Leaving early tomorrow for the snowy East and then Westward.
I’m sorry not to have been able to take part in this but there was no way to be in Milan this weekend as I’m leaving for two weeks in the US. Dario was a good friend and a fine poet: I remember him with great affection.
Bill Berkson kindly forwarded me a pdf file of an interview with Anselm Hollo in VORT magazine back in 1972. Barry Alpert, whose magazine it was, was early in on that area. I remember going to meet him across snowy fields outside Bloomington where he lived in a trailer surrounded by what he said was every rock album up to then: I had no reason to doubt. Barry is still extant. I saw him in Washington DC a little over a year ago. He had had a bookshop that was firebombed, the story went.
Buddy’s Guitar (recorded between January 1st and 19th 1958) Buddy Holly The Apartment Tapes
Carry Me Back To Old Manhattan Mabel Mercer The Art of Mabel Mercer
Life As Dewey Redman Cecil Taylor and Elvin Jones Momentum Space
Tight Rope Leon Russell Carney
Cherie Kabisa Wendo Kolosoy The Very Best of Congolese Rumba
Hillbrow Johannes Kerkorrel Eet Kreef
All She Wrote (Solo Version) Bad Meets Evil The Shady Project
Love Is Strange (recorded between January 1st and 19th 1958) Buddy Holly The Apartment Tapes
Direct download: flamant.mp3
The first words of Anselm’s I read, in 1960 before we even met, were “blue flames” — the beginning of a short poem about his baby son Hannes. That Anselm’s ashes will be interred with those of Hannes seems appropriate.
Happy Birthday, Lisa.
Pat Lansdowne (née Duffield), one of our two oldest friends, met 57 years ago, died this morning. She remembered poverty and recognised beauty.
S’Wonderful Dizzy Gillespie ‘Swonderful
Sufferings First Angel Haze Reservation
Good Bait Pee Wee Russell New Groove
Deep Green Sea Michiyo Yagi Seventeen
Lamine Gueye Orchestra Baobab The Teranga Spirit
Direct download: hady.mp3
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
….maybe in the New Year: won’t be here for a while. Meanwhile have a good holiday break. TR
Simple Gifts Peter Pears
In The Bleak Midwinter Michael Martin Murphey Acoustic Christmas Carols
Lady Day & John Coltrane Gil Scott-Heron Ghetto Style
Don’t Take Your Love From Me John Coltrane The Stardust Session
Billie’s Blues Billie Holiday
Amazin’ Man John Bird The Collected Broadcasts of Idi Amin
Adeste Fideles John McCormack
Titoli di Coda Ennio Morricone per Pier-Paulo Pasolini
Direct download: berds.mp3
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