Excel! 1: Säkkijärven Polkka
Beauty comes in many forms. Watch this master of the accordion.
I was reminded of this hilarious clip last night, when I passed an old street musician with a big lump in his neck. I heard a couple of tunes from Säkkijärven Polkka and biked closer. But as I stood behind him, fascinated by his lump, I realized he had just put together short sequences that sounded a little bit like Säkkijärven Polkka here and there. I guess that’s the way a lot of popular street music evolve between all those poor street musicians. You end up with a tune that has been xeroxed a thousand times and only bears a slight resemblance to the original, which I just had to listen to as soon as I came home!