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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:06 am 
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I'm mainly a dulcimer and whistle player, but thought the squeezeboxers might like this. Since I came up here to Newfoundland to do some projects, I've been seeing various t-shirts and sticker of this image:

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The buttonbox, especially one-row 4-stop, is pretty big up here, and has plenty of younger players to keep it going. Thus it kinda figures into the local mythos, as seen above.

The pink-green-white flag is the unofficial "Republic of Newfoundland" flag, so pretty distinctive.

Not affiliated with the local shop that makes the stickers (though I flirt with the girl who works there), just thought it's a cool image.


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I'm not a squeezeboxer myself :lol: but it is indeed a very nice image for a number of reasons. I've been up to Nova Scotia, including Cape Breton Island, a few times and to Vancouver Island and I'm really hoping to visit Newfoundland one of these summers. Good accordion music gives me one more reason to want to go there!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:54 pm 
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Our 4-stop's case has one of those stickers on it. Jen has a t-shirt as well.

The Accordion Revolution was an actual event two summers ago, you know -- one afternoon at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival they set the Guinness record for most accordions playing at once, with 989 accordions all playing "Mussels in the Corner".

I'd love to see a follow-up t-shirt with the ubiquitous American revolution fife, drums, and flag picture replaced with accordions and the pink-white-and-green....

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:03 pm 
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hello,
Any possibility of contact info for the shop selling the stickers?

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Brian


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:57 am 
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Any possibility of contact info for the shop selling the stickers?



That'd be: http://www.livingplanet.ca/

Again, I don't work for them, I just think it's a cool sticker. I like the Newfoundland flag in general, as it's pretty distinctive.

I bought an embroidered patch (from a different store) with the green-white-pink, and hot-glued it onto my ukulele case. I don't have any cases to put the Revolution sticker on, as my Hohner melodeon doesn't have a case, I should probably go find a case for it.

EDIT: I don't see the stickers on their site, but if you call or email, I'm sure they can send you the stickers in a postage envelope. Stickers are $1 or $2, and postage around 90c. They have sticker versions of most of their shirt images.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:21 pm 
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I bought one of their other stickers when I realized that I could trim off the lettering and it would perfectly fit over the label of my Schylling toy accordion.

I had to try out 25 toy accordions at the shop to find two that played decently, so wanted to decorate it up a bit.

I traded a string instrument from Tajikistan for two toy accordions, so I'm only $4.50 into each of them. I plan to give one to a young punk panhandler downtown and turn her into a busker, and sell the other cheap to a juggler/unicycler downtown who wants to add music to his act.

I'm having way too much fun in Newfoundland.


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Ah, yes, that would be the other sticker on our 4-stop's case. :) (Not counting the little "made in Canada" maple leaf sticker that came with the case when I bought it.)

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