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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, 2021
Mar 20, 2021

My candle burns at both ends! For World Poetry Day, a performance of two contrasting poems about poetry, art, and passion from a pair of American poets. 

Mar 16, 2021

Edna St. Vincent Millay's wry Irish fairytale of the child of a leprechaun and a friar is today's song.  For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Mar 13, 2021

Three poems from deserves-to-be-better-known Irish poet Joseph Campbell's  Earth of Cualann performed for this spring and St. Patricks Day. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Mar 7, 2021

Shakespeare's spring lyric in praise of music performed with acoustic guitar, bass, and Mellotron. For more about this and other combinations of  various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

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