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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-05-27: Slipping The Season

May 28, 2020
AccNoir 2020-05-27

  Saint Dulce of the Poor, forró accordionist_

painting by Kelly Latimore

This week’s episode of Accordion Noir is, well, the standard heady melange of this and that, where by “this” and “that” we mean another hour of the best alt-accordion music we can rustle up from all corners of the planet, from different eras and in our standard wide variety of styles.  It’s nothing more or less than another grand hour of what you’ve learned to expect from the Accordion Noir brand over the course of over a decade of weekly broadcasts!  If you missed it (and haven’t yet signed up to follow our weekly episodes on your Apple or Android podcast application) you can enjoy listening to a digital audio stream of the episode over here.  Next up, the playlist and a few further remarks from host Bruce:

AccNoir-2020-05-27, Slipping the Season

Saint Dulce of the Poor, and forró accordion?

Birthdays:

It’s Maria Kalaniemi’s birthday today, so Happy Day Maria! And everybody go get her brand new record (I hope to get a copy to play on the show soon): http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/news/2020/4/7/maria-kalaniemi-amp-eero-grundstrm-mielo

And yesterday, two Brazilian forró birthdays!
Severino (Sivuca) Dias de Oliveira, Brazillian Forró Jazz Master (1930-2006)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivuca

And
Saint Irmã Dulce Pontes: Patron saint of the Accordion in Brazil
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irmã_Dulce_Pontes

* Sivuca – Um Tom Para Jobim – Pau Doido (1992) – Brazil (Brasil) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivuca His old web-page is archived at: https://web.archive.org/web/20191027162726/http://www.sivuca.com.br/
* angel corpus christi – Big Black Cloud – Live in Manchester (1994) – New York / California, USA – http://angelcorpuschristi.bandcamp.com
* Black Anemone – Wanderlust – Chasing The Sun (2020) – Sweden – https://blackanemone.bandcamp.com
* Oktopus – Lebedik Un Freilach – Hapax (2017) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.oktopus.ca/
* Adham Shaikh – Carpet Breaker (Featuring Boris Sichon, Jaron Freeman-Fox) – Universal Frequencies (2010) – Nelson, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.sonicturtle.com
* Maria Kalaniemi – Sven I Rosengård – Vilda Rosor (2010) – Finland – http://www.aitorecords.com http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/
* Pauline Oliveros & Guy Klucevsek – The Tuning Meditation – Sounding / Way (2019) – California / New York, USA – https://imprec.bandcamp.com/album/sounding-way http://www.guyklucevsek.com http://www.deeplistening.org
* Maria Mazzotta – Tore tore tore – Amoreamaro (2020) – italy / Madagascar – http://www.zeronovenove.com Bruno Galeone, acc
* the Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Fate – If I Had The Strength (2017) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.lemonbucket.com/ Marichka Marczyk, acc.
* Maria Kalaniemi / Musiikkia Näytelmään – Kurkimaisema – Niskavuoren Nuori Emäntä (2004) – Finland – http://www.mariakalaniemi.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 2010-05-21: Last Friday Blowout! with Jeffrey Bützer and friends

May 25, 2020

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I know, last week’s curation from the archives offered up our first week at our new time slot ten years ago, but after we debuted in our new spot we still got a chance to bid adieu to our old one.  And here it is, Accordion Noir episode number 180, one of the very few times we’ve had the opportunity to air multiple episodes in the same week!  It featured a couple of special guests sitting in over the telephone lines, and is a fun little sendoff to Friday night.  At its original online home it achieved a logged total of some 7838 listens, but we can continue rebuilding those numbers by listening to it today as digital audio at its new online home over at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-05-21, Last Friday Blowout! (before our nice Wednesday time-shift.)

Watch out, Bruce plays the Amoebic Ensemble again!

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Accordion Noir Electronic/New Time PRA (“The most overproduced one-minute in accordion radio history.” It took me 8 hours to make a one minute ad. That’s ten minutes/second, don’t I have anything better to do?.) Notes on the music in the ad: http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/215
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Clifton (CJ) Chenier and the Hot Rod Louisiana Band (Clifton’s son, I get confused, sorry) – Hot Rod (1990) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.myspace.com/cjchenier
* Meatdraw – A Very Evil Villian – Fin Du Monophone (2008) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.meatdraw.com
* Geoff Berner With Diona Davies And Wayne Adams – Would It Kill You? – The Wedding Dance Of The Widow Bride (2007) – Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/index.htm
* Rowan Live with the Friday I’m in Love Quartet – Friday I’m in Love by The Cure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_I’m_in_Love
* Amoebic Ensemble with alec k. redfearn – Repetitive Motion Sickness – Limbic Rage – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) –
* The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir – Broken Front Teeth – The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir – Wales / Chicago, USA – http://www.sygc.com/
* [some kind of weird string of promo “stingers” for our old show, at least one of which has our Friday time slot, so we’ll have to retire it! Thanks to all our fans!]
* BU☆LI – 黄桃サーフ2001 Yellow Peach Surf 2001 – Shining☆Buli (2001) – Sapporo City, Japan – http://www.myspace.com/buli1993 or http://www.sister.co.jp/english/catalog_e_benten.html
* Rowan on the Phone Quartet – “The accordion, the banjo, and the fiddle are all kinda loud.”
* Rowan on the Phone – Makes another call … (This one sounds like the Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy theme.)
* Amy Denio – Axis – Tutto Bene (2010) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.amydenio.com/
* One Ring Zero – Deposition Disposition – As Smart As We Are (2004) – Virgina – Brooklyn, NY – http://oneringzero.dreamhosters.com/
* The Galaxies IV – Don’t Lose Your Mind – (1966) – Trenton, New Jersey, USA – Charles Brodowicz, acc. http://www.garagehangover.com/?q=GalaxiesIV
* Jeffrey Bützer (a foreigner) – Interview (the call went through) – The Vanishing Act (live in the most Highest-Def over the phone.)
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – Such A Groovy Guy – “Weird Al” Yankovic (1983) – USA – Date: 1983 Label: BMG/VOLCANO/PAVEMENT/CZ an original song by “Weird Al”Yankovic http://www.weirdal.com/
* Romano Viazzani – Fugue (there is no way we can apologize to Romano or Piazzolla, we have no excuse. If it sounded like inspired genius maybe, but…) – Angel Suite (2007) – Wales / Italy / UK – http://www.musicforaccordion.com/inform/vromano/index.htm
* Jeffrey Bützer – House Made of Cake – The Garden of Scissors (2009) – Ile-de-France France – http://www.myspace.com/jeffreybutzer http://www.lona-records.com/artists/jefferybutzer.html
* One more from the Rowan (Jen really) made a call to Hong Kong Quartet with – Infringing on the Metal show, in G min.
* Aníbal Velásquez Y Su Conjunto – El Pechiche – Mambo Loco (0) – –
* La Strada – Shapes In The Sky – New Home (2010) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.myspace.com/lastradanyc

This episode’s cover is: Jeffrey Bützer from this site with a nice interview (without the phone issues, or live band): http://www.pinemagazine.com/site/article/the-talented-mr-butzer-2066

…which we found more nice things, and a Christmas special at his Iona label: http://www.lona-records.com/news.html

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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 (which just may be meeting in person in June, spread out in a park — stay tuned!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-05-20: Pick Your Pandemic

May 20, 2020
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Direct from Bruce’s study (and, later tonight, CFRO Co-Op Community Radio), here’s this week’s episode of Accordion Noir radio, broadcasting at 100.5 fm in Vancouver, BC every Wednesday night from 10-11 pm. This time, however, our Apple and Android podcast subscribers get the drop on radio listeners, enjoying a chance to listen to our regular eclectic mix of alt-accordion music in every style and from every part of the planet first! You can hear it online as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-05-20, Pick Your Pandemic 🦠

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 (which will either be another Zoom special or a socially distanced instalment in a park, stay tuned!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-05-19: First Wednesday Novelty Showcase!

May 18, 2020

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On this occasion a decade ago, we marked our second big time slot change, going from the middle of the night Wednesday night to prime time Friday night and on to Wednesday night, from where we continue broadcasting today!  At its original online home, episode 179 achieved some 7506 listens, and you can continue enjoying listening to it now courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-05–19, First Wednesday Novelty Showcase

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
*Intro with the folks from SoundScape (the show before our new Wednesday time.)
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Bratko Bibič & The Madleys – Dolores – Na Domacem Vrtu (In The Family Garden) (2001) – Slovenia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bratko_Bibič
* Heel and Toe, Skater’s Position (Man and Woman) – How to POLKA, Betty White’s How to Dance Course – (1960)
* Olenka And The Autumn Lovers – Iron Pump – Olenka And The Autumn Lovers (2009) – East Vancouver, BC / London, ON, Canada – http://www.olenkalovers.com/
* Henry Doktorski, accordion. 2003 – Kismet Fox Trot – Vaudville Accordion Classics: The Complete Works of Guido Deiro (1886-1950) (2003) – – http://www.henrydoktorski.com/
* Angel Corpus Christi – Sleepwalker – Devine Healer (2003) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.angelcorpuschristi.com/
* Hapshash & The Coloured Coat – Milk Shake Knock – Western Flier (their second album, they’d had time to practice, 1969) – – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapshash_and_the_Coloured_Coat
* Gogol Bordello – Troubled Friends – Live At The Casbah Disc 1 (2004) – Romany / USA, etc. – http://www.gogolbordello.com/gogolnews/
* Wolfgang Wiehler, Station ID, (2008) – Germany / Canadian co-production!
* Bowerbirds – La Denigración – Danger at Sea (2006) – Raleigh, North Carolina, USA – http://www.myspace.com/bowerbirds
* Lonzo & Oscar – I’m My Own Grandpa (August 1947) – Flashbacks #2 -1914-1946 – Novelty Songs – Crazy & Obscure (1947) – http://www.trikont.com/
* Jenny Omnichord – All Our Little Bones – All Our Little Bones (2010) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/jennyomnichord
* Gotan Project – La Del Ruso [Calexico Version] – Inspiracion Espiracion:A GoTan Project DJ Set Mixed by Philippe Cohen Solal (2004) – Paris, France – http://www.gotanproject.com/
* The Decemberists – Angel, Won’t You Call Me? – 5 Songs (2003) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Kilema (Régis Gizavo, acc) – Ka Andesty – Ka Malisa (1999) – Madagascar, Africa – http://www.cargo-records.de
* Linton Kwesi Johnson (and The Dennis Bovell Dub Band) – Di Good Life (Ian Hill, acc at ± 2:49) – Tings an’ Times (1991) – London, England – http://www.lintonkwesijohnson.com/
* Ingrid Gatin – Ingrid Gatin 1 – Cafe Montmartre 10/05/14 set (2010) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin
* Euphonia – Angeline The Baker’s Gone – The Old Jawbone (2009) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.sylviaherold.com
* Aníbal Velásquez Y Su Conjunto – El Pechiche – Mambo Loco (0) – Barranquilla, Colombia – http://analogafrica.blogspot.com/2009/12/analog-africa-no7-anibal-velasquez-y-su.html

And this week’s cover is… The picture from the Crazy and Obscure Novelty record, which only has one accordion track on it, but what a cover!

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Check http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org for Vancouver-area shows and squeezing!

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 (which will either be another Zoom special or a socially distanced instalment in a park, stay tuned!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-05-13: Maybe Mid-May

May 14, 2020
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Original source

Here we are, and somehow it is the middle of May. Yow! Time flies when you’re under quarantine! If you didn’t already hear about it from podcast notifications on your Apple or Android devices, here’s this week’s episode of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir program, featuring alt-accordion music in all styles from every part of the planet! Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-05-13, Maybe Mid-May

Enter the Jerry Cans’ contest!
https://exclaim.ca/contests/article/the_jerry_cans_enter_to_win_an_echoes_vinyl_prize_pack

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 (most likely again via Zoom for next month.) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-05-14: Magnifico! Kids’ accordion books with Victoria Miles

May 11, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 178 of CFRO Co-Op Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast, with an emphasis on accordions in children’s literature — prompted by the then-new release of Victoria Miles’ book Magnifico!  At its original online home, it tracked some 8621 listens, and you can all continue enjoying listening to it via the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-05-12, Magnifico! with Victoria Miles.

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.

* Accordion Noir Electronic/New Time PRA (broadcast first here today!4
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Mimmit – Katrillin Poika – Hats, Hats Harakkainen (2008) – Finland! – http://www.mimmit.com/english.html
* Filippo Gambetta – Da Maria (introduzione) – Pria Goaea (2002) – Italy – http://www.filippogambetta.com/
* Filippo Gambetta – La ALumaca Equilibrista
* Paulinho Guima – Eh! Sanfonero – Putumayo Kids Presents Brazilian Playground (2007) – http://www.putumayo.com/en/ – Brasil
* Charles Camilleri – Charles Camilleri – (sorry I don’t have track names for these. Nice flute work though.)
* Bruce’s daughter Harriet – I’m Playing the Accordion! – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
* Filippo Gambetta – Episogdio Diatonico n.1 – Pria Goaea (2002) – Italy – http://www.filippogambetta.com/
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – Lasanga – Even Worse (1988) – USA – http://www.weirdal.com/ (We don’t play a lot of Weird Al, Bruce’s children have started to convert him. Eight-year-olds seem to be about .)
* Creaking Planks – Closer (the teddy-bear version) – TBA: VIVO Sessions (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Unreleased track, from upcoming album?

This episode’s cover is: the cover of Victoria Miles’ magnificent book, “Magnifico.” You should get it, it’s very nice.
http://www.magnifico-victoria-miles.blogspot.com/

SPECIAL BONUS SECTION – COOL KID’S BOOKS WITH ACCORDION IN ‘EM:

Soundtrack provided by the CD’s included in the two books below:

GRANDPA’S MAGICAL ACCORDION (2007) – Text by Jessica Errico, Illustrations by Brenda Star, Musical Performances by Tony Errico http://www.3partharmony.org/index.html

AN ACCORDION! WHAT IS THAT? (2009) – Accordionist Mary Tokarski – Available for $20 ($17.95 plus $2.05 for shipping and handling) from SqueezinArt, PO Box 2001, Rockville, MD 20847-2001. For volume discount (10 copies or more), email joangrauman@comcast.net.
http://www.accordionusa.com/default.aspx?d=01-Feb-2010#art361

* Les Bicyclettes de Belsize – Grandpa’s Magical Accordion (2007) – Musical Performances by Tony Errico
* Boogie Woogie (adapted from Charles Magnante’s “Accordion Boogie”) – Grandpa’s Magical Accordion (2007) – Musical Performances by Tony Errico
* Flight of the Bumble Bee – An Accordion! What is that? (2009) – Accordionist Mary Tokarski
* Flat the Fifth – An Accordion! What is that? (2009) – Accordionist Mary Tokarski
* Cielito Linda – Grandpa’s Magical Accordion (2007) – Musical Performances by Tony Errico
* Ciao, Ciao Bambina – Grandpa’s Magical Accordion (2007) – Musical Performances by Tony Errico
* Fly Me to the Moon – Grandpa’s Magical Accordion (2007) – Musical Performances by Tony Errico

The books we talk about:

MAGNIFICO: by Victoria Miles (who we were able to interview tonight!) About a little Italian-Canadian girl who doesn’t like the accordion, and learns some things about life as she plays it. http://www.magnifico-victoria-miles.blogspot.com/

HISTORY UNFOLDS: 100 YEARS OF HOHNER ACCORDIONS IN PICTURES This history of the Hohner company and its accordions is presented in English & German. Richly illustrated with full color photos of various accordions, as well as other color and black & white plates. Forewords by Martin Haffner and Ernst Pfister, glossary, bibliography, index. Hardcover, 271 pp. out-of-stock, more coming soon. 663-1……$75.00 buy http://www.elderly.com/books/items/663-1.htm

A MAN AND HIS DREAMS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ACCORDION: by Paolo Bugiolacchi Illustrated by Alfredo Brasioli INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION MUSEUM The Loreto Cassa di Risparmio Foundation
Based on an idea by Vincenzo Canali and Mariano Recanati
http://www.accordions.com/museum/

AN ACCORDION! WHAT IS THAT? by Karen Malan-Uribe This children’s book was written by Karen Malan-Uribe and illustrated by Joan Geller Grauman. Mary Tokarski narrates the book and plays a range of tunes on the accompanying CD. Available for $20 ($17.95 plus $2.05 for shipping and handling) from SqueezinArt, PO Box 2001, Rockville, MD 20847-2001. For volume discount (10 copies or more), email joangrauman@comcast.net. See an article about the book at http://www.accordionusa.com/default.aspx?d=01-Feb-2010#art361

MENDEL’S ACCORDION: by Heidi Smith Hyde
Lovely klezmer player immigration story. Relevant for immigrant accordionists today, and always.
Ill: Van Der Sterre, Johanna http://klez4kids.blogspot.com/

SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR ME: by Vera Williams is most known for her Rosa Trilogy. The first of these books was A Chair for My Mother. The story is about a young Hispanic girl named Rosa who lives with her mother, a waitress, and her grandmother. Throughout the story they save their money to buy a comfortable arm chair for Rosa’s overworked mother. The second book in the Rosa Trilogy is Something Special for Me. In this story the women are saving money again, but this time it is for Rosa’s birthday present. Rosa decides to buy an accordion so that her present will bring joy to the family, not just herself. The final book about Rosa was Music, Music for Everyone. In this story, Rosa and her friends raise money for her grandmother’s medical care by playing in a band. Forth book: A Chair for Always, 2009.
http://www.letspolka.com/2007/04/something-special-for-me/

THE GIFT: A HANUKKAH STORY, by Aliana Brodmann
Hanukkah money burning a hole in your pocket? Aliana Brodmann’s The Gift: A Hanukkah Story is a children’s picture book about a young girl who receives her Hanukkah gelt (money) from her father, but can’t decide how to spend it. After going from store to store looking at hats, dolls, and even kittens, she hears beautiful music played by an accordion player on the street. She decides to give the money to him and, in return, he teaches her to play the accordion.
It’s a sweet story, set in post-war Germany and based on the author’s memories of her childhood there. The book was originally published in 1993 and may be hard to find, so check your local library first.

TONY LOVED TO LEARN: by Sharon Kay Riddle, Nancy Ida Sanders, Megan Mendoza Kid’s picture book about Anthony Galla-Rini! How cool is that! Sweet look back into the “Golden Age of the Accordion,” with Harpo Marx cameo!
http://www.oliveleafpublications.com/default.asp?secA=welcome

GRANDPA’S MAGICAL ACCORDION: written by Jessica Cherie Errico and illustrated by Brenda Star Pretty picture book with CD narration and music in styles from around the world. http://www.3partharmony.org/
http://www.letspolka.com/2008/10/grandpas-magical-accordion/

THE OCTONAUTS AND THE SEA OF SHADE : by Meomi
Accordion playing undersea adventure polar bear and stuff. Pretty neat.
http://www.letspolka.com/2007/12/the-octonauts/#comments

THE ANGEL AND THE CHILD: by Dominique Falda A lovely picture book about an angel that comes down to earth and plays the concertina! “Angels are eternal. And eternity is a very long time – much longer than a little tune played on a concertina.” “I have time to learn music. With a lesson every hundred years or so, I can be musical in no time. The little bird can accompany me, and have a laugh now and then, because it will take me forever to learn to play the concertina.” Good book, sweet pictures, and a squeezebox. http://www.alibris.com/search/books/isbn/1558584889

And finally:

SIGHTS: by Susanna Vance
From the great Lets Polka blog: http://www.letspolka.com/2008/01/book-review-sights-by-susanna-vance/
There aren’t many young adult novels involving accordions, but Bruce Triggs found one. Bruce — co-host of the excellent Accordion Noir radio show in Vancouver — penned this book review for Let’s Polka:

I picked up Susanna Vance’s book Sights, because the (hardback) cover is of a girl playing accordion. I was literally on my way to the Vancouver (BC) Accordion Circle, where I was quick to show it off.
Sights tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who’s had what’s euphemistically called a “tough” childhood, moving to a new school and making friends with some other outcasts and forming a band. She plays accordion… they rock… cool! I wanted her to be a big Johnny Grande fan (accordionist with Bill Haley and the Comets), but he isn’t mentioned.
I was really impressed with the “sound” of the narrator (whose name is Baby Girl). Without telling where she is from, she gives a really consistent rural USA sound to the book. I’ve lived a lot of places in America, and she sounded kind of Okie/Appalachian. I’m not sure where she’s from, but it’s really nice.
It has grimmer aspects than Victoria Miles’ Magnifico, the other teen book I know with accordion content. People should be aware that it deals matter-of-factly with subjects like child abuse and adolescent sexuality, but I do recommend it. (I similarly have to remember to tell people that Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes is kinda violent, which I overlook in the richness of it all.)
There are elements of fantasy in the story’s vision of 1950’s USA. I wouldn’t call it realistic; even the violence is rather odd. But if you’re prepared (by reading this), you should be in for a swell time.

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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 (most likely again via Zoom for next month.) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-05-06: International Accordion Day, No. 191

May 7, 2020
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Adding insult to injury…

Cinco de Mayo can be framed as a big accordion holiday (with a big asterisk) but the following day, May 6th, marks the day Cyrill Demian patented the first accordion in 1829… making it the biggest accordion holiday of them all! Naturally we celebrate it scrupulously (and have been counting down to May 6, 2029 for years, looking forward to the instrument’s bicentennial!) What that amounted to on the ground for last night’s episode of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir program (and did you get around to sending them in a donation for their member drive?) is another typical mix from us, of music using this amazing instrument across numerous disparate styles from far-flung reaches of the planet. All that, plus a nod to the pandemic and a late-breaking salute to the late Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk. If you haven’t already been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions, you can enjoy listening to the broadcast courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-05-06, International Accordion Day 🎂 year 191

“… And the book I mentioned, about Cyril Demian’s son moving to Colombia is: Antes del Juglar, by Jorge Ignacio Garnica (@NatchoDeLoyola) (Caiixta Editions, Bogota, 2018)”

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 (tonight, a packed video chatroom on Zoom!)  Cheers & squeeze on!