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Tag: Gospel Songbirds

Sunday, March 21st


Gospel Songbirds (feat. Otis Clay [1942-2016, right] and Morris Dollison Jr., aka Cash McCall [1941-2019, left]), “I Believe,” live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), 1964, Chicago




random sights

other day, Chicago

Sunday, March 14th

sounds of Chicago

Gospel Songbirds (featuring Otis Clay [1942-2016], 1:55-), “Help Me Run This Race,” live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), Chicago, 1964




art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Grapes, Lemons, Pears, and Apples, 1887 (detail)


reading table

He walks on, northwards, toward the snow
and things unseen, unknown.
Slowly the imperfect cities’ sounds grow still,
only streams hold forth chaotically
while white clouds play at nothingness.
He hears an oriole’s song, delicate,
uncertain, like a prayer, like weeping.

—Adam Zagajewski (1945-), from “The Great Poet Basho Begins His Journey,” translated from Polish by Clare Cavanagh (The Threepenny Review, Spring, 2021)

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