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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: October, 2019
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

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