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Sunday, September 27th

testify!

B.T.U. Specials, “God’s Got a Blessing for You”

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, September 26th

Enter this sound-world; you won’t want to leave.

Jean-Guihen Queyras (1967-, cello), live (Ahmet Adnan Saygun [1907-1991], Partita for solo cello, op. 31; Benjamin Britten [1913-1976] Cello Suite No. 3, op. 87; Zoltán Kodály [1882-1967] Sonata for solo cello, op. 8),performance begins at 4:50, London, 9/24/20

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, September 25th

what’s new

Anderson .Paak (feat. Rick Ross), “Cut Em In,” 9/23/20

 

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other day, outside Chicago

*****

reading table

What makes anyone draw one line and then add another? How does the second affect the first and determine the character of a third or fourth?

—Peter Schjeldahl, “Lineage: French drawings from the nineteenth century,” New Yorker, 9/14/20

Thursday, September 24th

sounds of London

Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), live (“Source,” “Pace,” “Boundless Beings”), London, 9/16/20

 

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yesterday, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Wednesday, September 23rd

alone

Sometimes the right music, heard at the right time, can change the entire trajectory of your day, as happened late yesterday afternoon when I stumbled upon this.

Chris Abrahams (1961-, piano), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 8/29/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

We liken ourselves—
our bodies, frail and vagrant—
to floating clouds.
And all along, in the end,
that is what we shall become.

—Fujiwara no Kintō (966-1041), translated from Japanese by Steven D. Carter

Tuesday, September 22nd

passings

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, singer, songwriter, December 8, 1942–September 11, 2020

The Maytals (later Toots and the Maytals), “Pressure Drop” (F. Hibbert), 1970 (original recording)

 

It’s a song about revenge, but in the form of karma: If you do bad things to innocent people, then bad things will happen to you. The title was a phrase I used to say. If someone done me wrong, rather than fight them like a warrior, I’d say: “The pressure’s going to drop on you.”

—Toots Hibbert, The Guardian, 9/6/16

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 21st

Last night, driving in Chicago with the windows down, I had this track, recorded thirty years ago, on repeat.

Arthur Russell (1951-1992, vocals, cello, keyboards) with Jennifer Warnes (1947-, vocals), “That’s Us/Wild Combination” (A. Russell), late 1980s

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Sunday, September 20th

more

Sounds of Zion (United House of Prayer), live, published 2013

 

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this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, September 19th

Feeling glum? (Not anymore.)

Caroline Shaw (1982-), Partita for 8 Voices (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 2013); Roomful of Teeth, live, Canada (Vancouver), 2016

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, September 18th

what’s new

James Blake, “Godspeed” (Frank Ocean cover), 9/10/20

 

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random sights

this morning, Chicago

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