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Month: October, 2018

Tuesday, October 23rd

like nobody else

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, clarinet, etc. [1935-1977]) and the Vibration Society (Dick Griffin, trombone; Ron Burton, piano; Vernon Martin, bass; Jerome Cooper, drums; Joe Texidor, percussion), live, Paris, 1970

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

All the people at the controls are opportunists or gangsters. The sweetness of reason died out of our public life with FDR. There doesn’t even seem to be a normal intelligence at work in the affairs of the nation.

—Tennessee Williams, letter to publisher James Laughlin, April 9, 1947

Monday, October 22nd

more

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica [1934-1998]) with Buddy Guy (guitar), Phil Guy (guitar), A.C. Reed (tenor saxophone), et al., live (TV show), Chicago, early ’70s

“Little by Little”

 

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“Mystery Train”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, October 21st

sounds of Chicago

Caravans (feat. Albertina Walker, Inez Andrews), live (TV show), Chicago, 1967

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Maywood, Ill. (Prairie Path)

Saturday, October 20th

basement jukebox

Sam Fletcher, “I’d Think It Over,” 1964

 

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lagniappe

random sights

July 26, 2018, Monhegan Island, Maine

 

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Sea foam. The tide seems to burst, like a muffled, distant explosion of which we should be seeing only the smoke.

The Journal of Jules Renard (translated from French by Louise Bogan and Elizabeth Roget), August, 1887

Friday, October 19th

voices I miss

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica [1934-1998]) with Otis Rush (guitar [1935-2018]), Jack Myers (bass [c. 1937-2011]), Fred Below (drums [1926-1988]), “Hoodoo Man Blues,” live, Berlin, 1966

 

Thursday, October 18th

more

TM Krishna, Raga Hamir Kalyani, live, 2017

 

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Heaven does not change her blue.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 167 (Franklin)

Wednesday, October 17th

what’s new

This I could listen to all day.

Mat Maneri (viola) and Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), live, New York, 8/19/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 16th

what’s new

Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFUNK (FV, vocals, compositions; Joe Morris, guitar; Sam Newsome, soprano saxophone; Reggie Nicholson, drums), live, New York, 10/13/18

 

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I can’t tell you – but you feel it –
Nor can you tell me –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 164 (Franklin)

Monday, October 15th

sounds of India

Yesterday he sang at the University of Chicago (Logan Center), accompanied by violin, drums (mridangam), and drone instrument (tamboura). He performed for over two hours without intermission, singing not a word of English. Sailing these unfamiliar seas was, for me, heavenly.

TM Krishna (vocals) featuring Vikku Vinayakram (ghatam), Raga Begada, live, India (Mumbai), 2018

 

Sunday, October 14th

back to church

“My Soul Is a Witness for My Lord,” Mt. Ramah Primitive Baptist Association, Thomaston, Ga., 2011

 

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lagniappe

reading table

A string of raindrops
dangling
from an iron bar reveals
opportunities for
clarity.

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As if you could escape
by following

the path you carved
there

to its prescribed end.

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As if, after all,

the thing that comes to mind
squared
times inertia

equaled the “real.”

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Worth While,” “Inscription,” “Equals” (Versed [2009])

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