The Dick & the Dame, or Dave Moore goes Pulp Noir

This project spends a lot of time in the first quarter of the 20th century where the public domain diamonds are scattered free for recutting and reuse — but If I was able to expand this, I’d probably skip the Thirties and delve into the 1940-1965 mid-century quarter, the era I personally remember through youthful-eyed … Continue reading The Dick & the Dame, or Dave Moore goes Pulp Noir

The Story of Dave Moore and Love Songs

Don’t worry, we’re only taking a break from our regularly scheduled mix of various words (mostly poetry) with original music to tell the history of the Parlando Project’s alternate voice Dave Moore. So far in our story, he’s gone from poet to pioneering Twin Cities indie band lyricist to full-fledged songwriter to singer-songwriter-keyboardist for a … Continue reading The Story of Dave Moore and Love Songs

The Story of Dave Moore and Politically Pointed Songs

Today we’re going to have our first Parlando Project double-header, two pieces whose words and music were written by Dave Moore back in the 1979-1982 era and both of which appeared on the Lose Your Lunch Band’s only official release, the cassette-only Driving the Porcelain Bus  in 1982 1980*. The LYL Band and Porcelain Bus  … Continue reading The Story of Dave Moore and Politically Pointed Songs

Marianne Moore’s “Poetry” for National Poetry Month

Here’s an old American joke I recall. “No one knows the words to the second verse of the National Anthem.” “Sure they do.” “Oh? What’s the second verse then?” “Play ball!”* We continue our celebration of National Poetry Month while tipping our hat to American Baseball’s Opening Day. Marianne Moore’s poem “Poetry”  seemed fitting, not … Continue reading Marianne Moore’s “Poetry” for National Poetry Month

Synchronicity: Spring 2022 Parlando Top Ten numbers 4-2

Sometime before The Police made it an album title, this project’s alternate voice and keyboard player Dave Moore took to using the term synchronicity to explain some things that going forward cause significant effects where there was no pre-existing reason or even connection. Maybe me seeing Dave read a poem in a church while we … Continue reading Synchronicity: Spring 2022 Parlando Top Ten numbers 4-2