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Charles Luden, Nov 2, 2017

The Sioux Falls Washington Pavilion was moving smooth with the cool sounds of JAS featuring Charles “Chuck” Luden on November 2, 2017. The Thursday night audience was enjoying Chuck’s beat poetry. Join in the festivities of cool jazz on Thursday’s in Leonardo’s at 7:30pm.

Video by Cameraman Bruce

If you are looking for something to do tonight

Charles Luden on KSOO AM 1000, Friday (10/20/17) 4:15

My poet friend Charles Luden will be on Pat’s show. Charles’ poetry is a regular on my blog. It should be an interesting interview. Chuck has lived most of his life in Sioux Falls and has a great historical background of the city. Chuck was a drummer in several bands since the 70’s and has published several poetry books.

Poetry Club w/Charles Luden

Imaginary Diary Entry Thursday  

Some of the old guys here are younger than me.

My shirt is unbuttoned.

I’m hot or nervous.

It’s not the weather.

It’s not you either.

Who are you?

I’m ordering another cup of coffee.

It’ll make my arms feel better.

Charles Luden • 9-14-17 at Dunn Bros Coffee

Poetry Club w/Charles Luden


Had a dream about petunias

then they were cactus blossoms

Finally awoke after three days

inside the imaginary whale

Walked around a city block

greeting each hooded politician

Charles Luden • May 25, 2017

Poetry Club w/Charles Luden

Lawyers and doctors are always practicing their professions.

Do they ever perfect them?
Perhaps it’s like musicians always looking for the cool notes 
hoping to blow them hot 
in the small hours.
Charles Luden
at Dunn Bros Coffee.

Saving the Mural at Black Sheep Coffee

From Charles Luden

First branches were cut down to remove shadows. A series of high resolution images were taken to be spliced together later. Measurements were taken so the camera was always the same exact distance from the wall. Mark, Bill’s father-in-law, initiated the saving process.  (Bill, now deceased bought Black Sheep from Todd.)  Bill’s uncle now owns Black Sheep. Paul Heckel who has an ad agency and more did the camera work. His company is named LIT and is on the north east corner of 10th and Main – across from the Carnegie building where the city council meets. Charles Luden shot these photos during the process. I don’t know when Paul will have the finished image completed, but he we will probably print them out at 100% and have the mural recreated.

Eyob Mergia (who know lives in Las Vegas) based the mural on the painting Jazz Band ( Dirty Style Blues ) 1944 by Jean Dubuffet 1901-1985 France French.

Eyob and I did this mural by my hot tub called ‘Swimming Ladies’

Poetry Club w/Charles Luden

Morning in Progress
I got through another night
without my house exploding
The air remains dense near
the back door
A woman walks past
carrying a cane
A small dog is getting bigger
approaching the front door
I close the shade
then weep
Charles Luden
at Black Sheep

Photo Club w/Charles Luden (Part 4 of 4) Sioux City 1979

Photo Club w/Charles Luden (Part 3 of 4) Sioux City 1979