Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Funnies

A drummer, sick of all the drummer jokes, decides to change his instrument. After some thought, he decides on the accordion. So he goes to the music store and says to the owner, "I'd like to look at the accordions, please."

The owner gestures to a shelf in the corner and says "All our accordions are over there."

After browsing, the drummer says, "I think I'd like the big silver one in the corner."

The store owner looks at him and says, "You're a drummer, aren't you?"

The drummer, crestfallen, says, "How did you know?"

The store owner says, "That `big silver accordion' is the radiator."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fat Tuesday- Hobo Nickels

Here are the Hobo Nickels playing at Herman's Hidaway at Fat Tuesday Party in Denver, CO February 5, 2008. They are playing "Weaubleau Well," and were opening for Doug Kershaw.

The genre is sometimes called reggaebilly. This song appears on the Hobo Nickels album called Cooper County. The songs describe sights around fictional Cooper County. Kid's Music that Rocks says "One of the catchiest and funniest is "The Weaubleau Well," which hilariously describes what can be found at the bottom of said well." Other songs include: "The Kearney Barn," "The Picket Fence in Pilot Knob," and "The Excelsior Springs Water Tower."

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Clinton Greeted by Haitian with Accordion

Last night on Nightline, former President Bill Clinton was shown touring Haiti. His goal is to assess how to help the Haitians rebuild.

One of those who greeted him, and provided background music for part of the news clip, was this man, with a handsome ivory-colored piano accordion

See and hear the entire clip, "Restoring a Nation," at Nightline Friday, Feb 5, 2010.