Our Big Jacques Brel Show!

That’s the man, the guy who wrote Seasons in the Sun and only one of the greatest singer/songwriters (not to mention performers) of the past century.   In a departure from our recent practice, this week In Heaven There Is No Beer  will steer clear of dead rabbits and soft-core pornography to concentrate on the music.  Imagine what an unprecedented step.  But don’t worry, plenty of accordions, and a few iconoclastic surprises. Brel_Jacques

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 “We had joy, we had fun” host,

Joe Markulin

Let’s pretend we’re bunny rabbits. . .

Some bunny rabbits are cute beyond belief, wear children’s clothing and even play the accordion:

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Others, well, because of their trespasses and transgressions, find themselves in dire straits:

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What kind of rabbit are you! Just answer one question:

1. Good rabbit: I wear children’s clothing and engage in a host of related anthropomorphic behaviors.

2, Bad rabbit: I sneak into people’s gardens and eat everything that isn’t nailed down.

Join us tonight for songs about rabbits, a discussion of so-called poetry and all the accordion music that isn’t nailed down.

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 Rabbit (rabid?) host,

Joe Markulin

Don’t bother to pack your nylons

Just keep them pretty legs showin’
It gets hot down where we’re goin’

—John Hiatt, Drive South

And it gets hot on WIOX tonight, with some summer accordion music, by turns smokin’ by turns languid.   Sit back and relax with us, and enjoy your vacation.  To facilitate just that, we’ll be sharing some of our closely held secrets: ie.  what to eat and drink in summer’s warm, sometimes sticky embrace.

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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 sultry, steaming host,

Joe Markulin

Everybody loves the accordion

No one more than people who are down on their luck for obvious reasons.

Take these fellows. I think they are Knights Templar, and the photo was taken during the siege of Jerusalem in 1197.

While we can’t find any original cast recordings from the Second Crusade, we do have a load of music from people who suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in our own day and age.  Tonight, the accordion of contumacy (look it up)!  And we’ll be featuring the music of our old friends, the Basques as well as that of other people in hard-bitten and put-upon places–Sardinia and Corsica.

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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 hard-bittten and pout-upon host,

Joe Markulin