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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-09-28: Rumors and Broken Mixers

September 27, 2017
AccNoir 2007-09-28

Greetings to the long-memoried squeezebox nation!  Today we’re sharing Accordion Noir Radio episode number 43 from way back on September 28th of 2007, ten bellows-pumping years ago, an episode mostly distinguished by the fact that our standard workflow was disrupted by equipment malfunction and we had to think quick on our feet!  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 3909 times over 10 years and we hope that you folks out there in the Long Tail continue enjoying it at its new online residence at the Internet Archive.  And to enhance your listening enjoyment… here, have its playlist!

Rowan and Bruce spread rumors and play only CDs we got this week, because the mixer hook-up for the lap-top with its 3500 song library is broken! That’s why we need your donations! [Ed. note: ixnay on the egging-bay!  Keep your fundraising pitches positive!] Glad we got a lot of new stuff to play. Rowan got a free ticket to They Might Be Giants and took punctilious notes.

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

King Creosote — Leslie — Bombshell, — Scotland — 2007
Accordion Tribe — Tuudittele — Lunghorn Twist, — Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, USA, Austria — 2006 (They need some North American distribution, for their movie too, and a tour, that’d be wonderful.)
Al Gromer Khan — Lexus — Lexus, — Germany — 2001
Ursula — Sea Witch — self-titled, — Canada — 2007
Zulya — Insomnia (Yoqosizliq) — Elusive, — Tatarstan, Russia, Australia — 2002 (Thanks to Mark from the Gospel Train for this!)
Rowan Lipkovits (They Might Be Giants) — Particle Man — Canada/USA
Archipelago (Will Schimmel, acc; Martin Kuuskmann, basoon) — Stairway to Honey / A Taste of Heaven — Archipelago, — USA — 2001
Gabrielle — Tren de la Medianoche/Rambler — Detrás del Sol, — Argentina — 1997 (With Bill Frisell on Guitar, he’s a nice guy, and Rob Burger on accordion, he’s online: )
Astor Piazzolla & Quinteto Tango Nuevo — Contraataque — Live in Colonia, 1984 — (can you tell who we got a shipment from this week?) — 2003
David Lange — Dark Eyes — Almost Home, (He plays with Pearl Django too) — Seattle, USA — 2007
Chris Robley — The Love I Fake — The Drunken Dance of Modern Man in Love, — Portland, Oregon, USA — 2007 (with
Rowan Lipkovits — We Shall Overcome


By the way, Petosa Accordions denies rumours of their demise. (Our panicked rumor-mongering comments here not-withstanding). The other-instruments and sound-production part of their shop seems to be closing so they can specialize on the growing accordion renaissance.)

“A rumour that has recently been circulating that Petosa Accordions, based in Seattle, Washington, is closing down, but this is most certainly not the case. However, Petosa Music, the musical accessories side of the business is closing. Henceforward, Petosa will concentrate on acoustic accordions.

“Petosa Accordions was founded in 1922 by Carl Petosa. Son Joe Petosa inherited the family business, which is now run by Joe Petosa Junior.”

They have some really cool small free-bass accordions online now. Wish we had such a shop in Vancouver.


Another [by now, well-] belated plug for Toronto Accordion Circle!
This Sunday Sept. 30, 3-5 pm (starting as I post this), Tinto Coffee House. Tell us how it goes!

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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