Musicians have thick Corpora Callosa!

The Corpus Callosum is a band of neural fibers that connect the two hemispheres of the brain. Musicians have thicker ones than none musicians. But, that is not all. Musicians’ brains fire in “intricate, interrelated and astonishingly fast sequences”. Playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain.…

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New Release! Shake Those Bones!

Hurray! Our fifth album is here. We are back to the high seas with “Shake Those Bones“, our follow up album to “Skull and Magpies”. Ten new tunes (plus a bonus track) inspired by rogues, reprobates, romance and rum. There’s shades of ska, celtic flavors, a cumbiaesque song, a cajunesque…

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Two Crazy Czech Music Finds

So there I was researching Czech and Slovak tunes (honestly) and I come across this wayout b/w music film from 1964 Czech TV. Wonderfully strange, a bit corny but clever all the same. Dancing girls, befuddled scientists in lab coats, a gramophone, pop stars … Note this is 17 years…

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CAF ’10 = Big Fun!

The 2010 Cotati Accordion Festival was two days of squeezin’ bliss and a chance to hang with friends and fans and make new ones. I’m collecting all the photos and video and will be posting asap. Meanwhile … Death really, really liked this artwork and insisted that I get a…

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Our New CD – Now available everywhere!

"Flashbacks – the Mad Maggies play vintage hits", is now available throughout the digital universe. We invite you to listen, buy and share with everyone you know. For easy listening and recommending, go to one of these sites: CDBaby – "the" friendliest, most supportive place for indie artists. They provide…

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