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Wednesday, July 6th

sounds of Detroit

Floorplan (aka Robert Hood), “Never Grow Old” (Re-Plant), 2014

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lagniappe

reading table

He walked in awe
In awe of light
At nightfall, not at dawn
Whatever he saw
Receding from sight
In the sky’s afterglow
Was what he wanted
To see, to know

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011), “Enlightenment”

Sunday, June 12th

timeless

The Harmonizing Four, “We’re Crossing Over,” live, Germany, 1966

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Sunday, June 5th

back to church

Mt. DoWell Baptist Church Hymn Choir (McConnells, South Carolina), “I Got a Right to the Tree of Life,” live, 2009

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, May 29th

back to church

White Hill Hymn Choir, “Ezekiel Prophesize,” live, Mt. DoWell Baptist Church, McConnells, South Carolina, 1987

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lagniappe

reading table

Not once did I think
I’d throw these fresh spring blossoms
into this dense smoke
and stand back to watch it rise
and vanish into the sky

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill

Sunday, May 22nd

testify!

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018, voice, piano), “Rock of Ages” (A. Toplady), live, Detroit (New Bethel Baptist Church), 2016

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, May 15th

sounds of Chicago

Dixie Hummingbirds (feat. James Walker), “The Little Wooden Church,” live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), Chicago, 1964

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, Maine (Monhegan Island)

Sunday, May 8th

another take

Stevie Wonder, “I Won’t Complain,” live (Luther Vandross’s funeral), New York (The Riverside Church), 2005

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Nebraska (Lincoln)

Sunday, May 1st

testify!

Vernard Johnson (1948-, alto saxophone), “I Won’t Complain,” live, Kansas City, Mo. (58th Women’s International Convention, Church of God in Christ), 2008

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

The Locust Tree in Flower (second version)
by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

Among
of
green

stiff
old
bright

broken
branch
come

white
sweet
May

again

Sunday, April 24th

timeless

Clara Ward Singers (feat. Vermettya Royster), “Travelin’ Shoes,” live, France (Antibes), 1962

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 17th

sounds of New Orleans

Doreen Ketchens (clarinet, voice), et al., “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” (trad.), live, New Orleans, 2010

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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