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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.

Friday, February 23rd

timeless

Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), “What’s Going On” (M. Gaye, A. Cleveland, R. Benson), “What’s Happening Brother” (M. Gaye, J. Nyx Jr.), live, Chicago, 1972

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, February 5th

sounds of Iceland

I’m not quite sure what these guys are doing but whatever it is they sure know what they’re doing.

ADHD, live, Iceland (Hafnarfjörður), 2014

 

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random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 17th

sounds of Seattle

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, live, Seattle, 2017

 

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art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Pine and Henry Streets, New York, 1936

Sunday, January 29th

back to church

No wonder the place is packed.

St. James Adult Choir , “O Give Thanks,” live, St. James Baptist Church, Detroit


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random sights

other day, Chicago

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Sunday, January 8th

back to church

Career plans for the next life? If none of those other things pan out (tap dancer, rubboard player in a zydeco band, bass player in a reggae bandguitar player in a Malian bandcellist in a string quartetbird, accordionist), I might give gospel drummer a try.

Rev. Charles Nicks (1941-1988; organ) & the St. James Adult Choir, “How I Got Over,” live, St. James Baptist Church, Detroit


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art beat: yesterday, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Post Black Folk Art in America, 1930-1980-2016, through today)

Thornton Dial (1928-2016), Royal Flag, 1997-1998

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Sunday, December 11th

back to church

First Church of Deliverance Choir (feat. Corneal Overton, vocals; Fred Nelson III, organ), “He’s Been So Good” (F. Nelson), live, Chicago, 1987


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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Monday, May 30th

Vancouver folkie + iconic Memphis rhythm section.

This should never have worked.

But it does, wonderfully.

Frazey Ford, “September Fields” (Indian Ocean), 2014


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lagniappe

reading table

The climate is pretty.
I wrote everything on it.
That’s the activity where it
gets relatively inauspicious.

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And you were sitting there
in the night of life. It sure was good.
My favorite desserts were there.
And when they invite you, it’s like an important document
goes missing. I’ll give you an example:
a twelve-year struggle upstate, in
the slick atmosphere of the breakfast room.
It might have gotten stuck in her farthingale.

Otherwise no reply.

—John Ashbery (1927-), “As Someone Who Likes Travel,” fragments (New Yorker, 5/30/16)

To read Ashbery is to read English as a foreign language—which I mean as a compliment.

Sunday, November 8th

regal, adj. Characteristic of or resembling a monarch; splendid, magnificent, stately; distinguished. E.g., Mahalia Jackson.

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), “These Are They,” live (TV show), 1956 (Rejoice and Shout [2010], commentary by Smokey Robinson and Anthony Heilbut)

Friday, November 6th

voices I miss

Albert Collins (1932-1993), “If Trouble Was Money,” live, 1990


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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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