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Friday, January 19th

This guy—this voice—gets under my skin.

Moses Sumney, live (studio performance), Seattle, 2017

 

Thursday, January 18th

timeless

Gregory Porter, “You Send Me” (S. Cooke), live, London, 2014

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), Moonlit Scene with Hut and Flowers, 1909/10 (from the series Worlds of Things)

Wednesday, January 17th

Astonishing performance.

Astonishing piece.

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Variations, op. 27 (1936)
Glenn Gould (1932-1982), piano

 

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lagniappe

reading table

What Miracles the News is!
Not Bismark but ourselves.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Letter 354

Wednesday, January 3rd

sounds of Canada

Lydia Ainsworth, “White Shadows,” 2014 (track)–2015 (video)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Garfield Park Conservatory)

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Tuesday, January 2nd

what’s new

Like her or not, you’ve got to give her this: she’s unafraid to go her own way.

Björk, “Arisen My Senses,” 12/20/17 (video)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Berkeley, Calif.

Monday, January 1st

Feel like getting lost?

Navpične misli (Vertical Thoughts), Karmina Šilec (original idea and music direction), !KEBATAOLA! (performers), Morton Feldman (music: Three Voices, excerpts; MCOTD Hall of Fame), 2010

 

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lagniappe

reading table

New Year’s morning—
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Sunday, December 31st

back to church

Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church Hymn Choir, “That Morning Train”
Live, Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells, S.C., 2006


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Berkeley, Calif.

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Saturday, December 30th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach, Goldberg Variations; Evgeni Koroliov, piano

 

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lagniappe

radio

WKCR’s (Columbia University) Bach Festival continues through midnight tomorrow.

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random sights

other day, Sonoma, Calif.

Friday, December 29th

love it or hate it

Brian Ferneyhough (1943-), String Quartet No. 6 (2010); Arditti Quartet, live, 2010

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, San Francisco (Lands End)

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Thursday, December 28th

more

Steve Lacy Quartet (SL, soprano saxophone; Bobby Few, piano; Jean Jacques Avenel, bass; John Betsch, drums), “Revenue” (S. Lacy),  live , 1995

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, San Francisco (Balmy Alley, Valencia St., City Lights Bookstore)

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