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Well ... here she is in all her glory. My Excelsior 312. If you happen to have details on when it was made, etc. Please let me know!

Excelsior Accordion

Now, here's the detail on the "book deal". The above image was reproduced in the children's book "Barry, Boyhound" by Andy Spearman (Alfred A. Knofp, New York, 2005). They even put my name on the photo credits page and sent me some money. Cool.

The Excelsior is on page 110. And under the photo is the following:

"A useful reminder: no matter how bad things may seems, accordion music can always make it worse."

Oh, if I'd only known that they would do this with my picture ... I just have to keep thinking of the fame and fortune this is bringing me ... I'll feel better.

A few years ago I stumbled across the new love of my life (sorrow and sadness abound for my Excelsior): A Roland FR-3X accordion. It took a few days for me to really start to appreciate the depths and options of this new, to me, musical instrument.

Roland FR-3X Accordion

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I play it most days now and really enjoy it. So much, I'm thinking of saving up all my pennies (lots of pennies!) and getting a 4X or 8X. Time will tell.

I'm really impressed with all the options accordion brings to music. Yes, there are shortcomings and, of course, critics. But, I try to not let this get me down. I ignore the jokes and just play the damned things!

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