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Friday, April 24th

what’s new

Rolling Stones, “Living in a Ghost Town,” 4/23/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

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Ghost I house
In this flat—
Your outpost—
My aftermath

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011), “Here”

Friday, August 2nd

World’s greatest Rolling Stones tribute band?

Rolling Stones, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, New York, last night

 

Monday, July 1st

summer in the city

Rolling Stones, “Street Fighting Man” (M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, Chicago, 6/21/19

 

Saturday, June 29th

summer in the city

As long as Charlie keeps playing drums, I’ll keep listening. He’s the oldest of the bunch and the only one who doesn’t dye his hair. And he’s the only one who sounds as good today as he did decades ago.

Rolling Stones, “Miss You” (M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, Chicago, 6/25/19

 

Thursday, June 14th

more

Patti Smith, “Paint It Black” (aka “Paint It, Black”; M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, Manchester, England, 6/5/18 (The Stones were also in Manchester that night, playing a stadium show.)

 

Friday, June 8th

what’s new

Rolling Stones, “Like a Rolling Stone” (B. Dylan), live, England (Coventry), 6/2/18

 

lagniappe

reading table

The Death Deal
by Ron Padgett (1942-)

Ever since that moment
when it first occurred
to me that I would die
(like everyone on earth!)
I struggled against
this eventuality, but
never thought of
how I’d die, exactly,
until around thirty
I made a mental list:
hit by car, shot
in head by random ricochet,
crushed beneath boulder,
victim of gas explosion,
head banged hard
in fall from ladder, vaporized in plane crash,
dwindling away with cancer,
and so on. I tried to think
of which I’d take
if given the choice,
and came up time
and again with He died
in his sleep.
Now that I’m officially old,
though deep inside not
old officially or otherwise,
I’m oddly almost cheered
by the thought
that I might find out
in the not too distant future.
Now for lunch.

Monday, May 21st

what’s new

Once again Charlie shows he’s the most valuable member of the band.

Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter,” live, Dublin, 5/17/18

 

Monday, December 26th

old white men

Rolling Stones, live, England (Glastonbury Festival), 2013


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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Number 17A (1948)

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The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.

—Jackson Pollock

Tuesday, December 6th

two takes

“Ride ‘Em on Down”

Rolling Stones, 2016


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Eddie Taylor, 1955


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lagniappe

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The announcement [that he was the president-elect’s choice to lead HUD] was delayed as Mr. Carson, who once had planned to learn to play the organ in retirement, gave himself several days to mull it over.

—Trip Gabriel, “Trump Chooses Ben Carson to Lead HUD,” New York Times, 12/5/16

 

Friday, November 11th

two takes 

“I Hate to See You Go” (AKA “Hate to See You Go”) (W. Jacobs)

Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome, 2016


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Little Walter, 1955

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Painting with Green Center, 1913

Painting with Green Center

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BRIDGEPORT, CT—Thinking back on how happy and untroubled he had been during that time and how different he feels in the present day, local man Jason Moulton, 52, reportedly paused Wednesday and nostalgically recalled the simpler era of 20 hours ago. “Everything seemed so much brighter back then before 9 p.m. last night—nothing like the way things are now,” said Moulton, wistfully reflecting on how, back before yesterday evening, things had seemed to make sense and the future appeared to hold endless promise. “America was a different place all those hours ago. Things were safer then, and the economy was strong—it was just a better time. But it’s all gone downhill ever since. We just don’t have the same values anymore.” Moulton then reportedly shook his head and said that while he would love for the country to get back to the good old days of November 8 and earlier, realistically he knew that would never happen.

The Onion, “Man Nostalgic For Simpler Era Of 20 Hours Ago,” 11/9/16

 

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