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Sunday, October 10th

timeless

Dixie Hummingbirds, “Get Away, Jordan” (trad.), c. 1949

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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This world—
strung jewels
of dew
on the frail thread
a spider spins

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Saturday, October 9th

serendipity

This I bumped into the other day, happily.

The NU Band (Kenny Wessel, guitar; Joe Fonda, bass; Lou Grassi, drums), “The Unnecessary Correction,” live, Rochester, N.Y., 9/26/21

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, October 8th

what’s new

Common, “When We Move” (feat. Black Thought, Seun Kuti), 9/28/21

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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Clear and clearer
with the moon the heart
swells widening
out toward
what distant end I know not

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Thursday, October 7th

never enough

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major (“Emperor”), 2nd Mvt.; London Symphony Orchestra (Simon Rattle, cond.) with Krystian Zimerman (piano), 2020 (published 7/9/21)

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other day, Chicago

Wednesday, October 6th

sounds of Chicago

Marvin Tate (vocals, compositions) with Ben Lamar Gay (electronics, cornet, piano), Mike Reed (drums, percussion), et al., live, Chicago, 9/4/21

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 5th

tonight in Chicago

They’re performing at the Harris Theater.

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute, electronics), Spektral Quartet, recorded Haitian children’s choir: “Suite pou Dantan: Prelid,” 2019 (Fanm d’Ayiti [Women of Haiti])

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, October 4th

like nobody else

Instant Composers Pool Orchestra (ICP), live (performance begins at 19:30), Amsterdam, yesterday

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Sunday, October 3rd

another take

Elder Demetrius Tolfre, “I don’t Know What You’ve Come To Do,” live, 2007

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

My heart
I send with the moon
into the mountains—
what of this body
left in darkness? 

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Saturday, October 2nd

timeless

One-word review: Wow!

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), String Quartet in G minor (1893), 3rd Mvt.; Quatuor Ebène, live (90th birthday celebration for pianist Menahem Pressler [1923-]), Paris, 2013

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

A string of wild geese
wind-strewn
through the sky
their cries echoing
confused and scattered

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Friday, October 1st

only rock ‘n’ roll

Kinks, live (“Victoria,” “Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues,” “Dedicated Follower of Fashion,” “Lola,” “Holiday,” “Good Golly, Miss Molly,” “You Really Got Me,” “All Day and All of the Night,” “Waterloo Sunset,” “Village Green Preservation Society”), London, early 1970s

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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