Why not begin the week with something beautiful?
Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), “Sonnet” (P. Brennan), 2018
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)
This world of dew
is only a world of dew—
—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill
Happy (Strangest Ever) 4th of July!
Blasters, “American Music,” live, Champaign, Ill., 1985
Professor Longhair (1918-1980), “Big Chief,” live, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 1973
Sleepy LaBeef (1935-2019), “Strange Things Happening Every Day” (plus interview), live (TV show), 1994
yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)
Need a break from America 2020?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (K. 467); Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989, cond.) with Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950, piano), live, Switzerland (Lucerne), 1950
a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)
The undisguised brutality of our time is weighing heavily on us.
—Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), letter to Oskar Pfister, 1/27/20, two days after his daughter Sophie died of Spanish flu