music clip of the day


Category: England

Saturday, December 29th

sounds of London

NÉRIJA, “The Fisherman,” live (studio), 2016




random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, September 13th

another take

John Luther Adams (1953-), The Light Within (2007); Late Music Ensemble, live, England (York), 2015




random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, January 2nd

 joy of serendipity

Empirical, live, London, 2016



“Card Clash,” live, Southhampton, England, 2015



reading table

hole in the wall
my year’s first sky

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

Monday, July 18th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Savages, live, England (Bristol), 2016*


*Set list (courtesy of YouTube):

1. I Need Something New
2. The Answer
3. Sad Person
4. Evil
5. Surrender
6. Hit Me
7. Husbands
8. T.I.W.Y.G.
9. Adore

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



random sights

Tuesday morning
Louisville, Kentucky

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Wednesday, June 10th

keep on dancin’

Four Tet (AKA Kieran Hebden), live, London, 2015

How many DJs lead off with Albert Ayler?



random sights

Monday morning
Louisville, Kentucky

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Friday, May 2nd

sounds of Manchester

The Warehouse Project (feat. Diplo, Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, Skream, et al.), 2012

Tuesday, 12/25/12

Merry Christmas!

Steel drummers, “Silent Night,” London, 12/11


Glasses player, “Jingle Bells,” Bonn, 12/06


Brass band, “This Christmas” (1:55-, D. Hathaway), New Orleans, 12/09

Monday, 9/17/12

street music: London

Dave Crowe, beatbox, 2011

Wednesday, 8/29/12

who you’d be swept away by—right now—
if you were a 24-year-old male*

Jessie Ware, live, London, 7/18/12

“Night Light”


“Taking In Water”





radio: final day of WKCR’s Pres-&-Bird Birthday Marathon


*Based on a sample of one—my son Alex.

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