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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, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Walter De La Mare mysterious poem depicts an ambiguous incident as we continue our music meets words celebration of Halloween with a folk-rock song. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 29, 2020

Another Halloween song with a mysterious spell in it, this time with words by A. E. Housman. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 26, 2020

Our Halloween celebration begins with this performance of a haunting song for a wintery autumn holiday. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

Oct 24, 2020

This poem of Kenneth Slessor is one of the most remarkable poems I think I've come upon in this project. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 20, 2020

Wallace Stevens' poem about why we create it sounds definitive, but it has strange elements I bring out in this presentation. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 15, 2020

Lola Ridge was both an early Modernist poet and a committed social activist. I perform her mysterious poem here on acoustic guitar with a string quartet. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 10, 2020

An observation in our plague year at an outdoor café about nature and mortality is performed. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 7, 2020

Published in the last year of his life, this valedictory Edgar Allan Poe poem speaks of the insubstantial nature of human achievement. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music go to frankhudson.org

Oct 2, 2020

William Butler Yeats lovely spell cast in troubled times. And since in 2020 many of us would say it with him, here's my performance of it. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

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