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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-09-12: Circus with Sara

September 18, 2018

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From ten years ago, here’s Accordion Noir radio episode number 93, again including music by Wendy McNeill — who seemingly just put our festival to rest, a mere couple of nights ago with a magical unplugged session that will prove difficult to beat!  I gather that on this occasion Bruce invited his carny friend Sara to join him on the air and together they recounted anecdotes of the sideshow and programmed a playlist informed by the magical feelings associated with the Greatest Show On Earth.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 2780 times, and going forward we expect it, as with all our back episodes, to become a part of the musical canon through its hosting at the Internet Archive, where you can enjoy it.  Enjoy what, precisely?  Here, its playlist below will help give you a clue what to expect:

Wendy McNeill – Stop – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
Mark Berube – Looking For Another – What the Boat Gave the River (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/
Amber Lee And The Anomalies – Whaler’s Wife – Estuaries (2008) – Santa Rosa, California, USA – http://www.amberleeandtheanomalies.com/
Neko Case – Dreaming Man – Canadian Amp (2001) – Tacoma – http://www.nekocase.com/
Nad – L’intox – Nad (2007) – France – http://pagesperso-orange.fr/wa-hou/
Danças Ocultas – Alento – Pulsar (2004) – Portugal – http://dancasocultas.weblog.com.pt/
Accordion Tribe (Bratko Bibič, Lars Hollmer, Maria Kalaniemi, Guy Klucevsek, Otto Lechner) – Sofias Flykt – Accordion Tribe (1998) – Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, USA, Austria – http://hoedown.com/main.site?action=siteupdate/view&id=5
Cirkestra – Gepetto – Adventure Di Pinocchio (2005) – Massachusetts, USA – http://www.cirkestra.com
Fiamma Fumana with Mondine di Novi Choir – Mariulèina – Onda (2006) – Italy – http://www.fiamma.org/onda.cfm
Korpiklaani – Viima – Tervaskanto (2007) – Finland – http://www.korpiklaani.com/news/index.htm

This episode’s cover is… Cirkestra’s “Adventure di Pinocchio” record!

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-09-14: Noir Resistance

September 14, 2018

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This morning “Accordion Noir” founder and perennial host, your friend and mine Bruce Triggs sorted himself out, recovering from our very accordionic “Echoes and Ripples” art opening last night, wrapping well after midnight, and walked up the street to our parent radio station… where he descended upon the weekly Sound Resistance program, running from 10:30 am through to noon every Friday, to give its morning listeners a taste of what awaits them at this year’s 11th annual Accordion Noir Festival!  The programming touches on a few songs that have appeared in recent playlists, but with a far heavier emphasis on acts on our Saturday and Sunday programs this weekend — because you are basically not getting into the sold-out Friday night show this late in the game!  It contains many great songs by many great performers, so here’s your chance to enjoy a final hour-and-a-half preview of this weekend’s festivities before we’re well and truly in the thick of them!   You can enjoy the broadcast as a digital audio stream courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Sound Resistance 2018-09-14

* Jason Webley – Last Song – Against The Night (1999) – Everett, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com
* Amy Denio – Darling Please Dont Wake Me – Tutto Bene (2010) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.amydenio.com/
* Geoff Berner – Condos – We Are Going to Bremen to be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Emchy – 12 songs
* Polka Time! – Turbo Island Polka (Live @ Practice) – (2018) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://polkatime.bandcamp.com
* Dogtooth & Nail – Wild Warriors – DRIVING IN THE DARK (2015) – Visit http://dogtoothandnail.bandcamp.com
* tsunami pinata – Las Payasa en Chihuahua – Anacortes, Washington, USA
* Wendy McNeill – White Horses – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Wendy McNeill – Eddy (Why Don’t You Put Your Gun Down?) – For The Wolf, A Good Meal (2011) – Canada and now Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Teapot in the Tuba – Take 5/Golden Brown – Vancouver, BC, Canada
* Basilissa – La Porque Tens Cinco Pedras – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Wendy McNeill – Stop – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Wendy McNeill – Such A Common Bird – Such A Common Bird (2004) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
* Wendy McNeill – Faith and the Long Haired Man – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-09-12: Double Fest Guests, Double Fest Episode!

September 13, 2018

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The 11th annual Accordion Noir Festival is this week!  In fact, it kicks off tonight with a fest pre-show at the “Echoes and Ripples” art opening… in addition to visual art on musical themes, it will include accordionic performances by four different acts… two of whom joined us on the radio last night!  We kicked things off with a set of standards by the Squeezebox Circle Orchestra, the culmination of all our monthly get-togethers the first Thursday of every month at the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (performing their second gig that day!), and then proceeded to follow them with a set by Teapot in the Tuba, the current main project of Accordion Noir Fest alumna Katheryn Petersen.  (We then proceeded to play canned tunes from acts expected to be performing at our fest this weekend, as we unexpectedly found we had an additional hour of airtime to cover and made the best of the situation!)

You can find the mega two-hour-long recording available online at the Internet Archive (you have enough time to listen to it about four and a half times before tonight’s festivities begin), and if it helps you to keep track of who’s playing what, here’s its playlist:

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Hour 1
* Jason Webley – My Love Left Me In April – Margaret (2014) – Everett, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com
Vancouver Squeezebox Orchestra:
Freylach
Manha de carnival (I don’t know the spelling of any of these)
Log Driver’s Waltz
Never on Sunday
Mexicali Rose
* Geoff Berner – In the Year 2020 – We Shall Not Flag Or Fail, We Shall Go On To The End (2003) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
Teapot in the Tuba:
Black Day in December
Bjornekaeden
Adje jano
* Secret Emchy Society – Down to the River – The Stars Fall Shooting Into Twangsville (0) – Oakland, California, USA –

Hour Two
* Wendy McNeill – Our Time – For the Wolf, a Good Meal (Master 2) (2011) – Canada, Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Basilissa – malhao-de-cifaes-2 – (0) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Amy Denio – Long Song – Tutto Bene (2010) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.amydenio.com/
* The Argyle Embargo – sea-shanty – (0) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Polka Time! – Turbo Island Polka (Live @ Practice) – (2018) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://polkatime.bandcamp.com
* tsunami pinata – Two_Tarantellas_mix2 – (0) – Anacortes, Washington, USA –
* Dogtooth & Nail – Let It Fall – Learning How To Unlearn (2018) – – Visit http://dogtoothandnail.bandcamp.com
* Geoff Berner – High Ground – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Jason Webley – Baloon Feather Boat Tomato – Only Just Beginning (2004) – Everett, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com
* Wendy McNeill – Eddy (Why Don’t You Put Your Gun Down?) – For The Wolf, A Good Meal (2011) – Canada and now Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.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 2008-09-05: with accordion poet Julie Peters!

September 10, 2018

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Here it is, Accordion Noir Classic episode number 92, originally aired slightly over ten years ago, a mix of then-current sounds in contemporary alt-squeezebox music featuring such musical auteurs as Jason Webley and again, Wendy McNeill, both of whom will be performing at our festival this weekend!  (Have you got your tickets yet?)  I see Julie Peters called out by name in the episode’s title, but not appearing in the playlist.  Is she truly in here, reciting her renowned accordion-including poem?  Gee whiz, I hope for, that was a good one.

At its original online home this episode was listened to some 2707 times, but we look forward to continuing to serve these back episodes to at least as many future listeners going forward from its new home at the Internet Archive.

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Sept 5th, 2008, with Julie Peters, guest accordion-poet!
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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
Swamperella – Ton Papa Me Jette Dehors – Black Cat Boogie (2004) – Toronto, Canada – http://www.swamperella.com/
Blackberry Wood – Cyrus the Great – Travelling Horse Opry (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/blackberrywood
Dr. Steel – Lullabye-bye – Dr. Steel II: Eclectic Boogaloo (2001) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://worlddominationtoys.com/drsteel/enter.html
Wovenhand – White Knuckle Grip – Ten Stones (2008) – Elktooth, Colorado, USA – http://www.soundsfamilyre.com http://www.wovenhand.info/
Tummel – The fish with sad eyes – Transit (2004) – Sweden – http://www.tummel.nu/
Jason Webley: The Monsters of Accordion show – Responsible Accordion Listening – The Monsters of Accordion show, Spokane, WA, (2008) – Seattle, Washington, USA – Ryan Pitts: RyanP@SPOKESMAN.com (The P.A. System, Spokane7 Podcasts) http://www.spokane7.com/music/podcast/?id=244
Mark Berube – Caulfield Line – What the Boat Gave the River (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/
Mark Berube – Minus 17 – What the Boat Gave the River (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/
Wendy McNeill – White Horses – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
Iva Nova – Сон колхозника (The Dream of a Farmer) – Chemodan (suitcase) (2006) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation –
Accordion Tribe – Soonsong – Lunghorn Twist (2006) – Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, USA, Austria – http://www.hoedown.com

This episode’s cover is… Iva Nova’s album Chemodan (hope that Cyrillic comes out.)

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-09-05: Noir Fest XI preview

September 4, 2018

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Here it is, this week’s episode of Accordion Noir radio is basically our very last opportunity to promote the 11th annual Accordion Noir Festival before it’s basically at the doorstep.  Hopefully next week we can feature some of its performers live on the air!  Unfortunately, the radio station will be down for maintenance during our regular time slot this week.  Fortunately, we had the opportunity to pre-record an episode to air in its place.  This is it!  We sat on my sofa this afternoon passing Bruce’s phone back and forth recording voice memos announcing the songs: the future is here, your radio studio looks like my living room.  (Ideally, with fewer barking dogs.)

Here in this episode you can hear a tune from just about every act scheduled to perform during our festival (excepting Illiteratty, our apologies, we just ran out of room!, and the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra, who you really need to experience live to understand anyway.)  If you haven’t bought your tickets yet (please buy advance tickets!), perhaps these performances will prove sufficiently compelling to move you to open your wallets.  Follow this link to get an earful!  And to help keep track of what you’re hearing, please find attached the episode’s playlist:

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* the Creaking Planks – Accordion Noir theme (hasty) – Accordion Noir (2011) – –
* Teapot in the Tuba – Take 5/Golden Brown – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Emchy – Lilacs From Canada – Oakland, California, USA –
* Amy Denio – Darling Please Dont Wake Me – Tutto Bene (2010) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.amydenio.com/
* Geoff Berner – Song Written in a Romanian Hospital – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com Like Augustinho De Pina’s Cape Verdean song Hora Di Bal?
* Jason Webley – May Day – Only Just Beginning (2004) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
* Tsunami Pinata – Weed Mercantile Waltz – Baseball Ceratops (2016) – Anacortes, Washington, USA –
* Dogtooth & Nail – Blood Thicker Than Oil – Learning How To Unlearn (2018) – – Visit http://dogtoothandnail.bandcamp.com
* Polka Time! – Pierogi Polka (Live and Tipsy at Practice Version) – (2018) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://polkatime.bandcamp.com
* The Argyle Embargo – Last Call – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Lindy Gray – Love’s in the Fire – Ripe For Revival (2014) – – Visit http://lindygray.bandcamp.com
* Basilissa – La Porque Tens Cinco Pedras – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Wendy McNeill – Stop – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.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 (which is on this Thursday night at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-08-29: Monsters of Accordion

September 4, 2018

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When we put on Accordion Noir episode number 91 ten years ago, we were celebrating Jason Webley’s incredible alt-accordion tour the Monsters of Accordion, working its way up the west coast right up to Seattle but no further.  It was an excellent lesson in “your alt accordion festival won’t come to you, you have to put on yourselves”, basically hauling bellows right to our backyard but stubbornly refusing to ring our front doorbell.  If nothing else, it proved inspirational.  In addition to its ringmaster, one of the monsters this time around was Seattle’s Amy Denio — both of them will be performing at our 11th annual Accordion Noir Festival’s Sept 14 Friday night opening party, and you can hear them both (plus Wendy McNeill, headlining our Sunday Sept 16 program!) on this playlist.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 2255 times, and we hope future generations continue enjoying it over at the Internet Archive.  Now to help prime the pump, here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Aug 29, 2008, Monsters of Accordion tour!

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
Cordero – La Yegua – De Donde Eres (2008) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.corderomusic.com
Wendy McNeill – Ask Me No Questions – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
The Mad Maggies – Mad Mod Vlad – Magdalena’s Revenge (2007) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.themadmaggies.com/
Guy Davis – Fonza Curry – Skunkmello (2006) – New York, USA – http://www.guydavis.com
Gunshai (Rowan Lipkovitz, acc.) – Bellows Jam – Traveling Without Memory (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.thekonspiracygroup.com/gunshae.html
Duckmandu – Thus Spracht / Anarchy in the UK / I’ve got spurs that jingle jangle jingle – The Monsters of Accordion show (Caterina Winery, Spokane, Washington, USA, Aug 22, 2008) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – (The P.A. System, Spokane7 Podcasts) (2008) Ryan Pitts: RyanP@SPOKESMAN.com http://www.spokane7.com/music/podcast/?id=244
Amy Denio – Inst. – The Monsters of Accordion show (Spokane, Aug 22, 2008) – Seattle, WA. USA
Power und Beauty – Beggar – (For practicing) (2008) – Spokane, Washington, USA –   HTTP://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/POWERUNDBEAUTY
Power und Beauty: The Monsters of Accordion show (Spokane, Aug 22, 2008) – Lavender (live) – Spokane, WA.
Jason Webley: The Monsters of Accordion show (Spokane, Aug 22, 2008) – Chewing Gum Medley – Seattle, Washington, USA
Mark Growden: The Monsters of Accordion show (Spokane, Aug 22, 2008) – Crazy Davie – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – The Monsters of Accordion show, (Caterina Winery, Spokane, Washington, USA, Aug 22, 2008) – (The P.A. System, Spokane7 Podcasts) (2008) – Ryan Pitts: RyanP@SPOKESMAN.com http://www.spokane7.com/music/podcast/?id=244

This episode’s cover is the lovely Lon Cheney, exhibiting yet another aspect of his brilliance: “Man of a thousand buttons.”

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

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (which is on this Thursday night at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir 2018-08-29 radio playlist

August 30, 2018

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Greetings all, it’s Rowan with the episode of Accordion Noir I programmed and broadcast for you last night!  I don’t have Bruce’s bottomless vaults of unaired accordion music, so I mix up a heady playlist from my own meager reserves, topped up with such recently-viral tunes I have lately caught trending over social media.  It’s always a weird mix, which really is an evergreen descriptor for our program, but in this case weird in the particular Rowan way rather than the standard Bruce way.  (Speaking of whom, while I did make some abortive announcements about our festival upcoming in September, I totally dropped the ball and failed to announce his new campaign to build the e-mail list of supporters interested in his accordion history book, which is totally fully written and complete.  If you have enjoyed our radio program and especially the early, most popular days of this blog before I took it over with radio playlists, you owe it to him to sign up today!)

Anyway, my point is, wherever you are and whatever time zone you live in, if you’re reliably online you can listen to last night’s episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist!

Mark Mothersbaugh – Disenchantment theme song
Banjo Guy Ollie – Knight Rider theme song cover
the Creaking Planks – Accordion Noir theme song (after Andy Fielding)
Clem Snide – the Blob
The Band – Atlantic City (after Bruce Springsteen)
Kendálin – Polska Upstairs
Tetrix – Crazy As A Bird
The Book of Life soundtrack – I Will Wait For You (after Mumford & Sons)
Vladimirska – Rooftops at Nightfall
Ke$ha – Stephen
Alec K Redfearn – The Hole
DeVotchKa – Sunshine
The Heimatdamisch – Highway to Hell (after AC/DC)
Edward Maya & Mia Martina – Stereo Love

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!