music clip of the day


Month: October, 2014

Tuesday, October 21st


John Holt, singer, songwriter, July 11, 1947-October 19, 2014

Paragons (John Holt, lead vocals), “The Tide Is High” (J. Holt), 1967


Monday, October 20th

Why not start the week with a parade?

Divine Ladies Social Aid and Pleasure Club Parade (with Stooges Brass Band), New Orleans, 2009



art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), Second Liners, New Orleans, 1961



Sunday, October 19th

sounds of Mississippi

Pastor Evelyn Hubbard (Commerce Boulevard Christian Church, Robinsonville, Miss.), “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” (T. Dorsey), live (TV show)



reading table

A stray cockroach ran around on the desk in a panic near Nevyrazimov’s writing hand.

—Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), “Small Fry” (translated from Russian by Cathy Popkin)

Saturday, October 18th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Ex Hex, “Everywhere,” live (studio performance), Washington, D.C., 2014


Friday, October 17th

sounds of Japan

Perfume, live, Tokyo, 2014



art beat

Garry Winogrand (1928-1984), New York (Metropolitan Opera), c. 1951



musical thoughts

No musical pleasure is “guilty.”

Thursday, October 16th

Like you’ve never heard him before.

James Tenney (1934-2006), Collage No. 1 (“Blue Suede”), 1961



art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Detroit, 1955


Wednesday, October 15th

sounds of Argentina

Juana Molina, live, Paris, 2013*



musical thoughts

Tempo, rhythm, improvisation—baseball, too, is music.

Mike Moustakas (third base), Kansas City Royals, 10/14/14

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*Set list (courtesy of YouTube):

– Wed 21 00:50
– Eras 04:06
– Lo decidi yo 10:11
– Ay, no se ofendan 14:41
– Un dia 21:20
– Las edades 29:03
– Sin guia, no 34:59
– Final feliz 41:15

Tuesday, October 14th

Thirty-eight years later.

Bela Bartok (1881-1945), Piano Concerto No. 3 (1945); Toho Gakuen Orchestra (Yuri Bashmet, cond.) with Martha Argerich (piano), live, 2007


And an encore.

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Sonata in D minor; Martha Argerich (piano), live, 2008

Monday, October 13th

No matter what she’s playing, she seems never to touch the ground.

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Piano Concerto in G (1929-31); RAI National Symphony Orchestra (Claudio Abbado, cond.) with Martha Argerich (piano), live, Rome, 1969

1st movt.

2nd & 3rd movts.

Sunday, October 12th

two takes

“Strange Man” (D. L. Coates)

Steve Dawson (lead vocals, guitar), Diane Christensen (vocals), Robbie Fulks (vocals, guitar), live, Chicago, 2013


Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002; MCOTD Hall-of-Famer), recording, 1968


random thoughts

Do the Canada geese, seeing me ride by on my bicycle, feel like they’re communing with nature?

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