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Month: January, 2020

Tuesday, January 21st

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Agnes Obel, playing and talking (begins at 2:05; “Won’t You Call Me,” 3:00; “Island of Doom,” 13:55; “Broken Sleep,” 25:35),  New York, 1/14/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 20th

This voice I could listen to all day, even if I didn’t understand a word of English. He doesn’t speak—he sings.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), “I Have a Dream,” Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

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Another take, with Max Roach (1924-2007, drums).

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 19th

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Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke, Paul Foster), live, Los Angeles, 1955

“I Have a Friend Above All Others,” “Be With Me Jesus”

 

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“Nearer My God to Thee”

 

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random sights

a while ago, off the coast of Maine

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reading table

The present
must be kept empty
so that anything
can happen:

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Empty”

Saturday, January 18th

what’s new

Agnes Obel, “Broken Sleep” (A. Obel), 1/7/20

 

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random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 17th

tonight just outside Chicago

They’re playing at a small club (Fitzgerald’s).

Los Lobos

With Robert Randolph (pedal steel guitar), “Don’t Worry Baby” (C. Rosas, L. Perez, T. Burnett), live, Austin, Tx., 2018

 

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“La Bamba” (trad. adapted by R. Valens), live, Watsonville, Calif., 1989

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, January 16th

Want a break from the 21st century?

Jordi Savall (1941-, viola da gamba), playing pieces by Le Sieur de Machy (late 17th century), Marin Marais (1656-1728), Madrid, 2014

 

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random sights 

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 15th

sounds of Algeria, France, and the United States

Mohamed Lamouri, “Billie Jean” (M. Jackson), live, Paris, 2015

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 14th

what’s new

One-word review: Wow!

Fay Victor (vocals), Baba Israel (vocals), Marc Ribot (guitar), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Kris Davis (piano), live (Celebration of the Life of Steve Dalachinsky), New York (Winter Jazz Fest), 1/11/19

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

I speak across the vast
Dialogues in which we go
To clench my words against
Time or the lack of time
Hoping that for a moment
They will become for me
A place I can think in
And think anything in,
An aside from the monstrous.

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This is no other place
Than where I am, between
This word and the next.

—W. S. Graham (1918-1986), from “The Dark Dialogues”

Monday, January 13th

What not start the week with something small, mournful, beautiful?

Komitas (AKA Soghomon Soghomonian, 1869-1935), Krunk (The Crane); Sergey Khachatryan (1985-, violin), live, France (Toulouse), 2015

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 12th

more

Soul Stirrers (featuring Sam Cooke [1931-1964]), “Touch the Hem of His Garment” (S. Cooke), 1956

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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