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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: December, 2021
Dec 31, 2021

I perform my fresh translation of the first part of one of Arthur Rimbaud's earliest poems, one which marks the cold and dim arrival of a new year.  For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 24, 2021

This rude Edwardian ditty critiques holiday charity. For more about this, more polite and impolite songs, and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 21, 2021

A poetry performance written for this solstice and in memoriam to two poets/friends whose voices I miss. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Dec 14, 2021

This short and gothic Emily Dickinson poem is full of surprising details. For more about that and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

Dec 2, 2021

Instead of our usual Poetry's Greatest Hits selection, a short poem of mine performed with chiming electric guitars, drums and cello. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

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