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Saturday, August 3rd

spellbinding

Daniil Trifonov (1991-, piano), live (Chopin: “Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66”; Schumann: “Chopin. Agitato” (from Carnaval); Grieg: “Hommage à Chopin, Op. 73, No. 5”; Chopin: “Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ (from Mozart’s Don Giovanni) – Coda. Alla Polacca”), Washington, D.C., 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

the rice planter’s
sunshade . . .
billowing cloud

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

Saturday, July 27th

more

Andrew Cyrille (1939-, drums) with Tomeka Reid (cello), Beatrice Capote (dance), live, New York, 6/11/19

 

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dancing butterflies—
my journey forgotten
for a while

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

Saturday, June 1st

basement jukebox

Gus Jinkins (aka Jenkins), “You Told Me” (G. Jinkins [aka Jenkins]), 1956

 

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new red flowers
have bloomed . . .
pure water over moss

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

*****

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 18th

what’s new

William Basinski (1958-), On Time out of Time, 3/8/19

 

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today too
looking at the same mountain . . .
spring rain

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

Sunday, April 14th

testify!

Lee Williams (1942-2017) and the Spiritual QC’s, “Can’t Run,” live, Memphis

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Kankakee, Ill. (by the local jail)

Saturday, April 6th

another take

Here’s the original.

The Jaynetts, “Sally, Go ‘Round the Roses” (L. Stevens & Z. Sanders, or A. Spector), 1963 (Billboard Hot 100, #2)

 

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as if it just spotted
a star
the pheasant cries

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

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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reading table

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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reading table

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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lagniappe

reading table

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

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

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