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Nick Cave Full – Royal Albert Hall, London May 3 2015


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Nick Cave, all’anagrafe Nicholas Edward Cave (Warracknabeal, 22 settembre 1957), è un cantautore, compositore, scrittore, sceneggiatore e attore australiano.

Grazie ad una serie di notevoli album e intense esibizioni dal vivo, ha coniato uno stile lirico e musicale inconfondibile che lo ha imposto come una delle figure più influenti e carismatiche della musica contemporanea.

Dagli esordi post-punk ai lavori recenti, più vicini al cantautorato, Cave ha sviluppato una personalissima rielaborazione dei generi cardine della musica nata negli Stati Uniti (blues, gospel, country), affrontati con lo spirito cupo e sperimentale della new wave e del gothic rock, anche grazie alla sua caratteristica voce gutturale dabaritono. I suoi testi, attraversati da una forte tensione religiosa e da un costante senso di apocalisse imminente, affrontano tematiche quali il ruolo del divino nella vita dell’uomo, la ricerca della redenzione, l’angoscia esistenziale e l’amore perduto

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

 

Nicholas EdwardNickCave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, established in 1983, a group known for its diverse output and ever-evolving line-up. Prior to this, he fronted the Birthday Party, one of the most extreme and confrontational post-punk bands of the early 1980s. In 2006, he formed the garage rock band Grinderman, releasing its debut album the following year.

Referred to as rock music’s “Prince of Darkness”, Cave’s music is generally characterised by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence. NME described him as “the grand lord of gothic lushness”.

Cave has also worked as a composer for films, often in collaboration with fellow Australian musician Warren Ellis. Their films together include The Proposition (2005, based on a screenplay by Cave), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) and The Road (2009). Cave is the subject and co-writer of the semi-fictional “day in the life” documentary 20,000 Days on Earth (2014).

Upon Cave’s induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame, ARIA Awards committee chairman Ed St John said: “Nick Cave has enjoyed—and continues to enjoy—one of the most extraordinary careers in the annals of popular music. He is an Australian artist like Sidney Nolan is an Australian artist—beyond comparison, beyond genre, beyond dispute.”

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Analisi del 2015


I folletti delle statistiche di WordPress.com hanno preparato un rapporto annuale 2015 per questo blog.

Ecco un estratto:

Il Madison Square Garden può accogliere 20 000 spettatori per un concerto. Questo blog è stato visto circa 65.000 volte nel 2015. Se fosse un concerto al Madison Square Garden, ci vorrebbero circa 3 rappresentazioni esaurite perché lo vedessero altrettante persone.

Clicca qui per vedere il rapporto completo.

Come – Like


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Come

Come nuvole
fragili momenti
persi tra le dita
Come attesa
di luce nuova
in scaglie di silenzio
Come passi
senza orme
nei pressi del cuore
Come te e me
adesso
senza più parole

14.09.2015 Poetyca

Like

Like clouds
fragile moments
lost between your fingers
Like expected
new light
flakes of silence
Like steps
no footsteps
in the vicinity of the heart
Like you and me
right now
without more words

14/09/2015 Poetyca

Per te – For you


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Per te

Ed è speranza,
è certezza di uno sguardo
tra il senso profondo di valori,
dove non ci si aggrappa a nulla
e nulla si chiede nel coglier l’attimo.

Non è il passato a dare forza,
non è l’attesa di quel che è destinato a svanire
ma tutto è in questo istante
perchè impermanente è il valore
di quel che oggi appare certo.

Ogni alba sia per te luce
vibrante presenza
che ti accompagni…ancora.

© Poetyca

 

Sonic Youth


I Sonic Youth sono stati un gruppo alternative/noise rock statunitense, formatosi nel 1981 a New York. Hanno all’attivo oltre 20 album. I componenti del gruppo sono Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo e Steve Shelley.

Partiti dall’esperienza no-wave e dall’avanguardia rock chitarristica dell’ensemble di Glenn Branca (del quale lo stesso Ranaldo ha fatto parte collaborando all’incisione di The Ascension) i Sonic Youth si propongono di creare un proprio carattere espressivo attraverso la sperimentazione delle possibilità offerte da strumenti rock convenzionali come basso, chitarra e batteria. Tratti riconoscibili della loro espressione musicale sono l’utilizzo di accordature “alternative”, chitarra preparata e di feedback, l’improvvisazione come valido ausilio creativo ed espressivo (vedi Velvet Underground) e l’eliminazione delle barriere distintive tra strumenti solisti e strumenti ritmici.

In trent’anni di carriera, i Sonic Youth sono diventati un’autentica istituzione della scena alternativa americana e
mondiale.Il gruppo si è sciolto nel 2011

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Youth
Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals), Kim Gordon (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Lee Ranaldo (guitar, vocals) remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley (drums) followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up. In their early career Sonic Youth were associated with the no wave art and music scene in New York City. Part of the first wave of American noise rock groups, the band carried out their interpretation of the hardcore punk ethos throughout the evolving American underground that focused more on the DIY ethic of the genre rather than its specific sound.[3]

The band experienced relative commercial success and critical acclaim throughout their existence, continuing partly into the new millennium, including signing to major label DGC in 1990 and headlining the 1995 Lollapalooza festival. Sonic Youth have been praised for having “redefined what rock guitar could do”,using a wide variety of unorthodox guitar tunings and preparing guitars with objects like drum sticks and screwdrivers to alter the instruments’ timbre. The band is considered to be a pivotal influence on the alternative and indie rock movements.

In 1999 their music reached a new audience interested in 20th-century classical music and experimental music with the release of SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century, a double album of covers of avant-garde recordings that featured works by avant-garde classical composers such as John Cage, Yoko Ono, Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, George Maciunas, Cornelius Cardew, Nicolas Slonimsky and Christian Wolff as played by Sonic Youth along with several collaborators from the modern avant-garde music scene, such as Christian Marclay, William Winant, Wharton Tiers, Takehisa Kosugi and others.

In 2011 Ranaldo announced that the band was “ending for a while” following the separation of married couple Gordon and Moore.[5] Thurston Moore updated and clarified the position in May 2014: “Sonic Youth is on hiatus. The band is a democracy of sorts, and as long as Kim and I are working out our situation, the band can’t really function reasonably.”[6] Gordon refers several times in her 2015 autobiography Girl in a Band to the band having “split up”

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

Una perla al giorno – Vivekacudamani


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Non indugiare nel ricordo
delle cose passate,
non anticipare il futuro,
guardare al presente con indifferenza:
questa è la caratteristica
di chi è liberato in questa vita.

Vivekacudamani

Do not linger in the memory
of things past,
not anticipate the future,
look at the present with indifference:
this is the feature
who is liberated in this life.

Vivekacudamani

Una perla al giorno – Hazrat Inayat Khan


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Lo scopo della vita
è come un orizzonte:
più avanziamo, più si allontana.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

The purpose of life
It is like a horizon:
more we advance, the further away.
                 
                    Hazrat Inayat Khan

Niente più – Nothing more


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Niente più

…e poi niente più
come voce
a squarciare il silenzio
come canto ed attesa
nella smania di vivere
…e poi la calma della sera
nel respiro trattenuto
di chi ha vissuto
ansimando vita
ed è grato di tutto

04.06.2015 Poetyca

Nothing more

… and then nothing more
as voice
to pierce the silence
like singing and waiting
the desire to live
… and then the calm of the evening
in breath-hold
of those who lived
panting life
and it is grateful for all

04/06/2015 Poetyca

Fairport convention full house


I Fairport Convention sono un gruppo folk rock inglese. Fondati da Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings e Shaun Frater, i Fairport Convention, iniziando come gruppo di cover di rock della West Coast, sviluppano presto un loro stile che mescola il rock con la musica tradizionale folk inglese, contendendosi il titolo di più grande folk rock band inglese con i Pentangle. Dopo numerosi cambi di formazione si sciolgono nel 1979 per riformarsi per un concerto nel 1985, da allora continuano a suonare e pubblicare dischi. In parte il continuo successo che ancora oggi hanno i Fairport Convention è dovuto all’annuale festival di Cropredy, nell’Oxfordshire, ora rinominato Fairport’s Cropredy Convention e che riunisce ogni anno almeno 20.000 fan sin dal 1974.

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

Fairport Convention are an English folk rock and electric folk band. Formed in 1967, they are widely regarded as a key group in the English folk rock movement.[1]

Their seminal album Liege & Lief is considered to have launched the electric folk or English folk rock movement, which provided a distinctively English identity to rock music and helped awaken much wider interest in traditional music in general. The large number of personnel who have been part of the band are among the most highly regarded and influential musicians of their era and have gone on to participate in a large number of significant bands, or enjoyed important solo careers.

Since 1979, they have hosted the Cropredy Festival, which is the largest such annual event in England. Individually and collectively the members of Fairport Convention have received numerous awards recognizing their contribution to music and culture. As of 2015, they continue to record and tour.

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

Wire


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Gli Wire sono un gruppo musicale inglese formatosi a Londra nell’ottobre 1976.

Il gruppo è sorto durante l’epoca del punk rock britannico e fin dall’inizio si è emancipato da questa scena musicale per porsi come inauguratore della new wave post-punk.

La band ha attraversato fasi molto alterne, tra brusche rotture, ricongiungimenti e altre rotture, e attualmente è di nuovo in “reunion” dopo l’abbandono del 2004.

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Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976  by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), and Robert Gotobed (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album – a key early document of the scene – and were later central to the development of post-punk.

Inspired by the burgeoning UK punk scene, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason wrote, “Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general.”[2]

Wire are a definitive art punk and post-punk ensemble, mostly due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound, often obscure lyrical themes, and, to a lesser extent, their Situationist political stance[citation needed]. The group exhibited a steady development from an early raucous punk style (1977’s Pink Flag) to a more complex, structured sound involving increased use of guitar effects and synthesizers (1978’s Chairs Missing and 1979’s 154). The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout its career.

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