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Wednesday, November 13th

next week in Chicago

She’s performing Monday at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Caterina Barbieri (modular synthesizer), live, Italy (Genoa), 2015

 

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random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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I’ve always been aware of being an inconsistent personality. Of having a lot of contradictory voices knocking around my head. As a kid, I was ashamed of it. Other people seemed to feel strongly about themselves, to know exactly who they were. I was never like that. I could never shake the suspicion that everything about me was the consequence of a series of improbable accidents—not least of which was the 400 trillion–to-one accident of my birth. As I saw it, even my strongest feelings and convictions might easily be otherwise, had I been the child of the next family down the hall, or the child of another century, another country, another God.

—Zadie Smith, “Fascinated to Presume: In Defense of Fiction,” New York Review of Books, 10/24/19

Wednesday, October 30th

what’s new

Robert Glasper (keyboards, vocals) with T3 (vocals), Chris Dave (drums), et al., J Dilla Tribute, live, New York, 10/25/19

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, August 27th

sounds of New York

Craig Taborn (piano, electronics), Cory Smythe (piano, electronics), “X’s and Y’s,” live, New York, 2018

 

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SHOE FROM THE WAVES

oh he got a shoe from the waves

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

Monday, May 6th

soundtrack to a dream

Why not begin the week with something new?

Christopher Trapani (1980-), Writing Against Time (2014); Yarn/Wire, live, New York, 2014

 

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

 

Wednesday, April 10th

sounds of New York

Lily Maase and the Suite Unraveling (LM, guitar, compositions; Jeff Tobias, tenor saxophone, keyboards; Nick Millevoi, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; with guests Val Jeanty, electronics, and Chelsea Baratz, tenor saxophone), live, New York (The Stone), 3/12/19

“Made to Be Broken”

 

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“Life at Stylus Point”

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Friday, March 1st

what’s new

The Pedrito Martinez Group (PM, percussion, lead vocals; Sebastian Natal, electric bass, vocals; Jhair Sala,  percussion, vocals; Issac Delgado Jr., keyboards, vocals), “Tuvé Una Revelación,” live, Washington, D.C., 2/20/19

 

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random sights

Oak Park, Ill, this morning

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random thoughts

March!

Wednesday, February 20th

Feel like floating?

Brian Eno, Thursday Afternoon, 1985 (Jonathan Jolly, video, 2014)

 

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Nothing in the cry
of cicadas suggests they
are about to die

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Thursday, February 7th

sounds of the Netherlands

Binkbeats (drums, percussion, bass, electronics) feat. Niels Broos (keyboards), “Little Nerves,” live (studio), Netherlands (Utrecht), 2017

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, February 2nd

what’s new

Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux (QN, tenor saxophone, composition; David Binney, alto saxophone; Matt Mitchell, piano, keyboards, modular synthesizer; Nat Wood, drums; with guest Jason Barnsely, 1924 Kimball theatre organ), “Bounce,” video by Lee Hutzulak, 1/14/19

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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