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Tag: Matsuo Basho

Sunday, June 16th

timeless

Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945), “God Don’t Never Change,” recorded 12/10/1929 (New Orleans)

 

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Within this temporal body composed of a hundred bones and nine holes there resides a spirit which, for lack of an adequate name, I think of as windblown.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), The Knapsack Notebook (translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Saturday, April 13th

sounds of Ecuador and all over

Nicola Cruz, live (The Lot Radio), New York, 2018

 

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along the mountain road
somehow it tugs at my heart—
a wild violet

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda)

Friday, April 12th

sounds of New York

Lake Street Dive, “Musta Been Something,” live, New York (Retrofret Vintage Guitars, Brooklyn), 2018

 

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it is spring!
a hill without a name
in thin haze

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda)

Saturday, March 23rd

two takes

James Carr (1942-2001), “Pouring Water on a Drowning Man” (D. Baker, D. McCormick)

Live, Italy (Porretta Terme), 1992

 

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Recording, 1966

 

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lingering a while
above the blossoms,
the moon in the night sky

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda)

Saturday, February 23rd

three takes

“Hello Stranger” (B. Lewis)

Julia Holter

Live (soundcheck), 2013

 

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Recording, 2013

 

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Barbara Lewis, 1963 (The Dells, background vocals; recorded at Chess Studios, Chicago; Billboard R&B #1, Pop #3)

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Winter solitude—
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Wednesday, February 20th

Feel like floating?

Brian Eno, Thursday Afternoon, 1985 (Jonathan Jolly, video, 2014)

 

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Nothing in the cry
of cicadas suggests they
are about to die

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Monday, November 5th

what’s new

Hot 8 Brass Band, “Love Will Tear Us Apart, 10/24/18

 

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Here’s the original (remastered).

Joy Division, 1980, 2010

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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Deep autumn—
my neighbor,
how does he live, I wonder?

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Tuesday, October 2nd

more

Jürg Frey (1953-), Klavierstück Arrangement Nr. 1-3 (1991); Keiko Shichijo (piano), live, c. 2011

 

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On a journey, ill:
my dream goes wandering
over withered fields.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Yoel Hoffmann; Japanese Death Poems, Yoel Hoffmann, ed.)

Tuesday, March 20th

spring!

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009; vocals, piano), “They Say It’s Spring” (M. Clark, B. Haymes), 1958


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Bob Dorough (1923-; vocals, piano), “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” (T. Wolf, F. Landesman), 1997


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Sun Ra Arkestra (SR, 1914-1993, piano; June Tyson, vocals; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone, et al.), “Springtime Again” (S. Ra), live, Rome, 1980

 

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First day of spring—
I keep thinking about
the end of autumn.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

 

The lights are going out
in the doll shops—
spring rain.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

 

Not very anxious
to bloom,
my plum tree.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese byRobert Hass)

Wednesday, February 14th

what’s new

John Prine, “Summer’s End” (J. Prine), 2/8/18

 

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This road—
no one goes down it,
autumn evening.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

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