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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-03-01: Trans-Kids Rock!

March 27, 2017

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We’ll be the first to admit that March hasn’t gun quite as smoothly as we’d hoped, but fortunately in the eyes of posterity any disruption that is not permanent is only temporary.  So here we have for you today a “new” episode of modern Accordion Noir Radio from earlier this month — March 1st, in fact!  We looked at the calendar and at the wide array of accordionic occasions upon us — Mardi Gras, our local Festival du Bois — and concluded that the time was ripe to air a fundraiser program to benefit trans youth: as an eternal constant, the time is always now! Bruce extended a matching-funds pledge, which is still in effect: up to $250 for listener-provided proof of donation to support Trans Lifeline or the Trans Assistance Program.  But even if you make no donation, you can still enjoy our heckin’ excellent LGBT+ playlist, which you can listen to a digital audio stream of over here, and for local mp3 downloads you can pick them up at the Internet Archive.  The list of songs played follows:

AccNoir-2017-03-01, Trans-Kids Rock

* The Klezmatics – Bulgars/The Kiss – Jews With Horns (1995) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://klezmatics.com/ (“Inspired by an ACT UP kiss-in in New York.)
* The Mahones – Stars (Oscar Wilde) [feat. Simon Townshend] – The Hunger & The Fight (2014) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.themahones.ca/ Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso, bass (RIP)
* Chumbawamba – We Don’t Want To Sing Along – Un (2004) – Uk –
* Baby Dee – My Heart’s Come Home – The Robin’s Tiny Throat: Love’s Small Song (2007) – Cleveland, Ohio, USA – http://www.babydee.org/
* Corpus Callosum – Dream of Sailor – Shadow Show (2014) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://corpuscallosum.bandcamp.com
* The Mekons – Robin Hood – So Good It Hurts (1988) – –
* Slim Bryant & his Wildcats – There’ll be Some Changes Made – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1945) – New York City, New York State, USA – (Albert “Al” Azzaro, acc.)
* Brave Combo – No, No, No, Cha Cha Cha – Brave Combo Sampler CD (0) – Texas, usa – http://www.brave.com/bo/
* Vagabondage – Second Heart – Songs From The Bottom of an Empty Glass (2010) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.vagabondageband.com/
* John Prine – Some Humans Ain’t Human – Fair & Square (2005) – –
* Len Wallace – Winds of Change – Winds of Change (1992) – Windsor, Ontario, Canada – http://worldaccordion.tripod.com/
* The Gertrudes – Advancement Of The Human Age – Hard Water (2009) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – Owen Fernley – squeezebox
http://www.myspace.com/theothergertrudes http://zine.applecrisp.ca/the-gertrudes/

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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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