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Tag: Brady Blade Sr.

Sunday, April 5th

father & son

Pastor Brady Blade Sr. (with Brian Blade [guitar] and Mama Rosa), “Amazing Grace,” live, Shreveport, La., 1/30/15



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God’s Grandeur
by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.
And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.


random sights

last night, Nelson St. near Western Ave., Chicago

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Sunday, May 4th

two takes

“This May Be The Last Time”

Pastor Brady Blade Sr., Zion Baptist Church, Shreveport, La., April 13, 2014


The Staple Singers, 1961



art beat

William Eggleston (1939-)




Sunday, April 27th

Friday he was at a nightclub in Vancouver. Today he’s playing a different venue—his father’s Shreveport church.

Choir (with Brian Blade, drums), Zion Baptist Church (Brady Blade Sr., pastor), Shreveport, La., December 23, 2012



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celestial geese—
none of them come down
to my pine

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827; translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

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