The accordion just ceased to be sexy

The accordion just ceased to be sexy


norman lebrecht

July 14, 2014

Our picture was posted overnight by Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, president of the debt-plagued, runner-up state of Argentina. She is faking a climactic moment with a distinguished guest who likes to squeeze the life out of failing states – those with which he shares a common border.

The instrument is a rather battered bandoneon. Vladimir Putin will have had no trouble picking out one of his favourite Party tunes.


putin kirchner


  • Daphne Badger says:

    The accordion was sexy?

    • Finn says:

      Dur…yeah! Come on – it’s the best!

      (No, seriously – please tell me it is. I’m banking on my melodeon to keep me in the game when all the rest of my appeal has faded away…)