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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet

Poetry has been defined as “words that want to break into song.” Musicians who make music seek to “say something”. Parlando will put spoken words (often, but not always, poetry) and music (different kinds, limited only by the abilities of the performing participants) together. The resulting performances will be short, 2 to 10 minutes in length. The podcast will present them un-adorned. How much variety can we find in this combination? Listen to a few episodes and see. Hear the sound and sense convey other people's stories here at Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet At least at first, the two readers will be a pair of Minnesota poets and musicians: Frank Hudson and Dave Moore who have performed as The LYL Band since the late 70s. Influences include: Patti Smith, Jack Kerouac (and many other “beat poets”), Frank Zappa, Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart), William Blake, Alan Moore, The Fugs (Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg), Leo Kottke, Ken Nordine (Word Jazz), Bob Dylan, Steve Reich, and most of the Velvet Underground (Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico).
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Nov 20, 2019

After a young poet died, Carl Sandburg wrote a passionate elegy for her which is here performed with acoustic guitar. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

Nov 17, 2019

Adelaide Crapsey used this short verse form to contemplate her own imminent mortality. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Nov 15, 2019

In the early 20th century the unfortunately named Adelaide Crapsey invented her own poetic form, and this is a musical performance of two of her "cinquains." For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Nov 11, 2019

Walt Whitman's striking comparison of marshal heroism and steadfast love presented with original "punk-orchestral" music. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Nov 8, 2019

Early Modernist promoter Amy Lowell's actual poetry has until recently been overlooked, but here's a bluesy take on her poem of autumn love and loneliness. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org 

Nov 5, 2019

A folk-rock performance of two short poems attributed to Queen Elizabeth I of England, but written while she was imprisoned. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 31, 2019

For Halloween, a Carl Sandburg poem — now with electric guitars! For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

Oct 28, 2019

A meditation on birdsong and our human place in the book of nature performed with drums and piano. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 25, 2019

Christina Rossetti's take on "The Last Rose of Summer" ambiguously addresses the year's last bloom. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 20, 2019

Emily Dickinson's mysterious Fall poem performed with acoustic guitar. For more about this unusual poem and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 17, 2019

As the LYL Band plays, Dave Moore reads a short passage from Ross MacDonald's 1959 detective novel depicting a man reading before a band. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 16, 2019

Emily Dickinson gets meta with established poets musty Fall poems and replaces them with her concise images of the season. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

Oct 14, 2019

Emily Dickinson's "happy Autumn" poem performed with acoustic guitar, piano and Mellotron. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music go to frankhudson.org

Oct 11, 2019

A new translation of Rilke's poem about harvest time, Fall and life-stages performed with acoustic guitar and cello. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 8, 2019

Shakespeare's famous autumnal poem about late life love, or is it? For more about this poem and other combinations of various words performed with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 6, 2019

Gerard Manley Hopkins' short lyric about unity in diversity performed with off-center music. For more about this and other combinations of original music with various words, goto frankhudson.org

Oct 2, 2019

Paul Laurence Dunbar's ode to Autumn. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

Sep 29, 2019

Extraordinarily rich nature imagery is used in this autumn poem performed with a "punk orchestral" musical setting. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Sep 26, 2019

Welsh poet Henry Vaughn wrote this meditation on struggle and suffering in the years following the British Civil War when his country was broken. Might we find any solace in it now performed with a Rock trio? For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Sep 24, 2019

In Mystery Train  Greil Marcus uses Floyd's story to illustrate how rock'n'roll developed from disparate sources. The LYL Band with Dave Moore performs this excerpt. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Sep 18, 2019

Too-often overlooked Modernist poet Mina Loy's 1922 ode to abstract sculpture, now performed with a rock band. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Sep 14, 2019

A mysterious noise might frighten the herd of watermelon grazing in this poem with music: stampede! For more about this and other combinations of various music visit frankhudson.org

Sep 11, 2019

A fresh translation of Mallarmé's ode to an ideal, unheard music performed. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Sep 7, 2019

A request, a command, a begging cry, a lament, a report, a prayer, a need, a meditation, a love song. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Sep 4, 2019

Emily Dickinson in an 1862 letter recounts a version of her life, performed here with piano and guitar. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

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