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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-10-25: Wrapping Rocktober

October 26, 2017

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What is the squeezin’-est holiday?  Well, OK, Mardi Gras has a good claim to that title.  But then?  Well, OK… St. Patrick’s Day.  But after that?  What?  Cinco de Mayo?  Mumble grumble.. anyway, somewhere below these holidays but above Groundhog Day and St. Nicholas’ Eve you find one of our favorite times of year, Hallowe’en, when we get to really highlight the noir side of the accordion with all kinds of spooky squeezings.  (For some reason, people don’t always appreciate it when we give Christmas the same treatment.  Go figure!)

In any case, last night’s episode of our radio program was all spooky squeezebox cuts selected in honour of the holiday, and you can listen to it right now, and every day through Hallowe’en, and indeed well into November (and in fact into perpetuity) over at the Internet Archive.  And so you know just what you’re getting into, here’s the playlist of last night’s program:

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* Ouroboros – The Gypsy – Kitchuses (2017) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.YourOuroboros.com Aaron Collins, acc.
* Katheryn Petersen – Accordion Noir Theme Song – (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – All parts were played by her on accordion, toy piano and squeeky chair and all the effects were done live with my pedals and not by robots.
* The Dreadnoughts – Amiens Polka – Foreign Skies (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.thedreadnoughts.com
* Basil Rathbone – Monster at Large – Sherlock Holmes: Pearl of Death (1942)
* Bellowhead – Spectre Review – Matachin (2008) – England – http://www.bellowhead.com/
* David P Smith – ill wind – Hurtin’ Dance Party (2002) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/davidpsmith
* Lost Bayou Ramblers – Freetown Crawl / Fightin’ville Brawl – KALENDA (2017) – Louisiana, USA – Visit http://lostbayouramblers.bandcamp.com
* Miles And Karina – Witch Conjure – Achmelodies (0) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.MilesAndKarina.com
* The Groanbox Boys – The Spiders And The Stones – Fences Come Down (2007) – London, England – http://www.groanboxboys.com/ (with Michael Ward-Bergeman)
* KV Express – Little Monster – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa.
* Guy Klucevsek – Phantom Polka – Manhattan Cascade (1992) – Staten Island, New York State, USA – http://www.guyklucevsek.com/
* Will Holshouser Trio – Dance of the Dead – Palace Ghosts and Drunken Hymns (2009) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.willholshouser.com
* Ando & the Jolly Barrels – Chronological Dissection of a Nervous Breakdown (swearing) – Who Cares? (2009) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – http://www.myspace.com/andoandthejollybarrels
* Scarring Party – No More Room (in Hell) – (0) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – http://www.scarringparty.com/
* Rebel Lovers – Wolves Are Cool – 2015 Accordion Babes Album (2014) – – accordionpinupcalendar.com https://rebelloversband.wordpress.com Reneé de la Prade, acc.
* Davina & The Vagabonds – Death – Live @ The Times (0) – Minnesota, USA – DavinaAndtheVagabonds.com

 

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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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-10-26: Polka Blast Vol. 3: The final beat!

October 24, 2017

6b11f26b9c7e0e5e63ce24edccd589b4It’s the post I know you’ve all been waiting for — Accordion Noir radio episode number 47, the thrilling third and final part to our triple-episode Polka celebration for the CFRO Fall Member Drive ten years ago!  It seems that actually many of you weren’t waiting at all, impatiently enjoying it at its original online home some 13538 times since first airing, and now the rest of you can also get an earful of the 1800s dance crazy that refused to die over at the Internet Archive.  If it helps to seal the deal, here — you can skim its contents first using the playlist below:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: October 26, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Polka Drag-out technical knock-out. Week three of three!
This is where we beg for money for (really) public radio. If you donate, we’ll give you prizes! (See below, below.)

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

Pistolera — Siempre Hay Algo — Pistolera (2005) — Brooklyn, NY, USA — http://www.pistolera.net/
Stanley Wosloski and the Polka Boys — Gay Drifter Polka / Fiesta Polka — Polka Time (I have no more info on this record.)
Those Darned Accordions — The Ballad of Lawrence Welk — Squeeze This! (1994) — San Francisco, Ca, USA — http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/
Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren — Tavern in the Town, Just Because, Chihuahua Polka — World’s Greatest Polkas (1986)
Lenny Bruce — Lawrence Welk bit from “The Sound” (I swiped this recording from the greatest comedy radio show ever, “Corn Between Your Teeth” with Seth, on WPFW in Washington DC in 1989. I miss that show dearly.)
Danielle Martineau — Bernie’s Polka — Les secrets du vent (2004) — http://www.qim.com/albums/description.asp?albumid=2679
Ed Cox — Triumphant March of Piaf — (This guy’s a weird circus-clown) — http://www.myspace.com/edcoxlife4land
Tom Waits — Cemetary Polka (Accordion is mentioned, but is it played?) — Rain
Dogs (1985) — http://www.tomwaits.com/
Count Smokula — Transylbearian Woods — http://www.countsmokula.com/
Frankie Yankovic — Rolling Rock Polka / Ely Polka — Polka!
“Weird Al” Yankovic — Alternative Polka — Bad Hair Day (1995) — http://www.weirdal.com/
Polka Dogs — 30 Reasons — The Entertainers (1991) — http://www.johnmillard.ca/resume.html
Guy Klucevsek — Phantom Polka — Manhattan Cascade (1992) — http://www.guyklucevsek.com/
Terry Palasz — Silk Umbrella Polka — The Polish Diva’s Polka Party (2006) — http://polishdiva.tripod.com/
Asakusa Jinta — Sky Zero (weird cd-promo-medley) — Japan — http://www.asakusajinta.com
John J. Kimmel — American Polka (1908) — http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/index.php
Rowan Lipkovits (the Ramones) — I Wanna Be Sedated — (oh yeah)

You know better than us; were these polkas?

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!

AccNoir-2017-10-18, NoAccordion Interview & Album Launch!

October 19, 2017
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Last night’s episode of Accordion Noir featured an extended interview and music with NoAccordion (Onah Indigo).

From Oakland, California, the ironically titled NoAccordion has self-produced numerous recordings and talks about her life, the music industry as a woman accordionist electronica artist, and how accordions are too freakin’ heavy. Good stuff.NoAccordion promo for her album release, version of her Gurukula record cover

NoAccordion is having an album release party tonight! Thurs, Oct 19th, in San Francisco, you should go. It’s for her new record Gurukula, available on Bandcamp. You should get it.

To listen, the episode it is available on the Internet Archive here:

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Here is last night’s episode playlist:
* Miss Natasha Enquist – Unbroken GIrl (White Rose Remix) – (2017) – Victoria, BC, Canada / Berlin – http://www.natashaenquist.com/
* Noaccordion – Toaee – Gurukula (2017) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.noaccordion.com/
* Noaccordion – Interview “Gurukula”
* Noaccordion – Goalie – Gurukula (2017) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.noaccordion.com/
* Noaccordion – Interview “NoAccordion”
* noaccordion – Bella – almostallaccordion (2013) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.noaccordion.com
* Noaccordion – Interview “Production”
* noaccordion – Woolen Hat – almostallaccordion (2013) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.noaccordion.com
* Noaccordion – Interview “Accordion”
* noaccordion – Like A Feather – almostallaccordion (2013) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.noaccordion.com
* Noaccordion – Interview “What’s Keeping the Accordion?”
* noaccordion – Tamburello – almostallaccordion (2013) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.noaccordion.com
* Noaccordion – Interview “LP Release”
* Noaccordion – Malibu – Gurukula (2017) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.noaccordion.com/
* Barbara Adler – Moon – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/

* Tower of Dudes – We’re Alright – The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation (2017) – British Columbia, Canada – https://tccostello.bandcamp.com/album/the-2017-swamp-rabbit-squeezebox-festival-compilation

NoAccordion’s “Bella” from her AlmostAllAccordion record, with her as a zombie nurse for extra Octoberiness.

More from NoAccordion:

http://www.noaccordion.com/
https://noaccordion.bandcamp.com

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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-10-19: Polka Blast vol. 2, Latin Tendency

October 16, 2017

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Good morning, folks!  It’s time for another selection from the Accordion Noir Classic vaults — in this case, the hotly-awaited second installment of our October 2007 3-part alt-polka spree!  This episode, number 46, originally aired on October 19, 2007, as part of the CFRO Fall Member Drive.  At its original online home it racked up some 9821 listens over the past decade, and we hope that you will continue enjoying it at its new online home at the Internet Archive, where you can download an MP3 of the episode for your personal collection.  I would say that this episode, as the name suggests, follows a pattern of musics from Latin America, but really what I see looking below at the playlist is our standard practice in full effect: songs from all over the map, both musically and geographically.  Were you expecting anything less?

Polka Drag-out technical knock-out. Week two of three!
This is where we beg for money for (really) public radio. If you donate, we’ll give you prizes! (See below, below.) [Ed. – I don’t see it.  In any case, chances that the prizes remain ten years down the line are slim.]

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

Jessica Fichot — Los Pesces en el Rio — Le Chemin (2007) — Los Angeles, California, USA/Paris, France/Chinese — http://www.jessicasongs.com
Eve Ybarra y su Conjunto — Romance Inolvidable (Unforgettable Romance) — El Perico Loco (1996) — San Antonio, Texas — http://www.Rounder.com
Steve Jordan — Polkaplex — Polkas, Huapangos y Redovas (2006) — Texas — http://www.haciendarecords.com
Desert Horizon (Tohono O’odham Waila) — Flowers on the Wall — Sunset to Sunrise (2001) — http://www.canyonrecords.com/
Veggie Tales — Veggie Tales Theme Song — Veggie Tunes (1998) — http://www.veggietales.com/
They Might Be Giants — Fake Believe (type B) — Here Come The ABCs (2004) — Brooklyn, NY, USA — http://www.tmbg.com/
Sabbath Hela Veckan — A Glezele Vayn — Klez (1994) — Stockholm, Sweden — (I don’t read Swedish, but:) http://www.sabbathhelaveckan.se/ or http://www.sami.se/art/pbothen/index.html
Daniel Kahn + the Painted Bird — Die Ballade von der “Judenhure” Marie Sanders — The Broken Tongue (2006) — http://www.danielkahn.com
Lizardking (Gustaf Grefberg) — Witch Hunter
“Weird Al” Yankovic — Polka Party! — Polka Party! (1986) — Suburban, USA — http://www.weirdal.com/
Duckmandu — Polka Spracht Zarathustra — Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) — San Francisco, California, USA — http://www.duckmandu.com/
The Bad Things — End of the World Polka — The Bad Things (2004) — Seattle, Washington, USA — http://www.thebadthings.com/
Karl and the Country Dutchmen — Minnesota Polka — Deep Polka: Dance Music from the Midwest (1998) (There’s a sequel I wanna get: “Deeper Polka”) — http://www.folkways.si.edu
Brave Combo — The Simpsons polka — Let’s Kiss (25th anniversary album) (2004) — Denton, Texas, USA –www.brave.com/bo
Pistolera — No Suspires — Siempre Hay Salida (2006) — Brooklyn, NY, USA — http://www.pistolera.net
Bill Mankiss — Wooden Heart — Bill Mankiss Accordion Swing (year?) — (I believe he’s Canadian, but really know almost nothing about him yet.)
Quetschenpaua — Mikrocosmos — New Yok – Drum and Quetsch (2002) — Berlin, Germany — (I’d like to learn more about this.) http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetschenpaua
Rowan Lipkovits (the Ramones) — Judy Is A Punk — (oh yeah)

You know better than us; were these polkas?

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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-10-11: The next 10 years of festivities

October 12, 2017

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At the end of September we showcased a highlights reel of performers from our first ten years of our Accordion Noir Festival, and following a little breather with Bellow Wing Bruce thought we’d continue extrapolating that trajectory and envision performers we hope and aspire to host over the course of the next ten years of the Accordion Noir Festival.  (And because we’ve got momentum on our side, instead of having 10 songs, one per year, this is a double-length playlist that aired over two hours, featuring 24 astounding acts!)

You can hear last night’s episode for a limited time as a digital audio stream (first half only) or permanently, via our recommended delivery mechanism of downloadable MP3s from the Internet Archive.  And to help you dream on along with us, here’s the episode’s playlist:

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* Jason Webley & Andru Bemis – Bjorn From Canada – How Big Is Tacoma / Cereal At Night (2006) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
* Motion Trio – Helicopter – Play-Station (2005) – Poland – http://www.motion-trio.art.pl/a2Home.html
* Vishtèn – Ben C Ben – Vishtèn Live (2009) – Acadia; Prince Edward Island; Quebec, Canada – http://www.vishten.net
* Maria Dunn – Assunta’s Song – Piece By Piece (2012) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.mariadunn.com/
* Sagapool – Naïs – Épisode Trois (2008) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.sagapool.com/www.sagapool.com
* Canailles – Bécik – Manger du bois (2012) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – http://canailles.bandcamp.com/
* Pistolera – Nuevos Ojos – En Este Camino (2008) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.pistolera.net/
* Maria Kalaniemi – Farmorspolskan – Maria Kalaniemi (1992) – Finland – http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/
* Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores – The Night it Rained Glass on Union Street – The Quiet Room (2005) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://www.aleckredfearn.com/information.html
* Sinister Luck Ensemble – Spit In The Well – Anniversary (2002) – Chicago, USA – http://www.sinisterluck.com/
* Anne Niepold – Monotomne – Terrain Vague (2011) – Belgium – http://www.anneniepold.be/
* KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – Purga – Quiver (2009) – USA, Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com
* Attwenger – Wüst – Dog (2005) – Linz, Austria – http://www.attwenger.at/
* Baby Dee – Hymn To Anne – The Robin’s Tiny Throat: Little Window (2001) – Cleveland, Ohio, USA – http://www.babydee.org/
* Bachtopus – Contrapunctus 1 from The Art of Fugue – Alive! (2015) – – Visit http://bachtopus.bandcamp.com
* Johanna Juhola – Pajamäki – Miette (2006) – Helsinki, Finland – http://www.johannajuhola.net/
* Sudanda – Azman 1 (Moment 1, Love Song) – Tomorrow’s Dream (2014) – Sudan, Africa / Canada – http://www.Sudanda.ca
* KV Express – 1302 – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa.
* Will Holshouser Trio – Reed Song – Reed Song (2001) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.willholshouser.com
* Frode Haltli – Lyrisk Vals – Passing Images (2007) – Norway – http://www.haltli.com/
* Stolen Babies – Gathering Fingers – There Be Squabbles Ahead (2006) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.StolenBabiesTheBand.com
* BU☆LI – Pa-Pa-Pa – Shining☆Buli (2001) – Sapporo City, Japan – http://www.myspace.com/buli1993 http://www.sister.co.jp/english/catalog_e_benten.html
* Eva Ybarra Y Su Conjunto – Romance Inolvidable (Bolero-Tango) – Romance Inolvidable – San Antonio, Texas – http://americansabor.org/musicians/eva-ybarra
* Ellery Eskelin w/Andrea Parkins & Jim Black – Song For Che – Five Other Pieces (+2) (0) – USA – http://home.earthlink.net/~eskelin/index.html

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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-10-12: Polkapolypse week 1 of 3

October 10, 2017

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Hola!  Today on Accordion Noir Classic Theatre it’s our 45th episode, from way back on October 10th of 2007.  We were doing some kind of Fall Member Drive special theme over at Co-Op Radio and so this was the first of three episodes we dubbed as part of our “Polkapocalypse” set.  I believe this was our compromise after the threat of playing polka records on-air, which could be pulled from the turntable and smashed in the name of financial sponsors, was kiboshed.  Instead we tried to play songs that technically fit in the polka idiom (and its various regional descendants) but escaped the genre’s staid curse.

These episodes seem to have proven popular over the years, this one racking up some 15345 logged listens at its original online host, and going forward you can enjoy it over at the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist to help you keep tabs on what you’re hearing:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: October 12, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 PM

Remember to donate to us this month at:
http://www.coopradio.org/

Polka Drag-out technical knock-out. Week one of three!

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

Pistolera — Mentirosos — Pistolera (2005) — Brooklyn, NY, USA — http://www.pistolera.net
Brave Combo — At The Polkafest — Polka’s Revenge (2007) — Denton, Texas, USA — http://www.brave.com/bo
Polkacide — Grey Horse (Siwy Kon) — Hardcore 2/4 (1999) — San Francisco, CA, USA — http://www.polkacide.com/
Chango Spasiuk — Ivanco (Little John in Ucranian) — The Charm of Chamamé (2003 compilation) — Argentina — http://www.changospasiuk.com.ar/index1.html
Polka Freak Out (Bubba Hernandez + Alex Meixner) — A Heart’s Grand Opening — Polka Freak Out (2007) — Texas, USA — http://www.polkafreakout.com
Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People — Alberta Wedding Song — the Friendly Rich show (2006) — Ontario, Canada — http://www.FriendlyRich.com
Minnesota All-Stars — Bill Czerniak, Getting Loose/Mel Brenden with the Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble, Calle Schewen Waltz (NOT A POLKA!)/Larry Malmberg, Under the Double Eagle/”Wee Willie” Makovsky, Emil’s Polka — Rounders Records (2005) — http://www.rounder.com
Rowan Lipkovits (the Decemberists) — Mariner’s Revenge song
Guy Klucevsek (doing some pretty out-there polka style) — Polka 1 — Manhattan Cascade (1992) — New York City, USA — http://www.guyklucevsek.com/
Thomas Fersen — Croque — Putumayo – French Playground (2005) — France — http://www.putumayo.com/en/putumayo_kids.htm
Weird Al Yankovic — Bohemian Polka — Alapalooza (1993) — USA — http://www.weirdal.com/
Schmenge Brothers — Salute to New Wave Music (Our most requested performance. Kindof a crappy crackly recording, sorry.)
Ksenija Sidorova — Polka-bird, Childrens’ Suite N2 on A. Tolstoy’s story “The Golden Key” — Ad libitum… — (From Latvia and the UK, not Poland, my mistake) — Ksenija is the young woman who’s accordion got stolen last year. You can’t hardly hear her under us talking, but there you go.
Rowan Lipkovits (the Ramones) — Beat on the Brat

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You know better than us; were all these polkas?

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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-10: Polkapocalypse PRA

October 10, 2017

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Toward the end of October 2007 we upped the ante of alt-accordion and aired three episodes, numbers 45-47, of alt-polka as part of that year’s Fall Member Drive at our radio station.  This little PSA / PRA recording (radio jargon — public service announcement / pre-recorded announcement) enjoyed a staggering 14218 times at its original host, now available over here, just sets the stage for what follows.

This is a very short podcast!

We’ve already been asked once not to break records on the air. We’re all about juvenilia here, but maybe we give in too easily to the mainstream fear of schmaltz?

Let us know what you think.

Oh! That’s the Stairway to Motzart Polka, by the Serfs. Awesome dudes: http://localmotives.org/?date=2004-11-26

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!