Still stuck in Colombia–musically

And why not when they’ve got cumbia bands like this with not one but two accordions.

And I really like the hats.

Think I’d look silly wearing one around here (Roxbury, NY)? Probably.

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We’ll be playing cumbias tonight, another song and dance form that’s native to Colombia, before crossing the Panama Canal and moving on up the Central American isthmus to Mexico and Texas.

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

Our kind of Easter Bunny

But just what is she doing with that carrot?

It doesn’t matter. We’ll be lying in wait for her when she comes to deliver the chocolate rabbits, jelly beans and marshmallow peeps.

Tonight on In heaven There Is No Beer, it’s not just Easter we’ll be celebrating in music, but all of Holy Week (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday), the opening day of trout season in NY and the beginning of National Poetry Month.

Quite an agenda.

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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 Pascal host,

Joe Markulin

Music from Columbia

Where accordions are likely to sprout strange appurtenances and emit even stranger sounds.

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We’ve just come back with a boatload of music you may never have heard before. Here’s a recipe for Vallenato, a popular Colombian musical form:

Ingredients:

1 caja (small bongo drum)

1 guacharaca (a ribbed stick played with a fork.  Think of it as a kind of washboard.

1 accordion

Mix well.  Guitars, bass and drums optional, but not advised.

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

Donkeys with accordions?

Be careful what you wish for . . .

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Join us tonight as we explore a controversy that is tearing our idyllic little community apart at the seams–i.e., the brouhaha over donkey basketball.

We’ll take a hard-hitting look at both sides of the story.  It’s got all the ingredients of a pot-boiler on the radio–strife, madness, betrayal, shrill, unfounded accusations, vicious personal attacks, slander, name calling, even red-baiting!

In Heaven There Is No Beer:   It’s take no prisoners radio!   It’s Hee-Haw with accordions!

And yes, in accordance with longstanding policy,  we do fully intend to rush in where wise men fear to tread.

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