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Sunday, August 2nd

sounds of New Orleans

Funeral for singer Juanita Brooks, New Orleans, 2009

 

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Saturday, August 1st

alone

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Sarah Rothenberg, live (performance begins at 3:23), 3/30/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, July 31st

Something sweet for the strangest summer ever.

Bill Frisell (guitar) with Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar), Tony Scherr (bass), Kenny Wollesen (drums), “Surfer Girl” (B. Wilson), live, France (Nevers), 2014

 

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reading table

Brilliant moon,
is it true that you too
must pass in a hurry

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Thursday, July 30th

never enough

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), from Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major; Igor Levit (1987-, piano), live, Amsterdam, 2013

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Wednesday, July 29th

basement jukebox

Otis Rush (1934-2018, vocals, guitar), “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)” (O. Rush), 1959

 

If you take the words from ‘Black Magic Woman’ and just leave the rhythm, it’s ‘All Your Love’—it’s Otis Rush.

—Carlos Santana

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Roads run forever
Under feet forever
Falling away
Yet, it may happen that you
Come to the same place again
Stay! You could not do
Anything more certain—
Here you can wait forever
And rejoice at your arrival

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011)

Tuesday, July 28th

passings

Peter Green, guitarist, singer, songwriter, October 29, 1946–July 25, 2020

Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green, vocals, guitar), “Black Magic Woman” (P. Green), live, Boston, 1970

 

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Monday, July 27th

what’s new

“What the World Needs Now Is Love” (B. Bacharach, H. David)

Bill Frisell Trio (BF, guitar; Thomas Morgan, bass; Rudy Royston, drums), live, New York, 7/19/20

 

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Sunday, July 26th

testify!

Angelic Gospel Singers, “If You Can’t Help Me (At the Finishing Line),” live

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 25th

basement jukebox

Dobby Dobson (July 5, 1942-July 21, 2020), “I’m a Loving Pauper,” 1967

 

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A lifetime adrift in a boat, or in old age leading a tired horse into the years, every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), from Narrow Road to the Interior (translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Friday, July 24th

what’s new

Haim, live from L.A. homes (“The Steps,” “I Know Alone,” “Summer Girl”), published 6/17/20

 

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other day, Chicago

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