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Category: Paris

Wednesday, January 23rd

out of this world

DJ Carl Craig and drummer Francisco Mora play Sun Ra, live, Paris, 2018

 

Friday, December 21st

what’s new

Bon Iver, “Woods” (J. Vernon), live, Paris, 11/3/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, December 18th

sounds of Paris

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Gnossiennes 1-6 (1889-97); Reinbert de Leeuw (piano), live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Silence
of an oak grove
the moon high in the trees

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento)

Monday, December 17th

what’s new

Peter Van Hoesen (electronics) & Gabi Sultana (piano) play John Cage (1912-1992), live, Paris, 10/30/18 (published 12/12/18)

 

Wednesday, December 12th

more

Heaven: hearing, together, a favorite drummer and a favorite bassist.

Ed Blackwell (drums, 1929-1992) with Malachi Favors (bass, 1927-2004) and Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, 1931-2006), “Paris? Oui” (Tarik), 1969

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, September 18th

alone

Brad Mehldau (piano), “Three Pieces After Bach,” live, Paris, 2018

 

Tuesday, June 19th

what’s new

Joris Voorn (DJ), live, Paris, 6/11/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

little tub—
pond snails ready for shelling
play sliding games

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

Sunday, May 6th

God has given me a ministry. It’s about reaching as many souls as I can through techno, speaking God’s truth and his gospel to as many ears as I can, taking the message to the street.

—Floorplan (aka Robert Hood), New Yorker, 5/7/18

Live, Paris, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, outside Chicago (Prairie Path, Bellwood)

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Wednesday, September 6th

one of the most absorbing pieces I know

Morton Feldman (1927-1986; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Rothko Chapel (1971); Ensemble Intercontemporain, live, Paris, 2017

 

(Rothko Chapel, located in Houston, reportedly was not damaged by Harvey.)

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lagniappe

reading table

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

. . . as though wondering
whether forgetting
The whole thing might not, in the end, be the only solution.

—Soonest Mended (fragment)

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, July 25th

voices I miss

Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone, 1934-2004), “Wasted” (S. Lacy), live, Paris, 1982

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Yatsumi Bridge, 1856

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