Πέμπτη, 19 Αυγούστου 2010

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569)

The misanthrope, 1568

"Since the world is so unfaithful, I am in mourning."

Παρασκευή, 13 Αυγούστου 2010

Until the end of the world

Nick Cave - (I'll Love You) Till the End of the World

It was a miracle I even got out of Longwood alive,
this town full of men with big mouths and no guts;
I mean if you can just picture it,
the whole third floor of the hotel gutted by the blast
and the street below showered in shards of broken glass,
and all the drunks pouring out of the dance halls
staring up at the smoke and the flames;
and the blind pencil seller waving his stick
shouting for his dog that lay dead on the side of the road;
and me, if you can believe this,
at the wheel of the of the car
closing my eyes and actually praying;
not to God above but to you, saying:

Help me, girl; help me, girl
I'll love you till the end of the world
With your eyes black as coal
and your long dark curls

Some things we plan,
we sit and we invent and we plot and cook up;
others are works of inspiration, of poetry;
and it was this genius hand that pushed me up the hotel stairs
to say my last goodbye
to a hair as white as snow and of pale blue eyes
I gotta go; I gotta go,
the bomb in the bread basket are ready to blow

in this town of men with big mouths and no guts,
the pencil seller's dog, spooked by the explosion,
leaping under my wheels as I careered out of Longwood
on my way to you waiting in your dress,
in your dress of blue

I said:
Thank you, girl; thank you, girl
I'll love you till the end of the world
with your eyes black as coal
and your long, dark curls

and with the horses prancing through the fields,
with my knife in my jeans and the rain on the shield;
I sang a song for the glory of the beauty of you
waiting for me
in your dress of blue

Thank you, girl. Thank you, girl
I'll love you till the end of the world
with your eyes black as coal
and your long, dark curls

Το soundtrack της ταινίας Until the end of the world του Wim Wenders περιέχει επίσης και τα
The adversary απο τους Crime & the City Solution
What's good απο Lou Reed
Fretless των R.E.M
Summer kisses, winter tears απο Julee Cruise
Last night sleep των Can
Days απο Elvis Costello κ.α


Η άνοδος του ψωμιού δημιουργεί νέα άνοδο του ψωμιού
Η άνοδος των ενοικίων
Αμέσως προκαλεί τον διπλασιασμό των ενοικίων
Η άνοδος των ενδυμάτων
Οδηγεί σε νέα άνοδο των ενδυμάτων
Στριφογυρίζουμε σ' έναν φαύλο κύκλο.
Μες στο κλουβί έχεις τροφή.
Λίγη, ωστόσο έχεις.
Έξω απ' αυτό έχεις μονάχα απέραντη ελευθερία.

Nicanor Parra
"Ποιήματα επείγουσας ανάγκης"
Μτφρ. Αργύρης Χιόνης

Τρίτη, 10 Αυγούστου 2010

Fahrenheit 451

Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, as I trust shall never be put out! (Hugh Latimer)

Listen to me, Montag.
Once to each fireman,
at least once in his career,                   
He just itches to know what
these books are all about.                     
He just aches to know.
Isn't that so?
Take my word for it, Montag,
there's nothing there.                   
The books have nothing
to say!
Look, these are all novels. 
All about people
that never existed.                    
The people that read them, it makes
them unhappy with their own lives,                   
Makes them want to live in other
ways that can never really be. 
What's happening?
This house is condemned. They said to
burn the books here with everything else.                    
Burning the house is one thing.
Burning the books is another, isn't it?                      
It's never any good
burning everything together.   
Come on, Montag. All this
philosophy, let's get rid of it.                     
It's even worse
than the novels.   
Thinkers, philosophers, all of
them saying exactly the same thing:                      
"Only I am right.
The others are all idiots."   
One century, they tell you
man's destiny is predetermined.                     
The next, they say that
he has freedom of choice.                    
It's just a matter of fashion,
that's all. Philosophy.                    
Just like short dresses this
year, long dresses next year.   
Look. All stories of the
dead. Biography that's called.                   
And autobiography.
My life. My diary.
My memoirs.                   
My intimate memoirs.   
Of course, when they started out,
it was just the urge to write.                     
Then after the second or third book, all
they wanted was to satisfy their own vanity,                    
To stand out from the crowd,
to be different,                    
To be able to look down
on all the others.
Απόσπασμα απο την ταινία Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Written and Directed by François Truffaut
Based on the novel of Ray Bradbury
With Oskar Werner and Julie Christie

Μουσική Bernard Hermmann

Πέμπτη, 5 Αυγούστου 2010

Graciela Iturbide

Eyes to fly with

Τετάρτη, 4 Αυγούστου 2010

2 ποίηματα του Χρίστου Λάσκαρη


Φτάνουμε ως την πιο βουβή κραυγή.
γέρνοντας το κεφάλι,
Οι νοσοκόμες,
που όσο η κρίση διαρκεί
τίποτα δε μπορούν να κάνουνε,
τώρα, όλο σπουδή,
φέρνοντας ρούχα καθαρά,
μας παίρνουν τρυφερά στο στήθος τους
και μας αλλάζουν.


Πιάνω τον εαυτό μου πότε πότε
να αναστενάζει, 
με αναφιλητό.

Σα να 'χει μέσα μου σαλέψει
κάποιο ναυάγιο.

Δευτέρα, 2 Αυγούστου 2010

Time (Interlude)

Time is like a dream
And now, for a time, you are mine
Let's hold fast to the dream
That tastes and sparkles like wine

Who knows if it's real
Or just something we're both dreaming of
What seems like an interlude now
Could be the beginning of love

Loving you
Is a world that's strange
So much more than my heart can hold
Loving you
Makes the whole world change
Loving you, I could not grow old

No, nobody knows
When love will end
So till then, sweet friend ...

Ακούστε το απο την Diamanda Galas
Cd "Guilty guilty guilty"