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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-12-05: Best of 2008 Live Performers

December 10, 2018

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This time ten years ago we’d gotten around toward the end of a calendar year of programming and put our backs into spending all of December in worthwhile reflection airing year-in-review material (which actually took weeks if not months of preparation to make happen.)  In this case, for episode #106, we gave an overview of some of the very best live guest performances we’d arranged to take place in our radio station studio over the course of the year.   The masses appear to have agreed with us that this was a worthwhile theme for an episode, as our online audiences were clocked as having downloaded it some 11057 times before the ticker broke.  You can continue enjoying the cutting edge of Vancouver’s accordionic live music scene, circa 2008, thanks to the episode’s permanent hosting at the Internet Archive — so please, go download it there! Here is its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Dec 5th, 2008, Best Live Guests of 2008!
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Artist — Song – Show featured on – Origin – Label/Contact info
Ana Bon-Bon – Let’s Make a Deal – January 18 – http://www.myspace.com/anabonbon
Mezamazing – Mezamazing Sleazy Blknwdngswg (sorry?) – June 13 – http://www.myspace.com/mezamazing
Blackberry Wood – Cyrus the Great – May 2 – http://www.myspace.com/blackberrywood
Wolfgang Wiehler – Wolfgang’s CFRO Promo Stinger in German! (Collect every language)
German Noir Tourists! – With Gerlinde and Wolfgang Wiehler – Listeren (schottische) – July 18th – http://www.lachanterelle.de/
Natasha Enquist – Anniversary Waltz – March 7th, (the day before…) International Women’s Day! – myspace.com/aspekt_girl
Todd Wong, – Happy Together – January 11, Gung Haggis Fat Choy – http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com/
Technical difficulties, by Bruce, live.
Ana Bon-Bon – Bizness – January 18 – http://www.myspace.com/anabonbon
Mezamazing – Mezamazing Kidney song – June 13 – Mezamazing!
Vancouver Squeezebox Circle – Ratter jack walsh – Nov 6, at Spartacus Books –
Julie Peters – On Musicians and their Mysteries – September 5th
Blackberry Wood – Love Song – May 2nd – http://www.myspace.com/blackberrywood
Natasha Enquist – Brain Damage – March 7th, (the day before…) International Women’s Day! – myspace.com/aspekt_girl
Me (Bruce) doing – Mack The Knife! – solo because Rowan didn’t bring his accordion.

This episode’s cover is… a holiday fuzzy slipper with an accordion playing monkey on it. They’re sold-out (and too small) or I’d have some.
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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 episode playlist 2018-12-05: Hanukkah and Other Light-Hearted Festivities

December 6, 2018

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For last night’s episode of Accordion Noir, Rowan dropped by to hang out with Bruce and play some Hanukkah songs… I’m playing it cool but it’s all a ruse — actually,  it was a big deal since as our first broadcast of December, it marked our 12th anniversary of first going on the air!  And so we boldly plunge forward onward into lucky year number 13!  Bruce chats about his accordion history book, in the very closing stages of preparation, we talk up the monthly gathering of the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (taking place tonight at Spartacus Books!), and of course the music is second to none.  You can hear the episode online at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2018-12-05, Hanukkah and Other Light Hearted Festivities

* Miss Natasha Enquist – Golden Planet – MNE (2015) – Victoria, BC, Canada (and now Berlin, Germany) – http://www.kolloagency.com
* Sagapool – Le Wagon des Sans-Vergognes – Épisode Trois (2008) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.sagapool.com/ http://www.sagapool.com
* Vishtèn – J’aime Vraiment Ton Accent – Horizons (2018) – Acadia; Prince Edward Island; and Quebec, Canada – http://www.vishten.net/
* Intuitive Compass – Endless Highways – Accordion Babes 2018 (2016) – Tucson, Arizona, USA – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.intuitive-compass.com Aurelia Anne Cohen, acc.
* The Klezmatics – Honeyky Hanuka – Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah (2006) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://klezmatics.com/
* Geoff Berner – When Chanukah Comes To Town – We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Flairk – The Emigrant – Festival of Light (1996) – The Netherlands – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flairck
* Tragedy Ann – The Light We Have – Matachin (2018) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://www.TragedyAnnMusic.com Liv Cazzola, acc.
* Jody Kruskal & Friends – Going Across The Sea – Poor Little Liza Jane (2006) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.jodykruskal.com
* Gato Libre – In Gent, In December – NOMAD (2006) – Japan – http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~Libra/
* The Klezmatics – (Do the) Latke Flip-Flip – Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah (2006) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://klezmatics.com/

This fellow from the UK heard about my book (go outreach!) and is now sending me a copy of his picture/art book, which looks really sweet. One more accordion book to balance out the 25,000+ guitar books. (Seems to be up to 60,000 online now.)

https://alexbarrow.co.uk/SQUEEZE-BOOK

His instagram lets you click to see a slide-show with little clips of the music types pictured in the book. https://www.instagram.com/alexbarrow82/?hl=en (click “on sale now” I think.)

It’s an almost wordless folding “accordion book” with a smaller booklet that talks about the different music styles. Cool.

There’s two versions:
http://www.designfortoday.co.uk/shop/the-squeeze-book-by-alex-barrow-the-limited-edition-with-screenprinted-plywood-cover-available-to-pre-order-p2grm

One has a plywood cover! #SquadGoals
http://www.designfortoday.co.uk/shop/the-squeeze-book-by-alex-barrow-the-limited-edition-with-screenprinted-plywood-cover-available-to-pre-order

(Bruce’s message to me with the playlist included some great photos of the other accordion book, so I suppose I ought to dutifully include them here:)

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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 (don’t forget, meeting tonight at 8 pm!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-12-05: Late Night Anniversary with Gunshae!

December 3, 2018

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Ten years ago, Bruce and Rowan were indulging in a short-lived tradition he is most likely glad for us to have left behind — returning to the radio station again to air a celebratory anniversary episode of our program during our original time slot, from 2-3 am in the morning Wednesday nights, after the (still-running) Art of Beatz electronic music program (who always found it hilarious that we’d found the one musical genre even more niche than theirs) … and making the most of the difference between prime-time and late-night broadcasting by airing a year’s worth of pent-up material that was simply too challenging, too profane, too listener-hostile or too obscene to air during regular hours without risking a complaint being lodged to the CRTC.  At the time Rowan had been sitting in with Gunshae, the “ambient noise” side project of the AoB hosts, lending some fresh accordion chaos to their textured soundscapes, and so to celebrate the moment, as their slot transitioned into our former territory, we packed along an accordion and jaw harp to accompany their more standard instrumentation and improvised some jamz for a small and likely surprised and confused but hopefully-delighted audience.  At its original online home, this episode 105 of our program was listened to some 4384 times, but for bold and intrepid listeners unafraid of the future of the accordion (we were too far in the avant-garde, a decade on this playlist still describes a distant future) they will be able to find our prescient program available for online listeners courtesy of the Internet Archive. And now — here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Dec 5th, 2008, Long, lazy (live!) 2nd Anniversary late-night show with Gunshae and the Art of Beatz at 2 AM!
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This is where we get to play all the weird stuff that doesn’t fit on our “normal” show. So hold on. (And stick around for the brilliant story “The Family Tree” at 1hr, 7min.)

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
(First some lead-in beats from Kuma’s collection, then…)
The Amoebic Ensemble with Alec K Redfearn – Hats Which Crush The Skull (live in Detroit 10-24-98) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://www.aleckredfearn.com/listen.html
Gunshae Noir – Beards for your Birthday! – (very) Live in studio with Eve on Oboe, Kuma on electronicals (crashing and otherwise), Rowan on accordionation, and Bruce hogging a lot of time on atomic jaw-harp (39:00,) toy accordion, tenor-protestaphone and stuff.
Dsd (Derrick Stacey Denholm) – Ootsa Toboggan Smash – Norsk Drag (2006) – Prince George, Canada – (with more jaw harp!) – Here’s an interview, wish we knew how to contact him: http://www.earshot-online.com/features/2006/October/inbox_1.cfm
Geoff Berner – Porn Queen Girlfriend – We Shall Not Flag Or Fail, We Shall Go On To The End (2003) – Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People – The Family Tree – Dinosaur Power (2008) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.friendlyrich.com
Geoff Berner – Fukher (sing along) – Night of 1000 Buttons (Jan 25, 2008) – http://www.irvingfields.net/
Volga Boatmen Birthday song – Rowan!
Oh Superman – Rowan again!

Whew!

Gunshae: http://www.thekonspiracygroup.com/gunshae.html
Art of Beatz: http://www.artofbeatz.org/siteframe.html

This episode’s cover is, um, some weird Russian graphic of an accordion Painting Crocodile (Krokodil Gena, you dig?) Rowan found. http://www.hiero.ru/Akuaku/Lubki/gallery

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 2018-11-28: Mail-Listing to Starboard

November 28, 2018

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We’re keeping at it with another characteristic episode of highly mixed squeezebox music from various cultures in various genres.  The title Bruce gave this episode is a bit of a head-scratcher, but I suspect he’s in his own punny way attempting to get you to subscribe to the promotional e-mail list for his upcoming book on accordion historyHere you can enjoy listening to this week’s hour-long episode as digital audio, and to help better understand what you’re hearing, here’s its playlist:

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* Balún – Entretela – Prisma Tropical (2018) – Brooklyn, New York / Puerto Rico, USA – http://www.balunonline.com/
* Chicas De Canela – Cumbia Canela – Chicas De Canela (2008) – Corpus Christi, Texas, USA – http://www.myspace.com/chicasdecanela
http://www.chicasdecanela.com/
* The Mahones – The Revolution Starts Now – Angels & Devils (2012) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – http://www.TheMahones.ca
* Katie McConnell and Bruce Triggs – Katie McConnell from the Mahones interview (2013)
* Juan José Mosalini – Alma De Bohemio – Bordoneo Y 900 (1994) – Argentina – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_José_Mosalini
* Screamin’Deal – Savages – Neato Mosquito! (2018) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.ScreaminDealBand.com Kirill Maximov, acc.
* Ken Tizzard And The Variety Show Players – St. John’s Waltz – A Good Dog Is Lost: A Collection of Ron Hynes Songs (2018) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.kentizzard.com Paul Kinsman, acc. Amelia Curran, voc.
* Richard Reed Parry – On The Ground – Quiet River Of Dust, Vol. 1 (2018) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.arcadefire.com/ Ian Robb, Concertina.
* Kim Kashkashian – Woman’s Theme – Ulysses’ Gaze (1995) – Greece, Armenia, etc. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses%27_Gaze Andreas Tsekouras, acc.
* Baby Dee – (the hidden track after “Waiting”) – The Robin’s Tiny Throat: Little Window (2001) – Cleveland, Ohio, USA – http://www.babydee.org/
* A.A. Abbott – Automne – The Giulietti Sound (Book and CD) (2008) – http://henrydoktorski.com/store/Giulietti_Book.html
* Mogensen / Lohse – Silenzio – Mobile – Works For Solo Accordion (2015) – Denmark – http://www.BjarkeMogensen.com
* Brad Shepik – Current – Human Activity Suite (2009) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.bradshepik.com/ Gary Versace, acc.

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 2008-11-28: the Night of a Thousand Buttons

November 26, 2018

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Today from the Accordion Noir Classic vaults, here’s episode #104…. it’s a special one!  It features audio recorded (live off the board?) at the Jan 25th, 2008 “Night of 1000 Buttons” concert at the Railway Club ten months prior… presaging our own first annual Accordion Noir Festival in that room (and with that Geoff Berner headlining, speaking of which, happy birthday, you mensch!) later that year.  It was a barn-burner of a line-up, a Pacific Northwest who’s who of alt-accordion, with Geoff supported by Jason Webley and Ana Bon-bon, and you get to hear selections from it in this episode!  Snippets of audio from the concert surface in other episodes, but awareness that this episode was only an hour long and the concert was … quite a bit longer, gives me hope that there may be further never-aired footage from the performance we might be able to exhume and treat you with.  I should set Bruce on that… after his book is out.

At its original online home, this recording clocked an outrageous (and yet, wholly justified) 13562 listens — you can just go to the Internet Archive to hear for yourself what it would have sounded like to be a fly on the wall at that show.  And here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Nov 28, 2008, From the “Night of a Thousand Buttons”
Railway Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (Jan 25, 2008)

Artist — Song
Ana Bon-Bon – Soul Rocks (“My Heart is like a Church on Fire”)
Ana Bon-Bon – Stealin’ – from the 1920’s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealin’
Jason Webley – “What kind of orchestra are you?” rap
Jason Webley – There’s Not A Step We Can Take That Does Not Bring Us Closer
Jason Webley – The Last song
Jason Webley – Drinking Song (“When the Glass is Full, Drink Up”) (Listen for when somebody throws a flask at Jason’s accordion when he asks for a drink.)
Geoff Berner – Shut In
Geoff Berner – Fukher (sing along) – by Irving Fields: http://www.irvingfields.net/
Geoff Berner – Don’t Play Cards for Money with Corby Lund
1000 Buttons Ensemble: Ana Bon-Bon, Geoff Berner, Jason Webley – Bourgeois Town Blues (by Lead Belly – great article on the history of black “pre-blues” accordion: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0734-4392(199422)12%3A2%3C148%3ALAHWET%3E2.0.CO%3B2-6

Ana Bon-Bon: Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=73639139
Jason Webley: Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com
Geoff Berner: Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/

This is a pre-recorded episode enabling us to go see Pauline Oliveros during our regular show time. If you get this early, you could still see her too! http://front.bc.ca/newmusic/events/3222

I just got to interview her today, and I hope we can include some of that in our show sometime soon.

This episode’s cover is the Soprani Cardinal that Rowan found.

Hope you’re enjoying our lately faster podcasts. This is where we get to say, “Support ethical and unusual media by becoming a member of Co-op Radio,” because we love 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 2018-11-21: November is for lovers

November 22, 2018

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Bruce is warming to November… that, or trying to make some charmingly awkward wordplay.  (Perhaps both!)  We aired a new episode of Accordion Noir radio last night, one conspicuously rooted in the very noir first decade of this century which perhaps served as the inspiration to get this show going in the first place… and here’s a link where you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio!  And here, my friends… is its playlist:

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* Gato Libre – In Krakow, In November – NOMAD (2006) – Japan – http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~Libra/
* Jenny Conlee – Jenny Conlee, 100.5 stinger – (2012) – Portland, Oregon – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Tango Paradiso – Fall – Passion (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Douglas Schmidt, Henry Lee, Amanda Chan, Leanna Wong http://www.tangoparadiso.com
* Fabian Beghin & Didier Laloy – November’s March – Cryptonique (2006) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be
* Tom Waits – November – Black Rider (Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years) (1993) – USA – http://www.tomwaits.com/ Greg Cohen is the accordionist (I think)
* Sam “Story” Wight – last november – Integration (2010) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/storysong
* Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party – We All Fall Down – Old Town (2012) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.freemandreandtheditchenparty.com Tangi Ropars, acc.
* The Negro Problem – Witch – Post Minstrel Syndrome (2009) – Los Angeles, California, USA – Jill Meschke, electric acc.
* Beyond The Pale – Doina – Postcards (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.beyondthepale.net/
* Lars Hollmer Looping Home Orchestra – Höstvisa (Autumn Song) – Live 1992 – 1993 (Door Floor Something Window) (199?) – Sweden – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Hollmer
* Stephen Pellegrino – accordionAnarchy – accordionAnarchy (2011) – Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA – http://www.accordionanarchy.com
* Angel Corpus Christi – Fall – White Courtesy Phone (1995) – New York / California – http://www.angelcorpuschristi.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 2008-11-21: Mosey Down The Bellows

November 19, 2018

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From ten years ago, here’s an archival episode, number 103 (?), from the Accordion Noir Classic vaults.  From the looks of things,  it’s a little bit of this and that — our specialty!  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 2779 times, but you can continue clicking a new ticker by going and enjoying it over at the Internet Archive.  Here is its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Nov 21, 2008, Mosey through some bellows.

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
J.J. Voss – Innocent Man – Hillbilly Storybook (2008) – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – http://www.jjvoss.com/
‘K’ Trio – Valse – Images (1998) – North Haven, Southington, and Shelton, Connecticut, USA – http://www.ktrio.com/
Ophiusa – Pedroso 3:15 – Paos (2008) – Santiago de Compostela, Coruña, Spain – http://www.myspace.com/ophiusafolk (Their website’s in Galacian!)
Robin Hunter & The Six Foot Bullies – Purple Is A Royal Colour – You Just Gotta Get Used Of It (2008) – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – http://www.robinhunterandthesixfootbullies.com/
Pauline Oliveros – This Great Fool’s Stage – Crone Music (1993) – Kingston, New York, USA – http://paulineoliveros.us/
Jean-Christophe Renault & Didier Laloy – Blue Ass – Hors-Piste (2005) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be/index.html
Sugar Bayou – Colorado Cajun – Dance Hall Incident (2008) – Texas, USA – http://www.sugarbayouband.com/
The Rats And People – The Captain – The City Of Passersby (2007) – St. Louis, MO, USA – http://theratsandpeople.com/
The Accordion Death Squad – Vodka Eggs and Bacon – (Off Myspace) – Ratsyvania, Virginia, USA – http://www.myspace.com/accordiondeathsquad

This episode’s cover-stars are my Spartacus-Noir kids.

Hope you’re enjoying our lately faster podcasts. This is where we get to say, “Support ethical and unusual media by becoming a member of Co-op Radio,” because we love 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!