music clip of the day


Friday, July 25th

summer in the city

St. Vincent, live, Chicago (Pitchfork Music Festival), 7/19/14*




reading table

the scrawny pine, too
looks extravagant . . .
summer moon

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827; translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)


*Set list (courtesy of YouTube):

0:00 Introduction
0:45 Rattlesnake
5:39 Digital Witness
9:13 Cruel
13:10 Marrow
17:40 Every Tear Disappears / Shout (Tears for Fears)
22:16 Surgeon
27:35 Cheerleader
31:19 Prince Johnny
37:15 Birth In Reverse
41:10 Huey Newton
46:47 Bring Me Your Loves
50:52 Your Lips Are Red

Thursday, July 24th

Why not listen to something new?

Iva Bittova (voice, violin), Don Byron (clarinet), Hamid Drake (drums), live, Paris, 2008

Wednesday, July 23rd

Johnny Cash, live (Town Hall Party), 1958-59



art beat: more from Thursday night at the Art Institute of Chicago

Josef Koudelka (1938-), Czechoslavakia, 1963
Nationality Doubtful, through September 14th


Tuesday, July 22nd

only rock ’n’ roll

Gene Vincent (1935-1971),* Eddie Cochran (1938-1960, 40:45-),* live (Town Hall Party), 1950s


*Set lists (courtesy of YouTube):

Gene Vincent
1. Be-Bop-A-Lula
2. High Blood Pressure
3. Rip it Up
4. Dance to the Bop
5. You Win Again
6. For Your Precious Love
7. Rocky Road Blues
8. Pretty Pearly
9. Be-Bop-A-Lula
10. High School Confidential
11. Over The Rainbow
12. Roll Over Beethoven
13. Over The Rainbow
14. She She Little Sheila

Eddie Cochran
1. C’mon Everybody
2. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
3. Don’t Blame It On Me
4. Summertime Blues
5. School Days
6. Be Honest With Me
7. Money Honey

Monday, July 21st

only rock ’n’ roll

Jeff Beck and The Big Town Playboys, live (music begins at 2:10),* London (Ronnie Scott’s), 2007


*Set list (courtesy of YouTube):

1) Race with the Devil
2) Crazy Legs
3) Train Kept A-Rollin’
4) My Baby Left Me
5) Matchbox
6) Baby Blue
7) Honky Tonk

Sunday, July 20th


Neal Roberson, “Don’t Let the Devil Ride,” live



reading table

I am running out of life, Olga thinks. What am I going to do? What is there without life?

—Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project

Saturday, July 19th


Henry Cowell (1897-1965), The Tides of Manaunaun, c. 1917
Andy Costello (piano), live, Chicago, 2009



art beat: more from Thursday night at the Art Institute of Chicago

Josef Koudelka (1938-), Ireland, 1972
Nationality Doubtful, through September 14th


Friday, July 18th


Johnny Winter, guitar player, February 23, 1944-July 16, 2014

“Highway 61 Revisited” (B. Dylan)

Live, Denmark (Roskilde), 1984


Recording (Second Winter), 1969



art beat: last night at the Art Institute of Chicago

Josef Koudelka (1938-), Nationality Doubtful, through September 14th




the beat goes on

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Thursday, July 17th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 3 in C major for Unaccompanied Cello; Jean-Guihen Queyras (1967-), live, c. 2007


Wednesday, July 16th

tonight in Chicago

This guy will be playing at the Hideout.

Daniel Levin, cello

With JP Carletti (drums), live, New Haven, Conn., 2013


With his trio, live, Jersey City, N.J., 2008


Solo, live, New York, 2009



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