I am not a jazz person, I am a blues person, so here you go. Axé.
This evening I did nothing; I could have worked or worked out or washed dishes, or done other useful things, but I was riveted to my chair listening to the radio. First, The Squash Hut. Selected songs by Samuel Scheidt, Heinrich Schütz, Johann Hildebrand, Heinrich Albert, Johann Bach, Andreas Hammerschmidt, Johann Nauwach, Johann Hermann Schein … More Classical music, Königsberg, our ancestor, Gayl Jones, and Sonny Boy Williamson
Music and the Jews, on the BBC. It is in three parts. There are Sephardic songs in it. Then there is this in Turkish Ladino, and much more. Axé.
The Ring of Words, the introduction and the section on Spain. Jarchas, are there good recordings? Cid, Libro de Buen Amor, Romancero, what recordings are there? Songs in Lope; recordings of Góngora and Quevedo Are there recordings of 18th/19th century uses of song in poetry? Rosalía de Castro, décimas de todas las edades García Lorca, … More A course on poetry sung
I started being depressed on November 19, 1991 and may have stopped on April 3, 2019. That makes it less than 28 years. Most people I know have not known me that long. But the cause would have been deciding it was necessary to take Da Whiteman’s ideas seriously and the cure, realizing exactly how … More “Saving my strength for running”
This is his current blog, and I think we should invite him. Axé.
We have not sung in a long time, so let us sing. This is Clifton with the only really good rendition of Jolie Blonde I have ever seen. Axé.
You have to order the version I want from France, it seems. Do you think I could get it in New York? And look, look at this film. Axé.
Text by Rimbaud. Axé.
He was from New Iberia, I believe. Axé.