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Saturday, June 22nd

serendipity

This I bumped into last night. One-word review: Wow!

Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012), . . . towards a pure land (2005); Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Matthias Pintscher (direction), live, Paris, 2016

 

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The Earth has many keys –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 895, draft (Franklin)

Tuesday, June 18th

like-nobody-else x 2

Cecil Taylor Trio (CT, 1929-2018, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Sunny Murray, drums) with Albert Ayler (1936-1970, tenor saxophone), “Four,” excerpt (C. Taylor), live, Copenhagen, 1962

 

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A Bomb upon the Ceiling
Is an improving thing –
It keeps the nerves progressive
Conjecture flourishing –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1150 (Franklin)

Saturday, June 15th

soundtrack to a dream

Clara Iannotta (1983-), The people here go mad. They blame the wind. (2013-14); Uusinta Ensemble and Clara Iannotta (music boxes), live, Helsinki, 2018

 

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The Spirit is the Conscious Ear –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 718 (Franklin)

Monday, June 10th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Bob Dylan, “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” (B. Dylan), live, 1975 (Martin Scorsese, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, 6/12/19)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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And were You lost, I would be –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 706 (Franklin)

Friday, May 10th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Joy Division, “Disorder,” 1972 (Trainspotting, 1996)

 

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The Poets light but Lamps –
Themselves – go out –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 930 (Franklin)

Friday, May 3rd

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Corbett v. Dempsey.

Ken Vandermark (reeds) and Nate Wooley (trumpet), live, Copenhagen, 2016

 

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Forever – is composed of Nows –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 690 (Franklin)

Friday, April 5th

voices I miss

Tim Buckley (1947-1975), “Sally, Go ‘Round the Roses” (Z. Sanders & L. Stevens, or A. Spector; T. Buckley), live, c. 1973

 

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We dream – it is good we are dreaming –
It would hurt us – were we awake –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from #584 (Franklin)

Tuesday, February 26th

what’s new

More from this new album.

Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone, percussion), “One Time In,” published 2/11/19 (Trio Tapestry with Marilyn Crispell [piano], Carmen Castaldi [drums], 2019)

 

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Emily Dickinson, writing to her cousins (Louise and Frances Norcross) after the death of their father, closes with this (letter #278, poem #528 [Franklin], 1863):

Let Emily sing for you because she cannot pray.

‘Tis not that Dying hurts us so –
‘Tis Living – hurts us more –
But Dying – is a different way –
A kind behind the Door –

The Southern Custom – of the Bird –
That ere the Frosts are due –
Accepts a better Latitude –
We – are the Birds – that stay.

The Shiverers round Farmer’s doors –
For whose reluctant Crumb –
We stipulate – till pitying Snows
Persuade our Feathers Home

Sunday, February 17th

timeless

Brother Joe May (1912-1972) and Jackie (AKA Jacqui) Verdell (1937-1991), “You’re Gonna Need Him After a While,” live (TV broadcast), 1963

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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A still – Volcano – Life –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 517 (Franklin)

Sunday, February 10th

timeless

Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke, Paul Foster), live, Los Angeles, 1955

“I Have a Friend Above All Others,” “Be With Me Jesus”

 

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“Nearer My God to Thee”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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I am alive – I guess –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 605 (Franklin)

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(Taking a break—back in a while.)

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