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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].

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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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Annunci

Calici di stelle


Calici di stelle

Calici di stelle innalzeremo
come sguardo al cielo
e sarà Luce della notte
sarà lieta presenza
che si rincorre
per portare solo Speranza
quando la fiamma si smorza
e soffia vita!

07.01.2004 Poetyca

Goblets of Stars

Goblets with stars shall raise
how to look to the sky
and will light the night
presence will be happy
which is recurrent
Hope to bring only
When the flame fades
and breathes life!

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.

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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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Anche oggi


Anche oggi

Cerchi tra le onde del lago
i riflessi del cuore
cogli le immagini nascoste
tra mute parole
in mutar di foglie
raccogli risposte:
anche oggi la vita regala
intensi attimi d’emozione

10.10.2004 Poetyca

Even today

Looking through the waves of Lake
reflections of the heart
Take hidden pictures
mute between words
into changing their leaves
collect responses:
today gives life
intense moments of emotion

10.10.2004 Poetyca

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.

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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.

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Vienici a cercare


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Vienici a cercare

Siamo tutti petali
dello stesso fiore:
storie diverse
ma attaccati
allo stesso cuore

Prendiamo forza
dal centro
del girasole
e ci volgiamo
in cerca di calore

Siamo tutti pioggia
piccole gocce nate
dalla stessa nuvola:
sembriamo identici
ma nessuno è uguale

Possiamo dare vita
con gioia e parole
o cadere nel mare
imbevuti di sale

Siamo tutti legati:
sorriso o tempesta
e come Angeli
senza ali cerchiamo
il cielo dentro al cuore

Cerchiamo gocce d’amore
che possano restituire
il perduto sonno
alle infinite paure

Siamo tutti naufraghi:
il nostro messaggio
in bottiglia è scritto
in fondo all’anima

Attendiamo di comprendere
dove questo lungo percorso
di cui non si conosce fine
ci possa portare

…siamo tutti qui
vienici a cercare

Anno 2004 Poetyca

Come to try

We are all petals
the same flower:
different stories
but attacked
at the same heart

Draw strength
from the center
sunflower
and we turn
for warmth

We are all rain
born small drops
from the same cloud:
seem identical
but no one is equal

We can give life
with joy and words
or fall into the sea
soaked in salt

We are all connected:
smile or storm
and as Angels
try without wings
the sky into the heart

Let drops of love
that they can return
the lost sleep
the endless fears

We are all survivors:
our message
in the bottle is written
in the depths

We look forward to understand
where along this path
that you do not know the end
we can bring

We’re all here …
vienici to seek

2004 Poetyca

Seduta che aspetto


Seduta che aspetto 18.02.2004

Scrivimi di te

regalami

quelle tue parole sazie

che non condurranno

a nulla

se non apri il cuore


Lasciami gli accenti

e i fiori di uno stagno

a specchiare gli occhi

che lavano le ombre


Spoglia le paure

e saprai cercare

senza tremore

perle d’anima


Respirami nei silenzi

e raccogli la calma

di tutti i raggi di luna


Solo passi

oltre gli orizzonti

t’indicheranno

il tuo cammino


Ed io sono qui

seduta che aspetto

senza fretta alcuna

Poetyca

I‘m sitting and waiting 02/18/2004

Write to me about you
you give me
those your words sated
not lead
anything
if not go to the heart

Let me accents
flowers and a pond
mirrored in the eyes
washing the shadows

You bare the fears
seek and you will know
without tremor
soul gems

You breathe me in silence
and you pick the calm
all moonbeams

There are only steps
beyond the horizons
they will tell you
your way

And I’m here
I’m sitting and waiting
without any haste

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_(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]

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

 

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”.

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

Insondabile mistero


Insondabile Mistero

La ricerca è lunga,paziente
e quante volte si tendeva l’orecchio,
si tentava di disvelare un mistero
intorno,tra luci e ombre : chiaroscuri
che potessero avvicinare l’insondabile.

La ricerca pone il senso
di ogni percorso
di quelle piccole cose
capaci di divenire segni
di condurre ad un luogo
che non fosse troppo distante.

E aperti gli occhi nella notte
cercata ogni possibile traccia
si resta a volte arresi
– incapaci di comprendere –
e si accoglie attraverso il silenzio
l’immagine ormai impressa
di ” colpa ” e responsabilità
che possono pesare
per un presunto fallimento
che non ha trovato nulla.

A volte non sappiamo
cosa realmente cercare
o quale possa essere la strada
e da quel piccolo – in noi posto –
a quel grande – di cui siamo specchio –
è solo nel porsi in ascolto
senza domande precisa
e con il silenzio che attraversi
ogni insondabile confine
che ci vede contenitori
di un contenuto talmente vasto
da non poterne dire il nome.

14.02.2004 Poetyca

Unfathomable mystery

The search is long, patient
and how many times you listened,
is trying to unravel a mystery
around, between light and shadow: chiaroscuro
that could bring the unfathomable.

The research raises the sense
each path
those little things
capable of becoming signs
leading to a place
that was not too far away.

It opened my eyes in the night
looked for any possible trace
it is sometimes surrendered
– Incapable of understanding –
and accept through silence
the image imprinted now
of “fault” and responsibility
that may weigh
for an alleged failure
who did not find anything.

Sometimes we do not know
What I really look
or what might be the way
and that small – in our place –
that great – that we mirror –
has only to listen
without specific applications
and the silence that cross
any unfathomable border
we see containers
content of so vast
not able to say the name.

14.02.2004 Poetyca

Canto d’amore


Canto d’amore – 25.02.2004


Libertà

compagna fraterna

del pensiero

che porta in cuore

l’accoglienza

di un mondo vero

costruito

di sensibili passi


Oltre l’orizzonte

di parole

raggi stesi

su occhi stanchi

che accarezzano

tutto il sentire sensibile


Sulle spalle di un mondo

senza più traguardi

solo respiro e battito

di ogni canto

colorato d’amore

Poetyca


Love song – 25.02.2004

Freedom

fraternal companion

thought

that leads to heart

welcome

of a real world

built

Significant steps

Beyond the horizon

words

rays lying

on tired eyes

caressing

all feel sensitive

On the shoulders of a world

without targets

single breath and heartbeat

each hand

colorful love

Poetyca

Sorrisi d’alba


Sorrisi d’alba – 12.03.2004

Dorata riluce

giocando tra foglie

e canti intona

al risveglio

Su sentieri boschivi

in luce si snoda

con abile movenza

delle ore primiere

Vita nuova

si offre agli occhi

e sveste il buio

con le sue paure

Fuggono ombre

per sorrisi d’alba

che accompagnano

le cercate speranze

Ed è fanciulla

che reca sogni

in intrecciati colori

di Primavera


Poetyca


Dawn smiles – 03/12/2004

Golden shines

playing with leaves

chants and songs

the awakening

On forest trails

light winds

with skilled movements

the early hours

New life

It offers the eye

and divest the dark

with his fears

Shadows flee

for smiles dawn

accompanying

the search hopes

And it is girl

bearing dreams

woven in color

Spring


Poetyca

A volte


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A volte

A volte s’inceppa il cammino,
è confusione – ferite aperte –
della sensibilità, si crede tutto sbagliato,
magari si idealizza troppo un mondo che non esiste.

” mai doma la speranza”, si, la ritrovo,
ora ancora di più : sorrisi,occhi, sospiri e cuore,
oltre il silenzio,oltre le parole, oltre le ferite…Voi!

25.08.2004 Poetyca

Sometimes

Sometimes jams the way,
is confusion – open wounds –
sensitivity, it is believed all wrong,
maybe you too idealizes a world that does not exist.

“Never stands still hope,” yes, the meeting,
now even more, smiles, eyes, sighs, and heart,
beyond the silence, beyond words, beyond the wounds … You!

25.08.2004 Poetyca

Canto della contraddizione


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Canto della contraddizione

Sono i sentimenti
in opposta direzione
tra quel che urla
e quel che s’oppone :
silenzio e freddezza
con misurate mosse
pianificano la vita
scacciano chi
è causa di tormento

Sono le riflessioni
messe in fila
a giustificare
quel che è temuto
perchè …
si chiama amare

10.08.2004 Poetyca

Song of contradiction

Feelings are
in the opposite direction
between what screams
and that which opposes:
silence and coldness
with measured moves
life planning
chase away those who
is the cause of torment

Are the reflections
lined
to justify
what is feared
because …
is called to love

10.08.2004 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)

Forse


Forse

Forse si è persa
la rotta del cuore
e nel silenzio di un dubbio
vorrei si ritrovasse
la voce che guida

Forse la stella
che resta migliore
e illumina speranza
non smetterà la sua luce

Forse sono solo rovine
di un vecchio mondo
che non vuol cambiare
i passi solcati scavando le lotte

Forse è da pazzi
credere ancora
che dietro le nuvole
arriverà il sole

Forse…
Ma non sarei illusa
a credere che dietro la storia
resterà sempre acceso un cuore

15.11.2004 Poetyca


Perhaps

Perhaps it is lost
the broken heart
and silence of a doubt
I would find himself
the voice that guides

Perhaps the star
which is better
lights and hope
not stop its light

Maybe I’m just ruins
an old world
Which is not to change
steps furrows struggles

Maybe it’s crazy
still believe
that behind the clouds
comes the sun

Maybe …
But I would not be deluded
to believe that behind the story
will always be on a heart

15.11.2004 Poetyca

La vita


La Vita

Si scrisse ai primordi la Vita
e divenne Storia
scolpita, lacerata dualità
che allontana dal progetto d’Amore
Si chiudono i cuori all’ascolto
tra abissi ed onde di odio

Un progresso – regresso
una memoria vana di quel seme
che l’anima conosce

Eppure…tra le ombre
è Luce di Speranza
che riconosce il passo
per costruire ancora
perchè la Vita cerca sempre
di portare avanti se stessa

03.07.2004 Poetyca

The Life

It wrote itself at the dawn the Life
History and became
carved, torn duality
Love that moves the project
They close their hearts to listen
and waves from the depths of hatred

A progress – backwards
a memory of that empty suit
that the soul knows

Yet in the shadows …
is Light of Hope
recognizes that the pace
to build more
because life is always looking
to carry out itself

03.07.2004 Poetyca

Flussi del tempo


Flussi del tempo

Flussi del tempo
che scompaginano
il senso del percorso
– ellissi vorticano –
in ricerca lieve
per afferrare tutto
e donare colore

Su pendici del cuore
– palpitanti sagome –
che fluiscono

Nel respiro del ricercato
dono d’amore – solo flussi
che avvolgono – qui ed ora –
e dove tutto si ricompone
anche l’ascolto è dono

28.02.2004 Poetyca

Flows of time

Flows of time
that disrupted
the sense of the route
– Ellipses swirl –
Research in mild
to grab
and give color

On the slopes of the heart
– Throbbing silhouettes –
flowing

In the breath of the requested
gift of love – only flows
surrounding – here and now –
and where everything comes together
Listening is also a gift

28.02.2004 Poetyca

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).

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

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.

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

Più forte


Più forte

Caduta di fronte
alle paralizzanti ombre
che danzano davanti agli occhi
e sbarrano il sentiero
del passato silenzio

…Passi percorsi
senza timore
anche oggi che ho allungato il senso
di tutte le paure

….Era cuore in tumulto
ed urla nascoste per la colpa
di non saper reagire

Ma è lontano
– stracciato e non fa più male –
il ricordo perduto e incatenato
nel pozzo

Ho imbavagliato la sorte
e posso ridere del destino

Perché son io più forte

29.02.2004 Poetyca
Strongest

Fall in the face
paralyzing the shadows
that dance before my eyes
and bar the path
silence of the past

Steps paths …
without fear
Also today I have stretched the meaning
of all fears

It was heart pounding ….
screams and hidden guilt
do not know how to react

But it is far
– And how it hurts the most –
The lost memory and chained
into the well

I gagged the fate
and I can laugh at the fate

Because am I stronger

29.02.2004 Poetyca

Deus


I dEUS sono un gruppo musicale indie rock di Anversa (Belgio), nato all’inizio degli anni novanta e tuttora attivo.
Il loro stile è caratterizzato da una eclettica combinazione di elementi tratti da diversi generi musicali, in particolare rock, punk, blues e jazz, in cui si
riconoscono l’influenza di artisti eterogenei quali Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, Charles Mingus e Leonard Cohen.
Il nucleo originale dei dEUS, formato da Tom Barman, Stef Kamil Carlens, Klaas Janzoons e Jules De Borgher, si formò nel 1991 ma pubblicò il primo album in studio nel 1994.

Il loro lavoro di debutto, Worst Case Scenario, viene talvolta considerato uno degli album più influenti degli anni ’90, e rivela già completamente
l’eclettismo stilistico di questa band. Vi si trovano elementi che ricordano Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo e Pixies, composti in un art rock arricchito di soluzioni jazz e sperimentali.

Nel 1993 si unisce a loro l’eclettico chitarrista e pittore Rudy Trouvé, artefice delle copertine dei primi lavori, che lascerà la band due anni dopo.

Nel 1995 i dEUS pubblicarono un EP intitolato My Sister Is My Clock composto da una sola traccia della durata di 25 minuti e composta a sua volta da 13 brevi tracce.

Nel 1996 il loro secondo album In a Bar, Under the Sea, rispetto al precedente più orientato a soluzioni melodiche e pop, pur interpretate in uno spirito arty.

Dopo l’abbandono di Carlens (che decide di formare una band tutta sua, i Moondog Jr.), il gruppo pubblicò The Ideal Crash (1999), il loro disco più conosciuto, nel quale il gruppo riuscì a fondere l’anima psichedelica e alla continua ricerca di nuove sonorità, con quella più intima e pacata. In questo album infatti sono presenti canzoni che ricordano lo stile di Worst Case Scenario, come ad esempio la traccia d’apertura Put the freaks up front e la title track The Ideal Crash, ma anche canzoni più melodiche come Sister Dew e Instant Street, per finire al lo-fi di Dream sequence #1.

Barman nel 2003 scrive e dirige il film Any Way the Wind Blows.

Nel 2004 Barman ruppe il silenzio, collaborando con C.J. Bolland alla creazione del progetto di musica elettronica chiamato Magnus. Diversi cambiamenti di organico portarono più volte la band sul punto dello scioglimento. Nel 2005, tuttavia, Barman ha pubblicato (insieme a una formazione rinnovata e inedita:
Klaas Janzoons, Stéphane Misseghers, Alan Gevaert e Mauro Pawlowski) il quarto album dei dEUS, Pocket Revolution.

Nel 2007 il gruppo è tornato in studio per registrare il quinto lavoro dal titolo Vantage Point uscito il 21 aprile del 2008. A questo lavoro collabora Karin Dreijer Andersson dei Knife (in Slow). La protagonista del videoclip del singolo Eternal Woman è l’attrice toscana Martina Stella.

Il frontman Tom Barman nel gennaio 2011 aveva dichiarato che ad aprile 2011 sarebbe uscito il nuovo album dal titolo Keep You Close, uscita poi posticipata per il settembre dello stesso anno. Il 19 luglio 2011 esce il primo singolo, dal titolo Constant Now, mentre il nuovo album è uscito il 20 settembre dello stesso anno. Ospite della band, in due tracce, Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs).

Poche settimane dopo la pubblicazione di Keep You Close, la band ritorna in sala di registrazione e attraverso il suo sito ufficiale la band annuncia l’uscita di un nuovo album, pubblicato l’8 giugno 2012 ed intitolato Following Sea.

Alla fine del 2014 la band pubblica, in occasione del ventennale dalla sua formazione, l’antologia doppia “Selected Songs 1994-2014” che raccoglie gli episodi più significativi tratti dalla loro discografia.

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

Deus (styled as dEUS) is a rock band based in Antwerp, Belgium, whose only continuous members up to the present day are Tom Barman (vocals, guitars) and Klaas Janzoons (keyboards, violin). The rest of the band’s line-up currently consists of drummer Stéphane Misseghers, bassist Alan Gevaert and guitarist/backing vocalist Mauro Pawlowski.

Formed in 1991, Deus began their career as a covers band, but soon began writing their own material Their musical influences range from folk and punk to jazz and progressive rock. They first came to attention in Humo’s Rock Rally of 1992, and after the release of the four-track EP “Zea”, they were offered a recording contract with Island Records. They became the first Belgian indie act ever to sign to a major international label

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

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.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_and_the_Johnsons
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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_and_the_Johnsons

Soft Cell


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tulipano


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Tulipano

Stelo nel vento
tra petali di rosso colore
o alone dorato
che si dona al sole

Bulbo che rinnova
la chioma d’amore
per restare in silenzio
ad osservare la vita

Tulipano che evoca
sogni e sospiri
portando forza fremente
d’ eterna Primavera

14.11.2004 Poetyca

Tulip

Stem in the wind
among petals of red color
or golden halo
who gives the sun

Bulb that renews
the canopy of love
to remain silent
to observe life

Tulip evoking
dreams and sighs
bringing strength quivering
of eternal Spring

14.11.2004 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.

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

Andare in profondità


Andare in profondità

Più è la nostra capacità di andare in profondità,
 accogliendo il fluire di amore, che tutto abbraccia ed avunque è presente
 e maggiore è il senso di non separazione, la gratitudine spontanea del cuore che noi possiamo vivere.E’ allora che si comprende  il senso spontaneo e profondo della Compassione,
 dell’Amore Incondizionato dove tutto è Gioia, Bellezza ed Amore.

28,07.2012 Poetyca

Let go deep

Most is our ability to go deep,
accepting the flow of love, all-embracing and is present avunque
and the greater the sense of non-separation, the spontaneous gratitude of the heart that we may live. And ‘then that includes
spontaneous and deep sense of compassion,
Unconditional Love is where it all Joy, Beauty and Love.

28,07.2012 Poetyca

Magazine


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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.

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

 

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.

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

 

Quello che



Quello che

Quello che il cuore dipinge
nessuna realtà
lo può cancellare
Quello che dentro palpita
nessuna notte
lo potrà mai rubare
e sono colori
e sono attimi
interminabili attimi
che avvolgono di luci
tutta la solitudine
Tutto si ferma
a dipingere emozione
che dell’anima è voce
Respiri intersecano
il tragitto dei sogni
e portano in vita
le tue immagini

04.02.2004 Poetyca

What is

What the heart paints
no reality
it may cancel
What beats inside
no night
it will never steal
and colors
and moments
endless moments
surrounding light
all alone
All stops
painting emotion
that is the voice of the soul
Breathe intersect
journey of dreams
and bring to life
your pictures

04.02.2004 Poetyca