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Saturday, August 11th

voices I miss

Sun Ra Arkestra (Sun Ra [aka Herman Blount, 1914-1993], keyboards, compositions, vocals), TV show (Night Music), “Face the Music,” “Space Is the Place,” 1989

 

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Here’s another take on “Space Is the Place,” which I bumped into the other day at the Art Institute of Chicago, where it’s playing, continuously, through August 19th.

Space Is the Place (A March for Sun Ra), directed by Cauleen Smith, featuring the Rich South High School marching band, Chicago (Chinatown Square), 2011

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, August 10th

summer in the city

Big Thief, live, Chicago, 7/20/18

“Mary”

 

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“Shark Smile”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Saturday, July 21st

what’s new

Sounds so strong just 46 seconds will last the whole day.

J@K@L,* After a Few Days (excerpt), 4/2/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

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*Keefe Jackson (saxophones, tube), Julian Kirshner (drums), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, tenor guitar, electronics).

Friday, July 20th

what’s new

Rev. Sekou and The Seal Breakers, live, Washington, D.C., 7/10/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Rookery Building)

Thursday, July 12th

basement jukebox

Buddy Guy, “This Is the End,” 1959

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Butterfly
sleeping
on the temple bell.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Wednesday, July 11th

basement jukebox

Otis Rush, “All Your Love (I Miss Loving),” 1958

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, July 10th

basement jukebox

Magic Sam, “All Your Love” (S. Maghett), 1957

 

Friday, June 22nd

Sunday night in Chicago

He’s playing at Thalia Hall.

Ry Cooder, live (studio), 2018

“The Prodigal Son” (trad., arr. R. Cooder, J. Cooder)

 

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“Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right” (W. Johnson)

 

Sunday, June 17th

back to church

Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir (feat. Diane Williams), “Jesus Can Work It Out,” live, Chicago, 2007

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Tuesday, June 5th

viola festival
day one

Mat Maneri (viola) & Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), live, Boston, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago

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