Outlaws with Accordions

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Outlaws.

Bandits.

Folk heroes

And other louche characters

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Last week’s phenomenally successful show featuring narcocorridos was our most well received ever.   See what the critics are saying:

Siskel and Ebert: 2 thumbs up!

Robert Parker: 99!

The Catholic Legion of Decency: a C rating–morally objectionable and condemned!

This week, in the same vein, we’ll follow up with songs about outlaws and bandits.

Join us for  In Heaven There Is No Beer,  heard on WIOX, community radio (aka Radio Free Roxbury),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.

Your bandido host,

Joe Markulin

Do you have an AK-47 in your band?

I didn’t think so.

How about two and a sidearm?

Americans are so pusillanimous!   Well, even if you’re not a risk-taker you can still put an accordion in the band–and get white cowboy boots for everybody.

Tonight on In Heaven There Is No Beer we take a serious look (seriously, honest!) across our southern border.  There, we’ll find drugs, violence, murder, betrayal, torture, and extortion–all immortalized in song.  Welcome to the musical world of the narcocorrido.   We’ll be boldly going where angels fear to tread.  None dare call it anthropology.  Musicology?   How about Ethnomusicology–on the radio!

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Join us in taking a look at Mexico’s hottest outlaw music and some of the people who play it.  It’s not for the feint of heart.  In Heaven There Is No Beer  is heard on WIOX, community radio (aka Radio Free Roxbury),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.

Your host,

Signor Professor Jose Markulin

The Fabulous Markulin Brothers!

That’s us–me, Li’l Joey and big brother Dominick–on our first and only appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.  We came on right after Topo Gigio, the Little Italian Mouse and right before Johnny Cash who did,  Don’t Take Your Guns to Town.   We did our signature hit–Santa Lucia.

Two kids, two accordions, two little, piping voices–and the rest is magic.

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Join us tonight in taking a look back at those endless days and salad days and days of moldy mayonnaise.  In Heaven There Is No Beer  is heard on WIOX, community radio (aka Radio Free Roxbury),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.

Your host, older now but none the wiser.

Joe Markulin

Salute to Flaco

At 75, he’s been around forever.

And this year, on top of everything else– a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Now ask yourself, how many musicians ever got one of those for PLAYING THE ACCORDION?  Right.

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Join us in taking a look back at Flaco Jimenez and some of the people he played with.  In Heaven There Is No Beer  is heard on WIOX, community radio (aka Radio Free Roxbury),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.

Your host,

Joe Markulin