The third volume of stories from the graphic novel Squeeze Box Man is in and I’m super-excited to see them. This is a huge issue, bar far our biggest – 74 pages. Jacob Yerex has once again done a fabulous job bringing my characters to… Read More
It’s Friday night. Time for a polka.
For those visitors to 27th Street who do not know, I have a little book of stories out and available at Amazon, called Squeeze Box Man. There are 16 stories as told by one Lazarus Allen Czerwinski, Lazy for short. He tells stories about the… Read More
At the end of 2015, I read many articles about all the music stars who passed in 2016. Today I’d like to salute one more performer who was very very well known within his own musical world, but his passing did not get a mention… Read More
In one of my Lazy Allen stories, My Dog’s Bigger than your Dog, I mentioned the Clown Prince of Polka, Walter Solek. In the story, the narrator, Lazy Allen, tells his buddy Staashu about the day he played poker with Walt Solek at a stag… Read More
Mexican polka that is – Conjunto – Norteno – Tex-Mex. Here’s Joel Guzman squeezing out the Rosa Ana Polka. Mighty fine, mighty fine.
When I was a boy, most of the music around our place came from my dad’s records. For the longest time, the only music I heard my mom listen to were a few Englebert Humperdinck records, and even then, not so often. That is until… Read More
Let’s go to Buffalo NY’s historic Polonia district in the 1970s and 1980s, and check out the Broadway Grill. Back then, up here in Toronto, I had no interest in polka and had no idea that in Buffalo, just down the highway, some of the… Read More
I came across this strange video tonight. It features a duet with French bagpipes and accordion doing a polka suite. OK, it’s a bit off the beaten path. What’s really strange though, is the video is full of bizarre visual distortion – the background around… Read More
Here’s the fabulous Ampol Aires from 1991 performing the Circus Polka. I only know one person who maybe knows who these guys are and that’s my pal from Chicago Anthony Stagg, so this one goes out to him. ….and since we’re on a roll, here’s… Read More