Friday, June 30, 2006

As Each Month Should End

National Accordion Awareness Month ends on a good (if overwhelmingly minor and skwaunky) note. I trust everyone has been vaccinated by this point, and that you'll all be oom-pa-pa'ing into July with a patriotic confidence that will ensure that no flags will be burned, and that for the rest of the year all tunes are in 2/4 time, and played in a major key.












But we accordionists are a bunch of bleary eyed romantics and we will forever live in June- -we'll walk in 3/4 time, settle for the occasional mention over the next 11 months, and practice hard so that next year we'll be as big as- as popular as- but better than, America's Soccer Team.








So, to end the month Kim received her accordion in the mail yesterday! She got in on Ebay from a fellow named Ignaz who lives in Germany. Hers is a circa 1960's Weltmeister with a rich, wobbly, and yes, skwaunky musette. Hopefully, by this time next year I'll be posting recordings of our duets, and inviting all of you to our new apartment for a dance party (accordion music only).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow - everyone is learning to play!
Amy got hers in the mail and it's so beautiful it makes me wish that i were more musical and ambidextrous - most everyday when i drop by she's playing around with it - she serenaded us with 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' and kept cracking herself (and us) up because it sounded so funny and good at the same time

xosusan

k said...

crap, i can't do 'mary had a little lamb' yet.

scruffylooking said...

She looks so thrilled to have it. Accordions must be the happiest instruments in the world.

Michael said...

Susan-
When are you going to learn so that there can be a nee' Resser singing and squeezing (and dancing) troupe?

k-
your time will come.

Scruffy-
Accordions are actually probably one of the saddest instruments in the world but somehow I think that they actually help the player deal with THE TRAGEDY THAT IS DAILY LIFE- there is sometyhing therapeutic about the push the pull, the squeeze, the skwaunk.

scruffylooking said...

Yea! I got my CD. I can't wait to listen to it. Thanks.

Long_Division said...

It's beautiful!