Another comedy vid of me accompanying my own essay, which is hilarious, Subscribe and like and all that. Check out MuddyUm!
I’ve been working with a comedy rag called MuddyUm. We’ve begun creating videos of comedy writers reading their stuff. I, on accordion, have supplied the incidental music and written the theme tune. Here’s the first at 3 minutes, enjoy!
Just to let you know tee shirts at the Accordeonaire Shop are $15 this week, while everything else is ten percent off. Go crazy!
Detective Weltmeister came onto the scene, a ratty one bedroom apartment with a dead mendicant and a silent, broken accordion.
I stood at the door. A first year uniformed flatfoot. I’d knocked on the old guy’s door to offer him some date nut bread from my wife. Looked in. Saw the mayhem, and called the precinct and detective.
The accordion was in a distended, immodest state, bellows stretched. The detective, with grace, picked up the shambles, set it aside, and covered it with a small towel. It let out one last wheeze. An F sharp, I think. Like a death rattle.
This is a waltz by friend Barb Truex that we have been playing for years. I’m playing it here on my new (to me) Castagnari Lilly, which arrived from Hungary JUST YESTERDAY! I am excited. I’m not sure what you can hear, but I can hear a sweetness from this small box, and I can feel its responsiveness under my fingers.
I’ve wanted a Lilly for years and years. Some people would just call up the factory and order one. I can’t do that for whatever neurotic reason. I have to wait until one shows up in my circle, and I determine it’s the right box at the right cost at the right time. Thanks to Péter for selling me the box and getting it to my home safely.
In honor of the pending new arrival here at Chateau de Chapin, I published this piece over on Medium. A bit of the absurd to start off your year!
Am I excited? Yes. I am excited.
I am super pleased to announce five new designs for tee shirts and merch in the Accordeonaire Shop. These use the charcoal sketch design from the FRLO shirts and declare to the world that free reeds are GOOD FOR HUMANS! There are three concertina designs (anglo, English, and duet), a melodeon design for melnetters, and an accordion design. You can get them on shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, phone covers et many cetera. Here are the rest of the designs.
Go to Accordeonaire’s Shop to purchase these.