Awesome or painful? “Yes”

I didn’t make it out for the Week o Accordion at the Kennedy Center, but a friend of mine went one evening. The subject line of this post covers the exchange we had about it. She suggested examining the feed footage on their website, which I am doing now. I think I concur with her review, though it’s about 60% painful for me.

Not they they’re not technically accomplished, and it’s impressive some of the pieces the orchestras full of accordions are capable of doing renditions of. However it brings to mind for me a quote that I was told was an old Russian proverb: “It’s not impressive how well the bear dances, but that it dances at all.” For my money the best bit I’ve heard so far is what sounds like a German beer hall tune (at the 48 minute mark), not the Bach or modern pieces. I’m a victim of my own prejudice here, I am sure. Go listen and decide for yourself.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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