Saturday, November 22, 2014

I've always enjoyed reading this review of my former employer in a major industry magazine. It gives me a chuckle. Continued on the next page. This is from 2013.
I remember the man and his little notebook. I was playing accordion and explaining how it worked at the same time - no easy feat - and yet, I still saw him walk his little notebook to the bass section, where he was completely ignored. I was helping three people at the same time, answering all their questions. Even so, I tried to catch his eye.
Believe it or not, the staff denied the writer of this article ever came in the store. Over a furious, tear-stained hour they wrung their hands about the poor review. I allowed them to find it on their own, as if I had no idea of its existence. I wanted to see what would happen, it's true. No one ever reads this stuff there.
But this is what actually happened: they actually talked themselves into believing that he made up the article, right in front of my eyes. The fact that the man explained what I was doing while he was there might have told them otherwise, but no.The facts refused to be acknowledged.
I give them credit for caring in retrospect that they were too busy chatting with each other and the teachers that they couldn't even take on the guilt of ignoring him in the first place. That's some wackjob thinking. Ha ha ha!!!!

Read Kline Music Article
I assume if you can deny a review in a major industry magazine, it's no surprise that people these days can deny anything.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

I've been recognized by a sexy accordionista website! It's always nice to be noticed. Especially in such attractive and talented company!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It's been my dream to do some shots in the cemetery near my house. I don't mean hard liquor shots, I mean photographs. Although, now that you mention it, don't mind if I do!
In any case, I managed to round up at the same time, two photographers and a limo in a cemetery. Lucky for me, the light was good that day, even though it was a hot day in July. Things went very well and the libidos of all the guys taking photos and driving encouraged a particularly saucy vibe at times. Even though we were shooting in a cemetery. With a camera, dummy!
In a limo, with two cameras shooting me, was a pretty good time. When we got out, there was a dead squirrel! I sang it a song. It was very inspiring. I wish I would have worn more clothes. But, I'm not getting any younger, so what the hell.
My photographers were Valle' Tiberti and Mark Badovinac, of the band The Polymers. They kept switching cameras, so in some cases I'm not sure who took which photo. In any case, it was a blast! Here are just a few of my favorite shots from today's clandestine photo shoot!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This show I am playing on Saturday is now FREE! Curse of the Black Tongue will not be playing. So....FREE!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I've been working on a Giulietti accordion for some time. I would get done with these things sooner if I didn't have to, I don't know, cook most of the food and clean the house, dishes, and do the laundry. Goddamn women's work is what it is, and it's a damn waste of time. This accordion could have taken a day to finish.
It looked great on the outside, but on the inside, not so much. You might be surprised at what a perfect accordion on the outside can be like on the inside. Even so, I managed to fix all of the problems I have the supplies to address. Now to see how she sounds......