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Sunday, October 24th

timeless

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018, voice, piano) with Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991, voice, piano), Southern California Community Choir, et al., live, New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, 1972

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, October 17th

another take

“I Don’t Know What You’ve Come To Do,” Amazing Grace Praise Band, live, Westside Baptist Church, Evergreen, Ala., 2007

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, outside Chicago (Forest Park)

Sunday, October 10th

timeless

Dixie Hummingbirds, “Get Away, Jordan” (trad.), c. 1949

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

This world—
strung jewels
of dew
on the frail thread
a spider spins

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Sunday, October 3rd

another take

Elder Demetrius Tolfre, “I don’t Know What You’ve Come To Do,” live, 2007

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

My heart
I send with the moon
into the mountains—
what of this body
left in darkness? 

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Sunday, September 26th

sounds of Chicago

Anointed Brown Sisters, “I Don’t Know What You’ve Come Do Do,” live, Chicago, 2010

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, September 19th

two takes

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” (trad.)

Sonja Maneri (1937-2021, voice), Mat Maneri (1969-, viola), live, published 2020

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Mat Maneri (viola), live, Paris, 2020

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Sunday, September 12th

sounds of Chicago

Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Royal Voices of Life, live (“I Shall Wear a Crown,” “Like a Ship,” “Nobody Knows”), Chicago, published 9/9/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

It was not
for moon gazing I came
into Mount Yoshino
yet seeing it I grieve
over the sad world

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Sunday, August 22nd

sounds of Chicago

Staple Singers, “There Won’t Be No More Ghetto for Me,” live (TV Show [Jubilee Showcase]), Chicago, 1968

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, August 15th

sounds of Chicago

Golden Eagle Gospel Singers, “The Prodigal Son” (rec. 1939, Chicago)

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

For those who proclaim
they’ve grown weary of children,
there are no flowers

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill

Sunday, August 8th

timeless

Swan Silvertones (feat. Claude Jeter, Percell Perkins), “All Aboard” (P. Perkins), 1951

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

*****

reading table

Blue sky, cold geese honk.
On a bare mountain, tree leaves flutter.
At dusk in the village, smoke billows from every house.
Alone with my empty bowl, I head home.

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

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