music clip of the day


Month: September, 2017

Saturday, September 23rd


Enno Poppe (1969-), Stoff (2015); Ensemble Dal Niente (Enno Poppe, guest cond.), live, Chicago, 2016




found words

I’m above the soil—and I love it.

—Neighbor’s response this morning when I asked how he was doing.

Friday, September 22nd

what’s new

Moses Sumney, “Doomed” (Aromanticism), 2017




art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Izumi Masatoshi (1938-), Islands (Shima tachi), 2000

Thursday, September 21st

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
András Schiff (piano), live, London, 9/7/17




reading table

Cold night: the wild duck,
sick, falls from the sky
and sleeps awhile.

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

Wednesday, September 20th

sounds of Jamaica

Gregory Isaacs (1951-2010), “Kingston 14” (Made in Jamaica), 2006




random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, September 19th

sounds of Jamaica

Lee “Scratch” Perry, Junior Murvin, The Heptones, The Congos, The Upsetters, “Play On Mr. Music,” live, Jamaica (Roots Rock Reggae [1977])


Monday, September 18th

sounds of Jamaica

Burning Spear, live, France (Carhaix), 1999


Sunday, September 17th

old school

Lil Blair and The Violinaires, “Tell Me How Long,” live, North Carolina (near Wilmington), 2007




random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary)

Saturday, September 16th

sounds of Jamaica

Sugar Minott (1956-2010)

Live, London, 1984



Talking and singing, 1988


Friday, September 15th

summer in the city

DJ Snake, live, Chicago (Lollapalooza), 8/4/17


Thursday, September 14th


Kaija Saariaho (1952-), Petals (1988; cello and electronics); Imke Frank (cello) and Gary Berger (live electronics), live, Switzerland (Winterthur), 2011


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