The healing doesn't stop the feeling.

I’M SO EXCITED Y’ALL

So this happened

(I know it’s hard to read, but it says “the healing doesn’t stop the feeling.” I’ll take better pix once it’s healed up a bit. For now I am BUBBLING OVER WITH EXCITEMENT.)

"Rhythm Section Want Ad" bridge translation

Rhythm section want ad

No others need apply

To the rhythm section want ad

And here’s the reason why

BECAUSE I CAN PLAY BADASS ACCORDION SOLOS, MOTHERFUCKER

John is both cute and demented here which is a hard combination to pull off well.

John is both cute and demented here which is a hard combination to pull off well.

Music self-played is happiness self-made

After kind of giving up on it for awhile, I am practicing my accordion (SIDNEY) again! And it’s really fun! And I’m actually starting to get somewhere!

I’m starting to get somewhere because I’ve decided to use the CHEATER shortcut route, pioneered by A CERTAIN PERSON I COULD NAME, i.e. using the keys instead of the buttons. I always joke about what a bum he is for doing that, but it’s actually a million times easier, and I don’t even fucking know how to play piano. Anyway, I’m mostly just learning to play his songs, and it works just fine for him, so.

Tip to my fellow learners out there: “She’s an Angel” is a very good beginner song. In addition to it just being ONE OF THE BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME and therefore an awesome one for you to be able to say was the first one you learned, it’s pretty simple—the verses are just the one bass note of course (at first I was just playing and singing that to get my confidence up, haha) and then the choruses are just a repeating pattern of four chords, and the fourth only shows up a couple of times.

Oh, further tip, you can find out the chords from the guitar tabs on the wiki, if you didn’t know that already.

I always see myself with my accordion and think I look DAMN good, and want to take pictures and stuff, and then I remember that most people (or, honestly, pretty much ANY people actually) don’t have an ACCORDION FETISH from being madly, madly in love with an accordion player and so aren’t automatically all excited by seeing someone with an accordion. Well, those people are WRONG.

Sooooooooooooo much hotter

  • typewrittengirl: why watch actual porn when you can watch a skeletal nerd with an accordion jumping and flailing and walking like a zombie
  • typewrittengirl: I DO NOT KNOW

Y’all TMBG is re-releasing the first two albums and the EPs of “(She Was A) Hotel Detective” and “They’ll Need a Crane” for Cassette Store Day. This is kind of adorable.