sounds of Chicago
Thompson Community Singers, “Christ Is the Answer,” TV show (Jubilee Showcase), 1960s
I stepped from Plank to Plank
A slow and cautious way
The Stars about my Head I felt
About my Feet the Sea –
I knew not but the next
Would be my final inch –
This gave me that precarious Gait
Some call Experience –
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #926 (Franklin)
I’m taking a break—back in a while.
sounds of Japan
Frothiness is next to godliness.
Perfume, “Pick Me Up,” 2015
sounds of Mali
Tinariwen with Lalla Badi, “Tinde Final Tinariwen,” live, Paris, 2014
The last time I heard a trumpeter this quiet, this subtle, this interesting was . . . hmmm . . .
Ambrose Akinmusire (ah-kin-MOO-sir-ee) Quintet,* live, Luxembourg (Dudelange), 2014
*AM, trumpet; Charles Atura, guitar; Sam Harris, piano; Harish Raghavan, bass; Justin Brown, drums.
Inez Andrews (1929-2012), James Cleveland (1931-1991), “I Appreciate,” live
Don’t you love the Oxford dictionary? When I first read it I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.
—David Bowie (1947-2016)
Note to self: Incline, always, toward the light.