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stuff you won't care about. [Jul. 10th, 2006|03:15 pm]
Roy Janik
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Kaci and I saw a midnight showing of Pirates of the Carribean when it opened. It was good, though not as enjoyable as the first movie to me. But I still enjoyed it.

My favorite part of the movie by far, though, was when a concertina suddenly appeared in the Tortuga scene. Not only was it onscreen, but it was clearly actually in the soundtrack, too. Too often concertinas are seen onscreen only to be replaced by an accordian, soundwise. The pirate playing it seemed to have a fair idea what he was doing, too.

As to the concertina, I have no idea what its make or model was. I did notice that it had bellows papers. The fine people on Concertina.net say that it was an anglo 20 button. So my guess would be that it was a Lachenal or Wheatstone.

The other funny thing is that the movie takes place in what, the 1770s or something? The concertina wasn't invented until 1830 or so. Of course, if you're willing to accept curses, squid people and magical compasses, you might as well accept one anachronistic concertina.

Speaking of, I started playing my concertina again last night. Every time I do, I get sad, because I'm not paying it the proper attention it deserves. Maybe, just maybe, I can motivate myself again.

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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2006-07-10 09:58 pm (UTC)
My favorite part of the movie by far, though, was when a concertina suddenly appeared in the Tortuga scene.
Come to think of it, you were very excitable during that part. You may have even squealed with delight while pointing it out. heh
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[User Picture]From: york99
2006-07-10 11:17 pm (UTC)
When I found out you played the uke, I was immediately intrigued by you. Such a unique instrument. Now it seems as though you are an afficianado of different instruments. Where does that come from? And is there anything that a guy who is not musically inclined could pick up rather quickly... preferably something guaranteed to impress the ladies?
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[User Picture]From: avalonsmorgaine
2006-07-11 03:14 am (UTC)
Share your concertina with the world! You're a great musician! :)
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2006-07-28 04:49 am (UTC)

slide whistle

that movie was almost responsible for making steve and me miss our return flight out of the u.s. a couple weeks ago. it was really ridiculously long.

steve has not touched his concertina in 1.5 years. our friends here did give him a kickass bayon, though.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-07-28 02:42 pm (UTC)

Re: slide whistle

man, I have not been playing the concertina much AT all. This will hopefully be rectified when the Celtic Music sessions at UT start up again. I hope so, anyhow.

What's a bayon? I think you might have told me once.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2006-07-28 04:00 pm (UTC)

Re: slide whistle

the internet has informed me that i should be saying "bayan."
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-07-28 08:44 pm (UTC)

Re: slide whistle

Damn. Now you've got me curious.
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