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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]



The best of Van Morrison

George Ivan “Van” Morrison (Belfast, 31 agosto 1945) è un cantante, polistrumentista e paroliere proveniente dall’Irlanda del Nord; suona diversi strumenti tra i quali chitarra, armonica a bocca, tastiere, sassofono e occasionalmente anche la batteria.

Dopo gli esordi blues rock con i Them, Morrison intraprese una carriera solista in bilico tra la passione giovanile per la musica nera, una forte vena sperimentale (che lo ha portato a sconfinare spesso in territori jazz) e uno stretto legame con la musica tradizionale della sua terra d’origine[1][2]. A rendere unico il suo stile contribuiscono la sua caratteristica vocalità[3] e una intensa poetica che abbraccia musica e parole in modo altamente espressivo.

La rivista Rolling Stone lo classifica quarantaduesimo nella sua lista dei cento migliori artisti di sempre[4] nonché ventiquattresimo in quella dei cento migliori cantanti[5]. Le sue esibizioni dal vivo, al suo meglio, sono state definite come mistiche e trascendenti.

Inoltre due suoi album, Astral Weeks e Moondance, compaiono nella lista dei 500 migliori album di sempre, ancora secondo Rolling Stone.


George Ivan “Van” Morrison, OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. Some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeks and Moondance and the live album It’s Too Late to Stop Now, are critically acclaimed. He has received six Grammy Awards, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Known as “Van the Man” to his fans, Morrison started his professional career when, as a teenager in the late 1950s, he played a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish showbands covering the popular hits of the day. He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic “Gloria”. His solo career began under the pop-hit oriented guidance of Bert Berns with the release of the hit single “Brown Eyed Girl” in 1967. After Berns’ death, Warner Bros. Records bought out his contract and allowed him three sessions to record Astral Weeks in 1968.[1] Even though this album would gradually garner high praise, it was initially a poor seller; however, the next one, Moondance, established Morrison as a major artist,[2] and throughout the 1970s he built on his reputation with a series of critically acclaimed albums and live performances. Morrison continues to record and tour, producing albums and live performances that sell well and are generally warmly received, sometimes collaborating with other artists, such as Georgie Fame and The Chieftains. In 2008 he performed Astral Weeks live for the first time since 1968.

Much of Morrison’s music is structured around the conventions of soul music and R&B, such as the popular singles “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)”, “Domino” and “Wild Night”. An equal part of his catalogue consists of lengthy, loosely connected, spiritually inspired musical journeys that show the influence of Celtic tradition, jazz, and stream-of-consciousness narrative, such as Astral Weeks and lesser-known works such as Veedon Fleece and Common One.[3][4] The two strains together are sometimes referred to as “Celtic Soul”


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.


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.


Ciottoli di fiume

Ciottoli di fiume

Sono tante
le cose
che non fanno rumore

Come i ciottoli nel fiume
che sempre sono lavati
e nella trasparenza resi puri

Così è preziosa quell’anima
che nella sua semplicità
resta limpida ad ogni passo

18.09.2008 Poetyca

River pebbles

There are many
that do not make noise

Like pebbles in the river
always be washed
and transparency made pure

So precious is the soul
that in its simplicity
remains clear at every step

18.09.2008 Poetyca

Percorso Qui ed Ora

Percorso Qui ed Ora

Il nostro percorso è legato ai passi che s’imprimono nelle sabbia,
a come ci guardiamo dentro ed intorno:
Tracce che come orme si cancellano alle nostre spalle perchè un’onda ha annullato domande.

Soste e timori quando ci soffermiamo intimoriti credendo di non sapere da che parte andare.

Poi basta poco per comprendere che nel silenzio ritorna la quiete e la nostra risposta che non è alle spalle e neppure avanti – è Qui ed Ora!


Path Here and Now

Our path is linked to the steps that are impressed in the sand,
how we look in and around:
Traces that like footprints erase behind us because a wave has canceled questions.

Stops and fears when we pause in fear believing that we don’t know where to go.

Then it takes little to understand that in the silence the quiet returns and our response that is not behind or even ahead – is Here and Now!




L’amicizia è sentimento che io reputo sacro,dove si cresce e si attraversano momenti significativi,dove la lealtà, il rispetto, la capacità di cogliere sfumature sottili, la riconoscenza tacita
e la cura verso l’altro, l’ascolto di suggerimenti dettati dal bene che si vorrebbe per l’altro,sono la cosa più preziosa che ci possa essere.

Parole, le mie, forse troppo idealiste, infatti è davvero difficile incontrare persone dall’animo onesto
e capaci di mettere in discussione se stesse per migliorarsi e per portare amorevolezza e chiarezza in un rapporto che una volta
che nasce dovrebbe durare tutta la vita.

In amore si è molto coinvolti e non sempre è facile mantenere equidistanza,diventa infatti un evento naturale, che si pensi a se stessi, anche se è spesso fonte di sofferenza.
Però l’anicizia che è compartecipazione profonda è una cosa diversa, è il giusto sostegno,la confindenza interiore capace di farci migliorare
di giorno in giorno perchè il vero amico è il nostro specchio.

Io tengo talmente tanto all’amicizia che se sapessi di essere tradita, oppure che una mia amica venisse calpestata, senza che lo meritasse ( tante le persone
che dietro la parola ” amicizia” usano gli altri!),divento una vera guerriera a favore della lealtà e della verità perchè non c’è cosa peggiore dell’ipocrisia e della menzogna nel calpestare gli altri.

19.04.2008 Poetyca


Friendship is a feeling that I consider sacred, where meaningful moments of growth, loyalty, respect, the ability to capture subtle nuances, tacit gratitude grow and pass through.
and caring for others, listening to suggestions dictated by the good one wants for the other, are the most precious thing that can be there.

Words, mine, perhaps too idealistic, in fact it is really difficult to meet people with an honest soul
and capable of questioning themselves to improve themselves and to bring kindness and clarity to a relationship that once
which is born should last a lifetime.

In love you are very involved and it is not always easy to maintain equidistance, it becomes a natural event, that you think of yourself, even if it is often a source of suffering.
But the friendship that is deep sharing is a different thing, it is the right support, the inner confindence that can make us improve
from day to day because the true friend is our mirror.

I care so much about friendship that if I knew I was betrayed, or that a friend of mine was trampled on, without her deserving it (so many people
that behind the word “friendship” others use!), I become a true warrior in favor of loyalty and truth because there is nothing worse than hypocrisy and lies in trampling on others.

19.04.2008 Poetyca


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.


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]



The Best of the Doors

I Doors sono stati un gruppo musicale statunitense, fondato nel 1965 da Jim Morrison (cantante), Ray Manzarek (tastierista), Robby Krieger (chitarrista) e John Densmore (batterista), e scioltosi definitivamente dopo otto anni di carriera effettiva nel 1973[2], due anni dopo la morte di Jim Morrison (avvenuta il 3 luglio del 1971). Sono considerati uno dei gruppi più influenti e controversi nella storia della musica, alla quale hanno unito con successo elementi blues, psichedelia[2] e jazz[3][4]. Molti dei loro brani, come Light My Fire, The End, Hello, I Love You e Riders on the Storm, sono considerati dei classici e sono stati reinterpretati da numerosi artisti delle generazioni successive.

I Doors hanno venduto più di 100 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo.[5][6] Tre album in studio della band, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971) e Strange Days (1967), sono presenti nella lista dei 500 migliori album, rispettivamente alle posizioni 42, 362 e 407. Nel 1993 i Doors furono inseriti nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitaristRobby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley‘s book The Doors of Perception,[2] which itself was a reference to a William Blake quote: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.”[3] They were among the most controversial, influential and unique rock acts of the 1960s and beyond, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic[4] lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death on 3 July 1971, aged 27, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.[5]

Signing with Elektra Records in 1966, the Doors released eight albums between 1967 and 1971. All but one hit the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and went platinum or better. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the United States, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 21 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.[6] The band’s biggest hits are “Light My Fire” (US, number 1), “People Are Strange” (US, number 12), “Love Me Two Times” (US, number 25), “Hello, I Love You” (US, number 1), “The Unknown Soldier“, (US, number 39), “Touch Me” (US, number 3), “Love Her Madly” (US, number 11), and “Riders On The Storm” (US, number 14). After Morrison’s death in 1971, the surviving trio released two albums Other Voices and Full Circle with Manzarek and Krieger sharing lead vocals. The three members also collaborated on the spoken-word recording of Morrison’s An American Prayer in 1978 and on the “Orange County Suite” for a 1997 boxed set. Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore reunited in 2000 for an episode of VH1’s “Storytellers” and subsequently recorded Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors with a variety of vocalists.

Although the Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 36.6 million certified units in the US[7] and over 100 million records worldwide,[8] making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.[9] The Doors has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[10] The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold and platinum LPs.[11]

In 2002 Manzarek and Krieger started playing together again, branding themselves as the Doors of the 21st Century, with Ian Astbury of the The Cult on vocals. Densmore opted to sit out and, along with the Morrison estate, sued the duo over proper use of the band name and won. After a short time as Riders On the Storm, they settled on the name Manzarek-Krieger and continued to tour until Manzarek’s death in 2013, at the age of 74.

Three of the band’s studio albums, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971), and Strange Days (1967), were featured in the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 42, 362 and 407 respectively.

The band, their work, and Morrison’s celebrity are considered important to the counterculture of the 1960s.[12][13][14][15][16]

The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.


Best Of Bob Marley

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Robert Nesta Marley, detto Bob (Nine Mile, 6 febbraio 1945Miami, 11 maggio 1981), è stato un cantautore, chitarrista e attivista giamaicano.

generalmente identificato con il genere musicale reggae, che peraltro lo rese popolare fuori dalla Giamaica anzi, è più esatto affermare che grazie a Bob Marley questo genere (il reggae) fu apprezzato in tutto il mondo. In riconoscimento dei suoi meriti, un mese dopo la morte fu insignito del prestigioso Jamaican Order of Merit. In molte delle sue canzoni Marley denuncia l’emarginazione dei poveri da parte del potere.

La sua attività ha inizio nel 1961 con il suo primo singolo Judge Not prodotta per l’etichetta Beverley’s del produttore Leslie Kong, ma questa canzone, anche se molto innovativa, non ebbe grande successo e quindi nel 1964 Bob decise di formare la band The Wailers (Piagnoni); dopo il loro scioglimento, nel 1974, riforma la band reclutando nuovi elementi, ma continua a suonare e a pubblicare dischi con il nome Bob Marley and The Wailers. Nel 2008 è stato posizionato al 19º posto nella lista dei 100 migliori cantanti secondo Rolling Stone e tra le sue migliori “tracce vocali” ci sono I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman, No Cry, e Redemption Song


Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.[1][2] Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry.[3] After the Wailers disbanded in 1974,[4] Marley pursued a solo career that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.[5][6] He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality


Promessa nascente

Promessa nascente

Punti di stelle
trapuntano il cielo
e regalano speranza
a chi al buio s’era perduto.

Un ricordo
da lasciare nel cassetto,
una nuova promessa nascente
come la luna testimone
che sorride ora
ed illumina questa notte.

Carezze leggere
ci fanno abbandonare
tutte le paure
per essere ora
con un passo
sul nuovo percorso
che soffia in cuore.

09.08.2008 Poetyca

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Prima di offrire un seme o un frutto a chi non lo conosca, io credo si debba ben assimilare in noi il suo significato. In particolare si deve cercare di comprendere cosa in noi faccia motivare la ” necessità” di portarlo ad altri.

Una delle fondamentali basi, credo sia nel completo disinteresse al risultato.

Se, ad esempio, noi offrissimo quanto a nostro avviso sia molto prezioso ma sconosciuto ad altri, non potremmo sperare di un immediata accettazione.

Prima di comporre una voglia di offerta, forse si deve analizzare il nostro voler offrire e il modo con il quale comunichiamo dei contenuti, se chi ci circonda è capace di comprenderli o se non è ancora pronto.

Poichè il giusto atteggiamento è nel mezzo ci si assume la responsabilità di come comunichiamo, spesso rispettando i tempi degli altri. Non avrebbe senso cercare delle ” colpe” in chi non ci accogliesse, sebbene un sentimento di apertura e reciprocità sarebbe adatto per non rendere sterile il terreno del dialogo.

Il maggior sforzo deve provenire da parte nostra, senza attaccamento ed aspettativa, motivo questo che ci insegna ad accogliere l’altro per quello che è, per quanto abbia anche lui da offrire.

Le domande che deve nascere in noi sono:

– Perchè voglio dare

– Desidero convincere qualcuno della validità delle mie tesi e perchè?

– So essere sereno anche di fronte a mancate risposte o di fronte alle critiche?

In noi la possibilità di scoprire se in fondo stiamo cercando solo attenzione verso la nostra persona
o se desideriamo essere antagonisti per ” convincere” gli altri di essere in torto e noi di avere qualcosa di migliore, che addirittura possa ” salvare ” o portare beneficio agli altri.

Qualora si verificasse in noi di avere atteggiamenti di attaccamento alla nostra persona o alle nostre tesi, io credo che saremmo gli artefici della nostra sofferenza e frustrazione.

Comprendendo questo avremmo una nuova opportunità per lavorare in noi stessi per un atteggiamento più retto.

Il dialogo con gli altri è la più grande scuola che ci insegna ad interagire con serenità ed umiltà, sopratutto ad apprendere cose nuove, a mettere alla prova noi stessi nello sforzo di fare sempre del nostro meglio.

08.11.2008 Poetyca


Before offering a seed or a fruit to those who do not know , I think we should assimilate well in us its meaning. In particular, we must try to understand what we face in motivating the “need” to bring it to others.

One of the fundamental bases , I believe in complete disregard to the result.

If, for example , we offered what we believe is very valuable but unknown to others, we can not expect an immediate acceptance .

Before dialing a desire to offer , perhaps you should analyze our wish to offer and the way in which we communicate content , if those around us are capable of understanding them or if it is not ready yet.

As the right attitude is in the middle you assume responsibility for how we communicate , often on time than others. It would not make sense to look for the ” sins ” of those who do not uphold , although a feeling of openness and reciprocity would be suitable for making non- sterile soil of the dialogue.

The major effort has to come from us, without attachment and expectation , for which reason teaches us to accept others for what it is , as he has to offer.

The questions that must be born in us are:

– Because I want to give

– I want to convince someone of the validity of my thesis and why?

– I can be calm even in the face of non-response or the face of criticism ?

In us the opportunity to find out if we are looking only at the bottom of attention towards our person
or if you want to be antagonistic to “convince ” others to be wrong , and we have something better , that it can even “save” or to benefit others .

Should there be in us to have an attitude of attachment to our person or our thesis , I believe that we make our own suffering and frustration.

Realizing this we would have a new opportunity to work for ourselves in a more upright .

The dialogue with others is the biggest school that teaches us to interact with serenity and humility , especially to learn new things, to test ourselves in an effort to always do our best.

08.11.2008 Poetyca

Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Norman Cohen (Montréal, 21 settembre 1934) è un cantautore, poeta, scrittore e compositore canadese. È uno dei cantautori più celebri, influenti e apprezzati della storia della musica.

Nelle sue opere esplora temi come la religione, l’isolamento e la sessualità, ripiegando spesso sull’individuo. Vincitore di numerosi premi e onorificenze, è inserito nellaRock and Roll Hall of Fame, nella Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame e nella Canadian Music Hall of Fame. È inoltre insignito del titolo di Compagno dell’Ordine del Canada, la più alta onorificenza concessa dal Canada. Nel 2011, ricevette il Premio Principe delle Asturie per la letteratura.


Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, painter, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received aPrincess of Asturias Awards for literature.

The critic Bruce Eder assessed Cohen’s overall career in popular music by asserting that “[he is] one of the most fascinating and enigmatic … singer/songwriters of the late ’60s … [and] has retained an audience across four decades of music-making…. Second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps Paul Simon) [in terms of influence], he commands the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the 1960s who is still working at the outset of the 21st century.”

One of his notable novels, Beautiful Losers (1966) received attention from the Canadian press and was considered controversial because of a number of sexually graphic passages.[4] The Academy of American Poets has commented more broadly on Cohen’s overall career in the arts, including his work as a poet, novelist, and songwriter, stating that “Cohen’s successful blending of poetry, fiction, and music is made most clear in Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs, published in 1993, which gathered more than 200 of Cohen’s poems … several novel excerpts, and almost 60 song lyrics… While it may seem to some that Leonard Cohen departed from the literary in pursuit of the musical, his fans continue to embrace him as a Renaissance man who straddles the elusive artistic borderlines.”

Cohen’s first album was Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967) followed by Songs from a Room (1969) (featuring the often-recorded “Bird on the Wire”) and Songs of Love and Hate (1971). His 1977 record Death of a Ladies’ Man was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, which was a move away from Cohen’s previous minimalist sound. In 1979 Cohen returned with the more traditional Recent Songs, which blended his acoustic style with jazz and Oriental and Mediterranean influences. “Hallelujah” was first released on Cohen’s studio album Various Positions in 1984. I’m Your Man in 1988 marked Cohen’s turn to synthesized productions and remains his most popular album. In 1992 Cohen released its follow-up, The Future, which had dark lyrics and references to political and social unrest. Cohen returned to music in 2001 with the release ofTen New Songs, which was a major hit in Canada and Europe. In 2006 Cohen produced and co-wrote Blue Alert, a collaboration with jazz chanteuse Anjani Thomas. After the success of his 2008–13 world tours, Cohen released the highest charting album in his entire career, Old Ideas, to positive reviews. On 22 September 2014, one day after his 80th birthday, Cohen released his 13th studio album, Popular Problems, again to positive reviews.



I Devo sono un gruppo musicale statunitense formatosi ad Akron (Ohio) nel 1972.

Il loro stile musicale è stato classificato come punk, art rock o post-punk, ma sono per lo più ricordati come una delle band-simbolo della New wave. Sono oggi considerati dalla critica un gruppo fondamentale per l’evoluzione del rock contemporaneo.

Il gruppo viene fondato da Gerald Casale, Bob Lewis e Mark Mothersbaugh, nel 1972.

Il nome “Devo” viene dal termine “de-evolution” (de-evoluzione), teoria secondo cui l’umanità, invece che continuare ad evolversi, avrebbe cominciato a regredire, come dimostrerebbero le disfunzioni e la mentalità gretta della società americana. Tale teoria era frutto di uno scherzo di Casale e Lewis, nato nella fine degli anni sessanta, quando i due frequentavano la Kent State University.

La prima formazione prevedeva sei componenti: i fratelli Gerald e Bob Casale (basso e voce il primo, chitarra, tastiere e cori il secondo), Bob Lewis (chitarra), Mark Mothersbaugh (voce, sintetizzatori e chitarra), Rod Reisman (batteria) e Fred Weber (voce). La loro prima performance avviene nel 1973 al Performing Arts Festival della Kent State University.[6] Dopo questa prima esibizione, il gruppo abbandona Reisman e Weber, e ingaggia Jim Mothersbaugh alla batteria elettronica e Bob Mothersbaugh alla chitarra, entrambi fratelli di Mark. Negli anni a venire, il gruppo passerà attraverso cambi di formazione, che vedono, tra gli altri, l’abbandono di Jim Mothersbaugh, ed esibizioni dal vivo conflittuali.

Nel 1976 viene reclutato il batterista Alan Myers alla batteria, che sancisce una formazione solida che durerà dieci anni circa.

Lo stile del gruppo, ironico, pungente, irriverente e critico nei confronti della società moderna, inserito in un contesto estetico che rimanda a una sorta di fantascienza al limite del kitsch, gli fa guadagnare la simpatia di artisti noti come Neil Young e David Bowie, nonché apparizioni in film dei quali Mark Mothersbaugh curerà la colonna sonora. Il gruppo sarà anche pioniere nell’uso del videoclip, il più noto dei quali, Whip It, godrà di una massiccia presenza nei primi mesi di vita di MTV.

Nel 1977, grazie anche a Bowie e Iggy Pop, ottengono un contratto con la Warner Bros. Il loro primo album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! viene prodotto nientemeno che da Brian Eno. L’anno successivo sono ospiti del Saturday Night Live, dove si esibiranno in una cover di (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction dei Rolling Stones.

Nel 1984, lo scarso successo commerciale del sesto album Shout e l’abbandono del batterista Myers, costringono il gruppo a rinunciare al tour di promozione, con conseguente pausa delle attività. Nel frattempo, Mark Mothersbaugh si diletta nella produzione di musica per la televisione, nonché di un progetto solista, Musik for Insomniaks.

Nel 1987 il gruppo si riforma con un nuovo batterista, David Kendrick, precedentemente con gli Sparks. L’anno successivo esce Total Devo, che contiene brani che compariranno in alcuni B movie come Slaughterhouse Rock e The Tapeheads, con John Cusack e Tim Robbins.

Nel 1990 esce Smooth Noodle Maps, che non raccoglie grandi consensi di pubblico e critica, e l’anno successivo il gruppo si scioglie nuovamente. Successivamente, Mark Mothersbaugh fonda uno studio di registrazione per produzioni musicali commerciali, il Mutato Muzika, insieme col fratello Bob e Bob Casale. Lo studio lavora principalmente per produzioni televisive come sigle, programmi, cartoni animati, videogame e film, tra cui alcuni di Wes Anderson. Nel frattempo, Gerald Casale intraprende una carriera come regista di spot pubblicitari e video musicali, per gruppi come Rush, Silverchair e Foo Fighters.

Nel 1995 il gruppo appare nella colonna sonora del film Tank Girl, e l’anno successivo si esibisce al Sundance Film Festival e al Lollapalooza proponendo alcuni classici del periodo tra il 1978 e il 1982.

Pur non pubblicando album fino al 2010, il gruppo produce una serie di singoli per compilation, produzioni televisive, spot pubblicitari per aziende come Dell e la multinazionale Target.

Nel 2006 collaborano con la Disney per un progetto chiamato Devo 2.0, un gruppo composto da bambini che suonano classici dei Devo.

Nel 2008 l’azienda McDonald’s propone un personaggio in omaggio che indossa l’Energy dome, il tipico copricapo dei Devo in plastica rossa a forma di ziqqurat circolare. Il gruppo intenterà una causa alla multinazionale, che successivamente alcuni blog riporteranno come “amichevolmente risolta”.

Nel 2010 esce il loro ultimo album Something for Everybody, a vent’anni dal precedente.

Nel 2013 il loro ex batterista Alan Myers muore a causa di un tumore cerebrale.

Il 17 febbraio 2014 muore improvvisamente Bob Casale, membro fondatore del gruppo, per arresto cardiaco.

Devo (/ˈdiːvoʊ/, originally /diːˈvoʊ/) is an American rock band formed in 1972, consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. The classic line-up of the band included two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob), along with Alan Myers. The band had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single “Whip It”, and has maintained a cult following throughout its existence.

Devo’s style, over time, has shifted between punk, art rock, post-punk and new wave. Their music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary. Their often discordant pop songs feature unusual synthetic instrumentation and time signatures that have proven influential on subsequent popular music, particularly new wave, industrial and alternative rock artists. Devo was also a pioneer of the music video, creating many memorable clips for the LaserDisc format, with “Whip It” getting heavy airplay in the early days of MTV.




Nessuno ha il diritto di spazzare le tradizioni, la cultura e la storia di un
popolo; nè in nome di una religione ( qualunque essa sia) e neppure per vicende
politiche o di egemonia legate al sopruso.
Ogni cultura contiene semi preziosi che vanno coltivati.
Si sono persi nelle epoche storiche popoli come Gli Incas, i Maya, di cui non si
conserva quasi nulla. Sono stati brutalmente strappati dalla propria terra e
cultura i Nativi Americani. Si perpetuano in ogni angolo della terra
prevaricazioni come in Africa per lo schiavismo, come per gli ebrei nei campi di
prigionia e per l’ignobile olocausto, come per le foibe. Potremmo forse dire di
toccare il progresso? Che questa sia un epoca migliore di altre per il progresso
tecnologico e scientifico?
Ma l’Uomo, la cultura, il rispetto e la fratellanza, la dignità che abbracci
ogni nazione ed ogni popolo dove sono? Si sente parlare di globalizzazione, come
se si trattasse del portare maggiore progresso ovunque, un’industralizzazione
che dovrebbe portare benessere; dove è questo benessere? Vediamo schiavi
bambini, spregievoli atteggiamenti che fanno dell’infanzia un campo aperto per
violentarla, per annientarla.
Dove si usano i ragazzi per farne dei serbatoi di organi umani, dove i bambini
sono abusati sessualmente, dove si fanno lavorare dei minori, dove in alcuni
luoghi non esiste neppure un pozzo per bere, dove si offrono sementi
transgeniche che dopo il primo raccolto saranno sterili, una vita vale poco meno
di nulla.
Dobbiamo continuare a tacere? Fingere di non vedere? Ricordarci solo del nostro
benessere e dire che non possiamo fare niente per l’altra fetta del mondo?
E’ ora di riflettere, di agire per non restare ancora una volta a guardare, a
rammaricarci per un momento e poi riprendere le nostre solite faccende.

27.03.2008 Poetyca

Reflections ….

Nobody has the right to sweep the traditions, culture and history of a
people, nor in the name of religion (whatever that is) and even for events
policies related to oppression or hegemony.
Every culture contains precious seeds that must be cultivated.
They lost in historical times people like the Incas, the Mayas, which was not
retains almost nothing. Have been brutally torn from their land and
Native American culture. Are perpetuated in every corner of the earth
prevarication as in Africa for slavery, as for Jews in camps
imprisonment and the vile holocaust, as in the dolines. We could perhaps say
tap the progress? This is a time better than others for the advancement
science and technology?
But Man, culture, respect and brotherhood, dignity embracing
every nation and every people where are they? One hears talk of globalization,
if it were to bring more progress everywhere, un’industralizzazione
which should lead to welfare, where welfare is this? Let slaves
children, childhood spregievoli attitudes which are an open field for
rape, to destroy it.
Where the boys are used to make tanks in human organs, where children
are sexually abused, where there are child labor, where in some
places there is not even a well for drinking, where you have seed
that after the first transgenic crop will be sterile, a life that is less
We must continue to be silent? Pretending not to see? Just remember our
welfare and that we can not do anything for the other slice of the world?
It ‘s time to reflect, to act in order to stay once again to look at
regret for a moment and then resume our usual chores.

27.03.2008 Poetyca

Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series (Complete) (Live)

Bob Dylan, nato con il nome di Robert Allen Zimmerman (Duluth, 24 maggio 1941), è un cantautore e compositore statunitense.

Distintosi anche come scrittore, poeta, attore, pittore, scultore e conduttore radiofonico, è una delle più importanti figure degli ultimi cinquant’anni nel campo musicale, in quello della cultura popolare e della letteratura a livello mondiale.[2][3][4]

La maggior parte delle sue canzoni più conosciute risale agli anni sessanta, quando l’artista si è posto come figura chiave del movimento di protesta americano. Canzoni come Blowin’ in the Wind e The Times They Are A-Changin’[5] sono diventate gli inni dei movimenti pacifisti e per i diritti civili.

I testi delle sue prime canzoni affrontano temi politici, sociali e filosofici e risentono di influenze letterarie, sfidando le convenzioni della musica pop e appellandosi allacontrocultura del tempo.

Nel corso degli anni Dylan ha ampliato e personalizzato il suo stile musicale arrivando a toccare molti generi diversi come country, blues, gospel, rock and roll, rockabilly,jazz e swing, ma anche musica popolare inglese, scozzese ed irlandese[6][7].

Oltre ad aver di fatto inventato (o re-inventato) la figura del cantautore contemporaneo[8][9], a Dylan si devono, tra le altre cose, l’ideazione del folk-rock (in particolare con l’album Bringing It All Back Home, del 1965)[10], il primo singolo di successo ad avere una durata non commerciale (gli oltre 6 minuti della celeberrima Like a Rolling Stone, del 1965)[11] e il primo album doppio della storia del rock (Blonde on Blonde, del 1966)[12]. Il video promozionale del brano Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965) è considerato da alcuni il primo videoclip in assoluto[13][14].

Tra i molti riconoscimenti che gli sono stati conferiti vanno menzionati almeno il Grammy Award alla carriera nel 1991[15], il Polar Music Prize (ritenuto da alcuni equivalente del premio Nobel in campo musicale[16]) nel 2000[17], il Premio Oscar nel 2001 (per la canzone Things Have Changed, dalla colonna sonora del film Wonder Boys, per la quale si è aggiudicato anche il Golden Globe)[18], il Premio Pulitzer nel 2008[19], la National Medal of Arts nel 2009[20] e la Presidential Medal of Freedom nel2012[21].

La rivista Rolling Stone lo inserisce al secondo posto nella lista dei 100 miglior artisti[22] e al settimo in quella dei 100 migliori cantanti[23].



Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the American folk music revival, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” altered the range of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

Dylan’s lyrics have incorporated various political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoningcounterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard, and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is considered his songwriting.

Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time; he has received numerous awards including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.



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.


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




“Il Vajrakilaya fondamentale è il sole che splende nel cielo dietro le nuvole. Il sentiero Vajrakilaya è la rimozione delle nuvole dal cielo attraverso la forza del vento e della pioggia, o qualsiasi altra cosa; è il percorso del metodo e della saggezza, combinato.
E il risultante Vajrakilaya è la natura della tua mente, la natura del tuo rigpa, che è la stessa mente della mente del Buddha primordiale, Kuntuzangpo. Il percorso Vajrakilaya è la rimozione del velo avventizio di oscuramento che copre rigpa. Applicare il metodo praticando la fase di generazione (kyerim) e la fase di completamento (dzogrim), accumulando merito e purificando il karma negativo, rimuovendo quel velo, è il percorso. Il risultato è rendersi conto che la propria natura di sé è buddha. Quindi il risultato è lo stesso della fondazione. All’inizio sei buddha e alla fine sei buddha “.

Gyatrul Rinpoche, Commentari sulla pratica di Vajrakilaya


“The foundational Vajrakilaya is the sun shining in the sky behind the clouds. The path Vajrakilaya is the removal of the clouds from the sky through the force of wind and rain, or whatever; it is the path of method and wisdom, combined. And the resultant Vajrakilaya is the nature of your mind, the nature of your rigpa, which is the same mind as the mind of the primordial buddha, Kuntuzangpo. The path Vajrakilaya is the removal of the adventitious veil of obscuration that covers rigpa. Applying the method by practicing generation stage (kyerim) and completion stage (dzogrim), accumulating merit and purifying negative karma, removing that veil, is the path. The result is realizing that ones own self nature is buddha. So the result is the same as the foundation. In the beginning you are buddha, and in the end you are buddha.”

Gyatrul Rinpoche, Commentaries on the Practice of Vajrakilaya

The Beatles Playlist (Greatest Hits)

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The Beatles sono stati un gruppo musicale rock inglese[5], originario di Liverpool e attivo dal 1960 al 1970. La formazione ha segnato un’epoca nella musica, nel costume, nella moda e nella pop art[6]. Ritenuti un fenomeno di comunicazione di massa di proporzioni mondiali[7], a distanza di vari decenni dal loro scioglimento ufficiale – e dopo la morte di due dei quattro componenti – i Beatles contano ancora un enorme seguito e numerosi sono i loro fan club esistenti in ogni parte del mondo[8].

Secondo una stima del 2001, è risultato in assoluto il gruppo musicale di maggior successo commerciale, con vendite complessive che superano il miliardo di dischi e di musicassette[9], e per la rivista Rolling Stone i Beatles sono i più grandi artisti di tutti i tempi[10].

L’aura che circonda lo sviluppo del loro successo mediatico e che ha favorito la nascita della cosiddetta Beatlemania e lo straordinario esito artistico raggiunto comemusicisti rock sono inoltre oggetto di studio di università, psicologi e addetti del settore


The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era.[1] Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with severalgenres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania“, but as the group’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era’s sociocultural revolutions.

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, “Love Me Do“, in late 1962. They acquired the nickname “the Fab Four” as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the “British Invasion” of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) andAbbey Road (1969).

After their break-up in 1970, they all enjoyed successful musical careers of varying lengths. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.

According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful “Hot 100” artists; as of 2015, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine’s compilation of the twentieth century’s 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide.[2][3] The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, with all four being inducted individually as well from 1994 to 2015.




Luce, che accompagni
il mistero del viaggio,
sii presente e capace
di infondere la forza
oltre le cadute
e le apparenze di solitudine.

Nuvole leggere
trasportano sogni e speranze,
come pagine di storia
di questo soffio leggero
che è la vita.

16.08.2008 Poetyca


Light, accompanying
the mystery of the journey,
Be present and capable
to infuse strength
over the falls
and appearances of loneliness.

Light clouds
carrying hopes and dreams,
like the pages of history
This soft breath
that is life.

16.08.2008 Poetyca

Ascolto profondo


La Riflessione

Poiché non c’è un inferno eterno,
non esiste una definitiva sconfitta spirituale
a parte l’abbandono della pratica.



Tutto nella mente
è impermante:
soggetto a nascere,
essere presente ed andare.

Ogni turbamento,
proiezione ed attaccamento
sono soggetti a liberare energie,
lasciandoci di fronte
alla nostra amorevolezza,
a quella compassione
che scioglie nodi per sempre.

Solo con la costante retta pratica
si sprigiona l’essenza ed il valore,
di quel lavorare bene
per essere pacificati con noi stessi
e con tutti gli esseri senzienti.




Ascolto profondo

Ascoltare è un processo molto più difficile di quello che la gente immagina.
Ascoltare realmente nel modo insegnato dai maestri,
significa lasciar andare completamente se stessi,
lasciare andare tutte le informazioni, tutti i concetti, tutte le idee
e tutti i pregiudizi con i quali sono imbottite le nostre menti.

Se realmente ascoltate gli insegnamenti,
quei concetti, che sono il vostro vero ostacolo,
ciò che si frappone fra voi e la vostra vera natura,
possono essere lentamente e progressivamente lavati via.

Sogyal Rinpoche


Ascoltando getto via il fardello
pieno di dubbi, di verità preconcette,
di condizionamenti che non sono la realtà.

Ascoltando libero la mente
da ogni atteggiamento separativo
ed ” io ” e ” mio” restano tacitati.

Ascoltando apro la mente/cuore
in completa accoglienza
per essere retta attenzione.

Ascoltando non reagisco ma raccolgo
come spettatore tutto quel che accade
e respiro equidistanza con dolcezza.

Ascoltando in empatia raccolgo, comprendo e mi svuoto,
per dare tutta la mia amorevole attenzione
e aperta la mano tutto è interconnesso.

Ascoltando non conosco sofferenza
mentre si libera energia che avvolge tutto
ed un fiore di loto sboccia in delicata fragranza.



17.05.2008 Poetyca

Reflecting …


Because there is no eternal hell ,
there is a definite spiritual defeat
apart from the abandonment of the practice.



All in the mind
is impermante :
subject to birth,
be present and go.

Any disturbance ,
projection and attachment
are subject to free energies ,
leaving us in the face
our loving kindness ,
that compassion
that melts nodes forever.

Only by constant practice straight
emanates the essence and value,
of that work well
to be at peace with ourselves
and with all sentient beings .



The teaching

deep listening

Listening is a process much more difficult than most people imagine .
Listen really in the way taught by the masters ,
means letting go completely themselves,
let go of all the information, all concepts, all ideas
and all the prejudices with which our minds are padded .

If you really listen to the teachings ,
those concepts , which are your real obstacle ,
what stands between you and your true nature ,
can be slowly and gradually washed away.

Sogyal Rinpoche


Listening to throw away the burden
full of doubts, truths preconceived
of influences that are not the reality .

Listening to free the mind
from each separative attitude
and “I” and “mine” are acknowledged.

Listening to open my mind / heart
Full hospitality in
to be wise attention .

Listening to collect but do not react
everything that happens as a spectator
equidistance and breathing softly.

Listening to gather empathy , and I understand I empty ,
to give all my loving attention
and open the hand everything is interconnected .

Listening not know suffering
while the free energy that surrounds all
and a lotus flower blossoms in a delicate fragrance.



17.05.2008 Poetyca


Come Acqua

Come acqua

I 3 insegnamenti dell’acqua per affrontare le sfide della vita quotidiana e raggiungere i tuoi obiettivi.


“Vuota la tua mente. Sii senza forma. Senza limiti, come l’acqua. Se metti dell’acqua in una tazza, l’acqua diviene tazza. Se la metti in una bottiglia, l’acqua diviene bottiglia. In una teiera, l’acqua diviene teiera. L’acqua può fluire o spezzare. Sii come l’acqua, amico mio.”

Bruce Lee.

Non ci sarebbe quasi da aggiungere altro; potrei finire l’articolo qui, ma… visto che ci sono, ne approfitto per parlarti dei 3 insegnamenti che l’acqua cerca di darci ogni giorno per aiutarci ad affrontare le nostre sfide quotidiane e a raggiungere i nostri obiettivi più importanti.

1. Affronta gli ostacoli come l’acqua

Hai mai visto una goccia d’acqua intestardirsi contro un ostacolo o cercare di proseguire su una strada senza via di uscita? Eh no, l’acqua è un pochino più furba: l’acqua si insinua tra le rocce e con i suo mille rivoli trova sempre la strada più efficace per aggirare gli ostacoli e proseguire il suo percorso verso valle.

Capita a volte che di fronte ad un problema riusciamo ad immaginare un’unica soluzione, un’unica alternativa, un’unica… strada.

Capita allora che ci intestardiamo nel voler proseguire su questa strada, nonostante i risultati desiderati continuino a non arrivare. Ce la prendiamo allora con il destino, la casualità, insomma… la sfiga! Ma come possiamo pretendere di ottenere risultati diversi se continuiamo a fare gli stessi errori?

L’acqua è decisamente più furba: se trova un ostacolo, semplicemente lo aggira e prosegue la sua strada fino all’ostacolo successivo. L’acqua non maledice l’universo per le rocce che incontra nel suo percorso: l’acqua se ne frega e va avanti.

Insomma, come già detto in un vecchio articolo: impara a seguire l’onda.

2. Segui le stagioni come l’acqua

Così come non esiste un’unica strada per superare gli ostacoli della vita quotidiana, le soluzioni che hanno funzionato in passato non è detto che funzionino nel presente o nel futuro. Per continuare ad ottenere risultati ambiziosi, devi comprendere in quale stagione ti trovi.

L’acqua sa adattarsi ad ogni stagione: ghiaccio d’inverno, l’acqua torna a scorrere nei ruscelli di montagna in primavera, per poi evaporare con il caldo dell’estate, ed infine riversarsi a terra nel piovoso autunno.

Se hai raggiunto obiettivi importanti in passato, non ti adagiare sugli allori. Cambia continuamente te stesso e le tue azioni: sperimenta, sbaglia e sperimenta ancora. Spesso ilsuccesso può essere più pericoloso di un fallimento; non ne sei convinto? Leggiti questo articolo sull’importanza dei fallimenti (si esatto… dei fallimenti).

3. Raggiungi gli obiettivi come l’acqua

L’acqua è uno degli elementi più efficaci presenti in natura: per alcuni aspetti, potremmo quasi dire che l’acqua è… pigra. Hai mai visto fare all’acqua un percorso diverso da quello più semplice o di minor resistenza?!

Spesso ci complichiamo la vita da soli: se il nostro obiettivo è andare dal punto A, al punto B, riusciamo ad inventarci i percorsi più assurdi, quando la strada più semplice è semprequella più diretta… ovvero la strada che sceglierebbe l’acqua.

Raggiungere un obiettivo semplicemente

Questa modo di raggiungere gli obiettivi ti è familiare?! La prossima volta che definisci un obiettivo e prepari un piano per raggiungerlo: lascia da parte le seghe mentali e concentrati sul percorso più semplice per raggiungerlo. Ricorda, più sarai in grado di ridurre un problema/obiettivo alle sue componenti essenziali e più alte saranno le tue probabilità di risolverlo/raggiungerlo.

Tratto da: http://www.efficacemente.com/2011/05/come-acqua/ 

As waterThe three water courses to meet the challenges of everyday life and reach your goals.“Empty your mind. Be formless. Without limits, such as water. If you put water into a cup, the water becomes the cup. If you put it in a bottle, the water becomes the bottle. In a pot, the water becomes the teapot. Water can flow or break. Be like water, my friend. “

Bruce Lee.

There would almost say more, I could finish the article here, but … since we are, I take this opportunity to talk about the three teachings that tell us as much water every day to help us face our daily challenges and achieve our most important goals.

1. Faces obstacles such as water

Have you ever seen a drop of water obstinate against an obstacle or try to go on a road with no way out? Oh no, water is a bit more clever: the water winds between the rocks, with its thousand streams is always the most effective way to get around the obstacles and continue on its path towards the valley.

It sometimes happens that when faced with a problem we can imagine a single solution, a single alternative, one way ….

It happens then that stubborn in wanting to continue on this path, despite the desired results have still not come. We then take it to fate, chance, well … bad luck! But how can we expect to get different results if we continue to make the same mistakes?

Water is much more clever: if it finds an obstacle, it simply bypasses and goes on his way to the next obstacle. The water does not curse the universe for the rocks it encounters in its path: the water does not care and goes forward.

Well, as mentioned in an old article: Learn to go with the flow.

2. Follow the seasons as the water

Just as there is no single way to overcome the obstacles of everyday life, the solutions that have worked in the past will not necessarily work in the present or future. To continue to achieve ambitious results, you need to understand in what season you are.

The water can adapt to every season: winter ice, the water returns to flow in mountain streams in the spring, and then evaporate in the heat of summer, and finally poured on the ground in the rainy autumn.

If you have reached important milestones in the past, do not rest on our laurels. Constantly changing yourself and your actions: experiment, experience and still wrong. Ilsuccesso can often be more dangerous than a failure, you’re not convinced? Read this article on the importance of failures (failures is exactly …).

3. Achieve goals, such as water

Water is one of the most effective elements found in nature: in some respects, we might almost say that water is … lazy. Have you ever seen the water to a location other than the simplest or least resistance?!

We often make things difficult for themselves: if our goal is to get from point A to point B, we can invent the most absurd locations, when the easiest way is more direct semprequella … or choose the path that water.

This way of achieving the objectives familiar?! The next time you define a goal and prepare a plan to get there: leaving aside the mental masturbations and concentrate on the simplest path to get there. Remember, the more you will be able to reduce a problem / goal to its essential components and higher will be your chance to solve / achieve it.

From: http://www.efficacemente.com/2011/05/come-acqua/



Sia sempre puro l’intento,
sia presente la volontà,
affinchè non s’inciampi nell’illusione
o nelle mille tentazioni che deviano
il nostro percorso.
Ma sopratutto sia costante il tuo passo
con la consapevolezza della responsabilità
delle nostre azioni, poichè ad ogni azione
corrisponde una reazione pari e contraria.

Poetyca 05.06.2008

Allan Wallance – Meditazione sulla gioia empatica – Allan Wallance – Meditation on empathic joy

Allan Wallance – Meditazione sulla gioia empatica

Assumete una posizione comoda, mantenendo la colonna vertebrale diritta. Stabilizzate il corpo nel suo stato di riposo, e lasciate che sia pervaso delle tre qualità del rilassamento, della calma e della vigilanza. Pensate a una persona di vostra conoscenza che emani un senso d’allegria e benessere, e riflettete sul suo aspetto fisico, sulle sue parole e azioni. Mentre vi concentrate sulla gioia di questa persona, aprite il cuore al suo stato d’animo e deliziatevene. Ciò vi sarà facile se già le siete molto legati.

Ora richiamate alla mente un’altra persona, a cui di recente o in passato sia accaduto qualcosa di meraviglioso. Rivivete la sua felicità e condividetela. Adesso pensate a qualcuno che sia per voi fonte d’ispirazione per le sue doti di generosità, gentilezza o saggezza. Compiacetevi di queste qualità positive, per il bene per quella persona, per voi stessi e per tutti coloro che ne beneficiano.

Ora volgete la consapevolezza alla vostra vita. È infatti assai importante provare la gioia empatica anche per le proprie virtù, sebbene spesso non sia tenuta nella giusta considerazione. Pensate a periodi della vostra esistenza che sono stati fonte d’ispirazione per voi e forse anche per altri. Concentratevi sulle occasioni in cui avete incarnato i vostri stessi ideali e gioite delle vostre qualità. Non occorre vantarsi o provare orgoglio e arroganza. Richiamando alla mente le persone e le circostanze che vi hanno permesso di vivere serenamente e di godere il frutto dei vostri sforzi, potrete anzi sperimentare un profondo senso di gioia e gratitudine. Ciò v’impedirà di cadere in un futile senso di autocompiacimento e superiorità.

Alcune pratiche sono difficili, ma non quella della gioia empatica. Per tutto il giorno, quando rileverete le qualità o la fortuna di qualcuno oppure ne sentirete parlare, gioitene in modo empatico. Ciò vi risolleverà il morale, oltre ad aiutarvi a riemergere dai cedimenti emotivi causati da depressione e scarsa autostima.

Da: Alan Wallace,La rivoluzione dell’attenzione. Liberare il potere della mente concentrata “

Astrolabio Ubaldini, 2008.

Allan Wallance – Meditation on empathic joy

Take a comfortable position, keeping the spine straight. Stabilize the body in its state of rest, and let it be imbued with the three qualities of relaxation, calm and alertness. Think of a person of your knowledge who emanates a sense of happiness and well-being, and reflect on his physical appearance, his words and actions. As you focus on the joy of this person, open your heart to your state of mind and delight in it. This will be easy if you are already very attached to it.
Now call to mind another person, to whom something wonderful has happened recently or in the past. Relive his happiness and share it. Now think of someone who is your source of inspiration for his gifts of generosity, kindness or wisdom. Take pleasure in these positive qualities, for the good for that person, for yourself and for all those who benefit from it.
Now turn awareness to your life. It is indeed very important to try empathic joy also for one’s own virtues, although often it is not held in proper consideration. Think of periods of your existence that have been an inspiration to you and perhaps others. Focus on the occasions when you have embodied your own ideals and enjoy your qualities. There is no need to boast or feel pride and arrogance. By recalling the people and circumstances that have allowed you to live serenely and enjoy the fruits of your efforts, you can even experience a deep sense of joy and gratitude. This will prevent you from falling into a futile sense of complacency and superiority.
Some practices are difficult, but not that of empathic joy. All day long, when you detect someone’s qualities or good fortune, or you’ll hear about it, enjoy it empathically. This will raise your morale, as well as help you re-emerge from the emotional failures caused by depression and low self-esteem.
From: Alan Wallace, “The revolution of attention. Freeing the power of the concentrated mind “, Astrolabio Ubaldini, 2008.


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 Quattro Affidamenti


La Riflessione

Cambiando l’acqua ad un fiore

L’acqua mantiene fresco il fiore.
Il fiore ed io siamo uno.

Quando il fiore respira, io respiro.
Quando il fiore sorride, io sorrido.

Maestro Thich Nhat Hanh


Offerta di cure,
con amorevolezza e compassione
è dare alimento alla vera natura
che non è separativa ma conduce
con la consapevolezza dell’interessere
alla conoscenza che in ogni manifestazione
dei fenomeni anche noi intersiamo.




I Quattro Affidamenti

Fate affidamento sul messaggio del Maestro, non sulla sua personalità.
Fate affidamento sul significato, non semplicemente sulle parole.

Fate affidamento sul significato reale e profondo, non su sensi dubbi o casuali.
Fate affidamento sulla vostra mente di saggezza, non sulla vostra mente ordinaria e giudicante.

Signore Buddha


Affidarsi è saper lasciare i remi
perchè la corrente ci conduca
dove dobbiamo essere:

senza timore si accoglie la via
senza giudizio si abbandonano le paure
senza ricerca si trova l’essenza

perchè tutto in noi sia il contenitore vuoto
che accoglie il contenuto e ne sappia
preservare l’essenza.

Affidarsi è ascoltare la vera natura
che nel dharmakaya manifesta quel che è
dove il retto agire nasce dal retto ascolto.

Nel Dharma l’origine di ogni equilibrio
per saper dare saggezza al proprio sentire
ed essere oscillante flusso della ricerca.



19.01.2008 Poetyca

testi tratti da:http://www.bodhidharma.it


Dido Florian Cloud De Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong (Londra, 25 dicembre 1971) è una cantante britannica, nota semplicemente come Dido.
Dido nasce al St. Mary Abbots Hospital a Kensington, Londra, dalla madre Clare Collins, poetessa, e dal padre William O’Malley Armstrong, editore e manager di origine irlandese. Cresciuta studiando e ascoltando musica classica, a sei anni inizia a frequentare la London Guildhall School Of Music, dove studia pianoforte e violino. Grazie anche all’influenza del fratello Rowland Constantine (detto Rollo), futuro leader del gruppo pop Faithless, entra in contatto con i generi musicali più svariati; comincia quindi a fare esperienza come cantante in varie band, prima di entrare nei Faithless nel ruolo di seconda vocalist. Con il gruppo parteciperà alla registrazione di Reverence (1996) e di Sunday 8pm (1998).

Nel 1995 Dido comincia a scrivere anche materiale proprio traendone varie demo, che, riunite in una raccolta intitolata Odds & Ends pubblicata su cd, catturano l’attenzione dell’Arista Records, portando alla firma di un contratto con Dido negli USA. Delle canzoni incluse in Odds & Ends, Take my hand è stata inclusa come bonus track in tutte le edizioni di No Angel, Sweet eyed baby è stata remixata e reintitolata Don’t think of me, mentre Worthless e Me sono state incluse solo nell’edizione giapponese.


Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong, known as Dido (/ˈdaɪdoʊ/, born 25 December 1971), is a British singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel (1999). It sold over 21 million copies worldwide,[3] and won several awards, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, two NRJ Awards for Best New Act and Best Album, and two Brit Awards for Best British Female and Best Album. Her next album, Life for Rent (2003), continued her success with the hit singles “White Flag” and “Life for Rent”.

Dido’s first two albums are among the best-selling albums in UK Chart history, and both are in the top 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s in the UK. Her third studio album, Safe Trip Home (2008), received critical acclaim but failed to duplicate the commercial success of her previous efforts.[5] She was nominated for an Academy Award for the song “If I Rise”. Dido was ranked No. 98 on the Billboard chart of the top Billboard 200 artists of the 2000s (2000–2009) based on the success of her albums in the first decade of the 21st century.[7] Dido made a comeback in 2013, releasing her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away, which reached the Top 5 in the United Kingdom.

Fuggevoli sfumature – Fleeting nuances

🌸Fuggevoli sfumature🌸

È importante ricercare,
cogliere fuggevoli sfumature
ed approfondire con tenacia
per far sviluppare sensazioni
ed opinioni proprie.
Riuscire a trovare collegamenti
tra eventi passati
e momenti presenti
per approfondire
le proprie conoscenze
e più si approfondisce
e più si scopre
di non essere impreparati
ma capaci di vedere
oltre le apparenze.

26.01.2019 Poetyca
🌸Fleeting nuances

It is important to research,
to catch fleeting nuances
and deepen with tenacity
to develop sensations
and own opinions.
Being able to find links
between past events
and present moments
to deepen their knowledge
and the more it is deepened
and the more it is discovered
not to be unprepared
but able to see
beyond appearances.

26.01.2019 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. 


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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Gli Ultravox sono un gruppo di musica new wave formato a Londra nel 1973. All’inizio della loro carriera, il nome del gruppo era Ultravox! (col punto esclamativo finale), per richiamare quello dei tedeschi Neu!, e tale rimase per i primi due album.

La carriera del gruppo viene marcatamente divisa in due periodi, ossia quello dal 1974 al 1979, guidato dal leader John Foxx, e quello dal 1979 al 1988, segnato dal suo sostituto Midge Ure.


Ultravox (formerly known as Ultravox!) are a British new wave band, formed in London in 1974 as Tiger Lily. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit “Vienna”.

The band has been led by two different frontmen who never played together in the band at the same time. From 1974 until 1979, singer John Foxx was frontman and the main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band to embark on a solo career and, following his departure, with the three remaining members in hiatus, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage. Ure revitalised the band and steered it to commercial success lasting until the mid-1980s. Ure left the band in 1987 after establishing his own solo career and the group disbanded for a while. A new line-up, led by Currie, was formed in 1992, but achieved little success.

The band’s best-known line-up of Currie, Ure, bassist Chris Cross and drummer Warren Cann reformed in 2008 and performed a series of reunion shows in 2009 and 2010 before releasing a new studio album, Brill!ant, in May 2012. In November 2013, Ultravox performed as special guests on a four date UK arena tour with Simple Minds.