I have decided that, in my old age, I need to learn a new musical instrument to wile away those long winter evenings. I've got well into folk music lately, and as a frustrated (but once very competent) pianist, I would like to learn the accordion because I think they're very cool and make a lovely sound. Also I don't think it will be too hard to learn and technically it is possible to play one whilst riding a bike, which could be interesting. The question is, will my neighbours grow to hate me and will I haemorrage friends, and will the entire world laugh at me behind my back? Worse still will I grow a beard of gandalph-like proportions in which small eco-systems will develop? I can hardly wait to find out... There is an online community called accordionist.org, which I have already checked out, of course!