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Friday, September 22nd

what’s new

Moses Sumney, “Doomed” (Aromanticism), 2017

 

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Izumi Masatoshi (1938-), Islands (Shima tachi), 2000

Friday, September 15th

summer in the city

DJ Snake, live, Chicago (Lollapalooza), 8/4/17

 

Friday, September 8th

summer in the city

Blink-182, live, Chicago, 8/4/17

 

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lagniappe

reading table

John Ashbery (July 28, 1927-September, 3, 2017)

How little we know,
and when we know it!

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We close in on ourselves,
then yelp that the world is awry.

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We had macaroni for lunch every day
except Sunday, when a small quail was induced
to be served to us. Why do I tell you these things?
You are not even here.

—”Like A Sentence,” “Tahiti Trot,” “This Room” (fragments)

Thursday, September 7th

another take

Morton Feldman (1927-1986; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Rothko Chapel (1971); Markus Creed (cond.), SWR Vokalensemble (Vocal Ensemble), et al., live, Germany (Cathedral of Speyer, Schwetzinger), 2017

 

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Cup Decorated with the Figure of a Bathing Girl, 1887-88 (Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist, through September 10th)

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reading table

John Ashbery (July 28, 1927-September, 3, 2017)

What will it all be like in five years’ time
when you try to remember?

—”For John Clare” (fragment)

Wednesday, September 6th

one of the most absorbing pieces I know

Morton Feldman (1927-1986; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Rothko Chapel (1971); Ensemble Intercontemporain, live, Paris, 2017

 

(Rothko Chapel, located in Houston, reportedly was not damaged by Harvey.)

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lagniappe

reading table

John Ashbery (July 28, 1927-September, 3, 2017)

. . . as though wondering
whether forgetting
The whole thing might not, in the end, be the only solution.

—Soonest Mended (fragment)

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, September 5th

soundtrack to a dream

John Luther Adams (1953-), The Light Within (2007); Faculty & Fellows, Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Mass., 2016

 

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lagniappe

reading table

John Ashbery (July 28, 1927-September, 3, 2017)

The bad news is the ship hasn’t arrived;
the good news is it hasn’t left yet.

—He Who Loves And Runs Away (fragment; Planisphere, 2009)

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random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, September 2nd

more

They’re playing tonight.

BassDrumBone (Mark Helias, bass; Gerry Hemingway, drums; Ray Anderson, trombone), “Kinda Garnerish” (R. Anderson), live, New York, 2015

 

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lagniappe

reading table

though a poor-soiled
province . . .
such fireflies

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

Friday, September 1st

this weekend in Chicago

They’re playing, tomorrow afternoon, at the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Mary Halvorson Octet, “Away with You (No. 55),” live, New York, 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The rain is less an atmospheric condition at this point than a kind of state of being, like mourning, that can’t be forgotten unless you’re asleep.

—Matt Pearce, “On the road in Texas, where all the roads look like rivers,” Los Angeles Times, 8/29/17

Friday, August 25th

summer in the city

Run the Jewels (with guest), “Legend Has It,” live, Chicago (Lollapalooza), 8/4/17

 

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lagniappe

random sights: yesterday, Chicago

 

Friday, August 18th

summer in the city

DJ Derrick Carter, Chicago, 7/16/17

Tight on time? Jump to 41:00: Gil Scott-Heron, “Bicentennial Blues.”

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) and Emile Bernard (1868-1941), Earthly Paradise, 1888 (Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist, through September 10th)

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