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Month: December, 2019

Tuesday, December 10th

two takes

“I Try” (M. Gray, J. Ruzumna, J. Lim, D. Wilder)

J Dilla (1974-2006), remix, 2006

 

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Macy Gray, 1999

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

*****

reading table

Threshold
by Rachel Hadas (1948-, Questions in the Vestibule)

The in-between is queasy,
but all is in between.

Midsummer green? Monotonous
when everything is green.

The sea? A glittering question
if everything is sea.

This vestibule? Unsettling.
I teeter first one way

and then the other. In
or out? I am a fool

to be so caught off balance.
All is vestibule.

Monday, December 9th

sounds to get lost in

Jessica Pavone String Ensemble (JP, viola, composition; Joanna Matrey, viola; Erica Dicker, violin; Angela Morris, violin), “Hurtle and Flow,” published 9/4/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday morning, I-80 rest stop, Iowa (near Grinnell)

*****

reading table

‪big rain‬
‪big moon‬
‪cicada in the pine‬

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

Sunday, December 8th

back to church

Christian Home Baptist Church, Lowry, S.C., 2010

 

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lagniappe

art beat

yesterday, Des Moines (Des Moines Art Center)

Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Automat, 1927

Saturday, December 7th

mesmerizing

If I could move like this, I’d never stand still.

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards (1976-), live, Stockholm, 2013

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

Topography displays no favorites; North’s as near as West.

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), from “The Map”

Friday, December 6th

basement jukebox

Doctor Ross (AKA Charles Isaiah Ross, 1925-1993), “Chicago Breakdown” (DR, vocals, harmonica, guitar, composition; Reuben Martin, washboard; Sam Phillips, producer), 1953

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, December 5th

serendipity

Last night I bumped into these tracks, by a duo based in Beirut, on the radio (Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan [WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio Stream]). One-word review: Wow!

Two or the Dragon, “Prelude for the Triumphant Man,” 2017

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, December 3rd

sounds of Chicago

Big Maceo (AKA Major Merriweather, Big Maceo Merriweather, 1905-1953, piano), “Chicago Breakdown” (M. Merriweather), 1945

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, December 3rd

sounds of New York

Cooper-Moore (piano), live, New York, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Monday, December 2nd

Why not begin the week with something that slows time?

James Romig (1971-), Still (2016); Ashlee Mack (piano), live, Macomb, Ill. (Western Illinois University), 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, December 1st

like nobody else

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), “Precious Lord” (T. A. Dorsey), live

 

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lagniappe

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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