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Wednesday, February 21st

sounds to inhabit

Julius Eastman (1940-1990), Crazy Nigger (1979); pianists Joseph Kubera, Todd Moellenberg, Brendan Nguyen, and Richard Valitutto, live, Los Angeles, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, February 20th

sounds of the Netherlands

Whenever I hear him, I want to hear more.

Ab Baars (shakuhachi, clarinet, tenor saxophone), live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, February 19th

In a country that continues to coarsen, delicacy grows ever more precious.

John Luther Adams (1953-), there is no one, not even the wind (2017); Emerald City Music, live (world premiere), Seattle, 9/15/17

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, February 18th

old school

Brother Smith, “I’ll Sing Again,” live, Elba, Ala., 1998

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, February 17th

what’s new

The Crossrhodes, live (“Footprints on the Moon,” “How You Gon’ Fall,” “Praying Prayers,” “America”), Washington, D.C., 2/9/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, February 16th

timeless

Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” (B. Lynn [aka B.L. Ozen], H.P. Meaux), live (TV show: The !!! Beat), Dallas, 1966

 

Thursday, February 15th

sounds of Iceland

Gyða Valtýsdóttir, “Imago,” live, Iceland (Seltjarnarnes), 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, February 14th

what’s new

John Prine, “Summer’s End” (J. Prine), 2/8/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

This road—
no one goes down it,
autumn evening.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Tuesday, February 13th

what’s new

Juana Molina, “Sin Dones,” live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 1/17/18 (published; recorded 11/17)

 

Monday, February 12th

two takes

“In My Secret Life” (L. Cohen, S. Robinson)

Bettye Lavette, live, Montreal, 2017

 

*****

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016), live

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Could live – did live –
Could die – did die –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 59 (Franklin; excerpt)

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