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Friday, June 8th

what’s new

Rolling Stones, “Like a Rolling Stone” (B. Dylan), live, England (Coventry), 6/2/18

 

lagniappe

reading table

The Death Deal
by Ron Padgett (1942-)

Ever since that moment
when it first occurred
to me that I would die
(like everyone on earth!)
I struggled against
this eventuality, but
never thought of
how I’d die, exactly,
until around thirty
I made a mental list:
hit by car, shot
in head by random ricochet,
crushed beneath boulder,
victim of gas explosion,
head banged hard
in fall from ladder, vaporized in plane crash,
dwindling away with cancer,
and so on. I tried to think
of which I’d take
if given the choice,
and came up time
and again with He died
in his sleep.
Now that I’m officially old,
though deep inside not
old officially or otherwise,
I’m oddly almost cheered
by the thought
that I might find out
in the not too distant future.
Now for lunch.

Monday, May 21st

what’s new

Once again Charlie shows he’s the most valuable member of the band.

Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter,” live, Dublin, 5/17/18

 

Friday, May 18th

basement jukebox

Pat Hare, “I’m Gonna Murder My Baby,” 1954

 

Thursday, May 17th

what’s new

ÌFÉ, live, Washington, D.C., 4/27/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 16th

passings

Glenn Branca, composer, guitarist, October 6, 1948-May 13, 2018

Live, Washington, D.C., 2012

 

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Live (Symphony No. 16 [Orgasm], First Mvt.), Paris, 2015

 

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lagniappe

reading table

That was fast.
I mean life.

—Ron Padgett, “Haiku”

Friday, April 30th

two takes

“Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right” (W. Johnson)

Ry Cooder, live (studio), 4/18/18 (published)

 

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Blind Willie Johnson (with Willie B. Harris), 4/20/1930 (recorded)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, April 13th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Avantist, “Prison Song,” live, Hickory Hills, Ill., 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, April 9th

what’s new

Ry Cooder, “The Prodigal Son” (trad., arr. R. Cooder, J. Cooder), live (studio), 3/30/18 (published)

 

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lagniappe

random sights 

today (opening day at Wrigley Field), Oak Park, Ill.

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.

Tuesday, March 6th

timeless

Tommy Johnson (1896-1956), “Cool Drink of Water Blues,” 1928

 

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

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