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Saturday, September 5th

soundtrack to a dream I’d love to have

Jon Hassell (1937-, trumpet), “Sketches of the Mediterranean” (with Paolo Fresu, trumpet, flugelhorn; Rick Cox, guitar; Kheir-Eddine M’Kachiche, violin; Peter Freeman, bass), live, France (Junas), 2013

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

a knotwood-eating bug
likes what it likes . . .
evening dew

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

Thursday, August 20th

two takes

Oliver Messiaen (1908-1992), O sacrum convivium (1937)

Susan Alcorn (1953-, pedal steel guitar), live, 2011

 

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Ensemble Aedes, live, France (Compiègne), 2013

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

So you must not be frightened . . . if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud-shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any agitation, any pain, any melancholy, since you really do not know what these states are working upon you?

—Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), Letters to a Young Poet (1929, translated from German by M.D. Herter Norton)

Monday, August 10th

two takes

“Cold, Cold Feeling” (J. M. Robinson)

T-Bone Walker (1910-1975, vocals, guitar), 1952

 

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Albert Collins (1932-1993, vocals, guitar), 1978

 

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my back pages

The other day, on Spotify, I saw that this track—something I co-produced in another life—had over 4 million plays. If someone had told me, when we were working on this album, that someday it would “stream” to millions of listeners, I would have wondered: What are you smoking?

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, August 8th

Feeling inert?

Not anymore.

Tomeka Reid Quartet (TR, cello; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jason Roebke, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums), “Old New” (T. Reid), 2019

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

On these southern roads,
on shrine or thatched roof, all the same,
swallows everywhere

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Friday, August 7th

what’s new

Lucinda Williams, “Bad News Blues,” “Big Black Train,” “You Can’t Rule Me,” “Man Without A Soul,” live, Nashville, published 7/27/20

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, July 31st

Something sweet for the strangest summer ever.

Bill Frisell (guitar) with Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar), Tony Scherr (bass), Kenny Wollesen (drums), “Surfer Girl” (B. Wilson), live, France (Nevers), 2014

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

Brilliant moon,
is it true that you too
must pass in a hurry

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Wednesday, July 29th

basement jukebox

Otis Rush (1934-2018, vocals, guitar), “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)” (O. Rush), 1959

 

If you take the words from ‘Black Magic Woman’ and just leave the rhythm, it’s ‘All Your Love’—it’s Otis Rush.

—Carlos Santana

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Roads run forever
Under feet forever
Falling away
Yet, it may happen that you
Come to the same place again
Stay! You could not do
Anything more certain—
Here you can wait forever
And rejoice at your arrival

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011)

Tuesday, July 28th

passings

Peter Green, guitarist, singer, songwriter, October 29, 1946–July 25, 2020

Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green, vocals, guitar), “Black Magic Woman” (P. Green), live, Boston, 1970

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, July 27th

what’s new

“What the World Needs Now Is Love” (B. Bacharach, H. David)

Bill Frisell Trio (BF, guitar; Thomas Morgan, bass; Rudy Royston, drums), live, New York, 7/19/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, July 23rd

alone

Julian Lage (1987-, guitar), “Chanting” (O. Coleman), 7/15/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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