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Friday, May 22nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, live, London, 2004

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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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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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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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, September 25th

more

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

 

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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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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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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

 

Saturday, December 29th

sounds of London

NÉRIJA, “The Fisherman,” live (studio), 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, December 28th

sounds of London

Yussef Dayes (drums) and Alpha Mist (keyboards), with Mansur Brown (guitar), Rocco Palladino (bass), “Love Is the Message,” live (studio), 2018

 

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opening the window
I see the butterfly off . . .
into the field

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

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