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Thursday, October 26th

passings

Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr., February 26, 1928-October, 24, 2017, singer, songwriter, piano player

“Don’t You Hear Me Calling You” (A. Domino, D. Bartholomew), 1954

 

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, October 13th

what’s new

St. Vincent, “Pills” (Masseduction, 10/13/17)

 

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lagniappe

reading table

A crow
has settled on a bare branch—
autumn evening.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Friday, October 6th

more

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, live, Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl), 9/25/17 (last show)

 

Tuesday, October 3rd

passings

Tom Petty, songwriter, singer, guitarist, bandleader, October 20, 1950-October 2, 2017

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (featuring Stevie Nicks), “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (T. Petty, M. Campbell), 1981

 

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Johnny Cash (with Tom Petty, vocals, organ), “I Won’t Back Down” (T. Petty, J. Lynne), 2000

 

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” (T. Petty), live, 2006

 

Tuesday, September 26th

sounds of New York

The Full Salon, “Bish,” “Sriracha Michelada,” live, New York (Silent Barn), 9/7/17

 

Friday, September 8th

summer in the city

Blink-182, live, Chicago, 8/4/17

 

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lagniappe

reading table

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

How little we know,
and when we know it!

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We close in on ourselves,
then yelp that the world is awry.

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We had macaroni for lunch every day
except Sunday, when a small quail was induced
to be served to us. Why do I tell you these things?
You are not even here.

—”Like A Sentence,” “Tahiti Trot,” “This Room” (fragments)

Saturday, August 12th

sounds of Chicago

Pipe, “Play That Johnny Cash Song,” 2014

 

Friday, May 26th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Janis Joplin, “Piece of My Heart” (J Ragovy, B. Berns), live, Germany, 1968

Friday, April 7th

This, I just found, has more than 21 million views. (Where have I been?)

Florence and the Machine, “Cosmic Love”
Live (studio performance), Seattle, 2010


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lagniappe

reading table

I had been happy, happy enough, but now I often found myself uttering a spontaneous prayer that went, simply: She is here, still here.

—George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

Friday, March 24th

more

“Johnny B. Goode” (C. Berry), live (TV show), France, 1958


Everyone talks about his guitar playing. And, yes, it’s terrific. But he may be an even better songwriter.

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lagniappe

art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Candy Store, New York City, 1955/56

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