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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].


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]


Cosa dire di te? – What about you?

Cosa dire di te?

Quel che il cuore ha rivelato
è solo tempo senza affanni
Nessuna corsa ho raccontato
in un viaggio senza sogni :
Solo presenza che raccoglie
mille colori sfumati e stanchi
e poi galoppa sull’asfalto
sotto i riflessi della luna

Cosa dire di te?
Ti avvolgo nel sorriso
sotto la brezza della vita
ti racconto mille aurore
prima che la sera
sia arrivata

Nell’essenza delle cose
ho trovato la scoperta
oltre i confini in questo
incredibile mistero
che non conosce voce
ma comunica ugualmente
con la voglia di comprendere
quello che spesso tace

Cosa dire di te?
Compagno di viaggio
dove la rotta è la compagnia
che racconta l’emozione
per quel che sai essere
e molto spesso dare

Respirano ora le vite
incrociate nell’anima
per essere un segno
che voleva l’ascolto
Sorride la tua presenza
per il momento raccolto
dentro le parole
che si facevano dono

31.03.2004 Poetyca

What about you?

What the heart revealed
time is no worries
I told him no run
a journey without dreams:
Only presence that collects
one thousand hues and tired
and then gallops asphalt
reflections under the moon

What about you?
You wrap the smile
under the breeze of life
I tell you one thousand dawns
before the evening
has arrived

Essence of things
I found the discovery
beyond this
incredible mystery
that knows no voice
but also communicates
with the desire to understand
what is often silent

What about you?
Travel companion
where the route is the airline
that tells the emotion
for what you know to be
and very often give

Breathe now lives
to be a sign
who wanted to listen
Smiles your presence
for the harvest time
in words
which were a gift

31.03.2004 Poetyca

The Grateful Dead – American Beauty (Album Completo) [Full Album]

I Grateful Dead sono stati un gruppo musicale rock statunitense.

Nati alla metà degli anni sessanta, furono fra gli artisti fondamentali della storia di quello che veniva chiamato acid rock o rock psichedelico.[1][2] Divennero celebri per il loro stile eclettico, che univa elementi di rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, country e jazz e dal vivo era caratterizzato da interminabili e lisergiche improvvisazioni modali. Attorno ai Grateful Dead nacque una sorta di culto; alcuni loro fan, chiamati Deadhead, seguirono il gruppo in concerto per anni, vivendo di fatto come nomadi in onore della loro devozione verso “the Dead”.[3]

La rivista Rolling Stone li inserisce al cinquantasettesimo posto nella lista dei 100 grandi artisti.[4]



The Grateful Dead is an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California.[2][3] The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock,[4][5] and for live performances of long musical improvisation.[6][7] “Their music,” writes Lenny Kaye, “touches on ground that most other groups don’t even know exists.”[8] These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world”.[9] They were ranked 57th in the issue The Greatest Artists of all Time by Rolling Stone magazine.[10] They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994[11] and their Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University (May 8, 1977) was added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.[12] The Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.

The Grateful Dead was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area amid the rise of counterculture of the 1960s.[13][14][15] The founding members were Jerry Garcia(guitar, vocals), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals), and Bill Kreutzmann (drums).[16]Members of the Grateful Dead had played together in various San Francisco bands, including Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions and the Warlocks. Lesh was the last member to join the Warlocks before they became the Grateful Dead; he replaced Dana Morgan Jr., who had played bass for a few gigs. With the exception of McKernan, who died in 1973, the core of the band stayed together for its entire 30-year history.[17] Other longtime members of the band includeMickey Hart (drums 1967–1971, 1974–1995, 2015), Keith Godchaux (keyboards 1971–1979), Donna Godchaux (vocals 1972–1979), Brent Mydland (keyboards, vocals 1979–1990), and Vince Welnick (keyboards 1990–1995). Pianist Bruce Hornsby was a touring member from 1990 to 1992, as well as guesting with the band on occasion before and after.

The fans of the Grateful Dead, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert for years, are known as “Deadheads” and are known for their dedication to the band’s music.[6][7] The band and its following (Deadheads) are closely associated with the hippie movement and were seen as a form of institution in the culture of America for many years. Former members of the Grateful Dead, along with other musicians, toured as the Dead in 2003, 2004, and 2009 after touring asthe Other Ones in 1998, 2000, and 2002. There are many contemporary incarnations of the Dead, with the most prominent touring acts being Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends, RatDog, and the Rhythm Devils with drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The group is slated to officially perform together again for their fiftieth anniversary, with Trey Anastasio of Phish taking the role of Jerry Garcia.[18]


L’antico linguaggio – The ancien language

L’antico linguaggio
L’unico linguaggio possibile che possiamo dirottare a noi stessi è la riflessione,
ma se tu credessi tutto vero o possibile quando senti esserlo o quanto è
frutto di elaborazione mentale senza mai “ collaudarlo” con un riscontro che
solo gli altri potrebbero dare, ti chiuderesti solo nella tua isola magica dove
non vivrebbero mai le frustrazioni e tu, piccolo Dio saresti arroccato
alle tue piccole verità plasmate nell’argilla dell’orgoglio.

A chi servirebbe?
e se le tue piccole idee o i tuoi piccoli sentimenti avessero la linfa
preziosa per la vita di chi cammina nella nebbia, per chi è deluso
e sente sempre più la solitudine che affonda ogni certezza di contare
per qualcuno e tu non te ne servissi per farne dono, per conferire
realmente un valore,per fare di quella piccola goccia una fonte
che estingua la sete di chi è assetato, non avresti compreso
la più grande lezione che la vita ti sta insegnando: Amare!

23.01.2004 Poetyca

The ancien language

The only language that we can divert ourselves is a reflection
but if you believe all true or can be when you hear or what has
result of mental processing without “testing” with a response that
others may only give you just shut your magical island where
no never would live and the frustrations you, baby God’d perched
to your little truth molded in clay pride.

Who needs it?
and if your little feelings, ideas or your children had the lymph
precious life of those who walk in the fog, for those disappointed
and feels increasingly lonely sinking any certainty count
for someone and you do not you serve as a gift, to give
really a value, make that a small drop source
quenching the thirst of those who are thirsty, you would not have understood
the greatest lesson that life is teaching: To Love!

23.01.2004 Poetyca


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Magazine è un gruppo musicale post-punk inglese formatosi a Manchester nel 1977 e attivo fino al 1981, prima della reunion avvenuta nel 2009.

Il singolo di debutto del gruppo è la hit Shot by Both Sides, mentre l’album d’esordio è Real Life.

Nel 2004 il chitarrista e fondatore John McGeogh è deceduto.

Nel 2009 la band si è riunita e nel 2011 ha pubblicato un disco di materiale inedito intitolato No Thyself.



Magazine were an English post-punk band active from 1977 to 1981, then again from 2009-2011. The band was formed by Howard Devoto after leaving punk bandBuzzcocks in early 1977. Devoto had decided to create a more progressive and less “traditional” rock band.

Magazine reunited in 2009 for a UK tour, with almost all the remaining members of the “classic” lineup, with the exception of guitarist John McGeoch, who died in 2004. He was replaced by Noko, who had played with Devoto in Luxuria. Magazine released an album of new material, No Thyself, in October 2011, followed by a short UK tour.



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]



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”.


Oltre il labirinto – Beyond the maze

🌸Oltre il labirinto🌸

Tempo trascorso
in cerca di senso
in strade confuse
nel labirinto
con accesi colori
dietro ogni angolo
e nuova scoperta
tra esperienze
mai dimenticate
Trova forza
non ti arrendere
per un nuovo passo
oltre timore
ed illusione
anche oggi
è opportunità
per accendere
sempre l’aurora

27.08.2019 Poetyca
🌸Beyond the maze

Time passed
looking for meaning
in confused streets
in the maze
with bright colors
around every corner
and new discovery
between experiences
never forgotten
Find strength
do not give up
for a new step
beyond fear
and illusion
Also today
it is opportunity
to turn on
always the aurora

27.08.2019 Poetyca

Nove Sutra sulla Pace – Nina Sutras of Peace – Raimond Panikkar

Nove sutra sulla Pace

I sutra sono fili di un’unica collana.
Insieme formano il gioiello chiamato Pace.

1. La pace è partecipazione all’armonia del ritmo dell’Essere

La pace non altera il ritmo della realtà. Non è statica, né dinamica. Non è nemmeno un movimento dialettico. E non significa assenza di forze o di polarità. L’Essere è ritmico, è ritmo, integrazione a-dualista del movimento e del riposo. La cultura tecnocratica occidentale, coltivando l’accelerazione, ha sconvolto i ritmi naturali: è senza pace.

2. È difficile vivere senza pace esterna; impossibile senza pace interna.

Ogni giorno, dopo l’ultima guerra mondiale, mille persone muoiono vittime della guerra. In tutto il mondo vi sono milioni di profughi, bambini nelle strade e persone che muoiono di fame. Non si deve minimizzare questa degradazione umana della nostra razza. Ma se la pace interna sussiste c’è ancora speranza. D’altronde non si può godere di una pace interna se il nostro ambiente umano ed ecologico è vittima di violenze e di ingiustizie. In tal caso la pace interna è un’illusione. E nessun autentico saggio (da Buddha a Cristo) si rinchiude nell’egoismo e nell’autosufficienza.

3. La pace: non la si conquista per se stessi, né la si impone agli altri. È dono dello Spirito

La pace non proviene né da spiritualità masochiste, né da pedagogie sadiche. I regimi imposti non fondano la pace per chi li riceve: bambino, povero, famiglia o nazione che sia. A noi manca l’atteggiamento più femminile del ricevente. La natura della pace è d’essere grazia, dono. È frutto di una rivelazione: dell’amore, di Dio, della bellezza della realtà, è esistenza della provvidenza, bontà della creazione, speranza, giustizia. È Gabe e Aufgabe, dono e responsabilità.

4. La vittoria ottenuta con la sconfitta violenta del nemico non conduce mai alla pace

La maggior parte delle guerre ha trovato giustificazione come risposta a trattati di pace anteriori. I vinti riappaiono ed esigono ciò che è stato loro rifiutato. La stessa repressione del male non ha risultati durevoli. La pace non è il risultato di un processo dialettico del bene contro il male. Il giovane rabbino di Nazaret invitava a far crescere insieme grano e zizzania. La pace fugge il campo dei vittoriosi (Simone Weil). La vittoria è sempre sulle persone; e le persone non sono mai assolutamente cattive.

5. Il disarmo militare richiede un disarmo culturale

La civiltà occidentale ha sviluppato un arsenale di armamenti, qualitativamente e quantitativamente; deve esservi un che di inerente a questa cultura: spirito di competizione, soggettività, tendenza a trascurare il campo dei sentimenti, senso di superiorità, di universalità, ecc.. Il fatto che i discorsi [per la pace, nella civiltà occidentale] si concentrino sulla distruzione degli armamenti, senza prestare attenzione alle questioni più fondamentali, costituisce un esempio di questo stato spirituale. Allora il disarmo culturale – prerequisito per la pace – è difficile almeno come quello militare. Implica una critica alla cultura e un approccio autenticamente interculturale.

6. Nessuna cultura, religione o tradizione può risolvere isolatamente i problemi del nostro mondo

Oggi nessuna religione potrebbe fornire risposte universali (se non altro perché le domande non sono le stesse). Purtroppo nel momento in cui gran parte delle religioni tradizionali tendono a deporre il manto dell’imperialismo, del colonialismo e dell’universalismo, la cosiddetta visione “scientifica” del mondo sembra raccogliere l’eredità culturale di questi atteggiamenti. Qui bisognerebbe citare la parola pluralismo.

7. La pace appartiene principalmente all’ordine del mythos, non del logos

Shalom, pax, eirene, salam, Friede, shanti, píng-an…: la Pace è polisemica; ha numerosi significati. La mia nozione di pace può non essere pacifica per qualcun altro. La pace non è sinonimo di pacifismo. È un mito, qualcosa in cui si crede in quanto dato. Ma non è irrazionale, anzi rende intelligibile l’atto di intendere. Un tempo la pace veniva firmata in nome di Dio; nella nostra epoca la pace sembra un mito unificante emergente ed è anche in suo nome che si fa guerra. Il mythos non dev’essere separato dal logos, ma i due non dovrebbero venire identificati.

8. La religione, via verso la pace

La religione è stata sempre considerata in passato come via di salvezza. Perciò le religioni erano fattori di pace interiore per i propri adepti e di guerre per gli altri. È un fatto che gran parte delle guerre nel mondo sono state guerre religiose. Oggi siamo testimoni di una trasformazione della nozione stessa di religione: le religioni sono modi di raggiungere la pace (non significa ridurle ad un unico denominatore). E la strada per la pace è rivoluzionaria: esige l’eliminazione dell’ingiustizia, dell’egoismo e della cupidigia.

9. Perdono, riconciliazione, dialogo: solo essi conducono alla pace

Punizione, indenizzo, restituzione, riparazione e cose simili non portano alla pace, non spezzano la legge del karma. Credere che ristabilire l’ordine spezzato risolva la situazione è un modo di pensare grossolano, meccanicistico e immaturo. L’innocenza perduta esige la redenzione e non il sogno di una paradiso ritrovato. La via verso la pace è in avanti e non indietro. La storia umana esige perdono. Per perdonare ci vuole una forza che vada oltre l’ordine meccanico di azione-reazione, ci vuole lo Spirito Santo, Amore pilastro dell’universo.

Da: Raimon Panikkar, Pace e interculturalità, Jaca Book, Milano 2002. (Adattamento. Col permesso dell’A.)

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Nine sutras of Peace

The sutras are strings of single necklace.
Together they form the jewel called Peace.

1. Peace is the harmony of the participation rate of Being

Peace does not alter the rhythm of reality. Is not static nor dynamic. It is not a dialectical movement. It does not mean lack of power or polarity. Being is rhythmic, it’s rhythm, integration-dualist movement and rest. Western technocratic culture, cultivating the acceleration, has disrupted the natural rhythms: it is no peace.

2. It’s hard to live without external peace; impossible without inner peace.

Every day after the last world war, a thousand people die of war victims. Throughout the world there are millions of refugees, children in the streets and people dying of hunger. We must not minimize this degradation of our human race. But if there is internal peace, there is still hope. On the other hand you can not enjoy internal peace if our human and ecological environment is the victim of violence and injustice. In this case, the inner peace is an illusion. And no authentic essay (from Buddha to Christ) to be contained in self and selfishness.

3. The peace is won not by themselves, nor can it imposes on others. It is a gift of the Spirit

Peace does not come as spirituality or masochistic, sadistic nor pedagogies. The regimes imposed do not establish peace for those who receive them: child poverty, family or nation it is.We miss the attitude of the recipient female. The nature of peace is to be grace, a gift. It is the result of a revelation of love, of God, the beauty of reality is existence of providence, the goodness of creation, hope, justice. It’s Gabe and Aufgabe, gift and responsibility.

4. The violent victory with the defeat of the enemy never leads to peace

Most wars have been justified as a response to earlier peace treaties. The vanquished reappear and demand what they have been refused. The same repression of evil has no lasting results. Peace is not the result of a dialectical process of good versus evil. The young rabbi from Nazareth invited to wheat and weeds grow together. Peace fled the camp of the victors (Simone Weil). The victory is always on people, and people are never quite bad.

5. The military disarmament disarmament requires a cultural

Western civilization has developed an arsenal of weapons, both qualitatively and quantitatively, there must be something inherent in this culture: the spirit of competition, subjectivity, a tendency to overlook the range of feelings, a sense of superiority, universality, etc. .. The fact that the speeches [for peace in Western civilization] focus on the destruction of weapons, while ignoring the more fundamental issues, is an example of this spiritual state. Then disarmament culture – a prerequisite for peace – at least as hard as military. Implies a critique of culture and intercultural approach authentically.

6. No culture, religion or tradition alone can solve the problems of our world

Today, no religion could provide universal answers (if only because the questions are not the same). Unfortunately, when most of the traditional religions tend to lay the mantle of imperialism, colonialism and universalism, the view of so-called “scientific” in the world seems to collect the cultural heritage of these attitudes. Here one should mention the word pluralism.

7. Peace belongs mainly to the order of the mythos, not the logos

Shalom, Pax, Eirene, salam, Friede, shanti, Ping-an …: Peace is polysemic; has many meanings. My notion of peace can not be peaceful for someone else. Peace is not a synonym for pacifism. It is a myth, something you believe as facts. But it is not irrational, even the act of understanding makes it intelligible.Once peace was signed in the name of God, peace in our time seems to be a unifying myth and it is also emerging in his name that makes war. The mythos should not be separated from the logos, but the two should not be identified.

8. Religion, on the road to peace

Religion has always been considered in the past as a way of salvation. Therefore, religions were factors of inner peace for their followers and other wars. It is a fact that most wars were religious wars in the world. We are witnessing a transformation of the very notion of religion: the religions are ways of achieving peace (means do not reduce them to a common denominator).And the path to peace is revolutionary: it requires the elimination of injustice, selfishness and greed.

9. Forgiveness, reconciliation, dialogue: they alone lead to peace

Punishment, indemnification, restitution, reparation and things like that do not lead to peace, do not break the law of karma.Believe that restoring order to resolve the situation is a broken way of thinking crude, mechanistic and immature. The innocence lost and do not require the redemption of the dream of a paradise regained. The road to peace is forward and not backward. Human history requires forgiveness. To forgive takes a force that goes beyond a mechanical action-reaction, we want the Holy Spirit, Love pillar of the universe.

From: Raimon Panikkar, Peace and Interculturalism, Jaca Book, Milan 2002. (With permission from the A Adattament..)

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.


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.



Steven Patrick Morrissey, meglio conosciuto solo come Morrissey (Manchester, 22 maggio 1959), è un cantante britannico, di origini irlandesi. Giunto al successo, negli anni ottanta, come voce principale della band inglese The Smiths, nel 1987, dopo la separazione del gruppo, si avviò a una carriera solista durante la quale ha pubblicato diversi album, incrementando ulteriormente la propria popolarità a livello internazionale.

Considerato tra i più importanti precursori e innovatori della musica indie, nel 2007, il quotidiano inglese Daily Telegraph l’ha inserito nella classifica dei cento geni viventi. Nel 2008, è stato invece annoverato tra i cento grandi cantanti di tutti i tempi, in una classifica stilata dalla rivista Rolling Stone.

Il 7 ottobre 2014 ha dichiarato che lotta contro un cancro da 18 mesi e per quattro volte è stato operato per l’asportazione di tessuti neoplastici.


Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, or by his nickname, Moz, is an English singer, lyricist, and novelist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. His first solo album, 1988’s Viva Hate, entered the UK Albums Chart at number one.

Morrissey is widely regarded as an important innovator in the indie music scene; music magazine NME considers Morrissey to be “one of the most influential artists ever”, while The Independent says, “Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime.” In 2004, Pitchfork Media called him “one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last 20 years.”

Morrissey’s lyrics have been described as “dramatic, bleak, funny vignettes about doomed relationships, lonely nightclubs, the burden of the past and the prison of the home”. He is also noted for his unusual baritone vocal style (though he sometimes uses falsetto), his quiff hairstyle and his dynamic live performances. In the media, Morrissey’s forthright and often contrarian opinions have caused many controversies; he has attracted media attention for his strong advocacy of vegetarianism and animal rights. He describes himself in his autobiography as an animal protectionist.


Correre il rischio – The risk

Correre il rischio

Quante volte per seguire un flebile volo d’anima ,
un fruscio leggero che conducesse oltre le paure,
oltre le chiusure e gli orizzonti – chiusi alla mente –
ho tentato di sperare , di scorgere una fiammella
che con la sua luce spezzasse le ombre.

Piccole immagini di brillanti colori
che portassero senso alle cadute,
soffio di brezza che accarezzasse i pensieri
per avvolgere e portare forza .

Eppure non era difficile ,
con la speranza legata stretta
ai tremiti incerti della mia anima,
non era che un attimo e poi…
Indomita riprendevo quella strada
che sentivo essere tracciata dentro.

Quante volte , dalla cima di un monte,
tra la libertà trovata, su ali aperte
a toccare il cielo , ho desiderato
che tutto quello che divide, che è
solo un effimero percorso , divenisse
un modo per ritrovare accanto
tutti coloro che non vedono ,
non conoscono oltre le buie prigioni
di sensi illusi che non tacciono.

Gioia avvolge e porta lontano,
ma non potrei tenere tutto chiuso
dentro lo scrigno di verità
che neppure conosco
semplicemente vorrei
poter amare e non chiedere nulla.

11.09.2004 Poetyca

The risk

How many times to follow a faint air of soul,
a slight hiss that led beyond the fears,
over the closures and horizons – the closed mind –
I tried to hope, to see a flame
who with his break light shadows.

Small images of brilliant colors
that bring meaning to the falls,
breeze that caresses the thoughts
to wrap and wear strength.

Yet it was not difficult,
closely linked with the hope
the quakes uncertain of my soul,
was only a moment and then …
Indomitable take over the street
I felt to be drawn inside.

How many times, from the top of a mountain,
between freedom found on wings
to touch the sky I want
that everything that divides, that is
only an ephemeral route became
a way to find next
those who do not see,
do not know beyond the dark prisons
meaning of illusion that are not silent.

Joy envelops and brings distant
but I could not keep everything closed
inside the box of truth
I know that even
I simply
could love and do not ask anything.

11.09.2004 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.



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.



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.


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.


Sei poeta – You are a poet

Sei poeta

Anche se la vita graffia
– Tu non ti arrendere
a nessuna tempesta –
Sono aliti di stelle
tra la luna ed il cuore
le parole leggere
che ti potrei donare
Sono piuma sospesa
le brezze di fuoco
per la forza che manca
Tu lo sai …
– Mai facile è il passo
per chi sulla roccia
nel silenzio s’arrampica –
Eppur ci sono!
Tu guarda nel sorriso
di un prato alla sera
che languida scende
Racconta ancora
una storia alla notte
che infreddolito
ti sorprende
– stempera i silenzi –
con il tuo grande dono
e con la forza nell’anima
nel tuo ascolto interiore
prendi la via che palpita
– sei poeta e vivi –
con tutta la tua passione
questa vita ed il suo mistero

 01.01.2004 Poetyca

You are a poet

Even if life scratch
– You do not give up
to any storm –
They are the breath of stars
between the moon and the heart
the words read
you could donate
Feathers are suspended
the breezes of fire
for the force that is missing
You know …
– Never easy is the step
for those on the rock
climbs in silence –
And yet there are!
You see the smile
a lawn in the evening
that languid falls
tell me more
a story at night
that cold
I wonder
– Dilutes the silence –
with your great gift
and with the strength of soul
Listening to your inner
Take the path that throbs
– You are a poet and live –
with all your passion
this life and its mystery

  01.01.2004 Poetyca


Derek and the Dominos – Live at the Fillmore

Derek and the Dominos sono stati un supergruppo blues rock formatosi nella primavera del 1970 e di cui facevano parte il chitarrista e cantante Eric Clapton, il tastierista Bobby Whitlock, il batterista James Beck “Jim” Gordon e il bassista Carl Radle. Questi ultimi avevano già suonato con Clapton nei Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.

Il gruppo pubblicò un solo album studio, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, caratterizzato da importanti collaborazioni del chitarrista guest Duane Allman[1] degli Allman Brothers Band. L’album arrivò ad essere acclamato dalla critica, ma inizialmente fallì sia nelle vendite sia nell’airplay delle radio.

Nonostante fosse stato pubblicato nel 1970, il singolo Layla (il racconto dell’amore irrequieto tra Clapton e Pattie Boyd, moglie del suo amico George Harrison) entrò nella top ten sia negli Stati Uniti d’America sia nel Regno Unito solo nel marzo del 1972. Nel 2004 è stato inserito al 27º posto nella Lista delle 500 migliori canzoni secondo Rolling Stone. L’album, che ha ricevuto apprezzamenti sia dalla critica sia dal pubblico, è spesso considerato l’apice della carriera di Clapton


Derek and the Dominos were a blues rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton, keyboardist and singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon. All four members had previously played together in Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, during and after Clapton’s brief tenure with Blind Faith. Dave Mason supplied additional lead guitar on early studio sessions and played at their first live gig. Another participant at their first session as a band was George Harrison, the recording for whose album All Things Must Pass marked the formation of Derek and the Dominos.

The band released only one studio album, the Tom Dowd-produced Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, which also featured notable contributions on slide guitar from Duane Allman. A double album, Layla went on to receive critical acclaim, but initially faltered in sales and in radio airplay. Although released in 1970 it was not until March 1972 that the album’s single “Layla” (a tale of unrequited love inspired by Clapton’s relationship with his friend Harrison’s wife, Pattie Boyd) made the top ten in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The album is often considered to be the defining achievement of Clapton’s career.


Crosby e Nash In Concert

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Crosby & Nash sono un duo musicale statunitense composto da David Crosby e Graham Nash. I due artisti sono anche attivi assieme nel supergruppo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fin dalla fine degli anni ’60.

Come duo, Crosby & Nash hanno lavorato nel corso degli anni ’70 e nella prima metà degli anni 2000.


Crosby & Nash

In addition to solo careers and within the larger aggregate of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the musical team of David Crosby and Graham Nash have performed and recorded regularly as a duo, mostly during the 1970s and the 2000s

After the success of Déjà Vu and the subsequent break-up of the quartet in the summer of 1970, all four members of CSNY released solo albums. Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name and Nash’s Songs for Beginners appeared in 1971 and missed the top ten. That autumn, the two good friends toured together as an acoustic duo to favorable reviews, one night from which would be released twenty-seven years later as Another Stoney Evening. Consequently, in 1972 the two decided to record an album, resulting in Graham Nash David Crosby, which reached #4 on the Billboard 200, ensuring that the two were still a viable draw without the more successful Stills and Young. Further work together later in 1972 was precluded by Crosby’s participation in The Byrdsreunion album recording sessions. In 1973, the pair joined Neil Young for the tour that would result in his Time Fades Away album, Crosby collaborated with electronica artist and Grateful Dead associate Ned Lagin, and Nash recorded a second solo album, Wild Tales. During this time, singularly and together they contributed backing vocals to various albums by associates in the California rock scene, including Stephen Stills, Harvest, Late for the Sky, and Court and Spark.

In 1974, both dutifully joined the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion tour and attempt at the recording of a new album in Hawaii, sessions for which had continued in fits and starts after commencing in late 1973. After failing to complete an album Crosby and Nash signed a contract with ABC Records. Presumably for contractual obligations to their old label, the cassette and 8-track tape versions of their ABC LPs were issued by Atlantic. Recording activity yielded two albums in 1975 and 1976 respectively,Wind on the Water and Whistling Down the Wire. In that bicentennial year, Stephen Stills and Neil Young invited the duo to a recording session for their album Long May You Run. Crosby and Nash were forced to leave the recording session because they had time constraints to complete their second album for ABC Records, so Stills and Young wiped their vocals, releasing it as The Stills-Young Band. Crosby & Nash vowed not to work with either Stills or Young again, that oath lasting not even a year as they reconvened with Stills for the second Crosby Stills & Nash album in 1977.

ABC released four albums by Crosby & Nash prior to its being bought by the MCA conglomerate in 1979. In addition to the two abovementioned studio albums, the concert document Crosby-Nash Live appeared in 1977, with a compilation The Best of Crosby & Nash in 1978. All four albums featured their backing band The Mighty Jitters, consisting of Craig Doerge, Tim Drummond, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, and David Lindley. Session bassist Leland Sklar alternated with Drummond in the studio, and the line-up of Doerge, Kortchmar, Kunkel, and Sklar had previously recorded as The Section, providing the back up for the first Crosby & Nash album on Atlantic. Depending upon availability of the various members, the twosome would either tour as a full-blown electric-based aggregation or in a semi-acoustic format with Doerge and Lindley. When CSN reunited on a more or less permanent basis in 1977, Doerge followed the group to Miami for the CSN sessions, contributing to several songs and collaborating on writing the song “Shadow Captain” with Crosby. Crosby and Doerge continued to collaborate regularly until the early 1990s.

In 1979, Crosby & Nash attempted a new album for Capitol Records, but sessions were dampened by Crosby’s increased dependence upon freebase cocaine. Sessions eventually appeared on Nash’s Earth & Sky without any songs from Crosby. Crosby’s problems during the 1980s with drugs, and his prison time, precluded any duo activity with Nash, the pair appearing on the CSN and CSNY albums of that decade. The 1990 CSN album Live It Up started as a Crosby & Nash record, but like its predecessorDaylight Again which was initially sessions for a Stills & Nash effort, Atlantic Records refused to release anything that didn’t include the full trio.

In 2004, Crosby & Nash released their first original studio record since 1976 with the double-album Crosby & Nash on Sanctuary Records, which featured backing mostly by members of Crosby’s band CPR. A single CD version was released in 2006 when CSNY began its “Freedom of Speech ’06” tour. On the Graham Nash box set Reflections, released in February 2009, the last track “In Your Name” was recorded on 21 October 2007 by the same band used for the 2004 Crosby & Nash album, including David Crosby on backing vocals.


Solo per te – Just for you

Solo per te

Non si potrebbe trattenere con le mani
l’acqua che dal fiume prorompe
non potresti andare controcorrente
e quello che è già e che forse conosci
ha motivo di essere per il respiro
per la vita e per essere più forti
solo insieme

Le spine che feriscono
troverebbero in te balsamo
le ombre che ingannano
svanirebbero con la tua luce
e la debolezza sarebbe
sorretta a te :
nuova forza per far fiorire la vita
che si nasconde

Attenderai la brezza del mattino
e si dischiuderà un fiore nuovo
il dono di profumo e colori
solo per te

20.06.2004 Poetyca

Just for you

You could not hold back with your hands
the water from the river bursts
you could not go against
and what is already know and that maybe
has reason to be for the breath
for life and to be stronger
only together

The thorns that hurt
find balm in you
the shadows that deceive
vanish with your light
and the weakness would
held up to you:
renewed strength for life to flourish
that hides

Wait for the morning breeze
and a new flower will unfold
the gift of scent and color
just for you

20.06.2004 Poetyca

Ragazzo dei sogni – Boys’ dreams

Nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you. Gospel Luke 17:21

Ragazzo dei sogni

Tenerezza sprigiona
il tuo silenzio
che osserva muto
il fumo che sale
da un cuore seduto
tra sagome di cartone

Quanti sorrisi ha il tuo volto
ragazzo che sogni?
e quante mani
ti cercano al buio?

Dipingerai anche l’aurora
appena la luna smetterà
di confondere i tuoi occhi
con aliti argentei

E non sono lacrime
sono solo stelle
che si donano

19.02.2004 Poetyca

Boys’ dreams

Tenderness releases
your silence
that looks dumb
the smoke that rises
from a heart sitting
between shapes of cardboard

How many smiles have your face
boy who dreams?
and how many hands
you seek in the dark?

It also paints the aurora
just stop the moon
to confuse your eyes
with silvery breaths

And there are tears
only stars
who give themselves

19.02.2004 Poetyca

E’ voce – It’s voice



E’ voce

Ed  è voce
a sorride nel cuore
tra petali ondeggianti
nella brezza e nel sole
Profumo di vita
senza parole
E’ voce del silenzio
a rincorrere il tempo
per essere via
in espansione e ricordo
accarezzando un sorriso
rinnova aurore
Voce a colmare
distanze e memorie
mai sbiadite
 non ti lasceranno
più andare

14.04.2004 Poetyca


It is the voice

It is the voice
to smiles in the heart
between swaying petals
in the breeze and the sun
Scent of life
carries over
without words
It is the voice of silence
chasing time
to be away
in an expansion of remembrance
stroking a smile
renews auroras
Voice to fill
distances and memories
never faded
they will not leave you
go even

14.04.2004 Poetyca

Antony & The Johnsons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Candore – Candor


All’umana indifferenza
che più non legge
nell’anima pura
e nel cuore del mondo
Resta il silenzio
senza sconfitta
di ricordi legati
come arcobaleni
All’umano ritrarsi
tra ali di folla
alla voce del dubbio
lascerai ora solo
quel candore
che avvolga lo stupito
e incredulo senso
di chi non conosce
le tue aurore
Nate dal nulla
e cercate nel fumo
che tutto cancella
per poi donare
nuovi colori:
Solo Speranza
è il suo nome

13.01.2004 Poetyca


Indifference to human
that does not read more
pure soul
and in the heart of the world
Remains silent
of memories
like rainbows
The human withdrawal
between wing crowd
the voice of doubt
just leave me now
that whiteness
engulfing the astonished
incredulous sense
who knows
your aurora
Born from nothing
and look in the smoke
remove everything
then give
new colors:
Only Hope
His name is

13.01.2004 Poetyca

Dentro il tuo sguardo – Inside your eyes

Dentro il tuo sguardo

Quando i tuoi occhi
non vedono le luci all’orizzonte
perché sono troppe le ombre che confondono
quando è una lacrima a lavare il tuo sguardo stanco
e sai che il tuo viso conosce altre emozioni
legate ad una promessa di luce
ad una vittoria sul cuore
per la giustizia e la libertà che cercavi
contro ogni ingiustizia
Tu ascolta nel silenzio
tu sai che non siedi in attesa
senza risposte
sai che sono annullate le distanze
per quella carezza che leggera si posa
sulla tua spalla
per quelle lacrime asciugate
dalla brezza che di te ha cura
Tu sai che anche se lontano
esiste chi ti ascolta
ed abbatte tutte le distanza
Sorelle nell’anima
luce di speranza
per la bellezza di un istante
che tutto colora e racchiude la forza
per il tuo cuore…
Senza parole
Nel tuo viso si ridipinge il colore
che rende la vita
oltre le barriere
oltre ogni tempo….
Per sempre
dentro il tuo sguardo

20.08.2004 Poetyca

Inside your eyes

When your eyes
do not see the lights on the horizon
because there are too many shadows that confuse
when a tear to wash your eyes tired
and you know your face know other emotions
linked to a promise of light
a victory over heart
for justice and freedom Wrong
against injustice
You listen in silence
You know I do not sit waiting
know that the distances are canceled
for that rests lightly caress
on your shoulder
for those tears dry
the breeze that takes care of you
You know that although far
there who will listen
and breaks down all distance
Soul sisters
light of hope
for the beauty of a moment
which contains all colors and strength
for your heart …
Without words
In your face color repaints
makes life
beyond the barriers
over all time ….
in your eyes

20.08.2004 Poetyca

Il racconto di una vita – The story of a life

Il racconto di una vita

( dedicata alla poetessa Sylvia Plath )

per la vita
e per tutto quello
che sa donare

– Senza pelle –
tutto ferisce e penetra
solo abbandono
toglie il respiro
s o f f o c a

Passi decisi
in una vita
da conquistare
ma dentro
quante paure
quanta tristezza
ed è sempre colpa
per non essere
troppo perfetta

Scivolano lievi
queste lacrime
sembrano petali
e mi sfiorano
m e n t r e
non comprendo ancora
cosa accade…

E se poi sarà
chi mi verrà
a cercare?

24.01.2004 Poetyca

The story of a life

(Dedicated to the poet Sylvia Plath)

for life
and for everything
who can donate

– Skinless –
All wounds and penetrates
leaving only
s u f f o c a t e s

Decisive steps
a life
to conquer
but within
many fears
much sadness
and always blame
not to be
too perfect

Slight slip
these tears
seem petals
and touch me
w h i l e
I do not understand yet
What happens …

And if it will
Who will be
to find me?

24.01.2004 Poetyca

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

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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.


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.


Sottovoce – Softly



con discrezione
arrivano le risposte
a domande
che solo l’attesa ricamava :
figlie di pazienza e tempo
regaleranno gemme
che incoroneranno
sogni e mistero

19.06.2004 Poetyca


with discretion
replies come
to questions
that only the wait embroidering:
daughters of patience and time
they give gems
that will crown
dreams and mystery

19.06.2004 Poetyca

E tu adesso che dirai – And now that you say

E tu adesso che dirai

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

E tu
che dirai

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

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

– hai aperto le tue mani –
per non stringere

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

E tu
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
if you

And you
you say

the wall
and on tiptoe
you go

And do not pick
on slide
my words
Hold more

– You open your hands –
not to tighten

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

And you
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

Migliorare – Improve – Nikola Tesla

🌸Migliorare 🌸

La scienza non è nient’altro
che una perversione
se non ha come suo fine ultimo
il miglioramento delle condizioni

Nikola Tesla

Science is nothing else
than a perversion
if it does not have as its ultimate goal
the improvement of conditions
of humanity.

Nikola Tesla

Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith, pseudonimo di Steven Paul Smith (Omaha, 6 agosto 1969 – Echo Park, 21 ottobre 2003), è stato un cantautore e musicista statunitense.

Dopo aver militato nella band Heatmiser per diversi anni, la sua carriera come solista è cominciata nel 1994. Nel 1998 ha acquisito notorietà internazionale dopo essere stato nominato all’Oscar come autore della canzone Miss Misery tratta dal film Will Hunting – Genio ribelle

Sebbene sia nato come musicista rock (in particolare post-punk e grunge), le sue prime canzoni sono essenzialmente acustiche. Nei suoi lavori più maturi, come XO e Figure 8, ha introdotto invece arrangiamenti più complessi, con suoni orchestrali influenzati dalla musica dei Beatles, che lo ha da sempre ispirato. Nel suo ultimo album From a Basement on the Hill ha però cercato di ricreare le atmosfere più scarne e asciutte dei suoi primi lavori

La sua figura malinconica e la sua tragica morte all’età di soli 34 anni (forse suicida a causa della forte depressione che lo tormentava, sebbene la verità non sia ancora stata accertata) hanno involontariamente fatto di lui uno degli ultimi miti del rock alternativo americano


Steven PaulElliottSmith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith’s primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient with piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style, characterized by his “whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery”,[1] and used multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures, and harmonies.

After playing in the rock band Heatmiser for several years, Smith began his solo career in 1994, with releases on the independent record labels Cavity Search and Kill Rock Stars (KRS). In 1997, he signed a contract with DreamWorks Records, for which he recorded two albums.Smith rose to mainstream prominence when his song “Miss Misery”—included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting (1997)—was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1998.

Smith suffered from depression, alcoholism, and drug dependence, and these topics often appear in his lyrics. In 2003, aged 34, he died in Los Angeles, California from two stab wounds to the chest. The autopsy evidence was inconclusive as to whether the wounds were self-inflicted. At the time of his death, Smith was working on his sixth studio album, From a Basement on the Hill, which was posthumously completed and released in 2004.


Velvet Underground (full studio-albums)

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I Velvet Underground sono stati un gruppo rock statunitense formatosi nel 1964 e attivo fino al 1973. Nel 1993 si riunirono nuovamente per un tour mondiale, per poi sciogliersi definitivamente a causa dei dissidi interni e della morte del chitarrista Sterling Morrison.

Considerati uno dei gruppi rock più influenti nella storia della musica e precursori di diversi generi che avrebbero poi preso piede nei decenni successivi (come il rock alternativo, la new wave, il punk rock, il noise o il post rock)[2], i Velvet si formarono a New York (città da cui hanno tratto profonda ispirazione) grazie all’incontro tra l’allora studente universitario Lou Reed e John Cale, giovane musicista d’avanguardia ed allievo di La Monte Young. Al gruppo si unirono poi Sterling Morrison allachitarra e Angus MacLise alla batteria, sostituito poco dopo da Maureen “Moe” Tucker.

Lo stile innovativo da loro proposto ha portato alla nascita di un nuovo modo di eseguire e concepire la musica[4][5][6] e ha esercitato un profondo impatto su moltissime rock band venute dopo.[4][6][7] Vengono in genere considerati un’importante influenza per la nascita della scena musicale alternativa e tra gli iniziatori del rock indipendente.[8]

Il loro esordio, The Velvet Underground & Nico, prodotto da Andy Warhol (il quale disegnò anche la celebre banana sbucciabile in copertina, evidente allusione fallica) e uscito nel 1967, è considerato uno dei più importanti e influenti dischi rock di sempre,[9][10] «una pietra miliare per le band del punk, della new wave e perfino del post-rock»[3] nonché un decisivo passo avanti per quanto riguarda la rottura dei limiti dei temi affrontabili nel testo di una canzone (vita metropolitana, droga, deviazione sessuale).[4][11] L’anno dopo segue White Light/White Heat, lavoro ancora più ostico e sperimentale ma pur sempre seminale, il quale accentuava il lato avanguardistico del gruppo con arrangiamenti cacofonici, minimali e pesanti distorsioni chitarristiche, esasperando i cupi concetti di fondo esorditi nel primo album.[12][13] Il disco conteneva brani fortemente sperimentali come Sister Ray, lunga suite composta da continue distorsioni di chitarra e una batteria martellante dalla ritmica ossessiva[14]della durata di oltre diciassette minuti, considerata a posteriori un classico del rock più estremo e uno dei primi esempi riconosciuti di generi musicali a venire come punk,heavy metal o noise.[15]

Dopo l’abbandono di John Cale, i Velvet pubblicarono The Velvet Underground nel 1969 e Loaded nel 1970, che riflettono entrambi il loro lato più intimista, classico e folk. Nel 1970 anche Reed lasciò il gruppo per dedicarsi alla carriera solista. Dopo l’abbandono di Reed i reduci pubblicheranno un album apocrifo (Squeeze) utilizzando il nome Velvet Underground.

Nel 1996 furono introdotti nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[16] Nel 2004 la rivista musicale Rolling Stone li ha inseriti al numero 19 nella sua lista dei 100 migliori artisti di tutti i tempi.[1



The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City by Lou Reed and John Cale.

Although they had little commercial success at the time, the band is often cited as one of the most important and influential groups of all time.[2] In 1982, Brian Eno said that while the first Velvet Underground album sold only 30,000 copies in its early years, “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”[3]

Andy Warhol first managed the Velvet Underground and it was the house band at his studio, the Factory, and his Exploding Plastic Inevitable events from 1966-1967. The provocative lyrics of some of the band’s songs gave a nihilistic outlook to some of their music.[4][5]

Their 1967 debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (which featured German singer Nico, with whom the band collaborated), was named the 13th Greatest Album of All Time, and the “most prophetic rock album ever made” by Rolling Stone in 2003.[6][7] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the band No. 19 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.[8] The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, by Patti Smith.