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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: February, 2019
Feb 27, 2019

The Parlando Project sings D. H. Lawrence's mysterious encounter on a snowy landscape. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, go to frankhudson.org

Feb 26, 2019

Afro-American Paul Laurence Dunbar had to succeed in the all-to-conventional 19th century poetry marketplace, but listen to this love poem's metaphor twice. 

Feb 18, 2019

Vachel Lindsay thought of the great President in his own time of national torment. For more about this and other audio pieces combining various words with original music, go to frankhudson.org

Feb 17, 2019

Sara Teasdale wrote some of the saddest love songs I've ever read. This one has a fascinating back-story. To read about and find other combination of various words (mostly poetry) with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Feb 13, 2019

A sonnet that launched a thousand valentines, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's famous Victorian love poem. For more about this and other combination of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Feb 11, 2019

Jean Toomer's striking love poem performed with original music. For more about this and 300 other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

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Feb 7, 2019

Sleep with me 'cause you're going to be a corpse soon! How romantic is that valentine? Andrew Marvell's famous poem starts out satire and ends up sincere. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Feb 6, 2019

Is this the LYL Band's State of the Union speech response? For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, go to frankhudson.org

Feb 4, 2019

A Dave Moore song about belief and truth adopted from a part of the "Nite Owl" and "Before Watchman" comics series. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org 

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