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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-01-15: Play it again, Rowan

January 20, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 162 of the weekly Accordion Noir radio program!  From the looks of things, for some undoubtedly very legitimate reason, Bruce was unavailable, so Rowan needed to swoop in on short notice and hold down an hour of accordion radio.  Rowan doesn’t have much of an accordion music collection — when he needs accordion music usually, he straps on his instrument and makes it — so this playlist is an eclectic mix of what he happened to have lying around topped up with a few bones he begged Bruce to send over.  At its original online home, it accumulated some 10874 listens, but you can enjoy listening to it today, tomorrow and on into the indefinite future courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist!

AccNoir-2010-01-15, Play it again Rowan, while we step out.

I think we may have one more Accordion Babes Calendar,
and we always have Accordion Noir shirts!
Thank you for enjoying us at: accordion.noir@gmail.com

*Artist – Song
Story – Overwhelm
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers – Iron Pump
Vagabond Opera – New Year’s Eve In A Haunted House
Logan Whitehurst III – When Werewolves Collide
Vladimir Sidorov – Concerto d’Aranguez
Tosca Tango Orchestra – Lastima Grande
Dick Contino – Caravan
Magnetic Fields – Love Is Like Jazz
Jodri Rosen – Love Love
Gubbish – Crack In Space
Polka Dogs – Thirty Reasons
Bobby McFerrin & the Motion Trio – The Heart
Vladimir Denissenkov – Santa Russia
Miss Murgatroid – Hellhole
The Pogues – Worms

This episode’s cover is… Miss Murgatroid’s “Myoclyonic Melodies” album cover from 1996. Foreboding.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-01-15, Snow Day and Royalties

January 15, 2020
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This week’s episode of Accordion Noir radio, which airs weekly from 10-11 pm at CFRO 100.5 fm Co-op community radio, carried a torch for two odd little themes for accordion music, celebrating yesterday’s visit of HRH the Dutchess of Sussex to the DTES Women’s Shelter basically right next door to CFRO… and acknowledging the thick, cold blankets of the white stuff burying everything in town over the past couple of days. So songs about royalty and snow.

And Bruce is at pains to point out: “Especial notice of my 8 minute ‘Radio-Play Concertina Remix’ of the 1936 film The Princess Comes Across (starts on our episode at 20:55). Or check out the whole film for yourself at: https://youtu.be/695YxbcXH7M

Fred McMurray in a tuxedo playing a big (fake?) concertina
Fred McMurray playing what appears to be a drier duct. The frame ends of this huge concertina are just bellows folds scrunched up, aren’t they? Hollywood trickery!

Thanks, Bruce! If you haven’t already been tipped off by your Apple or Google podcast subscriptions, you can hear this week’s episode courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

  • Shannon Kingsbury – Urban Princess Tango – LuminoCity (2010) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://shannonkingsbury.com
  • They Might Be Giants – Snowball In Hell – Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants (Disc 2) (1989) – –
  • Transatlantic Zodiac Ensemble – Snowflake – It’s A Mean Season For Silver Linings (2010) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.tzensemble.com
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys – Footprints In The Snow – The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: 1945-1949 Disc 1 – Recorded in Chicago – With Sally Ann Forrester, acc!
  • Carole Lombard, Fred McMurray – The Princess Comes Across (Concertina Mix) – Bruce Triggs remix (1936) – – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_Comes_Across
  • Birdeatsbaby – Subtract – Accordion Babes 2020 Pin-up Calendar CD (2020) – Uk – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.facebook.com/MishkinFitzgerald
  • Gravity Engine – Caught In A Snowglobe – Accordion Babes 2015 Pinup Calendar Album (2014) – – accordionpinupcalendar.com
  • The Lifers – A Trial For The Coming Of Snow – Honey Suite (2018) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://www.theLifersMusic.com Liv Cazzola, acc.
  • Paul Friedman And Jody Kruskal – Rain and Snow – Paul & Jody (2010) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.jodykruskal.com
  • Sam “Story” Wight – snowbanks – Integration (2010) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/storysong
  • The Vancouver Squeezebox Circle – Old Town Road (Lil Nas X) … played by lots of accordions! – Stupid Accordion Tricks (2020) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://youtu.be/mVoSWIYgZgw http://www.squeezeboxcircle.org/
  • Eliza Carthy – The Snow It Melts The Soonest – Rice (1997) – Yorkshire, England, UK – http://www.eliza-carthy.com/ Saul Rose, melodeon.

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 2010-01-08: (Some of) Maria in the Shower

January 13, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 161 of Accordion Noir radio, featuring the two charming young men — Jack and Martin — constituting the buzzing creative heart of East Van’s favorite cabaret band, Maria in the Shower.  At its original online home it charted some 8613 listens, and at its new forever home at the Internet Archive its numbers will slowly creep up to and surpass that total someday.  You can go listen to it there now (or indeed any time!) and if it helps to sell you on the idea, here’s the episode’s playlist:

AccNoir-2010-01-08, some of Maria in the Shower! (Jack and Martin, to be Specific).

I think we’re sold out of Accordion Babes Calendars,
but we always have Accordion Noir shirts! [2020 note: we have not had Accordion Noir shirts for nine and a half years.  Maybe we should make some more?]
SqueezeboxCircle.org or email us: accordion.noir@gmail.com

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where they’re from – Contact info.

* Maria in the Shower (well, actually just Jack and Martin from Maria in the Shower, missing Brandon and Todd, but we hope to have them all back) – Amazing Grace – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.mariaintheshower.com
* Maria in the Shower – She Rises (live in the studio!) – (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
* Aura, featuring Kepa Junkera – Ausencia – Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real,
Spain – http://auramusica.com/inicio.htm
* Big Rude Jake – The Jelly Song (Stompin’ Mix) – Quicksand (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.bigrudejake.ca/
* Little Miss Higgins – Liar, Liar – Junction City (2007) – Nokomis, Saskatchewan, Canada – http://www.littlemisshiggins.com/
* Pauliina Lerche – Delhi.Katrilli (Featuring Sarathi Chatterjee) – Katrilli (2002) – Finland – http://www.pauliinalerche.com/
* Dark, Dark, Dark – Flood – Minneapolis/New York/New Orleans, USA – http://www.darkdarkdark.com/
* Blackberry Wood – Cyrus the Great – live on Accordion Noir, May 2nd, 2008 – http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/88
* Bučan Bučan – Od Srca – Victoria, BC, Canada – With our friend Natasha on acc! – http://www.myspace.com/bucanbucan
* Bučan Bučan – 8 – Victoria, BC, Canada – With our friend Natasha on the phone!

This episode’s cover is… Jack Garton of Maria in the Shower’s busted old accordion. (Not the new shiny Blue One.)
http://mariaintheshower.com/DYLAN%20DAVIES%20No.1.html
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We got several emails from around the globe this week, wow, that makes us feel good.
Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters! accordion.noir@gmail.org

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 2020-01-08: Can we still return this 2020?

January 8, 2020
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Arman Fernandez – DISCORDED ACCORDION (1974)

OK, so it’s been an eventful first week of the new decade. Perhaps a little too eventful. Bruce is wondering if we can’t just press the air release valve and perhaps… take a do-over? If you’re not already a podcast subscriber on your Apple or Google device, you can listen to this week’s episode of our weekly radio program, informed by this anxious energy, as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. And here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-01-08, Can we still return this 2020?

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 2010-01-01: New Year’s Noir 2010

January 6, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 160 of the Accordion Noir radio show, celebrating the start of a new year going out live actually on New Year’s Day.  At its original online home it clocked some 9195 tracked listens, and you can continue incrementing the imaginary accumulator at its new online home at the Internet Archive, where you can listen to it as though it was 2010 again!  The cover art features the fabulous Accordion Babes Pin-Up Calendar — naturally we have sold out of the 2010 edition, but Bruce still has several copies of the 2020 edition in stock, so if you’re intrigued by that most curious piece of merchandise, please do look him up!  He’s a motivated seller.  Now, on with the old music!

AccNoir-2010-01-01, New Years Noir 2010!

I think we’re sold out of Accordion Babes Calendars, but we always have Accordion Noir shirts!
SqueezeboxCircle.org or email us: accordion.noir@gmail.com

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where they’re from – Contact info.
* Alexander Sevastian – A. Khachaturian. Toccata – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada – http://www.accordions.com/sevastian/
* Salane Schultz – Where We All Come From – West Coast Accordion Babes Pin-Up Calendar 2010 (2009) – San Francisco Bay Area-ish, California, USA – http://www.missalaneous.com/
* Jessica Lurie Ensemble – Grey Ocean – Shop Of Wild Dreams (2008) – BROOKLYN/seattle, New York United States – http://www.jessicalurie.com/ worked with Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet Awesome. (I messed up twice! First I don’t think there’s any accordion on this lovely track, then I apologized for it not having any saxophone!)
* Kitchen Cowboys – Days Like This – So Beautiful (1999) – Hamburg, Germany – http://www.kitchencowboys.de
* Johanna Juhola – Painajainen leikkikentällä (Nightmare on the Playground) – Miette (2006) – Finland – http://www.johannajuhola.net/
* Entire Cities – Coffee – Deep River (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.entirecities.ca/ (I think I got that order right?)
* Below The Salt – Splinter In The Sky – West Coast Accordion Babes Pin-Up Calendar 2010 (2009) – Bisbee, Port Townsend , Washington, USA – http://www.myspace.com/belowthesalt
* Laura Smith – Break – Sea Of Stars (2009) – North Vancouver/Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.sonicbids.com/laurasmith
* Zulya – Does It Matter – Tatarstan, Russia, Australia – http://www.zulya.com/
* Los Tucanes de Tijuana – Intro Mix Homero – Los Jefes del Corrido (0) – Mexico City – http://www.lostucanesdetijuana.com/
* KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – Snow Reader – Quiver (2009) – UK? USA, Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com
* The Captain & Me – Happy New Year – Leave Your Friends And Family (0) – Oslo, Norway – http://www.myspace.com/thecaptainandme http://www.thecaptainandme.com/
* Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys – Russian Lullaby – Come Into My Parlor (1998) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.janetklein.com/web/main.htm

This episode’s cover is… Did we use the 2010 West Coast Accordion Babes Pin-up Calendar cover yet? Well it’s new years so we might as well. Happy years! (old and new)

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We got several emails from around the globe this week, wow, that makes us feel good.
Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters! accordion.noir@gmail.org

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 2020-01-01: Countdown to, oh, we missed it

January 1, 2020
AccNoir 2020-01-01

To you, it’s a new year, a new decade perhaps even! But to us, it’s just another week, another new episode of accordion radio! Of course, every episode is already an occasion for celebration, so we’re doing all right here. If you’re not yet getting your updates automatically for your Apple or Google podcast-listening devices, you can find this week’s episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist!

AccNoir-2020-01-01, Countdown to, Oh, we missed it.

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 (this Thursday night!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Requesting Accordion Revolution at Your Library

December 31, 2019

I encourage you to Request Accordion Revolution at local and academic Libraries. Most Libraries appreciate requests and have easy request forms on their websites. Simply search online for “Request a book, your library name,” and fill it out.

Photo of books on bookshelf: Includes Accordion Revolution, and a dozen other books referenced in my bibliography. Including: See You At the Hall, Puro Conjunto, The Quest of the Folk, Musica Norteña, The Accordion in the Americas, Musicians Traditionnels du Québec

Suggesting books is a wonderful way to support authors and get books in the hands of more readers:

You’ll probably only need a few of the following:

Title: Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion From the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll

Author: Bruce Triggs

ISBN: 978-1-9990677-0-0

ISBN eBook: 978-1-9990677-1-7

Publication Date: June 2019

Publisher: Demian & Sons

Place of Publication: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Thank your librarian for me!