Risultati della ricerca per: 2005

“Cream “White Room/Crossroads/Badge” Live-2005″


~Poetyca

Annunci

Verso la libertà


Verso la libertà

Quale più grande vittoria
se non quella
di comprendere
che attraversato
il deserto di se stessi
si possa proseguire il viaggio
verso la libertà
dalla schiavitù che lega
a falsi idoli?
Ma è solo il nostro impegno;
il cuore aperto agli altri
a fare di noi scoperta di vita.
A permetterci di vedere
oltre le apparenze
in un cammino
d’evoluzione interiore.
In noi il ricettacolo
per accogliere la spiritualità
e farci strumento d’amore

02.12.2005 Poetyca

Towards freedom

What greater victory
except that
to understand
that crossed
the desert of themselves
we can continue the journey
toward freedom
from the slavery that binds
false idols?
But is our commitment;
heart open to others
to make us discover life.
To enable us to see
beyond appearances
a path
of inner evolution.
Us in the receptacle
to accommodate spirituality
and make us an instrument of love

02.12.2005 Poetyca

Rubare un Angelo


Rubare un Angelo

Nessuno mai potrebbe
rubare un Angelo
a nessuno infatti appartiene
e riesce a volare leggero
dove un cuore puro lo accoglie
Dove non nascono cortine di fumo
ad avvolgere il suo sentire
Nel buio la carezza leggera
che sfiora senza far rumore
nel buio si scioglie ogni istante
di tempo fermato e solo chi attende
senza mai nulla chiedere
facendo tacere i rumori della mente
lo sente vicino con la voce nel cuore

16.07.2005 Poetyca

Stealing an Angel

No one ever could
steal an Angel
it belongs to anyone
and can fly light
where it receives a pure heart
Where not born smokescreens
to wrap his feeling
In the darkness the light caress
nearly noiselessly
in the darkness melts every moment
time stopped and only those who wait
without ever asking for anything
silencing the noise of the mind
feels close to his voice in the heart

16.07.2005 Poetyca


The best of Rolling Stones


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Se sai trovare


Se sai trovare

Se sai trovare in cuor tuo :

bellezza , grazie e purezza

oltre il velo di Maya e oltre il dolore

hai raccolto fiori che profumano

il tuo cammino e respirano d’ Universo

15.10.2005 Poetyca


If you can find


If you can find in your heart

beauty, grace and purity

beyond the veil of Maya and beyond the pain

‘ve gathered flowers that smell

your walk and breathe ‘s Universe

15.10.2005 Poetyca

Jimi Hendrix Greatest Hits


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Jimi Hendrix, all’anagrafe James Marshall Hendrix (Seattle, 27 novembre 1942Londra, 18 settembre 1970), è stato un chitarrista e cantautore statunitense.

È stato uno dei maggiori innovatori nell’ambito della chitarra elettrica: durante la sua parabola artistica, tanto breve quanto intensa, si è reso precursore di molte strutture e del sound di quelle che sarebbero state le future evoluzioni del rock attraverso un’inedita fusione di blues, rhythm and blues/soul, hard rock, psichedelia e funky.[3]

Secondo la classifica stilata nel 2011 dalla rivista Rolling Stone, è stato il più grande chitarrista di tutti i tempi. Si trova infatti al primo posto della lista dei 100 migliori chitarristi secondo Rolling Stone, precedendo Eric Clapton e Jimmy Page.[4]

Due sue esibizioni, in particolare, sono entrate di prepotenza nell’immaginario collettivo: il suo esordio al festival di Monterey del 1967, in cui concluse la performance dando fuoco alla sua chitarra davanti ad un pubblico allibito, e la chiusura del festival di Woodstock del 1969, durante la quale, con dissacrante visionarietà artistica, reinterpretò l’inno nazionale statunitense in modo provocatoriamente distorto e cacofonico.[5]

Hendrix è stato introdotto nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nel 1992.[6]

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

James MarshallJimiHendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.[1]

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the chitlin’ circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers‘ backing band and later withLittle Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. He then played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by Linda Keith, who in turn interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first manager. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Hey Joe“, “Purple Haze“, and “The Wind Cries Mary“. He achieved fame in the US after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the US; it was Hendrix’s most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album. The world’s highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 beforehis accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.

Hendrix was inspired musically by American rock and roll and electric blues. He favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and was instrumental in utilizing the previously undesirable sounds caused by guitar amplifier feedback. He helped to popularize the use of a wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, and was the first artist to use stereophonic phasing effects in music recordings. Holly George-Warren of Rolling Stone commented: “Hendrix pioneered the use of the instrument as an electronic sound source. Players before him had experimented with feedback and distortion, but Hendrix turned those effects and others into a controlled, fluid vocabulary every bit as personal as the blues with which he began.”[2]

Hendrix was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously. In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year, and in 1968, Billboard named him the Artist of the Year and Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked the band’s three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland, among the 100 greatest albums of all time, and they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time.

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

The Best of Patti Smith


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Patricia Lee Smith (Chicago, 30 dicembre 1946) è una cantante e poetessa statunitense. Figura atipica e rivoluzionaria nel rock degli anni ’70, è stata tra le grandi protagoniste del proto-punk e della New wave.[1][2][3] Il grande carisma interpretativo e la suggestiva potenza delle sue liriche le hanno fatto guadagnare il soprannome di ”sacerdotessa maudit del rock”.[4]

La rivista Rolling Stone la inserisce al quarantasettesimo posto nella sua classifica dei 100 migliori artisti

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

 

Patricia LeePattiSmith (born December 30, 1946)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.[2]

Called the “punk poet laureate”, Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Smith’s most widely known song is “Because the Night“, which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978.[2] In 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture,[3] and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[4] On November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids.[5] She is also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.

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

Amore – Love – Robert Louis Stevenson


🌸Amore🌸

Puoi dare senza amare,
ma non puoi mai amare
senza dare.

Robert Louis Stevenson
🌸🌿🌸#pensierieparole
🌸Love

You can give without loving,
but you can never love
without giving.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Neil Young – The Needle & The Damage Done


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Neil Percival Young (Toronto, 12 novembre 1945) è un cantautore e chitarrista canadese.

Dopo aver debuttato giovanissimo con la storica formazione dei Buffalo Springfield e aver raggiunto il successo nel supergruppo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,[1] Neil si è imposto come uno dei più carismatici e influenti cantautori degli anni settanta,[2] contribuendo a ridefinire la figura del songwriter con album come After the Gold Rush e il vendutissimo Harvest.[3]

Artista solitario e tormentato,[3] capace di passare con disinvoltura dalla quiete della ballata acustica alla brutalità della cavalcata rock, per l’approccio spesso volutamente “grezzo” che contraddistingue tanto i suoi dischi quanto i suoi concerti è stato considerato da alcuni un precursore del punk,[3] mentre la ruvida passione delle sue performance ha spinto tanto la critica quanto gli appassionati e gli stessi musicisti ad acclamarlo negli anni novanta padrino del grunge.[3][4] È stato inoltre un personaggio determinante per l’evoluzione di generi come l’alternative country[5] e l’alternative rock in generale.[6]

Tratti inconfondibili del suo stile sono la voce acuta e nasale, la chitarra “sporca” e cacofonica, i testi introspettivi e malinconici (specie nella cosiddetta Trilogia del dolore,[7] culminata nell’album Tonight’s the Night,[8] da molti ritenuto il primo concept album della storia del rock a misurarsi con temi quali il dolore e la perdita) nonché l’immancabile camicia di flanella, divenuta negli anni un autentico status symbol alternativo.

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

Neil Percival Young, OC OM[4][5] (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadowsinstrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield together with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, spanning over 45 years and 35 studio albums, with a continuous and uncompromising exploration of musical styles.[6] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers”.[7] He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.[8]

Young’s music is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics[9][10][11] and characteristic alto or high tenor singing voice.[12][13] Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound.

While Young has experimented with differing music styles throughout a varied career, including swing and electronic music, most of his best known work is either acousticfolk-rock and country rock or electric, amplified hard rock (most often in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse). Musical styles such as alternative rock and grunge also adopted elements from Young. His influence has caused some to dub him the “Godfather of Grunge“.[14]

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979),Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He has also contributed to the soundtracks of films including Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man(1995).

Young is an environmentalist[15] and outspoken advocate for the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled LincVolt. The project involves his 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology as an environmentalist statement.[16][17] In 1986, Young helped found The Bridge School,[18] an educational organization for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities, and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his ex-wife Pegi Young (née Morton). Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, like Young, has epilepsy. Young lives on his ranch in La Honda, California.[19] Although he has lived in northern California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he has retained his Canadian citizenship.[20] On July 14, 2006, Young was awarded the Order of Manitoba,[5] and on December 30, 2009, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[4]

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

 

Quel che è stato


Quel che è stato

Il tempo scorre
e cancella gli inganni
antico percorso
che passa del cuore:
occhi e memoria
di quel che è perduto
– colore ormai smunto –
di mille illusioni

Erano giochi
che facevan apparire
la processione di sorrisi
Come giocoliere
era giovinezza
che lasciava patine vive

Si rimandava
il nutrimento dell’anima
di quel essere impalpabile
che a poco sarebbe servito
– era solo ebbrezza da seguire –
danze dei sensi per ottundere
quel che non si coglieva

Ed ora che le pieghe incise
mostrano lo scavo dell’effimero
nulla resta da guardare
e vuoto silenzio
rimbomba per quel che non è stato

Ed è maschera che gronda
trucco e sudore
Vuoto lo scrigno
che conteneva l’essenza
d’ un cuore ormai vecchio
che non sa più cercare
senso e storia
di quel che è stato

27.06.2005 Poetyca


What was

Time flows
and remove the deceptions
old path
passing of the heart:
eyes and memory
of what is lost
– Color now haggard –
a thousand illusions

Games were
yielding appear
the procession of smiles
How to juggle
youth was
leaving patina lives

See
the nourishment of the soul
in that be impalpable
that little would be served
– Was just drunk to follow –
dances to dull the senses
what is not caught

And now that the carved folds
showing the excavation of the ephemeral
nothing left to watch
and empty silence
echoes for what was not

And it is form that gutter
makeup and sweat
Empty casket
which contained the essence
‘s heart when old
that can no longer look
meaning and history
of what was

27.06.2005 Poetyca

Cream Live in Royal Albert Hall


I Cream sono stati una band rock britannica attiva tra il 1966 e il 1968, che, rivisitando vecchi schemi del blues, riuscì ad innovare il rock in generale,[3] influenzando molti artisti, tra i quali Jimi Hendrix,[3] Queen[4], Black Sabbath[5] e Van Halen.[6] Formati dal chitarrista Eric Clapton, dal bassista Jack Bruce e dal batterista Ginger Baker, furono il primo power trio ad aver avuto notevole successo[1][7][8] e uno dei primi supergruppi della storia.[1][3][7][8]

Nei soli tre anni di attività il gruppo riuscì a pubblicare tre album[9] e a vendere 15 milioni di dischi.[3][8] Dopo lo scioglimento del gruppo, i tre componenti ebbero delle carriere molto diverse tra loro: Clapton divenne uno dei musicisti più conosciuti del mondo, grazie a canzoni come Layla e Cocaine, Bruce collaborò con artisti jazz, mentre Baker si dedicò alla world music.[3] Tuttavia, la band si riunì in due occasioni: nel 1993, per suonare alla cerimonia della loro introduzione nel Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, e nel 2005, esibendosi in quattro concerti al Royal Albert Hall di Londra e in due al Madison Square Garden di New York.[8]

In una classifica stilata nel 2003 dalla rivista Rolling Stone, sono tra i 100 migliori artisti di sempre, figurando al 67º posto.[10] L’emittente VH1 ha classificato il gruppo al sedicesimo posto tra i 100 migliori artisti hard rock di sempre.

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

Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their unique sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock,[1] combining psychedelia themes, Clapton’s blues guitar playing, Bruce’s powerful, versatile vocals and prominent bass playing, Baker’s pulsating, jazz-influenced drumming and Pete Brown’s poetry-inspired lyrics. The group’s third album, Wheels of Fire, was the world’s first platinum-selling double album.[2][3] The band is widely regarded as being the world’s first successful supergroup.[4][5][6][7] In their career, they sold over 15 million albums worldwide.[8] Their music included songs based on traditional blues such as “Crossroads” and “Spoonful”, and modern blues such as “Born Under a Bad Sign”, as well as more eccentric songs such as “Strange Brew”, “Tales of Brave Ulysses” and “Toad”.

The band’s biggest hits are “I Feel Free” (UK, number 11),[3] “Sunshine of Your Love” (US, number 5),[9] “White Room” (US, number 6),[9] “Crossroads” (US, number 28),[9] and “Badge” (UK, number 18).[10] The band made a significant impact on the popular music of the time, and, along with Jimi Hendrix, and Terry Kath of Chicago, popularised the use of the wah-wah pedal. They provided a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed and influenced the emergence of British bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Jeff Beck Group and Black Sabbath in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. The band’s live performances influenced progressive rock acts such as Rush.[11] The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.[12] They were included in both Rolling Stone and VH1’s lists of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” at number 67 and 61 respectively.[13][14] They were also ranked number 16 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”

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

Van Der Graaf Generator – Rockpalast – COMPLETE SHOW


I Van der Graaf Generator sono un gruppo progressive inglese.

La loro formazione ha subito nel tempo molte trasformazioni, sciogliendosi varie volte, ma quella considerata classica e maggiormente conosciuta, era composta dal leader Peter Hammill (voce, chitarra, pianoforte, nonché principale autore delle canzoni), Hugh Banton (tastiere, basso elettrico, chitarra), Guy Evans (batteria) e David Jackson (fiati).

Ebbero un notevole successo, sin dagli inizi della loro carriera, soprattutto in Italia, e raggiunsero la fama a livello europeo con l’uscita dell’album Pawn Hearts nel 1971. Dopo lo scioglimento del gruppo nel 1978, la formazione classica dei VDGG si riunirà nel 2005.

I Van der Graaf Generator non hanno molto in comune con gli altri gruppi del genere, infatti i loro testi non trascendono il reale nel favolistico, come i Genesis, gli Yes o i King Crimson, ma si sviluppano in contesti più filosofici vicini allo psicodramma. Anche la loro musica è abbastanza diversa dai loro contemporanei, non sono presenti virtuosismi, barocchismi o riempimenti vari, ma le atmosfere sono cupe, caratterizzate da arrangiamenti allo stesso tempo essenziali e complessi.

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

Van der Graaf Generator are an English progressive rock band, formed in 1967 in Manchester by singer-songwriters Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith and the first act signed by Charisma Records. They did not experience much commercial success in the UK, but became popular in Italy during the 1970s. In 2005 the band reformed, and continue to perform as of 2014.

The band formed at Manchester University, but settled in London where they signed with Charisma. They went through a number of incarnations in their early years, including a brief split in 1969. When they reformed, they found minor commercial success with The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other, and after the follow-up album, H to He, Who Am the Only One, stabilised around a line-up of Hammill, organist Hugh Banton, saxophonist David Jackson, and drummer Guy Evans. The quartet subsequently achieved significant success in Italy with the release of Pawn Hearts in 1971.

After several exhausting tours of Italy, the band split in 1972. They reformed in 1975, releasing Godbluff and frequently touring Italy again, before a major line-up change and a slight rename to Van der Graaf. The band split in 1978. After many years apart, the band finally united at a gig at the Royal Festival Hall and a short tour in 2005. Since then, the band has continued as a trio of Hammill, Banton, and Evans, who record and tour regularly in between Hammill’s concurrent solo career. Their most recent album, ALT, was released in June 2012.

The group’s albums have tended to be both lyrically and musically darker in atmosphere than many of their prog-rock peers (a trait they shared with King Crimson, whose guitarist Robert Fripp guested on two of their albums), and guitar solos were the exception rather than the rule, preferring to use Banton’s classically influenced organ, and, until his departure, Jackson’s multiple saxophones. While Hammill is the primary songwriter for the band, and its members have contributed to his solo albums, he is keen to stress that the band collectively arranges all its material. Hammill’s lyrics frequently covered themes of mortality, due to his love of science fiction writers such as Robert Heinlein and Philip K. Dick, along with his self-confessed warped and obsessive nature. His voice has been a distinctive component of the band throughout its career. It has been described as “a male Nico” and would later on be cited as an influence by Goth bands in the 1980s. Though the group have generally been commercially unsuccessful outside of early 1970s Italy, they have inspired several musicians, including John Lydon and Julian Cope.

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

Profumo di gratitudine


Profumo di gratitudine

Il profumo della gratitudine, per il dono della vita,
per le cose che arricchiscono il nostro tempo,
per le persone che ci danno amore con umiltà e pazienza,
è il profumo della nostra capacità di amare e di riconoscere
che siamo benedetti ogni giorno.

02.08.2012 Poetyca

Scent of gratitude

The scent of gratitude for the gift of life,
for the things that enrich our time,
for people who love to give us with humility and patience,
is the scent of our capacity to love and to recognize
that we are blessed every day.

02.08.2012 Poetyca

Interconnessione


Interconnessione

Quel che fai a te non è solo per te,
lo offri ad altri.

Quel che fai ad altri,
è quanto offri a te stesso.

Chi sorriderebbe se dentro stesse male ?

Anche sull’orlo del baratro si è capaci
di cogliere il precipizio…Non è gettandosi
dentro che si evita.

Ad ogni azione corrisponde una reazione ;
Cosa raccoglierai per te stesso ?

L’indignazione non è rabbia senza controllo :
se sai osservare e dirigere in forma costruttiva
diventa reazione che possa condurre
a finalità che sappiano risvegliare l’essere costruttivi.

Meglio scavare per nascondere la rabbia
che ad un nuovo alito di vento si svela
o farla parlare restando in ascolto ?

Cosa saprà indicare se vorresti condurla
verso il retto sentiero ?

Cosa incide dentro se ci si indigna per la sorte
di chi è violato con ingiustizia ?

La consapevolezza che ci sia sofferenza.

Germoglierebbe un sorriso dove hanno aggredito il terreno?

Quel che fanno ad altri,
lo ricevi anche tu.

Quel che fanno a te,
lo ricevono anche altri.

I n t e r c o n n e c s i o n e :
in questo la consapevolezza.

30.09.2005 Poetyca


Interconnection

What you do is not just for you
offered it to others.

What do others,
is what you give to yourself.

Who within the same smile, if bad?

Even on the edge you are able
to grasp the abyss … It is not throwing
inside avoiding it.

For every action there is a reaction;
Do you collect for yourself?

The outrage is not rage out of control:
If you can observe and manage in mounting
becomes reactions which could lead
purposes that are able to arouse be constructive.

Better dig for hidden anger
that a new breeze is revealed
or get her to talk to listen?

What will indicate whether you want to lead
towards the right path?

What impact in if you are indignant about the fate
who is violated by injustice?

The awareness that there is suffering.

Germinate a smile where they attacked the ground?

What they do to others,
receive it too.

What are you,
receive the other.

I n t e r c o n n e c t i o n :
this awareness.

30.09.2005 Poetyca

Deus


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dolcezza


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Dolcezza

Culla di un respiro
l’intenzione profonda
scagliata
come freccia
oltre ogni illusione
Dolcezza
scioglie
tutte le mura
e non esiste
alcuna separazione
Cerchi concentrici
lambiscono
le acque
portando
dal centro alla riva
Esplode colore
in un respiro
danza leggera
come infinita
carezza d’amore

20.05.2016 Poetyca

Sweetness

a breath cradle
the profound intention
hurled
as arrow
beyond all illusion
Sweetness
melts
all the walls
and does not exist
no separation
Concentric circles
lapping
the waters
bringing
from the center to the shore
exploding color
in one breath
light dance
as infinite
caresses of love

05/20/2016 Poetyca

Antony & The Johnsons


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

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

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

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_and_the_Johnsons
Antony and the Johnsons is a music group presenting the work of Antony Hegarty and her collaborators.

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

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

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

Radiohead


I Radiohead sono un gruppo musicale rock inglese proveniente dall’Oxfordshire e formatosi nel 1985. Fino al 1992, quando cambiarono nome, erano noti come On a Friday. Hanno venduto più di 30 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo.

La band è formata da Thom Yorke (voce, chitarra, pianoforte), Jonny Greenwood (chitarra solista, tastiere), Ed O’Brien (chitarra, voce di supporto), Colin Greenwood (basso elettrico, sintetizzatori) e Philip Selway (percussioni).

I Radiohead pubblicarono il loro primo singolo, Creep, nel 1992. La canzone fu inizialmente un insuccesso, ma dopo la pubblicazione dell’album di debutto Pablo Honey, il singolo ebbe un inaspettato successo mondiale. L’album, seppur ben accolto negli Stati Uniti, passò quasi inosservato in Inghilterra. Il successo in patria arrivò solo con il secondo album, The Bends (1995), che fece guadagnare al gruppo numerosi fan. La loro reputazione crebbe ancor di più con l’uscita del terzo album; caratterizzato da un suono più esteso e dal tema ricorrente dell’alienazione moderna, OK Computer (1997) è riconosciuto da diversi critici come una pietra miliare della musica rock degli anni novanta.
Con i loro successivi album Kid A (2000) e Amnesiac (2001), la popolarità dei Radiohead arrivò ai massimi livelli. Con questi dischi la band conobbe un’ulteriore evoluzione del proprio stile musicale, fortemente influenzato dalla musica classica contemporanea, dal free jazz e dall’elettronica. Il loro sesto album, Hail to the Thief (2003), caratterizzato da testi maggiormente rivolti all’attualità, è sembrato mescolare influenze da tutta la carriera della band.

I Radiohead, dopo quattro anni di assenza dalle scene, nel 2007, completarono le registrazioni del loro settimo album, intitolato In Rainbows, disponibile per il download digitale a partire dal 10 ottobre 2007.

Nel 2011 il gruppo ha pubblicato il suo ottavo album in studio, The King of Limbs, scaricabile anch’esso dal sito della band a partire dal 18 febbraio 2011.

La rivista statunitense Rolling Stone ha incluso cinque album dei Radiohead nella sua lista dei 500 migliori album: Kid A alla posizione 67, The Bends alla 111,OK Computer alla 162,[14] Amnesiac alla 320 e In Rainbows alla 336.[16] La stessa rivista ha inoltre inserito i Radiohead alla posizione numero 73 nella propria lista dei 100 migliori artisti. Gli stessi cinque album sono inseriti nel libro 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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

Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals).

Radiohead released their debut single “Creep” in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of the band’s debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead’s third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to international fame; featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer is often acclaimed as one of the landmark records of the 1990s and one of the best albums of all time.

Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked a dramatic evolution in Radiohead’s musical style, as they incorporated experimental electronic music, krautrock and jazz influences. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of piano and guitar rock, electronics, and lyrics inspired by war, was the band’s final album for their record label, EMI. Radiohead self-released their seventh album In Rainbows (2007) as a digital download for which customers could set their own price, to critical and chart success. Their eighth album, The King of Limbs (2011), was an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures, and was also self-released.

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.[7] Their work places highly in both listener polls and critics’ lists of the best music of the 1990s and 2000s.[8][9] In 2005, they were ranked 73rd in Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Artists of All Time”; Jonny Greenwood (48th[10]) and O’Brien were both included in Rolling Stone‍ ’​s list of greatest guitarists, and Yorke (66th[11]) in their list of greatest singers. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second best artist of the 2000s.

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

Dead Can Dance


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I Dead Can Dance sono un duo musicale world-fusion anglo-australiano composto da Lisa Gerrard (contralto) e Brendan Perry (baritono).

Il gruppo nasce a Melbourne (Australia) nel 1981, si scioglie nel 1998 e viene riunito per un tour mondiale nel 2005 e ancora nel 2011 per un nuovo album e relativo tour mondiale.

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

 

Dead Can Dance is an English-Australian musical project formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London, England, in May 1982. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described Dead Can Dance’s style as “constructed soundscapes of mesmerising grandeur and solemn beauty; African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern mantras and art rock.”[1]

Having disbanded in 1998, they reunited briefly in 2005 for a world tour and reformed in 2011, releasing a new album (Anastasis) and embarking on several tours.

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

XTC


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Gli XTC sono un gruppo rock alternativo inglese formatosi nel 1976 e scioltosi nel 2005.

I due membri fondatori del gruppo, Andy Partridge, chitarra e voce, e Colin Moulding, basso e voce, iniziano a suonare insieme nel 1972, e dal 1973 insieme a Terry Chambers alla batteria, danno vita a gruppi quali The Helium Kidz e Star Park. Loro maggiori influenze vanno dal glam rock dei New York Dolls ai Beatles.

Nel 1976 si unisce a loro Barry Andrews, alle tastiere, e il gruppo prende definitivamente il nome “XTC” dalla pronuncia della parola “extacy”, in italiano “estasi”. Nel momento di piena espansione del movimento punk, gli XTC lo propongono in una miscela di funk, punk, ska e reggae.

Nel 1977, il gruppo firma un contratto con la Virgin Records. Nell’estate dello stesso anno registrano l’EP 3D – EP, seguito a ruota dal primo LP, White Music, che riceve favorevoli recensioni ed entra nella classifica dei primi trenta dischi inglesi, nonostante il singolo Statue of Liberty venisse censurato dalla BBC per i suoi riferimenti “sconci” al noto simbolo americano.

Dopo il loro secondo album, Go2, Andrews lascia il gruppo per formare gli Shriekback ed in seguito lavorare con la League of Gentlemen di Robert Fripp, e nel 1979 è sostituito da Dave Gregory alla chitarra e alle tastiere. Con l’arrivo di Gregory, gli XTC ottengono la loro prima entrata nelle classifiche con Life Begins at the Hop.

La perdita delle tastiere di Andrews, il cui suono ne aveva caratterizzato fino ad allora la musica, porta gli XTC verso sonorità più convenzionali. Il disco che ne risulta, Drums and Wires, contiene la prima grande hit del gruppo, Making Plans for Nigel.

Nel 1980 pubblicano Black Sea, dal quale sono tratti i singoli Generals and Majors e Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me), basato su un personaggio di un fumetto americano e riflette la passione di Partridge per l’argomento.

Altro brano in classifica è Senses Working Overtime, tratto dal doppio album seguente, English Settlement, che raggiunge la posizione numero 10.

Il logorante tour de force dei concerti causa un progressivo rifiuto da parte di Partridge al contatto col pubblico e, all’apice della loro popolarità e nel bel mezzo di un concerto, Partridge abbandona il palco a Parigi il 18 marzo 1982. A causa degli attacchi di panico di Partridge, le date europee sono cancellate, e dopo un solo concerto a San Diego negli Stati Uniti, Partridge decide di non esibirsi più in pubblico. Da quel momento in poi gli XTC diventano un gruppo da studio di registrazione, con qualche deroga per alcuni spettacoli televisivi e performance radiofoniche.

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

XTC was a new wave rock band from Swindon, England, led by songwriters Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding and active between 1976 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits “Making Plans for Nigel” (1979) and “Senses Working Overtime” (1982).

XTC were a performing and touring band up until 1982. For the remaining twenty-three years of XTC’s existence they were a studio-based project involving session players around a nucleus of Partridge, Moulding and Dave Gregory.

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

CrCosby, Stills, Nash e Young – Full Concert – 12/04/88 – Oakland Coliseum Arena (OFFICIAL)


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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (spesso abbreviato CSN&Y) è un supergruppo musicale statunitense di musica pop/rock che ha avuto un momento di particolare notorietà nei primi anni settanta. I musicisti che lo formavano erano appartenuti a tre gruppi attivi nella metà degli anni sessanta e specializzati nel repertorio folkrock (gli statunitensi Byrds e Buffalo Springfield e gli inglesi Hollies). Tali gruppi erano considerati una sorta di alter ego dei Beatles e, almeno in parte, un tentativo di risposta statunitense allo strapotere del gruppo di Liverpool

La formazione base era inizialmente costituita dal trio Crosby, Stills & Nash: nel 1969 fu pubblicato il loro primo album il cui titolo era costituito semplicemente dai loro cognomi e che scalò rapidamente le classifiche di vendita. Solo successivamente ad essi si aggiunse Neil Young (in occasione del Festival di Woodstock).

Furono tre gli album pubblicati a cavallo degli anni sessanta e settanta: Déjà vu; So Far (con l’immagine in copertina disegnata da Joni Mitchell); e il doppio live 4 Way Streetche costituisce la summa del loro percorso artistico unitario, che contiene tra le altre la celebre canzone-invettiva Ohio, scritta da Neil Young in memoria dell’eccidio compiuto nel 1970 a Kent (Ohio) dalla polizia che sparò su studenti pacifisti uccidendone quattro, divenuta il loro personale manifesto contro l’impegno statunitense nella guerra del Vietnam.

Altri brani da segnalare nella produzione di quegli anni sono Teach Your Children, The Lee Shore, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Carry On, Right Between the Eyes, Love the One You’re With, e la loro interpretazione di Woodstock di Joni Mitchell.

Anche singolarmente – nel divenire di lunghe anche se non sempre lineari carriere – i quattro componenti del CSN&Y hanno riscosso un notevole successo sia in termini di popolarità che di vendite di dischi. Nel 1998 CSN&Y sono stati inseriti nella Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Più volte scioltisi e più volte ricompostisi – sotto forma di duo o trio, in combinazioni differenti – sono tornati a esibirsi live nella primavera del 2005. CSN hanno poi fatto due tournée, con passaggi anche in Italia, nel 2011 (Padova, Milano, Firenze e Roma) e poi nel 2013 (Brescia e Piazzola Sul Brenta di Padova).

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby,_Stills,_Nash_%26_Young

Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) is a folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. They are known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young. They are noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on American music and culture. All four members of CSNY have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice,[1] though Young’s inductions were for work not involving the group.

Prior to the formation of CSN, each member of the band had belonged to another prominent group. David Crosby played guitar, sang and wrote songs with the Byrds; Stephen Stills had been a guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter in the band Buffalo Springfield (which also featured Neil Young); and Graham Nash had been a guitarist, singer and songwriter with the Hollies.

Due to internal friction, Crosby was dismissed from The Byrds in late 1967.[2] By early 1968, Buffalo Springfield had disintegrated, and after aiding in putting together the band’s final album, Stills was unemployed. He and Crosby began meeting informally and jamming. The result of one encounter in Florida on Crosby’s schooner was the song “Wooden Ships“, composed in collaboration with another guest, Jefferson Airplane‘sPaul Kantner.[3]

Graham Nash had been introduced to Crosby when the Byrds had toured the United Kingdom in 1966, and when the Hollies ventured to California in 1968, Nash resumed his acquaintance with him.[4] At a party in July 1968 at Joni Mitchell‘s house, Nash asked Stills and Crosby to repeat their performance of a new song by Stills, “You Don’t Have To Cry”, with Nash improvising a third part harmony.[5] The vocals jelled, and the three realized that they had a unique vocal chemistry.

Creatively frustrated with the Hollies, Nash decided to quit the band and work with Crosby and Stills. After failing an audition with the BeatlesApple Records, they were signed to Atlantic Records by Ahmet Ertegün, who had been a fan of Buffalo Springfield and was disappointed by that band’s demise.[6] From the outset, given their previous experiences, the trio decided not to be locked into a group structure. They used their surnames as identification to ensure independence and a guarantee that the band could not continue without one of them, unlike both the Byrds and the Hollies. They picked up a management team in Elliot Robertsand David Geffen, who got them signed to Atlantic and would help to consolidate clout for the group in the industry.[7] Roberts kept the band focused and dealt with egos, while Geffen handled the business deals, since, in Crosby’s words, they needed a shark and Geffen was it.[8]

Stills was already signed to Atlantic Records through his Buffalo Springfield contract. Crosby had been released from his Byrds’ deal with Columbia, as he was considered to be unimportant and too difficult to work with. Nash, however, was still signed to Epic Records through the Hollies. Ertegun worked out a deal with Clive Davis to essentially trade Nash to Atlantic in exchange for Richie Furay (who was also signed to Atlantic from having been in Buffalo Springfield) and his new band Poco

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby,_Stills,_Nash_%26_Young

Pensieri



Pensieri

Vedere le stelle, saperne ammirare il loro splendore
è permesso perchè il buio le esalta.
Potremmo mai afferrare una stella se provassimo a guardarla
in uno stagno? Allungando la mano agiteremmo solo la superficie;
quell’acqua darebbe un’immagine spezzata e saremmo preda
della nostra illusione; la stella è sempre imperturbabile.

A che serve agitare pensieri, timori se non cambiassimo
una realtà che immota è quella che è?

I pensieri sono una ragnatela che creiamo; possiamo essere
il ragno che se ne serve per sopravvivere o la mosca che cade in trappola.
Potremmo renderli costruttivi o farne un cappio dal quale non saperci
più liberare. Una la scelta,l’opportunità e l’occasione:
saper smettere di ripetere pensieri inutili; frutto di illusioni e timori.

13.12.2005 Poetyca

Stanze


Stanze

Ci sono cose che le persone dicono a causa del loro entusiasmo, perchè il cuore sente che si accende in noi la voglia di comprendere. Allora parlare è condivisione, anche se si conosce che tanto ancora si deve imparare.
Ci sono poi persone che hanno appena iniziato a guardare dentro ad una stanza, ma si sono fermate vicino alla porta socchiusa. Esse dicono ovunque di conoscere già tutto e che non serve neppure provare ad apprendere qualcosa. Ci sono persone che non hanno ancora trovato la stanza ma esse alzano la voce e cercano attenzione dagli altri per dire che loro sanno già tutto,che possono anche indicare dove si trova la stanza e cosa è presente in essa. Altre persone conoscono da molto tempo la porta e la stanza,infatti esse si sono soffermate a lungo provando a comprendere…ma esse tacciono, non dicono nulla a nessuno,
consapevoli che altre persone potrebbero trovare altre stanze, oppure che esse conoscono la stessa stanza
– ma parlarne non è come avere vissuto l’esperienza.

07.07.2011 Poetyca

Rooms

There are things that people say because of their enthusiasm, since the heart feels that lights up in us
the desire to understand. Then you talk about sharing, even if you know that there is still so much to learn.
Then there are people who they just started to look inside a room, but they stopped near the door ajar. They say they already know everything and everywhere that do not even need to try to learn something. There are people who have not yet found the room but they raise their voices, and seek attention from others to say that they already know everything, which can also indicate where the room is and what is in it.
Other people have long known the door and the room, in fact they have lingered a long time
trying to understand … but they are silent, do not say anything to anyone,
aware that other people may find other rooms, or that they know the same room
– But talk is not like having lived the experience.

07.07.2011 Poetyca

Non è più ieri


Non è più ieri

Sprazzi di luce
illuminano il tempo
tra ticchettìo d’immagini
ed iridi sparse
oltre i sospiri
Sparuti attimi
cogli e respiri
come rugiada silente
proiettando volute d’anima
tra eterne speranze
E non è più ieri
mentre svanisce l’oggi
e racconterai il domani
in una danza d’eterno presente
in intreccio d’emozioni

06.05.2005 Poetyca


No longer yesterday

Flashes of light
light time
between ticking image
and irises scattered
beyond sighs
Meager moments
Take breaths and
Silent as dew
projecting volutes soul
between eternal hope
It is no longer yesterday
vanishes while today
and tell tomorrow
in a dance of eternal present
in the intertwining of emotions

06.05.2005 Poetyca

Essere essenza


Essere essenza

Nell’ascolto
mille immagini
– strategie e percorsi –
per essere vita
che proietta
nuovi universi
nella sfida del tempo
che tutto contiene

Filo sottile
avvolge il respiro
e trama segmenti
di un nuovo universo
per essere essenza
che sperimenta
ali aperte senza confine

24.06.05 Poetyca


Be essential

Listen
thousand images
– Strategies and routes –
for life
projecting
new worlds
the challenge of time
that contains all

Thin wire
wraps breath
and weft segments
a new universe
for essence
experimenting
wings without border

06/24/2005 Poetyca

Interconnessione


Interconnessione

Quel che fai a te non è solo per te ,
lo offri ad altri .

Quel che fai ad altri ,
è quanto offri a te stesso .

Chi sorriderebbe se dentro stesse male ?

Anche sull’orlo del baratro si è capaci
di cogliere il precipizio…Non è gettandosi
dentro che si evita .

Ad ogni azione corrisponde una reazione ;
Cosa raccoglierai per te stesso ?

L’indignazione non è rabbia senza controllo :
se sai osservare e dirigere in forma costruttiva
diventa reazione che possa condurre
a finalità che sappiano risvegliare l’essere costruttivi .

Meglio scavare per nascondere la rabbia
che ad un nuovo alito di vento si svela
o farla parlare restando in ascolto ?

Cosa saprà indicare se vorresti condurla
verso il retto sentiero ?

Cosa incide dentro se ci si indigna per la sorte
di chi è violato con ingiustizia ?

La consapevolezza che ci sia sofferenza .

Germoglierebbe un sorriso dove hanno aggredito il terreno?

Quel che fanno ad altri ,
lo ricevi anche tu .

Quel che fanno a te ,
lo ricevono anche altri .

I n t e r c o n n e s s i o n e :
in questo la consapevolezza.

30.09.2005 Poetyca


Interconnection

What you do is not just for you
offered it to others.

What do others,
is what you give to yourself.

Who within the same smile, if bad?

Even on the edge you are able
to grasp the abyss … It is not throwing
in that it avoids.

For every action there is a reaction;
Do you collect for yourself?

The outrage is not rage out of control:
If you can observe and manage in mounting
becomes reactions which could lead
purposes that are able to arouse be constructive.

Better dig to hide the anger
that a new breeze is revealed
or get her to talk to listen?

What will indicate whether you want to lead
towards the right path?

What impact in if you are indignant about the fate
who is violated by injustice?

The awareness that there is suffering.

Germinate a smile where they attacked the ground?

What they do to others,
receive it too.

What are you,
receiving the other.

I n t e r c o n n e s s i o n e:
this awareness.

30.09.2005 Poetyca

Domani


Domani

Cosa sono le briciole di tempo chiamate Ieri, Oggi, Domani? 
Granelli di sabbia in una clessidra! 
Eppure ci appigliamo, le cerchiamo come fotografie da stringere 
o da comporre nello schermo della nostra mente. 

Paure,ferite,desideri mai appagati e cerchiamo, soffriamo, 
accumuliamo ancora deserti di miliardi di granelli che ci schiaffeggiano. 
Ma chi vive l’attimo, l’intensità di un’ emozione? 
Chi ne colora i contorni? basta lacrime! 

Ora si potrebbe aprire quella mano, se il cuore si sente fragile, indifeso 
come un passero tremante nel nido …che importa ? 

E’ tutto qui, non ti accorgi? 
Sono qui le emozioni, è qui la vita, le opportunità, il coraggio, la forza 
per rialzarti se cadi. 

E’ qui quella tua anima che trattieni e non fai respirare, che desideri rendere muta 
piuttosto che alimentarne il valore : ” Qui ed ora “- adesso! 

Scaccia via tutte le illusioni, i borbottii della mente, le sue dinamiche, sciogliti, 
vibra, ascolta sussurri d’anima e palpiti. 

Ti accorgi ora che è questa la vita? 
Ti accorgi che è questa la tua vera forza? 

Spalanca le ali e comincia a volare! 
Sii gabbiano che dipinge il cielo. 

Non te ne dimenticare, fallo anche domani. 

20.04.2005 Poetyca 

 

Tomorrow

What are the crumbs of time called Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow?
Grains of sand in an hourglass!
Yet we hold, to try to squeeze as photographs
or to dial the screen of our mind.

Fears, wounds, never satisfied and we want, we suffer,
accumulate even deserts of billions of grains that slap.

But those who live the moment, the intensity of an ‘emotion?
Who paints the outlines? just tears!

Now you could open that hand, if the heart feels weak, helpless
trembling like a bird in the nest … who cares?

It ‘s all here, do not you realize?
Here are the emotions, life is here, the opportunities, the courage, strength
to get up if you fall.

And ‘here that you hold your soul and you do not breathe, you want to make changes
nourish rather than the value: “Here and Now” – now!

Shake off all the illusions, the grunts of the mind, its dynamics, dissolution,
vibrates, throbs, and hear whispers of the soul.

You realize now that this is the life?
You realize that this is your true strength?

He opens his wings and starts flying!
Be gull that paints the sky.

Do not you forget, do the same tomorrow.

20.04.2005 Poetyca

Bruce Cockburn playlist


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oltre le apparenze


Oltre le apparenze

Non servono gli occhi
per vedere oltre le apparenze.
La vera guida è in quel sentire
che supera ogni ragione.

04.12.2005 Poetyca

Beyond appearances

You do not need eyes
to see beyond appearances.
The real driving feel that is
beyond all reason.

04.12.2005 Poetyca