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Sunday, May 3rd

more sounds of Charlotte

The United House of Prayer Band, live, Charlotte, N.C., 2012

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Goodbye to forever now.
Hello to the empty present and.

—Mary Jo Bang (1946-), from “No More” (Elegy, 2007)

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Bang on a Can Marathon: today, six hours, beginning at 3 p.m. (ET). Meredith Monk, Vijay Iyer, George Lewis, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, John Adams, Mary Halvorson, et al. If this turns out to be even half as good as it might be, it’ll be monumental. (In the department of delicious serendipity, I just learned about this, waiting for tea water to boil, here.)

Sunday, April 26th

sounds of Charlotte

The United House of Prayer Band, “The Blood!,” live, Charlotte, N.C., 2020

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

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A pot poured out
Fulfills its spout

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011)

Monday, November 5th

what’s new

Hot 8 Brass Band, “Love Will Tear Us Apart, 10/24/18

 

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Here’s the original (remastered).

Joy Division, 1980, 2010

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Deep autumn—
my neighbor,
how does he live, I wonder?

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

Sunday, June 12th

sounds of Chicago

Windy City Spiritualaires with Willie Clayton, “I’m Gonna Run On,” live (music starts at 4:05-), Birmingham, Ala., 2000


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lagniappe

yesterday on Chicago’s south side

Treme Brass Band, Washington Park

 

Saturday, June 6th

sounds of New Orleans

Why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

To Be Continued (TBC) Brass Band, live, New Orleans, 2012

Friday, January 9th

two takes

Rebirth Brass Band, “A. P. Tureaud,” live, New Orleans

Treme Sidewalk Steppers Second Line, 2011


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Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade, 2012

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), Second Liners at Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1957

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Monday, October 20th

Why not start the week with a parade?

Divine Ladies Social Aid and Pleasure Club Parade (with Stooges Brass Band), New Orleans, 2009


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art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), Second Liners, New Orleans, 1961

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Friday, September 5th

Today, MCOTD‘s fifth anniversary, we revisit a few early favorites.

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September 5, 2009

One left Cuba after the revolution, the other stayed. Here they play together: pianists—father and son—Bebo (1918-2013) and Chucho (1941-) Valdes.

 

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September 11, 2009

If spirit could be sold, New Orleans would be rich.

Rebirth Brass Band, live, New Orleans, 2009


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September 23, 2009

May, 2012

Nobel-Prize-winning economist devises a way to turn faces—images of them, that is—into marketable commodities: the more expressive the face, the greater the value.

March, 2013

Haiti is named one of the world’s wealthiest countries.

Arcade Fire, “Haiti”


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Without music where would we be?

Sunday, June 1st

sounds of New Orleans

Treme Brass Band, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” Treme, 2010

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lagniappe

art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), Young Tuxedo Bass Band, New Orleans, 1966

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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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