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Saturday, February 27th

These tiny pieces I tire of never.

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), 24 Preludes (1835-1839); Vladimir Ashkenazy (1937-, piano), live, England (Essex), 1980

(Note: After posting this clip, I found that it cannot be viewed here; however, it can be at YouTube.)

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Not much more than being,
Thoughts of isolate, beautiful

—Louis Zukofsky (1904-1978), from “2”

Saturday, January 9th

never enough

Andras Schiff (piano) playing (and discussing) Bach (Capriccio in B flat major [Capriccio on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother] BWV992; Sinfonia No. 5 in E flat BWV791; Sinfonia No. 9 in F minor BWV795; Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903; Italian Concerto in F major BWV971; Ouvertüre nach französischer Art BWV831), live, London, yesterday

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, December 26th

alone

Need more air?

Mitsuko Uchida (piano), live, London, 12/16/20: Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Piano Sonatas in C major (“Reliquie,” 3:40-) and G major (“Fantasy,” 42:00-)

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Listening deeply,
sometimes—in another—you can hear
the sound of a hermit, sighing
as he climbs a mountain trail to reach
a waterfall
or a Buddhist nun reciting prayers
while moonlight falls through the window
onto an old clay floor,
and once in a while, a child
rolling a hoop through the alleyways of Tokyo,
laughing,
or a farmer pausing in a rice field to watch
geese fly,
the thoughts on his lips he doesn’t think to say.

—Dick Allen (1939-2017), “Listening Deeply”

Thursday, September 24th

sounds of London

Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), live (“Source,” “Pace,” “Boundless Beings”), London, 9/16/20

 

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random sights

yesterday, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Friday, May 22nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, live, London, 2004

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Falling blossoms.
Blossoms in bloom are also
falling blossoms.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Friday, March 15th

sounds of England

Street singer Poppy joined by Seal (talking, “I Shot the Sheriff” [B. Marley], “Redemption Song” [B. Marley], “Kiss from a Rose” [Seal]), live, Manchester, 2016

#1

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, March 13th

sounds of England

Four Tet (AKA Kieran Hebden), BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, 3/17/18

 

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there’s no shame
that you totter . . .
old chrysanthemum

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

Saturday, December 29th

sounds of London

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

 

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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

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, January 2nd

 joy of serendipity

Empirical, live, London, 2016


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More.

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


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hole in the wall
pretty
my year’s first sky

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

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