Monday, August 07, 2006

Squeezed the past year Rocky Mountain Way

Something tells me Those Darn Accordions needs to play the Rocky Mountain Accordion Celebration in Philipsburg, Mont. Maybe it's the festival-starting call to arms: "Get on your accordions," shouted by Dale Pahrman, according to The Missoulian. Maybe it's the pubs with chalkboard signs that read "Accordions Welcome."

Performers at this year's event -- the 10th annual -- included the Smilin' Scandinavians, the KingBees of the Bayou and The Awesome Polka Babes (a mysterious Montana-based group that doesn't seem to have a website).

Maybe next year.

P.S. Quote of the day, by the KingBee's Mark Sherman: "The accordion was thought to have been the devil's instrument."


Anonymous Patty said...

Yeah, that's because Ambrose Bierce said it first -- the accordion is the devil's instrument!

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Anonymous Patty said...

Bierce defined accordion in the 'Devil's Dictionary' as "an instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin." Do you agree?

10:24 AM  
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