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Tuesday, July 29th

summer in the city

DJ Spinn (Teklife, feat. The Era Dancers), live, Chicago (Pitchfork Music Festival), 7/20/14

 

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Danny Lyon (1942-), New York (subway), 1979

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Monday, July 28th

Let’s start the week with something that jumps.

Dirty Projectors, “Imagine It,” live, New York (Silent Barn, Brooklyn), 2007

Sunday, July 27th

sounds of Chicago

Jessy Dixon (1938-2011), “I Am Redeemed” (J. Dixon), live, Chicago, 1999

 

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), New York (subway), 1980

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Saturday, July 26th

2ⁿ

Meredith Monk and Theo Bleckmann, “Hocket” (M. Monk, from Facing North), live, Santa Fe, 2004

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musical thoughts

With the music, it’s about opening up space for people and making something that they can experience in themselves, in their own way. It could be memories. It could be that they feel more themselves when they hear the music. They feel more alive. They feel that magic. That’s what I’m trying for.

—Meredith Monk (interview, BelieverJuly/August 2014)

Friday, July 25th

summer in the city

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

 

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reading table

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

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

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*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


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

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

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Tuesday, July 22nd

only rock ’n’ roll

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


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*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


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*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

testify

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


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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

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