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Friday, November 1st

sounds of Ukraine

When you live in a country where words seem to mean less and less, what a relief it can be to listen to a language you know not at all.

Alyona Alyona, live (acoustic session), Slovakia (Pohoda Festival), 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Wednesday, October 30th

what’s new

Robert Glasper (keyboards, vocals) with T3 (vocals), Chris Dave (drums), et al., J Dilla Tribute, live, New York, 10/25/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 30th

sounds of Ukraine
day one

Here’s the latest from this kindergarten teacher turned rapper.

Alyona Alyona, “Завтра,” 9/27/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Wednesday, September 25th

more

Anderson .Paak, “Jet Black,” live (studio), London, 9/16/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, September 21st

what’s new

Greatest, ever, Ukrainian kindergarten teacher turned rapper?

Alyona Alyona, “Булінг,” 9/9/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, September 20th

what’s new

Anderson .Paak, “Old Town Road” (Lil Nas X cover), live (studio), London, 9/16/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Friday, June 28th

She’s on to something—what, I’m not quite sure.

Alyona, Alyona, “Залишаю свій дім,” 2018

 

the song is about the fact that she leaves her home and parents in the province and moved to the capital (Kiev)

—YouTube comment

(More? Here.)

Friday, April 19th

what’s new

Georgia Anne Muldrow, “Overdrive,” “Flowers” (with Dudley Perkins), “Ciao,” live (studio), Washington, D.C., 4/8/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, December 14th

what’s new

Wu-Tang Clan, live, Washington, D.C., 12/5/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

in the silver dew
one sleeve cold . . .
morning sun

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

Monday, November 26th

what’s new

Lil Wayne (feat. Post Malone), “What About Me,” 11/9/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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