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Friday, August 10th

summer in the city

Big Thief, live, Chicago, 7/20/18

“Mary”

 

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“Shark Smile”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Saturday, July 28th

basement jukebox

Gene Pitney, “Just One Smile” (Randy Newman), 1966

 

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Dusty Springfield, “I Don’t Want to Hear It Anymore” (Randy Newman), 1969

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Friday, July 13th

only rock ‘n’ roll

The Ex, “Soon All Cities,” 2018

 

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lagniappe

random thoughts

Each moment is an open door.

Friday, June 29th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, live, Barcelona, 2018

 

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”

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