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Tuesday, June 27th

Do you listen to contemporary rap and R&B?

I do. I like Anderson .Paak, that’s for sure! That “Come Down” piece.

Roscoe Mitchell (featured yesterday), New York Times, 6/23/17

Anderson .Paak, “Come Down,” 2016

 

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Another take.

 

Saturday, April 1st

more

Tank and the Bangas, “Quick,” 2017


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lagniappe

reading table

It seems unlikely that so much literature
could be made from twenty-six letters.

—Brenda Shaughnessy, “Card 12: The Hanged Man,” fragment (Our Andromeda)

Wednesday, March 22nd

sounds of Flint*

Tunde Olaniran, “Namesake,” 2016


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lagniappe

reading table

viewing fireflies
he takes a tumble . . .
There’s one!

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

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*Michigan.

Tuesday, March 21st

what’s new

Tank and the Bangas, live (“Boxes and Squares,” “Quick,” “Rollercoasters”), Washington, D.C., 3/6/17

 

Friday, November 25th

sounds of Kinshasa*

Baloji with Konono No. 1, “Karibu Ya Bintu,” 2011


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lagniappe

reading table

One needs to keep a clear head when facing pirates in the Amazon.

—Hubert Kinski, 43-year-old Polish explorer, quoted in “‘There’s No Law on the Amazon’: River Pirates Terrorize Ships by Night,” New York Times, 11/18/16

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*Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thursday, November 10th

serenade to the President-elect

Public Enemy, “Ball of Confusion”/”Arizona”/”Fight the Power,” live, Australia (Sydney), 2008


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lagniappe

art beat: early September, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)

Danny Lyon (1942-), Arrest of Taylor Washington, Atlanta, 1963

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Friday, October 21st

sounds of Chicago

Common (with Robert Glasper [keyboards], Bilal [vocals], et al.), “I Used To Love H.E.R.,” “Letter To The Free,” “The Day The Women Took Over,” “Little Chicago Boy,” live, Washington, D.C. (White House Library), 10/3/16

 

Friday, September 9th

summer in the city

Future, live, Chicago, 7/29/16


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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Friday, September 2nd

sounds of Seattle

Shabazz Palaces, live (studio performance), Seattle, 2014

Friday, August 19th

what’s new

A Tribe Called Red with Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Narcy, Black Bear
“R.E.D.,” 8/17/16

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the beat goes on

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