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Thursday, March 30th

timeless

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


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reading table

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

Jack Haubner

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*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)

Friday, March 10th

basement jukebox

Robert Ward (1938-2008), 1967

“My Love Is Strictly Reserved for You”


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“I Will Fear No Evil”


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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

 

Monday, November 21st

passings

Sharon Jones, singer, May 4, 1956-November 18, 2016

With the Dap-Kings, live, Seattle, 2016


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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Thursday, September 15th

sweet soul music

William Bell, “This Is Where I Live,” “The Three of Me,” “Born Under a Bad Sign,” live, Washington, D.C., 2016


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art beat: other day, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)

Danny Lyon (1942-), The March on Washington, August 28, 1963 (Message to the Future, through 9/25/16)

USA. Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963. Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sing freedom songs during the March on Washington.

Monday, May 30th

Vancouver folkie + iconic Memphis rhythm section.

This should never have worked.

But it does, wonderfully.

Frazey Ford, “September Fields” (Indian Ocean), 2014


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reading table

The climate is pretty.
I wrote everything on it.
That’s the activity where it
gets relatively inauspicious.

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And you were sitting there
in the night of life. It sure was good.
My favorite desserts were there.
And when they invite you, it’s like an important document
goes missing. I’ll give you an example:
a twelve-year struggle upstate, in
the slick atmosphere of the breakfast room.
It might have gotten stuck in her farthingale.

Otherwise no reply.

—John Ashbery (1927-), “As Someone Who Likes Travel,” fragments (New Yorker, 5/30/16)

To read Ashbery is to read English as a foreign language—which I mean as a compliment.

Wednesday, March 30th

sweet soul music

Curtis Mayfield (1942-1999), “Move On Up” (C. Mayfield), live (Master Henry Gibson [1942-2002], hand drums), Netherlands (The Hague), 1987

Monday, March 28th

sweet soul music

Do you feel me?

—Bobby Womack (1944-2014)

Bobby Womack, live, England (Glastonbury Festival), 2013

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Garfield Park Conservatory)

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Saturday, February 20th

old school

Re-Vells, Trent town Records (Trenton, N.J.), 1960s

“I Want a New Love”


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“Do I Love You?”

 

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art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009; MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, c. 1937

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Wednesday, January 20th

More of the late Otis Clay.

“That’s How It Is (When You’re In Love),” 1967


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“Trying to Live My Life Without You,” 1972


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“Precious, Precious,” 1972


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“The Woman Don’t Live Here No More,” 1974


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“I Can’t Take It,” 1977


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reading table

. . . life, that storm before the calm.

—Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “Negative” (translated from Polish by Clare Cavanagh)

Friday, January 1st

What better way to start the new year?

Aretha Franklin, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (G. Goffin, C. King, J. Wexler), live, Washington, D.C., 2015

 

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New Year’s Day—
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

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