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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]



L’Araba fenice – The Phoenix

L’Araba Fenice – 01.04.2004
Credo che la condivisione , in particolare con chi sia affine, il saper ascoltare la parte di noi stessi che il quotidiano con la sua ragionevole razionalità ci ruba, non possa che dar voce a quanto la sensibilità suo malgrado ,sia costretta a soffocare giorno per giorno. Esiste persino la cosiddetta “ terapia della scrittura”,ragione per la quale poter tirare fuori quanto resta impigliato dentro è sicuramente un modo di dare vita e voce a se stessi , un modo per cercare la consapevolezza e affinare un percepire le emozioni che vogliono trovare una via che travalichi lo schema quotidiano che porta a comportamenti che spesso devono “ accontentare gli altri” e poco noi stessi, l’Arte in ogni sua forma è sempre stata linguaggio individuale ma universale della porzione e percezione di “ Anima” che s’innalza delle ceneri di una vita non sempre appagante.
Fa piacere sapere che l’ “ Araba Fenice” possa riprendere il volo e non sia visto come sogno illusorio ma come spazio vitale per prendere fiato.

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The Phoenix – 01.04.2004

I believe that sharing, in particular with those who are similar, knowing how to listen to the part of ourselves that the everyday with its reasonable rationality steals from us, can only give voice to how much sensitivity, despite itself, is forced to suffocate day by day. . There is even the so-called “writing therapy”, the reason why being able to pull out what remains entangled inside is certainly a way of giving life and a voice to oneself, a way to seek awareness and refine a perception of the emotions that want to find a way that goes beyond the daily pattern that leads to behaviors that often have to “please others” and little ourselves, Art in all its forms has always been an individual but universal language of the portion and perception of “Soul” that rises from ashes of a life that is not always satisfying.
It is nice to know that the “Arabian Phoenix” can take off again and is not seen as an illusory dream but as a vital space to catch your breath.

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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”.


Dell’esistere – Existence

Dell’esistere – 13.02.2004

Palpita di attimi
la vita
Conduce al sogno
e al sentire il filo sottile
d’anima mai sopita
Ha radici
forse lontane
l’istante vissuto
in punta di ciglia
con delicato
la luce vitale
d’un sorriso
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Existence – 02/13/2004
Beats of moments

Leads to the dream
and feeling fine wire
soul never dormant
perhaps far
instant live

the tips of eyelashes
with delicate
light life
a smile

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Preghiera – Prayer


« Il pregare è nella religione ciò che il pensiero è nella filosofia. Il senso religioso prega come l’organo del pensiero pensa »

La preghiera è una delle pratiche comuni a tutte le religioni. Essa consiste nel rivolgersi alla dimensione del sacro con la parola o con il pensiero; gli scopi della preghiera possono essere molteplici: invocare, chiedere un aiuto, lodare, ringraziare, santificare, o esprimere devozione o abbandono. La preghiera è solitamente considerata come il momento in cui l’uomo ‘parla’ al sacro, mentre la fase inversa è la meditazione, durante la quale è il sacro che ‘parla’ all’uomo.
La preghiera può essere personale, oppure liturgica; solitamente questa seconda forma si ritrova come preghiera scritta (o comunque tramandata in qualche modo). Una delle forme di preghiera più diffuse è il canto devozionale.
Secondo la dottrina cattolica, quando l’uomo prega si eleva a Dio in modo cosciente. Il “tappeto di preghiera” è un piccolo tappeto che i musulmani usano per inginocchiarsi durante le preghiere giornaliere.
Forme di preghiera pubblica
Nell’ebraismo sono previsti per gli uomini tre preghiere nei giorni feriali, in ricordo dei sacrifici di animali e vegetali che venivano praticati nel Santuario: l’Arvith, Shachrith e Minchah. Le preghiere sono quattro il sabato e altri giorni particolari (5 volte per Yom Kippur). L’ordine delle preghiere si trova nel Siddur, il tradizionale libro delle preghiere ebraico. Sebbene la preghiera individuale sia valida, pregare con un minyan (numero minimo di dieci maschi adulti) è considerato ideale. Molte sinagoghe hanno un hazzan, cioè un cantore che guida la preghiera della comunità.
Nel Cristianesimo la forma classica e più antica di preghiera pubblica sono le ore canoniche, cioè momenti fissi durante la giornata in cui vengono recitati (o cantati) dei salmi più altre preghiere, dalla bibbia o composte dalle Chiese, oltre a inni e intercessioni. Di origine antichissima (la struttura è stata ereditata dalla preghiera ebraica sinagogale e del Tempio di Gerusalemme), le ore canoniche ebbero particolare rilievo nelle comunità monastiche come ufficio corale.
Nell’Islam la preghiera canonica è chiamata ṣalāt, prescritta 5 volte al giorno, in forma singola o collettiva, anche se sono previste e consigliate altre preghiere volontarie.
Forme di preghiera privata
Nelle devozioni private esistono vari tipi di preghiere, che hanno un unico fine: elevare l’anima a Dio. Elevare l’anima a Dio è infatti la definizione ufficiale della preghiera così come riportato dal Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica.
In realtà, come dice la Bibbia (Sap 1,7 e At 17,28), noi già viviamo ed esistiamo dentro Dio; come pure affermano alcune tradizioni religiose antiche dei popoli asiatici e americani. Essendo però Dio di natura trascendente e spirituale, la sua presenza non appare sempre immediatamente percepibile ed evidente. Ecco perché è necessario elevare l’anima a Dio, cioè compiere un atto di volontà (la volontà è una delle tre potenze dell’anima insieme alla memoria e all’intelletto) che ci rende più attenti, più sensibili, più partecipi di questa presenza che è sempre e ovunque. I modi di muovere la volontà e dunque l’anima a questa consapevolezza e a questa comunione sono molti e diversi. La tradizione cattolica ne enumera svariate decine che sono state ispirate dai santi nel corso dei secoli passati e che hanno trovato una eco più o meno duratura e diffusa, in funzione della semplicità, della praticità e della bellezza delle stesse modalità di preghiera.
Tra le forme private di preghiera più diffuse dalla tradizione cristiana troviamo:
la preghiera biblica (che utilizza direttamente le parole della Sacra Scrittura oppure che parte dalla lettura della Bibbia per poi aprirsi al colloquio personale con Dio, come fa la lectio divina);
il colloquio personale con Dio (che l’uomo può vivere in qualunque tempo e luogo);
il Santo Rosario (una forma devozionale nata nel Medioevo e diffusa oggi in tutti i popoli cattolici);
il culto delle immagini (fondato sul fatto che l’immagine sacra subito richiama alla mente la persona divina rappresentata e diffuso, oltre che nelle chiese, specialmente nei luoghi dove le chiese e i luoghi di culto pubblico sono lontani); tale culto non è accettato dal Protestantesimo;
la via crucis (devozione nata nel Medioevo e diffusa nel XVII secolo da san Leonardo da Porto Maurizio);
la vigilanza (cioè l’atteggiamento interiore dell’uomo che vigila sui suoi pensieri, discernendo quelli buoni da quelli malvagi per coltivare quelli buoni e rinnegare, dissolvere, dimenticare quelli malvagi);
la ripetizione (cioè l’atto della volontà che dà inizio ad un ciclo ripetitivo di brevi invocazioni o preghiere ben conosciute, che l’uomo ripete dentro di sé fino a formare un tappeto morbido e robusto sul quale l’anima si stende e si rilassa per poi entrare nella contemplazione);
la contemplazione (è la forma di preghiera considerata più santa, in quanto comunione stessa con il Santo, essendo stata definita dall’uomo la santità come la natura stessa di Dio; la contemplazione è la presenza viva di Dio nell’uomo che ispira direttamente pensieri, parole, immagini, azioni, per cui nella contemplazione l’uomo vede ciò che Dio vede, sente ciò che Dio sente, fa ciò che Dio fa);
la meditazione (è il fluire o il sorgere di pensieri che vengono suggeriti, stimolati, ispirati dalle fonti più diverse: ricordi, incontri, discorsi, letture, fatti, immagini, simboli, etc. Essendo immenso il bacino di spunti per la meditazione, essa è probabilmente la forma di orazione più praticata di ogni tempo).
Jörg Zink, Come pregare, Claudiana, Torino 1988.
Giordano Berti, Preghiere di tutto il mondo, Vallardi, Milano 1999.
Gérald Messadié (a cura di), Il piccolo libro delle preghiere, Armenia, Milano 2003.
Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica (di cui la Parte Quarta è interamente dedicata alla preghiera)
Prayer is a form of religious practice that seeks to activate a volitional rapport to God or spirit through deliberate practice. Prayer may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creed, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and worship/praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing sins or to express one’s thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit or for the sake of others.
Most major religions involve prayer in one way or another. Some ritualize the act of prayer, requiring a strict sequence of actions or placing a restriction on who is permitted to pray, while others teach that prayer may be practiced spontaneously by anyone at any time.
Scientific studies regarding the use of prayer have mostly concentrated on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people. The efficacy of petition in prayer for physical healing to a deity has been evaluated in numerous studies, with contradictory results There has been some criticism of the way the studies were conducted
Forms of prayer
Various spiritual traditions offer a wide variety of devotional acts. There are morning and evening prayers, graces said over meals, and reverent physical gestures. Some Christians bow their heads and fold their hands. Some Native Americans regard dancing as a form of prayer. Some Sufis whirl. Hindus chant mantras. Orthodox Jews sway their bodies back and forth[10] and Salah for Muslims (“kneel and prostrate as seen on the right”). Quakers keep silent. Some pray according to standardized rituals and liturgies, while others prefer extemporaneous prayers. Still others combine the two.
These methods show a variety of understandings to prayer, which are led by underlying beliefs.
These beliefs may be that
the finite can communicate with the infinite
the infinite is interested in communicating with the finite
prayer is intended to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, rather than to influence the recipient
prayer is intended to train a person to focus on the recipient through philosophy and intellectual contemplation
prayer is intended to enable a person to gain a direct experience of the recipient
prayer is intended to affect the very fabric of reality as we perceive it
prayer is a catalyst for change in oneself and/or one’s circumstances, or likewise those of third party beneficiaries
the recipient desires and appreciates prayer
or any combination of these.[citation needed]
The act of prayer is attested in written sources as early as 5000 years ago. Some anthropologists, such as Sir Edward Burnett Tylor and Sir James George Frazer, believed that the earliest intelligent modern humans practiced something that we would recognize today as prayer.
Friedrich Heiler is often cited in Christian circles for his systematic Typology of Prayer which lists six types of prayer: primitive, ritual, Greek cultural, philosophical, mystical, and prophetic
The act of worship
Prayer has many different forms. Prayer may be done privately and individually, or it may be done corporately in the presence of fellow believers. Prayer can be incorporated into a daily “thought life”, in which one is in constant communication with a god. Some people pray throughout all that is happening during the day and seek guidance as the day progresses. This is actually regarded as a requirement in several Christian denominations,[15] although enforcement is not possible nor desirable. There can be many different answers to prayer, just as there are many ways to interpret an answer to a question, if there in fact comes an answer.[15] Some may experience audible, physical, or mental epiphanies. If indeed an answer comes, the time and place it comes is considered random. Some outward acts that sometimes accompany prayer are: anointing with oil;[16] ringing a bell;[17] burning incense or paper;[18] lighting a candle or candles;[19] facing a specific direction (i.e. towards Mecca[20] or the East); making the sign of the cross. One less noticeable act related to prayer is fasting.
A variety of body postures may be assumed, often with specific meaning (mainly respect or adoration) associated with them: standing; sitting; kneeling; prostrate on the floor; eyes opened; eyes closed; hands folded or clasped; hands upraised; holding hands with others; a laying on of hands and others. Prayers may be recited from memory, read from a book of prayers, or composed spontaneously as they are prayed. They may be said, chanted, or sung. They may be with musical accompaniment or not. There may be a time of outward silence while prayers are offered mentally. Often, there are prayers to fit specific occasions, such as the blessing of a meal, the birth or death of a loved one, other significant events in the life of a believer, or days of the year that have special religious significance. Details corresponding to specific traditions are outlined below.

Pre-Christian Europe

Etruscan, Greek, and Roman paganism
In the pre-Christian religions of Greeks and Romans (Ancient Greek religion, Roman religion), ceremonial prayer was highly formulaic and ritualized.[21][22] The Iguvine Tables contain a supplication that can be translated, “If anything was said improperly, if anything was done improperly, let it be as if it were done correctly.”
The formalism and formulaic nature of these prayers led them to be written down in language that may have only been partially understood by the writer, and our texts of these prayers may in fact be garbled. Prayers in Etruscan were used in the Roman world by augurs and other oracles long after Etruscan became a dead language. The Carmen Arvale and the Carmen Saliare are two specimens of partially preserved prayers that seem to have been unintelligible to their scribes, and whose language is full of archaisms and difficult passages.
Roman prayers and sacrifices were often envisioned as legal bargains between deity and worshipper. The Roman principle was expressed as do ut des: “I give, so that you may give.” Cato the Elder’s treatise on agriculture contains many examples of preserved traditional prayers; in one, a farmer addresses the unknown deity of a possibly sacred grove, and sacrifices a pig in order to placate the god or goddess of the place and beseech his or her permission to cut down some trees from the grove
Germanic paganism
An amount of accounts of prayers to the gods in Germanic paganism survived the process of Christianization, though only a single prayer has survived without the interjection of Christian references. This prayer is recorded in stanzas 2 and 3 of the poem Sigrdrífumál, compiled in the 13th century Poetic Edda from earlier traditional sources, where the valkyrie Sigrdrífa prays to the gods and the earth after being woken by the hero Sigurd.
A prayer to the bigger god Odin is mentioned in chapter 2 of the Völsunga saga where King Rerir prays for a child. His prayer is answered by Frigg, wife of Odin, who sends him an apple, which is dropped on his lap by Frigg’s servant in the form of a crow while Rerir is sitting on a mound. Rerir’s wife eats the apple and is then pregnant with the hero Völsung. In stanza 9 of the poem Oddrúnargrátr, a prayer is made to “kind wights, Frigg and Freyja, and many gods,” although since the poem is often considered one of the youngest poems in the Poetic Edda, the passage has been the matter of some debate.[26]
In chapter 21 of Jómsvíkinga saga, wishing to turn the tide of the Battle of Hjörungavágr, Haakon Sigurdsson eventually finds his prayers answered by the goddesses Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa (the first of the two described as Haakon’s patron goddess) who appear in the battle, kill many of the opposing fleet, and cause the remnants of their forces to flee. However, this depiction of a pagan prayer has been criticized as inaccurate due to the description of Haakon dropping to his knees.
The 11th century manuscript for the Anglo-Saxon charm Æcerbot presents what is thought to be an originally pagan prayer for the fertility of the speaker’s crops and land, though Christianization is apparent throughout the charm.[28] The 8th century Wessobrunn Prayer has been proposed as a Christianized pagan prayer and compared to the pagan Völuspá[29] and the Merseburg Incantations, the latter recorded in the 9th or 10th century but of much older traditional origins
Abrahamic religions
In the common Bible of the Abrahamic religions, various forms of prayer appear; the most common forms being petition, thanksgiving, and worship. The longest book in the Bible is the Book of Psalms, 150 religious songs which are often regarded as prayers. Other well-known Biblical prayers include the Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-18), the Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10), and the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55). But perhaps the best-known prayer in the Christian Bible is the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13; Luke 11:2-4).
See also: Tanakh, New Testament, Prayer in the Hebrew Bible, and Prayer in the New Testament
Jews pray three times a day, with lengthier prayers on special days, such as the Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The siddur is the prayerbook used by Jews all over the world, containing a set order of daily prayers. Jewish prayer is usually described as having two aspects: kavanah (intention) and keva (the ritualistic, structured elements).
The most important Jewish prayers are the Shema Yisrael (“Hear O Israel”) and the Amidah (“the standing prayer”).
Communal prayer is preferred over solitary prayer, and a quorum of 10 adult males (a minyan) is considered by Orthodox Judaism a prerequisite for several communal prayers.
Rationalist approach to prayer
In this view, ultimate goal of prayer is to help train a person to focus on divinity through philosophy and intellectual contemplation. This approach was taken by Maimonides and the other medieval rationalists. One example of this approach to prayer is noted by Rabbi Steven Weil, who was appointed the Orthodox Union’s Executive-Vice President in 2009. He notes that the word “prayer” is a derivative of the Latin “precari”, which means “to beg”. The Hebrew equivalent “tefilah”, however, along with its root “pelel” or its reflexive “l’hitpallel”, means the act of self-analysis or self-evaluation. This approach is sometimes described as the person praying having a dialogue or conversation with God.
Educational approach to prayer
In this view, prayer is not a conversation. Rather, it is meant to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, but not to influence. This has been the approach of Rabbenu Bachya, Yehuda Halevy, Joseph Albo, Samson Raphael Hirsch, and Joseph Dov Soloveitchik. This view is expressed by Rabbi Nosson Scherman in the overview to the Artscroll Siddur (p. XIII); note that Scherman goes on to also affirm the Kabbalistic view (see below).
Kabbalistic approach to prayer
Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) uses a series of kavanot, directions of intent, to specify the path the prayer ascends in the dialog with God, to increase its chances of being answered favorably. Kabbalists ascribe a higher meaning to the purpose of prayer, which is no less than affecting the very fabric of reality itself, restructuring and repairing the universe in a real fashion. In this view, every word of every prayer, and indeed, even every letter of every word, has a precise meaning and a precise effect. Prayers thus literally affect the mystical forces of the universe, and repair the fabric of creation.
Among Jews, this approach has been taken by the Chassidei Ashkenaz (German pietists of the Middle-Ages), the Arizal’s Kabbalist tradition, Ramchal, most of Hassidism, the Vilna Gaon, and Jacob Emden.
Main articles: Prayer in Christianity and Christian worship
Christian prayers are quite varied. They can be completely spontaneous, or read entirely from a text, like the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Probably the most common and universal prayer among Christians is the Lord’s Prayer, which according to the gospel accounts is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Some Protestant denominations choose not to recite the Lord’s Prayer or other rote prayers.
Christians generally pray to God or to the Father. Some Christians (e.g., Catholics, Orthodox) will also ask the righteous in heaven and “in Christ,” such as Virgin Mary or other saints to intercede by praying on their behalf (intercession of saints). Formulaic closures include “through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, through all the ages of ages,” and “in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
It is customary among Protestants to end prayers with “In Jesus’ name, Amen” or “In the name of Christ, Amen”[34] However, the most commonly used closure in Christianity is simply “Amen” (from a Hebrew adverb used as a statement of affirmation or agreement, usually translated as so be it).
There is also the form of prayer called hesychast which is a repetitious type of prayer for the purpose of meditation. In the Western or Latin Rite of Catholic Church, probably the most common is the Rosary; In the Eastern Church (the Eastern rites of the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church), the Jesus Prayer.
Roman Catholic tradition includes specific prayers and devotions as acts of reparation which do not involve a petition for a living or deceased beneficiary, but aim to repair the sins of others, e.g. for the repair of the sin of blasphemy performed by others
In Pentecostal congregations, prayer is often done by speaking in a foreign tongue, a practice now known as glossolalia.[36] Practitioners of Pentecostal glossolalia may claim that the languages they speak in prayer are real foreign languages, and that the ability to speak those languages spontaneously is a gift of the Holy Spirit;[37][38] however, many people outside the movement have offered alternative views. George Barton Cutten suggested that glossolalia was a sign of mental illness.[39] Felicitas Goodman suggested that tongue speakers were under a form of hypnosis.[40] Others suggest that it is a learned behaviour. Some of these views have allegedly been refuted
Christian Science
Christian Science teaches that prayer is a spiritualization of thought or an understanding of God and of the nature of the underlying spiritual creation. Adherents believe that this can result in healing, by bringing spiritual reality (the “Kingdom of Heaven” in Biblical terms) into clearer focus in the human scene. The world as it appears to the senses is regarded as a distorted version of the world of spiritual ideas. Prayer can heal the distortion. Christian Scientists believe that prayer does not change the spiritual creation but gives a clearer view of it, and the result appears in the human scene as healing: the human picture adjusts to coincide more nearly with the divine reality. Christian Scientists do not practice intercessory prayer as it is commonly understood, and they generally avoid combining prayer with medical treatment in the belief that the two practices tend to work against each other. (However, the choice of healing method is regarded as a matter for the individual, and the Christian Science Church exerts no pressure on members to avoid medical treatment if they wish to avail of it as an alternative to Christian Science healing.) Prayer works through love: the recognition of God’s creation as spiritual, intact, and inherently lovable

Prevalence of prayer for health

Some modalities of alternative medicine employ prayer. A survey released in May 2004 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, found that in 2002, 43% of Americans pray for their own health, 24% pray for others’ health, and 10% participate in a prayer group for their own healt
Muslims pray a ritualistic prayer called salah or salat in Arabic, facing the Kaaba in Mecca, five times a day. The command to pray is in the Quran in several chapters. The prophet Muhammed showed each Muslim the true method of offering prayers thus the same method is observed till date. There is the “call for prayer” (adhan or azaan), where the muezzin calls for all the followers to stand together for the prayer. The prayer consists of standing, by mentioning -àllàh o -àqbàr (God is great) followed by recitation of the first chapter of the Quran. After the person bends and praises god, then prostrates and again praises god. The prayer ends with the following words “peace and blessings be upon you”. During the prayer a Muslim cannot talk or do anything else besides praying. Once the prayer is complete one can offer voluntary prayers or supplicate -àllàh for his needs. There are also many standard duas or supplications, also in Arabic, to be recited at various times, e.g. for one’s parents, after salah, before eating. Muslims may also say dua in their own words and languages for any issue they wish to communicate with God in the hope that God will answer their prayers.[20] Certain Shia fiqhs pray 3 times a day.
Main article: Prayer in the Bahá’í Faith
Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and `Abdu’l-Bahá have revealed many prayers for general use, and some for specific occasions, including for unity, detachment, spiritual upliftment, and healing among others. Bahá’ís are also required to recite each day one of three obligatory prayers revealed by Bahá’u’lláh. The believers have been enjoined to face in the direction of the Qiblih when reciting their Obligatory Prayer. The longest obligatory prayer may be recited at any time during the day; another, of medium length, is recited once in the morning, once at midday, and once in the evening; and the shortest can be recited anytime between noon and sunset. Bahá’ís also read from and meditate on the scriptures every morning and evening.
Eastern religions
In contrast with Western religion, Eastern religion for the most part discards worship and places devotional emphasis on the practice of meditation alongside scriptural study. Consequently, prayer is seen as a form of meditation or an adjunct practice to meditation
n certain Buddhist sects, prayer accompanies meditation. Buddhism for the most part sees prayer as a secondary, supportive practice to meditation and scriptural study. Gautama Buddha claimed that human beings possess the capacity and potential to be liberated, or enlightened, through contemplation, leading to insight. Prayer is seen mainly as a powerful psycho-physical practice that can enhance meditation.[48]
In the earliest Buddhist tradition, the Theravada, and in the later Mahayana tradition of Zen (or Chán), prayer plays only an ancillary role. It is largely a ritual expression of wishes for success in the practice and in helping all beings.[49][50][51][52]
The skillful means (Sanskrit: upaya) of the transfer of merit (Sanskrit: parinamana) is an evocation and prayer. Moreover, indeterminate buddhas are available for intercession as they reside in awoken-fields (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra).
The nirmanakaya of a awoken-field is what is generally known and understood as mandala. The opening and closing of the ring (Sanskrit: mandala) is an active prayer. An active prayer is a mindful activity, an activity in which mindfulness is not just cultivated but is.[53] A common prayer is “May the merit of my practice, adorn Buddhas’ Pure Lands, requite the fourfold kindness from above, and relieve the suffering of the three life-journeys below. Universally wishing sentient beings, Friends, foes, and karmic creditors, all to activate the bodhi mind, and all to be reborn in the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.” (願以此功德 莊嚴佛淨土 上報四重恩 下濟三途苦 普願諸眾生 冤親諸債主 悉發菩提心 同生極樂國)[54]
The Generation Stage (Sanskrit: utpatti-krama) of Vajrayana involves prayer elements.[55]
The Tibetan Buddhism tradition emphasizes an instructive and devotional relationship to a guru; this may involve devotional practices known as guru yoga which are congruent with prayer. It also appears that Tibetan Buddhism posits the existence of various deities, but the peak view of the tradition is that the deities or yidam are no more existent or real than the continuity (Sanskrit: santana; refer mindstream) of the practitioner, environment and activity. But how practitioners engage yidam or tutelary deities will depend upon the level or more appropriately yana at which they are practicing. At one level, one may pray to a deity for protection or assistance, taking a more subordinate role. At another level, one may invoke the deity, on a more equal footing. And at a higher level one may deliberately cultivate the idea that one has become the deity, whilst remaining aware that its ultimate nature is shunyata. The views of the more esoteric yana are impenetrable for those without direct experience and empowerment.
Pure Land Buddhism emphasizes the recitation by devotees of prayer-like mantras, a practice often called Nembutsu.[56]:190 On one level it is said that reciting these mantras can ensure rebirth into a sambhogakaya land (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra) after bodily dissolution, a sheer ball spontaneously co-emergent to a buddha’s enlightened intention. According to Shinran, the founder of the Pure Land Buddhism tradition that is most prevalent in the US[56]:193[57] “for the long haul nothing is as efficacious as the Nembutsu.”[56]:197[58] On another, the practice is a form of meditation aimed at achieving realization.[citation needed]
But beyond all these practices the Buddha emphasized the primacy of individual practice and experience. He said that supplication to gods or deities was not necessary. Nevertheless, today many lay people in East Asian countries pray to the Buddha in ways that resemble Western prayer—asking for intervention and offering devotion.
Hinduism has incorporated many kinds of prayer (Sanskrit: prārthanā), from fire-based rituals to philosophical musings. While chanting involves ‘by dictum’ recitation of timeless verses or verses with timings and notations, dhyanam involves deep meditation (however short or long) on the preferred deity/God. Again the object to which prayers are offered could be a persons referred as devtas, trinity or incarnation of either devtas or trinity or simply plain formless meditation as practiced by the ancient sages. All of these are directed to fulfilling personal needs or deep spiritual enlightenment. Ritual invocation was part and parcel of the Vedic religion and as such permeated their sacred texts. Indeed, the highest sacred texts of the Hindus, the Vedas, are a large collection of mantras and prayer rituals. Classical Hinduism came to focus on extolling a single supreme force, Brahman, that is made manifest in several lower forms as the familiar gods of the Hindu pantheon[dubious – discuss]. Hindus in India have numerous devotional movements. Hindus may pray to the highest absolute God Brahman, or more commonly to Its three manifestations namely creator god called Brahma, preserver god called Vishnu and destroyer god (so that the creation cycle can start afresh) Shiva, and at the next level to Vishnu’s avatars (earthly appearances) Rama and Krishna or to many other male or female deities. Typically, Hindus pray with their hands (the palms) joined together in pranam. The hand gesture is similar to the popular Indian greeting namaste.
Although Jains believe that no spirit or divine being can assist them on their path, they do hold some influence, and on special occasions, Jains will pray for right knowledge to the twenty-four Tirthankaras (saintly teachers) or sometimes to Hindu deities such as Ganesha.
The practices involved in Shinto prayer are heavily influenced by Buddhism; Japanese Buddhism has also been strongly influenced by Shinto in turn. The most common and basic form of devotion involves throwing a coin, or several, into a collection box, ringing a bell, clapping one’s hands, and contemplating one’s wish or prayer silently. The bell and hand clapping are meant to wake up or attract the attention of the kami of the shrine, so that one’s prayer may be heard.
Shinto prayers quite frequently consist of wishes or favors asked of the kami, rather than lengthy praises or devotions. Unlike in certain other faiths, it is not considered irregular or inappropriate to ask favors of the kami in this way, and indeed many shrines are associated with particular favors, such as success on exams.
In addition, one may write one’s wish on a small wooden tablet, called an ema, and leave it hanging at the shrine, where the kami can read it. If the wish is granted, one may return to the shrine to leave another ema as an act of thanksgiving.
The Ardās (Punjabi: ਅਰਦਾਸ) is a Sikh prayer that is done before performing or after undertaking any significant task; after reciting the daily Banis (prayers); or completion of a service like the Paath (scripture reading/recitation), kirtan (hymn-singing) program or any other religious program. In Sikhism, these prayers are also said before and after eating. The prayer is a plea to God to support and help the devotee with whatever he or she is about to undertake or has done.
The Ardas is usually always done standing up with folded hands. The beginning of the Ardas is strictly set by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. When it comes to conclusion of this prayer, the devotee uses word like “Waheguru please bless me in the task that I am about to undertake” when starting a new task or “Akal Purakh, having completed the hymn-singing, we ask for your continued blessings so that we can continue with your memory and remember you at all times”, etc. The word “Ardās” is derived from Persian word ‘Arazdashat’, meaning a request, supplication, prayer, petition or an address to a superior authority.
Ardās is a unique prayer based on the fact that it is one of the few well-known prayers in the Sikh religion that was not written in its entirety by the Gurus. The Ardās cannot be found within the pages of the Guru Granth Sahib because it is a continually changing devotional text that has evolved over time in order for it to encompass the feats, accomplishments, and feelings of all generations of Sikhs within its lines. Taking the various derivation of the word Ardās into account, the basic purpose of this prayer is an appeal to Waheguru for his protection and care, as well as being a plea for the welfare and prosperity of all mankind, and a means for the Sikhs to thank Waheguru for all that he has done
Prayer in Taoism is less common than Fulu, which is the drawing and writing of supernatural talismans
Although prayer in its literal sense is not used in animism, communication with the spirit world is vital to the animist way of life. This is usually accomplished through a shaman who, through a trance, gains access to the spirit world and then shows the spirits’ thoughts to the people. Other ways to receive messages from the spirits include using astrology or contemplating fortune tellers and healers. The native religions in some parts of North, East and South Asia, America, Africa, and Oceania are often animistic.
The Aztec religion was not strictly animist. It had an ever increasing pantheon of deities, and the shamans performed ritual prayer to these deities in their respective temples. These shamans made petitions to the proper deities in exchange for a sacrifice offering: food, flowers, effigies, and animals, usually quail. But the larger the thing required from the God the larger the sacrifice had to be, and for the most important rites one would offer one’s own blood; by cutting his ears, arms, tongue, thighs, chest or genitals, and often a human life; either warrior, slave, or even self-sacrifice.[63]
The Pueblo Indians are known to have used prayer sticks, that is, sticks with feathers attached as supplicatory offerings. The Hopi Indians used prayer sticks as well, but they attached to it a small bag of sacred meat
In Australia, prayers to the “Great Wit” are performed by the “clever wapmen” and “clever women”, or kadji. These Aboriginal shamans use maban or mabain, the material that is believed to give them their purported magical powers
Adherents to forms of modern Neopaganism pray to various gods. The most commonly worshiped and prayed to gods are those of Pre-Christian Europe, such as Celtic, Norse, or Graeco-Roman gods. Prayer can vary from sect to sect, and with some (such as Wicca) prayer may also be associated with ritual magick.
Theurgy and Western Esotericism
Practitioners of theurgy and western esotericism may practice a form of ritual which utilizes both pre-sanctioned prayers and names of God, and prayers “from the heart” that, when combined, allows the participant to ascend spiritually, and in some instances, induce a trance in which God or other spiritual beings may be realized. Very similar to hermetic qabala, and orthodox qabala, it is believed that prayer can influence both the physical and non-physical worlds. The use of ritualistic signs and names are believed to be archetypes in which the subconscious may take form as the Inner God, or another spiritual being, and the “prayer from the heart” to be that spiritual force speaking through the participant.
Meher Baba
The Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba emphasized both the beauty of prayer as praise and the power of prayer as petition:
“The ideal prayer to the Lord is nothing more than spontaneous praise of His being. You praise Him, not in the spirit of bargain but in the spirit of self-forgetful appreciation of what He really is. You praise Him because He is praiseworthy. Your praise is a spontaneous appreciative response to his true being, as infinite light, infinite power and infinite bliss.”[66]
“Through repeated sincere prayers it is possible to effect an exit from the otherwise inexorable working out of the law of karma. The forgiveness asked from God evokes from Him His inscrutable grace, which alone can give new direction to the inexorable karmic determination

Bruce Cockburn playlist

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Soft Cell

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

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


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

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

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


Nuvola leggera – Light Cloud

Nuvola leggera

colorato canto
di giorni
tra parole
non ancora nate
e impalpabile magia

nel sorriso
del cuore
con immagini vive
tra sguardi
di malinconia
come pioggia che cade
per lavare la polvere
a scolpiti attimi
di tutte le cose

veste leggera
nella brezza
di Primavera
che porta sorriso
in Paradisi del cuore
oltre i passi
che accarezzano la luna

06.01.2004 Poetyca

Light Cloud

hand colored
between words
and intangible magic

the smile
live images
between eyes
as rain falls
washing powder
sculpting moments
of all things

As light
in the breeze
that brings a smile
Paradise in the heart
above steps
that caress the moon

06.01.2004 Poetyca

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.



Solo ora – Only now

Solo ora
scrittura estemporanea

Ci sono spazi invisibili dove frusciano i pensieri,
dove nulla vorresti s’infranga a scalfire gli attimi…
Solo ali impalpabili ti conducono, ed ancora aspetti :
Non ha alcun valore il tempo – ieri, oggi , domani,
ormai nulla conta e per misurare quel che scorre,
per avere cognizione di presenza si usa il cuore.

Ci sono ombre lunghe come un’interninabile sera
e a volte sono nostalgie lontane senza nome:
Tutto si mescola e sospira come vento tra le fronde,
tutto ti rapisce e ti fa sgorgare una stilla senza ragione.
Perchè è il senso di quel che hai perduto,
di quello a cui credevi e che sei consapevole
che devi sempre esser pronto a ricominciare.

Sono viaggi a ritroso,sono proiezioni che ingannano
e se cerchi quel che è stato sai solo che da domani
giri pagina e si ricomincia ma si parte ora da un tempo
senza inganni, senza illusioni e senza più tempo
perchè il vero attimo da vivere è solo ora!

17.03.2004 Poetyca

Only now
extemporaneous writing

There are areas where rustling invisible thoughts,
anything where you want to scrape the shattered moments …
Only impalpable wings you lead, and even aspects:
No value time – yesterday, today and tomorrow
now nothing matters and what to measure flows,
to be informed of presence using the heart.

There are long shadows as evening un’interninabile
and sometimes distant nostalgia nameless
Everything is mixed and sighs as the wind in the leaves,
kidnaps you and makes you all gush a drop for no reason.
Why is the sense of what you lost
that for which they believed and that you are aware
that you must always be ready to begin again.

They travel backwards, projections are that deceive
and if you try what was know only tomorrow
turn the page and start again but now from a part-time
without deceit, without illusions and without time
because the only true moment of life is now!

17.03.2004 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

Come pendolo – As the pendulum

Come pendolo

Sono foglie d’Universo
che volteggiano in cuore
al centro del tutto
è richiamo d’Amore
ed oscilla come pendolo
questa tua incertezza
senza lamenti di luna
è il tuo silenzio
Un buio pozzo
al quale non vedi il fondo
tra metamorfosi lente
che non cercano rumore
Sono occhi che allagano
nel tormento della notte
tra luccichio di lacrime
che non si vogliona asciugare
E’ questo buio tempesta
se solca la notte
senza più parole
…Ma tu cerca
sotto l’orlo che scivola
di nuovo colore
quelle voci che chiamano
verso la danza di luce
che non si vorrebbe fermare

05.01.2004 Poetyca

As the pendulum

Leaves are the Universe
that flutter in my heart
the center of everything
is call of Love
and as the pendulum swings
that your uncertainty
uncomplaining moon
is your silence
A dark pit
which do not see the bottom
between slow metamorphosis
not seeking noise
Eyes are flooded
in the torment of night
between glint of tears
that no big desire to dry
And ‘this dark storm
if it crosses the night
no more words
But you try …
that slips under the rim
new color
those voices calling
to the dance of light
that would not stop

05.01.2004 Poetyca

In divenire – In progress

In divenire

Tra sogno e vita
non respira il tempo
ma l’impalpabile sentire
di un’anima leggera
che conosce il sottile
mondo interiore
e mutano gli attimi
in colorati luoghi
che di impercettibile
hanno tutto il sapore
Non muta la sensazione
di attraversare ogni confine
e tutto diviene mondo

04.02.2004 Poetyca

In progress

Between dream and life
not breathing time
But the intangible feeling
light of soul
who knows the subtle
inner world
and change the moments
stained in places
that subtle
have all the flavor
Does not change the feeling
to cross all borders
and the whole world become

04.02.2004 Poetyca

Piccole cose ancora – Little things still

Piccole cose ancora

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

14.01.2004 Poetyca

Little things still

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

14.01.2004 Poetyca

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

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

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

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

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


Affanno – breathlessness


A che serve tanto affanno,
la ricerca dell’effimero e delle differenze:
chi in alto al potere e chi in basso a soffrire.
Unica possibile capacità
di trovare abbattimento ai confini – volutida quest’umanità – pare essere l’unica cosa
che non conosca differenze.

Triste e vera considerazione,
eppure…proprio per quel tempo
che conosce in noi vita,
che percorriamo,invece di renderla peggiore, di accanirsi per quello che non lascia nulla
e che non insegna, meglio sarebbe considerare che la solidarietà,
la capacità di porgere ad altri
anche un solo sorriso è motivo
per cercare di lasciare una traccia
che non sia solo sapore di effimero.

05/08/2004 Poetyca


What is so much trouble,
the search for the ephemeral and the differences:
who above in power and who below to suffer.
Only possible capacity
to find demolition at the borders – volutida this humanity – seems to be the only thing
that knows no difference.

Sad and true consideration,
yet … just for that time
who knows in us life,
that we go, instead of making it worse, of furying for what leaves nothing
and that does not teach, it would be better to consider that solidarity,
the ability to give to others
even a single smile is a reason
to try and leave a trace
that it is not just an ephemeral taste.

05/08/2004 Poetyca

Amore restituito – Returned love

Amore restituito
Eri un bambino
– delicato fiore –
allo stelo reciso

e non trovasti
nel vento il senso
di quella ferita
troppe lacrime
troppe voci
e nessuna era uguale

Sapore di mamma
perduto tra stelle
in un ingiusto cielo
che non ha vegliato

Cammino in ricerca
nella voragine dell’anima
che non ha mai asciugato
di perle
e sono diamanti
sono speranze
oggi le stelle

Solo braccia
saranno ali
per un volo congiunto
all’amore restituito

08.02.2004 Poetyca
Returned love
You were a child
– Delicate flower –
the stem cut

and you found
wind in the sense
the wound
too many tears
too many voices
and nothing was the same

Taste of Mother
lost among stars
in an unfair sky
who has not watched

Journey in search
in the abyss of the soul
which has never dried
and diamonds
no hope
Today the stars

Only arms
wings will be
for a joint flight
love returned

08.02.2004 Poetyca

David Bowie Greatest Hits | Best Songs Of David Bowie (Full Album 2015)

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David Bowie, [ˈboʊi]; pseud. di David Robert Jones (Londra, 8 gennaio 1947), è un cantautore, polistrumentista, attore e compositore britannico.

Attivo dalla metà degli anni sessanta, Bowie ha attraversato cinque decenni della musica rock, reinventando nel tempo il suo stile e la sua immagine e creando alter ego come Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, Nathan Adler, e The Thin White Duke (noto in Italia come il “Duca Bianco”). Dal folk acustico all’elettronica, passando attraverso il glam rock, il soul e il krautrock, David Bowie ha lasciato tracce che hanno influenzato molti artisti.[1]

Come attore, dopo alcune piccole apparizioni ha avuto un ottimo successo nel 1976 come protagonista del film di fantascienza L’uomo che cadde sulla Terra di Nicolas Roeg. Tra le sue interpretazioni più note si ricordano Furyo (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence) di Nagisa Oshima del 1983, Absolute Beginners e Labyrinth del 1986 e Basquiat di Julian Schnabel del 1996 nel quale interpreta il ruolo di Andy Warhol.

David Bowie è sposato dal 1992 con la modella somala Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid ed ha due figli, Duncan Zowie Haywood (nato nel 1971 dal precedente matrimonio con Mary Angela Barnett) e Alexandria Zahra (nata nel 2000), oltre a Zulekha, nata dal precedente matrimonio di Iman. Nel 2008 è stato inserito al 23º posto nella lista dei 100 migliori cantanti secondo Rolling Stone[2], e tra le sue migliori “tracce vocali” ci sono Life on Mars?, Space Oddity, Starman ed Heroes[3]. Nel 2007 è secondo la rivista Forbes al quarto posto nell’elenco dei cantanti più ricchi del mondo[4].

Al ritmo di un disco all’anno, Bowie per parecchi anni nel bene e nel male non si è mai limitato a creare un “marchio Bowie” uguale a se stesso e rassicurante: dalle nostalgie beat con Pin Ups, agli incubi orwelliani di Diamond Dogs, al R&B bianco con Station to Station e Young Americans, all’electro pop intellettuale che, secondo molti critici, costituirà la fase più creativa della sua carriera fra il 1977 e il 1979, con la cosiddetta trilogia berlinese di Low, Heroes e Lodger, album in realtà (salvo il secondo) realizzati solo parzialmente a Berlino, ma comunque fortemente influenzati dalle contaminazioni tra rock ed elettronica di cui erano maestri i Kraftwerk e i Neu!, gruppi entrambi tedeschi.

Decisivo l’incontro con Brian Eno, altro reduce dal glam-rock dei primi settanta con i Roxy Music del dandy Bryan Ferry. Altrettanto decisivo un successo ormai consolidato che permette all’artista di sperimentare soluzioni nuove senza inseguire il riscontro commerciale. Nel frattempo il personaggio non è più l’androgino Ziggy Stardust ma un thin white duke (sottile duca bianco) dalle inquietanti suggestioni androgine sotto uno stile musicale esteriormente sempre più virile, colto, e raffinato.

David Bowie (/ˈboʊ.i/;[1] born David Robert Jones, 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art.[2] Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work. Aside from his musical abilities, he is recognised for his androgynous beauty, which was an iconic element to his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s.[3][4]

Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969 when his song “Space Oddity” reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart. After a three-year period of experimentation he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single “Starman” and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie’s impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley, “challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day” and “created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture.”[5] The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved merely one facet of a career marked by continual reinvention, musical innovation and striking visual presentation.

In 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single “Fame” and the hit album Young Americans, which the singer characterised as “plastic soul”. The sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees. He then confounded the expectations of both his record label and his American audiences by recording the minimalist album Low (1977)—the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno over the next two years. Low, “Heroes”, and Lodger, the so-called “Berlin Trilogy” albums, all reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise. After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single “Ashes to Ashes”, its parent album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and “Under Pressure”, a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He then reached a new commercial peak in 1983 with Let’s Dance, which yielded several hit singles. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including blue-eyed soul, industrial, adult contemporary, and jungle. He has not toured since the 2003–04 Reality Tour and has not performed live since 2006. Bowie’s latest studio album The Next Day was released in March 2013.

David Buckley says of Bowie: “His influence has been unique in popular culture—he has permeated and altered more lives than any comparable figure.”[5] In the BBC’s 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, Bowie was placed at number 29. Throughout his career, he has sold an estimated 140 million albums.[6] In the UK, he has been awarded nine Platinum album certifications, 11 Gold and eight Silver, and in the US, five Platinum and seven Gold certifications. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him 39th on their list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and 23rd on their list of the best singers of all time.


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.


Bon Jovi – Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection (Full Album) Qk.

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I Bon Jovi sono un gruppo glam metal e hard rock statunitense, formatosi nel 1983 a Sayreville, New Jersey. La band è attualmente costituita da Jon Bon Jovi (voce),David Bryan (tastiere) e Tico Torres (batteria).

La formazione originaria comprendeva anche Alec John Such (basso), il quale ha lasciato la band nel 1994 in seguito a dei problemi personali e Richie Sambora(chitarra), che ha abbandonato il gruppo nel 2014 dopo essersi assentato per buona parte del Because We Can – The Tour nel 2013.

I Bon Jovi sono tra i più importanti gruppi della scena rock moderna e contemporanea, hanno contribuito alla nascita ed allo sviluppo del movimento Hair metal, emerso negli anni ottanta, i quali vennero subito ritenuti i leader indiscussi e ancora oggi molti li ritengono gli innovatori e i maggiori esponenti. Vengono ricordati per alcuni classici del rock, alcuni considerati dei veri e propri inni generazionali: Livin’ on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, Wanted Dead or Alive, Bad Medicine, Keep the Faith, Bed of Roses, Always, e It’s My Life.

Nel corso della loro carriera, i Bon Jovi hanno pubblicato un totale di tredici album in studio e hanno venduto oltre 135 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo. Inoltre, hanno effettuato più di 2.700 concerti in oltre 50 paesi per più di 35 milioni di fan[6], e sono stati introdotti nella UK Music Hall of Fame nel 2006. Il gruppo è stato anche onorato con un “Award of Merit” (“Premio di merito”) agli American Music Awards del 2004[7], mentre Jon Bon Jovi e Richie Sambora, come autori, sono stati introdotti nellaSongwriters Hall of Fame nel 2009[8]. Inoltre Jon Bon Jovi e Richie Sambora sono stati gli ispiratori del programma televisivo MTV Unplugged.


Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), pianist and keyboard player David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band’s lineup has remained mostly static during its history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora in 2013 In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band’s fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988. After touring and recording non-stop during the late 1980s, the band went on hiatus following the New Jersey Tour in 1990, during which time Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora both released successful solo albums. In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single “It’s My Life”, which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi have been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway. On March 12, 2013, Bon Jovi released their 12th studio album, What About Now.

Thus far, Bon Jovi has released 12 studio albums, plus two compilations and two live albums. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and as songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.




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.



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.

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.


Oltre quel che vedo – Beyond that I see

Oltre quel che vedo

Saranno salvi i sogni
condurranno lontano
oltre le paure
ed oltre ogni freno

Continua la vita
e nel respiro del tempo
saremo oltre ogni uragano
oltre ogni incertezza

Perchè tutto è oltre
quel che vedo

08.02.2004 Poetyca

Beyond that I see

Dreams will be safe
lead away
than fears
and beyond all restraint

Continue life
and the breath of time
we will be beyond hurricane
than any uncertainty

Why all is beywind
that I can see

08.02.2004 Poetyca

Per una vita – For a life

Per una vita

Rifare un destino da inseguire,
sognare con un libro in mano:
colorando la vita con universi paralleli.

Colui che scrive, lasciando traccia sul foglio:
di vita,d’inganni e passioni,
di sogni e passi in un tempo senza prigioni
vorrebbe in quella traccia scritta
costruire realtà migliori
– sfogare quel che non è stato e che vorrebbe –
legare ad un palloncino da abbandonare in cielo
ogni voce che strozzata in gola non ha espresso la delusione.

Tracce d’inchiostro sulle dita
per una vita che da grigia
diviene colorata:
passioni e sogni da non cancellare
per inciderle ancora una volta
tra le pieghe del cuore.

E con penna
che diviene spada d’intenti
gettare addosso rabbia
o costruire il sogno
per una vita che valga la pena
di essere vissuta ed a tutti raccontata.

29.11.2004 Poetyca

For a life

Remaking a destiny to pursue,
dreaming with a book in hand:
coloring your life with parallel universes.

The writer, leaving traces on the sheet:
of life of deceit and passion,
of dreams and steps into a time without prisons
would in that written record
actually build the best
– The vent that was not and that would –
to tie a balloon to be left in the sky
every voice choked in my throat did not express disappointment.

Traces of ink on the fingers
for a life that has gray
becomes colored:
dreams and passions do not delete
to record once again
between the folds of the heart.

And with pen
which becomes the sword of intent
throw him angry
or build the dream
for a life worth
to be lived and told at all.

29.11.2004 Poetyca

Sul sentiero del cuore – On the path of the heart

Sul sentiero del cuore

A tentare di cambiare se stessi perchè il giudizio degli altri diventa un

disagio,si rischia di procurarsi un disagio peggiore, infatti,ad andare contro la

propria natura sensibile,coprirla di razionale ” buonsenso”,si invade quello

che vorrebbe emergere,bloccandolo.

Se un seme sta per scostare lo strato di terriccio che lo ricopre, per

trovare la luce che lo faccia sviluppare bene,aggiungere una barriera con altra terra

ne fa sprecare le energie e poi cresce male.

Quindi si deve essere contenti,semplicemente,del fatto che malgrado gli

altri non comprendano,si possa essere se stessi.

Quale migliore soddisfazione e sensazione di armonia nell’essere capaci di

portare fuori il meglio di sè?

Mostrare ad esempio aggressività , quasi a dover difendere un territorio,

non è detto che sia manifestazione di coraggio ma spesso nascondono le paure.

Chi dunque è sereno, allegro,capace di entusiasmo e soprattutto di dono di sé

agli altri, malgrado sia consapevole di non cercare nulla in cambio,

credo si possa ritenere maggiormente generoso e sereno rispetto a chi,

per paura ed egoismo, tiene stretto il poco che è, nel timore

di perdere approvazione ed attenzione esterna.

Dunque si matura attraverso un cammino che non blocchi il livello di

crescita interiore ma, malgrado i previsti ostacoli non fa reagire

chiudendosi in se stessi. Chi consiglia o giudica,

chi interferisce sulle scelte degli altri o sul loro modo di essere

che è espressione di sensibilità ed esperienze di vita,

relativamente alla necessità di chiudersi, ritenendo sciocco

il continuare a dare, direi che si ci arrende e si fugge

e non si ascolta il coraggio del cuore.

Si,è la mente che confonde e desidera lanciare messaggi ” terroristici” che

facciano vedere come,malgrado si sia dato qualcosa non si è ottenuto nulla in cambio,

ma chi si ferma ad attendere qualcosa non segue la via della generosità libera

e spontanea,questa ma aspettativa: Essere schiavi delle aspettative è chiudersi in una prigione,

dimenticando dove sono le chiavi,essere capaci di non avere alcuna aspettativa è essere liberi

nel seguire il coraggio,lasciando alle spalle le paure ed essere capaci

di scegliere di camminare – qui ed ora – sul sentiero del cuore.

23.11.2004 Poetyca

On the path of the heart

A groped to change themselves because the opinion of others becomes a
discomfort, it could get worse discomfort, in fact, to go against
its sensitive nature, cover rational “common sense”, it invades the
that would emerge, locking it.

If a seed is about to pull away the layer of soil which covers it, for
find the light that it does develop well, add a barrier with more land
it is wasting energy and then grows ill.

Then you must be content simply to the fact that despite the
others do not understand, you can be yourself.

What better feeling of harmony and satisfaction in being able to
bring out the best in you?

Show such aggression, almost having to defend a territory,
is said to be a manifestation of courage but often hide their fears.

Who then is calm, cheerful, capable of enthusiasm and above all self-giving
others, despite being aware not to seek anything in return,
I think we can feel more generous and peaceful than those who
fear and selfishness, keep the little that is close, for fear
of losing approval and attention outside.

So you walk through a couple that does not block the level of
inner growth, but despite the obstacles set does not react
cut themselves. Who recommends or judges,
who interfere with the choices of others or on their way to be
which is an expression of feelings and life experiences,
regarding the need to close, feeling foolish
The continue to give, I would say that we give up and flee
and do not listen to the courage of the heart.

Yes, it confuses the mind and want to send messages “terrorist” that
We show how, despite being given is not something you got nothing in return,
But who stops to wait for something does not follow the way of free generosity
and spontaneous, but this expectation: Be slaves of expectations is locked in a prison
forgetting where the keys be able to have no expectation to be free
the courage to follow, leaving behind the fears and be able
choose to walk – here and now – on the path of the heart.

23.11.2004 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.


Insondabile mistero – Unfathomable mystery

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