D. A. Pennebaker (director, July 25, 1925–August 1, 2019), Dont Look Back (1967, filmed 1965), trailer
my back pages
I saw this when it came out—must have been 14 years old. Aardvark Theater, Chicago (Old Town, Piper’s Alley). Some things stay with you.
spellbinding (part two)
Why not begin the week with something beautiful?
Daniil Trifonov (1991-, piano), live (Chopin, Prelude No. 15 [“Raindrop”])
sounds of Chicago
Vernon Oliver Price, “Change My Name,” live (TV show), Chicago, 1972
What function hath the Air?
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1513 (Franklin)
Daniil Trifonov (1991-, piano), live (Chopin: “Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66”; Schumann: “Chopin. Agitato” (from Carnaval); Grieg: “Hommage à Chopin, Op. 73, No. 5”; Chopin: “Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ (from Mozart’s Don Giovanni) – Coda. Alla Polacca”), Washington, D.C., 2018
the rice planter’s
sunshade . . .
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)
World’s greatest Rolling Stones tribute band?
Rolling Stones, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, New York, last night
MCOTD Hall of Fame
Henry Threadgill Sextett (HT [MCOTD Hall of Fame], 1944-, alto saxophone, flute, compositions); Frank Lacy, trombone; Rasul Sadik, trumpet; Deidre Murray, cello; Fred Hopkins, bass; Newman Baker, drums; Yoron Israel, percussion), live, Germany (Frankfurt), 1988
Tenor saxophone and drums—another take.
Ken Vandermark (tenor saxophone), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), 2014
There came a Wind like a Bugle —
It quivered through the Grass
And a Green Chill upon the Heat
So ominous did pass
We barred the Windows and the Doors
As from an Emerald Ghost —
The Doom’s electric Moccasin
That very instant passed —
On a strange Mob of panting Trees
And Fences fled away
And Rivers where the Houses ran
Those looked that lived — that Day —
The Bell within the steeple wild
The flying tidings told —
How much can come
And much can go,
And yet abide the World!
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 1618 (Franklin)