music clip of the day


Month: January, 2018

Friday, January 19th

This guy—this voice—gets under my skin.

Moses Sumney, live (studio performance), Seattle, 2017


Thursday, January 18th


Gregory Porter, “You Send Me” (S. Cooke), live, London, 2014




art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), Moonlit Scene with Hut and Flowers, 1909/10 (from the series Worlds of Things)

Wednesday, January 17th

Astonishing performance.

Astonishing piece.

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Variations, op. 27 (1936)
Glenn Gould (1932-1982), piano




reading table

What Miracles the News is!
Not Bismark but ourselves.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Letter 354

Wednesday, January 3rd

sounds of Canada

Lydia Ainsworth, “White Shadows,” 2014 (track)–2015 (video)




random sights

other day, Chicago (Garfield Park Conservatory)

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Tuesday, January 2nd

what’s new

Like her or not, you’ve got to give her this: she’s unafraid to go her own way.

Björk, “Arisen My Senses,” 12/20/17 (video)




random sights

other day, Berkeley, Calif.

Monday, January 1st

Feel like getting lost?

Navpične misli (Vertical Thoughts), Karmina Šilec (original idea and music direction), !KEBATAOLA! (performers), Morton Feldman (music: Three Voices, excerpts; MCOTD Hall of Fame), 2010




reading table

New Year’s morning—
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

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