Risultati della ricerca per: 2002

David Bowie -Best of Bowie(2002) [FULL ALBUM] (disc 1)


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Sofferenza – Suffering – Thich Nath Hahn


Sofferenza

Se la sofferenza continua,
è perché noi
continuiamo a nutrirla.

Thich Nath Hahn

Suffering

If suffering continues,
it’s because we
we continue to feed it.

Thich Nath Hahn

Traccia di luce


Traccia di luce

Sono io la goccia
che nella mente scava
e ti prende per mano
NON SEI SOLO

Mi racconti
leggende
con occhi puntati
al cielo

Cintura d’Orione
la Grande Orsa
Cassiopea
mille luci
di cui conosci
m i s t e r o

La voce
scivola lieve
s’espande nel cuore
a lasciare
t r a c c i a

Di mille universi
a passo di danza
mi restituisci
r e s p i r o

Animando
storie
di luce
sei traccia
v i v a

Guardando
s t e l l e
paralleli mondi
si sfiorano

Lascia
che sia così
prendi il tempo
dentro di te
c e r c a m i

io sono la goccia
che con le parole
nel cuore
s f i o r a
e cadono
barriere

31.07.2002 Poetyca

Trace of light

Am I the drop
that delves into the mind
and takes your hand
YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Tell me about
legends
with eyes fixed
the sky

Belt of Orion
the Great Bear
Cassiopeia
Bright Lights
that you know
mystery

The voice
slips slightly
expands in the heart
to leave
track

A thousand worlds
a dance step
give me back
breath

Animating
stories
light
six track
alive

Looking
stars
parallel worlds
skim

Let
that is so
take the time
inside you
look for me

I am the drop
than words
in the heart
s f a r i o
and fall
barriers

31.07.2002 Poetyca

Solitario andare


Solitario andare

Mai finisce
la ricerca
negli attimi
sfuggenti

Polvere
tra le dita
di tempi morti

Quando arriva
l’aurora?
i suoi raggi
evanescenti

Nel silenzio
trascino il passo
e il rumore
è la mia mente

Colori e respiro
sostituiti
dal grigio
morente

04.08.2002 Poetyca

 

 

Solitary go 

 

Never ends
Research
in the moments
elusive

Powder
between fingers
downtime

When it comes
the dawn?
its rays
evanescent

In the silence
drag up
and noise
is my mind

Colors and breath
replaced
gray
dying

04.08.2002 Poetyca

Nei colori del giorno


Nei colori del giorno

Nei colori del giorno mille i modi di vedere i ricordi,che nasca o che muoia ogni attimo è occasione per trovare se stessi e non è noia l’abitudine ad ascoltare il proprio animo.
Si può essere soli tra la folla o ricchi di ” presenza” in una barca in mezzo al lago con nessuno accanto. Da dentro nasce il vuoto e dalla ricerca del proprio valore ,la capacità di “riempirsi”.

31.07.2002 Poetyca

In the colors of the day

In the colors of the day a thousand ways to see the memories, to be born or die at any moment is to find yourself bored and not in the habit to listen to your heart.
You may be alone among the crowd, or rich “presence” in a boat on the lake with no one beside. From inside the vacuum created by the research and its value, the ability to “fill up”.

31.07.2002 Poetyca

Buonanotte


Buonanotte

Nella magia di luci
mille le speranze
nei colori accesi
s o g n i

Carezze di luna
e passi di danza
a colorare ricordi
palpiti

Si chiudono occhi
con palpebre pesanti
e sfiorando le stelle
giunge il riposo

15.08.2002 Poetyca

Goodnight

In the magic of lights
a thousand hopes
in bright colors
d r e a m s

Pats moon
and dance steps
Remember to color
palpitations

You close your eyes
with heavy eyelids
and touch the stars
the rest comes

15.08.2002 Poetyca

Talking Heads


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I Talking Heads (spesso reso graficamente come “T∀LKING HE∀DS”) sono stati un gruppo rock statunitense, formatisi a New York nel 1974 e attivi fino al 1991.

Sono stati uno dei complessi che ha portato a livelli di eccellenza assoluta l’equilibrio tra pop e avanguardia, fruibilità e sperimentazione, riconoscibilità e contaminazione, musica bianca e musica nera, costituendo di fatto una delle colonne portanti della new wave americana.

Formatisi nel 1974 e guidati da colui che è forse l’emblema dell’approccio avanguardistico alla musica pop, David Byrne, i Talking Heads sono ricordati per la loro proposta artistica eclettica ed estrosa, che trovava la sua più congeniale espressione in concerti dalla grandissima carica emotiva, con un impianto quasi orchestrale e dall’inusitato impatto sonoro e scenico (come testimonia il celebre film-concerto del 1984 Stop Making Sense, diretto da Jonathan Demme).

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Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz(drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar). Former art school students who became involved in the 1970s New York punk scene, Talking Heads integrated elements of punk, art rock, funk, and pop with avant-garde sensibilities to become a pioneering post-punk and new wave group. Led by the anxious, neurotic stage persona of frontman David Byrne, the group produced several commercial hits and a number of multimedia projects throughout its career, often collaborating with other artists, such as musician Brian Eno and director Jonathan Demme.

Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine described Talking Heads as being “one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the ’80s.” In 2002, the band was inducted into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band’s albums appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and three of their songs (“Psycho Killer”, “Life During Wartime”, and “Once in a Lifetime”) were included among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Talking Heads were also included at #64 on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Sex Pistols


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I Sex Pistols sono stati uno dei più influenti gruppi punk rock britannici e una grande icona della prima ondata punk.

L’inizio del gruppo, originariamente composto dal cantante Johnny Rotten, dal chitarrista Steve Jones, dal batterista Paul Cook e dal bassista Glen Matlock, poi sostituito da Sid Vicious, risale al 1975, a Londra. Anche se la loro carriera durò solo tre anni, pubblicando solo quattro singoli discografici e un album in studio, i Sex Pistols vennero descritti dalla BBC come «la sola punk rock band inglese». Il gruppo è spesso indicato come il fondatore del movimento punk britannico[3] e il creatore del primo divario generazionale con il rock ‘n’ roll.

I Sex Pistols emersero come risposta a ciò che era sempre visto come più eccessivo, come il rock progressivo e le produzioni pop della metà degli anni settanta. Il gruppo creò molte controversie durante la sua breve carriera, attirando l’attenzione su di sé,ma mettendo spesso in secondo piano la musica.[7] I loro show e i loro tour erano ripetutamente ostacolati dalle autorità, e le loro apparizioni pubbliche spesso finivano disastrosamente. Il singolo del 1977 God Save the Queen, pubblicato appositamente durante il giubileo d’argento della regina d’Inghilterra, è stato considerato un attacco alla monarchia e al nazionalismo degli inglesi.

Johnny Rotten lasciò il gruppo nel 1978, durante un turbolento tour negli Stati Uniti; il trio rimasto continuò fino alla fine dell’anno, ma si sciolse all’inizio del 1979. Con Lydon il gruppo organizza un concerto nel 1996 per il Filthy Lucre Tour (“Tour a scopo di lucro”, traducibile anche in “Tour per il lurido guadagno”), anche se senza Sid Vicious, morto di overdose nel 1979 a soli 21 anni.

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The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they lasted just two-and-a-half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, they were one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music,[1][2] initiated a punk movement in the United Kingdom, and inspired many later punk and alternative rock musicians. The first incarnation of the Sex Pistols included singer John Lydon, lead guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bass player Glen Matlock. Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious early in 1977. Under the management ofMalcolm McLaren, a visual artist, performer, clothes designer and boutique owner, the band provoked controversies that garnered a significant amount of publicity. Their concerts repeatedly faced difficulties with organisers and local authorities, and public appearances often ended in mayhem. Their 1977 single “God Save the Queen”, attacking social conformity and deference to the Crown, precipitated the “last and greatest outbreak of pop-based moral pandemonium”. Other subjects addressed in their frequently obscene lyrics included the music industry, consumerism, abortion, and the Holocaust.

In January 1978, at the end of a turbulent tour of the United States, Rotten left the Sex Pistols and announced its break-up. Over the next several months, the three other band members recorded songs for McLaren’s film version of the Sex Pistols’ story, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle. Vicious died of a heroin overdose in February 1979. In 1996, Rotten, Jones, Cook and Matlock reunited for the Filthy Lucre Tour; since 2002, they have staged further reunion shows and tours. On 24 February 2006, the Sex Pistols—the four original, surviving members and Sid Vicious—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum “a piss stain”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_Pistols

Pearl Jam


 

I Pearl Jam sono un gruppo grunge/alternative rock statunitense, formatosi a Seattle nel 1990.

Sono stati tra i gruppi più famosi e di successo degli anni novanta: in carriera hanno venduto oltre 60 milioni di copie di cui 30 milioni soltanto negli Stati Uniti. Nonostante il loro stile differisca molto da gruppi quali i Nirvana e gli Alice in Chains, caratterizzati rispettivamente da profonde influenze punk e metal, hanno creato una di quelle che sono considerate le tre vie del grunge, insieme alle due precedenti, più affine al rock classico degli anni settanta.

Secondo la rivista Rolling Stone, il gruppo «spese la maggior parte degli anni novanta ad allontanare la propria fama» per via del loro atteggiamento anti-commerciale.

Tuttora in piena attività, il gruppo raccoglie consensi di critica e di pubblico, continuando a influenzare numerosi gruppi rock contemporanei.

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Pearl Jam is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band’s line-up has comprised Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The band’s fifth member is drummer Matt Cameron (also of Soundgarden), who has been with the band since 1998. Boom Gaspar (piano) has also been a session/touring member with the band since 2002. Drummers Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons are former members of the band.

Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament’s previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991. One of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s, over the course of the band’s career, its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices, including refusing to make proper music videos or give interviews, and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having “spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart
their own fame.”

To date, the band has sold nearly 32 million records in the U.S. and an estimated 60 million worldwide. Pearl Jam has outlasted and outsold many of its contemporaries from the alternative
rock breakthrough of the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of that decade. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic referred to Pearl Jam as “the most popular American
rock & roll band of the ’90s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam

Deep Purple-Made In Japan (1972)


I Deep Purple sono un gruppo musicale hard rock inglese, formatosi a Hertford nel 1968. Insieme a gruppi come Led Zeppelin e Black Sabbath, sono considerati fra i principali pionieri del genere heavy metal.

Vengono considerati una delle band più influenti del panorama musicale degli anni settanta, con un substrato musicale molto vario, che spazia dal blues al rock and roll, dal funky al jazz e al folk, dalla musica orientale alla musica classica, fino all’R&B, a cui unirono un certo virtuosismo tecnico. Il suono della band comprende anche elementi di rock progressivo, genere in auge nel periodo.

Hanno venduto più di 100 milioni di copie nel mondo senza contare le enormi vendite di bootleg, ovvero il traffico di dischi illegali spesso registrati durante le esibizioni dal vivo del gruppo.

Il gruppo venne inserito nel Guinness dei primati come band più rumorosa del mondo a seguito di un concerto al Rainbow Theater di Londra durante il quale tre spettatori persero conoscenza a causa dei 117 dB raggiunti.

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Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the “unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-Seventies”. They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as “the globe’s loudest band” for a 1972 concert at London’s Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Deep Purple have had several line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–1984). The 1968–1976 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (organ), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), and Ritchie Blackmore (guitar). This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973, and was revived from 1984 to 1989, and again from 1992 to 1993. The band achieved more modest success in the intervening periods between 1968 and 1969 with the line-up including Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass, backing vocals), between 1974 and 1976 (Tommy Bolin replacing Blackmore in 1975) with the line-up including David Coverdale (vocals) and Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals), and between 1989 and 1992 with the line-up including Joe Lynn Turner (vocals). The band’s line-up (currently featuring Ian Gillan, and guitarist Steve Morse from 1994) has been much more stable in recent years, although organist Jon Lord’s retirement from the band in 2002 (being succeeded by Don Airey) left Ian Paice as the only original Deep Purple member still in the band.

Deep Purple were ranked number 22 on VH1’s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme and a poll on British radio station Planet Rock ranked them 5th among the “most influential bands ever”. At the 2011 Classic Rock Awards in London, they received the Innovator Award.[16] In October 2012, Deep Purple were nominated for the first time for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but were not voted in the following March. In October 2013, the band was announced as a Hall of Fame nominee for a second time, but again was not voted in.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Purple

Phil Collins – En Concert Complet a (Paris 2004)


Philip David Charles Collins (Londra, 30 gennaio 1951) è un cantautore, polistrumentista e musicista britannico, noto sia come solista sia come componente dello storico gruppo dei Genesis.

Collins è uno dei tre artisti (insieme a Paul McCartney e Michael Jackson), ad aver venduto oltre 150 milioni di album in tutto il mondo sia come solisti che come membri principali di una band[1].

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins

Philip David Charles “Phil” Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951),[6] is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the rock group Genesis, and he also gained worldwide fame as a solo artist.

Collins is one of the most successful songwriters and performers of all time, singing the lead vocals on dozens of hit albums and singles in the UK and the US between 1976 and 2010, either as a solo artist or with Genesis. His solo singles, sometimes dealing with lost love and often featuring his distinctive gated reverb drum sound, ranged from the atmospheric “In the Air Tonight“, dance-rock of “Sussudio“, piano-driven power balladAgainst All Odds“, to the political and religious connotations of “Another Day in Paradise“. Collins has been described by AllMusic as “one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the ’80s and beyond”.[1]

Collins joined Genesis in 1970 as the group’s drummer and became their lead vocalist in 1975 following the departure of the original lead singer Peter Gabriel. His solo career, which was launched in 1981 and was heavily influenced by his personal life and soul music, brought both himself and Genesis greater commercial success. Collins’s total worldwide sales as a solo artist are 150 million.[7] Collins has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including seven Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards—winning Best British Male three times, three American Music Awards, an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a Disney Legend Award in 2002 for his solo work.[8][9][10] He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.[11][12] Collins was listed at number 22 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time”.[13]

Collins is one of only three recording artists (along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who have sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and (separately) as principal members of a band.[14] During his most successful period as a solo artist between 1981 and 1990, Collins had three UK number-one singles and seven number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, as well as a U.S. number one with Genesis in 1986. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980s than any other artist.[15] In 2008, Collins was ranked the 22nd most successful artist on the “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists”.[16] Although one of the world’s best-selling recording artists and a highly respected drummer, Collins has garnered significant criticism over the years from music journalists and fellow artists. He announced his retirement in 2011 to focus on his family life,[17][18] though he continued to write songs and in 2013 he said he was considering a return to the music industry.[19]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins

The Who – Greatest Hits Ultimate Best Of – HQ



The Who è uno storico gruppo musicale rock britannico originario di Londra, considerato tra le maggiori band Rock ‘n Roll di tutti i tempi, con oltre 100 milioni di dischi venduti.[7] Le prime apparizioni dal vivo degli Who risalgono al 1964,[8] con quella che è considerata la storica formazione del gruppo: Pete Townshend (chitarrista e autore della maggior parte delle canzoni), Roger Daltrey (voce), John Entwistle (basso elettrico) e Keith Moon (batteria).

Dopo un breve periodo da portabandiera del movimento Mod inglese, gli Who raggiungono il successo nel 1965, con l’uscita dell’album My Generation, il cui omonimo brano si dimostra essere il primo inno generazionale,[9] nonché uno dei pezzi ancor oggi più conosciuti e rappresentativi della band,[10] oltre ad essere inserito nel 2004 dalla rivista Rolling Stone all’undicesimo posto tra le 500 migliori canzoni secondo Rolling Stone.[11] Gli Who nel corso della loro carriera hanno piazzato 27 singoli nei primi 40 posti delle classifiche di vendita britanniche e statunitensi, oltre a raggiungere la top ten con 17 album (ottenendo nel contempo 18 dischi d’oro, 12 di platino, e 5 multi-platino solamente negli Stati Uniti).

Gli Who raggiungono il grande pubblico a partire dal 1965 con una serie di singoli di successo, grazie anche alle trasmissioni di alcune radio pirata di oltremanica come Radio Caroline, tra i quali vanno ricordati I Can’t Explain e Substitute. In A Quick One, pubblicato nel 1966, è possibile notare il progredire della ricerca musicale di Townshend verso la realizzazione di un’opera rock a carattere teatrale, che si concretizzerà poi in Tommy (1969) e nella più matura Quadrophenia (1973), nel cui film associato si fece notare un giovanissimo Sting.

Del 1979 è anche il documentario sulla storia del gruppo Uragano Who (The Kids Are Alright). Tra i protagonisti della Swinging London, furono molto influenzati dalla musica dei loro contemporanei Beatles e Rolling Stones, di cui continuarono il fenomeno della British invasion. Ebbero una notevole influenza su altre band a loro volta, lasciando un’onda lunga che va dai Led Zeppelin[12] ai Sex Pistols,[13] dagli U2[14] agli Oasis[1] passando per i Pearl Jam.[15]

È particolarmente discusso l’inserimento degli Who all’interno del genere proto-punk, ovvero a quella derivazione del garage rock che a metà anni settanta porterà Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash[1] ed altre band a creare il punk rock ed in particolare il punk rock delle origini. La distanza stilistica degli Who con altre band appartenenti al proto punk è evidente, tuttavia le innovazioni stilistiche apportate dagli Who al rock, soprattutto nell’uso della batteria fanno propendere alcune fonti[2] a ritenere che la band possa essere considerata come seminale rispetto al genere suddetto.

Dopo la scomparsa di Keith Moon, morto nel 1978, e di John Entwistle, nel 2002, Townshend e Daltrey continuano a proporre dal vivo i loro brani più classici, accompagnati da Pino Palladino al basso e Zak Starkey (figlio di Richard, meglio conosciuto come Ringo Starr) alla batteria. Nel 2006, gli Who hanno pubblicato il loro primo disco registrato in studio da It’s Hard del 1982, intitolato Endless Wire.

Il gruppo appare alla posizione 29 della lista dei 100 migliori artisti secondo Rolling Stone.[16] Tutti i membri della band fanno inoltre parte individualmente di una delle classifiche di Rolling Stone, di cui tre nella top ten del proprio strumento: Roger Daltrey alla posizione 61 della lista dei 100 migliori cantanti secondo Rolling Stone,[17] Pete Townshend alla 10ª della lista dei 100 migliori chitarristi,[18] Keith Moon alla 2ª tra i migliori batteristi di tutti i tempi scelti dai lettori della rivista[19] e John Entwistle è al primo posto nella classifica dei migliori bassisti di tutti i tempi scelti dai lettori.

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The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and establishing their reputation equally on live shows and studio work.

The Who developed from an earlier group, the Detours, and established themselves as part of the pop art and mod movements, featuring auto-destructive art by destroying guitars and drums on stage. Their first single as the Who, “I Can’t Explain”, reached the UK top ten, followed by a string of singles including “My Generation”, “Substitute” and “Happy Jack”. In 1967, they performed at the Monterey Pop Festival and released the US top ten single “I Can See for Miles”, while touring extensively. The group’s fourth album, 1969’s rock opera Tommy, included the single “Pinball Wizard” and was a critical and commercial success. Live appearances at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight Festival, along with the live album Live at Leeds, cemented their reputation as a respected rock act. With their success came increased pressure on lead songwriter and visionary Townshend, and the follow-up to Tommy, Lifehouse, was abandoned. Songs from the project made up 1971’s Who’s Next, which included the hit “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. The group released the album Quadrophenia in 1973 as a celebration of their mod roots, and oversaw the film adaptation of Tommy in 1975. They continued to tour to large audiences before semi-retiring from live performances at the end of 1976. The release of Who Are You in 1978 was overshadowed by the death of Moon shortly after.

Kenney Jones replaced Moon and the group resumed activity, releasing a film adaptation of Quadrophenia and the retrospective documentary The Kids Are Alright. After Townshend became weary of touring, the group split in 1982. The Who occasionally re-formed for live appearances such as Live Aid in 1985, a 25th anniversary tour in 1989 and a tour of Quadrophenia in 1996. They resumed regular touring in 1999, with drummer Zak Starkey. After Entwistle’s death in 2002, plans for a new album were delayed. Townshend and Daltrey continued as the Who, releasing Endless Wire in 2006, and continued to play live regularly.

The Who’s major contributions to rock music include the development of the Marshall stack, large PA systems, use of the synthesizer, Entwistle and Moon’s lead playing styles, and the development of the rock opera. They are cited as an influence by several hard rock, punk rock and mod bands, and their songs still receive regular exposure.

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The best of Rolling Stones


I Rolling Stones sono un gruppo musicale rock britannico, composto da Mick Jagger (voce, armonica, chitarra), Keith Richards (chitarre, voce), Ronnie Wood (chitarre, cori) e Charlie Watts (batteria, percussioni). È una delle band più importanti e tra le maggiori espressioni della miscela tra i generi della musica rock e blues, quel genere musicale che è l’evoluzione del rock & roll anni cinquanta, da loro rivisitato in chiave più dura con ritmi lascivi, canto aggressivo, continui riferimenti al sesso e, talvolta, alle droghe pesanti.

Per il loro essere trasgressivi furono chiamati i “brutti, sporchi e cattivi” e contrapposti ai più rassicuranti Beatles, anche se tale contrapposizione fu spesso creata dagli stessi Rolling Stones che si comportavano in modo volutamente antitetico rispetto ai Beatles (con i quali ebbero peraltro sempre un ottimo rapporto di stima e amicizia), proponendo così un modello alternativo a uso e consumo della stampa musicale. I Rolling Stones sono stati, e sono tuttora, un’autentica pietra miliare nell’evoluzione della musica rock del XX secolo, portando sotto i riflettori il malcontento e di conseguenza la protesta di intere generazioni, incarnando così il travagliato spirito dei grandi bluesman del passato e scegliendo il titolo di una canzone di uno di questi (Muddy Waters) come nome del loro gruppo.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985. Jones departed the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1975. Subsequently, Ronnie Wood has been on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman’s departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has been the main bassist. Other notable keyboardists for the band have included Nicky Hopkins, active from 1967 to 1982; Billy Preston through the mid 1970s (most prominent on Black and Blue) and Chuck Leavell, active since 1982. The band was first led by Jones but after teaming as the band’s songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed de facto leadership.

The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964–65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band are identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Critic Sean Egan states that within a year of the release of their 1964 debut album, they “were being perceived by the youth of Britain and then the world as representatives of opposition to an old, cruel order — the antidote to a class-bound, authoritarian culture.”[1] They were instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll and of changing the international focus of blues culture, to the less sophisticated blues typified by Chess Records artists such as Muddy Waters, writer of “Rollin’ Stone”, after which the band is named. After a short period of musical experimentation that culminated with the poorly received and largely psychedelic album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967), the group returned to its bluesy roots with Beggars’ Banquet (1968) which—along with its follow-ups, Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972)—is generally considered to be the band’s best work and are considered the Rolling Stones’ “Golden Age”. Musicologist Robert Palmer attributed the “remarkable endurance” of the Rolling Stones to being “rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music”, while “more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone”.[2]

The band continued to release commercially successful records in the 1970s and sold many albums, with Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981) being their two most sold albums worldwide. In the 1980s, a feud between Jagger and Richards about the band’s musical direction almost caused the band to split but they managed to patch their relationship and had a big comeback with Steel Wheels (1989) which was followed by a big stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, new recorded material from the group has been increasingly less well-received and less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones have continued to be a huge attraction on the live circuit, with big stadium tours in the 1990s and 2000s. By 2007, the band had made what were then four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time (Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994–95), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–99), Licks Tour (2002–03) and A Bigger Bang Tour (2005–07).[3]

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list, and their estimated album sales are above 250 million. They have released twenty-nine studio albums, eighteen live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) was their first of five consecutive number one studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive number one studio albums in the US. In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones

Mercato


Mercato

In un cunicolo
di colori
s g a r g i a n t i
febbrili
le mani toccano
-cercano sogni-
tra vocii
e sudore
incamminati
sotto il sole
A g o s t o
contorna
desideri di abiti
n u o v i
tra bambini
sciamanti
su sagome uguali
Occhi
celano vite
tra odori
in miscuglio
-sorrisi in ricerca-
attirare di voci
s u a d e n t i
fantasie
che rompono
noie vaganti
trovando appigli
in brusii intermittenti

09.08.2002 Poetyca

Market

In a tunnel
color
bright
febrile
hands touch
Dreams-try-
between vocii
and sweat
journeying
under the sun
August
surrounds
desire to live
new
among children
swarming
shapes on the same
Eyes
hidden lives
between odors
in mixture
-Smiles-search
attract entries
suaden t i
fantasies
breaking
trouble wandering
finding holds
in intermittent buzzing

09.08.2002 Poetyca

Angelo senza ali


rosangelo

 Angelo senza  ali    
     
        Tu che colmi le mie insicurezze
e i momenti di fragilità,
prendi il mio cuore
e lo accarezzi,
parole dolci
voce in abbraccio
che riempie silenzi.
Tu che ascolti storie
a volte di altri
e con vellutati pensieri
mi circondi
sciogliendo sogni.
Tu che senza occhi
senza volto non sei mistero.
Tutto conosco di te
e mai mi sazio
del tuo essermi accanto.
Angelo senza ali
nulla s’infrange
contro il tempo
perché amore sei tu.
Con te nasce
il mio continuo sorriso
con te libero vita.

21.05.2002 Poetyca

Angel without wings

You who filled my insecurities
and the moments of fragility,
take my heart
and caresses him,
sweet words
voice in embrace
that fills silences.
You who listen to stories
sometimes than others
and with velvety thoughts
surround me
by dissolving dreams.
You who without eyes
you are not faceless mystery.
Everything I know about you
and I never had enough
of your be close to me.
Angel without wings
nothing shatters
against time
because they love you.
With you is born
my constant smile
free life with you.

21.05.2002 Poetyca

Amarti


Amarti

Nelle prospettive
danzanti
di albe
fluttuanti
ho imprigionato la notte.

Nello scorrere
lieve
di mille carezze
ho sciolto il dolore.

Nei sogni improvvisi
come scrosci
di pioggia
ho lavato il grigiore.

Nei sorrisi accesi
di giorni di festa
ho steso le labbra.

Con la bocca appoggiata
sulla tua bocca
ho placato
la furia del vento
che ora i pensieri
t’accarezza.

Con sorrisi fragranti
ho ipotecato
i nostri sogni
garanzia
d’ebbrezza.

Con occhi d’argento
ho fermato
visioni
svettavano decise
malgrado
smagriti colori.

Nel passato perduto
agonia del presente
ho perdonato
ricordi.
Nella speranza vitale
che palpita sempre
ho affidato futuro.

Dalla teoria del nulla
nascevano dubbi………..

………….Dissolti
in abbraccio
ho la balenata certezza
d’amarti.

10.05.2002 Poetyca

Love you

In Perspective
dancing
sunrises
floating
I locked the night.

Scroll through
slight
a thousand caresses
I dismissed the pain.

In dreams sudden
as bursts
rain
I washed the gray.

In the bright smiles
of holidays
I stretched my lips.

With his mouth resting
On your mouth
I calmed
the fury of the wind
now the thoughts
caresses.

With smiles fragrant
I mortgaged
our dreams
Warranty
intoxicating.

With silver eyes
I stopped
visions
soared decided
despite
emaciated colors.

In the past lost
agony of this
I have forgiven
memories.
Hoping life
that beats forever
I entrusted the future.

From the theory of nothing
doubts arose … … … ..

… … … …. Dissolved
to embrace
I flashed the certainty
loving you.

10.05.2002 Poetyca

Ammutolendo


Ammutolendo

Forse sono brava
a “dipingere parole”
ma ci sono cose
che non saprei dire

Nascono dentro
ricordi e sogni
tempeste o sorrisi
emozionato sentire

Vibrante percorso
sfoglia l’animo
ammutolendo dentro
non trovo voce

Poco sarebbe
regalare rime
ma non ho altro
che uno sguardo e il cuore

29.08.2002 Poetyca


Speechless

Maybe I’m good
to paint the words ”
but there are things
I can not say that

Born in
memories and dreams
storms or smiles
feel excited

Vibrant location
Browse the soul
silenced in
I can not find entry

Soon it would be
give rhymes
but I have no other
one eye and the heart

29.08.2002 Poetyca

Finestre


Finestre

Non rinnegare
le parole dette
apri lo spiraglio
del cuore

Dalla tua finestra
occhi negli occhi
a riempire
-vuoto ancestrale-

Sfiorare di sogni
in mute paure
r i c e r c h e
compiono voli

Nella notte
l u c e
intreccio di menti
è il sogno che vive

09.08.2002 Poetyca

Windows

Do not deny
spoken words
open the crack
heart

From your window
eye to eye
to fill
Ancestral-empty-

Touch of dreams
muted fears
r i c e r c h and
perform flight

In the night
l i g h t
interweaving of minds
is living the dream

09.08.2002 Poetyca

Viaggio notturno


 

Viaggio notturno

Ormeggio

emozioni

in placide acque.

Attraverso

il ponte

di realtà sognate.

Armonie

fantasie e palpiti.

Luna si stende

sul mare

in argentei riflessi.

Come donna

si specchia.

Incollo

alla realtà

sogni.

All’impostato

sorriso lunare

regalo nostalgie.

In luci del viandante

ripongo speranze.

Nelle notti

la brezza

risveglia ricordi.

Inquietudine notturna

nel silenzio

sovrasta il vuoto.

Sopraggiunte lacrime

detergono

la notte.

Impalpabili vapori

sfumano

vecchie paure.

Dalla lotta

di luce alborea

prendo forza.

Ecco del sole

i raggi

a cui rubo respiro.

Al tempo scandito

strappo

la mia presenza.

Giorno nuovo

solo ora

reclino il capo.

02.05.2002 Poetyca

 

Night Journey

Mooring

emotions

in calm waters.

Through

the bridge

dream to reality.

Harmonies

fantasies and thrills.

Moon lies

sea

in silvery reflections.

As a woman

is reflected.

Paste

reality

dreams.

Tax

lunar smile

Gift nostalgia.

In light of the wanderer

I put hopes.

In the nights

the breeze

awakens memories.

Nocturnal restlessness

silence

above the void.

Tears that occurred

cleanse

night.

Impalpable vapor

fade

old fears.

From fighting

light Alborea

I take strength.

Here the sun

rays

that steal the breath.

At the time marked

tear

my presence.

New day

only now

bows his head.

02.05.2002 Poetyca

Slancio


Slancio

E conosco
le braci
che ardono
nei cuori tristi

Aneliti di vita
bloccati
dai delusi occhi
di un mondo
g l a c i a l e

e ricordo
i sogni
sparsi
e lasciati
s o f f o c a r e
in un muro
di pianto

troppi sorrisi
d i p i n t i
sulle statue di sale

ma ho aperto
le gabbie
che erano
p r i g i o n i

Ora
volo sul mondo
in perenne
v i s i o n e
di fughe stanche

Con slancio
ti raggiungo
e ti apro le ali

29.07.2002 Poetyca

 

Dash 

And I know
the embers
Flaring
sad hearts

Yearnings for life
Blocked
disappointed by the eyes
a world
glacial

and remember
dreams
scattered
and left
suffocate
in a wall
crying

too many smiles
paintings
on pillars of salt

but I opened
cages
that were
prisons

Now
flight on the world
in perennial
visions
Leak tired

With momentum
I’ll catch up
and you open the wings

29.07.2002 Poetyca

Tremolio


 

Tremolio

Tremolio
di nuove stelle
su occhi lucenti
falci di luna
sempre in agguato
muoiono sogni
senza preavviso

Scalza
attraverso ricordi
petali blu
in abbandono
fragranze perdute
nel buio
della trascorsa notte

10.07.2002 Poetyca

Flickering

Flickering
of new stars
on bright eyes
crescent
always lurking
dreams die
without notice

Barefoot
through memories
blue petals
abandoned
Fragrances lost
in the dark
spent the night

10.07.2002 Poetyca

Solo ora


Solo ora

Quel che sono
le tue parole,
lagune di tristezza,
quel che sono
le tue rime,
ricerche vane.
Mi trattieni ora
con malinconie lontane.

Getta via
grigie atmosfere,
passi trascinati
su marciapiedi stanchi.

Getta via
pesi inutili,
macigni immani
per ciclopi atlantici.

Getta via
battaglie frigide,
non regalano nulla
a generazioni fragili.

Per una volta
chiudi gli occhi
alla realtà,
aprili ora
ai sogni.
Indossa
I panni del giorno,
mille sorrisi ricchi dei colori
di ritrovate aurore
perché avevi
dimenticato il canto.

Solo ora
puoi asciugare
dopo l’incertezza
e il dolore
tutto il tuo pianto.

30.04.2002 Poetyca

Only now

What are
your words,
lagoons of sadness,
what they are
your rhymes,
searches in vain.
I hold hours
away with melancholy.

Throws
gray atmosphere,
distance dragged
on pavements tired.

Throws
unnecessary weight,
huge boulders
for cyclops Atlantic.

Throws
battles frigid,
not give anything
generations fragile.

For once
close your eyes
reality,
open them hours
dreams.
Wear
The clothes of the day,
rich colors of a thousand smiles
found to aurora
because you
Forgot your hand.

Only now
You can dry
after the uncertainty
and pain
all your tears.

30.04.2002 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.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_Cell

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_Cell

Lavorare -To work – Confucio


Lavorare

Scegli un lavoro che ami,
e non dovrai lavorare
neppure un giorno in vita tua.

Confucio

To work

Choose a job you love,
and you won’t have to work
not even a day in your life.

Confucius

Parole


Parole

Parole non dette,
parole nascoste,
parole armi,
parole pensiero,
parole alle parole,
parole che leggere prendono il volo,
parole morte in gola prima di nascere,
parole che vivono come sospiro.
Parole che sperano ancora,
parole gabbiani,
parole sogni,
parole aria,
parole vita,
parole TU.

12.03.2002 Poetyca

Words

Unspoken words,
hidden words
words weapons,
words, thoughts,
words to words,
read words that take flight,
words in gorge death before birth
words as living breath.
Words that are still hoping,
words seagulls
words, dreams,
words air,
word life
words YOU.

12.03.2002 Poetyca

Oro puro


Oro puro

Sotto gli strali
della vita
si nasconde
la luce

…E la luce
è il suono.

Aquila
che si libra in volo
tra arcobaleni fioriti.

Tutto vibra
anche i sorrisi.

Tra le perle
respira la gioia.

La rosa
apre i petali.

Leggero il volo
che solca sorriso

. . . Nella luce
la sua vibrazione.

Raggi dorati
sulle ali
e la brezza accarezza
r e s p i r o .

Un sorriso costante
v i b r a
espandendo il cielo

…Dalla radice
alla chioma
trovato il suono
che porta piuma.

Il sole chiama a sé
la goccia
che vibrando
diventa oro.

Perle cadono:
terra feconda e volo.

12.06.2002 Poetyca

Pure gold

Under the arrows
Life
hides
light

And the light …
is the sound.

Aquila
hovering flight
between rainbows bloom.

Everything vibrates
even smiles.

Among the pearls
breathe joy.

The Rose
opens the petals.

Light Flight
plowing smile

. . . In light
its vibration.

Golden rays
On the Wings
and the breeze caresses
breath.

A constant smile
vibrates
expanding the sky

From the root …
to crown
found sound
that leads down.

The sun calls to itself
drop
vibrating
turns to gold.

Perle fall:
fertile land and flight.

12.06.2002 Poetyca

Arricchimento – Enrichment


🌸Arricchimento🌸

Non sempre termini come “globale” o “globalizzazione” hanno un’accezione positiva poiché si alimenta l’atteggiamento di uniformità e il calpestare
individualità ed originalità.
È importante accogliere quanto si avverte come “diverso” per approfondire
ed apprezzare quanto ci possa arricchire.

12.06.2019 Poetyca
🌸🌿🌸#Poetycamente
🌸Enrichment

Terms such as “global” or “globalization” do not always have a positive meaning because they feed the attitude of uniformity and trampling individuality and originality.
It is important to welcome
what is perceived as “different”
to investigate and appreciate
how much it can enrich us.

12.06.2019 Poetyca

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. 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Cockburn

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Cockburn

Sade


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Sade ([ʃɑːˈdeɪ] in inglese, /ʃaˈde/ sciadé in italiano) sono un gruppo jazz-pop britannico molto popolare, che prende il nome dalla propria leader Sade Adu. La loro musica fonde elementi di R&B, soul music, jazz e soft rock.

L’album di debutto, Diamond Life, fu pubblicato nel 1984 e raggiunse la posizione n. 2 nella UK Albums Chart, con oltre 1,2 milioni di copie vendute nel solo Regno Unito. L’album si aggiudicò anche il BRIT Award per il miglior album britannico del 1985. L’album fu un successo internazionale, raggiungendo la prima posizione in diversi Paesi e la top ten negli Stati Uniti, dove vendette oltre 4 milioni di copie. A fine 1985 i Sade pubblicarono il loro secondo album, Promise, che arrivò al numero 1 sia nel Regno Unito che negli Stati Uniti.] L’album fu certificato nel Regno Unito con il doppio disco di platino dalla BPI e negli USA con il quadruplo disco di platino dalla RIAA. Nel 1986 la band vinse il Grammy Award al miglior artista esordiente.[4] Nel 2002 Sade ha vinto un Grammy con l’album Lovers Rock nella categoria “Best Pop Vocal Album; for solo artists, duos or groups” . Il sesto album registrato in studio, Soldier of Love, fu pubblicato l’8 febbraio 2010 a raggiunse il n. 4 in Inghilterra ed il n. 1 negli Stati Uniti Nel 2011 la band ha vinto il quarto Grammy Award per la “miglior performance R&B”

Secondo la RIAA Sade ha venduto 23,5 milioni di copie negli USA ed oltre 50 milioni di copie in tutto il mondo. L’emittente televisiva VH1 li ha messi al 50º posto nell’elenco dei cento migliori artisti di tutti i tempi

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sade_(gruppo_musicale)

Sade (/ʃɑːˈd/ shah-day) are an English soul and R&B band formed in London in 1982. However, three of their members were originally from Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Sade is the lead singer of the eponymous band. Their music also features elements of jazz and soft rock.

Sade’s debut album, Diamond Life, was released in 1984, reaching No. 2 in the UK Album Chart, selling over 1.2 million copies in the UK, and won the Brit Awardfor Best British Album in 1985.[1] The album was also a hit internationally, reaching No. 1 in several countries and the top ten in the US where it has sold in excess of 4 million copies. In late 1985, Sade released their second album, Promise, which peaked at No. 1 in both the UK and the US.[2][3] It was certified double platinumin the UK, and quadruple platinum in the US. In 1986 the band won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.[4] Their 2000 album, Lovers Rock, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Sade’s sixth studio album, Soldier of Love, was released on 8 February 2010, and peaked at No. 4 in the UK, and No. 1 in the US. In 2011, the band won their fourth Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

Sade’s US certified sales so far stand at 23.5 million units according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and have sold more than 50 million units worldwide to date. The band were ranked at No. 50 on VH1’s list of the “100 greatest artists of all time.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sade_(band)

The Smiths- Hatful Of Hollow (1984)


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Gli Smiths sono stati un gruppo alternative rock inglese, formatosi a Manchester nel 1982.

Raggiunta la popolarità nel corso degli anni ottanta, hanno avuto grande influenza nello sviluppo della musica rock degli anni successivi ed un notevole seguito di pubblico. Il gruppo si è sciolto nel 1987.

I componenti erano Morrissey alla voce, Johnny Marr alla chitarra, Andy Rourke al basso, e Mike Joyce alla batteria.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiths

The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s.[1] Qmagazine’s Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that The Smiths were “the one truly vital voice of the ’80s”, “the most influential British guitar group of the decade” and the “first indie outsiders to achieve mainstream success on their own terms”.[2] The NME named the Smiths the “most influential artist ever” in a 2002 poll, even topping the Beatles.[3]

Based on the songwriting partnership of Morrissey and Marr, the group signed to the independent record label Rough Trade Records, on which they released four studio albums, The Smiths (1984), Meat Is Murder (1985), The Queen Is Dead (1986) and Strangeways, Here We Come (1987). Four of their albums (including three studio albums) appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. They have also released several compilations, and numerous non-LP singles.

The Smiths had several singles reach the UK top twenty and all four of their studio albums reached the UK top five, including one which topped the charts. They won a significant following and remain cult favourites, although they had limited commercial success outside the UK while they were still together. The band broke up in 1987 and have turned down several offers to reunite.

The band’s focus on a guitar, bass, and drum sound, and their fusion of 1960s rock and post-punk, were a repudiation of synthesizer-based contemporary dance-pop – the style popular in the early 1980s. Marr’s guitar-playing on his Rickenbacker often had a jangly sound reminiscent of Roger McGuinn of the Byrds.[4] Marr’s guitar-playing influenced later Manchester bands, including The Stone Roses and Oasis. Morrissey and Marr’s songs combined themes about ordinary people with complex, literate lyrics delivered by Morrissey with a mordant sense of humour.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiths