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Sunday, April 15th

basement jukebox

Swan Silvertones, “Oh Mary Don’t You Weep,” 1958

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Some, too fragile for winter winds
The thoughtful grave encloses –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 91 (Franklin; excerpt)

Sunday, April 8th

two takes

“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” aka “Motherless Child” (trad.)

Bessie Griffin, live, Holland, 1972

 

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Prince, live

 

Sunday, April 1st

back to church

“Until I Die,” Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., 2001

 

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lagniappe

reading table

God’s Grandeur
by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil

Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

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random sights

other day,  Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, March 25th

back to church

Henderson Sisters, live, Troy, Ala., 1993

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, outside Chicago (Chicago Botanic Garden)

Sunday, March 18th

back to church

Bishop Dready Manning (guitar), live, Troy, Ala., 1993

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, March 4th

two takes

“His Eye Is on the Sparrow” (C.D. Martin, C.H. Gabriel), 1905

Soul Stirrers (feat. R.H. Harris), 1946

 

*****

Gladys Knight, live, Washington, D.C., 2017

 

Sunday, February 25th

old school

Rev. Campbell and His Wonder Boys, “Home Don’t Seem Like Home No More”

 

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lagniappe

reading table

my dead mother—
every time I see the ocean,
every time . . .

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

Sunday, February 18th

old school

Brother Smith, “I’ll Sing Again,” live, Elba, Ala., 1998

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, February 11th

timeless

Ray Charles & Sarah Jordan Powell, “Angels Keep Watching Over Me,” live, Germany (Ettal), 1979

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, February 4th

two takes

“I’ll Live On” (T.J. Laney)

Thomas Sisters, live, Eclectic, Ala., 2004

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Doc Watson, On Praying Ground, 1990

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

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