“We not only sing. . .

But we can dance just as good as we want.”

And play the accordion at the same time.

And he’s fast!  That’s Brazilian accordionist Sivuca as a young man.  Later in life, he would come to resemble Santa Claus, dance even better and play faster.

Tonight on In Heaven There Is No Beer we intend to investigate the musical link between speed and virtuosity.  Are faster accordion players better?  More skillful?  More masters of their instruments?  And who is the fastest of them all?

The fun begins at 8:00, so join us, stopwatch in hand, to see who will carry away the laurels.

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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  host,

Fast Joey Markulin

Accordions! Yodeling!

Can Alpenhorns be far  behind?

Can Cowboys like Sourdough Slim be far behind?

And ultimately, can throat surgery be far behind?

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Join us tonight as we investigate the yodel in all it’s musical, cultural and anatomical chaos, disorder and splendor.

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 glottally challenged host,

Joe Markulin

Shotguns and Accordeons

Sorry for the spelling, but what do these “tools” have to do with your current gardening enterprises, with our recent inclement weather and, more importantly, what do they have to do with the French Revolution?

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We’ll pull it all together for you tonight on In Heaven There Is No Beer, the world’s only educational accordion radio show.   We bring the lessons of history (past history, to be sure) to you for immediate use and application to your everyday problems.

In Heaven There Is No Beer is heard on WIOX, community radio,91.3 AM, Roxbury, NY. We come to you every Thursday evening at 8:00 PMand 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 sans culottes host,

Joe Markulin

And yeah, I know, the hat in that picture is a Colombian Volteado.  Protective camouflage.

What? Our Lord Jesus Christ on accordion!

You wish, but banish the thought.

That’s Chango Spasiuk. Bearded and long haired like the Savior, he is however an Argentine accordionist and proponent of the local, lively, danceable chamame music.

Tonight we’ll follow Chango (not his real name; Chango was the Yoruban god of thunder) as he plays and dances his way through a  Ukrainian wedding in northwestern Argentina.

In unrelated doings, we’ll take a piercing look at what the French Revolution can teach farmers in times of adversity.

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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 host,

Joe Markulin