Bellows and Babes

As promised, you will see a couple small versions of me as a pin up for the Accordion Babes Calendar project but first here’s the pitch. The Accordion Babes calendar will include 12 full-color pin-up photos of women and their accordions; previews of some of the content are available here.…

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Squeezin’ Cheesecake

Renée de la Prade has asked several of us local accordion-playing women to be part of an “Accordion Babes” Pin-up calendar for 2009. Her plan is to bundle a sampler CD with the calendar. All very cool. I love the idea of beauties and the bellows! So yesterday I went…

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Magical Kingdom of Kotati

As part of the Cotati Accordion Festival’s grass roots promotional push, I participated in the Cotati Kid’s Parade today (7/12/08) with festival organizer Scott Goree and his daughters, Renee and Rachel. The theme was the above mentioned Magical Kingdom hence that lovely millinery fantasy I am wearing. Perfect weather again,…

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Dancing without the Czars

These men can dance! Da! They are performing traditional Ukrainian Cossack dance moves. Not for the week-kneed. I’ve watched it several times, always in awe. Looks like footage from around the 40s. The tune is “It’s Like That” by Run DMC. And yes I have spent entirely too much time…

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