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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: March, 2022
Mar 31, 2022

The Parlando Project kicks off it's celebration of #NationalPoetryMonth with a re-release of its first public piece: our performance of a Carl Sandburg poem recorded the day after David Bowie died in 2016. More about the Parlando Project at frankhudson.org

Mar 29, 2022

Dave Moore's magnificent poetic satire performed by the author. For more about this and other combinations of various words combined with original music go to frankhudson.org

Mar 25, 2022

Our memorial celebration of poet Kevin FitzPatrick continues with this farm-funk story performance, about spring, sheep, coyotes, and an electric fence. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org

Mar 21, 2022

Welcoming spring with another LYL Band performance in our series celebrating poet Kevin FitzPatrick. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org

Mar 16, 2022

Kevin FitzPatrick's poem about how he came to reassess Seamus Heaney's poem performed. For more about this, and other combinations of various words and original music, go to frankhudson.org

Mar 8, 2022

For International Women's Day, I perform a poem by an international woman: Lola Ridge. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music, visit frankhudson.org

Mar 6, 2022

Rock music combines with spoken word as I present sections of two poems, one by a Russian and the other by a Ukrainian. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music go to frankhudson.org

Mar 2, 2022

I perform my own sonnet about winter giving way to spring. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, go to frankhudson.org

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