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SOUNDNEWS VOLUME 82 – WINTER 2017~2018
1977 – 2018: THE NEXT! 41 Years of Music and Recording!
Sparrow Sound Design, Southport Records, News & Commentary

Southport Records continues our celebration of 41 Years!
Scroll Down for Commentary by b.p. sparrow

2 NEW SOUTHPORT CDS and Live Performances:
– Joanie Pallatto & Sparrow – The New CD!  “Float Out to Sea
– George Flynn – The New CD!  “piano alone”
"New Music at the Green Mill"
George Flynn's Birthday Celebration Concert and CD Release Party!
Celebrate at the historic Green Mill on January 21st, 2 - 5 pm

Green Mill Jazz Club
4802 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640  773-878-5552
Sunday, January 21, 2018
2 – 5 pm – $5 Cover
www.greenmilljazz.com

Performers include:
URSA ensemble performing Flynn's "Introduction and Lullaby"
Cory Tiffin and George Flynn perform Flynn’s "Chicago Meditation" (clarinet and piano)
Joanie Pallatto & Sparrow "Flynn-positions" (voice and piano)
plus Jeffrey Kowalkowski, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Kurt Westerberg, Natasha Bogojevich, Frank Abbinanti, Beth Bradfish, Vicki Milewski and more tba!

George Flynn (b. 1937) New Music Composer and Pianist
Flynn has composed over 150 works in all media, and has recorded for Turnabout, ATCO, Finnadar, Titanic, Wounded Bird and Southport labels. LP recordings include his own music as well as works by John Cage, Charles Ives, Olivier Messiaen and Jan Akkerman (a member of the Dutch group Focus), and CD recordings include many works of his own. Many of Flynn's works reflect extra-musical interests, including images of this country and the Vietnam experience. His chamber duos consider human relationships, and several piano solos seek to extend the limits of gestural, technical and poetic elements.

The Boston Globe called Flynn's 2011 Tanglewood performance of his "Pieces of Night" "a furiously virtuosic, brilliantly chiseled 50-minute monument to Vietnam-era insomnia, turbulence both historic and timely."

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"Trio Composition" – Pallatto/Onderdonk/Sparrow
Three veteran musicians-composers paint a musical canvas from Chicago for Chicago. Vocalist Joanie Pallatto, guitarist Dave Onderdonk and pianist Bradley Parker-Sparrow will perform a mixture of jazz, classical, Latin and world forms.

Lakeview Chamber Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
Monday, February 5, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30PM - Networking Reception & Happy Hour
6:30PM - Dinner & Presentation

The Spanish Square
1358 W Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657
http://www.thespanishsquare.com/

Ticket includes a networking happy hour with open bar followed by a fabulous Spanish tapas meal. Plus experience creative live music from Southport Records and Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio, which was founded in 1977 and moved to the Southport Corridor in 1983.

Details on Fees/Admission:
http://www.lakeviewchamber.com/events/details/lakeview-chamber-annual-meeting-awards-dinner-11456

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Joanie Pallatto and Sparrow will perform at The Heartland Cafe!
Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 4 - 7 pm

THIRD ANNUAL CARRY ONWARD BENEFIT – SUPPORT OUR SHOW!
FEBRUARY 11, 2018 4 – 7 pm

Heartland Cafe
7000 N Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
https://www.livefromtheheartland.com

Live From the Heartland show is hosted by Thom Clark, Katy Hogan, and Michael James, who produce the show with Lynn Orman-Weiss. Every  Saturday morning from 9 – 10 am on 88.7 fm • wluw.org

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Commentary by b. p. sparrow:

Progression, Regression and New Forms of Pollution

Albert Einstein wrote:
"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
quote lifted from writer Kathryn Shattuck, The New York Times

Sparrow wrote:
"The distinction between progression, regression and pollution is slow contamination."

Lost in the deep ancient archives of Capitol Records in LA, the record like looking
California version of our Chicago Marina Towers was a single record.  On the record it said "Frank Sinatra Live."  It was the only existing copy of some long lost live session featuring Frank Sinatra.   No tapes were ever found.  But the hard black copy was like a new flower sealed in time and by the way also a very fine live recording.  Ancient technology progression.

Remember before the flat screen computer monitor.  The large and bulky computer monitor for Windows 3.1?  This device would last for 7-10 years.  Today's ultra light mass produced LCD's have a working life of 2 or 3 years if you are lucky.  New technology regresssion and pollution.

The wall mounted tooth brush holder for the original design of the classic Walgreens toothbrush.  Today, the fat swollen handle in 37 colors toothbrush that will not fit into the mounted tile insert bathroom holder.  Do you tear out your old holder from the tile wall?  Do you go back to placing the "drying toothbrush" in a plastic Budwiser beer cup full of rather nasty germs?  New technology regresssion and pollution.

Alas as we progress we regress.  The new electric car with no CD player?  The lovers of new black vinyl because it is and sounds cool.  Black vinyl is an Oil based product that comes in 50 gallon tubes and looks like rabbit turds.  When it is heated it gives out very bad Rocket man like fumes, now... that is cool?

Bank on line?  Security breach releases millions of social security and bank account numbers.  No personal financial security.  What about all the online songs and computer programs?  Will all online song down loads be infected one day with a virus by some party that just hates music?  Will the cloud hold your songs hostage?

At one time Microsoft Word was purchased one time for each computer.  Today you lease it each year for eternity?

Fresh Opal apples sprayed with chemicals so that they "look good", what chemical, polyurethane?  I'd rather have an organic apple with a worm and no spray paint on it, at least you spit the worm out!  Progress?

Since the invention of texting (personal western union telegram) no one has made a meeting on time.  They text stuff like, stuck in traffic or what time did we say, or almost there, or I drank too much and can't move.

Before Google it (for information like what is the name of our President) we used the part of the brain called memory (located just off the right spinal cord).  We would "think."  Advance regression.

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Southport Records celebrates the documentation of recording Chicago artists for the past forty-one years!
Sparrow Sound Design (1977 - 2018)

See and hear Joanie & Sparrow on YouTube!
www.youtube.com/JoaniePallatto

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www.chicagosound.com
773-281-8510