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Kimric Smythe

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I made the local newspaper
« on: July 11, 2018, 05:27:40 PM »

Local paper sent someone by last week and talked with me for about 2 hrs and did a nice article.
 It is well done and avoids the normal "how weird is this guy!" pitfall that I sometimes see.
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/at-smythes-accordion-center-the-squeezebox-business-booms/Content?oid=17991301
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Re: I made the local newspaper
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 07:46:07 PM »

Yea, a nice piece.  Let's hope it does your business some good!

Rob.
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Nick Collis Bird

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Re: I made the local newspaper
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 08:53:05 PM »

Great article and brilliant photo Kimric, well done, it’s obviously a great business.
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Re: I made the local newspaper
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 11:04:19 PM »

Nice one, Kimric!  That Swiss box is indeed a thing of beauty.

Cheers,
Joan Kureczka
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Re: I made the local newspaper
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 11:10:35 PM »

And in fact, the Bay Area is actually an accordion hot-bed, with the Cotati Accordion Festival north of San Francisco next month. However melodeon players are in short supply -- it's mostly plenty of piano accordions  of various sorts and a few Cajun box players. Just a handful of diatonic boxes, as far as I can discern. Mostly connected with the Bay Area Morris scene.
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Re: I made the local newspaper
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 07:39:19 AM »

I think there used to be a larger melodion scene , but I hardly sell any or get them in for service any more.
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Re: I made the local newspaper
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 05:49:38 PM »

Hi Kimric, wish your shop was there in the 80's!, i lived in San Francisco for two years between 87 & 89, on 14th street!, i got over to Oakland several times during my stay!, in fact i brought a 120 bass Milanti Piano Accordion back to England when i returned, which i purchased in the city, i used to attend the Irish Session at the Plough & Stars on a sunday evening!, hope your Business continues to grow!, best wishes, Aaron.
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