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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-12-07 part I: late-night anniversary show

December 4, 2017
AccNoir 2007-12-07


Here it is, everyone, our second-greatest bad idea!  (Our greatest bad idea was starting a weekly accordion radio program in the first place.)  We spent months struggling to emerge from the radio ghetto of having our scheduled airtime going down well after midnight, but having eventually managed to escape the long shadows of the witching hour after some five months of sleepless nights, we found ourselves somehow missing it… so for our first anniversary, episode number 53, we returned to “the scene of the crime” and did a broadcast in our original time slot for old time’s sakes.  What can you get away with airing at 3 am that you can’t at 10 pm?  We aimed to find out.  A short-lived holiday tradition, we designated our annual return to late-night our opportunity to vent recordings that were simply too long, too challenging or avant-garde, too strange, too out-there, too abrasive, too listener-hostile or too out-and-out profane to air during regular hours.  (In the middle of the night, almost anything goes… though we recommend you think twice before throwing NWA’s “F* the Police” on repeat and heading home.)

You can listen to this strange document here (let’s be honest here, once you’re talking “weekly accordion radio”, there’s only so much further down the strangeness pole you can slide) — at its original online home it racked up some 3632 listens but ten years down the line what was avant-garde should be almost pedestrian, right?  We expect this recording to start popping any day now.

This show has some “bad words” in it! Mostly towards the end if you’re looking kids.

Anniversary Birth-day show for Accordion Noir, back (for one night only!) in our original late-night time-slot following the Art of Beatz, and joined by them (as Gunshae) in wacky-late night squeezings.

Thanks to our donors! If you donate, you’ll get prizes too! (See below, below.)

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

Jul-A — Trail Head — Squeeze Right EP (2007) — New York City, USA —
Motion Trio — It’s OK — Pictures From the Street (2004) — Poland —
KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen acc) — Optikus — 8 Armed Monkey (2005) — UK, USA, Finland —
Gunshae — We Want a Pillow Fight/Happy Birthday Bellows — (Rowan with Kumma and Eve from Art of Beatz) — live in the studio right now, 2007!
Calexico — Dub Latino — Feast of Wire (2003) — Tucson, Arizona, USA —
Captain Beefheart (!) — Harry Irene — Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)(1978) — USA —
Ellery Eskelin with Andrea Parkins and Jim Black — The Dance of Maya — Five Other Pieces (+2) (1999) — New York, USA —
Birdy Nam Nam — Abbesses — Birdy Nam Nam (2006) — France —
Wakal (Jorge Govea) — Accordion Lover — Mexico City —
Eugene Chadbourne — Family History (Ted Richman, Accordion) — The Intellectual And Emotional World Of The Cockroach (a major work in the Insect and Western series) (1999) —
Richard “Salty Dick” Docker. PH.D. — Crab Fish — Salty Dick’s Uncensored Sailor Songs (2004) —
Rowan — High School Cruiser (Geoff Berner, 1997) — Live squeezin’ here and now.
Jeremy Stewart — My White Shirt — Jeremy Stewart (2007) — Prince George, BC, Canada —
Jason Webley — Southern Cross — Counterpoint (2002) — Seattle, Washington, USA —
Kimmo Pohjonen — Utopia — Uumen (with Eric Champard, 2005) — Finland/France — — (Here as background somewhere…)
Rowan — Fuck the Pain Away (Peaches) — (Bruce on ball-point pen and Jason Webley’s Counterpoint CD).

What better way to close a show, and to finish our first year’s worth of Accordion strangeness? Thanks for ridin’ with us. See you next squeeze.

Then we played Veda Hille overnight! (If you were listening.)

Our image today is from: (Choose “France” for amusement’s sake.)

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 (this week!) Cheers & squeeze on!

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