Leonard Cohen 1988

Song Of The Day

Leonard Cohen – Take This Waltz – Lyrics – Federico García Lorca/ Leonard Cohen

This beautiful lyric was adapted from the Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) poem Little Viennese Waltz. The original Spanish text appears at the end of the post. In 1986 Leonard Cohen’s English translation of the poem “Pequeño vals vienés” by García Lorca reached No. 1 in the Spanish single charts (as “Take This Waltz”, music by Cohen). […]

Paul Simpson Gas Mask

The Wild Swans – English Electric Lightning – Lyrics by Paul Simpson

All the kingdom’s quiet now and darkness binds my way Voyagers, pilgrims, rebel angels and agents of decay In the madness of my 3am’s, I’m lost without a guide There’s a poisoned wave that’s rising fast And I can’t stem the tide… English electric lightning protected Green unpleasant land infected Vulcan bombers, Cornish harbours Elizabethan […]

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot Member Denied Parole And Goes On Hunger Strike

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pussy-riot-member-maria-alekhina-denied-parole-8629987.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pussy-riot-member-nadezhda-tolokonnikova-goes-on-hunger-strike-in-jail-8835417.html?origin=internalSearch http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-pussy-riot-prison-diaries-letter-reveals-horrors-faced-by-punkband-protester-at-russian-penal-colony-8837436.html?origin=internalSearch Go here to sign a petition supporting Nadezhda-Tolokonnikova: http://www.change.org/search?utf8=?&q=pussy+riot A Punk Prayer, HBO documentary about Pussy Riot link http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/pussy-riot-a-punk-prayer


Life & Death

Kvastmakarbacken, Stockholm, September 30th 2013 Broom makers and loving punk and prog equally …And what about Franz Berwald

Kvastmakartrappor Franz Berwald – Piano Concerto in D-major (1855) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Berwald The Ruts Babylon’s Burning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ruts Pink Floyd One Of These Days http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd Kvastmakarbacken, Stockholm, September 30th 2013 Broom makers and loving punk and prog equally….and what about Franz Berwald Staying in a house from the 1700’s leaves one wondering deeply about the previous tenants. The […]