Get your polka on, good people of the world. It’s June, and that can mean only one thing – National Accordion Awareness Month!
In celebration of all things accordion, I have a great line-up of photos for you this year. Plus, with 2008 being an election year, there’s sure to be lots of squeezing, wheezing and hot air in the atmosphere that we can try to channel into a few rousing dance steps.
So, find your best circle skirt and crinoline, then strap on your instrument for dance number one.
Borrow some notes from the Book of Rove songbook and find a jazzy refrain (“I have won the majority of the popular vote in the primaries.”) Doesn’t matter if it’s preposterous, simplistic or fantastical. Play it over and over and over and, if you play it long enough and often enough, it will become a Truth humming in the background.
It’s a simple dance, but be careful. The music never ends.
And a one, two, three . . .