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Category: London

Friday, November 4th

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, “The Letter,” live (TV show), London, 2004


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lagniappe

baseball: Chicago Cubs

You have to believe in order to see things, and I do believe.

Joe Maddon, after Game 7

 

Thursday, August 11th

sounds of London

DJ EZ, live, London, 2014


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lagniappe

reading table

She went around pre-registered
for her own eventual absence.

—Rae Armantrout, “Hoard”

Tuesday, August 9th

sounds of London

Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden), live, London, 2016


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lagniappe

reading table

father and son
go their separate ways . . .
blossom viewing

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

Tuesday, October 27th

More Wadada.

Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Louis Moholo (percussion), Steve Noble (percussion), live, London, 2010

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musical thoughts

Listening to live music, as I was over the weekend (hearing this guy with a quartet Saturday night, then by himself Sunday afternoon), reminds one, repeatedly, that this moment is irretrievable.

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Wednesday, June 10th

keep on dancin’

Four Tet (AKA Kieran Hebden), live, London, 2015


How many DJs lead off with Albert Ayler?

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random sights

Monday morning
Louisville, Kentucky

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Wednesday, April 22nd

sounds of South Africa

Fantasma, “Basbizile,” live, London, 2015

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Another take (Free Love, 2015)

Saturday, February 8th

a gathering of birds

Evan Parker Quartet (EP, soprano saxophone; Peter Evans, trumpet; John Russell, guitar; John Edwards, bass), live, London, 2009


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musical thoughts

Music offers a way out of our little cluttered closet.

Monday, 9/19/11

Dub shows aren’t an everyday thing in Chicago, so last night, despite the weather (rain) and weariness (from traveling to see a client in prison), I ventured out to a club to catch this guy. A show like this isn’t just an aural experience: each beat of the bass vibrates your ribcage.

Mad Professor (AKA Neil Fraser, born 1955, Guyana)  

Live, London, 2011

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Live remix, Bob Marley and the Wailers, “Lively Up Yourself,” c. 2008

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Wednesday, 8/10/11

keep on dancing
(an occasional series)

Peven Everett, “Stuck”

take 1: live, London, 2008

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take 2: original recording (Soul Heaven Records 2006)

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take 3: Phil Asher Remix (2006)

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take 4: Groove Assassin Remix (2007)

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Did you come up in the house music community of Chicago?

My brother was in that community before he passed away. Every night he was going out. That was a way of me basically paying homage to him, and finding the fruit, if you will, in that community that had yet to been picked. There’s so much that has to be said about music, and dance music altogether. People have been dancing since the beginning of time, so I don’t know what this whole “dance music” [label] is about.

—Peven Everett, Chicago Reader, 7/21/11

Tuesday, 8/9/11

sounds of London
(an occasional series)

Drowned City
(documentary on London’s pirate radio scene [forthcoming])

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