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Thursday, May 18th

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Hound Dog Taylor (1915-1975) & the Houserockers (Brewer Phillips guitar; Ted Harvey, drums), “Sadie,” 1974

 

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reading table

one man, one fly
one large
sitting room

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

Wednesday, May 17th

voices I miss

Hound Dog Taylor (1915-1975) & the Houserockers (Brewer Phillips guitar; Ted Harvey, drums), live, Ann Arbor Blues Festival, 1973


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random sights

last night, Chicago

Sunday, May 14th

like nobody else

Rev. Utah Smith (1906-1965), “Two Wings,” 1953


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art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009, MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, c. 1940

 

Thursday, May 11th

timeless

James P. Johnson (piano), Sidney DeParis (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Shirley (guitar), John Simmons (bass), Sidney Catlett (drums), “After You’ve Gone” (T. Layton, M. Harris), 1944


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Your actual experience is a complete flux.

Robert Lowell (1917-1977)

Wednesday, May 10th

what’s new

Happy Place,* live, New York (Threes Brewing, Brooklyn), 5/3/17


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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Sudden Shower over Shin Ohashi Bridge and Atake (from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), 1857 


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*Will Mason, drums, compositions; Kate Gentile, drums; Will Chapin, guitar; Andrew Smiley, guitar.

Friday, May 5th

Still hard to believe he’s gone.

Prince with Stevie Wonder, live, Los Angeles, 2011

 

Thursday, April 13th

old school

Tommy Jarrell (fiddle, vocals), “Cripple Creek,” live, Mt. Airy, N.C., 1983

Wednesday, April 12th

timeless

Old recordings, where everyone involved is long dead, don’t just appeal to the ears—they’re springboards for the imagination. Here’s one made in Memphis nearly 90 years ago.

Close your eyes.

Open your imagination.

They’re just about ready to record.

What’s the room look like?

What’s the last thing said before they start?

Tommy Johnson (1896-1956), “Cool Drink of Water Blues” (1928)


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art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Funeral—St. Helena, South Carolina, 1955/56

Friday, April 7th

This, I just found, has more than 21 million views. (Where have I been?)

Florence and the Machine, “Cosmic Love”
Live (studio performance), Seattle, 2010


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I had been happy, happy enough, but now I often found myself uttering a spontaneous prayer that went, simply: She is here, still here.

—George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

Monday, March 27th

sounds of Lebanon

Yasmine Hamdan, “Galbi,” live, London, 2015

 

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