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Friday, August 10th

summer in the city

Big Thief, live, Chicago, 7/20/18

“Mary”

 

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“Shark Smile”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Saturday, August 4th

sounds (and sights) of New York

Critical Response Trio (Jason Kao Hwang, violin; Anders Nilsson, guitar; Michael TA Thompson, drums) & Douglas Dunn + Dancers, live, New York, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Wednesday, August 1st

more

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), Mary Halvorson (guitar), live, New York, 2016

 

Tonight she’ll be playing at a Chicago art gallery, Corbett vs. Dempsey, beginning at 6 p.m., with reed players Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee.

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Monday, July 30th

Last night I heard her at Chicago’s Hungry Brain. Otherworldly. Tonight she’ll be playing, and talking (with reed player Ken Vandermark), at the Experimental Sound Studio—all of which will be streamed, beginning at 7:30 (CST).

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), live, Rochester, N.Y., 6/18/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Friday, July 13th

only rock ‘n’ roll

The Ex, “Soon All Cities,” 2018

 

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lagniappe

random thoughts

Each moment is an open door.

Thursday, July 12th

basement jukebox

Buddy Guy, “This Is the End,” 1959

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Butterfly
sleeping
on the temple bell.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Wednesday, July 11th

basement jukebox

Otis Rush, “All Your Love (I Miss Loving),” 1958

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, July 10th

basement jukebox

Magic Sam, “All Your Love” (S. Maghett), 1957

 

Saturday, July 7th

desert island disc

Miles Davis, In a Silent Way (MD, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, soprano saxophone; John McLaughlin, guitar; Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, keyboards; Dave Holland, bass; Tony Williams, drums), 1969*

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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*Side A: “Shhh”/”Peaceful”/”Shhh” (M. Davis); Side B: “In a Silent Way” (J. Zawinul)/”It’s About That Time” (M. Davis)/”In a Silent Way” (J. Zawinul).

Saturday, June 30th

desert island disc

Sly and the Family Stone, Fresh, 1973

 

Track list:

1. In Time 00:00
2. If You Want Me To Stay 05:47
3. Let Me Have It All 08:48
4. Frisky 11:44
5. Thankful N’ Thoughtful 14:56
6. Skin I’m In 19:38
7. I Don’t Know (Satisfaction) 22:33
8. Keep On Dancin’ 26:25
9. Que Sera, Sera 28:49
10. If It Were Left Up To Me 34:13
11. Babies Makin’ Babies 36:13

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lagniappe

reading table

Now as a spirit
I shall roam
the summer fields.

—Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849 (Japanese Death Poems, Yoel Hoffmann, ed.)

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