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motorworks
08-07-2005, 06:45 AM
"Looks like a new Guiness world record has been set at this year's Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival in St. John's. Almost a thousand people, 989 to be exact, showed up for a simultaneous accordion performance of 'Mussels in the Corner'. The old record was set last year in Kimberly, British Columbia with a mere 644 people taking part. Folk arts council officials say it took the west coast province a year and a half to generate that kind of buzz, but in this province it only took them a month and a half to blow that record out of the water. The 29th annual folk festival wraps up on Sunday night."

wierdscience
08-07-2005, 10:55 AM
989 ACCORDIONS! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif That could curdle milk three hundred miles in any direction http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Oh,that shouldn't be allowed!If a polka eruppted it could cause a massive seismic event http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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topct
08-07-2005, 11:28 AM
I get paid for playing Harmonica. But when I truly want to be alone....out comes the accordian. Very handy, the gun doesn't even have that effect. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

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Gene

torker
08-07-2005, 12:36 PM
Weird...LOL! I was thinking the same exact thing! (shudder...989!)
We are only a few miles from Kimberley where the old record was set.
We have quite a few of those rogue accordion players that stay at the motel.
I "had" to make a law against them playing in our courtyard.
Seems we always have people staying with us who are working graveyard shift so no noise is allowed http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Am I telling the truth about the gravyard guys? Well...sorta...but prove me wrong!
Russ

ricksplace
08-07-2005, 12:36 PM
The definition of a gentleman:

The guy who knows how to play an accordion at a party .... and doesn't.

Rick.

John Stevenson
08-07-2005, 12:39 PM
At least 11 people had some sense.

Sir John.

motorworks
08-07-2005, 12:44 PM
the words so you can all sing along!

Mussels in the Corner

Deed I is in love with you
Up all night in the foggy dew
'Deed I is in love with you
Mussels in the corner

Ask a bayman for a smoke
He will say my pipe is broke
Ask a bayman for a chew
He will bite it off for you

'Deed I is in love with you
Up all night in the foggy dew
'Deed I is in love with you
Mussels in the corner

Dirty shirts and dirty ties
Dirty rings around their eyes
Can't get up the morning boys
The sleepy Newfoundlanders

'Deed I is in love with you
Up all night in the foggy dew
'Deed I is in love with you
Mussels in the corner

Here they are as white as ghosts
Baymen in their little boats
Women in their petticoats
Down in Petty Harbour

'Deed I is in love with you
Up all night in the foggy dew
'Deed I is in love with you
Mussels in the corner

I took Liza to the ball
Liza couldn't dance at all
I beat her head against the wall
Mussels in the corner

'Deed I is in love with you
Up all night in the foggy dew
'Deed I is in love with you
Mussels in the corner

All the people in Belle Isle
Don't get up till half past nine
Wash their face in kerosene oil
Polly, you're a corker!

'Deed I is in love with you
Up all night in the foggy dew
'Deed I is in love with you
Mussels in the corner

Elsie Murray, she's so fine,
Don't get up til half past nine
Won't get up to feed the swine
Dirty Elsie Murray.

'Deed I is in love with you
Up all night in the foggy dew
'Deed I is in love with you
Mussels in the corner

wierdscience
08-07-2005, 12:52 PM
OMG! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif I demand to see a member of the IRC! No wonder they use polka to soften up terrorists at GITMO http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

lynnl
08-08-2005, 10:18 AM
What's with the accordion bashing?

I've always liked most accordion music I've heard. Polka? ...I like that too.

But now bagpipes...?

Evan
08-08-2005, 11:05 AM
A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't.

SGW
08-08-2005, 11:13 AM
Possibly the most discordant thing I've ever heard was at the Fox Hollow folk festival, back around 1970. A steel drum band and a bagpipe band played "Scotland the Brave" ...together.

J Tiers
08-08-2005, 12:06 PM
People who don't like accordions & related instruments must have never heard any zydeco music......

Mcgyver
08-08-2005, 12:10 PM
was in Buenos Aries last year and saw some tango, accordian and strings and dramatic dance - what is zydeco music?

topct
08-08-2005, 12:43 PM
Hope now one thinks I was bashing them when I said I scare people away. I would blame that on the way I play it. Lousy. As a matter of fact I really like them, so much so that I have three of them. They are actually quite interesting mechanically. There are several hundred parts in the average one and those that have more than one bank of reeds on one or both sides can have thousands of parts. A piano action is nothing compared to what has to happen in an accordian. I know, I have worked on both.

And as mentioned, there are several styles of music that just would not make it without them.

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Gene

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decoy91288
08-08-2005, 04:37 PM
This could open up a whole new OT series and maybe replace lawyer bashing jokes.

How does a viola player achieve perfect pitch???

By missing the sides of the dumpster.

wheatland47
08-08-2005, 10:42 PM
My wife wants the music for that tune!! where can I find it????????

CCWKen
08-08-2005, 11:08 PM
The only accordion music played in these parts is Tex-Mex, Tejano, Marachi, Banda, and Ranchero. I don't understand the words but some of music is pretty good. Kinda makes ya wanna get up and two-step. BS kickin' boots shufflin' all over the place.

Makes the girls easy! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif ... Or maybe it's the beer.

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jburstein
08-09-2005, 01:31 AM
"Reply w/Quote Possibly the most discordant thing I've ever heard was at the Fox Hollow folk festival, back around 1970. A steel drum band and a bagpipe band played "Scotland the Brave" ...together."

Wow...two completely incompatable untunable instruments. That's, ah...horrendous. Terrifying even. Which is to be expected given that was the bagpipes' original purpose.

-Justin

John Stevenson
08-09-2005, 03:06 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jburstein:

Wow...two completely incompatable untunable instruments. That's, ah...horrendous. Terrifying even. Which is to be expected given that was the bagpipes' original purpose.

-Justin</font>

In Alistairs hands it still is.
He can wreak as much havoc with a set of bagpipes as he can with a paintbrush.

John S.

motorworks
08-09-2005, 04:53 AM
My wife wants the music for that tune!! where can I find it????????

wheatland47
See link below

http://www.sjfac.nf.net/fest2005/tabmussels.html

ricksplace
08-09-2005, 08:13 AM
Know why bagpipe players march when they play?

Get away from the noise.

or

Moving targets are harder to hit.

motorworks
08-09-2005, 05:31 PM
"bagpipe players "
A few years back we were on holidays on PEI and came across a young boy playing the bagpipe.
The kids asked where all the "noise" was coming from.I told them the truth:
"there's a cat in that bag trying to get out and the guy playing the pipe keeping squeezing him!!"

Mcostello
08-09-2005, 10:04 PM
Ya know there must be something to those Scots. They must be the meanest daddies on the block! Think of it------- They march in playing music that is loud and out of tune. Lets you know when they will get there and they are not interested in hiding, then they show up in SKIRTS. Man they gotta be tuff. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Norman Atkinson
08-11-2005, 12:03 PM
Absolute rubbish about bagpipes.
If you have an ear for music like Van Gogh, they are fine.

Correct me if I am wrong but the only Bagpipe Museum was from the collection of
a watch and clock maker!

The legend is that they were sent over to Scotland by the Irish as a joke. Sadly, the Scots haven't seen the joke yet.

I refuse to make remarks about lady accordian players- as you would only titter.

Cheers

Norman

Alistair Hosie
08-11-2005, 12:09 PM
I dont paint neither do I play these days all I do is smile and admire my betters like lord John the one armed traffic cop. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Alistair

John Stevenson
08-11-2005, 12:56 PM
As you should.

Rustybolt
08-11-2005, 01:12 PM
Damn! I missed it.

Last Old Dog
08-11-2005, 01:35 PM
Mr. Burstein your quote "Terrifying even. Which is to be expected given that was the bagpipes' original purpose."

The lore of the pipes is wide spread, when heard approaching in the distance, every soldier knew he was about to face the most fierce warriors in the land. Aye, the pipes sent the message ahead, 'Make peace with your Maker, for you shall soon die in battle.'

Hoisting a pint of my finest ale to all of you that knows of the pipes used in funerals for fighting men, great leaders, and fallen Countrymen. "Amazing Grace" on the pipes is recognized the world over.

Oh, and to all others, they are no called SKIRTS ! KILTS, man, KILTS. Proud to be a Scot, proud to be American.

I know your comments are light hearted, flame away as you will, I can handle it and have a chuckle too.

Your Old Dog
08-14-2005, 06:38 PM
I'm trying to put together a Chain Saw Band kind of like the two Bagpipe Bands my good friends are in. They boast if we was in the same parade they'd blow our Chainsaw Band out of the water! He said most of the crowd would never hear us. I replied, "yes, but those who did would certainly agree we sounded better!

I recently shot a news story with of a Police Graduation ceremony for recruits. They had a lone piper (actually, he was my wife's foot doctor). He sounded just great for three tunes and then on the last part of his last number it all came unglued! I never heard pipes sound that bad. I never got to ask him what the hell went wrong? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Mcostello
08-14-2005, 09:33 PM
OOPS meant kilts, no offense meant, hopefully none taken. Still would not want to meet them boys on the battlefield!