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ERIC CLAPTON Live at Budokan, Tokyo, 2001

Eric Patrick Clapton (IPA: [ˈɛɹɪk ˈpætɹɪk ˈklæptən]; Ripley, 30 marzo 1945) è un cantautore, chitarrista e compositore britannico.

Soprannominato «Slowhand» («Mano lenta») e «God» («Dio»), definito da Chuck Berry «The Man of the Blues» («l’uomo del blues»), Clapton è annoverato fra i chitarristi
blues e rock più famosi e influenti.

Nell’arco della sua lunga carriera, ha collaborato con altri artisti acclamati e ha militato in numerosi gruppi (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream,
Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie, Derek and the Dominos) prima di affermarsi come solista, sperimentando nel corso degli anni svariati stili musicali, dal blues di matrice
tradizionale al rock psichedelico, dal reggae al pop rock.

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential
guitarists of all time.[1] Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”[2] and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50
Guitarists of All Time”.[3] He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009 [4]

In the mid-1960s, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed the power trio Cream
with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop”.[5] Furthermore, he
formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. For most of the 1970s, Clapton’s output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale
and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” helped reggae reach a mass market.[6] Two of his most popular recordings were “Layla”,
recorded with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads”, recorded with Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton’s grief was expressed
in the song “Tears in Heaven”, which featured in his Unplugged album.

Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004, he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for
services to music.[7][8][9] In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering
substance abusers.





Sentivo il tuo respiro nel buio,
ascoltavo il battito del tuo cuore,
poi…più niente!
Sogni infranti
Come onde su scogli spigolosi.
Con la fantasia
Seguivo voli di gabbiani,
sentivo l’odore del vento
per cercarti,
per catturare
le tue ali
ed anch’io volare.
Reale, irreale…
Ho solo sognato
È stato solo un attimo di cielo
Non so se tornerà
Ma lo attenderò ancora.

26.04.01 Poetyca


I felt your breath in the dark
listening to your heartbeat,
then … nothing!
Broken dreams
Like waves on sharp rocks.
With imagination
Followed flights of gulls,
I could smell the wind
to seek,
to capture
your wings
and I fly.
Real, unreal …
I have only dreamed
It was only a moment of heaven
I do not know if it returns
But I will wait again.

26/04/2001 Poetyca

Tu ed io

Tu ed io

Tu ed io
Io la speranza
tu la forza
la forza del sorriso
andiamo insieme
ti porto nel mio cuore
sei il mio tesoro
non lontana
ma nel tuo cuore
tu senti la mia magia
la mia vibrazione
il mio mistero
tu mi conosci
tu sei come me
tu sei Luce.


You and I

You and I
I hope
you force
the power of smile
go together
I’ll take you in my heart
are my treasure
not far
but in your heart
you feel my magic
my vibration
my secret
You know me
you are like me
You are the Light.

28.10.2001 Poetyca

Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs è un gruppo musicale post-punk inglese degli anni ottanta
con Richard Butler come frontman ed autore principale, riformatosi nel 2000


The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in 1977. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs are one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk scene. Their music went through several phases, from an initially austere art rock sound, later touching on new wave and hard rock.

They scored several hits in their early career, but were launched to international attention in 1986 when the film director John Hughes used their song “Pretty in Pink” for his movie of the same name. A newly recorded version of the song became the Psychedlic Furs’ biggest hit to that time. “Heartbreak Beat”, from their 1987 album Midnight to Midnight, was the Furs’ biggest Top 40 entry in the US.

The Psychedelic Furs went on hiatus in 1991, and the Butler brothers formed a new band called Love Spit Love. The Psychedelic Furs later regrouped in 2001 and continue to perform around the world.


Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Norman Cohen (Montréal, 21 settembre 1934) è un cantautore, poeta, scrittore e compositore canadese. È uno dei cantautori più celebri, influenti e apprezzati della storia della musica.

Nelle sue opere esplora temi come la religione, l’isolamento e la sessualità, ripiegando spesso sull’individuo. Vincitore di numerosi premi e onorificenze, è inserito nellaRock and Roll Hall of Fame, nella Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame e nella Canadian Music Hall of Fame. È inoltre insignito del titolo di Compagno dell’Ordine del Canada, la più alta onorificenza concessa dal Canada. Nel 2011, ricevette il Premio Principe delle Asturie per la letteratura.


Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, painter, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received aPrincess of Asturias Awards for literature.

The critic Bruce Eder assessed Cohen’s overall career in popular music by asserting that “[he is] one of the most fascinating and enigmatic … singer/songwriters of the late ’60s … [and] has retained an audience across four decades of music-making…. Second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps Paul Simon) [in terms of influence], he commands the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the 1960s who is still working at the outset of the 21st century.”

One of his notable novels, Beautiful Losers (1966) received attention from the Canadian press and was considered controversial because of a number of sexually graphic passages.[4] The Academy of American Poets has commented more broadly on Cohen’s overall career in the arts, including his work as a poet, novelist, and songwriter, stating that “Cohen’s successful blending of poetry, fiction, and music is made most clear in Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs, published in 1993, which gathered more than 200 of Cohen’s poems … several novel excerpts, and almost 60 song lyrics… While it may seem to some that Leonard Cohen departed from the literary in pursuit of the musical, his fans continue to embrace him as a Renaissance man who straddles the elusive artistic borderlines.”

Cohen’s first album was Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967) followed by Songs from a Room (1969) (featuring the often-recorded “Bird on the Wire”) and Songs of Love and Hate (1971). His 1977 record Death of a Ladies’ Man was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, which was a move away from Cohen’s previous minimalist sound. In 1979 Cohen returned with the more traditional Recent Songs, which blended his acoustic style with jazz and Oriental and Mediterranean influences. “Hallelujah” was first released on Cohen’s studio album Various Positions in 1984. I’m Your Man in 1988 marked Cohen’s turn to synthesized productions and remains his most popular album. In 1992 Cohen released its follow-up, The Future, which had dark lyrics and references to political and social unrest. Cohen returned to music in 2001 with the release ofTen New Songs, which was a major hit in Canada and Europe. In 2006 Cohen produced and co-wrote Blue Alert, a collaboration with jazz chanteuse Anjani Thomas. After the success of his 2008–13 world tours, Cohen released the highest charting album in his entire career, Old Ideas, to positive reviews. On 22 September 2014, one day after his 80th birthday, Cohen released his 13th studio album, Popular Problems, again to positive reviews.




Ci sono persone che vivono in penombra
Tenendo raccolti in un angolo:

Altre nascondono dietro un sorriso
Le paure e le fatiche.

Chi invece ha perso le speranze,
crede che la vita non abbia valore.
Non vuole più lottare.

Quanto coraggio ci vorrebbe
Per uscire fuori?
Nessuno è solo,
siamo tutti viaggiatori
di questa vita,
tutti alla ricerca di “qualcosa”.
Se seguiamo gli stessi ideali,
la stessa rotta:
nel mare lasceremo una scia.
Ognuno ha un cammino,
ognuno è speciale…
per i suoi pensieri,
il suo dolore,
il suo viaggiare.
Anche tu hai qualcosa da dare.

Comincia il tuo cammino,
avrai come punto di riferimento
il cielo…
il cuore è la stella polare.
Se qualcuno annega
O ha paura.
Non l’abbandonare
Al suo dolore.

Lanciagli un po’ del tuo amore
Come fosse una scialuppa.
Quante tempeste,
quanta solitudine.
La salsedine brucia
Ma rende forti
Come lupi di mare.
Quando approderemo all’isola meravigliosa
Del nostro cuore,
lasceremo un segno
del nostro passaggio
amando gli altri
ed insegnando amore.
Se questo avremo imparato…
Avrà senso il nostro vagare.

12.05.2001 Poetyca


There are people who live in darkness
Taking gathered in a corner:
dreams, desires, thoughts.

Others hide behind a smile
The fears and hardships.

Those who have lost hope,
believes that life has no value.
No longer wants to fight.

How much courage it would take
To leave out?
No one is alone,
We are all travelers
of this life,
all looking for “something”.
If we follow the same ideals,
the same route:
love, life, solidarity
into the sea leaving a trail.
Everyone has a journey,
everyone is special …
for his thoughts,
her pain,
its travel.
You also have something to give.

Begin your journey
you as a reference point
the sky …
the heart is the North Star.
If someone drowns
Or afraid.
Not abandon
His pain.

Lanciagli a bit ‘of your love
Like a boat.
How many storms,
how much solitude.
Salt water burns
But it makes strong
Like wolves of the sea.
When they land, beautiful island
Of our hearts,
leave a mark
of our passage
loving others
teaching and love.
If we learn this …
Will wander our way.

12.05.2001 Poetyca

Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series (Complete) (Live)

Bob Dylan, nato con il nome di Robert Allen Zimmerman (Duluth, 24 maggio 1941), è un cantautore e compositore statunitense.

Distintosi anche come scrittore, poeta, attore, pittore, scultore e conduttore radiofonico, è una delle più importanti figure degli ultimi cinquant’anni nel campo musicale, in quello della cultura popolare e della letteratura a livello mondiale.[2][3][4]

La maggior parte delle sue canzoni più conosciute risale agli anni sessanta, quando l’artista si è posto come figura chiave del movimento di protesta americano. Canzoni come Blowin’ in the Wind e The Times They Are A-Changin’[5] sono diventate gli inni dei movimenti pacifisti e per i diritti civili.

I testi delle sue prime canzoni affrontano temi politici, sociali e filosofici e risentono di influenze letterarie, sfidando le convenzioni della musica pop e appellandosi allacontrocultura del tempo.

Nel corso degli anni Dylan ha ampliato e personalizzato il suo stile musicale arrivando a toccare molti generi diversi come country, blues, gospel, rock and roll, rockabilly,jazz e swing, ma anche musica popolare inglese, scozzese ed irlandese[6][7].

Oltre ad aver di fatto inventato (o re-inventato) la figura del cantautore contemporaneo[8][9], a Dylan si devono, tra le altre cose, l’ideazione del folk-rock (in particolare con l’album Bringing It All Back Home, del 1965)[10], il primo singolo di successo ad avere una durata non commerciale (gli oltre 6 minuti della celeberrima Like a Rolling Stone, del 1965)[11] e il primo album doppio della storia del rock (Blonde on Blonde, del 1966)[12]. Il video promozionale del brano Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965) è considerato da alcuni il primo videoclip in assoluto[13][14].

Tra i molti riconoscimenti che gli sono stati conferiti vanno menzionati almeno il Grammy Award alla carriera nel 1991[15], il Polar Music Prize (ritenuto da alcuni equivalente del premio Nobel in campo musicale[16]) nel 2000[17], il Premio Oscar nel 2001 (per la canzone Things Have Changed, dalla colonna sonora del film Wonder Boys, per la quale si è aggiudicato anche il Golden Globe)[18], il Premio Pulitzer nel 2008[19], la National Medal of Arts nel 2009[20] e la Presidential Medal of Freedom nel2012[21].

La rivista Rolling Stone lo inserisce al secondo posto nella lista dei 100 miglior artisti[22] e al settimo in quella dei 100 migliori cantanti[23].



Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the American folk music revival, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” altered the range of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

Dylan’s lyrics have incorporated various political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoningcounterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard, and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is considered his songwriting.

Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time; he has received numerous awards including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.


Antony & The Johnsons

Gli Antony and the Johnsons sono un gruppo musicale di New York.
Nato in Inghilterra, a Chichester, West Sussex nel 1971, Antony Hegarty si trasferì ad Amsterdam nel 1977 per 18 mesi prima di sistemarsi a San José
(California) nel 1981. Negli Stati Uniti frequenta una scuola cattolica dove fa parte del coro. Al suo 11º compleanno gli viene regalata una tastiera Casio e si cimenta con le canzoni dei Soft Cell, Kate Bush e Yazoo. Da adolescente fu influenzato dal synth pop britannico, in particolare da cantanti come Marc Almond e Boy George. Attratto dal palcoscenico, frequenta la School for the Performing Arts di San José e l’Università della California a Santa Cruz. All’età di 18 anni mette in scena le prime performance, ispirate a John Waters e all’icona-guru Divine. Attratto dal mondo newyorchese degli anni ottanta, ispirato anche da personaggi come Joey Arias che cantava A Hard Day’s Night vestito da Billie Holiday, si trasferisce nella grande mela. Il “Mondo di New York” risulta essere più consono alla sua sensibilità artistica e alla sua ricerca espressiva incentrata sul tema dell’identità.

Nel 1990 Antony entra nella dimensione che più sente appartenergli, impersonando una drag queen ed esibendosi al Pyramid Club in guêpière, testa rasata e sigaretta fra le dita. Antony (con gli altri componenti del gruppo, i Blacklips) scrive scenari, canzoni, arrangiamenti ed entra in scena in tarda notte come Fiona Blue, drag queen e archetipo androgino ispirato da Klaus Nomi, Leigh Bowery e Diamanda Galas. Nello stesso periodo Antony si laurea in Teatro Sperimentale.

Nel 1995 Antony decide di dedicarsi completamente alla musica, dai Blacklips appena sciolti chiama il batterista Todd Cohen, che insieme a Joan Wasser e Maxim Moston ai violini, Jeff Langston al basso elettrico, Jason Hart al piano e Michele Schifferle ospite al violoncello, formano l’orchestra artefice dei raffinati arrangiamenti delle sue composizioni. Nascono così Antony and the Johnsons, nome ispirato a Marsha P. Johnson, il travestito newyorchese che nel 1970 fondò la casa di accoglienza per travestiti STAR, la cui tragica fine nel fiume Hudson sarà evocata in River Of Sorrow.

Antony and the Johnsons is a music group presenting the work of Antony Hegarty and her collaborators.

British experimental musician David Tibet of Current 93 heard a demo and offered to release Antony’s music through his Durtro label. Antony started the band, its name inspired by the transgender rights activist Marsha P. Johnson.[3] The debut album, Antony and the Johnsons, was released in 1998. In 2001, Hegarty released a short follow-up EP, I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy, which, in addition to the title track, included a cover of “Mysteries of Love”, a David Lynch/Angelo Badalamenti song and “Soft Black Stars”, a Current 93 cover.

Producer Hal Willner heard the EP and played it to Lou Reed, who immediately recruited Hegarty for his project The Raven. Now gaining more attention, Hegarty signed to US-based record label Secretly Canadian, and released another EP, The Lake, with Lou Reed guest-performing on one of the tracks. Secretly Canadian also re-released Hegarty’s debut album in the United States to wider distribution in 2004.

Antony’s second full-length album, 2005’s I Am a Bird Now, was greeted with positive reviews and significantly more mainstream attention. The album featured guest appearances by Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, Boy George and Devendra Banhart, and circled themes of duality and transformation. I Am a Bird Now featured arrangements by Maxim Moston and Julia Kent and was mixed by Doug Henderson. In September 2005 Antony and the Johnsons were awarded the Mercury Prize or the best UK album of 2005. Rival Mercury nominees, and favorites for the prize, the Kaiser Chiefs suggested that Antony got in on a technicality; despite the fact she was born in the United Kingdom she spent much of her time in the US – although they later apologized for the suggestion that she wasn’t a deserving winner.


I Radiohead sono un gruppo musicale rock inglese proveniente dall’Oxfordshire e formatosi nel 1985. Fino al 1992, quando cambiarono nome, erano noti come On a Friday. Hanno venduto più di 30 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo.

La band è formata da Thom Yorke (voce, chitarra, pianoforte), Jonny Greenwood (chitarra solista, tastiere), Ed O’Brien (chitarra, voce di supporto), Colin Greenwood (basso elettrico, sintetizzatori) e Philip Selway (percussioni).

I Radiohead pubblicarono il loro primo singolo, Creep, nel 1992. La canzone fu inizialmente un insuccesso, ma dopo la pubblicazione dell’album di debutto Pablo Honey, il singolo ebbe un inaspettato successo mondiale. L’album, seppur ben accolto negli Stati Uniti, passò quasi inosservato in Inghilterra. Il successo in patria arrivò solo con il secondo album, The Bends (1995), che fece guadagnare al gruppo numerosi fan. La loro reputazione crebbe ancor di più con l’uscita del terzo album; caratterizzato da un suono più esteso e dal tema ricorrente dell’alienazione moderna, OK Computer (1997) è riconosciuto da diversi critici come una pietra miliare della musica rock degli anni novanta.
Con i loro successivi album Kid A (2000) e Amnesiac (2001), la popolarità dei Radiohead arrivò ai massimi livelli. Con questi dischi la band conobbe un’ulteriore evoluzione del proprio stile musicale, fortemente influenzato dalla musica classica contemporanea, dal free jazz e dall’elettronica. Il loro sesto album, Hail to the Thief (2003), caratterizzato da testi maggiormente rivolti all’attualità, è sembrato mescolare influenze da tutta la carriera della band.

I Radiohead, dopo quattro anni di assenza dalle scene, nel 2007, completarono le registrazioni del loro settimo album, intitolato In Rainbows, disponibile per il download digitale a partire dal 10 ottobre 2007.

Nel 2011 il gruppo ha pubblicato il suo ottavo album in studio, The King of Limbs, scaricabile anch’esso dal sito della band a partire dal 18 febbraio 2011.

La rivista statunitense Rolling Stone ha incluso cinque album dei Radiohead nella sua lista dei 500 migliori album: Kid A alla posizione 67, The Bends alla 111,OK Computer alla 162,[14] Amnesiac alla 320 e In Rainbows alla 336.[16] La stessa rivista ha inoltre inserito i Radiohead alla posizione numero 73 nella propria lista dei 100 migliori artisti. Gli stessi cinque album sono inseriti nel libro 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.


Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals).

Radiohead released their debut single “Creep” in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of the band’s debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead’s third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to international fame; featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer is often acclaimed as one of the landmark records of the 1990s and one of the best albums of all time.

Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked a dramatic evolution in Radiohead’s musical style, as they incorporated experimental electronic music, krautrock and jazz influences. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of piano and guitar rock, electronics, and lyrics inspired by war, was the band’s final album for their record label, EMI. Radiohead self-released their seventh album In Rainbows (2007) as a digital download for which customers could set their own price, to critical and chart success. Their eighth album, The King of Limbs (2011), was an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures, and was also self-released.

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.[7] Their work places highly in both listener polls and critics’ lists of the best music of the 1990s and 2000s.[8][9] In 2005, they were ranked 73rd in Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Artists of All Time”; Jonny Greenwood (48th[10]) and O’Brien were both included in Rolling Stone‍ ’​s list of greatest guitarists, and Yorke (66th[11]) in their list of greatest singers. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second best artist of the 2000s.


Senso e pensiero

Senso e Pensiero






Parole, gesti e pensiero.

Ricerca di quiete

Di dolce sentiero,

di sensazioni sopite:




senso più vero

di vita profonda e d’amore.

21.09.2001 Poetyca

Sense and Thought






Words, gestures and thoughts.

Seeking peace

Sweet trail

dormant feelings of:




truest sense

life and deep love.

21.09.2001 Poetyca

Soft Cell

Soft Cell è un duo britannico di musica elettronica dei primi anni ottanta che riscosse un buon successo di pubblico e di critica, composto da: Marc Almond (voce) e David Ball (sintetizzatore) e riformatosi poi nel 2003.

Le loro canzoni, di orientamento musicale synth-pop, oltre che raccontare storie d’amore, si focalizzano spesso su tematiche controverse quali il sesso estremo, il travestitismo, l’uso di droghe e persino l’omicidio.


Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. The duo are principally known for their 1981 hit version of “Tainted Love” (#8 US) and 1981 debut album entitled Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.

In the United Kingdom, they had ten Top 40 hits including “Tainted Love” (#1 UK), “Torch” (#2 UK), “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” (#3 UK), “What!” (#3 UK), and “Bedsitter” (#4 UK), and also had four Top 20 albums between 1981 and 1984. In 1984, the duo split but reformed from 2001 to 2004 to tour and record new material, releasing their fifth studio album, Cruelty Without Beauty in 2002.

Soft Cell’s songs have been covered by various artists including Nine Inch Nails, David Gray, Nouvelle Vague, Marilyn Manson, and A-ha.[4] Their track, “Memorabilia”, earned recognition for the band as pioneers of the synth-oriented techno genre.[5] The duo have sold 10 million records worldwide.


The Best of Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (pronuncia americana: [bɻuːs ˈfɻɛdəɻɪk ˈʤoʊzəf ˈspɻɪŋstiːn]; Long Branch, 23 settembre 1949) è un cantautore e chitarrista statunitense.

«The Boss», come è sempre stato soprannominato, è uno degli artisti più conosciuti nell’ambito della musica contemporanea ed è considerato uno dei più rappresentativi fra i musicisti rock.[1] Accompagnato per gran parte della sua carriera dalla E Street Band, è divenuto famoso soprattutto per le sue coinvolgenti e lunghissime esibizioni dal vivo, raggiungendo il culmine della popolarità fra la seconda metà degli anni settanta e il decennio successivo.

Fra i suoi album di maggior successo si annoverano Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River e Born in the U.S.A., lavori emblematici della sua poetica volta a raccontare le lotte quotidiane degli “ultimi” d’America, ovvero proletari, immigrati e diseredati;[2] con il disco The Rising è intervenuto anche sulla tragedia degli attentati dell’11 settembre 2001.[3] Springsteen è noto inoltre per il suo sostegno a numerose iniziative di carattere sociale e per il suo impegno a favore dello sviluppo del suo Stato d’origine, il New Jersey. Negli anni duemila ha partecipato attivamente al dibattito politico, appoggiando le campagne presidenziali di John Kerry e di Barack Obama.[4]

In più di quarant’anni di carriera ha venduto circa 120 milioni di dischi.[5] Il suo lavoro gli è valso parecchi riconoscimenti, tra cui venti Grammy e un Oscar oltre all’onorificenza del Kennedy Center Honor, che gli è stata attribuita per il suo contributo alla diffusione della cultura americana nel mondo.


Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed “The Boss”, Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances, with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running over three hours in length.

Springsteen’s recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run, showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life; he has sold more than 64 million albums in the United States and more than 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.[2][3] He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.


Afghan Whigs

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Gli Afghan Whigs sono un gruppo alternative rock statunitense fondato a Cincinnati, Ohio, la notte di Halloween del 1986 dal cantante e chitarrista Greg Dulli e dal bassista John Curley. Per alcune caratteristiche stilistiche il gruppo è stato spesso assimilato al genere grunge, pur includendo nel proprio sound elementi che rimandano addirittura alla black music.Il gruppo si è sciolto nel 2001, per poi riformarsi nel 2011.

The Afghan Whigs are an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally active from 1986 to 2001, they have since reformed. The group – with core members Greg Dulli (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick McCollum (lead guitar), and John Curley (bass) – rose up around the grunge movement, evolving from a garage band in the vein of the Replacements to incorporate more R&B and soul influences into their sound and image. After releasing their first album independently in 1988, the band signed to the Seattle-based label Sub Pop. They released their major-label debut and fourth album, Gentlemen, in 1993. Pitchfork described them as “one of the few alt-bands to flourish on a major label” in the 1990s.

Dulli frequently claimed in interviews that the band would never get back together following their dissolution in 2001[3] but the group announced in December 2011 that they would reunite


Bruce Cockburn playlist

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Bruce Cockburn (Ottawa, 27 maggio 1945) è un cantautore canadese.

Il suo stile, con il personalissimo modo di suonare la chitarra, fonde generi come pop, folk, rock, reggae e jazz. Le liriche sono ispirate dalla sua visione umanistica e metafisica della vita vicina all’etica cristiana. 


Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC (/ˈkbərn/; born May 27, 1945)[1] is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics that reveal a passion for human rights, politics and spirituality.

In 2014, he released his memoirs, Rumours of Glory: A Memoir.[2]  

Cockburn was born in 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and spent some of his early years on a farm outside Pembroke, Ontario. He has stated in interviews that his first guitar was one he found around 1959 in his grandmother’s attic, which he adorned with golden stars and used to play along to radio hits.[3] Cockburn attended Nepean High School, where his 1964 yearbook photo states his desire “to become a musician”.[4]He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston for three semesters in the mid-1960s. In 1966 he joined an Ottawa band called The Children, which lasted for about a year. In the spring of 1967 he joined the final lineup of The Esquires. He moved to Toronto that summer to form The Flying Circus with former Bobby Kris & The Imperials members Marty Fisher and Gordon MacBain and ex-Tripp member Neil Lillie. The group recorded some material in late 1967 (which remains unreleased) before changing its name to Olivus in the spring of 1968, by which time Lillie (who changed his name to Neil Merryweather) had been replaced by Dennis Pendrith from Livingstone’s Journey. Olivus opened for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream in April 1968. That summer Cockburn broke up the band with the intention of going solo, but ended up in the band 3’s a Crowd with David Wiffen, Colleen Peterson, and Richard Patterson, who had been a co-member of The Children. Cockburn left 3’s a Crowd in the spring of 1969 to pursue a solo career.

Cockburn’s first solo appearance was at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1967, and in 1969 he was a headliner. In 1970 he released his self-titled, solo album. Cockburn’s guitar work and songwriting won him an enthusiastic following. His early work featured rural and nautical imagery and Biblical metaphors. Raised as an agnostic, early in his career he became a Christian.[5] Many of his albums from the 1970s refer to Christianity, which in turn informs his concerns for human rights and environmentalism. His references to Christianity include the Grail imagery of 20th-century Christian poet Charles Williams and the ideas of theologian Harvey Cox.[6]

In 1970 Cockburn became partners with Bernie Finkelstein in the music publishing firm Golden Mountain Music.[7]

While Cockburn had been popular in Canada for years, he did not have a big impact in the United States until 1979, with the release of the album Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws. “Wondering Where the Lions Are“, the first single from that album, reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US in June 1980, and earned Cockburn an appearance on NBC‘s hit TV show Saturday Night Live.

Cockburn was married from 1969 to 1980 and has a daughter from that marriage.[citation needed] He wrote the song “Little Seahorse”, released on In the Falling Dark, in late 1975 about the time when his daughter wasin utero.[citation needed]

Through the 1980s Cockburn’s songwriting became increasingly urban, global and political as he became more involved with progressive causes. His political concerns were first hinted at on the albums: Humans,Inner City Front and The Trouble with Normal. They became more evident in 1984, with his second US radio hit, “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” (No. 88 in the US) from the Stealing Fire album. He had written the song a year earlier, after visiting Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico that were attacked by Guatemalan military helicopters. His political activism continues to the present. Cockburn has travelled to countries such as Mozambique and Iraq, played benefit concerts, and written songs on a variety of subjects ranging from the International Monetary Fund to land mines. His internationalist bent is reflected in the many world musicinfluences in his music, including reggae and Latin music.

In 1991 Intrepid Records released Kick at the Darkness, a tribute album to Cockburn whose title comes from a phrase in his song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time“. It features the Barenaked Ladies‘ cover of that song, which became their first Top 40 hit and an element in their early success. This lyric was also referenced by U2 in their song “God Part II” from their album Rattle and Hum.

In the early 1990s, Cockburn teamed with T-Bone Burnett for two albums, Nothing but a Burning Light and Dart to the Heart. The latter included a song, “Closer to the Light”, inspired by the death of songwriter Mark Heard, a close friend of Cockburn and Burnett. Cockburn frequently refers to Heard as his favourite songwriter and he was one of many artists who paid tribute to Heard on an album and video titled Strong Hand of Love.

In 1998 Cockburn travelled with filmmaker Robert Lang to Mali, West Africa, where he jammed with Grammy Award-winning blues musician Ali Farka Toure and kora master Toumani Diabate. The month-long journey was documented in the film River of Sand, which won the Regard Canadien award for best documentary at the Vues d’Afrique Film Festival in Montreal. It was also invited for competition at the International Festival of Environmental Films in Paris.[8]

Some of Cockburn’s previously published material had been collected in several albums: Resume, Mummy Dust, and Waiting for a Miracle. His first greatest hits collection was Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979–2002, released in 2002.

In January 2003 Cockburn finished recording his 21st album, You’ve Never Seen Everything, which features contributions from Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Sam Phillips, Sarah Harmer, Hugh Marsh, Jonell Mosser, Larry Taylor and Steven Hodges. (Taylor and Hodges, formerly of Canned Heat who performed at Monterey and Woodstock in the 1960s, may be known best for their work with Tom Waits).

Cockburn performed a set at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario, on July 2, 2005. Speechless, an instrumental compilation of new and previously released material, was released on October 24, 2005. His 22nd album, Life Short Call Now, was released on July 18, 2006.

Canadian senator and retired general Roméo Dallaire, who is active in humanitarian fundraising and promoting awareness, appeared on stage at the University of Victoria with Cockburn. The October 4, 2008, concert was held to aid the plight of child soldiers.[9]

In 2009 Cockburn travelled to Afghanistan to visit his brother, Capt. John Cockburn, and to play a concert for Canadian troops. He performed his 1984 song “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” and was temporarily awarded an actual rocket launcher by the military. Cockburn has stated that, while unsure of the original Invasion of Afghanistan, he supported Canada’s role there.[10]

Cockburn released his studio album Small Source of Comfort in 2011. “Lois on the Autobahn”, a cheerful and experiential instrumental recalling “Rouler sa bosse” from Salt, Sun and Time is a tribute to Cockburn’s mother, Lois, who succumbed to cancer in 2010.[citation needed]

Cockburn married his longtime girlfriend M.J. Hannett shortly after the birth of his second daughter, Iona (b. November 2011) in 2011.[11][12] As of 2014, the family lives in the San Francisco area, where Cockburn is writing his memoirs up to 2004.[13]

A documentary film, Bruce Cockburn Pacing the Cage,[14][15] was released in 2013 on television and a brief theatrical showing; directed by Joel Goldberg, gave a rare look into Cockburn’s music, life and politics


The Best of Echo & The Bunnymen

Gli Echo & the Bunnymen sono un gruppo musicale britannico post-punk formatosi a Liverpool nel 1978.
Inizialmente il gruppo era composto da Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant e Les Pattinson. Sono diventati famosi
per album come Heaven Up Here, Porcupine e Ocean Rain in cui è contenuta la canzone The Killing Moon.


Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978.
The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bass player Les Pattinson,
supplemented by a drum machine. By 1980, Pete de Freitas joined as the band’s drummer.

Their 1980 debut album, Crocodiles, met with critical acclaim and made the UK Top 20.
Their second album, Heaven Up Here (1981), again found favour with the critics and reached number 10 in the UK Album chart.
The band’s cult status was followed by mainstream success in the mid-1980s, as they scored a UK Top 10 hit with “The Cutter”,
and the attendant album, Porcupine (1983), reached number 2 in the UK. Their next release, Ocean Rain (1984),
continued the band’s UK chart success, and has since been regarded as their landmark release, spawning the hit singles
“The Killing Moon”, “Silver” and “Seven Seas”. One more studio album, Echo & the Bunnymen (1987), was released
before McCulloch left the band to pursue a solo career in 1988.
The following year, in 1989, de Freitas was killed in a motorcycle accident,
and the band re-emerged with a new line-up. Original members
Will Sergeant and Les Pattinson were joined by Noel Burke as lead singer,
Damon Reece on drums and Jake Brockman on keyboards.
This new incarnation of the band released Reverberation in 1990,
but the disappointing critical and commercial reaction it received culminated
with a complete split in 1993.
After working together as Electrafixion, McCulloch and Sergeant
regrouped with Pattinson in 1997 and returned as Echo & the Bunnymen
with the UK Top 10 hit “Nothing Lasts Forever”. An album of new material,
Evergreen, was greeted enthusiastically by critics and the band made a successful
return to the live arena. Though Pattinson left the group for a second time,
McCulloch and Sergeant have continued to issue new material
as Echo & the Bunnymen, including the albums What Are You Going
to Do with Your Life? (1999), Flowers (2001), Siberia (2005), The Fountain (2009)
Meteorites (2014).
In 2012 Ian McCulloch released his fourth solo LP, Pro Patria Mori
and a live album Holy Ghosts in 2013.[4] In 2013 Will Sergeant
and Les Pattinson formed a group called “Poltergeist” and released
an album called Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder)
in June 2013.


Vera felicità – True happiness – Budda

Vera felicità

Se qualcuno fa del bene,
continua a farlo e rallegrati
La conservazione
del bene porta
vera felicità.


True happiness

If someone does good,
keep doing it and rejoice.
The preservation
of the good brings
true happiness.


La vera domanda – The Real question – Osho

La vera domanda

La vera domanda
non è se esiste
la vita dopo la morte.
La vera domanda
è se hai vissuto
prima della morte.


The real question

The real question
it is not if it exists
life after death.
The real question
it’s if you’ve lived
before death.




Vorrei sentire
Il tuo cuore che batte,
vorrei sentire
il tuo respiro su di me.

Dimmi dove cercarti,
dimmi dove sei.

Sento il tuo cuore che batte,
il tuo respiro nella notte,
i tuoi passi che mi cercano.

Io vivo tra il brillio delle stelle
e qui sento la tua voce,
tra i colori del tramonto
dove ti prendo e ti metto nel cuore.

Ora senti tutti i miei battiti,
senti il calore,
vivi con me nel mio respiro.
Sei tu il mio cuore
e la mia vita,
la luce dei miei occhi,
la speranza per correre domani.

Regalami il tuo sorriso,
regalami il tuo canto,
io ti regalo tutto di me.
Conoscerai la mia forza,
le mie parole
e l’energia della notte
che non ci può ferire.

24.10.2001 Poetyca

Tell me …

I want to hear
Your heart beats,
I feel
your breath on me.

Tell me where to look,
Tell me where you are.

I feel your heart beating,
your breath in the night
I try your steps.

I live between the glitter of the stars
and here I hear your voice,
the colors of the sunset
where I take you and put you in the heart.

Now get all my beats,
feel the heat
live with me in my breath.
You are my heart
and my life,
the light of my eyes,
hope to run tomorrow.

You In your smile,
You In your hand,
I’ll give you all of me.
Know my strength,
my words
Energy and the night
that there can not hurt.

24.10.2001 Poetyca

Cat Stevens Greatest Hits

Yusuf Islam, nato Steven Demetre Georgiou e a lungo conosciuto con il suo nome d’arte Cat Stevens (Londra, 21 luglio 1948), è un cantautore britannico.

Figlio di padre greco-cipriota (Stavros Georgiou) e madre svedese (Ingrid Wickman), cresce a Shaftesbury Avenue, nel quartiere di Soho a Londra, sopra il ristorante di proprietà del padre dove veniva spesso suonata musica popolare greca, dalla quale verrà influenzato.[2] Per un breve periodo della sua infanzia si sposta con la madre a Gävle in Svezia, dove impara i primi rudimenti della pittura dallo zio Hugo. Ciò influenzerà la carriera artistica del futuro Cat Stevens, spesso autore delle copertine dei propri album.

All’inizio della sua carriera musicale, Georgiou adotta il nome “Cat Stevens” dopo che un’amica gli fa notare che i suoi sembrano gli occhi di un gatto. Siamo in pieno periodo Swinging London, e Stevens incarna in pieno lo stereotipo del cantante pop commerciale dell’epoca, un’immagine dalla quale egli si distanzierà notevolmente negli anni a seguire. Dopo i primi due album Matthew and Son e New Masters, che ottengono un tiepido successo soprattutto grazie a qualche singolo come I Love My Dog, Stevens si ammala gravemente di tubercolosi e passa un certo periodo in un sanatorio di Midhurst, nella campagna inglese. Qui comincia a riflettere sul proprio futuro, sulla propria carriera (cambia casa discografica), sul proprio stile di vita, decidendo di operare un drastico cambiamento anche a partire dall’immagine: capelli più lunghi, barba e abiti più informali.

Il periodo lontano dalle scene lascia il segno e nel giro di due anni (1970 e 1971) dà alle stampe Mona Bone Jakon, Tea for the Tillerman e Teaser and the Firecat, che lo faranno diventare famoso in tutto il mondo: Lady D’Arbanville che arriva prima in Francia per quattro settimane, seconda nei Paesi Bassi ed ottava nel Regno Unito, Wild World, Father and Son, Morning Has Broken, Moonshadow, Peace Train tra le più celebri. Da segnalare la presenza tra i musicisti di artisti del calibro di Peter Gabriel (flauto in Katmandu) e Rick Wakeman, all’epoca quasi sconosciuti ai più.

Lo stile musicale che ne esce fuori è quello che contraddistinguerà Cat Stevens per tutta la sua carriera: chitarre acustiche in primo piano, sonorità delicate, richiami alla tradizione greca, testi a metà strada tra la canzone d’amore ed il misticismo, il tutto condito dalla calda vocalità dello stesso Stevens. In questo periodo partecipa alla colonna sonora del film Harold e Maude, con brani già editi e i due inediti Don’t Be Shy e If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out. Gli album successivi Catch Bull at Four, Foreigner, Buddha and the Chocolate Box e Numbers abbandonano in parte lo stile acustico per soluzioni sperimentali più elettriche.
Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens (2009)
Decisivo è in tal senso l’ingresso, nel gruppo di musicisti che accompagna Stevens, del tastierista Jean Roussell. Tra i brani di maggior successo di tali album vi sono Sitting, The Hurt e Oh Very Young. Nel frattempo Stevens intraprende una serie di tour intorno al mondo e arriverà a vendere oltre quaranta milioni di dischi. Il suo unico concerto in Italia si tiene a Roma nel 1974. Si trasferisce successivamente in Brasile per motivi di tasse, e comincia ad avvicinarsi a tematiche prettamente religiose. Nel 1976 suo fratello, di ritorno da un viaggio a Gerusalemme, gli regala una copia del Corano: quest’avvenimento segnerà la vita del cantautore.

Nel 1977, dopo aver rischiato di morire annegato a Malibù, secondo un aneddoto da lui stesso citato più volte, Stevens si converte all’Islam adottando il nome Yusuf Islam. Incide ancora Isitzo e Back to Earth dopodiché si ritira completamente dalle scene e diventa un membro eminente della comunità musulmana di Londra, aprendo anche la Islamia Primary School, una scuola nel nord della capitale britannica. Balza agli onori delle cronache nel 1989, quando apparentemente appoggia la fatwa lanciata contro lo scrittore Salman Rushdie per i suoi I versi satanici. In realtà Islam, il quale si trovava al Kingston Polytechnic di Londra per un incontro con gli studenti, si era limitato a spiegare il perché di quella condanna da parte del mondo musulmano, senza mai invocare direttamente alcuna sanzione, precisando successivamente che non avrebbe appoggiato la richiesta dell’ayatollah Khomeini in quanto lesiva della legislazione britannica. Questa controversia comunque gli avrebbe causato l’ostracismo di gran parte del mondo musicale per lungo tempo.

Nel 2004 Islam è di nuovo nell’occhio del ciclone quando gli viene negato l’ingresso negli USA perché il suo nome è nella lista degli indesiderati dopo gli eventi dell’11 settembre 2001. Il cantautore si trovava su un volo Londra-Washington, quando all’improvviso l’aeroplano viene dirottato in un altro aeroporto e Islam viene trattenuto e fatto tornare in patria. Il caso fa mobilitare anche l’allora Ministro degli Esteri britannico Jack Straw in difesa del cantante. Yusuf Islam vive tuttora a Londra con sua moglie e i suoi cinque figli. Ha fondato associazioni benefiche come Muslim Aid e Small Kindness per assistere le vittime della carestia in Africa. Inoltre, il cantante ha donato parte delle royalties del suo Box Set americano del 2001 al fondo per le vittime degli attentati dell’11 settembre 2001.

Tornato a calcare le scene, collaborando di nuovo con Peter Gabriel in occasione di un concerto in onore di Nelson Mandela a Johannesburg nel 2013, duettando con Ronan Keating il brano Father and Son, nel 2006 ha pubblicato l’album An Other Cup. Nel 2007 pubblica un DVD live, Yusuf’s Cafè Session, registrato durante un concerto tenuto al Porchester Hall di Londra, mentre nel 2009 esce il suo album Roadsinger, per il quale nel 2011 si è esibito in un tour europeo. Nel 2012 ha scritto, sceneggiato e prodotto un suo musical, denominato Moonshadow, in world premiere a Melbourne, con 58 appuntamenti in Australia: il tour europeo è ancora da definire. Nel 2014 partecipa come ospite alla serata iniziale del Festival di Sanremo dove propone Peace Train, Maybe There´s a World (con citazione di All You Need Is Love dei Beatles) e Father and Son e annuncia il suo prossimo album, in fase di ultimazione. Nel 2014 esce il suo ultimo album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, metà cover e metà scritte da lui, accompagnato dal nuovo tour Peace train… late again tour con un’unica data italiana al Forum di Assago.


Cat Stevens

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou, 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached the top 10 in the UK, and the album’s title song “Matthew and Son” charted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. His albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA.

His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, and fifteen weeks at number one in the Australian ARIA Charts. He earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in 2005 and 2006 for “The First Cut Is the Deepest”, and the song has been a hit for four different artists. His other hit songs include “Father and Son”, “Wild World”, “Peace Train”, “Moonshadow”, and “Morning Has Broken”. In 2007 he received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.

In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam[10] and adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars for charity[11] and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He was embroiled in a long-running controversy regarding comments he made in 1989 about the death fatwa on author Salman Rushdie. He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.

In 2006, he returned to pop music – releasing his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, titled An Other Cup. With that release and for subsequent ones, he dropped the surname “Islam” from the album cover art – using the stage name “Yusuf” as a mononym. In 2009, he released the album Roadsinger, and in 2014, he released the album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, and began his first US tour since 1978. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.


Joe Jackson

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David Ian “Joe” Jackson (Burton upon Trent, 11 agosto 1954) è un cantautore, polistrumentista e compositore britannico, tra i principali esponenti del New Waveinsieme a Elvis Costello e Graham Parker. Nella sua quasi quarantennale carriera ha spaziato numerosi generi, dal pop, al jazz, alla musica classica e al punk rock

Tra i suoi brani di maggior successo figurano Is She Really Going Out With Him?, Steppin’ Out e You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want), e vanta cinque nomination al Grammy Award tra il 1979 e il 2001.


David Ian “Joe” Jackson (born 11 August 1954) is a musician and singer-songwriter. Born in England, he lived in New York before moving to Berlin, and his career, during which he recorded nineteen studio albums and garnered five Grammy Award nominations, spans from 1979 to today.Jackson became an overnight success with his 1979 hit “Is She Really Going Out with Him?”, his first single, and after a number of new wave singles moved to a more jazz-inflected pop music; he had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with “Steppin’ Out”, and another hit in 1984 with “You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)”. He has also composed classical music.


Definirti – Define you – Eckhart Tolle


“Quando gli altri ti definiscono,
si stanno limitando,
quindi è il loro problema. ”

Eckhart Tolle
🌸Define you

“When others define you,
they are limiting themselves,
so it’s their problem.”

Eckhart Tolle

Il mio viaggio


“ Io sono qui …accanto a te

la mia Luce ti seguirà.”

Con stupore e curiosità

È iniziato il mio viaggio,

ho sempre guardato intorno a me,

ho amato la Vita,

animali e piante,

le bellezze del Creato.

“ Io sono qui accanto a te

la mia Luce ti seguirà…cercami!”

Ho sempre cercato

Un senso, un impercettibile

E delicato significato

In ogni emozione,

l’ho sempre assaporato

anche se a volte

il dolore m’ha soffocato.

“ Io sono qui…accanto a te

la mia Luce ti seguirà…

non arrenderti!”

anche se a volte la delusione

il mio cammino ha rallentato

non m’arrendo perché

il mio viaggio

non è terminato.

“ Io sono qui…accanto a te

la mia Luce ti seguirà…


Mi  farò forza e continuerò

A cercare,

a seguire il mio cammino,

il mio ideale,

quello che non ho mai abbandonato,

seguirò le stelle

della notte,

la Luce sincera

che ho

nel cuore,

sentirò le mie emozioni

e mi lascerò guidare.

“io sono qui…accanto a te

la mia Luce ti seguirà…


Arriverò dove il dolore

Sarà un ricordo,

non mi potrà sfiorare,

dopo fatiche e lacrime

non sarò sola perché…

chi mi era sempre accanto

mi mostrerà il Suo Volto

e la Vera Vita sarà con me.

10.03.2001 Poetyca


“I’m here beside you …

my light will follow. “

With wonder and curiosity

It started my journey,

I always looked around me,

I love life,

animals and plants,

the beauty of Creation.

“I’m here beside you

My Light will follow you … look for me! “

I have always tried

A sense, an imperceptible

And delicate meaning

In any emotion,

I’ve always enjoyed

although sometimes

pain choked me.

“I’m here beside you …

My Light will follow you …

Do not give in! “

although sometimes the disappointment

my journey has slowed

not because m’arrendo

my journey

is not over.

“I’m here beside you …

My Light will follow you …

listen! “

I will strength and will continue

A search,

to follow my path,

my ideal

that I never abandoned

follow the stars


Light sincere

Me and my


feel my emotions

and let me drive.

“I’m here beside you …

My Light will follow you …

come! “

I will arrive where the pain

It will be a memory,

I can not touch,

after toil and tears

I will not be alone because …

who was always beside me

show me your face

and the true Life will be with me.

10.03.2001 Poetyca

Jimi Hendrix Greatest Hits

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Jimi Hendrix, all’anagrafe James Marshall Hendrix (Seattle, 27 novembre 1942Londra, 18 settembre 1970), è stato un chitarrista e cantautore statunitense.

È stato uno dei maggiori innovatori nell’ambito della chitarra elettrica: durante la sua parabola artistica, tanto breve quanto intensa, si è reso precursore di molte strutture e del sound di quelle che sarebbero state le future evoluzioni del rock attraverso un’inedita fusione di blues, rhythm and blues/soul, hard rock, psichedelia e funky.[3]

Secondo la classifica stilata nel 2011 dalla rivista Rolling Stone, è stato il più grande chitarrista di tutti i tempi. Si trova infatti al primo posto della lista dei 100 migliori chitarristi secondo Rolling Stone, precedendo Eric Clapton e Jimmy Page.[4]

Due sue esibizioni, in particolare, sono entrate di prepotenza nell’immaginario collettivo: il suo esordio al festival di Monterey del 1967, in cui concluse la performance dando fuoco alla sua chitarra davanti ad un pubblico allibito, e la chiusura del festival di Woodstock del 1969, durante la quale, con dissacrante visionarietà artistica, reinterpretò l’inno nazionale statunitense in modo provocatoriamente distorto e cacofonico.[5]

Hendrix è stato introdotto nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nel 1992.[6]


James MarshallJimiHendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.[1]

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the chitlin’ circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers‘ backing band and later withLittle Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. He then played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by Linda Keith, who in turn interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first manager. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Hey Joe“, “Purple Haze“, and “The Wind Cries Mary“. He achieved fame in the US after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the US; it was Hendrix’s most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album. The world’s highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 beforehis accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.

Hendrix was inspired musically by American rock and roll and electric blues. He favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and was instrumental in utilizing the previously undesirable sounds caused by guitar amplifier feedback. He helped to popularize the use of a wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, and was the first artist to use stereophonic phasing effects in music recordings. Holly George-Warren of Rolling Stone commented: “Hendrix pioneered the use of the instrument as an electronic sound source. Players before him had experimented with feedback and distortion, but Hendrix turned those effects and others into a controlled, fluid vocabulary every bit as personal as the blues with which he began.”[2]

Hendrix was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously. In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year, and in 1968, Billboard named him the Artist of the Year and Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked the band’s three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland, among the 100 greatest albums of all time, and they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time.


Il mio viaggio


“ Io sono qui …accanto a te
la mia Luce ti seguirà.”

Con stupore e curiosità
È iniziato il mio viaggio,
ho sempre guardato intorno a me,
ho amato la Vita,
animali e piante,
le bellezze del Creato.

“ Io sono qui accanto a te
la mia Luce ti seguirà…cercami!”

Ho sempre cercato
Un senso, un impercettibile
E delicato significato
In ogni emozione,
l’ho sempre assaporato
anche se a volte
il dolore m’ha soffocato.

“ Io sono qui…accanto a te
la mia Luce ti seguirà…
non arrenderti!”

anche se a volte la delusione
il mio cammino ha rallentato
non m’arrendo perché
il mio viaggio
non è terminato.

“ Io sono qui…accanto a te
la mia Luce ti seguirà…

Mi farò forza e continuerò
A cercare,
a seguire il mio cammino,
il mio ideale,
quello che non ho mai abbandonato,
seguirò le stelle
della notte,
la Luce sincera
che ho
nel cuore,
sentirò le mie emozioni
e mi lascerò guidare.

“io sono qui…accanto a te
la mia Luce ti seguirà…

Arriverò dove il dolore
Sarà un ricordo,
non mi potrà sfiorare,
dopo fatiche e lacrime
non sarò sola perché…
chi mi era sempre accanto
mi mostrerà il Suo Volto
e la Vera Vita sarà con me.

10.03.2001 Poetyca


“I’m here beside you …
my light will follow. “

With wonder and curiosity
It started my journey,
I always looked around me,
I love life,
animals and plants,
the beauty of Creation.

“I’m here beside you
my light you will find me … “

I have always tried
A sense, an imperceptible
And delicate meaning
In any emotion,
I’ve always enjoyed
though sometimes
pain choked me.

“I’m here beside you …
My Light will follow you …
Do not give in! “

although sometimes the disappointment
my journey has slowed
not because m’arrendo
my journey
is not over.

“I’m here beside you …
My Light will follow you …
listen! “

I will be strong and will continue
to search,
to follow my path,
my ideal
that I never abandoned
follow the stars
Light sincere
I heart,
feel my emotions
and let me drive.

“I’m here beside you …
My Light will follow you …
come! “

I will arrive where the pain
It will be a memory,
I can not touch,
after toil and tears
I will not be alone because …
who was always beside me
show me your face
and True Life is with me.

10.03.2001 Poetyca

Essenze vive


Essenze vive

Posso dirtelo
solo messaggiando
lasciando emozioni
tra gli spazi
di poche parole
Non leggerai
nei miei occhi
ma tue saranno
essenze vive

22.04.2016 Poetyca

Essence lives

I can tell you
only by texting
letting emotions
between the spaces
not read it
in my eyes
but you will
essences lives

04.22.2016 Poetyca



Le parole son aquiloni
legati ai pensieri
che nascon nel cuore,
li devi lanciare nel cielo blu.

La vita è un cavallo bianco
che a volte è stanco
di correre e non ce la fa più.

L’emozione è una farfalla
che ti vola sul cuore
e quando vibra regala
gioia o dolore.

La speranza è una rosa
sempre in attesa
del sole
O della rugiada
che la possa dissetare.

L’amore è un legame
che non conosce
paure o barriere.

Il coraggio è lottare
quando ti dicono:
“non ce la puoi fare!”

Amico non ti arrendere
e leggi nel cuore
paure ed emozioni,
comincia a vivere,
devi sperare!

Dammi la tua mano
e corriamo lontano
dove tutto si può realizzare.

Cerchiamo negli occhi
della gente un po’ d’amore,
cancelliamo per sempre
da ogni cuore tutto il dolore.

Innalza il tuo cuore
Verso il cielo
E vedrai che…
Qualcuno ti sorriderà.

18.01.2001 © Poetyca


The words are kite
related thoughts
that hide in the heart,
you throw them in the blue sky.

Life is a white horse
which is sometimes tired
to run and not do it anymore.

Emotion is a butterfly
you fly on the heart
and when it vibrates gives
joy or sorrow.

Hope is a rose
still waiting
O dew
that can quench.

Love is a bond
who knows
fears or barriers.

Courage is fighting
when you say:
“No you can do it!”

Friend does not give up
and laws in the heart
fears and emotions,
begins to live,
you hope!

Give me your hand
and run away
where everything can be done.

We are looking into the eyes
people a little ‘love
delete forever
every heart all the pain.

Lift up your heart
And you’ll see that …
Someone will smile.

18.01.2001 © Poetyca




Libero respiri di vita
                                 tra le ali del vento,
fuggo prigioni e involucri
                                 per volare in alto.
Le correnti mi catturano,
                                cerco scogli lontani
per rinforzare soffici piume.

17.12.2001    Poetyca             


Free breaths of life
between the wings of the wind,
flee prisons and Packaging
to fly high.
The current capture me,
I try the rocks away
to reinforce soft feathers.

17.12.2001 Poetyca



Farfalla dai luminosi colori
eri dal buio avvolta
ripiegata e sola.
Ma ecco che ora voli.
La Luce ti ha cercata
e nuova vita ti vibra
nelle ali.
Tra eterei viaggi
e colori  nuovi
la speranza
mai abbandoni.
Luce è amore
che ti accarezza il cuore.
Volo è il gioioso canto
di chi si vuol donare.
Farfalla dai colori accesi
vola e non ti fermare.

 10.11.2001 Poetyca

Butterfly with bright colors
were enveloped by darkness
folded and alone.
But here now flights.
The Light you sought
and new life will vibrate
in the wings.
Among ethereal travel
and new colors
never leave.
Light is love
that caresses the heart.
Flight is the joyful song
of those who want to donate.
Butterfly with bright colors
flies and do not stop.

  10.11.2001 Poetyca

The Beatles Playlist (Greatest Hits)

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The Beatles sono stati un gruppo musicale rock inglese[5], originario di Liverpool e attivo dal 1960 al 1970. La formazione ha segnato un’epoca nella musica, nel costume, nella moda e nella pop art[6]. Ritenuti un fenomeno di comunicazione di massa di proporzioni mondiali[7], a distanza di vari decenni dal loro scioglimento ufficiale – e dopo la morte di due dei quattro componenti – i Beatles contano ancora un enorme seguito e numerosi sono i loro fan club esistenti in ogni parte del mondo[8].

Secondo una stima del 2001, è risultato in assoluto il gruppo musicale di maggior successo commerciale, con vendite complessive che superano il miliardo di dischi e di musicassette[9], e per la rivista Rolling Stone i Beatles sono i più grandi artisti di tutti i tempi[10].

L’aura che circonda lo sviluppo del loro successo mediatico e che ha favorito la nascita della cosiddetta Beatlemania e lo straordinario esito artistico raggiunto comemusicisti rock sono inoltre oggetto di studio di università, psicologi e addetti del settore


The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era.[1] Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with severalgenres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania“, but as the group’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era’s sociocultural revolutions.

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, “Love Me Do“, in late 1962. They acquired the nickname “the Fab Four” as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the “British Invasion” of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) andAbbey Road (1969).

After their break-up in 1970, they all enjoyed successful musical careers of varying lengths. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.

According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful “Hot 100” artists; as of 2015, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine’s compilation of the twentieth century’s 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide.[2][3] The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, with all four being inducted individually as well from 1994 to 2015.


PJ Harvey

Polly Jean “PJ” Harvey (Yeovil, 9 ottobre 1969) è una cantautrice e musicista britannica.


Polly Jean Harvey, MBE (born 9 October 1969), known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, composer and occasional artist.Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments including piano, organ, bass, saxophone, harmonica and, most recently, the autoharp.

Harvey began her career in 1988 when she joined local band Automatic Dlamini as a vocalist, guitarist, and saxophone player. The band’s frontman, John Parish, would become her long-term collaborator. In 1991, she formed an eponymous trio and subsequently began her professional career. The trio released two studio albums, Dry (1992) and Rid of Me (1993) before disbanding, after which Harvey continued as a solo artist. Since 1995, she has released a further six studio albums with collaborations from various musicians including John Parish, former bandmate Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey, and Eric Drew Feldman and has also worked extensively with record producer Flood.

Among the accolades she has received are the 2001 and 2011 Mercury Prize for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000) and Let England Shake (2011)[ respectively—the only artist to have been awarded the prize twice—eight Brit Award nominations, six Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Prize nominations. Rolling Stone awarded her 1992’s Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter and 1995’s Artist of the Year, and listed Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love (1995) and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. In 2011, she was awarded for Outstanding Contribution To Music at the NME Awards.[10] In June 2013, she was awarded an MBE for services to music.