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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ahh one anda two, turn on athe bubble machine!

It seems that when I won at the Western States Accordion Festival I got the top cute little sticker. When I participated in 1959, I got this huge cute sticker. Says a lot about budgets and winners. The little sticker was won in 1960 the last year I actively competed.







Hum, what's in the bottom case? A mystery for only the best of sleuths I think!



Oh look!. It's Rosemary's Scandalli accordion with the sticker on the case (see pix above) from when it arrived in the States from Italy! And what is on the accordion itself? Why, another cute little winner sticker!

Proof positive that it is a Scandalli. No second rate accordions for me, no sir. Lorraine you should be very afraid because if I can find major C and some sheet music.......




15 comments:

Rhea said...

Do people cringe when you tell them you play the accordion? Nothing against you, but the accordion is just not the most popular instrument. You must have been good, though. Why not put an audio file on your blog so we can all hear you play?

rosemary said...

Ahh, rhea. You assume 1. that I know HOW to put an audio file on my blog; I don't. 2. The only recording I have is of the band I was the "mistress" of in 1960 that did win and I am a "featured" accordionist which means I played the hard parts that my little kids could not. 3. I couldn't play the thing now if it was a matter of life and death. 4. Yup, I was good...but I hated the instrument and yes, I was teased.

Auld Hat said...

So...the legends are true then.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Wow! I've heard they're very hard to play - you must have a talent for music! :-)

Sandy said...

An accordian was crucial to the polka music I grew up with - and yes, we all learned to play. My dad never called it anything but a squeeze-box. And sadly, we still have one.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i thought this was neat, i had tried to play it once, but like all instruments i can't play one of them. But i do like the polka, and a polka is no good without one.

Cazzie!!! said...

Make a recording on you tube and so we can watch it being played :)

Lorraine said...

I'm telling you, Rosie...I want "La vie en rose" and I want YOU to play it!

Stephanie said...

What's an accordian? Ha Ha just kidding!!!!!

jan said...

You are indeed a lady of multiple talents. It's time for the accordian to make a comeback in the music world.

kenju said...

It must be an Italian thing. Mr. kenju wantd to have one played at our son's wedding reception, but I said "nooooooooooo-ooo-oooo-ooo"!!

JessnBekahsmom said...

Hi Rosemary, No, I didn't fall off the edge of the earth. I just posted a new entry.

And this brings back memories, as my mom used to play the accordion. Very well in fact. She would play all the german polkas and dad would get out his harmonica. Good memories for me. And I couldn't for the life of me figure out how she could do like twelve things at once on that thing!

Glad to see you are doing well. :-)

gina said...

Okay, you amaze me. I have, in my lifetime, attempted to play the piano - and could knock your socks off playing the right hand (that's the only part of the music I could really read), and I could even play a few chords on the guitar, but nothing more difficult than Kumbaya or something like that. I suck at playing musical instruments, so I know I could never, EVER play the accordion. You are a very talented woman!

Middle Child said...

Its beautiful. I just remembered a very shameful thing I did to my mum when i was 18.

I was living in a hovel bed sit and had moved to the city...Mum was a widow with still two kids at home. She knew how much I had loved the old house piano and that I was a bit down in my flat...no TV phone or anything...so one day when she visited she brought me this accordian and said she knew it wasn't the same as the piano but at least it was music.

What a wonderfulk mum she was...to my shame about a year later I hocked that accordian because I was moving...mum never asked what happened to it. I would have hurt her I know. I believe I made up for that in the following years as we grew very close...but sometimes the young can be very cruel.

Middle Child said...

I would love to hear it too...I have no idea how to put such things on the blog...someone would know.