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Tag: Kobayashi Issa

Wednesday, March 13th

sounds of England

Four Tet (AKA Kieran Hebden), BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, 3/17/18

 

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there’s no shame
that you totter . . .
old chrysanthemum

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

Monday, March 11th

voices I miss

Hound Dog Taylor (AKA Theodore Roosevelt Taylor, 1915-1975) and the Houserockers (Brewer Phillips, guitar; Ted Harvey, drums), “Taylor’s Rock” (H.D. Taylor), live, Ann Arbor Blues Festival, 1973

 

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voices in the wind
the withered field’s
crows

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

Sunday, March 10th

sounds of Chicago

Jackie (AKA Jacqui) Verdell (1937-1991), “Too Close to Heaven” (following remarks by Jesse Jackson), live, Chicago, 1972

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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frosty night—
seven poor men
in a huddle

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

Wednesday, February 27th

basement jukebox

Johnny Burnette Trio, “The Train Kept A-Rollin,'” 1956

 

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distant sight—
in withered fields
a little house’s lamp

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

Friday, February 1st

two takes

Sonny Boy Williamson (AKA Aleck [or Alex] “Rice” Miller, 1912[?]-1965), “Lonesome Cabin” (S. B. Williamson)

Recording, 1960

 

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Live, Copenhagen, 1964

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on honorable Buddha’s
honorable nose
an icicle

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

Wednesday, January 30th

sounds of New York

Zs, live, New York, 2015

 

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lagniappe

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cold winter sky—
where will this wandering beggar
grow old?

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

Thursday, January 17th

alone

Kim Kashkashian (viola), “character pieces” by György Kurtág (1926-), live, Cambridge, Mass., 2018

 

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the sound of the moat
cracking . . .
winter moon

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

Wednesday, January 16th

what’s new

Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Matt Mitchell (piano), Dave King (drums), live, New York, 1/7/19

 

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in my thatched hut
even dreaming
the cold

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

Tuesday, January 15th

what’s new

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, compositions) featuring Spektral Quartet, live (“Rosario,” “Milagrosa,” “Villabeño”), Washington, D.C., 1/4/19

 

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thin wall—
from the mouse’s hole
the cold

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

Thursday, January 3rd

more

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 6 in D major; Sergey Malov (violoncello de spalla), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2016

 

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lagniappe

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from the hole
in the moneybox . . .
a katydid

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

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