Starting’ the New Year out right

Shopping for accordions at The Button Box in Sunderland, Mass. with owner Doug Creighton.  That’s me on the right.

Amazing shop, hundreds of accordions, including many historically significant pieces and concertinas of the store’s own manufacture.  Gorgeous little instruments.  For more info, www.buttonbox.com

And join us tonight for our our first show of the New Year, In Heaven There Is No Beer’s Accordion Onslaught for 2017.

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OK, I didn’t get a new accordion, or even a concertina, but I did pick up some sweet sheet music, Italian Favorites for Accordion.  Coming soon, heart-rending versions of Torn’a Surriento, ‘O Sole Mio and Santa Lucia.  For tonight, our Twelfth Night celebration, a nod to the Three Kings and some ungodly beautiful Estonian holiday fare.

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 and internet apps such as Tunein Radio. And locally, on Margaretville Cable Channel 20 where the reception is crystal clear.

Your host,

Joe Markulin

Feeling festive yet?

Yeah, us too.

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This season we celebrate the man who gave new meaning to the phrase, WHITE CHRISTMAS.

The white man in the White House, as God intended.

The man who is bringing class back to back to that stodgy old mansion.

But the white piano?  Oh well, have a Liberace Christmas!

To you and yours, what else can we say?

Happy Holidays

Joe And Pinky

Dick and Jane’s Christmas

That was then.

Nowadays, Li’l Dickie would be staring with rapt, idiot absorption into his new cell phone, and Jane would be in the driver’s seat of her brand new, bright, shiny red Mercedes Benz, the only industrial article still manufactured by elves in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole.

Ugh!  Fight the power.  For Christmas, get your kid a musical instrument.  If you yourself are not musically inclined and don’t know where to begin, why not start at the beginning of the alphabet—A is for accordion!

In fact, accordions are brighter and shinier than a new Mercedes, so they make great Christmas decorations.  What could go wrong?

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And while you’re wrapping that squeezebox for the little shaver, join us tonight for our big accordion Christmas show with a surprise guest host.

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 and internet apps such as Tunein Radio.  And locally, on Margaretville Cable Channel 20 where the reception is crystal clear.

Your host,

Joe Markulin

Turkey? Ham? Why not Accordion Salami!

For all your Holiday dinner needs—the versatile, indeed flexible accordion salami!  Accompany with accordion potatoes, a salad if you must, and a giant-sized red wine.  Apologies to all our vegetarian listeners.

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Get the top secret recipe tonight on In Heaven There Is No Beer, and stay tuned for some of the best good time accordion music in Delaware County, maybe in all New York state, songs about bullies, stevedores,even the Virgin Mary and Sophia Loren (one and the same or unpardonable blasphemy?).

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 and internet apps such as Tunein Radio.  And locally, on Margaretville Cable Channel 20 where the reception is crystal clear.

Your host,

Joe Markulin

n.b. For the salami picture and recipe, credit and many thanks to Jeff and Mildred Zell of Brooklyn.