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Saturday, May 7th

sounds of Chicago

Jacob Stein (bass clarinet), Damon Smith (bass), Adam Shead (drums, percussion), live (performance begins at 2:45; joined in the second set by Weasel Walter [drums], Sandy Ewan [guitar]), Chicago, last night

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, April 30th

voices I miss

Von Freeman (1923-2012, tenor saxophone) with George Freeman (1927-, guitar), et al., “Oh, Lady Be Good!” (George and Ira Gershwin, 1924), live, Chicago, 1980s

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, April 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Live, Chicago, last night: Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek [1958-], bass; Tomas Fujiwara [1977-], drums; Mary Halvorson [1980-, 2019 MacArthur “genius” grant recipient], guitar)

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random sights

this morning, outside Chicago

Friday, April 15th

sounds of Mali and all over

Fatoumata Diawara, live (“”Kanou Dan Yen,” “Nterini,” “Negue Negue”), Italy (Como), published 2/3/22

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reading table

I think of you daily and feel anxious lest we lose our old backward and forward flow that always seems to open me up and bring color and peace.

–Robert Lowell (1917-1977), letter (3/10/1963) to Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) (Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell)

Saturday, March 26th

timeless

Paul Simon, Joan Baez, Richard Thompson (guitar), “The Boxer” (P. Simon), live, New York (2016)

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I shall keep singing!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 270 (Franklin)

Saturday, February 5th

what’s new

Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) and Mary Halvorson (guitar), live (performance begins at 14:30), Amsterdam, 2/3/22

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, February 2nd

passings

Jimmy Johnson, singer, guitarist, November 25, 1928–January 31, 2022

“Cold, Cold Feeling” (J. M. Robinson), live, San Francisco, 2015

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Sam Lay, drummer, March 20, 1935–January 29, 2022

Sam Lay in Bluesland (trailer), 2014

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 30th

sounds of Chicago

Little Criss and the Righteous Singers, “I’ll Go,” live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), 1972

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 28th

what’s new

Jake Xerxes Fussell (vocals, guitar) with Libby Rodenbough (violin, harmonium, vocals) and Casey Toll (bass), live (“The River St. Johns,” “Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?”, “Breast of Glass”), Pittsboro, North Carolina, published 1/25/22

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 21st

only rock ‘n’ roll

Carl Perkins (1932-1998), “Honey Don’t” (C. Perkins), live (TV show), 1956

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Sight of that mountain
makes me forget
I’m getting old

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by David Young

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