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Tuesday, October 4th

career plans for the next life

If none of those other things work out (tap dancer, rubboard player in a zydeco band, bass player in a reggae bandguitar player in a Malian bandcellist in a string quartetbird), maybe I’ll be an accordionist.

Dre Hocevar Collective Effervescence,* live, New York, 2016


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*DH, drums; Elias Stemeseder, accordion; Chris Pitsiokos, alto saxophone; Lester St. Louis, cello; Philip White, electronics.

Wednesday, August 31st

more

Michel Portal (clarinets, accordion), Hamid Drake (drums), live, France (Le Mans), 2012


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lagniappe

reading table

Skylark
sings all day,
and day not long enough.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Tuesday, August 11th

sounds of Argentina

Chango Spasiuk, live, 2009


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lagniappe

musical thoughts

What would it be like to live in a world with just one kind of music?

Thursday, June 11th

In response to Monday’s post on Dylan covers, a reader commented:

Fairport Convention’s “Si tu dois partir” (a French-language version of “If You Gotta Go, Go Now”) comes to mind.

Fairport Convention, “Si tu dois partir” (B. Dylan), recording, 1969

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lagniappe

random sights

Tuesday morning
Louisville, Kentucky

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Saturday, April 25th

Sometimes nothing is more enlivening than to hear something that sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before.

Rebecca Saunders (1967-), Fury II (2009); Remix Ensemble (Emilio Pomarico, cond.; Antonio Augusto Aguiar, bass), live, Portugal (Porto), 2011

 

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lagniappe

reading table

after the dance
right away, cutting
the morning grass

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

Tuesday, March 31st

two takes

Buddy Miller, “Chalk” (J. Miller), live

With Don Was (bass), et al., 2007


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With Patty Griffin (vocals), et al., San Francisco, 2010

 

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lagniappe

art beat: more from Friday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), Ann—In Memory, 1954

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Friday, February 27th

sounds of Chicago

Goofiness is a much underrated virtue.

Mucca Pazza, live, Washington, D.C., 2015

Thursday, May 8th

sounds of New York

Raya Brass Band, live, New York, 2014


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lagniappe

art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009), New York, 1972

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Monday, November 18th

sounds of New York

Raya Brass Band, live, New York

7/22/12


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12/31/11


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lagniappe

art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), New York (Times Square), 1954

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Friday, November 8th

Is any instrument more compelling than the human voice?

Patty Griffin, live, Washington, D.C., 2013

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lagniappe

art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-)

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