Dancing Girls and All That

Building up to a big Christmas celebration next week, we’ll be listening to some festive secular music tonight.

Just for practice.

Some waltzes, a little java, and a few sea chanties before finally heading off definitively, once and for all, into Santaland.

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The fun starts at 8:00. In Heaven There Is No Beer is heard 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.

Your host,

Joe Markulin

Conjunto Los Pinkys!!!!

Did my wife Pinky Madame finally start her own band?  Not quite. These guys have been around for a while.

Come one, come all: Pinkos, Commies and other fellow travelers, join us tonight for In Heaven There Is No Beer, as we present, for your listening pleasure, Los Pinkys!  From Austin, Texas.

We’ll hang around the Texas/Mexico border for a while, before heading off into uncharted waters.   Because no holiday goes uncelebrated in our musical offerings.  We’re the only radio show to feature a special musical tribute not only to the Immaculate Conception, but to Pearl Harbor Day as well.  On the accordion.

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In Heaven There Is No Beer is heard 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.

Your host,

Joe Markulin
I’m tickled pink!

Polka Dots and the most unlikely Polka ever recorded

That’s 50 cent (pronounced Fiddy Sent) with the accordion.

Hear Mr. Cent perform his famous Party In Da Club as a polka, tonight exclusively on In Heaven There Is No Beer, where the hits just keep on coming.  As for the polka dot, just what connection does it have with the happy dance form?

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All will be revealed onIn Heaven There Is No Beer heard 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 host,

Joe Markulin

Some guys just don’t get it!

After all, there is a practical, PORTABLE keyboard instrument. It’s called an accordion!

Eschewing this handy musical contraption can lead to all sorts of compromises and awkward choices. But some fellows, like Big Tiny Little still insist on lugging around a piano.

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Even Christian missionaries had more common sense. When they went off to bring the one, true faith to the dark continent and to it’s benighted African inhabitants, they brought along accordions. Not pianos. Not organs. Maybe the occasional harmonium.

Tonight, among other things, we’ll be giving a nod to Lawrence Welk (a wink and a nod?). Arguably, Lawrence did more for the accordion than anybody else in the 20th Century, including consigning it to musical oblivion for decades.

In Heaven There Is No Beer, the biggest accordion radio show in New York, maybe the world, 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 host,,

Joe Markulin