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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: October, 2023
Oct 28, 2023

A special Halloween extra episode: 10 songs in 33 minutes featuring ghosts, graveyards, curses, and creatures. 

The Parlando Project combines words (mostly literary poetry) with original music in various styles. Here's a list of the songs in this mix along with their lyrics' authors: A Poison Tree (Blake), The Listeners (De La Mare), All Souls Night (Flexner), Reynardine (Campbell), Unreal City (Eliot), Ghost Blues (Ball), The Little Ghost (Millay), The Shadow on the Stone (Hardy), Ghost House (Frost), Stones (McKiernan)

For more about this Project see frankhudson.org

 

Oct 15, 2023

I extracted this sweet yet regretful poem for music performance by the LYL Band from a longer and more archaic one that Longfellow wrote. 

For more about this and for more than 700 other combinations of various words (usually literary poetry) with original music visit our blog and archives at frankhudson.org

 

 

Oct 8, 2023

The LYL Band's musical performance of a short poem comparing small-town Midwestern wooden churches to an acoustic guitar. 

For more that 700 other combinations of various words (mostly literary poetry) with original music, visit our archives and blog at frankhudson.org

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