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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, 2021
Aug 27, 2021

Songs and poems often sing about poets who died young. This isn't one of those. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 25, 2021

Performance of another sonnet in my sequence telling the story of a daughter caring for her mother with Alzheimer's. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 20, 2021

A performance of another sonnet in our series about dealing with a family member with Alzheimer's. For more about his and other combinations of various words with original music go to frankhudson.org

Aug 17, 2021

Victorian poetry's secret? Algernon Charles Swinburne was considered pretty hot stuff back then. Let's do our best to reheat the leftovers. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 11, 2021

Here's a song whose lyrics I adapted from Rabindranath Tagore. What do you think are the silent steps of the title? For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Aug 6, 2021

A poem about grief performed with a rock band. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Aug 3, 2021

A poem about August written by Emily Dickinson's childhood classmate is performed with acoustic guitar and bass. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

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