starting with the ostrich and ending with the ending

Natural Horn Harmonics

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Natural Horn Harmonics

Buster Keaton rode again..

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm

http://www.nfb.ca/film/buster_keaton_rides_again/?ec=en20101027
(darn you wordpress and your disdain for embedding non-you-tube video)

No matter how long I watch this, I still find it so hard to reconcile the agile Buster Keaton of the 1920’s with the older, pack-a-day voice he possesses in his later years. Did he always talk like that?  I would love so much to see some footage of him with sound from 1927. But I’m guessing that didn’t exist then…   Still – a great glimpse into Mr. Keaton’s world.

and speaking of accordion sales…

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my own acquisition of a new addition to my accordion world.  Guenadiy Lazarov at the Accordion Gallery in Landing, NJ (about an hour west of the city) is to thank/blame. A slightly used PanItalia Quint Convertor is now in my possession and I couldn’t be happier. If you’re into that sort of thing, I can’t recommend Guenadiy highly enough.  He’s a beautiful guy, has a doctorate in Physics, and is a great repairman on the complicated inner workings of these lovely instruments. Not quite as aggressive of a salesperson as Anne over there, which is a good thing, I must say. He puts an accordion in your lap, and then leaves the room. That’s him below giving the final once-over on the bass mechanism of my new baby.

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