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Friday, December 13th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Big Thief, “Shoulders,” “Not,” “Masterpiece,” “The Toy,” live (studio), Seattle, 10/26/19

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 12th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Partita No. 3 in E major; Shunske Sato (violin), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), published 11/28/19

 

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yesterday morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Listen,
how your heart beats inside me.

—Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012, MCOTD Hall of Fame), from “Could Have,” translated from Polish by Stanislav Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh

Wednesday, December 11th

Playing, and talking, Monk.

Jason Moran (piano), Frank Lacy (trombone), Bob Stewart (tuba), Nasheet Waits (drums), et al., live, Washington, D.C., 2015

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, December 10th

two takes

“I Try” (M. Gray, J. Ruzumna, J. Lim, D. Wilder)

J Dilla (1974-2006), remix, 2006

 

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Macy Gray, 1999

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

*****

reading table

Threshold
by Rachel Hadas (1948-, Questions in the Vestibule)

The in-between is queasy,
but all is in between.

Midsummer green? Monotonous
when everything is green.

The sea? A glittering question
if everything is sea.

This vestibule? Unsettling.
I teeter first one way

and then the other. In
or out? I am a fool

to be so caught off balance.
All is vestibule.

Monday, December 9th

sounds to get lost in

Jessica Pavone String Ensemble (JP, viola, composition; Joanna Matrey, viola; Erica Dicker, violin; Angela Morris, violin), “Hurtle and Flow,” published 9/4/19

 

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yesterday morning, I-80 rest stop, Iowa (near Grinnell)

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reading table

‪big rain‬
‪big moon‬
‪cicada in the pine‬

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

Sunday, December 8th

back to church

Christian Home Baptist Church, Lowry, S.C., 2010

 

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lagniappe

art beat

yesterday, Des Moines (Des Moines Art Center)

Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Automat, 1927

Saturday, December 7th

mesmerizing

If I could move like this, I’d never stand still.

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards (1976-), live, Stockholm, 2013

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

Topography displays no favorites; North’s as near as West.

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), from “The Map”

Friday, December 6th

basement jukebox

Doctor Ross (AKA Charles Isaiah Ross, 1925-1993), “Chicago Breakdown” (DR, vocals, harmonica, guitar, composition; Reuben Martin, washboard; Sam Phillips, producer), 1953

 

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other day, Chicago

Thursday, December 5th

serendipity

Last night I bumped into these tracks, by a duo based in Beirut, on the radio (Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan [WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio Stream]). One-word review: Wow!

Two or the Dragon, “Prelude for the Triumphant Man,” 2017

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, December 3rd

sounds of Chicago

Big Maceo (AKA Major Merriweather, Big Maceo Merriweather, 1905-1953, piano), “Chicago Breakdown” (M. Merriweather), 1945

 

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other day, Chicago

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