A propósito…

setembro 4, 2009

Adoro The Cranberries! A banda irlandesa, cuja vocalista Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan Burton é um elemento chave da composição perfeita que conquistou no decorrer da década de 1990, possui diversas canções de sucesso e se alcançou notoriedade foi, sem dúvida, em decorrência da sua excelente qualidade musical. O álbum To the Faithful Departed – lançado em 1996 – não é nem de perto o melhor trabalho do grupo, mas conta, a meu ver, com uma das músicas mais bonitas do The Cranberries. Chama-se When you’re gone. Escolhi, para ilustrar minha ligeira arguição, uma versão dela ao vivo, gravada durante um show realizado em Paris. Delicious!

Ps. Quero deixar registro a respeito de Fergal Patrick Lawler, o baterista da banda. O som que ele tira do instrumento também vale destaque.

When You’re Gone

The Cranberries

Hold on to love
That is what I do
Now that I’ve found you

And from above
Everything’s stinking
They’re not around you

And in the night
I could be helpless
I could be lonely
Sleeping without you

And in the day
Everything’s complex
There’s nothing simple
When I’m not around you

But I miss you when you’re gone
That is what I do
Ba, ba, baby

But its going to carry on
That is what I knew
Ba, ba, baby

Hold on to my hands
I feel like sinking
Sinking without you

And to my mind
Everything’s stinking
Stinking without you

And in the night
I could be helpless
I could be lonely
Sleeping without you

And in the day
Everything’s complex
There’s nothing simple
When I’m not around you

But I miss you when you’re gone
That is what I do
Ba, ba, baby

But its going to carry on
That is what I knew
Ba, ba, baby

When You’re Gone

The Cranberries

Hold on to love

That is what I do

Now that I’ve found you

And from above

Everything’s stinking

They’re not around you

And in the night

I could be helpless

I could be lonely

Sleeping without you

And in the day

Everything’s complex

There’s nothing simple

When I’m not around you

But, I miss you when you’re gone

That is what I do

Ba… baby

And its going to carry on

That is what I knew

Hey baby

Hold on to my hands

I feel like sinking

Sinking without you

And to my mind,

Everything’s stinking

Stinking without you

And in the night

I could be helpless

I could be lonely

Sleeping without you

And in the day

Everything’s complex

There’s nothing simple

When I’m not around you

And I miss you when you’re gone

That is what I do

Hey baby

And its going to carry on

That is what I knew

Hey, baby.

Karen Blixen

setembro 4, 2009

Não poderia deixar de falar de Karen Blixen sem publicar na página algumas fotos da escritora. As imagens abaixo mostram Karen na Africa entre os anos de 1914 e 1931.

karen

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