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Friday, April 15th

sounds of Mali and all over

Fatoumata Diawara, live (“”Kanou Dan Yen,” “Nterini,” “Negue Negue”), Italy (Como), published 2/3/22

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I think of you daily and feel anxious lest we lose our old backward and forward flow that always seems to open me up and bring color and peace.

–Robert Lowell (1917-1977), letter (3/10/1963) to Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) (Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell)

Monday, January 31st

only rock ‘n’ roll

Norah Jones (vocals, keyboard) with Brian Blade (drums), Sasha Dobson (vocals), Gus Seyffert (bass, vocals), live, New York, published 1/28/22

“I’ve Got a Feeling” (Lennon–McCartney)

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“Let It Be” (Lennon–McCartney)

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, December 24th

what’s new

Norah Jones (vocals, keyboard) with Brian Blade (drums, vocals), Sasha Dobson (vocals), Gus Seyffert (bass, vocals), live (“Christmas In My Soul” [L. Nyro], “Christmastime,” “Run Rudolph Run,” “Blue Christmas,” “You’re Not Alone,” “Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones)”), New York, 12/9/21

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, October 21st

more

Lonnie Holley (1950-, vocals, keyboard, electronics, composition), with Dave Nelson (trombone, electronics), Marlon Patton (drums, electronics),  “I Left My Wings in Heaven,” Netherlands (Utrecht), 2018

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, October 15th

what’s new

Robert Glasper (keyboards), “Shine” (feat. D Smoke, Tiffany Gouché), 10/6/21

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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I miss this moment
as it goes on happening.

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Crescendo” (New Yorker, 10/18/21)

Tuesday, October 12th

like nobody else

Lonnie Holley (1950-, vocals, keyboard, electronics, composition), with Dave Nelson (trombone, electronics), Marlon Patton (drums, electronics), “I Slipped in Under the Radar,” live, Arizona (Arcosanti), 2019

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, September 1st

sounds of Dublin

Xenia Pestova Bennett (toy piano, desk bells, music boxes) and Ed Bennett (electronics, music boxes), live, Dublin, 9/1/21

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill. (Frank Lloyd Wright, Laura Gale House, 1909)

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Midsummer
by William Bronk (1918-1999; MCOTD Hall of Fame; Poetry, May, 1955)

A green world, a scene of green, deep
with light blues, the greens made deep
by those blues. One thinks how
in certain pictures, envied landscapes are seen
(through a window, maybe) far behind the serene
sitter’s face, the serene pose, as though
in some impossible mirror, face to back,
human serenity gazed at a green world
which gazed at this face.
                                        And see now,
here is that place, those greens
are here, deep with those blues. The air
we breathe is freshly sweet, and warm, as though
with berries. We are here. We are here.
Set this down too, as much
as if an atrocity had happened and been seen.
The earth is beautiful beyond all change.

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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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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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, March 19th

what’s new

Mogwai, live, Scotland (Glasgow), published 3/18/21

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Spring and All
by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

By the road to the contagious hospital
under the surge of the blue
mottled clouds driven from the
northeast—a cold wind. Beyond, the
waste of broad, muddy fields
brown with dried weeds, standing and fallen

patches of standing water
the scattering of tall trees

All along the road the reddish
purplish, forked, upstanding, twiggy
stuff of bushes and small trees
with dead, brown leaves under them
leafless vines—

Lifeless in appearance,
sluggish dazed spring approaches—

They enter the new world naked,
cold, uncertain of all
save that they enter. All about them
the cold, familiar wind—

Now the grass, tomorrow
the stiff curl of wildcarrot leaf

One by one objects are defined—
It quickens: clarity, outline of leaf

But now the stark dignity of
entrance—Still, the profound change
has come upon them: rooted, they
grip down and begin to awaken

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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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

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

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