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Friday, January 17th

tonight just outside Chicago

They’re playing at a small club (Fitzgerald’s).

Los Lobos

With Robert Randolph (pedal steel guitar), “Don’t Worry Baby” (C. Rosas, L. Perez, T. Burnett), live, Austin, Tx., 2018

 

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“La Bamba” (trad. adapted by R. Valens), live, Watsonville, Calif., 1989

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, January 14th

what’s new

One-word review: Wow!

Fay Victor (vocals), Baba Israel (vocals), Marc Ribot (guitar), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Kris Davis (piano), live (Celebration of the Life of Steve Dalachinsky), New York (Winter Jazz Fest), 1/11/19

 

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other day, Chicago

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reading table

I speak across the vast
Dialogues in which we go
To clench my words against
Time or the lack of time
Hoping that for a moment
They will become for me
A place I can think in
And think anything in,
An aside from the monstrous.

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This is no other place
Than where I am, between
This word and the next.

—W. S. Graham (1918-1986), from “The Dark Dialogues”

Friday, January 10th

tonight in Chicago

He’s playing at Buddy Guy’s club, opening for Buddy himself.

Kingfish (AKA Christone Ingram, 1999-), “Hey Joe,” live, Tupelo, Miss., 2017

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

a lovely night lit
with oil lamps . . .
croaking frogs

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

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radio

Today WKCR (Columbia University) is celebrating the birthday of jazz drummer Max Roach (1924-2007), playing his music all day.

Tuesday, January 7th

what’s new

Balún, “Vaivén”, “La Nueva Ciudad”, “El Espanto,” “Punto De Encuentro,” live, Washington, D.C., 12/20/19

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Friday, December 20th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Superchunk, “Break the Glass,” “Lost My Brain,” “What a Time to Be Alive,” “Throwing Things,” live (studio), Seattle, 2018

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Friday, December 6th

basement jukebox

Doctor Ross (AKA Charles Isaiah Ross, 1925-1993), “Chicago Breakdown” (DR, vocals, harmonica, guitar, composition; Reuben Martin, washboard; Sam Phillips, producer), 1953

 

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other day, Chicago

Thursday, November 28th

sounds of New York

Is there any greater joy, as a listener, than being swept away by sounds unlike any you’ve heard before?

Jason Kao Hwang (composer, conductor, violin) and the Spontaneous River Orchestra (Andrew Drury [drums], Ken Filiano [bass], 37 string improvisers), Symphony of Souls, live (studio), New York, 2011

 

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Friday, November 22nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

black midi, live, London, 10/29/19

 

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Friday, November 8th

what’s new

Big Thief, “Not,” live (TV show), 10/10/19

 

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Another take.

Recording, published 8/13/19

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Tread very gingerly; you’ve used up almost all the words.

—Lucie Brock-Broido (1956-2018), from “Lucid Interval”

Tuesday, November 5th

sounds of Chicago

Howlin’ Wolf (AKA Chester Burnett, 1910-1976) with Hubert Sumlin (1931-2011, guitar), et al., live, Chicago, 1971

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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