Star Trek Accordion: I and II
Watching old Star Trek with my daughters, because I must inculcate them with the fact that William Shatner is the only Captain. I can’t get away from it, there’s an accordion. I long ago learned, much to my disbelief, that Klingons play concertinas. Now there’s a much less impressive little cameo by a weird old flutina/toy hanging in the shop window where the ferrel kids in Episode 8, “Miri” hang out. They don’t play it or anything, but there you go.
Did anybody else notice that on that episode, they discover a planet that looks exactly like earth and then nobody mentions it again? It’s like, “This is an allegory!” that time forgot. Somewhere out there in Star Trek-land there’s a duplicate Earth waiting for resolution.
I suppose the Klingons know how to deal with a tough crowd when they need to. If you can track it down, the scene where they play the concertina in the star-ship bar is worth a few minutes.
Also, in the spirit of the space age and advance technology:
I signed up for twitter to recommend this article by Franz Nicolay about the life of a rockstar accordionist: http://t.co/wh4D0fpgVd
— Bruce Triggs (@AccordionBruce) November 9, 2013
“I’ve got to answer for my instrument every time I strap it on.” Franz Nicolay,
When you’re busking, you really only need a three-song, slam-dunk set, maximum, since your audience is recycling every ten minutes. Playing a restaurant is different only in the sense that instead of physically leaving they’re simply totally indifferent.