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Thursday, June 14th

more

Patti Smith, “Paint It Black” (aka “Paint It, Black”; M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, Manchester, England, 6/5/18 (The Stones were also in Manchester that night, playing a stadium show.)

 

Wednesday, June 13th

what’s new

Patti Smith, “Beds Are Burning,” live, Dublin, 6/6/18

 

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What she was covering.

Midnight Oil, live, 2009

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, June 12th

what’s new

Neko Case, live (studio), Seattle, 5/17/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, June 8th

what’s new

Rolling Stones, “Like a Rolling Stone” (B. Dylan), live, England (Coventry), 6/2/18

 

lagniappe

reading table

The Death Deal
by Ron Padgett (1942-)

Ever since that moment
when it first occurred
to me that I would die
(like everyone on earth!)
I struggled against
this eventuality, but
never thought of
how I’d die, exactly,
until around thirty
I made a mental list:
hit by car, shot
in head by random ricochet,
crushed beneath boulder,
victim of gas explosion,
head banged hard
in fall from ladder, vaporized in plane crash,
dwindling away with cancer,
and so on. I tried to think
of which I’d take
if given the choice,
and came up time
and again with He died
in his sleep.
Now that I’m officially old,
though deep inside not
old officially or otherwise,
I’m oddly almost cheered
by the thought
that I might find out
in the not too distant future.
Now for lunch.

Tuesday, May 29th

more

Björk, “The Gate,” interview, TV show (Later . . . with Jools Holland, BBC), 5/26/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

 

Monday, May 28th

what’s new

Is anyone in pop music farther out?

Björk, “Blissing Me,” TV show (Later . . . with Jools Holland, BBC), 5/26/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

I am flowering and dying.

—Peter Gizzi, from “Tradition & The Indivisible Talent”

Monday, May 21st

what’s new

Once again Charlie shows he’s the most valuable member of the band.

Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter,” live, Dublin, 5/17/18

 

Friday, April 27th

voices I miss

Prince, “Nothing Compares 2 U” (P. Nelson), published 4/19/18 (recorded 1984)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, April 13th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Avantist, “Prison Song,” live, Hickory Hills, Ill., 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Friday, March 2nd

two takes

“My Back Pages” (B. Dylan)

Bob Dylan, live

 

*****

Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, et al., live, New York, 1992

 

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lagniappe

reading table

watching the downpour
from under a temple
bell

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

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