• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Accordion

    February 5th, 2005
    music  [html]
    I got an accordion! It's a Scandalli piano-accordion from the 40s, fullsize, with two stops. I'm very happy with it. I had been playing the accordion Davy lent to Rosie during winter break, and it made me remember how much i used to play the piano. So I decided to get one. I bought it on eBay, which was pretty uneventful, except that it arrived on the 26th, but I never got the package slip, so it languished in the mailroom until the 2nd. When I first opened it, it looked like it was in pretty bad condition, because almost half the bass keys were stuck on. I opened it up (which was fun; it's from the 40s and it has a really interesting mix factory made metalwork (to put on the right notes for the chords) and careful woodwork) and there were five or six keys that were slightly out of position so they were stuck under the housing. Freeing them freed their partners, and they all came out. There are a two keys that need oiling but I'll get to them.

    Comment via: facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Austerity is Inefficient

    Working on an emergency timetable for regional rail has made it clear how an environment of austerity requires tradeoffs that reduce efficiency. I already talked about how the Swiss electronics before concrete slogan is not about not spending money but ab…

    via Pedestrian Observations February 27, 2021

    Fireside Friday, February 26, 2021

    Fireside this week, but next week we are diving into our long awaited series on pre-modern textile production, though we will be particularly focused on the most important clothing fibers in the Mediterranean world, wool and linen (rather than, say, silk …

    via A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry February 26, 2021

    The Troubling Ethics of Writing (A Speech from Ancient Sumer)

    (Translated from a transcript of an ancient Sumerian speech by Uruk's most well-respected Scriptological Ethicist) Writing is a profoundly dangerous technology: Access to writing was initially, and still remains, uneven. What's worse, the rich are m…

    via BLOG - Cullen O'Keefe February 15, 2021

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact