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Monday, June 10th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Bob Dylan, “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” (B. Dylan), live, 1975 (Martin Scorsese, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, 6/12/19)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

And were You lost, I would be –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 706 (Franklin)

Sunday, December 9th

can’t wait

Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack, director; filmed, 1972; scheduled theatrical release, 2019), trailer

 

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lagniappe

reading table

It is true that the unknown is the largest need of the intellect, though for it, no one thinks to thank God.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Letter to Cousins Louisa (aka Louise) and Frances Norcross, 1876

Friday, November 9th

timeless

Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers, “Jumpin’ Jive” (Stormy Weather, 1943)

 

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lagniappe

art beat

other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Altar for Raquel M. Ontiveros by Victoria Tapia, Monica Cisneros, and Estella Cruz (Día de Muertos: A Spiritual Legacy, through December 9th)

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Wednesday, March 28th

“The Past” (composition for film, accordion, soprano saxophone/electronics), Molly Jones (composition, soprano saxophone, electronics), Borey Shinn (accordion), Irvine, Calif., 2016

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

In the future multimedia performances will be so common that the term “multimedia” will fall out of use.

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, October 4th

like nobody else

Ran Blake (1935-), Above the Sadness, trailer

 

Monday, January 23rd

three takes

Mica Levi, “Love” (soundtrack, Under the Skin)

Oliver Coates (cello and electronics), live, London, 2014


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Stargaze, live, Netherlands (The Hague), 2016


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Recording, 2014

 

Thursday, October 13th

voices I miss

Tenor saxophonist Von Freeman (1923-2012, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “Footprints” (W. Shorter), live, Minneapolis, 1996 (Live at the Dakota);* Dead of Summer (Jean Seberg), 1970


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lagniappe

reading table

Autumn weighs upon me
but tomorrow will come
and I will miss tonight

—Yosa Buson (1716-1783), translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento

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*With Bobby Peterson, piano; Terry Burns, bass; Phil Hey, drums.

Tuesday, June 23rd

Imaginary Landscapes: A Film on Brian Eno (1989)

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

I wanted to make a kind of music that had the long now and the big here.

—Brian Eno

Tuesday, May 5th

sounds of Cambodia

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll, 2014

Monday, March 9th

Need a jolt?

Ballet mecanique (1924) by Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy (cinematography by Man Ray), with original score by George Anthiel (1900-1959), as performed in 1989 by the New Palais Royale Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble (Maurice Peress, cond.)

This I bumped into Friday at the Art Institute of Chicago, where it’s playing, continuously, in the exhibit Shatter Rupture Break, which runs through May 3rd.

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