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Friday, 14 March 2014

Lorde, Krist Novoselic, Grammies & Lotsa Accordions.....






This one you're gonna like boys and girls. I already previously posted about Lorde and Krist Novoselic, but this post is going to be a bit different. I wish the person filming from their phone would have moved up to the front of the audience, but oh well...

Anyway, this piece immediately reminded me of a bunch of cool images I came across in the past. Hot accordion playing babes and women accordion players. (Yep, there is such a thing believe me) Sort of like probably how most people have no clue that we have a history of playing bagpipes in Croatia also, and a whole bunch of other stuff people don't know.  I figure this post is a perfect time to add some of those images I came across as an addendum. Sort of a serendipitous two in one post. I had some time while my clothes were drying and got hooked on browsing all the images I found. So I decided to throw in below this article various images of women playing accordions.  (I really wish the guy on the downtown corner who's always trying to sell his pukish rap cd's would fuck off already, and then one of the female street performer accordion players seen below could take his place instead. That would be cool and much more aesthetically pleasing for everyone) Come to think of it, even is some of the women accordion players seen below didn't even know how to play, or were awful and always out of key, it probably wouldn't even make a difference.

There were tons more images of female accordion players out there too btw, but then my clothes were dry. Y'know, come to think of it, an accordian would probably look cool in the corner of the bedroom. You could put in on a small corner table or whatever, when people ask "Oh, do you play the accordion?" you can lie and say yes, or just say that you like the way it looks. Like a conversation starter. You can personalize them with designs or symbols and stickers. It will also come in handy if you meet a hot woman accordian player. Even though accordions are a traditonal European, and Croatian instrument, boy are you in for a surprise if you're thinking only hairy chinned women accordionists in horn-rimmed glasses. I say get rid of those annoying people asking you in the stores to fill out forms, "Salvation Army Bell Ringers?", " lacklustre lesbians?"...Naaah, "Accordion Women"..."Walmart Greeters"? Nope, get it right...."Walmart Women Accordionists" I say.  (It will sell more lingerie and other stuff too) The list goes on and on. Anyway.....


(I did an interesting post Here  the other day about a 9 year old musican from Rijeka that may be of interest)











Grammy Award Winning Croatian Covers Another Grammy Award Winning Croatian





Source: www.croatiaweek.com


Ella Yelich-O’Connor (17), or Lorde as she is better known, won two Grammy Awards earlier this year thanks to her worldwide smash hit ‘Royals’, and become just the second person with a Croatian connection to take away the prestigious award after Nirvana’s Krist Novoselić won one in 1996. Now the later has paid tribute to the former in a club in the U.S…

Novoselić has done a rendition of the Kiwi-Croatian’s hit on the accordion at a club in Takoma Park in Montgomery County, Maryland last weekend…check it out below.







Before proceeding to be dazzled by accordions and women accordionists, I decided to update this post with a pic I came across. Frankly, this pic of Lorde in Dolce & Gabbana designed creations just looks bloody awesome, practically straight out of some medieval movie scene or a Klimt painting. (I'm a big fan of Klimt's stuff and have a few of his prints. You don't have a Klimt? You gotta get a Klimt) Dark and moody, yet not too heavy on the eye, mystical yet not too complicated like a Jerry Springer episode. Just a really interesting series of photos that immediately yelled out "Klimt" to me. This looks like something the Olsen twins would wear too. Source: thewildmagazine.com 








Accordions, Accordionists and More Accordions...




So anyway, as promised, the sexier, alternative and a not usually seen side of those zany and wacky accordion women players. A phenomena that is is quite common, yet not usually mentioned or seen. You can also forget about the stereotypes of taped geeky glasses, just old ladies, just folk music and folk costumes, pretty button sweaters, ankle length skirts and prim and proper poses and all that.....



Images mostly found throughout: flickrhivemind.net/accordian

flickrhivemind.net/User/squeezeboxgoddess

flickrhivemind.net/interestingness












 This traveling Russian accordian player in Rome I found interesting, she was popping up quite a few times all over European locations, that's almost like a plot for a movie. A few more pics Here

























































A quick Walmart People photo as a interlude so the reader doesn't get accordions overload. (There's always fresh new images and videos uploaded on websites regularly)

































































































2 comments :

Archie Dux said...

This is awesome from beginning to end.

HroBaToS-AuToPiLoTaS said...

I know it is.

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