Brad Mehldau (piano), “Three Pieces After Bach,” live, Paris, 2018
Joris Voorn (DJ), live, Paris, 6/11/18
pond snails ready for shelling
play sliding games
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)
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
yesterday, outside Chicago (Prairie Path, Bellwood)
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.)
John Ashbery (July 28, 1927-September, 3, 2017)
. . . as though wondering
The whole thing might not, in the end, be the only solution.
—Soonest Mended (fragment)
yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)
How about a trip to Paris?
Steve Lacy Trio (SL [1934-2004], soprano saxophone; Jean Jacques Avenel, bass; John Betsch, drums), “Epistrophy” (T. Monk), “Revenue,” live, Paris (Sunset Jazz Club), 1993
A gentleman of the better type is, in our opinion, only he who entertains a fair number of vain and foolish ideas about himself, and who above all imagines that his nose is better than any other good and sensible human nose whatsoever.
—Robert Walser (1878-1956), “The Walk” (translated from German by Christopher Middleton)