giovedì 25 settembre 2008

Remember a day... (again)

Due giorni fa David Gilmour ha ricordato Rick Wright suonando "Remember a Day" durante lo show "Later with Jools Holland", accompagnato dalla sua band abituale (Carin, Manzanera, Pratt, DiStanislao). Un tributo sincero, e un pezzo veramente adatto all'occasione (nell'originale, su "A Saucerful of Secrets" la chitarra era suonata da Syd, ed era una sempre una Telecaster...)

venerdì 19 settembre 2008

Sea song

Da "Rock Bottom" (1974), il capolavoro di Robert Wyatt, ecco la toccante "Sea Song" in un'animazione del disegnatore francese Olive Booger.

Incollo anche il testo perché ne vale davvero la pena, è a suo modo una delle canzoni più romantiche mai scritte!

You look different every time
You come
from the foam-crested brine
Your skin shining softly in the moonlight
Partly fish, partly porpoise, partly baby sperm-whale
Am I yours? Are you mine to play with?
Joking apart - when you're drunk you're terrific when you're drunk
I like you mostly late at night you're quite alright

But I can't understand the different you
In the morning
when it's time
To play at being human for a while please smile!

You'll be different in the spring, I know
You're a seasonal beast
Like the starfish that drift in with the tide, with the tide

So until your blood runs to meet the next full moon
Your madness fits in nicely with my own
Your lunacy fits neatly with my own, my very own

We're not alone

martedì 16 settembre 2008

Dal sito di David Gilmour...

"No one can replace Richard Wright. He was my musical partner and my friend.
In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick's enormous input was frequently forgotten.
He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound.
I have never played with anyone quite like him. The blend of his and my voices and our musical telepathy reached their first major flowering in 1971 on 'Echoes'. In my view all the greatest PF moments are the ones where he is in full flow. After all, without 'Us and Them' and 'The Great Gig In The Sky', both of which he wrote, what would 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' have been? Without his quiet touch the Album 'Wish You Were Here' would not quite have worked.
In our middle years, for many reasons he lost his way for a while, but in the early Nineties, with 'The Division Bell', his vitality, spark and humour returned to him and then the audience reaction to his appearances on my tour in 2006 was hugely uplifting and it's a mark of his modesty that those standing ovations came as a huge surprise to him, (though not to the rest of us).
Like Rick, I don't find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously."

David Gilmour

Remember a day...

28/7/1943 - 15/9/2008

Remember a day before today
A day when you were young
Free to play along with time
Evening never comes

Sing a song that can't be sung
Without the morning's kiss
Queen you shall be it if you wish
Look for your king

Why can't we play today?
Why can't we stay that way?

Climb your favourite apple tree
Try to catch the sun
Hide from your little brother's gun
Dream yourself away

Why can't we reach the sun?
Why can't we blow the years away?
Blow away
Blow away

sabato 13 settembre 2008

Dal TG5 di ieri....

Ambasciatore del vinile nel mondo? :-)
Il negozio è Transmission, a San Lorenzo, nato da una "costola" di Disfunzioni Musicali...