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Sunday, December 15th

There are all kinds of gospel.

Common, William Murphy, Erykah Badu, “God Is Love,” “The Light,” live (TV show), Newark, N.J., 2019




random sights

other day, Chicago


reading table

A tethered horse,
in both stirrups.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1783 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Saturday, September 8th

two takes

“Livin’ on a Prayer”

August Greene (Common [vocals], Robert Glasper [piano], Karriem Riggins [drums], et al.), live (backstage, Tonight Show), 8/13/18



Bon Jovi, 1986


Friday, August 31st

what’s new

August Greene (Common [vocals], Robert Glasper [keyboards], Karriem Riggins [drums], et al.), “No Apologies,” live (TV show), 8/13/18


Friday, March 23rd

what’s new

August Greene (Common, vocals; Robert Glasper, keyboards; Karriem Riggins, drums; et al.) with guest singers Samora Pinderhughes, Maimouna Youssef, Brandy, Andra Day, live, Washington, D.C., 2/21/18


Friday, October 21st

sounds of Chicago

Common (with Robert Glasper [keyboards], Bilal [vocals], et al.), “I Used To Love H.E.R.,” “Letter To The Free,” “The Day The Women Took Over,” “Little Chicago Boy,” live, Washington, D.C. (White House Library), 10/3/16


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