music clip of the day


Month: May, 2019

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.)

Friday, May 10th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Joy Division, “Disorder,” 1972 (Trainspotting, 1996)




reading table

The Poets light but Lamps –
Themselves – go out –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 930 (Franklin)

Thursday, May 9th


Christopher Trapani (1980-), Visions and Revisions (2013); JACK Quartet, 2018



Bob Dylan, “Visions of Johanna” (B. Dylan), 1966


Wednesday, May 8th

basement jukebox

James Carr (1942-2001) with Betty Harris (1939-), “I’m a Fool for You,” 1967 (Billboard R&B #42, Pop #97)


Tuesday, May 7th


Elisabeth Harnik (piano), live, Wels, Austria, 2015




random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, May 6th

soundtrack to a dream

Why not begin the week with something new?

Christopher Trapani (1980-), Writing Against Time (2014); Yarn/Wire, live, New York, 2014


Sunday, May 5th

sounds of Mississippi

Mississippi Mass Choir (featuring  Frank Williams [1947-1993] and Angela Curry), “Near the Cross,” live, 1989




reading table

You have to change to stay the same.

—Willem de Kooning, 1904-1997 (Richard Shiff, Between Sense and de Kooning2011)


random sights

this morning, Westchester, Ill.

Saturday, May 4th

what’s new

Nilüfer Yanya, “Baby Blu,” 4/11/19




random sights

this morning, Columbus Park, Chicago (goslings huddled behind the mother)

Friday, May 3rd

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Corbett v. Dempsey.

Ken Vandermark (reeds) and Nate Wooley (trumpet), live, Copenhagen, 2016




reading table

Forever – is composed of Nows –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 690 (Franklin)

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