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Friday, November 27th

what’s new

How strange, and surprising, this word seems today—”fun.”

Emmet Cohen Trio (EC, piano; Russell Hall, bass; Kyle Poole, drums) featuring Cyrille Aimée (vocals), “La Vie En Rose” (E. Piaf, et al.), live, published 11/6/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

In cherry blossom
shadows, no one, really, is
a stranger now.

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

Sunday, November 15th

three more takes

“The Storm Is Passing Over” (C. Tindley, D. Vails)

Unidentified church and lead singer, 2011

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Randall Nunn, 2016

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Mt. Mary Primitive Baptist Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 2011

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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lagniappe

reading table

Clear sky—
the way I came by once
I now go back by.

—Gitoku, 1754 (translated from Japanese; Yoel Hoffmann, Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death (1986))

Sunday, November 8th

sounds of Detroit

Detroit Mass Choir, “The Storm Is Passing Over” (C. Tindley, D. Vails), live, Detroit, 2001

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

*****

reading table

No matter how hard
I try, I can’t stop thinking
of my old village

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

Friday, November 6th

sounds of Mexico

Son Rompe Pera, live (“Proteus,” “FOS,”” Reina de Cumbias,” “Ay David!,” “El Palo Poste”), Mexico City, published 10/17/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

*****

reading table

All I want
is not to be

first on one side,
then the other,

but to conjure
a stream

of sounds and images
for which I am not

responsible.
and maneuver within it—

mouth and tail
one thought.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Conjure” (Conjure, 2020)

Wednesday, November 4th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 1 in G major; Lucia Swarts (cello), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2014

 

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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reading table

This road—
no one goes down it,
autumn evening.

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

Monday, November 2nd

Hop on this train; you won’t want to get off.

Steve Coleman and Five Elements (Steve Coleman, alto saxophone; Jen Shyu, vocals; Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Tim Albright, trombone; Reggie Washington, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums), live (performance begins at 2:10), France (Amiens), 2005

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

gathering dewdrops—
each one
the life of a daughter

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

Monday, October 26th

alone

Eva-Maria Houben (1955-), lines; R. Andrew Lee (piano), live, Denver, 3/8/17

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

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reading table

People are startled to discover
that their inner monologues
are ghost-written.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Startle Reflex” (London Review of Books, 10/8/20)

Saturday, October 24th

sounds of Jamaica

Koffee, “Pressure” (remix feat. Buju Banton), 10/20/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

We use similes to show
things are connected –

and they are,
just not in the way we say.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Finalist” (London Review of Books, 10/8/20)

Saturday, October 17th

what’s new

William Parker Trio (WP, bass; Ava Mendoza, guitar; Gerald Cleaver, drums), live (performance begins at 3:10), New York (live-streamed by Skopje Jazz Festival, North Macedonia), 10/15/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

*****

reading table

Now is the time to experiment, and there is no choice but to experiment.

—Gustavo Dudamel (1981-), Music & Artistic Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic (quoted in Alex Ross, “The L.A. Philharmonic’s Emotional Return to an Empty Hollywood Bowl,” New Yorker, 9/28/20)

Friday, October 9th

what’s new

Ani DiFranco (1970-), “Do or Die” (A. DiFranco), 9/30/20

 

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lagniappe

reading table

I am speaking now
the way you do. I speak
because I am shattered.

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I became a criminal when I fell in love.
Before that I was a waitress.

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I’m sick of your world
that lets the outside disguise the inside.

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One of the few good things to say about old age is that you have a new experience. Diminishment is not everybody’s most anticipated joy, but there is news in this situation.

—Louise Glück (1943-, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature yesterday), from “The Red Poppy,” “Siren,” “Circe’s Power,” and an interview

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