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Thursday, August 18th

sounds of New York

Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos (Marc Ribot [1954-, guitar], Dafnis Prieto [1974-, drums], et al.), “El Divorcio,” live, New York, 2010

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, August 17th

sounds of New York

Kris Davis Trio (KD, 1980-, piano, compositions; William Parker, 1952-, bass; Jeff “Tain” Watts, 1960-, drums), live, New York, 2019

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reading table

the stars I can see and those I will never see / will not ever again be in the same places / as they are at this moment

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we are all here together without knowing it / flying at a speed beyond thinking

—W.S. Merwin (1927-2019), from “One October Night” (Garden Time, 2016)

Tuesday, August 16th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat major; Paolo Bonomini (1989-, cello), live, Italy (Brescia), published 2/16/22

Monday, August 15th

sounds of Argentina

Juana Molina (1961-, voice, guitar), “Eras” (J. Molina), live, Mexico City, 2020

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, Copper Harbor, Michigan (Lake Superior)

Sunday, August 14th

back to church

“The Day Is Past and Gone,” live, Shiloh Institutional Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1988

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Children,
let’s go to the mountain
to view violets.
If they scatter away tomorrow,
what can we do?

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from the Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi (Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan, 2012)

Saturday, August 13th

what’s new

Micah Thomas (1997-, piano), Zoh Amba (2000-, tenor saxophone), Immanuel Wilkins, (1998-, alto saxophone), Billy Drummond (1959-, drums), live, New York (The Stone), 8/11/22

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, August 12th

summer in the city

Japanese Breakfast and Jeff Tweedy, “Jesus, Etc.” (J. Tweedy), live, Chicago (Pitchfork Music Festival), 7/16/22

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, August 11th

like nobody else

Sun Ra (1914-1993, Fender Rhodes electric piano), live (“Love in Outer Space,” “Haverford Impromptu #1,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” “St. Louis Blues,” “Space is the Place / Over the Rainbow,” “Haverford Impromptu #2”), followed by Walt Dickerson (1928-2008, vibraphone), Haverford College (Pennsylvania), 1980

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Wednesday, August 10th

alone

Peter Evans (1981-, trumpet, composition), “Mirrors of Infinity,” live (studio), 2016

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To live is so startling, it leaves but little room for other occupations.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), letter to Thomas Higginson, late 1872

Tuesday, August 9th

more

James Brandon Lewis Trio (JBL [1983-, tenor saxophone, composition], et al.), “Raise Up Off Me,” live, New York, 3/9/22

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reading table

I’m not lonely
because I have secrets;

I’m lonely because words
can’t bring the past
into the present

(which amounts to the same thing)

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Pretty Little” (Conjure, 2020)

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