sábado, 13 de junio de 2009

Old Bridge



En el Ponte Vecchio (Puente Viejo en italiano) una mujer, con un rosario al cuello, resguardada del sol con su sombrero, camina ayudandose de un bastón al tiempo que mendiga una limosna con un vaso de plástico. No parecía estar recibiendo mucho, pero teniendo en cuenta la cantidad de gente que transita "il Corridoio Vasariano" cada día de verano, no dudo que al esconderse el sol, la señora tuviese una cantidad generosa para llevarse al bolsillo. La foto la hice en este histórico puente de Florencia, Italia, inspirado una vez más tanto por el lugar y la persona, como por la situación.

lunes, 8 de junio de 2009

Faithless - God is a DJ

I am posting this vid because I found it amazingly impressive. It's a live performance of the 1998 song "God Is a DJ" by Faithless on August 2006. As seen and heard on the annual V Festival in England in an enormous park, full of people! I watched youtube videos on the performance of this same song in other festivals such as Glastonbury and Pinkpop Festival, and found this was the best. It brought shivers and goose bumps down my spine seeing that bouncing crowd! Incredible!!




This is my church
This is where I heal my hurts
This is my church
This is where I heal my hurts
This is my church
This is where I heal my hurts

It's a natural grace
Of watching young life shape
It's in minor keys
Solutions and remedies
Enemies becoming friends
When bitterness ends

This is my church (2x)
This is where I heal my hurts
For tonight
"GOD IS A DJ."

This is my church
This is where I heal my hurts

Lyrics from sing365.com.

martes, 2 de junio de 2009

Rise Against - The Approaching Curve

Rise Against - The Approaching Curve


[Spoken:]
The music blared with a calming frequency.
The speakers gently seeped the sounds of ambient keyboards and light percussion,
creating a seductive soundtrack to our midnight drive through curtains of blackness.
The windows were cold to the touch, reflecting the icy conditions in our immediate extremity.
Salt stains and fingerprints littered the glass, and streets with melted snow cascaded down its length.
The music pulsed louder, yet gentle, like the far away squeal of a pot of boiling water.
The skyline was glowing faintly with vague hints of an impending dawn.
The car raced along a painfully straight stretch of road,
and she hadn’t so much as turned the steering wheel two degrees in the last twenty minutes,
nor had we spoken.

As we were, so perfect ,so happy.
They'll remember, only our smiles 'cause that’s all they’ve seen.
Long since dried, when we are found, are the tears in which we had drowned.
As we were, so perfect, so happy.

[Spoken:]
“Why are you doing this?” she spoke as if not expecting a response.
Her voice penetrated the still air of our speechless drive, so suddenly that my heart had jumped.
“I’m not doing anything,” I said, but I didn’t even believe that myself.
“This is what’s best, for me, for you, for us." Or maybe just for me, I thought,
as a tear formed in the pit of her eye. The music poured through the speakers
and we were losing ourselves in the cadence. She looked down momentarily and closed her eyes
for a bit longer than a standard blink. Then she was crying. Then she was shouting.
Then I was shouting, now pouring confessions, having no answers, or solutions,
we barely even knew the questions.

As we were, so perfect ,so happy.
They’ll remember, only our smiles 'cause that’s all they’ve seen.
Long since dried, when we are found, are the tears in which we had drowned.
As we were, so perfect, so happy.

Don’t put me under ground, I was meant for a life somewhere else.
Please Love give me the wheel before both of our hearts you will steal tonight. (Will steal tonight.)

As we were, so perfect, so happy.
They'll remember, only your smiles 'cause that’s all they’ve seen.
Long since dried, when we are found, are the tears in which we had drowned.
As we were, so perfect, so happy.

[Spoken:]
Our cracking voices became part of the music.
The car pressed on faster through the night. As our voices lowered,
the cadence again overtook the air.
Up ahead there was a curve approaching.
She made no indications of slowing.

Lyrics from sing365.com.