Much has happened the past few months. Velvet Room Closed. Margaret Burroughs passed on. I don’t have words for that stuff.
But soon this blog will re-activate.
I’m coming back to Chicago.
ETA July 1!
I cannot wait. This time I’m staying a while.
In the meantime I was listening to Lester Bowie. And I got infected. This song, makes me think of the way Sun Ra. as a master of all African-American and experimental musical forms, could inhabit the past, present, and future of music all at once.
Maestro Bowie and his ensemble do the same with this super-sublime rendition of The Pretender. Oh, how I love this track.
Sorry about the terrible youtube video. It’s the most legal way I can share the sixteen minutes of gorgeousness that will wash over you once you press play.