Esteban Jordan “The Jimmy Hendrix of The Accordion”

I love the music in SHA because as soon as I’m wandering around the ranch with that good ol’ fiddle and squeezebox music gently playing in my ear I can feel my blood turning to whisky, rough stubble growing on my chin, a spectacular handlebar moustache appearing on my upper lip, my clothes turning to worn leather and denim, spurs sprouting from my ankles, cactuses growing out of my skin, my thihgs tramsorming into galloping Appaloosas as i am become the game

yee haw



↳ “On the page it looked nothing. The beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse - bassoons and basset horns - like a rusty squeezebox. Then suddenly - high above it - an oboe, a single note, hanging there unwavering, till a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing the very voice of God.”   

Paul playing a Concertina 

“Paul’s playing a squeezebox called a Concertina - a very basic instrument. We were doing a song called How Many Million Miles from Back To The Egg. That’s a shot of an actual take. Paul is actually sitting outside on a balcony that overlooks the English Channel, recording his vocal and playing the squeezebox live.”

-Laurence Juber. 1978.

I just realized I have seen like zero oras musical talent headcanons???? here are some off the top of my head

-Archie plays fiddle like the devil himself, he’s so fucking good at fiddling and loves playing sea shanties and ballads, lots of traditional music and stuff. he can also play squeezebox/a tiny bit of accordion, and he can sing pretty well too. he can’t keep tempo at all though
-Shelly keeps tempo like a pro and has a lovely singing voice, even if it’s gotten rougher around the edges as she’s aged. she likes traditional ditties well enough but really loves electronic music and other more modern stuff, and knows some shit about synthesizers.
-Matt is tone deaf and can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but he is AMAZING with found percussive music - buckets, trees, pavement, pipes, if he has something to hit em with, he can and will make them sing their hearts out! he needs direction, though, so he jams best w/ someone like Shelly who keeps the pace constant.
-Maxie is either not musical at all OR knows how to play a bunch of strange dramatic instruments. like, pipe organ and full size upright bass. actually now in leaning towards the bass… also maybe he learned cello in school orchestra, idk.
-Tabitha doesn’t like music. however, he’s actually got a lovely, strong singing voice; he’d be a god given gift to opera if he didn’t find the volume and musical pieces offputtingly loud and old fashioned, though. he’d also be pretty good at rapping, too - he’s got a quick wit!
-Courtney learned violin through the Suzuki method, and also knows how to play concert piano. very straight laced stuff.

(Shelly teaches Courtney how to loosen up her style, Tabitha and Matt become an awesome street music duo, and Archie and Maxie started jamming together when they were in college and make a pretty good team, particularly playing ragtime.)

((shhhhhhh I love old fashioned music))

Logitech's Squeezebox Controller app makes the transition from Android to iOS
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After launching the Squeezebox Controller app on Android last month, what could Logitech do next other than release a version for your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. The features and interface appear to be identical, letting users control any or all Squeezeboxes on the WiFi network complete with metadata and album art.

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JCM as Hedwig at Squeezebox, singing “All the Young Dudes,” which I have never heard before… Should I keep tagging you guys (#angstheds) in these links?

We interrupt our normal programming to slip this into the Google results for the benefit of others:

I was trying to play 24-bit FLACs through my 16-bit Squeezebox Boom, and it was failing to downsample, just instantly skipping ahead to the next track with no error message.

Short answer: `apt-get install ia32-libs`

Long answer: Starting the daemon like so:

/usr/sbin/squeezeboxserver –d_server

gave me an error message:

sh: /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac: not found

Er OK.. 

$ (cd /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/ && ls -l flac)

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 480836 2011-11-28 15:45 flac

File exists and perms look normal… (squeezebox server aka logitech media server bundles its own binaries, you do not need to install debs for flac and friends)

$ /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac

-bash: /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac: No such file or directory


$ file /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac

/usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.4.1, stripped

$ uname -m


Oh right, I’m running a 64-bit OS and it’s a 32-bit binary. We need some i386 runtime libs. Screw that unhelpful error message from bash though!

$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

$ sudo /etc/init.d/logitechmediaserver restart

And now it works!