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Below are two clips from February’s climactic street performance.  I promised that, no matter what shape my accordion skills were in at the end of the month, I’d do a street performance, and I delivered!  It was better than I feared it could be, but worse than I’d hoped it would turn out.  Ultimately, the performance was exactly what it should have been:  Fun.  Nothing more, and nothing less.

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Fellow Brave Newbie, Angela, has joined forces with me learning a new instrument.  Look!  She has a ukulele!  And we’re kind of sort of covering my accordion hero, Jason Webley, with the song “Eleven Saints.”  Oddly enough, Jason Webley doesn’t play accordion in this song, so I’m trying to figure out a part on my squeeze box that fits.  I’ve got the bass chords figured out, but the melody’s going to take a little more creativity I guess.

Angela’s done an amazing job learning ukulele, she’s tackling this song heroicly.

Also, we were playing along with the song, and the microphone in the MacBook is apparently positioned right next to the speakers, so through much of the song the actual Jason Webley is drowning us out.

Progress slowed slightly, as today I prepared to learn a new song with Angela, so we might play a accordion/ukulele duet.  Unfortunately, after restringing her ukulele, we were not able to get it to hold it’s tuning, so, well… there was that.  I was looking forward to posting footage of the duet, but it didn’t happen, so you’ll have to make something up.  Angela’s an impressive girl, so I’m fairly sure once we figure this whole tuning thang out she’ll destroy me with her musical abilities.

We also pursued the pigeon man of Silver Lake to do an accordion/pigeon photoshoot.  He did not show up to the photoshoot, but with a good photographer, the day was not entirely a bust.

I now present what you should consider a formal invitation to see my French counterpart, lowly pigeon farmer Pierre d’Awesome, show off whatever accordion playing skills can be gained in the course of a single month.
Pierre Pier Show
Remember, regardless of how good or how awful I am at the end of this month, this show will happen.  Feel free to come, bring your family, bring your friends, and see what happens!

Also, for your edification, here’s the pigeon man of Silver Lake who, had he attended our photoshoot, may have prevented me from Photoshopping myself into this ridiculous scenario.

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Phil WarrenPhil Warren (81)
Founder and editor of The Brave New, Phil Warren is now an accordion player, a minister, a sonic weapons expert, a director, a photographer, a public speaker, and a bunch of other things. Mostly he's an adventurer though. An adventurer who smells nice. Except when he doesn't.
NickNick (6)
One part Burner and one part Engineer; I’ve lived through twenty-five-and-a-half winters, and aim to keep it that way. My world is a strange one, and it’s my goal to make it stranger.

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