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Sweet Accordion

Just added this to my accordion collection. Next step will be to fill it with chocolate. Stay tuned for the results.

chocolate accordion mold

November 24, 2012

a tribute to the accordion busker

A mixture of puppet and hand-drawn animation, The Necktie is the story of Valentin and his quest to find meaning in his life. Stuck in a dead-end job, he has forgotten all about the things that used to bring him joy. Years pass, and boredom replaces all his aspirations and hope for the future. It is only on his 40th birthday, when he rediscovers an old accordion hidden in the depths of his closet, that he regains his lust for life.

See it here

November 12, 2010

Sara takes her accordion hiking

Last summer several friends went for a hike in the Berkshires. One of them, a photographer name Maureen Cotton captured another friend, Sara Parrilli, a devoted accordionist, bringing her favorite musical instrument into the woods.

Accordion to Sara, the back strap made both playing hiking easier. This info was corroborated by her friend who was willing to share in the schlepping.

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Why wear a back strap?
"This back strap is a must for all accordion players. It supports the mid-back area and removes muscular strain. It maintains your center of gravity in a way which prevents problems in the shoulders, neck, and low back. Your body will thank you for it."

—Dr. Nori Connell, Chiropractor and Music Lover, Tivoli, New York

What users are saying...
"The accordion back strap arrived in today’s mail. It certainly is easy to wear and feels much better than my old back strap with its metal pins digging into me. It also is very easy to adjust while playing.  Great product, Elena! Thanks Chris for including this in your Let’s Polka blog."
—Joe Maniscalco, Fairfax, Virginia

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