Hi! New here, 10 years at BM

Start here - tell us about yourself and what brings you to ePlaya.
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Hi! New here, 10 years at BM

Postby accordionMan » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:13 pm

Hi! Rob the accordion man here... I'm an artist and as you can tell by my name, an accordion player.

If you hear an accordion on the playa this year... stop by and say hello!
FREE MONEY to BURN 2013:
http://www.digitalartist.com/art/burningman/money.html
Some accordion at BM: http://current.com/items/89239638/rob_the_accordion_man.htm

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:45 pm

An accordion player? You'll get along fine here.

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Postby BitterDan » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:33 pm

Woohoo a newbie veteran!~
Camp FuckIt + MT - 7:15 & D (maybe)

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Postby mdmf007 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:34 pm

Can you open an accordion to get the dust out? or does it blow dust year round?

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Postby accordionMan » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:06 am

Thanks for the warm welcome folks!

Every year when I return to NY, I take my bellows apart and use compressed air to clean it out.

07 was particularly bad....
I was about to play at center camp and a dust storm of biblical proportions came roaring through.... I threw my accordion back into my back pack and waited about 10 minutes... it died down a little so I started playing but I was sucking in too much dust and had to stop.

The accordion takes a bit of a beating, but it's worth it... I meet a lot of nice folks.
FREE MONEY to BURN 2013:
http://www.digitalartist.com/art/burningman/money.html
Some accordion at BM: http://current.com/items/89239638/rob_the_accordion_man.htm

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:12 am

There was a trumpet player wandering around in here earlier.

Always thought it would make a good duet. Dressed as clowns wandering around the playa...

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Postby gaminwench » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:50 am

Hey, Rob, welcome to the boards....This guy is awesome, ya'll - accordian on the playa is one of the finer things in life...

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Postby accordionMan » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:29 pm

Haven't jammed on the playa with a trumpet yet... but I've had the good fortune of playing with Jimmie Wiz and China Rose... flute players, a tuba player (we were fooling around with Dueling Banjos... but the tuba guy was laughing too much... you had to be there), lots of guitars, sax and I can't count how many drum circles.

2 women singers... one who sounded like Joplin and another who gave me the chills doing scat.

Once I was walking and playing an old song that my grandfather from Russia loved... and a guy walked up to me and started singing it! Only on the playa!!!

Last year I jammed with a gypsy guitar player who was probably the best guitarist I've ever heard.... a bit scary.

Live music on the playa... love it!
FREE MONEY to BURN 2013:
http://www.digitalartist.com/art/burningman/money.html
Some accordion at BM: http://current.com/items/89239638/rob_the_accordion_man.htm

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A Little Night Music

Postby gyre » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:39 pm

"Everything is more wonderful when you do it with a car, don't you think?"
-girl by the fire, watching a tree moved by car bumper in the bonfire

It would be a shame if I had to resort to self-deception to preserve my faith in objective reality.

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Postby accordionMan » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:48 pm

Cool! Psychedelic/black Metal/Bluegrass... just when you think you've heard it all!

If you're into punk gypsy music... the accordion kicks ass with Gogol Bordel:

http://www.myspace.com/gogolbordello


If you're interested, I played "The Devil Goes Down to Georgia" at Horny Camp (thought they'd get a kick out of it) a few years ago... here's the video.. it rotates for a few seconds then straightens out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTZHaVbDiDw
FREE MONEY to BURN 2013:
http://www.digitalartist.com/art/burningman/money.html
Some accordion at BM: http://current.com/items/89239638/rob_the_accordion_man.htm


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