle!
This Sunday Sept. 30, 3-5 pm, Tinto Coffee House. Tell us how it goes!
http://web.mac.com/shapcottmichael/accordionto/Welcome.html [2017: don’t bother, even with the benefit of the WayBackMachine it doesn’t yield much.]

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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-09-13: with the Wayward Hearts!

September 15, 2017

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As if to vividly illustrate our claim that we’re not the only accordion game in town, fresh on the heels of our annual festival’s conclusion we had a crew of lively guests from The Wayward Hearts, promoting their regular Holy Roller Revue series (this Saturday night at the Fox Cabaret) by taking to the airwaves (apparently visiting the Live From Railtown program the following day) and letting the masses know the good word.  Granted, the Holy Roller Revue won’t feature exclusively accordion bands on the bill, but The Wayward Hearts will be there sure as sunlight, Jim Favaro squeezing his heart out.  They do good work, and you can hear the episode in full as an mp3 download.  And to enhance the experience, here is the sequence in which their songs were played!  Some were canned, but the live cuts are not-yet-recorded!

Accordion Noir 2017-09-13: All Wayward Hearts, All The Time

http://thewaywardhearts.com/

The Dark Don’t Hide It
Bilgewater
Come At Me Now
Wasted & Wounded
Wilderness
McTeague
How Come That Blood
Rose In My Fist

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 2007-09-14: Weird Al!

September 13, 2017

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One festival later, it’s time to liberate another recording from the Accordion Noir Classic vaults!  This here is Accordion Noir Radio episode number 41 from way back on September 14th of 2007, when, apparently, white & nerdy accordion luminary “Weird Al” Yankovic was playing a show in town.  (But Bruce felt that a thumbnail of the closing number, some Korean “trot” performance, would really pull in the listeners instead.)  At its original online home the episode racked up a total of 4685 views, and hopefully it will accumulate a whole lot more at its new, forever home!  And here, we provide a comprehensive playlist so as to better allow you to appreciate what you’re hearing in the period recording:

Rowan got busted by the cops for busking on the way to the show and we forgot to mention it! [Ed: No busking permit is required to busk along Robson Street on the block housing the art gallery.  The policeman, however, chose to be difficult and deliberately misinterpret our location on the corner of that block as being on the block perpendicular.  That spontaneous jam with friendly strangers — anything is possible when walking down the street with an accordion on your back — was my memorable introduction to Toast Collective booker Caitlin Gilroy and longtime CFRO technical magager Anju Singh!] Also, Bruce is coming down with a cold live on the air!

Artist– Song — Album (label, contact if known) — Origin — Date

Steve Jordan — Run Tecato Run (“Run Junkie Run”) — 25 Golden Hits, http://www.haciendarecords.com/ From the indy film of the same name, nominated for inclusion in the US National Film Registry. http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/press/Media/Top100List.asp Anybody know where we can see this? — Texas — 1979
Katzen Kappel — Familjen — Si Tu Veux, http://www.katzenkapell.net/ — Sweden — 2007
Stolen Babies — Tablescrap — There Be Squabbles Ahead, http://www.StolenBabiesTheBand.com — Oakland, Ca, USA — 2006
Miss Murgatroid + Patra Haden– Cat and Mouse — Bella Neurox, http://www.myspace.com/missmurgatroidandpetrahaden — Portland, OR, USA — 1999 — New album finally due in January!!!
Dwight Schenk — “Bloody Accordion” (aka. “Musical Stories pt. 2. – The Accordion.”) — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfnikPS_i1s Not the FrickinCircus guy I thought it was, he’s cool too. http://frickincircus.com/blog/?p=60 We should figure out how to and interview both of them. — Toronto, Canada — 2006
Klezmic Zirkus — Kermesse Boogie — Vitamine K, klezmic-zirkus.be — Belgium, 2007
Frankie Yankovic and Weird Al — Frankie Goes to Hollywood — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHed-OZNb-0&mode=related&search=
Weird Al — Another One Rides the Bus — from his eponymous first album “Weird Al” Yankovic, http://www.weirdal.com/ — Lynwood, California, USA — 1983
Weird Al — My Baby’s In Love With Eddie Vedder — Running With Scissors — 1999
Weird Al — Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung — “Weird Al” Yankovic — 1983
Weird Al — Polka Power! — Running With Scissors — 1999
Rowan Lipkovits (changeling Weird Al) — One More Minute — live in CFRO’s studio — Rowan’s Canadian, and the cops harrassed him for joining a busking band for a moment on the way to the studio tonight, so be careful out there, and call or email me if I forget to have him regale us with the tale next week.
Veronique Chevalier — the Contraception Polka — http://cabaret4choice.org/ — Paris, France and Hollywood, USA — 2003
The Rats and People — The Morning They Brought The Body Home — The City of Passersby, http://www.myspace.com/ratsandpeople
— St. Louis, Missouri, USA — 2007
Dallae, 달래 음악단 — 낭랑18세 (赤虎齋/적호재) — Test your browser’s Korean here. I have no idea what that says, but I cut and pasted it to Google for info on this band and found this video which took forever (!) to download. — http://tvpot.daum.net/clip/ClipView.do?clipid=4299252&type=chal — North Korea

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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio 2017-09-13: Festival Special with Antti Paalanen and Douglas Schmidt

September 8, 2017

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Planning a music festival is kind of like some kind of strange dream right up until the moment when you’re sitting there in the radio studio with festival performers promoting shows happening later that week.  Yow!  This year, to stir up hype for #NoirFestX — the 10th annual Accordion Noir Festival — Bruce had a chance to sit in at the mixing board while two most distinguished special guests, Antti Paalanen from Finland and Douglas Schmidt (our first-ever live guest on Accordion Noir Radio, from way back in 2007)  now visiting from Vietnam.  Making things more interesting, we had the unexpected opportunity to continue broadcasting after our customary hour was up, so he continued plumbing the weird and wonderful depths of recordings of our festival performers.  For a limited time, you can hear the first hour, and then the second, as a digital audio stream … or you can enjoy it all in one go as a downloadable MP3 for posterity.  And now: the playlist!

AccNoir-2017-09-06, Antti Paalanen and Doug Schmidt Noir Fest Extra-Bonus Two-Hour Preview

Doug Schmidt:
http://douglasschmidt.de
http://giorgiomagnanensi.com/raw-meat-butterflies-2017/

Antti Paalanen:
http://www.anttipaalanen.com

* Geoff Berner – Super Subtle Folk Song – Canadiana Grotesquica (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Doug Schmidt – Raw Meat & Butterflies – Live on Accordion Noir!
* Antti Paalanen – Tailspin – Live at Accordion Noir! – http://www.anttipaalanen.com
* IVA NOVA – The Quirly – Iva Nova (2003) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – http://www.iva-nova.ru/
* Doug Schmidt – Raw Meat & Butterflies (part 5) – Live on Accordion Noir!
* Antti Paalanen – Breath – Live at Accordion Noir!
* Antti Paalanen – Northern Wind – Breathbox (2011) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com
* Iva Nova – The Moon Has Risen – Iva Nova (2003) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/
* Antti Paalanen – Mementos – Breathbox (2011) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com
* Iva Nova – Further Than Far – Iva Nova (2003) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/
* Doug Schmidt + Martin Nemkovsky – Cafe 1930 – Accordion Noir 2007-04-29 (2007) – Canada/Argentina
* Iva Nova – Грузинская! [no trans] – Chemodan (suitcase) (2006) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
* Geoff Berner – The Ghost Of Terry Fox (Is Looking Down On Me Tonite) – Canadiana Grotesquica (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Tango Paradiso – Braineater – Passion (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Douglas Schmidt, Henry Lee, Amanda Chan, Leanna Wong http://www.tangoparadiso.com
* Antti Paalanen – Ruff – Meluta (2015) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com/
* Iva Nova – Птица (The Bird) – Chemodan (suitcase) (2006) – Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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 (it’s on!), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-09-07: Rowan-and-a-Half

September 5, 2017

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As best as we can tell, this would be episode number 40 of Accordion Noir Classic radio — a recording dating back to September 7th, 2007!  Co-host Rowan had been away on the road during summer festival season, but apparently his return was big enough news to theme the episode’s name.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some suspiciously many 19522 times, and moving forward it will always be available for listener enjoyment as a downloadable MP3 from the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: September 07, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 PM
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Half-dose more of Rowan!

Artist– Song — Album (label, contact if known) — Origin — Date

Bu Li — My Life — Shining Bu Li (http://buli.power.ne.jp/index.htm)– Sapporo City, Japan — 2001
Barbaros Bozkir — All That We Lost (http://www.myspace.com/barbarosbozkir) — Turkey
Salt — Not So Bad — Salt (www.saltmakesmusic.com) — Canada — 2005
Aurelia — Les Lucioles — Hypnogol, Journal d’un capitaine (Home, http://www.aureliaferia.com) — Belgium — 2007
Einmal Kommt dei Liebe — Røversangen — Røversanger (http://www.myspace.com/einmalkommtdieliebe) — Oslo, Norway — 2006
Danielle French — Sleepy Truck — Shadows (www.daniellefrench.com) — Alberta, Canada — 2006
Pauliina Lerche — Touko — Malanja (www.pauliinalerche.com) — Finland — 2006
They Might Be Giants — Drink — Mink Car — (http://theymightbegiants.com/index.html) — Brooklyn, NY, USA — 2001
Antlers — The Universe Is Going To Catch You — In The Attic Of The Universe (www.antlersmusic.com) — NY, USA — 2007
The Kabalas — Time Tunnel (Dionysus Records / Mordam) — 1999
Rowan (Weezer) — Buddy Holly — Canadian version
Hamster Theatre — Tick Fever — Quasi Day Room, Live at the Moore Theatre (http://www.generalrubric.com/hamster) — Boulder, Colorado, USA — 2002
Rowan (Phil Ochs) — Draft Dodger Rag — Canada/USA
Les Pavés — Laisse ta place aux autres — (http://www.myspace.com/laissetaplaceauxautres) — Paris, Ile-de-France
Circus Contraption — Mendel the Magnificent — Grand American Traveling Dime Museum: A bracing curative for the afflictions of our times (www.CircusContraption.com) — Seattle, WA, USA — 2005

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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival (kicking off basically tomorrow!), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (also on this week, we have an embarrassment of riches!) Cheers & squeeze on!