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Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building”


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Just read a review of the program, “Only Murders in the Building” now streaming on Hulu and starring Steve Martin and Martin Short. The review, by Doreen St. Felix, appears in the current (September 27) issue of The New Yorker on page 89, and contains this excerpt:

 

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A romance ensues between Martin's character and a bassoonist (Amy Ryan), presumably to give Martin, who plays the concertina, a chance to duet with his crush from the window. But he's a damn good musician.

 

We all knew SM played the banjo (and very well, too). Anybody knew he played the concertina? I haven’t seen any of the episodes yet. I tried googling “Steve Martin concertina” and dozens of video links came up, but it seems it's another Steve Martin.

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Well, it’s not a Hayden (the rows aren’t staggered) or an English. It looks new, so unlikely to be a Maccann or Crane. My guess is a 30-button Anglo. If you saw this scene in action, did anything about the bellows work suggest bisonoric vs. unisonoric?

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In a Facebook forum, Lexie Boatright posted that her student Catriona Fee coached Martin how to mime playing and performed the music that is heard.
 

I’ve only seen a short clip of him playing in an advertisement—it wasn’t very convincing (his fingers didn’t move).

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On 10/5/2021 at 9:11 PM, Ethan Ham said:

In a Facebook forum, Lexie Boatright posted that her student Catriona Fee coached Martin how to mime playing and performed the music that is heard.
 

I’ve only seen a short clip of him playing in an advertisement—it wasn’t very convincing (his fingers didn’t move).

I was excited to see him with it, but I agree it didn't look like he was playing it more like ......Lip Sync......or maybe better Finger Sync...lol. Still I was excited to see him playing none the less.

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On 10/5/2021 at 9:11 PM, Ethan Ham said:

In a Facebook forum, Lexie Boatright posted that her student Catriona Fee coached Martin how to mime playing and performed the music that is heard.
 

I’ve only seen a short clip of him playing in an advertisement—it wasn’t very convincing (his fingers didn’t move).

I finally saw the episode today. I agree: If somebody is taking credit for teaching SM how to look like he’s playing a concertina, they didn’t do a very good job.

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