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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: November, 2022
Nov 26, 2022

Jean Toomer's nocturne, one with bees in it, is oddly beautiful. Thinking about it, it seems to be about alienation from the worth of one's labor, but one doesn't have to think all the time while hearing it either. 

For more than 650 other combinations of various words, mostly poetry, with original music, visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org

Nov 24, 2022

Here's a story about looking at a photo taken in St. Paul Minnesota on Thanksgiving Eve 1949. I'll post the picture it talks about at our website frankhudson.org later tonight. The same location has 650 other combinations of various words (mostly poetry) combined with original music.

Nov 20, 2022

A musical performance of a poem telling my theory of what ghosts are. For more about this and over 600 other combinations of various words (mostly poetry) with original music visit our archives at frankhudson.org

Nov 10, 2022

American Poet Robert Frost wrote this poem in 1916 about what we'd likely call Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)

In his poem Frost engaged in a conversation with his SAD-ness and interestingly gives it credit for knowledge and appreciation for a spare beauty. I've turned Frost's poem into a song with acoustic guitar accompaniment. This is what the Parlando Project does: combines various words (mostly poetry) with original music (various kinds). We have almost 650 of such things available at our archive at frankhudson.org

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