Monday, July 27, 2009
Great Lakes Marine Life
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Just Added 3 More TDA Covers to the List
"Walk This Way," "Dance to the Music" and "Dancing Queen."
Wow, that's a lot of tunes we've learned (and mostly forgotten) -- nearly 40 over the years. But then, when you've been rocking the squeezebox for two decades, that's only a couple of new covers a year.
Check out the full list and leave us a comment about what songs you'd most like to hear when we hit the road later this summer.
So far it seems like "Frankenstein" is a must-play. (I'm rooting for "Godzilla.")
TDA Covers: 20 Years of Accordion-Fueled Rock 'n' Roll
Curious where we'll be playing? Check out confirmed tour dates.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Amazing Photo From The MJ Memorial
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Photo Shoot Sneak Peak
Are you following TDA's official twitter - Twitter.com/TDAccordions? If so, this past Sunday you may have read of a photo shoot that involved Suzanne, Carri, & Susie.
We're excited to share the final photo with everybody & we'll be divulging more details as soon as we can, so stay tuned!
Thursday, July 02, 2009
AOL Radio Launches It's Polka Channel!
AOL Radio launches it's Polka Channel today and I'm honored that they asked TDA to be a part of it. The channel will feature all different styles of polka. Here's some easy to follow instructions I received from AOL on how to tune in.
"You do not have to be a subscriber to AOL to listen and there is no charge to you to listen. It is free to all plus we have a great tuner app for iPhones.
Here’s how you tune in from your computer.
Point your Internet browser to:
Be sure to rate the songs you like, because that's how they decide which ones to keep playing. (Hint,hint)
Who knows, this could be the first step to bringing back the Polka Grammy!
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
White Castle Memories
When I was 17 I had a Honda CB 160 which I thought was the coolest bike in the world. A few of my buddies had bikes too and we used to all sleep over at someone's house and then take off for midnight rides. Our route was usually Outer Drive, which is a loop that runs through Dearborn and a bunch of Detroit Metro suburbs, as well as Detroit itself. One highlight of the trip was going by Zug Island, just downstream from the Ford Rouge Plant, and marveling at the flames that shot out of the smokestacks. Very cool.
Another highlight was our stop at Mott's Hamburgers, (now called Motz's Hamburgers because the old owner wouldn't sell the name) which was a knock off of White Castle, It had the exact same white tile building, in fact, now that I think of it, it probably WAS a White Castle that had relocated elsewhere. (Like everything else in Detroit.) We loaded up with 8-10 sliders each and hopped back on our bikes to complete the loop and get back home right around sunrise. Those were the days! If you'd like a taste of this experience, White Castle is making it easy. To celebrate their 88th birthday they are giving away free sliders. Kick start that old bike and go pick one (or 10) up!