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Saturday, December 19th

sounds of Chicago

Mars Williams presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4 (Night 1) (Mars Williams, tenor saxophone, toy instruments; Josh Berman, cornet; Jim Baker, piano, viola, ARP synthesizer; Krzysztof Pabian, bass; Brian Sandstrom, bass, guitar, trumpet; Steve Hunt, drums; Peter Maunu, violin), live (performance begins at 3:45), Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

 

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Such a moon—
the thief
pauses to sing.

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Tuesday, August 25th

sounds of Chicago

Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly (MR, drums; Greg Ward, alto saxophone; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone; Joshua Abrams, bass), live (performance begins at 13:10), Chicago (Constellation), 8/15/20

 

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago

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Moon in midsky, high
over the village hovels
and wandering on

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Saturday, August 8th

Feeling inert?

Not anymore.

Tomeka Reid Quartet (TR, cello; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jason Roebke, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums), “Old New” (T. Reid), 2019

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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On these southern roads,
on shrine or thatched roof, all the same,
swallows everywhere

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Tuesday, June 23rd

alone

Aruan Ortiz (1973-, piano), live, 6/11/20

 

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lagniappe

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Pure white plum blossoms
slowly begin to turn
the color of dawn

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Monday, June 22nd

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor (K. 457); Micah McLaurin (1994-, piano), live, Philadelphia, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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In seasonal rain
along a nameless river
fear too has no name

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Friday, June 19th

what’s new

Little Dragon, “Rush,” “Where You Belong,” “Forever,” “Every Rain,”  live (home studio), Sweden (Gothenburg), 6/18/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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These lazy spring days
continue—but how far away
those times called Long Ago!

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Tuesday, June 9th

alone

This tiny piece, which calls out to us from the 18th century, I first heard yesterday. Then I listened again. And again.

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Les Tendres Plaintes; Grigory Sokolov (1950-, piano), live, Berlin, 2013

 

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Sweet springtime showers
and no words can express
how sad it all is

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Wednesday, March 25th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Morton Feldman (1927-1986, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Rothko Chapel (1971); Markus Creed (cond.), SWR Vokalensemble (Vocal Ensemble), et al., live, Germany (Cathedral of Speyer, Schwetzinger), 2017

 

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art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), The Red Studio (1911), detail

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Coolness—
the sound of the bell
as it leaves the bell.

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Saturday, October 26th

basement jukebox

Fenton Robinson (1935-1997), “Somebody (Loan Me a Dime)” (F. Robinson), 1967

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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I go,
you stay;
two autumns.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1783 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Wednesday, May 29th

The world today: two guys from Ukraine—DJs/producers—playing a set in Rio de Janiero.

Artbat, live, 2019

 

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Mountain streams flow down
into each other
out of their sounds

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento)

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