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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: August, 2020
Aug 30, 2020

8th century Chinese master poet Li Bai solves the problem of drinking alone, but there may be a catch! For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Aug 20, 2020

American satirist Mark Twain jotted down these skeptical notes about poetic genius around 150 years ago, I perform them today and wonder how much still applies. For more about this and other combinations of various words and and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 18, 2020

In the course of his novel Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain gives us a parody of 19th century memorial verse written by his character Emmeline Grangerford. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 14, 2020

This song from Shakespeare's play Cymbeline asks what in the sum of life that death subtracts do we count. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 11, 2020

A tale of an urban encounter representing our American moment in a time. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 5, 2020

Rainer Maria Rilke's summer "picture poem" has dark undercurrents brought out in this stark performance with just guitar and voice of my own fresh translation from the German. For more about his and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 3, 2020

A musical performance of a monologue about the experience of change in a small town, how change happens after  it happens. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

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