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Wednesday, April 21st

sounds of Niger

Mdou Moctar, “Afrique Victime” (M. Moctar), published 4/1/21

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 20th

sounds of New York

Emmet Cohen Trio (EC, piano; Russell Hall, bass; Joe Saylor, drums) featuring Patrick Bartley (alto saxophone) and Bruce Harris (trumpet), live, New York, last night

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, April 19th

Why not begin the week, in this battered world, with something beautiful?

John Luther Adams (1953-), Sila: The Breath of the World (2014); Oberlin Conservatory of Music (featuring students from the Brass and Percussion Departments; Timothy Weiss, cond.), live, Oberlin, Ohio, 9/11/20

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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A world of dew,
and within every dewdrop
a world of struggle

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill

Sunday, April 18th

timeless

R. H. Harris (1916-2000; :30-) and His Gospel Paraders, “Have You Got Good Religion,” live (TV show [TV Gospel Time]), 1960s

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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My spring is just this:
a single bamboo shoot,
a willow branch

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill

Saturday, April 17th

sounds of Chicago

Hamid Drake (drums, percussion, voice; MCOTD Hall of Fame [right]) and Michael Zerang (drums, percussion [left]), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night (performance begins at 7:00)

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yesterday, outside Chicago

Friday, April 16th

what’s new

Adrianne Lenker (voice, guitar, compositions), live (“anything,” “zombie girl,” “half return,” “forwards beckon rebound”), published 3/2/21

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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With a warbler for
a soul, it sleeps peacefully,
this mountain willow

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

Thursday, April 15th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita for Lute in C minor; Evangelina Mascardi (lute), live, Italy (Mondovi), 2/26/21

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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From every direction
cherry blossom petals blow
into Lake Biwa

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

Wednesday, April 14th

sounds of Paris

Ensemble Intercontemporain (Pierre Bleuse, direction), live, Paris, 2/16/20: David Bastien, Urban Song (2019)

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other day, Chicago

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Insisting that change defined our world, Heraclitus concluded that we cannot step into the same river twice. Yet the novel coronavirus has taught us a newer truth: we cannot step into the same river even once.

—Robert Zaretsky, The Subervise Simone Weil: A Life in Five Ideas (2021), preface

Sunday, April 11th

timeless

Dixon Brothers (West Dixon, lead vocal, guitar; Ervin C. Dixon, lead guitar; Steve Dixon, baritone; Carter Dixon, tenor), “Walking In My Jesus Name,” recorded live (Palladium [Houston, Tx.], 1967-1985)

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, April 9th

what’s new

DUCKWRTH, live (“Kiss U Right Now,” “make u go,” “Birthday Suit,” “Super Good”), published 4/7/21

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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