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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-12-26: Holy Boxing Day, Batman!

December 26, 2018


Just earlier today there Bruce was, sitting in my living room, gamely answering innocent guests’ questions about accordion history.  Then mere hours later, little did we realize he’d be airing Komar and Melamid’s renowned “Most Unwanted Song”.  We’ve broadcast it before but never, I believe, before 2 in the morning.  If this programming selection was caused by something that took place at the snack table in our living room, we have to take credit for it, because you can’t just go setting that one off haphazardly without a full understanding of the consequences.  It is, of course, a seasonal tune — whatever the season! — and the remainder of the episode consists of our typical whirlwind world tour through necessary crossroads of global noir accordion culture.  If you’re ready to send off the holidays in style, go avail yourself of the Internet Archive’s hosting of the episode as digital audio.  Playlist follows:

AccNoir-2018-12-26, Holy Boxing Day Batman

* The Coup – We’ve Got A Lot To Teach You, Cassius Green – Sorry To Bother You (2012) – Oakland, California, USA – Robbie Levin, acc. (and accordionist Gabby La La on sitar!)
* The Pogues – Young Ned Of The Hill – Peace and Love (1989) – Ireland, England –
* The Chieftains Feat. Ry Cooder – Canción Mixteca (Intro) – San Patricio (2010) – Ireland/México –
* Le Vent Du Nord – Adieu du village – Adieu du village (2018) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada –
* Komar & Melamid and Dave Soldier – The Most Unwanted Song (Christmas-time!) – The People’s Choice Music (1997) –
* The Tiger Lillies – Bankrobbers Blues – Low Life Lullabies (1998) – United Kingdom –
* Nate Trier – Record One Dronecore – Connecticut, USA – “I used dice and made some piano-and-accordion-and-audio-artifact drone core.”
* KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – Sumu – 8 Armed Monkey (2005) – USA, Finland – (Vlaanderen Blues?)
* Twin Limb – Long Shadow – (2015) – Louisville, Kentucky, USA – Lacey Guthrie, acc.
* Twilight Hotel – Shadow of a Man – Highway Prayer – Canada
* Screamin’Deal – The One Girl In The World – Neato Mosquito! (2018) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Kirill Maximov, acc.
* Joseph Petric – Klucevsek’s Web – Euphonia – Solo Works For Accordion (2005) – Canada/USA (not CanCon) –

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

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