Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?



Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby Stephen Hawkins » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:46 pm

I know that we have a number of Canadian Accordionists on this forum, and I wonder how many of them will confess to their involvement in this matter.

It was, I assure you, purely by accident that I stumbled across the "Newfoundland Nude Accordionists Calendar." I was quite astounded to think that Canadian Accordionists were prone to playing their instruments in the buff, and worried about the potential consequences of such risky behaviour.

Indecorous behaviour aside, this is definitely a hazardous and foolhardy hobby. Please think about the potential for serious injury before removing your clothes.

Wow ---- You Canadians !!!
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Re: Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby JerryPH » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:14 pm

Not only can we do it in the buff, but at the same time, we can do it in -30C temperatures while riding our dog sleds to work!
(Brings new meaning to the word "shrinkage... lmao!)

I had to do some digging to get my car out of the snow at the local car parking lot today... we had a little snow. {}

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Re: Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby Glenn » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:34 am

I assume you only play standing up I view of the risks you take sitting down


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Re: Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby Stephen Hawkins » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:06 am

Jerry,

So, where are you on the calendar? Come on, admit it, you are on there somewhere.

Glenn,

It is a dangerous game, especially for those of us who are hairy specimens. I cringe just thinking about it.
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Re: Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby JerryPH » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:26 pm

Unfortunately, they refused my application for Mr. February. I think they were looking for people playing concertinas... something about not needing accordionists with big equipment.
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Re: Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby bocsa » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:27 pm

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sq ... p-calendar

(no link with the producer/seller) 2017 Calendar is available now so presumably the crowd funding was successful
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Re: Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby TomBR » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:04 pm

Brings to mind one the stories Phil Cunningham tells about Fergie MacDonald, (If you've seen Phil and Aly Bain playing as a duo you'll have heard others.)

Apparently Fergie was playing his accordion somewhere and his kilt had got rather "hitched up," shall we say. (He was dressed "traditionally.")

A concerned lady from the audience went up to him and said, sotto voce, "Mr MacDonald, d'ye know your w***y's hanging out!"

"Is that a Phil Cunningham tune?" said Fergie.




(I hope this is within the rules.)
http://www.accordionists.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=109
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Re: Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby AccordionUprising » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:42 pm

How could we not know about this?!? I can't find any references since it was a fundraiser in 2003. Is it still going on? I'd buy one.

http://www.upi.com/Naked-accordionist-c ... 060346887/
"Calendar takes off," get it?

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Re: Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby JeffJetton » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:16 pm

Reminds me of the old joke:

What do you call a group of topless female accordion players?

"Ladies in Pain"
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Re: Newfoundland - Who Would Have Thought It?

Postby Stephen Hawkins » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:38 pm

Jerry,

You should have auditioned with a tin-whistle.

Graham,

Thanks for the link. It was "interesting." The Newfoundland one was just blokes.
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