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Friday, March 24th

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“Johnny B. Goode” (C. Berry), live (TV show), France, 1958


Everyone talks about his guitar playing. And, yes, it’s terrific. But he may be an even better songwriter.

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art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Candy Store, New York City, 1955/56

Thursday, March 23rd

Soundtrack for a man in a box trying to escape.

Ab Baars (tenor saxophone), “Asor,” live, Amsterdam, 2014


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I thought that you were an anchor in the drift of the world;
but no: there isn’t an anchor anywhere.
There isn’t an anchor in the drift of the world. Oh no.
I thought you were. Oh no. The drift of the world.

—William Bronk (1918-1999, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “The World”

Wednesday, March 22nd

sounds of Flint*

Tunde Olaniran, “Namesake,” 2016


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viewing fireflies
he takes a tumble . . .
There’s one!

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

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*Michigan.

Tuesday, March 21st

what’s new

Tank and the Bangas, live (“Boxes and Squares,” “Quick,” “Rollercoasters”), Washington, D.C., 3/6/17

 

Monday, March 20th

passings

Chuck Berry, October 18, 1926-March 18, 2017, guitar player, singer, songwriter

“Roll Over Beethoven” (C. Berry), live (TV show), France, 1958


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Sunday, March 19th

old school

Soul Stirrers (feat. R.H. Harris), “Canaan Land,” 1947


Ever tire of the 21st century?

Me, too.

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), The Bathers, 1899/1904

 

Saturday, March 18th

Steve Reich (1936-), Mallet Quartet (2009), So Percussion


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At worst, one is in motion; and at best,
Reaching no absolute, in which to rest,
One is always nearer by not keeping still.

—Thom Gunn (1929-2004), “On the Move” (fragment)

 

Friday, March 17th

sounds of Mali

Salif Keita, live, London, c. 2002


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What one seems to want in art, in experiencing it, is the same thing that is necessary for its creation, a self-forgetful, perfectly useless concentration.

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), letter

Thursday, March 16th

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major (“Coronation”); Munich Philharmonic Orchestra with Friedrich Gulda (conducting, piano), live, 1986


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How I wish I’d been a painter . . . that must really be the best profession—none of this fiddling around with words—there are a couple of Daumiers at the Phillips that make me feel my whole life has been wasted.

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), letter, 1977

Wednesday, March 15th

more

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Sonatas 9 (D major; K. 311) and 12 (F major; K. 332);  Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000), live


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random sights

other day, Chicago (Rookery Building)

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