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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]

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Gentle Giant – Sight an Sound in Concert (Full)


I Gentle Giant sono un gruppo musicale rock progressivo britannico, tra i più rappresentativi del rock progressivo britannico degli anni settanta.
I Gentle Giant furono fondati dai tre fratelli Shulman (Derek, Phil e Ray) nel 1970, un anno dopo lo scioglimento del precedente gruppo degli Shulman, Simon Dupree and the Big Sound. Ai fratelli si unirono il chitarrista Gary Green e il tastierista e vibrafonista Kerry Minnear; diversi batteristi si alternarono nel corso degli anni. Phil fu l’unico degli Shulman ad abbandonare il gruppo, nel 1972.

I primi album del gruppo, ovvero l’omonimo album di debutto e i successivi Acquiring the Taste (1971), Three Friends (1972), Octopus (1972) e In a Glass House (1973), sono generalmente considerati le opere più significative del gruppo. Sono caratterizzate da uno stile fortemente eclettico e sperimentale, che unisce elementi jazz e hard rock ad atmosfere medievali e barocche (un giornalista inglese, per definire la loro musica, coniò l’espressione baroque and roll). Fra i tratti più chiaramente distintivi di questi primi lavori si devono però citare soprattutto il polistrumentismo e la sovrapposizione di linee armoniche in modo talvolta ricercatamente dissonante (sovrapposizione spesso basata sull’artificio musicale della fuga). Un esempio tipico (da Acquiring the Taste) è Edge of Twilight che nel breve volgere di 3’30” circa vede l’impiego di una ventina di strumenti e l’intreccio di almeno sei temi musicali diversi. All’interno di queste strutture spesso classicheggianti si inserisce una chitarra particolarmente hard, dal suono molto saturato, e parti vocali basate su strutture armoniche complesse, simili per profondità polifonica a quelle di altri gruppi progressive come gli Yes, ma caratterizzate spesso dalla ricerca di originali dissonanze (ben lontane – ad esempio – dalle rassicuranti armonie di Jon Anderson) e da un uso sapiente del contrappunto.

In questa prima fase della loro storia, i Gentle Giant non ebbero la fortuna di mietere lo stesso successo di altri grandi del progressive (vedi ancora Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson). Curiosamente, ebbero un grande successo in diverse nazioni europee ma non nella loro madrepatria; né riuscirono a superare l’Atlantico.
Questa situazione iniziò a mutare a partire dal 1974, anno in cui il gruppo iniziò a riscuotere successo crescente negli Stati Uniti. Proprio a questo fattore alcuni attribuiscono un evidente mutamento di rotta iniziato con The Power and the Glory (1974) e completato nei successivi Free Hand e Interview (1976), tutte opere suonate principalmente con strumentazioni rock tradizionali, caratterizzate da strutture melodiche e ritmiche decisamente meno avventurose, e in cui si può dire che gli elementi caratterizzanti i primi Gentle Giant siano quasi parodiati (persino letteralmente parodiati: in un brano di “intervista” al gruppo incluso su Interview, alla domanda “come definireste la vostra musica?”, gli Shulman e compagni rispondono ripetendo tutti la stessa frase, sfasati nel tempo secondo uno dei loro classici schemi a “canone”). Il doppio album dal vivo Playing The Fool – Live registrato nell’autunno 1976 testimonia, tuttavia, come i loro concerti avessero, anche allora, conservato intatto lo spirito “eclettico” dei primi tempi, con avvicendamenti continui agli strumenti più disparati (dagli archi al flauto dolce), scambi di ruolo (il cantante che imbraccia il basso, il bassista la chitarra, l’intero gruppo che suona soltanto percussioni, ecc.) e una sorprendente abilità nel riproporre molto fedelmente perfino i complessi contrappunti vocali (il cofanetto DVD+CD Giant on the Box pubblicato nel 2004 e contenente esibizioni live del 1974-1975, ne è ulteriore documento).

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Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members. All of the band members, except Malcolm Mortimore, were multi-instrumentalists. Although not commercially successful, they did achieve a cult following.

The band’s onetime stated aim was to “expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming very unpopular”, although this stance was to alter significantly with time. While never achieving the commercial heights of progressive rock contemporaries such as Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Genesis, Yes or Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant was considered to be one of the most experimental bands in the genre (as well as one of the most experimental rock bands of the 1970s).

Gentle Giant’s music was considered complex even by progressive rock standards, drawing on a broad swath of music including folk, soul, jazz, and classical music. Unlike many of their progressive rock contemporaries, their “classical” influences ranged beyond the Romantic and incorporated medieval, baroque, and modernist chamber music elements. The band also had a taste for broad themes for their lyrics, drawing inspiration not only from personal experiences but from philosophy and the works of both François Rabelais and R. D. Laing.

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E tu adesso che dirai – And now that you say


E tu adesso che dirai

E tu
che non comprendi
il mio essere felice
soltanto
se tu
lo sei

E tu
adesso
che dirai

Innalzi
il muro
del silenzio
ed in punta di piedi
te ne vai

E non raccolgo
la ragione
sullo scivolare
lento
delle mie parole
che non
trattieni più

– hai aperto le tue mani –
per non stringere
sorrisi

E svaniscono
le ore
che cancelli
con un gesto
con una fuga
per non aver compreso
tutto quello che
ti volevo dire


E tu
adesso
che dirai
con quel muro
qui davanti
– prigione
costruita –
solo da te
che non comprendi

E resti
ora impigliato
nella tua illusione
nel perimetro racchiuso
dall’invisibile muro
delle tue paure

E se soltanto
tu avessi compreso
mi avessi letto dentro
forse ora
non saresti in fuga
per chiuderti alle spalle
la porta della tua impazienza

14.01.2004 Poetyca


And now that you say

And you
you do not understand
my being happy
only
if you
you’re

And you
now
you say

Raise
the wall
silence
and on tiptoe
you go

And do not pick
reason
on slide
slow
my words
not
Hold more

– You open your hands –
not to tighten
smiles

And disappear
hours
to delete
with a gesture
with an escape
for not including
everything
I wanted to say


And you
now
you say
with the wall
here before
– Prison
built –
only you
you do not understand

It remains
hours entangled
in your illusion
enclosed within the perimeter
the invisible wall
your fears

And if only
you had understood
I had read in
maybe now
would not be on the run
to close behind
the door of your impatience

14.01.2004 Poetyca

Eterno ritorno – Eternal Recurrence


Eterno ritorno

Deja vu
come vorticose danze
pennellate nell’anima

Tempo passato
nello scandire di nenie
e nell’odore perduto

Ed ora
tutto si spiega
in immagini in volo

Ora
è raccolta presenza
d’un eterno ritorno

09.03.2004 Poetyca

Eternal Recurrence

Deja vu
as whirling dances
touches the soul

Past
scan of the dirges
smell and lost

And now
explains everything
in pictures in flight

Now
collection is the presence
of an eternal return

09.03.2004 Poetyca

Senza mai morire – Never die


Senza mai morire
Amico aspetta
e siedi con me
per piacere
fermati ad osservare
se tra parole dette
forse non afferrate
ed aspettative vane
anche tu comprendi
questa strana sensazione
Inganni che fanno ombra
a se stessi nel cammino
di una leggera illusione
che afferra il silenzio
e non lascia spazio
ad alcuna ragione

Amico dammi la mano
in questa strana attesa
e fammi comprendere
se sono io a sbagliare
ad aver creduto a chi
danza tra ombre
di uno strano specchio
che distorce quel che sono
per portare solo l’immagine
di chi voleva attenzione

Amico ora che la verità
si snoda piano sogghignando
per quel che sono agli occhi
di chi non mi vede perchè
sono diventata trasparente
vorrei chiudere in faccia a tutti
ogni mia presenza e restare
nell’attesa di un silenzio
senza più confine

Amico tu ci sei
e le lucciole di questa notte
sono stelle che illuminano
tutte le mie speranze
e se soltanto una mia parola
per te è stata importante
credo allora che esser qui
a te accanto nel silenzio
di questa notte stellata
non è tempo vano
per la forza che in crescendo
sento salire dall’anima assetata
..e sei vita che risplende
senza mai morire

07.01.2004 Poetyca
Never die

Friend waits
and sit with me
please
stopped to observe
if between words spoken
may not hold
and vain expectations
well you understand
this strange feeling
Deceptions that shade
themselves in the path
a slight illusion
grasping the silence
leaves no room
for no reason

Friend give me your hand
in this strange waiting
and let me understand
if I am wrong in
to those who have believed
dance of shadows
a strange mirror
that distorts what I am
to bring only the image
those who wanted attention

Friend now that the truth
soggnignando plan unfolds
for what they are in the eyes
who does not see me because
I became transparent
I want to close in front of everybody
all my presence and remain
waiting for a silence
without border

Friend you’re there
and fireflies tonight
are stars that brighten
all my hopes
and if only my word
was important for you
So I think that being here
next to you in silence
This starry night
time is not vain
for the strength in growing
up from the soul feel thirsty
.. And you’re life that shines
never die

07.01.2004 Poetyca

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.

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My “Best Of… Elvis Costello And The Attractions” Compilation



Elvis Costello, pseudonimo di Declan Patrick MacManus (Londra, 25 agosto 1954), è un cantautore, chitarrista e compositore britannico. Ha iniziato la sua carriera negli anni settanta come esponente della scena pub rock londinese, prima che il suo nome venisse associato ai movimenti punk e new wave della seconda metà degli anni ’70.[1]

Il suo acclamato album d’esordio My Aim Is True è stato registrato nel 1976. Poco tempo dopo ha formato il gruppo The Attractions, che lo ha accompagnato negli anni seguenti.

Nel corso della sua carriera ha vinto numerosi premi, incluso un Grammy Award ed ha ricevuto due nomination ai BRIT Award nella categoria “Best British Male”. Elvis Costello e The Attractions sono inclusi nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nel 2004 Costello è stato inserito nella lista dei 100 artisti più grandi di tutti i tempi secondo Rolling Stone alla posizione #80.[2]

Tra le sue canzoni più celebri vi sono Alison, Everyday I Write the Book, I Wanna Be Loved, God’s Comic, Shipbuilding, I Almost Had a Weakness, The Man Out of Time, She e Almost Blue.

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Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter.[3] He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s.[4][5] His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1977. Shortly after recording his first album he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year’s Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his most successful single “Oliver’s Army”. His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[6]

Costello and the Attractions toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello’s work since has been as a solo artist, though reunions with members of the Attractions have been credited to the group over the years. Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello’s lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a “pop encyclopaedia”, able to “reinvent the past in his own image”.[7]

Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.[8] In 2003, Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[9] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[10]

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

Ed è – And it is


Ed è
Ed è sempre accordo
che cerca se stesso
per condurre musica
dell’equilibrio
E’ sempre suono
che vibrante t’attraversa
per essere d’Amore
rotta e viaggio
di perenne scoperta

05.02.2004 Poetyca
And it is
And it is always agreement
that self-seeking
to conduct music
balance
It ‘s always sound
that vibrant across you
for Love
route and travel
of perpetual discovery

05.02.2004 Poetyca

Wire


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Gli Wire sono un gruppo musicale inglese formatosi a Londra nell’ottobre 1976.

Il gruppo è sorto durante l’epoca del punk rock britannico e fin dall’inizio si è emancipato da questa scena musicale per porsi come inauguratore della new wave post-punk.

La band ha attraversato fasi molto alterne, tra brusche rotture, ricongiungimenti e altre rotture, e attualmente è di nuovo in “reunion” dopo l’abbandono del 2004.

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

 

Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976  by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), and Robert Gotobed (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album – a key early document of the scene – and were later central to the development of post-punk.

Inspired by the burgeoning UK punk scene, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason wrote, “Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general.”[2]

Wire are a definitive art punk and post-punk ensemble, mostly due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound, often obscure lyrical themes, and, to a lesser extent, their Situationist political stance[citation needed]. The group exhibited a steady development from an early raucous punk style (1977’s Pink Flag) to a more complex, structured sound involving increased use of guitar effects and synthesizers (1978’s Chairs Missing and 1979’s 154). The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout its career.

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

Specchio di vita – Mirror of life


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Specchio di vita

Raccogli una lacrima
e svela a te stesso
quel che nascondevi
Dipingi un sorriso
e allarga le braccia
per accogliere l’arcobaleno

La vita ha a volte passi incerti
e vorresti l’incanto della luna
per sognare , ancora una volta
oltre il confine del nulla

Consapevolezza
è un cammino che raccoglie
tracce di cielo
per rincorrere nei silenzi
quel che eri e che sarai domani

Traccia di vita
in concentriche danze
oltre ogni tempo
per essere dell’infinito
l’incanto senza mistero

Respira ed apri la tua mano
per sentirla sfiorare
senza distanze
da chi ha nel cuore
la tua stessa musica

14.11.2004 Poetyca

Mirror of life

Collect a tear
and reveals to yourself
that you were hiding
Paint a smile
and spreads yours arms
to accommodate the rainbow

Life has sometimes uncertain steps
and would like the charm of the moon
to dream once again
beyond the boundary of nowhere

Awareness
is a path that collects
traces of sky
to chase in the silences
what you were and who you will be tomorrow

Trace of life
in concentric dances
beyond time
to be infinite
without the magic mystery

Breathe and open your hand
to hear her touch
distances without
by those who have the heart
your own music

14.11.2004 Poetyca

 

Best songs of The Cure || The Cure’s Greatest Hits


The Cure è un gruppo musicale post-punk inglese, i cui esordi risalgono al 1976, in piena esplosione new wave (in compagnia di gruppi come Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen). La band, la cui formazione è variata più o meno regolarmente nel corso degli anni, comprendendo da un minimo di due fino ad un massimo di sei membri, ha raggiunto l’apice del successo tra la metà e la fine degli anni ottanta (soprattutto con i singoli Close to Me e Lullaby, tratti, rispettivamente, dai due album The Head on the Door del 1985 e Disintegration del 1989). Robert Smith, il cantante, chitarrista, autore dei testi e compositore di quasi tutte le musiche, nonché fondatore del gruppo, è l’unico membro ad averne sempre fatto parte dagli esordi ad oggi.

Al luglio 2008, i Cure avevano venduto circa 28 milioni di dischi. L’album più venduto è la raccolta di successi Standing on a Beach – The Singles 1978-1985[3] del 1986, che solo in America ha venduto più di due milioni di copie.[4] Tra Regno Unito, Stati Uniti d’America e Italia, i Cure hanno avuto nella Top Ten 12 album (posizioni più alte: UK: Wish, numero 1; USA: Wish, numero 2; Italia: The Cure, numero 2) e 11 singoli (posizioni più alte: UK: Lullaby, numero 5; USA: Lovesong, numero 2, Italia: High, numero 2).[5]

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cure
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with their debut album Three Imaginary Boys. Their second single, “Boys Don’t Cry”, became a hit; this, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band’s increasingly dark and tormented music was a staple of the emerging gothic rock genre.

After the release of 1982’s Pornography, the band’s future was uncertain and Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired. With the single “Let’s Go to Bed” released the same year, Smith began to place a pop sensibility into the band’s music and their popularity increased as the decade wore on, with songs like “Just Like Heaven”, “Lovesong” and “Friday I’m in Love”. The band is estimated to have sold 27 million albums as of 2004 and have released thirteen studio albums, ten EPs and over thirty singles during their career.

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

U2 The Best of 1980-1990: New Year’s Day



Gli U2 sono un gruppo musicale irlandese formatosi a Dublino nel 1976. Il gruppo è composto da Paul David Hewson in arte Bono (cantante), David Howell Evans in arte The Edge (chitarrista), Adam Clayton (bassista) e Larry Mullen Jr. (batterista).

Nella loro carriera hanno venduto 150 milioni di dischi[7] e ricevuto il maggior numero di Grammy Awards per un gruppo, con 22 premi[8].

Nel 2005, appena raggiunto il termine minimo dei 25 anni di carriera, sono stati introdotti nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fin dagli esordi, gli U2 si sono occupati della questione irlandese e del rispetto per i diritti civili, improntando su questi temi anche buona parte della loro attività artistica. Inoltre gli U2 sono tra i pochi gruppi internazionali a potersi vantare di aver sempre mantenuto la propria formazione originale.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). U2’s early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group’s musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

The band formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album Boy. By the mid-1980s, U2 had become a top international act. They were more successful as a touring act than they were at selling records until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars”.[1] Reacting to musical stagnation and criticism of their earnest image and musical direction in the late-1980s, U2 reinvented themselves with their 1991 album, Achtung Baby, and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour; they integrated dance, industrial, and alternative rock influences into their sound, and embraced a more ironic and self-deprecating image. They embraced similar experimentation for the remainder of the 1990s with varying levels of success. U2 regained critical and commercial favour in the 2000s with the records All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004), which established a more conventional, mainstream sound for the group. Their U2 360° Tour from 2009–2011 was the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history.

U2 have released 13 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide.[2] They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band; and, in 2005, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and labelled them the “Biggest Band in the World”.[3] Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, and The Edge’s Music Rising.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2

Bagliore – Glare


Bagliore

Ragazzo
figlio di stelle
e polvere fatata
la vedi la gioia
che sparge il suo bagliore?
Non temere mai nulla
anche nel buio
si cela la luce
Credici soltanto!

Ragazzo che cerchi
la strada che conduca
alla serena visione
di aliti nascosti
– vita del cuore
è compagna –
sorriso sul volto
che devi solo svelare

Apri la mano
e soffia soltanto
un nuovo sogno
che prenderà vita
per il tuo nuovo incanto

25.02.2004 Poetyca

Glare

Boy
son of stars
and fairy dust
See the joy
spreading its glow?
Do not fear anything
even in the dark
hides the light
Believe only!

Girls looking
the road
the serene vision
breaths of hidden
– Life of the heart
is the companion –
smile on his face
you need only disclose

Open hand
and blows only
a new dream
that will take
for your new magic

25.02.2004 Poetyca

Perle di neve – Pearls snow


Perle di neve

Candido scende
mentre lieve si dona
con pallido incanto
in accarezzar di sogni
che ora sfiora
Stupore bambino
senza alcun tempo
nutre e disseta
solchi silenti
di anime arse
Petali bianchi
accolti da sempre
perle di neve
fiocchi d’amore
per voce sola

14.10.2004 Poetyca

Pearls snow

Candide falls
while slightly gives
with pale enchantment
Shakes in dreams
now nearly
Wonder child
no time
nourished
furrows silent
Anime burned
White petals
always accepted
beads snow
flakes of love
for solo voice

14.10.2004 Poetyca

Lacerata cortina di nubi – Torn Curtain clouds


Lacerata cortina di nubi

Quanti sogni manifesta il cuore fanciullo:
chimere e attese di scoprire il fascino
di un mondo che appare spazio d’incanto

Quante poi le cadute ed i muri
– amare ferite –
che sbriciolano ogni entusiasmo

Singhiozza la speranza lungo la via
e sembra oscurarsi il cielo – senza sole –
perchè tra fitte nuvole è nascosto

Restano vuote le mani
ed incisi nell’anima
sono i graffi mortali

Qualcosa…qualcosa resta
con gusto di nostalgia
come piccolo fiore

Lieve la brezza
che chiama Primavera
ed ancora il risveglio

Ecco è vento
che palpitando
conduce forza nuova

Lacerata cortina di nubi
ora si dona alla visione
d’un sole che mai ha abbandonato

09.02.2004 Poetyca

Torn Curtain clouds

How many dreams manifest your heart boy:
chimeras and waited to discover the charm
a world that is enchanting space

How then falls and walls
– Love hurts –
that crumble any enthusiasm

Sobs hope along the way
and seems to darken the sky – no sun –
because it is hidden in dense clouds

Remain empty hands
and engraved in the soul
Scratches are fatal

Something … something is
with taste of nostalgia
as a small flower

Slight breeze
calling Spring
and still waking up

Here is wind
that trembling
brings new strength

Torn Curtain clouds
now gives vision
of a sun that never gave up

– 09.02.2004 Poetyca

Nel mistero – In the mystery


nel mistero

Nel mistero

Danzano
Gocciolano
Abbracciano il mondo
parole sbocciate
Soffice incanto
Fascino lieve
in punta di dita
dalla mente al cuore
Girandola di stelle
illumina il tempo
di un solo sospiro:
È vita intinta
nel mistero

11. 04. 2013 Poetyca

In the mystery

Dance
Drips
Spanning the world
words blossomed
Soft charm
Charm slight
at your fingertips
from the mind to the heart
Swirl of stars
illuminates the time
a single sigh:
Life is dipped
in the mystery

11. 04. 2013 Poetyca

Allmand Brothers Band.- a Decade of hits (1969-1979)


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp9qJJZsBBs]

La Allman Brothers Band è un gruppo statunitense formatosi a Jacksonville, Florida, tra il 23 e il 26 marzo 1969[3] attorno ai due fratelli Duane e Gregg Allman. Sono considerati i principali inventori del southern rock[4], genere nato dalla miscela di elementi del blues, del rock, del country e del jazz in generale.[5]

La discografia ufficiale comprende dodici album studio, quattordici album live e sedici raccolte.

Nel 1995 la Allman Brothers Band è entrata a far parte della Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (drums). While the band has been called the principal architects of southern rock, they also incorporate elements of blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows have jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group’s first two studio releases stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album features extended renderings of their songs “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post“, and is often considered among the best live albums. Group leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident not long afterward, and the band completed Eat a Peach (1972) in his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band’s popularity. Following the death of bassist Berry Oakley later that year, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973’sBrothers and Sisters, which, combined with the hit single, “Ramblin’ Man“, placed the group at the forefront of 1970s rock music. Internal turmoil overtook the band soon after; the group dissolved in 1976, reformed briefly at the end of the decade with additional personnel changes, and dissolved again in 1982.

The band reformed once more in 1989, releasing a string of new albums and touring heavily. A series of personnel changes in the late 1990s was capped by the departure of Betts. The group found stability during the 2000s with bassist Oteil Burbridge and guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (the nephew of their drummer), and became renowned for their month-long string of shows at New York City‘s Beacon Theater each spring. The band retired in 2014 with the departure of the aforementioned members. The band has been awarded eleven gold and five platinum albums,[2] and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stone ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.

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

Verso casa – Homeward


Verso casa

Al suon
di chete acque
zampilla l aurora

non lasciar
che la mente
si distolga
dal canto lieve

Note d arpa
disegnano respiri
nell immobile
luogo d anima

Danza ora
rimbalzando
l eco distante
del tempo andato

Percepite carezze
avvolgono di luce
il mio sorriso
che s estende

Senza peso
sprigiono vapori
senza meta
li protendo

Oltre quel che vedo
nulla conosco
ma è incanto
che richiama

Piuma soffice
è cullata
in un soffio
il suo Universo

Scintillio di stelle
che baluginano
sono casa
che m accoglie

08.01.2004 Poetyca

Homeward

The sound
quiet waters
gushes the aurora

not leave
the mind
will distract
part slightly

Harp Notes
draw breath
in property
place of soul

Dance hours
bouncing
The distant echo
time went

Feel caresses
wrap of light
my smile
extending

Weightless
shone out fumes
aimlessly
they stretch out

Beyond that I see
I know nothing
but it’s magic
recalls

Soft foam
is cradled
in a flash
his universe

Twinkle star
that glimmer
are home
that welcomes me

08.01.2004 Poetyca

The Clash – Full Concert – 03/08/80 – Capitol Theatre (OFFICIAL)


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I Clash sono stati un gruppo musicale british punk britannico. Attivi dal 1976 al 1986, furono uno dei gruppi più acclamati dalla critica del periodo. Formati principalmente da Joe Strummer (voce, chitarra ritmica), Mick Jones (chitarra solista, voce), Paul Simonon (basso, voce) e Nick “Topper” Headon (batteria, percussioni). Headon lasciò il gruppo nel 1982, e Jones nel 1983, il gruppo proseguì con nuovi membri negli anni successivi, ma all’inizio del 1986 si sciolse definitivamente.

I Clash erano famosi per la loro varietà musicale (nel loro repertorio trovano posto reggae, dub, rap, rockabilly e altri generi), per la sofisticatezza lirica e politica che li distingueva dalla maggior parte dei loro colleghi appartenenti al movimento punk e per le loro esibizioni dal vivo particolarmente intense. Inseriti al trentesimo posto nella classifica degli artisti immortali stilata dalla rivista Rolling Stone, i Clash sono anche noti come The Only Band That Matters (l’unico gruppo che conti).

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

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae,dub, funk, ska and rockabilly. For most of their recording career the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky “Topper” Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones’s departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

The Clash achieved commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their debut album, The Clash, in 1977. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States when it was released there the following month. It was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade later by Rolling Stone magazine. In 1982 they reached new heights of success with the release of Combat Rock, which spawned the US top 10 hit “Rock the Casbah”, helping the album to achieve a 2× Platinum certification there. Their final album, Cut the Crap, was released in 1985.

The Clash’s politicised lyrics, musical experimentation, and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular.[2] They became widely referred to as “The Only Band That Matters”, originally a promotional slogan introduced by the group’s record label, CBS. In January 2003, shortly after the death of Joe Strummer, the band—including original drummer Terry Chimes—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Clash number 28 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

Critic Sean Egan summarised what made them exceptional by writing, “They were a group whose music was, and is, special to their audience because that music insisted on addressing the conditions of poverty, petty injustice, and mundane life experienced by the people who bought their records. Moreover, although their rebel stances were often no more than posturing, from the Clash’s stubborn principles came a fundamental change in the perception of what is possible in the music industry, from subject matter to authenticity to quality control to price ceilings.”

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

Lieta speranza – Joyful hope


Lieta speranza

Buongiorno
di magia ed incanto
dipinto tra parole
che carezzano il cuore
L’anima intanto avvolge
le ore che son dono
di sorrisi e lieta speranza
con un abbraccio
che mai abbandona

Solo istanti proiettati
nel tempo che annullano
ogni nostra distanza
per essere ora
vibrazione che colora
quella gioia condivisa
per lo stesso cammino

03.02.2004 Poetyca

Joyful hope

Good morning
of magic and enchantment
painting in words
that caress your heart
The soul meanwhile wraps
the hours are gift
smiles and joyful hope
with a hug
who never abandons

Only moments projected
over time, which eliminate
each of our distance
for hours
color vibration
that joy shared
the same road

03.02.2004 Poetyca

Effimere parole – Ephemeral words



Effimere parole
Tante effimere parole,
teorie e logica, una ricerca
che non porta lontano.

Solo silenzio di una notte,
si dona nell’incanto
di una stella,non appare
neppure lontana…
…e chiama
In essa la voglia
di fuggire a tutto
e divenire nel nulla
quel che tutto appaga.

14.03.2004 Poetyca

Ephemeral words
Many ephemeral words,
theories and logic, a search
not very far.

Only the silence of a night
gives enchantment
of a star does not appear
not far away …
And calls …
In it, the desire
to escape all
in and become nothing
that satisfies everyone.

14.03.2004 Poetyca

Risveglio alla vita – Awakening to life


Risveglio alla vita

Il vero sole
sono i pensieri
che richiamano
forza ed emozioni
Scorrere del tempo
che stringi piano
tra le dita al mattino
Sorriso che raccoglie
i primi raggi dorati
e voglia di essere
come quel passero
che anima il tuo risveglio
alla vita ed al suo incanto

21.01.2004 Poetyca

Awakening to life

The true sun
are the thoughts
recalling
strength and emotions
Passage of time
you shake plan
between the fingers in the morning
Smile that collects
the first golden rays
and desire to be
how that sparrow
that your soul awakening
life and its charm

21.01.2004 Poetyca

Dipinte immagini senza spazio – Painted images without space


Dipinte immagini senza spazio

Ora che
malgrado l’Inverno
il mandorlo è fiorito
ed offre generosi rami
– per i passeri ospitale –
vorrei soltanto
non arrivi il vento a spezzarli

Ora che appare incanto
il tempo da petali avvolto
vorrei soltanto
non se ne strappino i sogni

E’ lieve il danzare
come armonia che chiama
e la musica intona
note conosciute
ma dove?

Sono respiri immoti
e il tempo non conosce
più alcun luogo
rarefatta atmosfera
tra fruscii d’ali

Sconfinano dimensioni
tra quel che vedo
e quel che era
ma quando?

Si compenetrano istanti
in tempo che srotola misteri
– dipinte immagini senza spazio –
e nel soffio d’alba io c’ero

16.02.2004 Poetyca

Painted images without space

Now
despite the Winter
the almond tree is blooming
and offers generous branches
– For the sparrows hospitable –
I would just
not arrive on the wind to break them

Now that is magic
Time petals enveloped by
I would just
if they do not tear your dreams

And ‘the little dance
as harmony that calls
and the music sings
known known
but where?

Breaths are motionless
and time do not know
most anywhere
rarefied atmosphere
between rustling of wings

Encroach size
between what I see
and what was
but when?

Interpenetrating moments
time that unravels mysteries
– Painted images without space –
and the breath of dawn I was there

16.02.2004 Poetyca

Senza prigione – Without prision


Senza prigione

Bambino
leggevi la vita
tra un sogno
ed un’emozione

Poi…
Spezzati incanti
per cercare
nella catena di parole
– Logica esistenza –
che desse vita
al ragionare
incrinato percorso
che portasse
ad imbrigliare voli
Muta perdita
di sassolini bianchi
che adesso
devi cercare
per essere libero
di essere Sentire
e Sogno che di casa
conosca la via
Frammentati attimi
che illuminino la notte
con note di colore
che sono respiro d’anima
E poi…
Essere senza confine
a respirare incanto
senza prigione

14.01.2004 Poetyca

Without prision

Child
reading life
between a dream
and emotion

Then …
Broken charms
search for
chain of words
– Logic existence –
that give life
the reason
cracked path
that would lead
to harness flights
Muta loss
white pebble
now
you should try
to be free
a hearing
and that dream home
know the way
Fragmented moments
that illuminate the night
with hints of color
are breathing soul
And then …
Be without boundary
breathing spell
no prison

14.01.2004 Poetyca

Piccole cose ancora – Little things still


Piccole cose ancora

Piccole cose a volte
sembrano essere mutate
ma il tempo scorre
il tempo sfugge
e lascia nei luoghi
lo stesso sapore
è dentro che muta
il veder le cose
Tornano allora intorno
le sensazioni
che apparivano perdute
e per un istante
un istante ancora…
Torni indietro ad afferrare
tutto quello che hai perduto:
l’incanto della vita preziosa
delle piccole cose

14.01.2004 Poetyca

Little things still

Little things sometimes
seem to be changing
but time passes
Time escapes
to leave the place
same flavor
is that changes in
see the things
Then come back around
feelings
that seemed lost
and for a moment
a while yet …
Back to grasp
all you have lost:
the magic of precious life
small things

14.01.2004 Poetyca

TRAFFIC LIVE AT SANTA MONICA 72


I Traffic sono stati un gruppo musicale rock britannico, i cui membri erano tutti originari delle West Midlands[2], regione contenente la seconda città più popolata dell’Inghilterra, Birmingham.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_(gruppo_musicale)
Traffic was an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands.[1] The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason.[2] They began as a psychedelic rock group whose early singles were influenced by The Beatles,[citation needed] and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards like the Mellotron and harpsichord, sitar, and various reed instruments, and by incorporating jazz and improvisational techniques in their music.[2] Their first three singles were “Paper Sun”, “Hole in My Shoe”, and “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”.[1]

After disbanding in 1969, during which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, Traffic reunited in 1970 to release the critically acclaimed album John Barleycorn Must Die. The band’s line-up varied from this point until they disbanded again in 1975. A partial reunion, with Winwood and Capaldi, took place in 1994.[2]

In 2004, Traffic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Traffic_(band)

Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage


Frank Vincent Zappa (Baltimora, 21 dicembre 1940Los Angeles, 4 dicembre 1993) è stato un compositore, chitarrista, cantante, arrangiatore, direttore d’orchestra eproduttore discografico statunitense. È considerato uno dei più grandi geni musicali del ‘900, capace di fondere tutti i generi a lui precedenti e contemporanei ottenendo un risultato insuperato.[2][3]

Definire il genere musicale di Zappa è quasi impossibile, ma si può affermare che fosse coinvolto in ambiti musicali come rock, blues, jazz, fusion, avanguardia, musica classica, satira e cabaret.[4][5]

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Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar.

Zappa was a self-taught composer and performer, and his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to categorize. His 1966 debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio-generated sound collages. His later albums shared this eclectic and experimental approach, irrespective of whether the fundamental format was rock, jazz or classical. His lyrics—often humorously—reflected his iconoclastic view of established social and political processes, structures and movements. He was a strident critic of mainstream education and organized religion, and a forthright and passionate advocate for freedom of speech, self-education, political participation and the abolition of censorship.

He was a highly productive and prolific artist and gained widespread critical acclaim. He had some commercial success, particularly in Europe, and worked as an independent artist for most of his career. He also remains a major influence on musicians and composers. Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Zappa was married to Kathryn J. “Kay” Sherman from 1960 to 1964. In 1967, he married Adelaide Gail Sloatman, with whom he remained until his death from prostate cancer in 1993. They had four children: Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva. In 2004,Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 71 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and in 2011 at No. 22 on its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

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Nel vento – On the wind


Nel vento

Un falco che conosce del tempo
ogni passo e cerca del sole
la sagoma tra nuvole e orizzonti
Un dispiegar d’ali senza sforzo
che raccoglie tra le piume
il palpito del vento
Resta impavido
a sfidar la sorte amica
che insegna tra carezze
e ruvide sferzate
Raccoglie l’umile percorso
negli occhi in ricerca
e ancora sogna

26.08.2004 Poetyca


On the wind

A hawk who knows the time
every step and seeks the sun
the shape of clouds and horizons
Deploy a wing without effort
that collects in the feathers
the thrill of the wind
Remains undaunted
to defy the fate friend
who teaches between strokes
lashings and rough
Collects the humble path
eyes in search
and still dreaming

26.08.2004 Poetyca

The Very Best of The Eagles


Gli Eagles sono un gruppo musicale rock statunitense proveniente da Los Angeles, formato nel 1971 originariamente da 4 componenti: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon e Randy Meisner; dopo vari cambiamenti di formazione e una lunga pausa dal 1980 al 1994, il gruppo è tuttora in attività.

Il loro disco Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) ha venduto oltre 42 milioni di copie nel mondo di cui 29 milioni solo negli Stati Uniti.

Con milioni di dischi venduti, gli Eagles, sono considerati uno dei gruppi rock più influenti degli anni settanta e della storia della musica contemporanea. Il successo della loro musica è stato confermato nei decenni successivi, caratterizzati da diversi tour mondiali e intervallati da progetti individuali dei componenti del gruppo.

Il loro stile risente dell’influenza di vari generi, quali il country americano, il soft rock, ma anche il rock ‘n’ roll e persino l’hard rock.

Nel corso della loro carriera, oltre alle numerose raccolte gli Eagles hanno pubblicato 7 album discografici e 2 live ufficiali.

Il loro album di maggior successo è Hotel California.

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The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, sixGrammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to theRecording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone‍ ’​s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[2]

The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records[3]—100 million in the U.S. alone—including 42 million copies ofTheir Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and 32 million copies of Hotel California. “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S.[4]They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and highest-selling American band in U.S. history. No American band sold more records than the Eagles during the 1970s.

The Eagles released their self-titled debut album in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: “Take It Easy“, “Witchy Woman“, and “Peaceful Easy Feeling“. Their next album, Desperado (1973), was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, the album contained two of the band’s most popular tracks: “Desperado” and “Tequila Sunrise“. They released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: “Already Gone” and their first number one, “Best of My Love“.

It was not until 1975’s One of These Nights that the Eagles became arguably America’s biggest band. The album included three top 10 singles: “One of These Nights“, “Lyin’ Eyes“, and “Take It to the Limit“, the first hitting the top of the charts. They continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release ofHotel California, which would go on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 32 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California“. They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: “Heartache Tonight“, “The Long Run“, and “I Can’t Tell You Why“, the lead single being another chart-topping hit.

The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They have toured intermittently since then and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number one album. The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album. In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band’s documentary release, History of the Eagles.

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