Saturday, November 25, 2006

All Hail Oregon's Polka King

Lots of polka royalty talk these days. Oregon's Corvallis Gazette-Times says Gene Sadowsky answers his phone, "This is Gene, the Polka King," which is cool enough. But, frankly, the coolest thing about the interview with Sadowsky is this explanation of the term "squeezebox":

The accordion is sometimes referred to as a squeezebox because it’s played by compression and expansion of a bellows, which generates airflow across reeds.



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