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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: January, 2022
Jan 28, 2022

Kicking off Black History Month early: an encomium to a great American artist's Jazz recording. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jan 24, 2022

A beautiful and harrowing poem by Ethna McKiernan performed with my music, completing our series of musical presentations of her work this winter. The previous 3 episodes here will show other aspects of why I encourage you to read more of McKiernan, perhaps in her final collection, which can be found at this link: https://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=543&a=74  For more about this and other various combinations of words, mostly poetry with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jan 20, 2022

Poet McKiernan spent her last years helping the homeless, dedicating her final collection to them. Here's my performance of one poem of hers about that experience that was included in that collection, "Light Rolling Slowly Backwards," which is available from Salmon Poetry press https://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=543&a=74

Jan 14, 2022

Here's a moving song adapted from a poem in Irish-American poet Ethna McKiernan's "Light Moving Backwards collection. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Jan 12, 2022

Ethna McKiernan's arch poem may make you smile. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org.

More Ethna McKiernan? https://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=543&a=74

Jan 7, 2022

American poet Elinor Wylie's gorgeous lyric about walking with someone in winter snow performed in this new song setting. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music visit frankhudson.org

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