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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Typecast: to the man playing accordion in the hall outside the event center after the Rush concert

6 comments:

Duffy Moon said...

Wait, enquiring minds want to know:
Was it more polka or zydeco? Because it makes a difference.

Certainly I'll tip my hat to both Primus and Rush (saw Rush myself fifteen years ago or so - Roll the Bones tour, I think - in Cleveland; never saw Primus, but would have liked to), but I can appreciate me some good zydeco accordian playing, from time to time.

CStanford said...

I wish I had had mature enough of a musical taste to discern.

If this happened now, I would probably stop and enjoy it. I have come to like accordions quite a lot.

Strikethru said...

You see, it's all a matter of perspective. I know the sort of allegiance Rush inspires in fans (am well acquainted with several hard core acolytes), and yet to me, they make an unpleasant, math-y sound, somewhere south of musical, to put it kindly. I might even yell "get a job!" at Geddy Lee if I was trapped in a concert hall during a Rush show.

Mike Speegle said...

Get ready fr the one slightly misogynistic thing that you'll ever hear me utter in these hallowed spheres: I seriously don't think that girls understand the affinity for Rush. Never met a one, the wife included. Oh sure, she doesn't make comments, but I can see her nose wrinkle whenever one of my mix CD's shuffles to "Spirit of Radio."

I could be wrong, though.

They're hitting Vegas on 8-14. I might go just to see if I can detect the lonesome warble of an accordionist...

SnohomishWriter said...

I will now go put "2112" on the record player and have a family rock-out session as we make our weekly Tuesday Big Breakfast. I might even spin a little Primus after that.

I saw Primus once at the Key Arena in Seattle. Wicked-good. Haven't seen Rush but I'd like to.

rino said...

I like the mild cognitive dissonance of the scene - hyped up guys coming out of a Rush gig, all Rushed up - confronted in passing by an accordion player playing the furthest-from-Rush music possible... it's almost magically dissonant/paradoxical - although not quite the string quartet outside a Metallica gig. If the accordionist had chosen a Steely Dan gig, it would've had joyous irony written all over it. But Rush... it almost seems to go against the laws of musical physics.