Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dino Baffetti: The Tattoo

Just a few months after getting the tattoo of my beloved Hohner Erica, I've gone and finished the set. Below you can see may latest ink, a rendering by Moonman Sam of the Black Baffetti -- my Dino Baffetti three-row Tex-Mex. I love the R. Crumb style. This will probably be my last ink for a while ... at least until I get another box!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Pignol & Milleret Monday

I have not been attending to my duties. I've been traveling and actually had to move house. I'm in a very nice new place, and life is good. I did play at NEFFA with the quintet, Nouveau Chapeau. We played an hour of mazurkas for a mazurka dancing workshop. Who knew such a thing existed?!? That was a blast. Maybe next year scottishes?

For today I am posting two older vids worthy of study, they are of the duo Stephan Milleret and Norbert Pignol, two monsters in the field. Aside from their playing, they have been enormously influential on modern box playing through their four volume Diatonic Accordion Method. Here are the men themselves. Nearly 20 minutes of goodness.