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Stotty

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Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« on: December 24, 2018, 06:17:58 PM »


Now even featuring in perfume adverts..
https://youtu.be/ZS6D5YHHxtE

I assumed from the bellows that it was a Castagnari, when I first saw the "shorter" advert on TV, but not so sure having seen the full film on Youtube.
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 06:33:30 PM »


Now even featuring in perfume adverts..
https://youtu.be/ZS6D5YHHxtE

I assumed from the bellows that it was a Castagnari, when I first saw the "shorter" advert on TV, but not so sure having seen the full film on Youtube.

Gee, I hope not.

I always love it when the instruments in the shot bear little to no sonic relationship to the sound track.  In this case visuals are backed by a piano and a horn section.   Maybe a MIDI- melodeon???
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 06:57:13 PM »

I assumed from the bellows that it was a Castagnari, when I first saw the "shorter" advert on TV, but not so sure having seen the full film on Youtube.
Yes - it's a Castagnari, an older version of the Handry I think. The Castagnari Cortina was a two row model with the fancy carving on the ends, but I don't know if the three row version with fancy ends went by a different name.
Rees might know...
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 07:01:16 PM »



Gee, I hope not.

I always love it when the instruments in the shot bear little to no sonic relationship to the sound track.  In this case visuals are backed by a piano and a horn section.   Maybe a MIDI- melodeon???
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Maybe Mr Pikey Holland and his Streb in fancy dress? (both of them of course)
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 10:01:30 PM »

It's definitely a Handry, nineties model. The carved Cortina style body was not a catalogue model but could be ordered by special request.
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2018, 10:29:09 AM »

There is precedence here. Witness the attached 1930's photo of Coco Chanel making a telephone call from her apartment at the Ritz, whilst simultaneously knocking out a quick tune on her new button accordeon.
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2018, 11:34:29 AM »

That singer has  too many teeth...
« Last Edit: December 25, 2018, 11:36:32 AM by richard.fleming »
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2018, 03:31:06 PM »

Were they ever uncool?

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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2018, 11:12:19 PM »

The kids have just explained who she is, well no dragons and wearing clothes how was I to know?  :o

Merry Crimble from the Boglands, where the word of the day seems to be 'Buuuuuuuurp'  :-[
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2018, 11:27:24 PM »

I thought she may have been Mr Ed's sister!
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2018, 11:47:24 PM »

I thought she may have been Mr Ed's sister!

Surely that would be “Sister Ed”?
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2018, 11:52:53 PM »

That singer has  too many teeth...

As it is the pantomime season, is it pertinent to ask if this is a  trap for Little Red Riding Hood?
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Re: Are Melodeons becoming cool?
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2018, 11:54:21 PM »

The diatonic button accordion has always been the cooler/better looking instrument of the free reed family. 8)

Also, you can actually move around while playing the thing.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp0LqPfFvMv/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=yfnfckefadjy

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZzu3thnRUi/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1hr0kmc7aj8ix

No offense to the PA/CBA/Concertina/Bandoneon/harmonium etc. players
« Last Edit: December 26, 2018, 09:27:19 PM by RustyReedz »
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