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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: October, 2021
Oct 30, 2021

In this parody, American poet Louis Untermeyer takes a nursery rhyme and uses it to parody De La Mare's famous horror poem
"The Listeners." For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 27, 2021

Dave Moore's chilling ballad about something more frightening than witches performed. Well worth your 8 minutes to hear this!

For more about Dave's song and almost 600 other pieces, visit frankhudson.org

Oct 24, 2021

Continuing our Halloween series: early 20th century Irish poet Seosamh MacCathmhaoil's revision of a trad folk song added, well, a werefox. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 22, 2021

Starting our Halloween Series with this spooky fairy song from Joseph Campbell (Seosamh MacCathmhaoil). For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music go to frankhudson.org

Oct 15, 2021

An odd short Robert Frost poem in which love and connection and then freedom and free thought are presented in opposition and contrast. I perform it in weird-folk Parlando Project style. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 8, 2021

A song I made out of British poet Edward Thomas' tale of an overnight stop during a bicycle tour ride. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Oct 1, 2021

Another elegy, this time from modern American poet Kevin FitzPatrick. Kevin himself recently died, and we here at the Parlando Project want to note his work. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

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