Thursday, March 23, 2017

Πεθαίνει για να ζήσει

Εκεί που έπεσε ο Camilo, γεννήθηκε ένας σταυρός,
όχι όμως από ξύλο, αλλά από φως...
100.000 Camilos έτοιμοι να πολεμήσουν,
ο Camilo Torres πεθαίνει για να ζήσει...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Jeroen Dijsselbloem IS Mr.Siegal!
Ο Γερούν Ντάισελμπλουμ ΕΙΝΑΙ ο Mr.Siegal!

Man you ought to hear her when the siren's on
You got to tell me brave captain
Why are the wicked so strong
How do the angels get to sleep
When the devil leaves the porchlight on

Θύελλα αντιδράσεων έχει ξεσπάσει με τις δηλώσεις του προέδρου του Eurogroup Γερούν Ντάισελμπλουμ, ο οποίος, σε συνέντευξή του, ανέφερε ότι «κατά τη διάρκεια της κρίσης του ευρώ, οι χώρες του βορρά είχαν δείξει αλληλεγγύη προς τις χώρες που είχαν επηρεαστεί από την κρίση. Ως σοσιαλδημοκράτης προσδίδω εξαιρετική σημασία στην αλληλεγγύη. Όμως υπάρχουν και υποχρεώσεις. Δεν μπορείς να δαπανάς όλα τα χρήματα σε ποτά και σε γυναίκες και μετά να ζητάς βοήθεια».


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Αιδώς, Αργείοι

Ημέρα Ποίησης
Κώστας Βάρναλης
Με ζήλο στα σκολειά της προδοσίας...
του σάπιου αιώνα σέπεται η γενιά!
Χαίρονται της σκλαβιάς την ξεγνοιασιά
και τρέμουν του λαού την παρουσία.
Κι αν στα βουνά κράξ’ η τρομπέτα: «Ανάστα!»
θα τρέξουν τον οχτρό να διπλαρώσουν,
να ξαναδέσουν τη φτωχιά πατρίδα,
κι όσοι απροσκύνητοι, όλους ντουφεκίδι.
Μακρυγιάννη, οι πληγές σου από τα βόλια
τρέχαν αίματα κι όμπυο ολοζωής,
μα τώρα διπλοτρέχουνε, Πατέρα,
της ψυχής σου οι πληγές από ντροπή.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Félix Grande

«Escribimos libros porque tenemos miedo y los publicamos porque tenemos frío»

"No hay en toda la tradición de poesía castellana, ni culta ni popular, capaz de poner de pie, e incluso de rodillas, una emoción con tan pocas sílabas". Con palabras como éstas, rotundas, sugestivas, de emoción a flor de piel, expresaba su amor por el flamenco Félix Grande.

Félix Grande, también ha asegurado que el flamenco “se trata de la más importante tradición de canción protesta, debido a que los originarios tenían un profundo conocimiento del dolor, del miedo, del desprecio y la persecución”. Además,  ha añadido que “este arte comenzó a modo de celebración festiva para convertirse en una protesta social y política”. Como ejemplo de su carácter social, el poeta ha recitado los siguientes versos: “Mira si soy desgraciado que estoy deseando morirme para dormir atechado”.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode

All The World Is Green. Blood Money.

All The World Is Green
Tom Waits
I fell into the ocean
When you became my wife
I risked it all against the sea
To have a better life
Marie you are the wild blue sky
Men do foolish things
You turn kings into beggars
And beggars into kings

Pretend that you owe me nothing
And all the world is green
We can bring back the old days again
When all the world is green

The face forgives the mirror
The worm forgives the plow
The questions begs the answer
Can you forgive me somehow?
Maybe when our story's over
We'll go where it's always spring
The band is playing our song again
And all the world is green

Pretend that you owe me nothing
And all the world is green
Can we bring back the old days again?
And all the world is green

The moon is yellow silver
On the things that summer brings
It's a love you'd kill for
And all the world is green
He's balancing a diamond
On a blade of grass
The dew will settle on our graves
When all the world is green

Pretend that you owe me nothing
And all the world is green
We can bring back the old days again
When all the world is green

He's balancing a diamond
On a blade of grass
The dew will settle on our graves
When all the world is green.

"All The World Is Green" from 2002 album: Blood Money.
Blood Money is an album by Tom Waits, released in 2002 on the ANTI- label.

The album contains songs written for the play Woyzeck, based on the play of the same name by Georg Büchner. The theatrical adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, with whom Waits had worked on two previous plays: The Black Rider and Alice, both of which resulted in soundtrack albums. The latter was released simultaneously in 2002 with Blood Money. The play premiered at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen in November 2000.

The song "God's Away on Business" featured in the film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005).

This album ranked at #18 in Metacritic's Top 30 albums of 2002.

Tom Waits has said: "I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth." When it comes to the material on Blood Money...

"All the World Is Green," is a paean of love from the soldier to his wife.

Rolling Stone magazine: "Blood Money is especially grim, a bitter suite about greed and moral bankruptcy."

Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits was born December 7, 1949 at Park Avenue Hospital in Pomona, California, the son of Alma Fern (née Johnson) McMurray and Jesse Frank Waits, both schoolteachers. His father was of Scots-Irish descent and his mother was of Norwegian ancestry. Is an American singer - songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and has acted in supporting roles in films, including Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker's Dracula; he also starred in the 1986 film Down by Law. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.

Waits' lyrics frequently present atmospheric portraits of grotesque, often seedy characters and places - although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best-known through cover versions by more commercial artists: "Jersey Girl", performed by Bruce Springsteen, "Ol' '55", performed by the Eagles, and "Downtown Train", performed by Rod Stewart. Although Waits' albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries. He has been nominated for a number of major music awards and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations. In 2011, Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Waits lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife, Kathleen Brennan, and three children.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

The sky too now is folding upon you
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.