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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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Jul 29, 2019

An early poem by Ezra Pound has something to say about the role and lot of a poet in a culture that expects and yet is largely indifferent to the art. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 26, 2019

An uncommonly mysterious poem with a touch of exoticism by pioneering English Modernist T. E. Hulme. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music in various styles visit frankhudson.org

Jul 24, 2019

Before he was the "Make It New" guy, Ezra Pound wrote this poem and prayer now performed here in an orchestral folk arrangement. For more about this and other combinations of of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 22, 2019

Neglected Imagist founder F. S. Flint's early mystical-social-political ode gets a folk-rock performance. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 20, 2019

E. E. Cummings poem about an approaching summer storm given an unplugged acoustic guitar performance at the edge of Lake Superior's North Shore. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 16, 2019

A prayer written by Max Ochs and performed by the LYL Band that I think speaks to and from the hearts of artists. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org and for more on Max Ochs: maxochs.weebly.com

Jul 8, 2019

William Blake has a meditation on being bothered by a fly from his "Songs of Experience." For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jul 6, 2019

Robert Frost's lyric about the lyric moment set to a driving EDM beat. Our 350th piece in the past 3 years! For more about this and other combinations or various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jul 3, 2019

A song about liberty, freedom, independence, and days. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

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

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

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