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Month: March, 2017

Friday, March 31st

what’s new

Oumou Sangaré  (feat. Tony Allen, drums), “Yere Faga,” 3/30/17


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First cherry blossoms
just came out
pretty good day!

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by David Young

 

Thursday, March 30th

timeless

Ann Peebles, I Can’t Stand the Rain,* 1974 (Hi Records)


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The only thing worse than trying to look younger than you are is trying to look wiser than you are.

Jack Haubner

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*Track list (courtesy of YouTube):

“I Can’t Stand The Rain” (Don Bryant, Bernard “Bernie” Miller, Ann Peebles)
“Do I Need You” (Bryant, Peebles)
“Until You Came into My Life” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles)
“(You Keep Me) Hanging On” (Ira Allen, Buddy Mize)
“Run Run Run” (Bryant, Darryl Carter, Peebles)
“If We Can’t Trust Each Other” (Earl Randle)
“A Love Vibration” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles)
“You Got to Feed the Fire” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles)
“I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (Earl Randle)
“One Way Street” (Bryant, Peebles)

Wednesday, March 29th

more

Yasmine Hamdan, “Beirut,” 2014


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No Romance sold unto
Could so enthrall a Man –
As the perusal of
His Individual One –

‘Tis Fiction’s – to dilute to plausibility
Our – Novel. When ’tis small eno’
To credit – ‘Tis’nt true –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 590 (Franklin)

Tuesday, March 28th

bad news/good news

Bad news: You’ve heard nothing this good in who knows how long.

Good news: You’re about to hear this.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (AB, drums; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone; Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Hicks, piano; Victor Sproles, bass), “On The Ginza,” “Lament for Stacey,” “The Egyptian,” “I Can’t Get Started,” “Buhaina’s Delight,” live (TV show), London, 1964

 

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Robert Frank (1924-), Rooming house—Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, 1955/56

 

Monday, March 27th

sounds of Lebanon

Yasmine Hamdan, “Galbi,” live, London, 2015

 

Sunday, March 26th

old school

Skip James (1902-1969), “Let Jesus Lead You,” 1964


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Robert Frank (1924-), Funeral—St. Helena, South Carolina, 1955/56

 

Saturday, March 25th

never enough

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor
Daniil Trifonov, live, New York, 2014

 

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Robert Frank (1924-), View from Hotel Window—Butte, Montana, 1955/56

 

Friday, March 24th

more

“Johnny B. Goode” (C. Berry), live (TV show), France, 1958


Everyone talks about his guitar playing. And, yes, it’s terrific. But he may be an even better songwriter.

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Robert Frank (1924-), Candy Store, New York City, 1955/56

Thursday, March 23rd

Soundtrack for a man in a box trying to escape.

Ab Baars (tenor saxophone), “Asor,” live, Amsterdam, 2014


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I thought that you were an anchor in the drift of the world;
but no: there isn’t an anchor anywhere.
There isn’t an anchor in the drift of the world. Oh no.
I thought you were. Oh no. The drift of the world.

—William Bronk (1918-1999, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “The World”

Wednesday, March 22nd

sounds of Flint*

Tunde Olaniran, “Namesake,” 2016


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viewing fireflies
he takes a tumble . . .
There’s one!

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

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*Michigan.

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