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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, March 19th

what’s new

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

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

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)

Friday, January 8th

what’s new

Sevdaliza (with Anthony Amirkhan, drums; Leon den Engelsen, keyboards; Jonas Pap, cello; Mihai Puscoiu, violin), live (“Human,” “Dormant,” “All Rivers at Once,” “Gole Bi Goldoon”), Amsterdam, published 1/5/21

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, December 24th

sounds of Chicago

Saturday I posted the first of these two (wonderful) performances; here’s the second.

Mars Williams presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4 (Night 2) (Mars Williams, tenor saxophone, toy instruments; Josh Berman, cornet; Jim Baker, piano, viola, ARP synthesizer; Krzysztof Pabian, bass; Brian Sandstrom, bass, guitar, trumpet; Steve Hunt, drums; Peter Maunu, violin), live (performance begins at 5:15), Chicago (Constellation), 12/19/20

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

An empty day without events.
And that is why
it grew immense
as space. And suddenly
happiness of being
entered me.

I heard
in my heartbeat
the birth of time
and each instant of life
one after the other
came rushing in
like priceless gifts.

—Anna Swir (1909-1984), “Priceless Gifts” (translated from Polish by Czesław Miłosz and Leonard Nathan)

Wednesday, December 23rd

sounds of New Orleans

The Meters (with Lowell George, slide guitar), “Just Kissed My Baby” (Z. Modeliste, A. Neville, L. Nocentelli, G. Porter Jr.), 1974

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, December 5th

sounds of Chicago

The Bridge: Separatist Party (Ben LaMar Gay, cornet; Fred Jackson, alto saxophone, flute; Marvin Tate, vocals; Mike Reed, drums, keyboard; Jakob Heineman, bass; Nolan Chin, piano, keyboard), live (performance starts at 13:00), Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Even this mountain
moss grows flowers all its own—
thus nature bestows

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

Saturday, November 14th

sounds of Chicago

Brokeback trio (Douglas McCombs [Fender Bass VI], James Elkington [pedal steel guitar, keyboard], Areif Sless-Kitain [drums, percussion]), with video by Kim Alpert, live (performance begins at 13:00), Chicago (Constellation), yesterday

 

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other day, Chicago

Monday, September 21st

Last night, driving in Chicago with the windows down, I had this track, recorded thirty years ago, on repeat.

Arthur Russell (1951-1992, vocals, cello, keyboards) with Jennifer Warnes (1947-, vocals), “That’s Us/Wild Combination” (A. Russell), late 1980s

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Friday, August 21st

what’s new

Buscabulla, live (“Mio,” “Nydia,” “Club Tú y Yo”), Puerto Rico (Aguadilla), published 8/18/20

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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