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Thursday, July 9th

sounds of New York

Joe Morris (guitar), Sam Newsome (soprano saxophone, preparations), Charmaine Lee (voice, electronics), live, New York, 2018

 

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random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Do search. But in order to find other than what is searched for.

—painter Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), Washington Post, 7/7/20

Monday, June 15th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

His music I first encountered over 40 years ago, and it’s been a perpetual source of joy and inspiration ever since.

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (HT, 1944-, alto saxophone, composition [MCOTD Hall of Fame]; Jose Dávila, tuba; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Stomu Takeishi, bass; Elliot Kavee, drums), live, Italy ( Cormòns), 2008

 

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other day, Chicago

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In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Friday, June 12th

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, “Dress” (PJ Harvey, R. Ellis), live, England (V Festival), 2003

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, June 5, 2020

what’s new

Harriet Tubman (Brandon Ross, guitar, vocals; Melvin Gibbs, bass; JT Lewis, drums), “The Green Book Blues,” “Blacktal Fractal,” “Redemption Song,” “Can’t Tarry,” live (studio), Seattle, published 6/1/20

 

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other day, Chicago

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Wednesday, May 27th

alone

Joe Morris (1955-, guitar), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 5/1/20

 

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random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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We live in reality without possession or occupation and the love of reality unpossessed transfigures us.

—William Bronk (1918-1999, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “Desire and Denial”

Friday, May 22nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, live, London, 2004

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Falling blossoms.
Blossoms in bloom are also
falling blossoms.

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

Thursday, May 21st

sounds of Senegal

Cheikh Lô (1955-, vocals, guitar, drums), live (studio), Seattle, 2020

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, May 11th

more

Susan Alcorn (1953-, pedal steel guitar), Nels Cline (1956-, guitar, electronics), Chris Corsano (1975-, drums, electronics), live, New York, 2016

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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As the Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi said, life is like getting into a boat that’s just about to sail out to sea and sink.

—Pema Chödrön (1936-), When Things Fall Apart (1997)

Thursday, May 7th

what’s new

Susan Alcorn (1953-, pedal steel guitar), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 4/29/20

 

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random sights

a while ago, Maine (Monhegan Island)

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LET THERE BE PHYSICAL SUDDENNESS!

—Michael McClure, poet, playwright, songwriter, etc., October 20, 1932–May 4, 2020, from “PLUME ODE”

Friday, May 1st

sounds of Buenos Aires

Juana Molina (vocals, guitar, compositions), live (“Un Día Punk,” “Eras,” “Estalacticas”), Mexico City, 3/7/20

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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