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April 19, 2013 8:20 AM   Subscribe

Play this accordion by resizing your browser window.
posted by swift (25 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thank you internet (and you too swift). that is exactly what we needed this morning!
posted by ShawnString at 8:26 AM on April 19, 2013


I was about to type "So awesome." and then I saw the tag.
posted by Kabanos at 8:26 AM on April 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


Then pretend you are one of these guys.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:28 AM on April 19, 2013


Is there sound? I'm not getting any sound.
posted by jph at 8:28 AM on April 19, 2013


Or you could pretend you're ET!
posted by jph at 8:29 AM on April 19, 2013


I got no sound too. But left the window open. When I went back to it later, it worked! There must be something it is downloading that can take a while before you get sound.
posted by eye of newt at 8:41 AM on April 19, 2013


It takes a bit for it to load fully.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:42 AM on April 19, 2013


I shared this on Facebook and the first response was, "I really needed this."


Note: Everyone needs an accordion.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:44 AM on April 19, 2013 [12 favorites]


So basically the mp3 stops playing when you don't resize the window. I was expecting something like a virtual accordion.
posted by JJ86 at 9:10 AM on April 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Is this meant to be used on a touch screen?
posted by Iknowno_one at 9:15 AM on April 19, 2013


So basically the mp3 stops playing when you don't resize the window. I was expecting something like a virtual accordion.

Diese bis elf gehen.
posted by swift at 9:20 AM on April 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


That was fun. But I wish it had been a bit more Parisienne than Bierkeller.
posted by essexjan at 9:24 AM on April 19, 2013


And it is always fun to be reminded of one of my favorite comic strips...
posted by 1367 at 9:26 AM on April 19, 2013


And also, for those of us who grew up in a house with an accordion, this might need a trigger warning.
posted by jph at 9:35 AM on April 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


I've come to understand, as an adult, with the help of Laurie, my beautiful wife... that there had been abuse in my family, but it was mostly musical in nature...
posted by jph at 9:56 AM on April 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


And it is always fun to be reminded of one of my favorite comic strips...

I've always like this one.
posted by Kabanos at 10:26 AM on April 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm using the phrasing of this joke I got here, but it was originally told to me by my friend who plays the accordion:
A woman drives downtown to the library. She parks out front and goes inside. A few minutes later as she stands in the book check-out line she remembers — she left her accordion in full view in the back seat! Dropping the books, she runs from the library and out to the street...

But it's too late. The back window has been totally smashed out and where her accordion sat only minutes ago, now sits two accordions!
posted by griphus at 10:31 AM on April 19, 2013 [11 favorites]


Oh, and if you want to listen to some sweet accordion music by that guy, he was the subject of an FPP a while ago.
posted by griphus at 10:35 AM on April 19, 2013


Awesome! Looks like it's supposed to be a Russian garmon, my favourite type of accordion.

The tune is called Na yarmarke. (FYI, in the video I just linked, a guy plays four garmons simultaneously, also pretty awesome.)
posted by Bektashi at 11:50 AM on April 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's not just an accordion -- it's a garmoshka! -- which gives me a delightful excuse to link to my very favorite Russian accordion song* (and a lovely English cover by Jason Webley).

*an excerpt from the adorable Cheburashka cartoon where a charming crocodile named Gena plays a tiny claymation replica of the same instrument modeled in the OP!
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 1:37 PM on April 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Then pretend you are one of these guys.

I was so sure that was going to be one of these guys....
posted by LeLiLo at 4:13 PM on April 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Not that anyone is going to care, but this totally sucks because I'm using compiz.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 4:30 PM on April 19, 2013


I was so sure that was going to be one of these guys ....

I too expected to be Schmenge cabbage-rolled.
posted by Kabanos at 4:36 PM on April 19, 2013


I needed that just now. Thanks for the fun.
posted by nickyskye at 7:46 PM on April 19, 2013


Does not work on mobile for some reason.
posted by miyabo at 8:46 PM on April 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


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