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Month: May, 2019

Friday, May 31st

what’s new

Julia Holter, live (studio), Seattle, 3/6/19 (published today)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, May 30th

How about something new?

Close your eyes—listen.

Tyshawn Sorey (1980-), Everything Changes, Nothing Changes (2018); JACK Quartet, live, Banff, Canada, 3/28/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Berwyn, Ill.

Wednesday, May 29th

The world today: two guys from Ukraine—DJs/producers—playing a set in Rio de Janiero.

Artbat, live, 2019

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Mountain streams flow down
into each other
out of their sounds

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento)

Tuesday, May 28th

sounds of Ukraine

Attitude needs no translation.

Alyona Alyona, “Голови,” 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

. . . all news feels foreign today . . .

—Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

Monday, May 27th

sounds of Chicago

Sheila Jordan (1928-) & Paul Marinaro (1973-), “Comes Love” (S. Stept, L. Brown, C. Tobias), live, Chicago, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Sunday, May 26th

back to church

Richard Smallwood (piano), et al., “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” ( A. Crouch), live, Largo, Md., 2008

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, May 25th

basement jukebox

Larry Williams (1935-1980), “Short Fat Fannie” (L. Williams), 1957

 

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Another take.

Levon Helm (1940-2012), live (TV show), 1993

 

Friday, May 24th

basement jukebox

Herbie Duncan with Red Wells and his Caravans from St. Louis, “Hot Lips Baby” (H. Duncan), 1958

 

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lagniappe

reading table

I believe in the soul; so far
It hasn’t made much difference.

—Charles Simic (1938-), from “The Old World”

Thursday, May 23rd

Blues? Little of what I hear these days appeals to me—too fast, too flashy, too formulaic. Not this.

Robert Kimbrough Sr. Blues Connection, live (studio), Jersey City, N.J., 4/1/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, May 11th

sounds of Zimbabwe

This I could listen to all day.

Oliver Mtukudzi (1952-2019), “Hear Me Lord” (O. Mtukudzi), live, California (Humboldt County), 2004

 

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

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