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Month: June, 2018

Saturday, June 30th

desert island disc

Sly and the Family Stone, Fresh, 1973

 

Track list:

1. In Time 00:00
2. If You Want Me To Stay 05:47
3. Let Me Have It All 08:48
4. Frisky 11:44
5. Thankful N’ Thoughtful 14:56
6. Skin I’m In 19:38
7. I Don’t Know (Satisfaction) 22:33
8. Keep On Dancin’ 26:25
9. Que Sera, Sera 28:49
10. If It Were Left Up To Me 34:13
11. Babies Makin’ Babies 36:13

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lagniappe

reading table

Now as a spirit
I shall roam
the summer fields.

—Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849 (Japanese Death Poems, Yoel Hoffmann, ed.)

Friday, June 29th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, live, Barcelona, 2018

 

Thursday, June 28th

sounds of all over

Kiran Ahluwalia, Souad Massi, live (studio), Seattle, 2018

 

Wednesday, June 27th

more

Robert Ward, “Your Love Is Real” (R. Ward)

Live (with Ry Cooder [guitar], Nick Lowe [bass], et al.), Mill Valley, Calif., 1991

 

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Recording, 1964

 

Tuesday, June 26th

timeless

Lonnie Johnson (vocals, guitar), “Another Night to Cry” (Sonny Boy Williamson II, introduction; Otis Spann, piano; Willie Dixon, bass; Fred Below, drums), live, Germany, 1963

 

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lagniappe

art beat

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill. (artist unknown)

Monday, June 25th

mesmerizing

“Remnant,” Jonah Sirota (viola), Valgeir Sigurðsson (composition), Anthony Hawley (video), 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Forest Park, Ill.

Sunday, June 24th

when blues meets gospel

Robert Ward (1938-2008; vocals, guitar), “Lord Have Mercy on Me,” 1991

 

Saturday, June 23rd

what’s new

Various DJs (Muqata’a, Sama’, et al.), live, Palestine (Ramallah), 6/22/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

[W]e may reason on to our heart’s content, the fog won’t lift.

—Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), “The Expelled”

Friday, June 22nd

Sunday night in Chicago

He’s playing at Thalia Hall.

Ry Cooder, live (studio), 2018

“The Prodigal Son” (trad., arr. R. Cooder, J. Cooder)

 

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“Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right” (W. Johnson)

 

Thursday, June 21st

basement jukebox

Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” 1966

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Our share of night to bear –
Our share of morning –
Our blank in bliss to fill,
Our blank in scorning –

Here a star, and there a star,
Some lose their way!
Here a mist – and there a mist –
Afterwards – Day!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 116 (Franklin)

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