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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: June, 2019
Jun 30, 2019

A summer love poem with an almost hallucinatory image at its center written by Amy Levy. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Jun 28, 2019

Kenneth Patchen's rhapsodic love poem performed by Dave Moore and the LYL Band. For more about this and other combinations of various words with various original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jun 24, 2019

Carl Sandburg's short poem about a Chicago summer night a century ago is mixed with reflections from later nights in this performance with original music. For more about this and other combinations of various word and music, visit frankhudson.org

Jun 21, 2019

a fairy song from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed with original music. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jun 13, 2019

Henry David Thoreau's journal meditation on returning June and summer set to folk-rock music. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jun 7, 2019

Claude McKay's love poem with original music

Jun 4, 2019

Thomas Wentworth Higginson is largely responsible for the the emergence of Emily Dickinson, but did you know he wrote poetry too? For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

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