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Sunday, February 17th

timeless

Brother Joe May (1912-1972) and Jackie (AKA Jacqui) Verdell (1937-1991), “You’re Gonna Need Him After a While,” live (TV broadcast), 1963

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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A still – Volcano – Life –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 517 (Franklin)

Sunday, February 10th

timeless

Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke, Paul Foster), live, Los Angeles, 1955

“I Have a Friend Above All Others,” “Be With Me Jesus”

 

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“Nearer My God to Thee”

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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I am alive – I guess –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 605 (Franklin)

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(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Sunday, February 3rd

sounds of Mississippi

Black Delta Religion (William Ferris, Mississippi, 1968), trailer

 

The complete film, which lasts fourteen (riveting) minutes, is available here.

Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, released last year by Dust-to-Digital, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best Historical Album, Best Liner Notes).

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 27th

unadorned

Jessie Mae Hemphill (1923-2006), “Home Going,” 1960s

 

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my house’s
only face towel
frozen stiff

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

Sunday, January 20th

timeless

Pilgrim Travelers, “Jesus Met the Woman at the Well,” 1949

 

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Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.

—Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972), “On Prayer” (Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays)

Sunday, January 13th

sounds of St. Louis

O’Neal Twins, “Jesus Dropped the Charges,” live

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 6th

back to church

“Heavenly Home (Got to Take a Journey),” live, Langrun Branch Baptist Church, York, S.C.


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Sunday, December 30th

back to church

“Good Time in Zion,” live, Center Baptist Church, Gastonia, N.C., 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, December 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Pastor DeAndre Patterson, “To God Be the Glory,” live (Rev. Clay Evans’ 92nd birthday celebration, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church), Chicago, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Sunday, December 9th

can’t wait

Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack, director; filmed, 1972; scheduled theatrical release, 2019), trailer

 

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It is true that the unknown is the largest need of the intellect, though for it, no one thinks to thank God.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Letter to Cousins Louisa (aka Louise) and Frances Norcross, 1876

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