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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: May, 2021
May 29, 2021

Another short, sharp observation about love and life from the last "Twenties," this one written by Dorothy Parker. For more about this and other combination of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

May 26, 2021

Written by Mary Carolyn Davies, a little-known woman from the early Modernist era of 1915, I perform this short piece with bass and acoustic guitar. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

May 20, 2021

Emily Dickinson's tiny poem about art and artists performed. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

May 14, 2021

English poet Christina Rossetti's mysterious song of May, and May not.  For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

May 11, 2021

I perform my own fresh translation of Rimbaud's prose poem from his Illuminations today. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

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