I’ve generally managed to keep my priorities between accordeon and life in order (hint: more accordeon). Until now. This has been the last year of my coursework in my doctoral program, AND the beginning of a new job as a researcher and writer for the State of Maine Department of Education. My accordeon-obsessive-cred is suffering under the weight of white hot deadlines and my damnably anxious work ethic! Which is why you haven’t heard much from me lately.
To fill the gap, I present two fellow accordeon (or melodeon) bloggers. The first is the blog of Toko, a Japanese box player who keeps a prolific blog. Being in Japanese, of course, I can’t read it. But the videos of Toko and other photos are fabulous. Here’s Toko and Tamiko playing two bourrées. Note the infant expressing his (or her) appreciation throughout.