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Thursday, October 17th

lucid, adj. clear, transparent, luminous. E.g., Víkingur Ólafsson playing Bach.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A minor; Víkingur Ólafsson (piano), live, Berlin, 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

[B]y the latest count, there are 70 million persons displaced from their homes worldwide.

—J. M. Coetzee, “Australia’s Shame” (review of No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani), New York Review of Books, 9/26/19

Monday, October 14th

Why not start the week with a trip to Beirut?

Habibi Funk (DJ), live, Beirut, 2017

 

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Remember record stores?

One of the strongest collections of Middle Eastern records in the world, Chico Records has been in business since 1964, surviving the country’s brutal Civil War and seismic regional unrest to become a destination for local and international collectors alike.

Sunday, October 13th

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) with Rev. James Cleveland (1942-2018), et al., live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 12th

basement jukebox

Willie Mitchell, record producer, March 1, 1928–January 5, 2010  

O. V. Wright (1939-1980), “A Nickel and a Nail,” 1971

 

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Syl Johnson (1936-), “Take Me to the River,” 1975

 

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Otis Clay (1942-2016), “Trying to Live My Life Without You,” 1972

 

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Ann Peebles (1947-), “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” 1973

 

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Al Green (1946-), “Let’s Stay Together,” 1971

 

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random sights

other day, Kankakee, Ill.

Friday, October 11th

what’s new

Bambara, “Serafina,” 10/2/19

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, October 10th

serendipity

John Cage (1912-1992), Amores (1943, for prepared piano and percussion trio)

Some sounds, heard in the middle of the night, can make you feel grateful to have ears.

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, October 9th

sounds of the 14th century

Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-1377), Messe de Notre Dame (begins at 6:15; preceded by Introit [polyphonic chant]); Ensemble Gilles Binchois, live, France (Le Thoronet Abbey, Provence), published 2011

 

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Identity is made
of select experiences.

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If you are genuinely sick,
the leaves recede

and the flickering holes between them
come forward—

not angels, but
unnamed objects

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Vultures” (Poetry, 10/19)

Tuesday, October 8th

more sounds of Ukraine

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-), Requiem for Larissa (1997-1998, written for the composer’s wife); National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, National Academic Choir of Ukraine, live, Kiev, 2000

In this world of too much, too fast, too loud, something slow and deliberate can seem subversive.

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, October 7th

sounds of the 12th century

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), excerpts from O quam mirabilis, O tu suavissima virga, Ave Maria; Hirundo Maris (Arianna Savall, vocals, et al.), live, 2014

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Sunday, October 6th

sounds of Seneca, South Carolina

Fantastic Violinaires, “Where He Leads Me” (featuring Danny Walker, in his hometown), live, Seneca, S.C., 2015

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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