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Saturday, September 26th

Enter this sound-world; you won’t want to leave.

Jean-Guihen Queyras (1967-, cello), live (Ahmet Adnan Saygun [1907-1991], Partita for solo cello, op. 31; Benjamin Britten [1913-1976] Cello Suite No. 3, op. 87; Zoltán Kodály [1882-1967] Sonata for solo cello, op. 8),performance begins at 4:50, London, 9/24/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, September 24th

sounds of London

Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), live (“Source,” “Pace,” “Boundless Beings”), London, 9/16/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Friday, May 22nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, live, London, 2004

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

Falling blossoms.
Blossoms in bloom are also
falling blossoms.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Saturday, March 7th

what’s new

Greentea Peng (aka Aria Wells), “Ghost Town” (A. Wells), 3/4/20

 

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), One: Number 31, 1950 (detail)

Thursday, January 2nd

sounds of London

Brilliant Corners, London, 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, November 22nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

black midi, live, London, 10/29/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, September 25th

more

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

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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

Monday, September 2nd

string quartet festival
day one

A couple years ago I heard the Chicago-based Spektral Quartet play this piece at the Museum of Contemporary Art—one of the most memorable musical experiences of my life.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), String Quartet No. 2 (1983); FLUX Quartet, live, London (The Tanks at Tate Modern), 2016

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Who has not found the Heaven – below –
Will fail of it above –
For Angels rent the House next ours,
Wherever we remove –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 1609 (Franklin)

Saturday, April 20th

timeless

Wailers (Bob Marley, vocals, guitar; Peter Tosh, vocals, guitar; Bunny Wailer, vocals, percussion, et al.), “Stir It Up” (B. Marley), live (studio), London,  1973

 

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