Sue Schardt

….creating work to enable people to recognize themselves as part of a larger whole.

Joe’s cardinal friend Lou who’s been visiting for 10 years, says Joe. “The elder cardinal.” bird & man listening to Lonnie Pitchford sing/play “Boogie Chillin’”#listenersview @wmbrfm ...

Jill's materials dance to Reverend Edward W. Clayborn. He was known as the "guitar evangelist." #listenersview learn more about the music > https://bit.ly/listenersview ...

Hello Richard. Wisdom hangs above your messy desk #listenersview "Where Shall I Be When The First Trumpet Sounds?" sung by Reverend Edward W. Clayborn Full playlist @ https://bit.ly/ITMOTO-keen @wmbrfm ...

latest #listenersview came in just now from Michael #bostonleatherdistrict —Belarusian painter Soutine was drawn to painting working people, like this "little pastry chef" (1921) who is serenaded by Mary Osborne playing "I Surrender Dear." @wmbrfm #barnesfoundation ...

Chuck on his bike, after a swim, Walden pond w earbud (one, I hope) streaming him straight into the margin #listenersview 🔥 Pausing to reflect on liberty. A.C. Marias sings “one of our girls (has gone missing). Life doesn’t get any better. @wmbrfm ...

Simultaneity, #listenersview ITM. Tom on the ground, me in a small plane above him on my way to SeaTac. Boston bound. #eloy plays Land of Nobody @wmbrfm ❤️🏄‍♂️ ...

@railroadbridge shares #listenersview of "Funny light reflection triangle in the margin" 🎶 Camaleon Horns #bassoon blow Paul Desmond 🎷 ...

Woodshop rounds this time, rounding out #listenersview @railroadbridge @loungelizards “monster over bankok” 🙌🏼❤️🦚 ...

Another woodshop, another radio streaming Chet Baker "Leaving" in the Margin. #listenersview & “please note old radio” from whence streameth @WMBRfm ❤️ ...

@jillsees sweeps up to Ivo Janssen's Tivoccatajannsenn #listenersview #wmbrdj ...

#listenersview visit to the aquarium, soundtrack ITMOTO w/ David K. Mathews wending into "Yesterday" It a Wolffish. Doesn't he look like he's listening? …in which case, I wonder what the fish's shot would look like. #wmbrfm #teeth ...

Margin a la Radio....glowed by salt lamp, almost full H20, and totemic wisdom of Don Miguel Ruiz. I love #listenersview.
WMBRfm w/ @ranblake / Mary Lou Williams "What's Your Story Morning Glory."
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Another binoc shot. Front porch, sun going down. Bit of gin. #santana abraxas 👂🏼 Clicking sound? #workinprogress Birds are there, and sound of wind on petals. #staywithme #listenersview ...

@john.lurie.art sent by Carol #listenersview whilst listening to Marvin Pontiac's "Pancakes." She & her John heard the Lounge Lizards in Detroit once. "Tight" says Carol. She called me "queen of all ears" and I wonder if that comes with an ear crown. @wmbrfm ...

Summer of emergence, and I’ve just returned from 5 weeks away from the pandemic nest. An excellent and productive get-away.  Good water to swim in, beloved Oakland Adi dropping in, Fanny with me for a 4-day customized retreat, and breaking through to another side of my work. Helen Molesworth’s fantastic new exhibition, Feedback, opened at Jack Shainman/The School in Kinderhook, NY.  Most of the work by L.A. artists, and most of it made during the pandemic. Righteous, jubilant, alive. Taylor has 7 pieces in the show. I wore  a pair of new Converse to the opening and experienced, first-hand, the power of wearing hot kicks. 

On to Philly, and another outstanding meal with Jeff  & Keith (my first dosa!), a peaceful corner room at Pendle Hill. Isgro’s sfogliatelle may have nudged out Utica’s Florentine. Both places opened about 100 years ago!  JJ and Conny  came from L.A. via NYC on a rainy Friday to have burgers and walk around.I met up with my Inside Life co-makers for the first time and laughed when I found out most of them had never met each other either. A true adventure for us all, pouring into a new formation, with the next movement in the making.  

Recent reading/watching/listening (in no particular order), Danzy Senna’s “Caucasia,” Fanny Howe’s “Manimal Woe,” Kurosawa’s “The Village of Watermills,” Rhodri Davies’ horse hair harp playing, lots of organ music, Laurie Anderson’s Norton Lectures, and a book she recommended to a friend – “The Walk”/Robert Walser),  Ben Phelps’ rearranging Mahler’s 5th for melodica (hmmm), and last night listening at home in the dark with Amelia & Dylan after stuffing ourselves full of Vongole…Hiatus Kaiyote, Van Morrison, Debashish Bhattachary, Mdou Moctar.  On and on.

Week 66 of “Pandemnity in the Margin” (pandemic & indemnity/protection) is about to go live as I type these words. This year has brought fantastic music discovery, feeding new & simultaneous configurations for radio and film. And as for soundtracks, the excellent Merlin app identifies birds by their song. Get it into your phone, now.  

Friday Harbor soon. Bari coming up from Oakland to be with us. We’ll be styling around in a UHaul pick up.  Ping me if you’ll be in Boston or want to meet up in Philly. 

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