Posts Tagged ‘ music ’

Langston Hughes Creates a List of His 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings: Hear 80+ of Them in a Big Playlist | Open Culture

See Langston Hughes’ list, 100 of My Favorite Recordings of Jazz, Blues, Folk Songs, and Jazz-Influenced Performances.

Source: Langston Hughes Creates a List of His 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings: Hear 80+ of Them in a Big Playlist | Open Culture

How Pop Music Broke the Gender Binary

Listening to music is inherently a sensual exchange. Music enters the ear, causes pleasure, and inspires identification in the listener, who is not merely a passive participant in the encounter. The listener joins the singer in the song’s ambiguous and ephemeral space, and is changed by the act of attentive, emotional listening. “The listener’s inner body is illuminated, opened up: a singer doesn’t expose her own throat, she exposes the listener’s interior,” wrote Koestenbaum. “Her voice enters me, makes me a ‘me,’ an interior, by virtue of the fact that I have been entered. The singer, through osmosis, passes through the self’s porous membrane, and discredits the fiction that bodies are separate, boundaried packages.” – Wayne Koestenbaum in The Queen’s Throat, 1993

 

Source: How Pop Music Broke the Gender Binary

Damo Suzuki – Gerald Jenkins / Photographer

Source: Gerald Jenkins / Photographer

Bob Dylan – Murder Most Foul (Official Audio) – YouTube

Andrew Weatherall Presents: Music’s Not For Everyone | NTS

Techno-punk legend Andrew Weatherall plays his favourites past and present; ranging from contemporary indie bands to the pounding 909s of early acid house.

Source: Andrew Weatherall Presents: Music’s Not For Everyone | NTS

Fail We May, Sail We Must – BLDGBLOG

I’ve been listening to old sets by Andrew Weatherall all day, mostly from his long-running show on NTS, Music’s Not For Everyone. Like a million other people, I’m still shocked by news of his death…

Source: Fail We May, Sail We Must – BLDGBLOG

Francesco Balsamo e Luc Ferrari – vengodalmare

devo starmene come una piega del foglio
così è la testa al mattino

ancora rivolta
al muro di ieri

aiutare il cielo a sillabbare l’azzurro
e il bianco

con una parola che sta
tra il berretto e la testa

con un fazzoletto
dobbiamo fare una risposta

devo starmene come un nodo a una parola

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il cielo
curvo
su una candela
adesso ha
l’età di una candela
e la candela ha
un suo odore di diluvio

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così ci siamo acquattati
in un angolo

senza intenzione di fare discorsi
solo la comprensione dell’abbraccio

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abbiamo il mare appena fuori casa
e tutto è lontano e vicino
e siamo e non siamo sicuri,

ma pensa a tutto il mare,
basta trattenere il respiro –

sempre oggi, oggi sempre
terra terra del mai –
qui tutti insieme facciamo una brezza

da Tre bei modi di sfruttare l’aria –
Francesco Balsamo

 

Source: Francesco Balsamo e Luc Ferrari – vengodalmare

A Longhouse Birdhouse: HE WHO LISTENS ~

 

P H A R O A H      S A N D E R S

The New Yorker Nathaniel Friedman

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: HE WHO LISTENS ~

▶︎ charlie mehrhoff’s poetry fitted in   Long Drive by firstimers

from the album ANVILS OF LOVE

Source: ▶︎ Long Drive | firstimers

Knoxville: Summer, 1915, Agee & Barber –The American Scholar: Innocence and Loss

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Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Barber’s magnificent music is based on another magnificence — writer James Agee’s prose poem, Knoxville: Summer, 1915. A must read. – word pond

 

Source: The American Scholar: Innocence and Loss – Sudip Bose