The Great Plotnik

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


We watched an old Anthony Bourdain food-a-logue of Mozambique last night. He said it has the best food in Africa, which we remember was pretty close to what PD and 5H said, plus superb music. Mozambique is across the channel from Madagascar, which is where that fabulous accordionist Regis Gizavo is from. We saw him at Jazzfest 10 years ago in New Orleans.

Make it 12 years ago, because that's where and when we first met The Great FiveHead, and she and PD will be married 10 years already this coming May.

Sunday night we saw a really excellent music movie called "Los Viajes del Viento" which didn't quite make Plotnik want to pack up, bring his accordion and move to Colombia, but made him think about it.

(It's on Netflix, in Spanish with English subtitles.) The life doesn't look so good for the people there, but the music is fascinating. Accordions again.

Why are there accordions everywhere? Probably because it's one of those instruments that anyone can play simply but few can excel on -- yet, everywhere you go, somebody can really play that thing. And you can't help dance when someone plays accordion. If there's one universal instrument besides a drum, the accordion is it.

Traveling is always about the music, the food and the people. It's been 'way too long for Plot and Duck. So we're back to thinking about Spain, which is Ducknik's first choice, though for Plotnik it would be Brazil, up North where the accordions are.


At 10:49 AM, Anonymous cousin mrs. two said...

We're probably heading to Spain next summer. I'm willing to bet all my pennies that traveling with toddlers doesn't sound like much of a vacation to you.

At 11:17 AM, Blogger DAK said...

Wow - the first trip since Argentina, right?

At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Cousin Seattle said...

I watched that episode of No Reservations last night, too!

Corey also wants to go to Brazil... :)

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous cousin mrs. two said...

Yep, first trip since Argentina. I'm a little unsure about traveling with the kids but Emilio swears it'll be great.

At 5:04 PM, Blogger mary ann said...

Include Barcelona when you go to Spain!


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