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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: May, 2019
May 28, 2019

This anonymous English rhyme from the 17th Century seems surreal, but there's an trick to it. To find out more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

 

May 24, 2019

For U. S, Memorial Day, a poem by Australian poet Kenneth Slessor. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, go to frankhudson.org

May 21, 2019

This song of spring and May by Longfellow is a delicately balanced carpe diem poem. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

May 19, 2019

My revision of Orrick Johns' 1917 poem about a farm wife, but this time with an electric folk-rock band. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

May 18, 2019

A song taken from a 1917 poem by Orrick Johns about a farm wife. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

May 14, 2019

Orrick Johns little-known 1915 poem may have helped inspire the much better-known "Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

May 10, 2019

If life is precious, what do we pay for it? Do you pay with money or falling leaves? For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

May 8, 2019

Kenneth Patchen's 1936 outlook was desperate, and alas he was right. Here's his poem performed bass, drums and guitar for 2019. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

May 5, 2019

Emily Dickinson's spring poem performed to 1967-style music. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

May 1, 2019

For May Day, Carl Sandburg's poem is transformed into a labor hymn. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, go to frankhudson.org

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