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Sunday, March 29th

sounds of New York

Reverend Gary Davis (1896-1972), “Death Don’t Have No Mercy,” live

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Clear skies ring with the honk of wild geese
On deserted hills, leaves whirl in the wind
Twilight on a smoky village road
Carrying an empty begging bowl and walking home alone

—Ryōkan (1758-1831), translated from classical Chinese by Ryūichi Abé and Peter Haskel

Friday, March 27th

sounds of Nashville

Marty Stuart (1958-, vocals, mandolin, guitar), Vince Gill (1957-, vocals, guitar), Brad Paisley (1972-, vocals, guitar), live, Nashville (Grand Ole Opry), 3/21/20

 

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other day, outside Chicago (Prairie Path, Bellwood)

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That’s being lonely. Lying here. Head and feet not knowing where they’ve come to.

—Eimear McBride (1976-), A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

Thursday, March 26th

sounds of Buenos Aires

Juana Molina (1961-, compositions, vocals, guitar), live (studio), Seattle, 2017

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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A cicada shell;
it sang itself
utterly away.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Thursday, March 12th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Elastic Arts.

Ken Vandermark (reeds), Nate Wooley (trumpet), Paul Lytton (drums), live, Chicago, 2011

 

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Kuzu (Dave Rempis, reeds; Tashi Dorji, guitar; Tyler Damon, drums), live, Columbia, S.C., 2018

 

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other day, Chicago

Friday, March 6th

sounds of Chicago

Junior Wells (1934-1998, vocals, harmonica), Buddy Guy (1936-, guitar), et al., “Cryin’ Shame” (AKA “Country Girl”), live, Chicago, c. 1970

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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All day long, singing,
yet the day’s not long enough
for the skylark’s song

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Friday, February 28th

sounds of Chicago

Buddy Guy (1936-), “First Time I Met the Blues,” live, Chicago, c. 1970

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, February 25th

alone

Oren Ambarchi (guitar, electronics), live, San Francisco, 2016

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, February 18th

sounds of New York

Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain VI (NW [trumpet, composition], Susan Alcorn [pedal steel guitar], C. Spencer Yeh [violin], a choir, et al.), live, New York (St. Peter’s Church), 2019

 

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other morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, February 7th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Bo Diddley (AKA Ellas McDaniel, Ellas Otha Bates, 1928-2008), “Hey! Bo Diddley,” “Bo Diddley,” live, Los Angeles, 1965

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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There is still something I’d like to explain,
yet can’t be sure I’m ready yet.
Beside, we’ve done pretty well with the non-sequiturs,
and they by us, don’t you think?

—John Ashbery (1927-2017), from “Hierarchy of the Unexpected”

Saturday, January 25th

what’s new

Brian Blade & Life Cycles (BB, drums; Myron Walden, woodwinds; John Hart, guitar; Jon Cowherd, piano; Doug Weiss, bass; Monte Croft, vibraphone, voice; Rogerio Boccato, percussion), “My Joy,” “Slow Change,” “Hello to the Wind,” “The Final Four,” live (studio), Seattle, published 1/10/20 (recorded 9/27/19)

 

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random sights

other morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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The moon disappears
into darkening treetops
collecting the rain

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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