Because I don’t think so. Although one has to wonder why there was a lull in competition in the late 1970’s. Perhaps some kind of dastardly IRA plot?
Actually, there are probably things that are finer. The smile of a baby, the colours of a fresh field of flowers, the curves of a beautiful woman, and this month’s issue of Netguide magazine…
OK, that wasn’t the smoothest segue I’ve ever done. But this month’s issue is out now, and within its pages you’ll find precious little on the fine art of Piano Accordion mastery. What you will find (that I’ve written) is a guide to the best digital cameras under $500, as well as standalone reviews of Dazzle DVD Recorder, iLife ’08, iWork ’08, Belkin Tunestage II, Logitech G9 Laser Mouse, Netcomm BP504UK Router Wifi Bundle, Fujitsu Lifebook P7230, Roxio Crunch, Google Earth 4.2, Bioshock (PC, Xbox 360), Ratatouille (PC, Mac, PS2, PS3, DS, Wii, PSP), Guitar Hero Rocks The 80’s (PS2) and Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm (PS2). Go forth, buy a copy, and feel free to ignore the buskers on the way. Unless they’re playing a Piano Accordion, of course. You could be ignoring a world champion, and that would be just rude.