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The World Accordion to Nerd Culture

The accordion is one of those instruments that has a reputation for being annoying, but seems to have grown in acceptance as of late. One major point in its favor is its versatility. I seem to recall hearing on NPR … Continue reading

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They Haven’t Yet Built the Man That’ll Keep Old Johnny Down

They Might Be Giants have been my official favorite band for some years now, dating back to when it was much easier for me to choose a favorite because I didn’t have albums by that many artists. This isn’t the … Continue reading

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Weird Is Back

This time, I have both an album and a book review. “Weird Al” Yankovic, Alpocalypse – Within the past two decades or so, Weird Al has been releasing albums at a rather slow pace, but there was a particularly long … Continue reading

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I’ll Bet You’ve Never Seen a Skirt Steak Worn This Way

You’ve probably heard by now about the ongoing drama involving “Weird Al” Yankovic and Lady Gaga. Al asked permission to do a parody of “Born This Way,” and was told that he’d have to record the song before Germanotta would … Continue reading

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Stanley Freberg, the All-American Dog

Stan Freberg, The Tip of the Freberg – My wife Beth recently picked up this 1999 boxed set of Stan’s most famous recordings, in four compact discs and a video tape. I think my own interest in Freberg’s work derived … Continue reading

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