Martin White from England sez, "In October 2003 I bought myself a 72-bass piano accordion. Since then I have used it to terrorise the internets with alarming renditions of popular melodies. I take requests." He's posted dozens of unaccompanied under-rehearsed accordian instrumentals, covering everyone from ABBA and Hall and Oates to Nick Cave and Nirvana. And he "covers" Cage's "4'33" " (yuk yuk). This take on the Human League's classic had me chuckling:
"Don't You Want Me" - Throw this over a 2-step drum beat and we've got a new polka standard.
But when he does rehearse he can create wonderful original tunes, like this Robyn Hitchcock-like gem:
"In The Evil Castle" - still just accordian, but with overdubbed vocals this time.
Thanks to the essential Radio Clash podcast for the tip. The latest episode of RadioClash is an all-outsider music marathon, by the way.