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AccordionBruce

@AccordionBruce@mastodon.social

#AccordionHistorian 🤓 🪗 Author of Accordion Revolution: a People’s History of the Accordion in North America from the Industrial Revolution to Rock ‘n’ Roll (2019) 📚 🪗 Successful #AccordionEmoji sponsor (2020) 🤩 🪗 #AccordionNoir Radio DJ (2006 – )

I used Advanced Search for old tweets daily so I’m making my posts searchable via Tootfinder. But I guess we're getting search on Mastodon now too, which is nice

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georgetakei , to random
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Reason number 5 billion why libraries are the best ❤️📚

AccordionBruce ,
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@georgetakei

Perennially voted “most loved social service” places I’ve lived

georgetakei , to random
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It IS possible.

AccordionBruce ,
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@georgetakei
Birthmarks help

catswhocode , to actuallyadhd group
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@actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd What's your favorite stimmy music, if any? Mine seems to be Jeff Buckley recently, but I think Led Zeppelin is another

AccordionBruce ,
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@Uair @catswhocode @actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd
My friend used to say Star Wars was like that: there was no content 🚀

Never thought of a relationship with Led Zeppelin, but I can see some bombastic similarities 🎸

AccordionBruce ,
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@punishmenthurts @Uair @catswhocode @actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd
I think there’s a story of some truly challenging SF writer like JG Ballard dismayed at all the cheap violence

AccordionBruce ,
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@dirtyoldtown @Uair @catswhocode @actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd
I definitely felt like Solo more true to the original than any of the sequels

Because it didn’t try to be epic

It was a self contained adventure story 🍿

And people complained

It was objectively a lot better as an adventure movie than a lot of the ponderous mish-mash in the series

But yeah. There’s no science and not much but adolescent fiction in SW

So Solo scored high

AccordionBruce ,
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@Uair @dirtyoldtown @catswhocode @actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd
There’s a guys 🙄 on YouTube who build working super-heated light sabres of a almost melting metal or plasma

It’s scary as fuck. And there’s no way you would want to be anywhere near that thing. Much less wave it around in your unshielded hand

The whole SW thing is yeah, a fairy tale, with tons and tons of painless violence, sweetened so we don’t notice it as we feed it to kids

AccordionBruce ,
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@Uair @dirtyoldtown @catswhocode @actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd
Never thought about that

It’s true he didn’t make all the STroopers “dusky” like Tolkien did

Just Vader, but with the Empire kind of “colourless/greyscale”

SW had fun design for sure

AccordionBruce ,
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@Uair @dirtyoldtown @catswhocode @actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd

Have you read the book Typeset of the Future?

Best SF geek book I’ve seen in years. All about the fonts and design choices they used in the movies to make the worlds seem real

Star Wars isn’t in there 😸
https://typesetinthefuture.com/2014/01/31/2001-a-space-odyssey/

AccordionBruce ,
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@catswhocode @dirtyoldtown @actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd
I devoured it

Apparently developed from the linked website

Remarkable

Everybody comments on the exemplary well-shared and focussed obsession 🏆

The author seems almost surprised themselves at how deep it all went 👽

drclareharris , to random
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Great news from yesterday.

Let’s just keep on flipping them blue!


https://masto.ai/@rbreich/112168698141504316

AccordionBruce ,
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@drclareharris
If theories about media playing up Biden’s weakness in order to create a better horse race — rather than a blowout — come true, that’d be nice

But I’m not trusting it until I see anything in writing (ie. retractions post election)

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A friend near a significant measles outbreak asked me about boosters, titre tests, etc. I didn't have an answer at my fingertips at the time, so I told them I'd look things up, and advised them to lay low in the interim, consider a quiet life until they worked out their measles immunity, and lean into their covid precautions. They agreed all of that was a good idea.

I tried to reach them on the phone with updates. They apologized they weren't available. Because they were at a birthday party.

AccordionBruce ,
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@nellie_m @ShaulaEvans
Very interesting article
I’ve never been diagnosed or self diagnosed, but always find myself orbiting around a lot from the perspectives of folks who identify as autistic

I have had a couple of people suggest that maybe I was on the spectrum which says something, but I don’t know what. Enough to keep me reading for sure

AccordionBruce ,
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@nellie_m @actuallyadhd
I’m finding more OMG It’s me! moments reading adhd stuff

Damn that might have made things clearer a long time ago

One disability at a time please 🥺 Nope

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AccordionBruce ,
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@georgetakei
I don’t really know anything about this, but wasn’t Jesus an in vitro fertilization?

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@blackmastodon
Can you participate in a thought experiment with me? The posts warning about fascism are good, but I'm wondering what you think fascism actually looks like. Give a thought, and list what it looks like. Don't just say "the end of democracy." List what the concrete changes will be and make it local. "In my town/city/county/state the following will happen......" Think about it before replying. Not just for .

AccordionBruce ,
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@fulanigirl @blackmastodon
More assassinations of local political activists and politicians/anyone who opposes the authoritarians

Death squads

Already happening maybe in some places

But will be more widespread and institutionalized to create a political climate of terror

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@fulanigirl @blackmastodon
I was thinking of communities I’ve lived in in in the US. And friends there

Not sure all of Canada has gotten there yet. Plus way less gun culture here

In Vancouver where I live we’ll continue to see “social cleansing” of homeless and poor people, which could involve murders if it comes to that, but again, there’s so much less gun violence here

The elimination of political rivals would be a step up from that maybe

SallyStrange , to bookstodon group
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I'l got this for my dad, who plays button accordion. But I wouldn't have known of it except the author was on the Fediverse at one point. Anyone know if Bruce Triggs is still around? @bookstodon

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  • AccordionBruce ,
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    @SallyStrange @bookstodon

    It appears thanks to @msquebanh you have found me! ❤️‍🔥🪗

    Much appreciate you getting my book for your dad! What a treat to hear about that 📚

    Glad to make the connection

    http://AccordionRevolution.com

    AccordionBruce ,
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    @msquebanh @SallyStrange @bookstodon
    My book is available various places online or directly from me with bonuses at:
    Http://AccordionBruce.etsy.com

    ❤️‍🔥🪗

    AccordionBruce ,
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    @msquebanh @SallyStrange @bookstodon

    The Etsy shop is on Holiday Mode right now, but if you sign up you’ll receive a notice when I come back

    Or I should reopen about Dec 25

    I’m having a 17% off sale until February to celebrate the 17th anniversary of our @accordionnoir Radio show

    Just enter ACCORDION17 when ordering to get the discount

    I mention it in my latest Accordion Revolution’ary email update:
    https://mailchi.mp/613dbf9e1088/accordion-revolution-book-club-17-off-sale?e=e08935e81f
    🤠 🪗

    glightly , to Disability group
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    The rules for SSDI/SSI and a lot of other ableist policing are like the old trial by water for witches:

    If we toss you in the water and you drown, you're innocent and not a witch, but you're dead.

    If we toss you in the water and you swim or float in the water we've tossed you in, you're a witch and therefore we kill you by burning you. @disability

    AccordionBruce ,
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    @glightly @disability
    I get nervous lest they notice how much I struggle to file the paperwork to prove I can’t work 😰

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