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Category: Netherlands

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.

Tuesday, January 8th

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 1 in G major; Lucia Swarts (cello), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2014

 

Thursday, January 3rd

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 6 in D major; Sergey Malov (violoncello de spalla), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2016

 

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reading table

from the hole
in the moneybox . . .
a katydid

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Saturday, December 22nd

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Erik Satie (1866-1925), Sonneries de la Rose+Croix (No. 2); Reinbert de Leeuw (piano), live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 2011

 

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random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, July 15th

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Marion Williams and Alex Bradford, “Take Me to the Water,” live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 1962

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, July 13th

only rock ‘n’ roll

The Ex, “Soon All Cities,” 2018

 

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random thoughts

Each moment is an open door.

Sunday, July 8th

In case you need a reminder.

“Mean Old World,” Marion Williams and the Stars of Faith, live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 1962

 

Tuesday, February 20th

sounds of the Netherlands

Whenever I hear him, I want to hear more.

Ab Baars (shakuhachi, clarinet, tenor saxophone), live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 2016

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 4th

sounds of Amsterdam

Michael Vatcher, percussion (Angels’ Share, sculpture exhibition, Herbert Nouens; Westerpark, Sculpture Park), 2014

 

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reading table

John Ashbery, July 28, 1927-September, 3, 2017

Alcove (Planisphere, 2009)

Is it possible that spring could be
once more approaching? We forget each time
what a mindless business it is, porous like sleep,
adrift on the horizon, refusing to take sides, “mugwump
of the final hour,” lest an agenda—horrors!—be imputed to it,
and the whole point of its being spring collapse
like a hole dug in sand. It’s breathy, though,
you have to say that for it.

And should further seasons coagulate
into years, like spilled, dried paint, why,
who’s to say we weren’t provident? We indeed
looked out for others as though they mattered, and they,
catching the spirit, came home with us, spent the night
in an alcove from which their breathing could be heard clearly.
But it’s not over yet. Terrible incidents happen
daily. That’s how we get around obstacles.

Saturday, July 29th

Want to be swept away?

Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Cello Concerto in A minor; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra with Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), live, Amsertdam, 2016

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), Fresh Air for the Baby, New York East Side, c. 1910

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