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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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reading table

hole in the wall
pretty
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*


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*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

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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?

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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

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

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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”

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“Taking In Water”

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“Running”

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

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

Thursday, 8/23/12

Music, for some people, is no less vital than oxygen.

James Rhodes, talking and playing (2010)

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To Praise the Music
by William Bronk (1918-1999)

Evening. The trees in late winter bare
against the sky. Still light, the sky.
Trees dark against it. A few leaves
on the trees. Tension in their rigid branches as if
–oh, it is all as if, but as if, yes,
as if they sang songs, as if they praised.
Oh, I envy them. I know the songs.

As if I know some other things besides.
As if; but I don’t know, not more
than to say the trees know. The trees don’t know
and neither do I. What is it keeps me from praise?
I praise. If only to say their songs,
say yes to them, to praise the songs they sing.
Envied music. I sing to praise their song.

(Want to hear Bronk, a MCOTD Hall of Famer, read this? Here.)

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art beat: more from Tuesday’s stop at the Art Institute of Chicago

Roy Lichtenstein, Mirror #3 (Six Panels) (1971)

 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 4/24/12

not for the faint of heart

Phil Minton (vocals), Mats Gustafsson (baritone saxophone), John Russell (guitar), live, London (Cafe Oto), 2010

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art beat: Sunday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Seascape, 1879

Sometimes, when posting an image of a painting, I wonder: “Why bother?” No art form resists reproduction more successfully.

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