music clip of the day

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Sunday, June 10th

voices I miss

Prince (vocals, piano), “Mary, Don’t You Weep” (rec. 1983)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, June 9th

street sounds

Dario Rossi (percussion), Amsterdam, 2015

 

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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.

Thursday, June 7th

viola festival
day three

Kaija Saariaho (1952-), Vent Nocturne, for viola and electronics (2006)
Jeremy Bauman (viola), live, Toronto, 2012

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, June 6th

viola festival
day two

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), The Viola in My Life (1970); João Pedro Delgado (viola), et al., live, Portugal, 2014

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, June 5th

viola festival
day one

Mat Maneri (viola) & Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), live, Boston, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago

Thursday, May 31st

Morocco to Brooklyn to Marfa

Innov Gnawa, live, Marfa, Texas, 4/13/18

day

 

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night

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Taking a break—back in a while.

Wednesday, May 30th

more sounds of Iceland

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), Aeriality (2011); Iceland Symphony Orchestra, live, 2011, Iceland (Reykjavik)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

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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