We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Polka music was (is?) popular in northeastern Nebraska. Lots of Bohunks settled in that part of the state. Sunday mornings always had the Big Joe Polka Show broadcast on radio from an Omaha station. I believe it was aired for decades.
When the Germans and Czechs came to TX after the failed revolutions of 1848, they brought their accordions and polka music. The Hispanics living in TX took to both, and Tex-Mex music resulted. This music has percolated south of the border, known as Norteņas. Flaco Jimenez is widely considered the premier accordionist in Tex-Mex music, following in the footsteps of his father, Santiago, also a premier accordionist.
Here is Flaco Jimenez with his father Santiago Jimenez in an excerpt from the film Chulas Fronteras.
Here Flaco Jimenez performs Dinero as a member of the Texas Tornadoes. The late Doug Sahm was their leader.
Back in NYC there was one FM station that sold slots to all sorts of small ethnic niches - and the Jewish music shows was sandwiched between some Romanian show and Bill Shivilski's Stereo Polka Party. We left the radio on for the polka party - which sounded very similar to the Jewish klezmer music.