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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, 2023
Jan 23, 2023

Emily Dickinson's questioning meditation on living in a body performed in a new musical setting.

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

 

Jan 17, 2023

A beguiling song from Yeats' verse play The Land of Heart's Desire performed with acoustic guitar and voice. 

For more about this and over 650 other combinations of various words with original music, visit our archives at frankhudson.org

Jan 14, 2023

This mythological folk song for Martin Luther King Day weaves a tale of a monumental iron statue of Vulcan (the Greek god Hephaestus) erected in Birmingham Alabama, some elements from King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," and the infamous terror bombing of a church in that city.

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