Tuesday, January 29, 2008

All you have to do is look and...

You will find a vampire playing accordion. Have a gander at Antonio over there. Notice anything funny? Like his eyes are glowing red for instance?
An artifact of the flash bulb, you say? Well, I'd say the shot was taken straight on, and not from stage right and I'm seeing glowing red eyes. So there. I think that the singer may have upped the anti a bit with the blood red top. What ever the reason, it sure looks as though Count Squeeze Box has a yearning for some kind of action, don't it? Now I can't just toss out a blanket and cover all accordion players as vampires. In fact, I am quite certain there are some flashy fiddlers in the cult as well. I am saying, that the accordion is mesmerizing in that it is rather difficult to figure out how one is played. Of course there are simplistic types of accordions that play one pitch when pushed together and the 5th tone of that note when pulled apart. These Concertina type have some buttons to make different notes and are somewhat like a harmonica in that, given enough time, most anyone could figure out a tune. There are other ethnic accordion types as well which, along with instruments like the Irish Pipes, tend to draw serious players to them. (in fact the Ulean Pipes themselves are a bit like and accordion with some bagpipe parts stuck on) Still the classic giant accordion that Vlad The Assailer is holding remains a mystery even to key board users. For instance, notice the hundreds of little white buttons on the Mondo Accordo. What do you suppose their function might be? Does one make chords on the keyboard and play notes with those buttons or do the buttons make the chords and if they do that by pressing down on several at once, they must make singe notes as well, yet there seems to be no pattern to the lay out. Certainly an instrument for a blind person or maybe on who enjoys the dark. I hope I have not frightened you with this news, but things being like they are these days, one can't be too careful. Know this young women! An accordion case looks quite similar to the one suitcase that might hold the worldly goods of a man cast from his cruel nation and set upon the road to find a living. All I can say is take heed in offering this person shelter for you may find your dreams enhanced by odd music such as Lady of Spain played in triplets and what might be "Show Tunes" from the big city. If this happens, confront your tenant during the daylight, outside would be preferable. If he won't come out during the day, them you must quit your dwelling with due speed alerting the peasants one and all that a monster has taken up residence and must be driven out by torch and fork. They will know what to do. You just have to keep your eyes open. I won't be around forever to spot out this kind of thing. OK? Fine

4 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

I used to play the accordion. It was smallish and red and I loved it. My mother bought it for me from Sears. I wonder where it is now? Hmmm...
Perhaps a vampire stole it.

downtown guy said...

I once took a very pretty accordion player to a wedding.

texino said...

Downtown Guy says,I once took a very pretty accordion player to a wedding.

Well that's OK, excepting for vampires are sort of big on weddings
often trying to conduct them after the initial bite. Vampires are not all male of course, and I should have said that not all accordion players do blood. Lawrence Welk, yes. Myron Florin, no.The fact that Welk was THE AMERICAN VAMPIRE
of the post war period-replacing the much more stylish Peter Lorie should have been discussed as well. I'm slipping. Sorry TT

downtown guy said...

Where does Judy Tenuta fall in all this?