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    Wasting time on a day off, thought I'd look up the chords to this fun song by The Who. Then I googled "sexy accordion girls"... There are lots of em!

    Blogging about a momentous life change as I switch careers and continents--> Leaving America

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    You have seen this right?
    Accordion Babes Calendar. Most the pictures in your video are from it.
    Not sure what provokes one to search sexy girls and accordion at the same time, but as the only instrument in the world more maligned than the ukulele (or banjo)...we thank you for your support ...
    In fact, I bet your search history would show Ukulele and Banjo, and probably Kazoo as well- gooble gobble we except you, we except you one of us!
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    While looking for pics to make this video, I found reference to the Accordion Babes Calendar, through the video I DL's by Renee, but could not find a link to the calendar. Thanks for posting it!

    So is I remember correctly from elementary school music class, there are 4 categories of musical instruments: strings (uke), brass (a kazoo is a horn, no?), reed (accordions use reeds, no?) and percussion... hmm... what percussion instrument is sufficiently weird to match those other three? We have the makings of an orchestra there.
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    Here is your introduction to the bones Joko. I took these up when I saw Dom Flemmons (in the video) playing them on a street corner. It was a month or two before I started ukin', but we have a veritable quirky instrument orchestra going here.
    Weird yes- but also ancient, and once popular (The Harlem Globetrotters theme is Brother Bones, a minstrel performer, doing his thing).
    Cheers
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    Thanks, TCK. Good stuff there.

    I tried Googling "Bones" and got this...

    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Illu_long_bone.jpg/250px-Illu_long_bone.jpg">

    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/BonesSeason6Poster.jpg"

    <img src="http://fatmexicancyclist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/300px-Cordrazine_frenzy.jpg">
    Blogging about a momentous life change as I switch careers and continents--> Leaving America

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    Not sure I wanna make that adventurous move and see what those images are LOL- try here...and no, you are not too old to start playing the accordion (though it is heavy and not easy). Your blog is hilarious mate.
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    check out the Carolina Chocolate Drops for all quirky, old-school instrument needs....




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    Haha Skidoo- that is the Drops in the video I posted- they are the BEST

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    Holy moly! That's gotta be the best Kazoo playing I've ever heard! Ain't hard on the eyes, either.

    John
    I'm not entirely convinced that it is possible to polish a turd. However, if one were to accomplish that feat one would still have a turd, and one all the more noticeable for being shiny.

    Check out my ukulele-themed "stuff" at http://www.cafepress.com/fivebyfiveukulele - proceeds go to a good cause...UAS treatment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCK View Post
    Haha Skidoo- that is the Drops in the video I posted- they are the BEST
    Wha??? ....where am I?..... where did this tattoo come from?..... who are you?

    (short term memory loss wins again..... it boggles my mind what I can forget before I reach the bottom of a one page thread....and the Drops do kick a$$)

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