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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-11-10: “Noir Al” Yankovic (episode 2)

November 11, 2021
AccNoir 2021-11-10
Sketchy-Guy on Redbubble is selling this Weird Al-meets-Misfits pastiche on t-shirts. In time for the holidays!

Second of our three-episode (part 1, part 3) exploration into books and podcasts where all they do is talk about Weird Al.

Last week, Bruce got around to hosting a belated birthday celebration for the man who singlehandedly kept the accordion flame burning in the mainstream music industry through the 1980s and ’90s, the celebrated parodist known as “Weird Al” Yankovic. He conducted a number of interviews with authors of recent books examining his career and legacy, ultimately getting a chance to enjoy a chat with the weird one himself, and, well, he found that he had enough material for more than one episode. So here we are sharing further deep cuts from Al’s illustrious life! On this episode he digs deep with Al’s drummer, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, who has recently published the “Black & White & Weird All Over” photo-book of candid backstage snapshots from the band’s early years, and the hosts of the “Beer’d Al” and “2000” Weird Al” podcasts. If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy it as streaming audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-11-10, Bermuda Schwartz, Weird & Beer’d Al Yankovic (week 2 of 3)

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Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz – ‟Black & White & Weird All Over: the Lost Photographs of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, ’83-’86”

Lauren Carey – “Beer’d” Al Podcast

Dave & Ethan’s 2000” “Weird Al” Podcast

Last Week:
Accordion Noir 2021-11-03: “Weird Noir” Yankovic (episode 1) with Lily E. Hirsch
With “Weird Al” himself on how to choose the right accordion (on Craigslist)
Lily Hirsch, author of “Weird Al Seriously”

Next week:
More from “Weird Al” himself on playing accordions in concert (“Always have a backup accordion.”)
Nathen Rabin, creator of a shelf of “Weird Al” literature, including the new “Weird A-Coloring to Al” coloring book (and its colored-in edition)

* Bill Davis Trio – “Bring the Money In” (1954) – Co-op Radio Member Drive PRA –
* The Many Voices of Accordion Noir” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009)
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Alternative Polka” – Bad Hair Day (1996) – Lynnwood, California, USA – Medley of….
* Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz interview – ‟Black & White & Weird All Over, Photo Book,” ‟Accordion Case Drumming”  –
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Another One Rides The Bus” (1983)
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung” – “Weird Al” Yankovic (1983) (With the musical air-valve)
* Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz interview – ‟Weird Al Polka Style”
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Polkas On 45” – In 3-D (1984) – See also:
* Walter Ostanek – ‟Button Accordion Polka ” – I Like Frankie Yankovic (1969?) – Canada –
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟The Hamilton Polka” (2018)
* Lauren Carey, “Beer’d” Al Podcast Interview – ‟Beer’d Al podcast (Water Quality)” –
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟My Baby’s in Love with Eddie Vedder” – Running with Scissors (1999)
[Dave from Dave & Ethan’s 2000″ podcast helped us source the next two tracks –]
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – ‟Headline News” – Medium Rarities (Squeeze Box: Complete Works boxed set) (2017)
* Alfred Yankovic, Tom Walters, Jon Iverson, and Joel Miller – ‟Take Me Down” – Medium Rarities (November 24, 2017)
* The Creaking Planks – ‟Kiddie Closer” (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

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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