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Category: Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 9th

what’s new

Tomeka Reid Quartet (TR, cello, compositions; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jason Roebke, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums), live (“Billy Bang’s Bounce,” “Niki’s Bop,” “Ballad,” “Aug 6,” “Glass Light,” “Woodlawn”), Los Angeles, 5/27/21

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, March 26th

what’s new

Scary Pockets featuring Solomon Dorsey, “Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift cover), live, Los Angeles, published 3/22/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

who is the owner of unremembered moments
would they open their great book
if I stood
at the door
and begged?

–Xiao Yue Shan, from “details  escape” (Poetry, 4/21)

Friday, February 26th

what’s new

Rae Khalil, live (“Way Down,” “FATHER,” “UP LATE,” “MARIA”), Los Angeles, published 2/18/21

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Interchanged, 1955 (detail)

Saturday, August 15th

sounds in the dark

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Clarinet and String Quartet (1983); KOAN Quartet and Katie Porter (clarinet), live, Los Angeles, 2/15/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

In the beggar’s tin
a few thin copper coins
and this evening rain

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

Friday, April 17th

what’s new

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, “In the Water,” live, Los Angeles, published 4/15/20

 

MVPs? No contest—bassist, drummer.

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Pity us
By the sea
On the sands
So briefly

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011)

Sunday, October 13th

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) with Rev. James Cleveland (1942-2018), et al., live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, August 30th

sounds of Chicago

C.H.E.W., live, Los Angeles, 2018

 

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More?

Live (studio), Chicago, 7/2/19

 

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lagniappe

reading table

SINCE THOUGHT

is the foliage of the mind I think

that thought inheres in vines

—Robert Grenier (1941-), A Day at the Beach (1984)

Sunday, April 21st

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), “Climbing Higher Mountains” (with Rev. James Cleveland), live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

Sunday, February 10th

timeless

Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke, Paul Foster), live, Los Angeles, 1955

“I Have a Friend Above All Others,” “Be With Me Jesus”

 

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“Nearer My God to Thee”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

I am alive – I guess –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 605 (Franklin)

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(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Sunday, July 1st

timeless

Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke), “Nearer to Thee,” live, Los Angeles, 1955

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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