25 mar 2012

Brano del giorno: "The Captain"...

... originariamente una canzone di Leonard Cohen, qui "coverata" da Ken Middleton, che si accompagna con l'ukulele

"The Captain" è contenuta in Various Positions, splendido album del 1985. Il testo recita:

Now the Captain called me to his bed
He fumbled for my hand
"Take these silver bars," he said
"I'm giving you command."
"Command of what, there's no one here
There's only you and me --
All the rest are dead or in retreat
Or with the enemy."

"Complain, complain, that's all you've done
Ever since we lost
If it's not the Crucifixion
Then it's the Holocaust."
"May Christ have mercy on your soul
For making such a joke
Amid these hearts that burn like coal
And the flesh that rose like smoke."

"I know that you have suffered, lad,
But suffer this awhile:
Whatever makes a soldier sad
Will make a killer smile."
"I'm leaving, Captain, I must go
There's blood upon your hand
But tell me, Captain, if you know
Of a decent place to stand."

"There is no decent place to stand
In a massacre;
But if a woman take your hand
Go and stand with her."
"I left a wife in Tennessee
And a baby in Saigon --
I risked my life, but not to hear
Some country-western song."

"Ah but if you cannot raise your love
To a very high degree,
Then you're just the man I've been thinking of --
So come and stand with me."
"Your standing days are done," I cried,
"You'll rally me no more.
I don't even know what side
We fought on, or what for."

"I'm on the side that's always lost
Against the side of Heaven
I'm on the side of Snake-eyes tossed
Against the side of Seven.
And I've read the Bill of Human Rights
And some of it was true
But there wasn't any burden left
So I'm laying it on you."

Now the Captain he was dying
But the Captain wasn't hurt
The silver bars were in my hand
I pinned them to my shirt.

1.Dance Me To The End Of Love
2.Coming Back To You
3.The Law
4.Night Comes On
>>> 6.The Captain <<<
7.Hunter's Lullaby
8.Heart With No Companion
9.If It Be Your Will

16 mar 2012

Brano del giorno: "Woodstock"...

... di Joni Mitchell

I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm
I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band
I'm going to camp out on the land
I'm going to try an' get my soul free
We are starudst
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

Then can I walk beside you
I have come here to lose the smog
And I feel to be a cog in something turning
Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe it's the time of man
I don't know who l am
But you know life is for learning
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere there was song and celebration
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into butterflies
Above our nation
We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

11 mar 2012

Jazz compilation (due ore di splendida musica)

Tra le songs ivi contenute:

Teddy Wilson: "The Hour of Parting" - Teddy Stauffer: "After You've Gone" - Glenn Miller: "The Gaucho Serenade" - Frank Sinatra: "Have You Met Miss Jone?" - Glenn Miller: "Here We Go Again" - Coleman Hawkins: "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" - Benny Goodman: "Take Another Guess" - Earl Hines: "The Earl" - Fred Astaire: "Shall We Dance?" - Frank Sinatra: "A Little Learnin' Is A Dangerous Thing", Part 2 - Earl Hines: "Blues In Thirds" - Louis Armstrong: "Got No Blues" ...

Tutta roba piacevole e, direi, high class. Scusate per le interruzioni pubblicitarie! (-:

Brano del giorno: "The Gates Of Delirium"...

... degli Yes

"The Gates Of Delirium" performed live at Queen's Park Ranger's stadium in May of 1975. Available on Yes, A Celebration 1969-1979 2DVD set (TommyGunVideo)

---> Link to mini-movie/trailer for Yes, A Celebration <---

Check out these CDs from my favorite Yes era:

Yes - 1969
Time and a Word - 1970
The Yes Album - 1971
Fragile - 1971
Close to the Edge - 1972
Tales from Topographic Oceans - 1973
Relayer - 1974
Going for the One - 1977
Tormato - 1978