Quick Links: July 18, 2007

  • Denver Post: Accordion Player Aided 6 Presidents
    Henry Kulbaski, a longtime Secret Service agent who played accordion at White House parties, passed away last month. (He once turned down LBJ’s request to play at his daughter’s wedding, saying he didn’t have time to master “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”)
  • NPR: Gypsy Punk Group Gogol Bordello, Live
    Hear Gogol Bordello live on NPR.org in a full concert webcast from Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club tonight. The show begins at approximately 10pm ET.


  1. An accomplished accordion player who didn’t have time to master “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”


  2. Yeah, that story sounded fishy to me. Maybe he was just sick of playing “Yellow Rose of Texas”… :-)