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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-09-26: #ListenToWomen

September 27, 2018

This Machine Fights SexismRemember when Bruce programmed over a month of episodes containing exclusively recordings by women accordion acts in honour of International Women’s Day?  As a gesture of solidarity with current events unfolding down in the lower 48 (and, sadly more lowkey, every day under the patriarchy everywhere on the planet), he’s busted out another one, demonstrating that the best way for men to be feminists is to make room for women.  You can enjoy listening to last night’s hour-long episode of Accordion Noir Radio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist!

“This Machine Fights Sexism”
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US Listeners! Bandcamp.com is doing a fundraiser where all proceeds from music sales this Friday go to the Voting Rights Project. If the forces of evil didn’t care if you voted, they wouldn’t try so damn hard to make it hard to vote.
This Friday, Stand with Bandcamp to Protect Voting Rights for All

So go buy records by accordion acts like:
Visit http://angelcorpuschristi.bandcamp.com
Visit http://sapoooo.bandcamp.com
http://balun.bandcamp.com
http://canailles.bandcamp.com/
Visit http://bachtopus.bandcamp.com
http://youssraelhawary.bandcamp.com

And tonight’s playlist of Women Accordionists we encourage people to listen to:

* Miss Natasha Enquist – Unbroken GIrl (White Rose Remix) – (2017) – Victoria, BC, Canada / Berlin – http://www.natashaenquist.com/
* Maria Dunn – The Elder Sister – The Peddler (2008) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.mariadunn.com “No younger siblings were harmed in the writing of this take on…”Two Sisters””
* KV Express – Zafon – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckelharpa.
* Canailles – Breakers – Ronds-Points (2014) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://canailles.bandcamp.com
* Eva Ybarra Y Su Conjunto – Romance Inolvidable (Bolero-Tango) – Romance Inolvidable – San Antonio, Texas, USA – https://www.facebook.com/thequeenoftheaccordion/
* Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Another Day – Hearts and Daggers (2008) – Portland, Oregon / Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/
* Maria Kalaniemi & Sven Ahlbäck – Sörglåten (Lamentation) – Airbow = Luftstråk = Ilmajousi (2000) – Finland, Sweden – http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/
* Eliza Carthy – The Unfortunate Lass – Rough Music (2005) – Yorkshire, England, UK – http://www.eliza-carthy.com/
* Bette Et Wallet – La Parvenue – Voici… Bette & Wallet (2008) – Quebec / Nova Scotia Canada – https://www.facebook.com/bette.wallet/
* Gloria Deluxe – The Deeper The Secret – Devotionals (Songs For Shunkin) (2001) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – Cynthia Hopkins, acc. http://www.gloriadeluxe.com/
* The Gay – Cindy Lou – You Know The Rules (2003) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.mintrecs.com/index.php?component=releases&action=release_details&id=52&artist=the_gay Maija Martin, acc.
* Babsley – Shit-Rap – Yeldyrina Sloboda (2001) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/
* BU☆LI – マイ・ライフ My Life – Shining☆Buli (2001) – Sapporo City, Japan – http://www.myspace.com/buli1993 http://www.sister.co.jp/english/catalog_e_benten.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 2008-09-19: Free-Wheezin’

September 25, 2018

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Yesterday some wag on Twitter was contemplating what you would call an all-polka Bob Dylan cover band and I think that we accidentally nailed that one with the title of this classic Accordion Noir episode from a decade ago.  Episode number 93, at its original online home it was enjoyed some 2794 times and we are glad that future generations (and heck, present ones!) will continue being able to enjoy it via the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist to tempt you into listening to it one more time:

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
Suzie Vinnick – Looking For A Kiss – Happy Here (2008) – Saskatoon / Toronto, Canada – http://www.suzievinnick.com/
Library Voices – Step off the Map & Float – Hunting Ghosts (& Other Collected Shorts) (2008) – Regina, SK, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/thelibraryvoices
Mandibles – The Never Ending Fall – Mandibles (2008) – Guelph, Canada – Janine McGowan, acc. http://www.myspace.com/mandiblesband
Orpheum Bell – Something From Above – Pretty As You (2007) – Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – http://www.orpheumbell.com
Pesado – Defendiendo el honor – Defendiendo El Honor (2008) – Monterrey, Nuevo León, México – pesado.com.mx
Eamon McGrath – Pax Romana – Wild Dogs (2008) – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/eamonmcgrath
Jim Christy – Rememberence Day – God’s Little Angel (2008) – Canada/New Zealand – http://www.trillion.co.nz http://www.scratchrecords.com (canada)
Ζωή Τηγανούρια – Corsica – Tanguera (2006) – Athens, Greece – http://www.karozas.gr/artists/tiganouria_tanguera_uk.html
Storsveit Nix Noltes – Odessa Bulgarish – Orkideur Hawai (2006) – Iceland – http://www.myspace.com/storsveitnixnoltes
Fiamma Fumana – Immagina – Onda (2006) – Italy – http://www.fiamma.org/onda.cfm
Accordion Noir Festival PRA – October 2-3, 2008

This episode’s cover is … Jim Christy’s God’s Little Angel record.

Another quicker podcast attempt. Quantity and timeliness probably trump perfectionism. Hope you enjoy.

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!

Hand-Making a Russian Diatonic Accordion

September 21, 2018
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My Fifth Garmon (diatonic accordion)

Just saw these vids of someone making accordion reeds and reed-plates from start to finish in what looks like a home workshop. Interesting to see the long Russian style reed-plates that need no waxing. I guess if you break one of the reeds, or the big plates, this is how you’d make your own replacement.

Accordion reed making by hand (bass reed plate)

 

Every step is so labour intensive and yet matter-of-fact. That’s how you do it. For every tiny piece. Unbelievable. When they put the snips in the vice to cut the reeds out that just did me in. The vice and Dremel work, and the skill-saw to cut the reed-plate vents are tiny bits of awesome.
Accordion reed-making and installation on reed plate

Oh my gosh, he’s got videos of making all the other parts of an accordion too! From bellows to buttons. I must watch them all.
I got the tip about these vids from the always interesting UK Accordionists Forum.

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-09-19: Festival Recovery

September 20, 2018

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Phew!  At long last, with our festival safely behind us, here’s an episode of our weekly broadcast that has nothing to do with … what?!  How’d the amazing Wendy McNeill sneak in there?!  Does our mania to air her delightfully pointed tunes spike in ten year cycles or is she secretly hiding in every episode?  Well.  There’s a lot of other splendid music in here also, as usual spanning an incredible scope of genres shared by the humble squeezebox, and if you missed it we recommend you go check out the episode as digital audio from the Internet Archive.  (And if you didn’t miss it, we recommend you go get a refresher!)  To help point the way, here’s the list of the songs from last night’s program:

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Had some technical difficulties tonight. Sound was only going through one channel for a while until I hopefully fixed it. Sigh. Hope the rest was ok.

* Greg Pagel – Introduction – Plastic Machine Music (2005) – Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA – http://www.GregPagel.com
* Isabel Douglass and Tango No. 9 – Sultango – Accordion Babes 2009 Pin-up Calendar CD (2008) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.myspace.com/IsabelDouglass isabel@tonechamber.org
* Iain Thomson And Marc Duff – Glendale Martyrs – No Borders (2018) – UK / Sweden – http://www.IainThomsonBand.co.uk (was in Capercaillie) John Somerville, acc.
* David Lange – Las Tres Hermanas – Almost Home (2007) – Edgewood (near Seattle), Washington, USA – http://www.davidlangestudios.com
* Wendy McNeill – The Robin’s Request – Hunger Made You Brave (2018) – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Montcorbier – Shottishe Et Polka Du Lac Brome – Le Piano De Sarah (2001) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.danielthonon.com/
* Madeleine Roger – Take My Time – Cottonwood (2018) – Winnepeg, MB, Canada – http://www.MadeleineRoger.com
* Whiskey Moon Face – Horse Shoe Bridge – Panspermia (2018) – Uk – Whiskey Moon Face
* Lozenge – Godspeed – Doozy (2000) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – http://kylebruckmann.com/category/lozenge/
* Iron Sea Wolf – Trooper (Iron Maiden for Talk Like a Pirate Day) – https://ironseawolf.bandcamp.com
* Sharon Shannon – Frenchie’s Reel – Le Grand Soufflet, 2018 – http://www.legrandsoufflet.fr
* Duo Hamon-Martin & Orchestre Symphonique de bretagne – Portrait (Scottish) – Le Grand Soufflet, 2018 – http://www.legrandsoufflet.fr
* Ray Zapletal & His Music Masters Orchestra – Barbara Polka – Jimmy Brosch Remembers Twenty Legendary Texas Czech Polka Bands (1968) – Texas, USA – http://www.20polkabands.com/20_Polka_Bands/Home.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 2008-09-12: Circus with Sara

September 18, 2018

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From ten years ago, here’s Accordion Noir radio episode number 93, again including music by Wendy McNeill — who seemingly just put our festival to rest, a mere couple of nights ago with a magical unplugged session that will prove difficult to beat!  I gather that on this occasion Bruce invited his carny friend Sara to join him on the air and together they recounted anecdotes of the sideshow and programmed a playlist informed by the magical feelings associated with the Greatest Show On Earth.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 2780 times, and going forward we expect it, as with all our back episodes, to become a part of the musical canon through its hosting at the Internet Archive, where you can enjoy it.  Enjoy what, precisely?  Here, its playlist below will help give you a clue what to expect:

Wendy McNeill – Stop – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
Mark Berube – Looking For Another – What the Boat Gave the River (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/
Amber Lee And The Anomalies – Whaler’s Wife – Estuaries (2008) – Santa Rosa, California, USA – http://www.amberleeandtheanomalies.com/
Neko Case – Dreaming Man – Canadian Amp (2001) – Tacoma – http://www.nekocase.com/
Nad – L’intox – Nad (2007) – France – http://pagesperso-orange.fr/wa-hou/
Danças Ocultas – Alento – Pulsar (2004) – Portugal – http://dancasocultas.weblog.com.pt/
Accordion Tribe (Bratko Bibič, Lars Hollmer, Maria Kalaniemi, Guy Klucevsek, Otto Lechner) – Sofias Flykt – Accordion Tribe (1998) – Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, USA, Austria – http://hoedown.com/main.site?action=siteupdate/view&id=5
Cirkestra – Gepetto – Adventure Di Pinocchio (2005) – Massachusetts, USA – http://www.cirkestra.com
Fiamma Fumana with Mondine di Novi Choir – Mariulèina – Onda (2006) – Italy – http://www.fiamma.org/onda.cfm
Korpiklaani – Viima – Tervaskanto (2007) – Finland – http://www.korpiklaani.com/news/index.htm

This episode’s cover is… Cirkestra’s “Adventure di Pinocchio” record!

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 2018-09-14: Noir Resistance

September 14, 2018

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This morning “Accordion Noir” founder and perennial host, your friend and mine Bruce Triggs sorted himself out, recovering from our very accordionic “Echoes and Ripples” art opening last night, wrapping well after midnight, and walked up the street to our parent radio station… where he descended upon the weekly Sound Resistance program, running from 10:30 am through to noon every Friday, to give its morning listeners a taste of what awaits them at this year’s 11th annual Accordion Noir Festival!  The programming touches on a few songs that have appeared in recent playlists, but with a far heavier emphasis on acts on our Saturday and Sunday programs this weekend — because you are basically not getting into the sold-out Friday night show this late in the game!  It contains many great songs by many great performers, so here’s your chance to enjoy a final hour-and-a-half preview of this weekend’s festivities before we’re well and truly in the thick of them!   You can enjoy the broadcast as a digital audio stream courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Sound Resistance 2018-09-14

* Jason Webley – Last Song – Against The Night (1999) – Everett, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com
* Amy Denio – Darling Please Dont Wake Me – Tutto Bene (2010) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.amydenio.com/
* Geoff Berner – Condos – We Are Going to Bremen to be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Emchy – 12 songs
* Polka Time! – Turbo Island Polka (Live @ Practice) – (2018) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://polkatime.bandcamp.com
* Dogtooth & Nail – Wild Warriors – DRIVING IN THE DARK (2015) – Visit http://dogtoothandnail.bandcamp.com
* tsunami pinata – Las Payasa en Chihuahua – Anacortes, Washington, USA
* Wendy McNeill – White Horses – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Wendy McNeill – Eddy (Why Don’t You Put Your Gun Down?) – For The Wolf, A Good Meal (2011) – Canada and now Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Teapot in the Tuba – Take 5/Golden Brown – Vancouver, BC, Canada
* Basilissa – La Porque Tens Cinco Pedras – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Wendy McNeill – Stop – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Wendy McNeill – Such A Common Bird – Such A Common Bird (2004) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
* Wendy McNeill – Faith and the Long Haired Man – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-09-12: Double Fest Guests, Double Fest Episode!

September 13, 2018

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The 11th annual Accordion Noir Festival is this week!  In fact, it kicks off tonight with a fest pre-show at the “Echoes and Ripples” art opening… in addition to visual art on musical themes, it will include accordionic performances by four different acts… two of whom joined us on the radio last night!  We kicked things off with a set of standards by the Squeezebox Circle Orchestra, the culmination of all our monthly get-togethers the first Thursday of every month at the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (performing their second gig that day!), and then proceeded to follow them with a set by Teapot in the Tuba, the current main project of Accordion Noir Fest alumna Katheryn Petersen.  (We then proceeded to play canned tunes from acts expected to be performing at our fest this weekend, as we unexpectedly found we had an additional hour of airtime to cover and made the best of the situation!)

You can find the mega two-hour-long recording available online at the Internet Archive (you have enough time to listen to it about four and a half times before tonight’s festivities begin), and if it helps you to keep track of who’s playing what, here’s its playlist:

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Hour 1
* Jason Webley – My Love Left Me In April – Margaret (2014) – Everett, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com
Vancouver Squeezebox Orchestra:
Freylach
Manha de carnival (I don’t know the spelling of any of these)
Log Driver’s Waltz
Never on Sunday
Mexicali Rose
* Geoff Berner – In the Year 2020 – We Shall Not Flag Or Fail, We Shall Go On To The End (2003) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
Teapot in the Tuba:
Black Day in December
Bjornekaeden
Adje jano
* Secret Emchy Society – Down to the River – The Stars Fall Shooting Into Twangsville (0) – Oakland, California, USA –

Hour Two
* Wendy McNeill – Our Time – For the Wolf, a Good Meal (Master 2) (2011) – Canada, Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Basilissa – malhao-de-cifaes-2 – (0) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Amy Denio – Long Song – Tutto Bene (2010) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.amydenio.com/
* The Argyle Embargo – sea-shanty – (0) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Polka Time! – Turbo Island Polka (Live @ Practice) – (2018) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://polkatime.bandcamp.com
* tsunami pinata – Two_Tarantellas_mix2 – (0) – Anacortes, Washington, USA –
* Dogtooth & Nail – Let It Fall – Learning How To Unlearn (2018) – – Visit http://dogtoothandnail.bandcamp.com
* Geoff Berner – High Ground – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Jason Webley – Baloon Feather Boat Tomato – Only Just Beginning (2004) – Everett, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com
* Wendy McNeill – Eddy (Why Don’t You Put Your Gun Down?) – For The Wolf, A Good Meal (2011) – Canada and now Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.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!