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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-02-12: Nolympics

February 18, 2020
AccNoir 2010-02-12


From ten years ago, here’s episode 166 of Accordion Noir radio, in which we really look rather dimly at the Winter Olympics mania sweeping our home base of Vancouver, Canada at that time.  At its original online home it nonetheless garnered some 10361 listens, and for a little anti-Olympic nostalgia, you can revisit it today at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-02-12, Sunshine-Olympics rant episode. (Sometimes accordions have to take a stand).

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Contact info if we’ve got it.

* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show!
* BU☆LI – 霧と煙 (Fog and Smoke) – Chitty Chitty (2005) – Sapporo City, Japan –
* La Strada – Sun Song – La Strada (2009) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) –
* Dsd (Derrick Stacey Denholm) – Sunlit Clearing – Norsk Drag (2006) – Prince George, BC, Canada – good luck finding his stuff, we don’t even have it.
* Gordon Fleming – Sunnyside Beach – According To Gordie (2004) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada –
* They Might Be Giants – The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas – (0) – Brooklyn, New York, USA –
* Jack Velker – Bad Weather – Mojo Zydeco – Live (2006) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Amede Ardoin & Denus McGhee – Sunset – “Cajun: Rare & Authentic: 1929 – 1934” (this track, 1934) –
* Orchestre Tropicana à la Bananeraie – Mano RCI Ka Sonjé – Haiti –
* Kenosha Kid – Weather Conditions – 10/4/07 “Steamboat Bill Jr.” Cine – Athens, GA (2007) – Athens, Georgia, USA –
* The Captain & Me – See the Sun (radio edit) – Leave Your Friends And Family (2009) – Oslo, Norway –
* Paul Reddick – Climbing Up The Hill – Sugarbird (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – w. Garth Hudson, acc.
* Speedy West – Sunset – Steel Guitar (1960) – with Billy Leibert on piano accordion
* UpSouth Twisters – Where’s My Money? – The UpSouth Twisters (2008) – Palisades, New York, USA –
* Bruce Triggs – Harriet’s Accordion PRA
* Geoff Berner And Associates – That’s What Keeps The Rent Down, Baby – Live In Oslo (2004) – Canada –

This episode’s cover is… Fraea Morgana, the Gumshoe Banshee, one of several accordionists who showed their discontent with the six billion dollars spent on the olympics, while arts, social services and school sports (!) programs get cut. British Columbia – the Canadian province with the highest childhood poverty rate in Canada – could have done better, so accordionists had to speak out.

We got to meet another accordionist (who’d never heard of us) at the women’s march remembering hundreds of mostly impoverished, Native, or sex-trade workers who were murdered in BC. Their cases have been ignored by law-enforcement for years; hundreds of women’s families still wait to find out what happened to them.

More Olympics and BC poverty info (it’s strange to see some of these issues upstaged in the media by speed-skating or whatever):
Poverty Olympics (Bruce walked on stilts and got on Russian TV):
Red Tents homeless visibility project:


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