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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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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 30, 2018

Humorist Don Marquis examined the pretensions a very serious young person of the early 1920s. I added one update and present it for a 21st Century audience.

Nov 27, 2018

Poet and musician Dave Moore expands on Dorothy Parker's famous critique of suicide in this song. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Nov 23, 2018

Robert Frost's stark tale of a racially motivated murder told over piano, bass and drums. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Nov 16, 2018

Emily Dickinson's playful side is displayed in this short audio piece performed with acoustic guitar, bass and electric piano.

Nov 14, 2018

Emily Dickinson's ambiguous song about how we approach the truth performed with original folk-rock music. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Nov 11, 2018

For this Armistice Day, let's hear a performance of Thomas Hardy's mysterious 63 word poem about war and time. For more about this and other combination of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

 

Nov 9, 2018

Eleanor Farjeon's elegy to Edward Thomas after Thomas' death in WWI, here performed with strings, piano, and drums. For more about this and other combinations of various words with orginal music, visit frankhudson.org

Nov 8, 2018

British WWI poet Edward Thomas' nature poem performed here can be read as part of his personal debate about volunteering for the front lines. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Nov 3, 2018

Canadian poet Robert W. Service wrote often of endurance, here's one of his sung by Dave Moore and the LYL Band. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

 

Nov 1, 2018

Carl Sandburg's trenchant political poem awaits its outcome. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

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