music clip of the day


Monday, 2/28/11

When something is this lyrical, this convincing, there’s only one thing I want to do when it ends—hear it again.

Michael Burks, “Empty Promises,” live, Falls Church, Virginia, 8/21/09

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Sunday, 2/27/11

I’ll fly away . . .

DeAndre Patterson, “I’ll Fly Away,” live, Chicago (homegoing service for Eugene Smith, Christian Tabernacle Church, 47th & Prairie), 5/18/09


Vodpod videos no longer available.



Vodpod videos no longer available.



art beat

After a court hearing Friday, I stopped by the Art Institute of Chicago, which is just a couple blocks from the federal courthouse. In the Modern Wing, there’s a wonderful space on the second floor—a small room you enter through a glass door. Once inside, these paintings—each has a wall to itself—surround you.

Jackson Pollock, Greyed Rainbow (1953)


Joan Mitchell, “City Landscape” (1955)


Willem de Kooning, Excavation (1950)

%d bloggers like this: