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Sunday, June 10th

voices I miss

Prince (vocals, piano), “Mary, Don’t You Weep” (rec. 1983)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, April 27th

voices I miss

Prince, “Nothing Compares 2 U” (P. Nelson), published 4/19/18 (recorded 1984)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 8th

two takes

“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” aka “Motherless Child” (trad.)

Bessie Griffin, live, Holland, 1972

 

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Prince, live

 

Friday, August 11th

voices I miss

Prince (1958-2016), live, Netherlands (Rotterdam), 2011

 

Friday, May 5th

Still hard to believe he’s gone.

Prince with Stevie Wonder, live, Los Angeles, 2011

 

Friday, September 23rd

How strange it seems, still, that he should be dead.

Prince with Mavis Staples, et al., live, England (King’s Cross), 1993


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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Kerry James Marshall (1955-), Slow Dance, 1992-93 (Kerry James Marshall, Mastry, through 9/25/16)

kerry-james-marshall-slow-dance-1992-1000

 

Monday, August 8th

sounds of Chicago

DJ Mike Dunn, live, Chicago (Gramaphone Records), 2015


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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Yeah, everybody’s got a bomb
We could all die any day,
But before I’ll let that happen
I’ll dance my life away.

—Prince, “1999”

 

Friday, May 13th

more Prince

“I Wanna Be Your Lover,” live, Capitol Theatre (Passaic, N.J.), 1982


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lagniappe

reading table

Whatever we’re dealing with catches us
in mid-reconsideration. It’s beautiful,
my lord, just not made to be repeated,
that’s all.

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It was a moment, what can I say.

—John Ashbery (1927-), Breezeway (2015), fragments (“A Breakfast Radish,” “Domani, Dopodomani”)

Wednesday, May 11th

more Prince

With Miles Davis, live, Paisley Park (Chanhassen, Minn.), 12/31/87

Friday, April 22nd

passings

Prince, singer, songwriter, master of all (musical) trades, June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016

Today, remembering him, we revisit a post from last year.

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With all he does, this can get lost: on guitar, he’s a killer.

Cee Lo Green, “Crazy,” live (with Prince, guitar), New York, 2011


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Stevie Wonder, “Superstition,” live (with Prince, guitar), Paris, 2010


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lagniappe

reading table

I am alive—I guess—

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #605 (Franklin), first line

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