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Month: February, 2020

Sunday, February 16th

alone

Cory Henry (1987-, organ), “He Has Made Me Glad,” live

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, February 15th

alone

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), Air for solo flute (1995); John McMurtery (flute), live, 2007

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, February 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day

Al Green (1946-), “Let’s Stay Together” (W. Mitchell, A. Green, A. Jackson), live, c. 1971

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, February 13th

never enough

Looking for something to lift your spirits?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550; Matthias Havinga (1983-), live, Netherlands (St. Bravo’s Church, Haarlem), 2016

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, February 12th

sounds of Iran and Turkey

Kayhan Kalhor (1963-, kamancheh) and Erdal Erzincan (1971-, bağlama), live, Iran (Tehran), 2012

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, February 11th

How about something different?

Clara Iannotta (1983-), Limun (2011); International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), live, New York, 2016

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, February 10th

sounds of Iran and Mali

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Kayhan Kalhor (1963-, kamancheh) and Toumani Diabaté (1965-, kora), live, Germany (Osnabrück), 2016

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, February 9th

back to church

“I Have Crossed That Separating Line,” Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Chester, S.C., 2001

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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I shall keep singing!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 270 (Franklin)

Saturday, February 8th

passings

Peter Serkin, pianist, January 24, 1947-February 1, 2020

Live, Tokyo, 2003: Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), Rain Tree Sketch (1982)

 

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Live, New Jersey (Ridgewood), 2017: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Adagio in B minor, K. 540

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago, Ill.

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lagniappe

reading table

Even in Kyoto—
hearing the cuckoo’s cry—
I long for Kyoto.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Friday, February 7th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Bo Diddley (AKA Ellas McDaniel, Ellas Otha Bates, 1928-2008), “Hey! Bo Diddley,” “Bo Diddley,” live, Los Angeles, 1965

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

There is still something I’d like to explain,
yet can’t be sure I’m ready yet.
Beside, we’ve done pretty well with the non-sequiturs,
and they by us, don’t you think?

—John Ashbery (1927-2017), from “Hierarchy of the Unexpected”

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