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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-09-21: Bike-Squeeze

September 18, 2017
AccNoir 2007-09-21


From 10 years ago, it’s episode number 42 of classic Accordion Noir Radio.  (Could we find a picture of a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy character playing an accordion?  No, no we could not.  Anyhow, this is the — accordion-less (Bruce!) — picture we used the first time around anyhow.)  At its original online home the episode accumulated some 3101 listens, and in keeping with our perennial aspirations we are hoping that it racks up quite a bit more over at its new forever home, where you can listen to it.

I, your humble social media coordinator, was absent for most of the episode — away at the WISE Hall playing one of the Creaking Planks’ strangest gigs: opening for a screening of pornographic bicycle movies (?!) … but managed to extricate myself from that mechanical complication in time to join the program then-in-progress.

Accordion Noir: Playlist: September 21, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 PM for web-streaming worldwide.

Rowan late getting back from the bike-porn movies!

Artist — Song — Album (label, contact if known) — Origin — Date

Tiger Lillies — Pall Bearers — Circus Songs, — (They just got out a book of their lyrics. 21 albums, 1994-2007. A lot of words; where have you been all my life?) — UK — 2000
Bowerbirds — La Denigración — Danger at Sea EP, — Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Juan-José Mosalini, Leonardo Sanchez avec L’Ensemble Orchestre de Basse-Normandie — Milongon Festivo — Conciertos para Bandoneon y Guitarra, Label Bleu, — Argentina/France — 1998
Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren! — It’s a Small World — World’s Greatest Polkas! — (Thrift-store grab: Apparently Mr. Welk only appears on one duet track on this album, not this one.) — 1986
KTU (Pohjonen, Gunn, Mastelotto) — Absinth — Live from SXSW Showcase (where they met, jammed together and returned the next year as a band. Check out the swell radio interview at: And Kimmo’s site is always interesting as we angle for him to come to Vancouver! He’s collaborating with the Kronos Quartet now:
Ksenija Sidorova — Sonata d- moll (Skarlotti)/Romance — Ad Libitum…, Had her accordion stolen: Now she got a new one, and sent us music! This may be her new accordion: — London, UK/Latvia — 2005
Beirut — Scenic World — Gulag Orkestar, — Brooklyn, NY, USA — 2006
New Pornographers — Spirit of Giving — Challengers, — Canada — 2007
They Might Be Giants — It’s Not My Birthday/Balled of T. — Miscellaneous T/TMBG Unlimited,
Rowan — Dirty Movie (by Steve Stajich)
Wailin’ Jenny’s — Begin — Firecracker, — Canada — 2006


And now a plug for Toronto Accordion Circle!
This Sunday Sept. 30, 3-5 pm, Tinto Coffee House. Tell us how it goes! [2017: don’t bother, even with the benefit of the WayBackMachine it doesn’t yield much.]

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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