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Month: June, 2018

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)

Wednesday, June 20th

sounds of New York

This drummer can play.

Dave Sewelson (baritone saxophone), William Parker (bass), Marvin Bugalu Smith (drums), live, New York, 2017

 

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lagniappe

art beat

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (bird unknown)

 

Tuesday, June 19th

what’s new

Joris Voorn (DJ), live, Paris, 6/11/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

little tub—
pond snails ready for shelling
play sliding games

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

Monday, June 18th

what’s new

Diplo (DJ), live, London, 6/12/18

 

Sunday, June 17th

back to church

Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir (feat. Diane Williams), “Jesus Can Work It Out,” live, Chicago, 2007

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Saturday, June 16th

desert island disc

Ann Peebles, I Can’t Stand the Rain (Willie Mitchell, prod.), 1974

 

Track list:

  1. “I Can’t Stand The Rain” (Don Bryant, Bernard “Bernie” Miller, Ann Peebles) – 2:31
  2. “Do I Need You” (Bryant, Peebles) – 2:33
  3. “Until You Came into My Life” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles) – 3:13
  4. “(You Keep Me) Hanging On” (Ira Allen, Buddy Mize) – 2:44
  5. “Run Run Run” (Bryant, Darryl Carter, Peebles) – 2:38
  6. “If We Can’t Trust Each Other” (Earl Randle) – 2:55
  7. “A Love Vibration” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles) – 2:50
  8. “You Got to Feed the Fire” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles) – 2:22
  9. “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (Earl Randle) – 2:45
  10. “One Way Street” (Bryant, Peebles) – 2:50

Friday, June 15th

what’s new

Naia Izumi, live, Washington, D.C., 5/14/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other night, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, June 14th

more

Patti Smith, “Paint It Black” (aka “Paint It, Black”; M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, Manchester, England, 6/5/18 (The Stones were also in Manchester that night, playing a stadium show.)

 

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