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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: March, 2020
Mar 28, 2020

Keats song of almost and not interrogates art and beauty. His poem speaks of "unheard music," but in my performance I eventually allow music to intrude. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Mar 21, 2020

For this World Poetry Day, Emily Dickinson practices social distancing and shelters in place. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Mar 18, 2020

Guest reader Heidi Randen performs Frances Cornford's haunting ghost story with eerie music. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Mar 8, 2020

A performance of another unusual short lyric from British poet Frances Cornford today. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Mar 6, 2020

Dave Moore's song of the starling performed by the LYL Band. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music flock to frankhudson.org

Mar 4, 2020

Frances Cornford's catchy lyric is much remembered and much dissed. Here it is performed along with G. K. Chesterton's retort. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

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