Sue Schardt

Make space

If you haven’t already heard the news, WMBR is in the thick of The Once a Year, 7 Day Fund Drive. This is one of gifts you can choose when you donate (and I hope you will!) Just what you need to keep spinning your 45’s. Read all about it, and find your way into contributing at wmbr.org. You have until end of day Tues, 11/7. I’m so grateful for you! ❤️ ...

Temps dropping in PNW (where I’m posting from) & where Dave is joining the margin. Bex Burch is taking us out today with…well…what you are listening to now. 🗣️ @wmbrfm #listenersview 🙌🏼 ...

Most of my commuter listeners seem to be riding 128, north of Boston. That’s where Joe is, approaching exit 24 (I think that’s what he wrote), coasting northward with Pink Floyd, “If.” 1970. It’s all very lovely. ❤️ @wmbrfm #listenersview ...

William is one of many who gives props to Telly Savalas who covered Bread today in the margin. Pondering…if…? Telly, that is, with others singing, speaking, kazooing. #listenersview @wmbrfm besides acting, Savalas released 5 albums and placed 21st in the 1992 World Series of Poker. Anyhow. William recommends reading this book. #listenersview @wmbrfm ...

Gracie takes a break from cleaning the studio, moved by a Peter Green riff coming through the speakers, pulled from faraway Fleetwood Mac live @ the Boston Tea Party, 1970. The club was @ 53 Berkeley St in the South End from 1967-1971. Everybody played there. The first broadcast of the legendary WBCN originated in a back room. #listenersview @wmbrfm ...

Paul’s here again, saying his wildflowers are looking fine. I say “Yes!” with Jonah Jones singing to us…”St James Infirmary”. “Give me 6, 6 crapshooting pall bearers & let a chorus girl sing me a song..,put a red hot jazz band at the top of my head so we can raise Hallelujah as we go along…” #listenersview ...

More trees & clouds & sky…always present floating above Paul who goes up & down that ladder to prime shingles or scrape down rows of the clapboards. Then comes the color. Lucille Clifton reads her poem “Lucy”. And thank you all for mourning my maple. #listenersview ...

War Machine listens a lot with me & everybody else via these mysterious airwaves. They write “It may not be what I`m looking at in traffic now, but I`ll be there in 15 minutes: the turn heading into either purchase street, I93 or the airport. Took this for my friend this morning, too nice to not share.”#listenersview Did you know there’s an instrument called a “sympathetic mail violin?” Nicolas Bras is playing it right now in the margin. 🏄 ...

Another Jill shot. She texts “I’m sorry about your maple. And thank you for Miriam Burton. She brought “Rites of Passage”. #listenersview 💃 ...

The moon coming ‘round my maple, once upon a time. #listenersview ...

Today’s story is my neighbor’s old maple tree. Very healthy & happy, reaching into the sky…my day & night companion. He was afraid it’d fall on his house, and a tree service was happy to agree & make money taking it down. SO, beloved listeners far & wide are sending consolation shots. Doug knew this one when she was a full beech, and once it was cut, the artist Fermin Castro made a look out lady. Doug texts “The piece is called We Are Still Listening, and is over near Sullivan Square on Pearl Street. Pity about the maple.” Diane Krall sings “walk on by” #listenersview nersview ...

A boy is learning to build yachts & fix them. His father, John, waits for him to finish his lessons for the day. Texts me “lab fees are expensive.” The mysterious Male Instrumenty with “Non camera, Dziadowski Blues" #listenersview 🌊 steady as she goes, my friends! ❤️ ...

Sydney operates an online bookstore. 🤓 #listenersview 🫨 El Negro Aquilino plays Media Granaina /half grain (on his beautiful flamenco saxophone) My view I will not show, but tell you I am driving around the blistering streets of @philadelphia 💯🥵 dreams of my next swim. And always, of you in the margin. ❤️ ...

True love in the Margin. 🙏🏼 Jake and silver Apples “love fingers” serenade #listenersview @wmbrfm ...

Another from Seattle, and beautiful song from Jolie Holland. Haunted Mountain. #listenersview @wmbrfm ...

Dave & I share ❤️ for @wallofsoundrecords . Best music store I know. Highly curated, really passionate & knowledgeable owners. #listenersview w #maliobomsawen making music with Theophile Panadis 🔥🎻☄️@wmbrfm ...

Joe in the forever Margin walks around the pond w Jane Lancaster singing about her chicken & other things a cappella❤️ #listenersview @wmbrfm ...

“I’m carving a spoon in the margin” sez @dapippin #listenersview ⛵️💨 @wmbrfm And he adds “…with a knife I got from Waldron Island when I lived out in the Salish Sea (Garrison Bay, SJI). Thanks, Sue!” I say Thanks Dave! Magic! Brigid Mae Powers sings about (being) “On the Ground” ...

Stanley Brouwn (1935-2017): Surinamese artist who wanted to be erased. In 1970, the Städtisches Museum in Mönchengladbach, Germany presented Brouwn’s first solo exhibition.  He refused to install any objects, but for this text hung on a wall:

how empty is this space?

all the planets, thus including planet earth,

constantly find themselves in a “shower” of cosmic rays 

in this space, as in every building on earth, it is also 

“raining cosmic rays”

Walking consciously through the invisible cosmic rays

In this space confirms, intensifies

the presence of this space. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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