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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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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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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.)

Tuesday, January 29th

basement jukebox

Buddy Guy, “First Time I Met the Blues” (E. Montgomery), 1960

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

I had been hungry, all the Years – 
My Noon had Come – to dine – 
I trembling drew the Table near – 
And touched the Curious Wine – 

‘Twas this on Tables I had seen – 
When turning, hungry, Home 
I looked in Windows, for the Wealth 
I could not hope – for Mine –

I did not know the ample Bread – 
‘Twas so unlike the Crumb 
The Birds and I, had often shared 
In Nature’s – Dining Room –

The Plenty hurt me – ’twas so new – 
Myself felt ill – and odd – 
As Berry – of a Mountain Bush – 
Transplanted – to a Road –

Nor was I hungry – so I found 
That Hunger – was a way 
Of Persons outside Windows – 
The Entering – takes away –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 439 (Franklin)

Monday, January 7th

sounds of New York

Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Michael Formanek (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums), live, New York, 2018

 

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One need not be a Chamber – to be Haunted –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 407 (Franklin)

Sunday, December 9th

can’t wait

Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack, director; filmed, 1972; scheduled theatrical release, 2019), trailer

 

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It is true that the unknown is the largest need of the intellect, though for it, no one thinks to thank God.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Letter to Cousins Louisa (aka Louise) and Frances Norcross, 1876

Wednesday, November 28th

what’s new

How many singers invent their own language?

Charmaine Lee, live, New York, 11/20/18

 

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The difference between Despair
And Fear, is like the One
Between the instant of a Wreck
And when the Wreck has been —
The Mind is smooth —
No Motion — Contented as the Eye
Upon the Forehead of a Bust —
That knows it cannot see —

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 576 (Franklin)

Sunday, November 25th

back to church

Together As One Hymn Choir, “I Feel Good,” live, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rock Hill, S.C., 2002

 

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The lonesome for they know not What –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 326 (Franklin)

Monday, November 19th

The fascinating chill that Music leaves . . .

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1511 (Franklin)

Enno Poppe (1969-), Filz (2014); Ensemble Resonanz (Enno Poppe, guest cond.), live, Germany (Hamburg), 2015

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