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And you’d better know who he was.

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Lovely song. Lovely voice. Looks like you can get it here.

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L’accordéon

It has become my opinion that the Accordion is the most versatile instrument in the world.  You can play anything on it!

Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor.  I’m sure you’ve heard it before.

This is one of the most ridiculous displays of musicianship I have ever seen.  The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is one of the most difficult violin pieces ever written….and this kid can play it on accordion, note-for-note, along with the orchestra parts.   His phrasing is impeccable.   Watch and be amazed:

Anna: “Did you see that thumb extension?  Beautiful…”

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start ’em young

Fast forward to 0:35 for some sweet hand motions.

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Thanks!

Sorry this is a bit tardy, but we’ve been sleeping off the KICKASS TIME we had at Felix’s on Friday.

Thanks to Sheri, Kurt and the gang for having us. We definitely had a good time!

That also might have been the last performance of the Cougar set for quite some time. We Couged all over everyone and minds were blown. Dogtown will take a while to recuperate, that’s for sure! Or reCOUGARate! That’s better.

Anyway, thanks again!

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Shocking Blue…

…is what I’ve been listening to today.  They are the Dutch band who wrote the song ‘Venus’:

Some more Shocking Blue tracks:

‘Waterloo’

‘Mighty Joe’, featuring the deadest live audience in history:

and my current favorite, ‘Hello Darkness’:

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