music clip of the day


Category: R&B

Tuesday, June 27th

Do you listen to contemporary rap and R&B?

I do. I like Anderson .Paak, that’s for sure! That “Come Down” piece.

Roscoe Mitchell (featured yesterday), New York Times, 6/23/17

Anderson .Paak, “Come Down,” 2016



Another take.


Friday, June 23rd

found sounds

Yesterday, waiting for a train.

“Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” (N. Whitfield, B. Strong; Temptations, 1971), Red Line (Jackson), Chicago, 6/22/17




art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Danny Lyon (1942-), Racer, Schererville, Indiana, 1965

Friday, June 16th

50 years ago

Otis Redding (1941-1967), “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” (O. Redding, J. Butler), live, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967


Friday, May 19th

what’s new

Everything Is Recorded, “Close But Not Quite,” featuring Sampha and sampling Curtis Mayfield (“The Makings of You”), 2017

Friday, May 5th

Still hard to believe he’s gone.

Prince with Stevie Wonder, live, Los Angeles, 2011


Saturday, April 1st


Tank and the Bangas, “Quick,” 2017



reading table

It seems unlikely that so much literature
could be made from twenty-six letters.

—Brenda Shaughnessy, “Card 12: The Hanged Man,” fragment (Our Andromeda)

Thursday, March 30th


Ann Peebles, I Can’t Stand the Rain,* 1974 (Hi Records)



reading table

The only thing worse than trying to look younger than you are is trying to look wiser than you are.

Jack Haubner


*Track list (courtesy of YouTube):

“I Can’t Stand The Rain” (Don Bryant, Bernard “Bernie” Miller, Ann Peebles)
“Do I Need You” (Bryant, Peebles)
“Until You Came into My Life” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles)
“(You Keep Me) Hanging On” (Ira Allen, Buddy Mize)
“Run Run Run” (Bryant, Darryl Carter, Peebles)
“If We Can’t Trust Each Other” (Earl Randle)
“A Love Vibration” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles)
“You Got to Feed the Fire” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles)
“I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (Earl Randle)
“One Way Street” (Bryant, Peebles)

Tuesday, March 21st

what’s new

Tank and the Bangas, live (“Boxes and Squares,” “Quick,” “Rollercoasters”), Washington, D.C., 3/6/17


Friday, March 10th

basement jukebox

Robert Ward (1938-2008), 1967

“My Love Is Strictly Reserved for You”


“I Will Fear No Evil”



random sights

yesterday, Chicago


Monday, March 6th

basement jukebox

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica; 1934-1998), “Little by Little,” 1960



random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)



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