Stomp your feet!

We’ll be getting back to our hard-core accordion roots tonight, but not without an excursus featuring a young Elvis Costello and a slightly used Chet Baker.

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In Heaven There Is No Beer, the biggest accordion show in New York (but not as big as the Big Joe Polka Show) is heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY.  We come to you every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM and the show streams live at  wioxradio.org.  Our broadcasts are also available on the iPhone.  Just go to the Apple App Store and search WIOX.  And on Margaretville Cable Channel 20.

For more information, pictures and shows form the vaults, try our web site: http://www.nobeer.org/  and note well, the website now has over 100 shows full of glorious accordion music for your listening pleasure.

Your host,,

Joe “Chet” Markulin

That Big Accordion sound is back

I know, for too long now, we have neglected our primary mission.   That is to say for the last few weeks (the last 40 years?) we have been wandering in the desert of the French chanson with the likes of Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg and their ilk.

Tonight we get back to basics.  All accordions, all the time.  The bigger, the better.

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In Heaven There Is No Beer, the biggest accordion show in New York (but not as big as the Big Joe Polka Show) is heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY.  We come to you every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM and the show streams live at  wioxradio.org.  Our broadcasts are also available on the iPhone.  Just go to the Apple App Store and search WIOX.  And on Margaretville Cable Channel 20.

For more information, pictures and shows form the vaults, try our web site: http://www.nobeer.org/  and note well, the website now has over 100 shows full of glorious accordion music for your listening pleasure.

Your big host,,

Joe Markulin

Elvis

The King (right) and the democratically elected president.

Aside from a virulent anti-communism and an aversion to drugs of all kinds (!), what else did these two men have in common?

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Nice belts?

Elvis apparently picked up some peculiar habits in the army:
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And Dick?  Who knows, in a moment of folly when he was under tremendous pressure, when it seemed that his dastardly misdeeds might well result in impeachment–  maybe he just needed a way to cut loose:

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Tonight we’ll be finishing up with our French extravagant,  the excessive, over-the-top Serge Gainsbourg and moving on to native born American extravagant, Elvis Presley.   In an unprecedented broadcasting move, we’ll be taking a look at the King’s diet in a special segment entitled, My Dinner with Elvis.

In Heaven There Is No Beer is heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY.  We come to you every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM and the show streams live at  wioxradio.org.  Our broadcasts are also available on the iPhone.  Just go to the Apple App Store and search WIOX.  And on Margaretville Cable Channel 20.

For more information, pictures and shows form the vaults, try our web site: http://www.nobeer.org/  and note well, the website now has over 100 shows full of glorious accordion music for your listening pleasure.

Your extravagant host,

Joe Markulin

Our Big Serge Gainsbourg Show!

Would you sleep with this man?

Me neither.

But every woman in France did!  They must have different criteria for attractiveness.  Or maybe it’s that black eye, that je ne sais quoi?

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Or perhaps in his youth he cut a more dashing figure?  Voila!

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Now that’s more like it!  That’s Serge Gainsbourg, French ladykiller, or killer of French ladies.  And on top of all that boyish charm, he was also a rock star.  Think of him as the French Elvis, except he had talent and wrote over 500 songs.

Tonight we’ll be listening to Serge on In Heaven There Is No Beer, heard exclusively on WIOX, community radio 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY.  We come to you every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM and the show streams live at  wioxradio.org.  Our broadcasts are also available on the iPhone.  Just go to the Apple App Store and search WIOX.  And on Margaretville Cable Channel 20.

For more information, pictures and shows form the vaults, try our web site: http://www.nobeer.org/  and note well, the website now has over 100 shows full of glorious accordion music for your listening pleasure.

Your Francophile for a day host,

Joe Markulin