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Thursday, July 30th

Morton Feldman (1927-1986), Rothko Chapel (1971), live (excerpts), Houston (Rothko Chapel), 2013; Kim Kashkashian (viola), Steven Schick (percussion), Sarah Rothenberg (celeste), Hallie Reed (soprano), Houston Chamber Choir (Robert Simpson, cond.)

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Today Morton Feldman enters the MCOTD Hall of Fame, joining saxophonists Von Freeman and Henry Threadgill, trumpeter Lester Bowie, poets John Berryman and Wislawa Szymborska and William Bronk, photographer Helen Levitt, and gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates.

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lagniappe

random thoughts

No matter how often we turn away, the world keeps calling out to us.

Look.

Listen.

Wednesday, July 29th

summer in the city

Shamir, “Head in the Clouds,” live, Chicago (Pitchfork Music Festival), 7/18/15

Tuesday, July 28th

tonight in Chicago

These guys are playing at Elastic Arts.

Vox Arcana (Tim Daisy, percussion; James Falzone, clarinet; Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello, guitar), live, South Carolina (West Columbia), 2012

 

Monday, July 27th

Sometimes I want more. Sometimes less.

Billy Gomberg, “False Heat,” 2013


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lagniappe

random sights

this morning
Oak Park, Illinois

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Sunday, July 26th

back to church

Hymn Choir of Langrum Branch Baptist Church (York, S.C.), “Calvary,” live, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, McConnells, S.C., 2010

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lagniappe

reading table

The Blood is more showy than the Breath
But cannot dance as well—

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #1558 (Franklin)

Saturday, July 25th

Back to Brooklyn.

Trio Caveat (James Ilgenfritz, bass; Chris Welcome, guitar; Jonathan Moritz, saxophone) with Mat Maneri (viola), live, New York (Barbes), 2012

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Too much music suffers from too little mystery.

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reading table

[T]hose who know her [nature], know her less / The nearer her they get.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #1433 (Franklin)

Friday, July 24th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Patti Smith, live, England (Glastonbury Festival), 6/28/15


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lagniappe

art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), from The Lines of My Hand (1972)

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reading table

I have no Life but this

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #1432 (Franklin)

Thursday, July 23rd

This guitar player gets around. Last weekend Wilco—he’s been a member since 2004—headlined Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Here he’s playing a small performance space in Brooklyn.

BB&C (Tim Berne, alto saxophone; Jim Black, drums; Nels Cline, guitar), live, New York (Shapeshifter Lab), 2012

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday morning
Columbus Park, Chicago

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Monday, July 20th

sounds of Eau Claire

Bon Iver (AKA Justin Vernon), live, Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (Eau Claire, Wisconsin), 7/18/15


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taking a break

I’m taking some time off—back in a while.

Sunday, July 19th

Before Jerry Lee, before Little Richard, there was . . .

Arizona Dranes (c. 1891-1963), “I Shall Wear a Crown,” c. 1927

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