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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: January, 2020
Jan 31, 2020

Yeats' harrowing plea for his country still resonates across nations and time. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Jan 27, 2020

Rimbaud's mysterious poem/incantation is given a fresh rhyming translation and performed with a rock band. For more about this and other combination of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jan 25, 2020

Edna St. Vincent Millay's short poetic ghost story. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Jan 22, 2020

Pablo Neruda's opening poem from his first popular collection performed from my new translation English translation. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jan 19, 2020

The 20th love poem in Pablo Neruda's "Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada" (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) performed in my own new English translation. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Jan 15, 2020

English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins' stern meditation on winter and adversity performed with Mellotron accompaniment. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jan 11, 2020

I was translating Dada founder Hugo Ball's 1924 poem when this week's events lead me to transform it into a blues. For more about this and other combinations of various word and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jan 9, 2020

Shakespeare's poem of winter endurance performed. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

Jan 6, 2020

An 1896 poem about the experience of old age experiencing the unsettledness of sense of age performed with folk-rock accompaniment. The dream of life.  For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Jan 1, 2020

Ralph Waldo Emerson's lament for the past performed. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

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