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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: June, 2021
Jun 30, 2021

A strange, yet evocative summer song written and sung by Dave Moore.  For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jun 24, 2021

Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem of love, night, a ferry ride, and the world remembered performed. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jun 14, 2021

William Blake's mystic lullaby sung with acoustic guitar. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jun 11, 2021

Performing Canadian poet Bliss Carman's reimagined ancient Greek poet Sappho. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jun 9, 2021

I translated and adapted this poem by the ancient Greek poet Sappho to create a song that now also references Rimbaud and his poem "Dawn"  from the French poet's Illuminations.  For more about this and other combination of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Jun 1, 2021

A musical performance of a poem from a poet you wouldn't associate with urban grit: Joyce Kilmer. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

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