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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: September, 2021
Sep 28, 2021

Emily Dickinson wrote this ecstatic poem about her experience of another poet (thought to be Elizabeth Barrett Browning.) For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Sep 25, 2021

An angular rock performance of a Kevin FitzPatrick poem about trying to return a pair of workboots. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Sep 22, 2021

Irish poet W. B. Yeats once took exception to too-easy comforting, and I have recast his poem with this performance dedicated to poet Ethna McKiernan. For more about this and other combinations of various words combined with original music visit frankhudson.org

Sep 19, 2021

Two modern guitarists said some interesting things about the electric guitar in a recent interview, so I decided to perform quotes from each of them yesterday. To read the full interview https://www.premierguitar.com/artists/guitarists/squid-band 

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Sep 12, 2021

A short meditation on what stands outside of silent poetry performed with acoustic guitar. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Sep 6, 2021

For our second American Labor Day piece, two labor marching songs performed by a rock band, one using words by Lola Ridge, and the other words by Dave Moore. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Sep 3, 2021

For American Labor Day I adapted the end of Carl Sandburg's hymn to workers "Smoke and Steel" and turned it into this song. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Sep 1, 2021

The LYL Band loudly romp through a Dave Moore song about a resonant note at the core of the world. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

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