Daily Archives: July 13, 2012

Georges Brassens – Dying for Ideas



Parole de Mourir Pour Des Idées:

Mourir pour des idées, l’idée est excellente
Moi j’ai failli mourir de ne l’avoir pas eu
Car tous ceux qui l’avaient, multitude accablante
En hurlant à la mort me sont tombés dessus
Ils ont su me convaincre et ma muse insolente
Abjurant ses erreurs, se rallie à leur foi
Avec un soupçon de réserve toutefois
Mourrons pour des idées, d’accord, mais de mort lente,
D’accord, mais de mort lente

Jugeant qu’il n’y a pas péril en la demeure
Allons vers l’autre monde en flânant en chemin
Car, à forcer l’allure, il arrive qu’on meure
Pour des idées n’ayant plus cours le lendemain
Or, s’il est une chose amère, désolante
En rendant l’âme à Dieu c’est bien de constater
Qu’on a fait fausse route, qu’on s’est trompé d’idée
Mourrons pour des idées, d’accord, mais de mort lente
D’accord, mais de mort lente

Les saint jean bouche d’or qui prêchent le martyre
Le plus souvent, d’ailleurs, s’attardent ici-bas
Mourir pour des idées, c’est le cas de le dire
C’est leur raison de vivre, ils ne s’en privent pas
Dans presque tous les camps on en voit qui supplantent
Bientôt Mathusalem dans la longévité
J’en conclus qu’ils doivent se dire, en aparté
“Mourrons pour des idées, d’accord, mais de mort lente
D’accord, mais de mort lente”

Des idées réclamant le fameux sacrifice
Les sectes de tout poil en offrent des séquelles
Et la question se pose aux victimes novices
Mourir pour des idées, c’est bien beau mais lesquelles ?
Et comme toutes sont entre elles ressemblantes
Quand il les voit venir, avec leur gros drapeau
Le sage, en hésitant, tourne autour du tombeau
Mourrons pour des idées, d’accord, mais de mort lente
D’accord, mais de mort lente

Encor s’il suffisait de quelques hécatombes
Pour qu’enfin tout changeât, qu’enfin tout s’arrangeât
Depuis tant de “grands soirs” que tant de têtes tombent
Au paradis sur terre on y serait déjà
Mais l’âge d’or sans cesse est remis aux calendes
Les dieux ont toujours soif, n’en ont jamais assez
Et c’est la mort, la mort toujours recommencée
Mourrons pour des idées, d’accord, mais de mort lente
D’accord, mais de mort lente

O vous, les boutefeux, ô vous les bons apôtres
Mourez donc les premiers, nous vous cédons le pas
Mais de grâce, morbleu! laissez vivre les autres!
La vie est à peu près leur seul luxe ici bas
Car, enfin, la Camarde est assez vigilante
Elle n’a pas besoin qu’on lui tienne la faux
Plus de danse macabre autour des échafauds!
Mourrons pour des idées, d’accord, mais de mort lente
D’accord, mais de mort lente

[ Ces sont Mourir Pour Des Idées Paroles sur http://www.parolesmania.com/

 

 


les choses les plus simples Joan Baez Maxime Le forestier


C’est quand la nuit m’échappe et que je ne peux pas dormir
C’est quand la nuit m’échappe et que je ne peux pas dormir
Que mes désirs reviennent bien avant toi

Quand je passe mes jours à oublier ces nuits
Quand je passe mes jours à oublier ces nuits
Quand je t’appelle et que tu n’entends pas

Refrain:
Alors, je me souviens des choses les plus simples
Les choses qu’on a dit ne jamais oublier
Les choses les plus simples, jamais oublier

Il faut marcher longtemps pour en finir de ces langueurs
Il faut marcher longtemps pour en finir de ces langueurs
Il faut fermer les yeux, partir ailleurs

Find more similar lyrics on http://mp3lyrics.com/zGwmEt les saisons qui traînent entre Paris et l’Océan
Et les saisons qui traînent entre Paris et l’Océan
Un ennui qui grandit en symphonie

au Refrain, x2

C’est quand la nuit m’échappe et que je ne peux pas dormir
C’est quand la nuit m’échappe et que je ne peux pas dormir
Et c’est quand tu es là, bien avant moi

au Refrain

Then I think about the simple things we said
The things we promised never to forget
The simple things we said never to forget

au Refrain

CHARLES TRENET – 1942 – Le temps des Cerises



CHARLES TRENET
Le temps des cerises, 1942.
Paroles; Jean-Baptiste Clément
Musique; Antoine Renard, 1868. 

Nana Mouskouri – Le Temps des Cerises 1967


Nana Mouskouri – Le Temps des Cerises 1967 
JBClément / A.Renard 
Arrgts. G.Petsilas  

Le Temps Des Cerises, Ives Montand



 Lyrics to Le Temps Des Cerises :

Quand nous en serons au temps des cerises
Et gai rossignol et merle moqueur
Seront tous en fête
Les belles auront la folie en tête
Et les amoureux du soleil au cœoeur
Quand nous chanterons le temps des cerises
Sifflera bien mieux le merle moqueur

Mais il est bien court le temps des cerises
Où l’on s’en va deux cueillir en rêvant
Des pendants d’oreilles
Cerises d’amour aux robes pareilles
Tombant sous la feuille en gouttes de sang
Mais il est bien court le temps des cerises
Pendants de corail qu’on cueille en rêvant

Quand vous en serez au temps des cerises
Si vous avez peur des chagrins d’amour
Evitez les belles
Moi qui ne crains pas les peines cruelles
Je ne vivrai pas sans souffrir un jour
Quand vous en serez au temps des cerises
Vous aurez aussi des chagrins d’amour

J’aimerai toujours le temps des cerises
C’est de ce temps-là que je garde au cœoeur
Une plaie ouverte
Et Dame Fortune, en m’étant offerte
Ne saura jamais calmer ma douleur
J’aimerai toujours le temps des cerises
Et le souvenir que je garde au cœoeur

Le Temps Des Cerises Lyrics 

Françoise Hardy – Le Temps de L’Amour – (1962)


Today’s Birthday: OWEN WISTER (1860)


Owen Wister (1860)

Wister was an American author who is best remembered for his contributions to western fiction. A well-to-do Harvard graduate, he suffered from ill health and summered in the American West, where he gained much inspiration for his writings. His popular 1902 novelThe Virginian is regarded as the first western. It tells the tale of a cattle rancher who depends on a harsh code of ethics, and it helped establish the cowboy as an American folk hero. To whom is the book dedicated? More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) on Colonialism – Never a pretty thing


The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Discuss

Today’s in History: THE STORMING OF THE BASTILLE (1789)


The Storming of the Bastille (1789)

The Bastille was a 14th-century fortress and a notorious state prison in Paris. In 1789, an angry mob stormed the prison, freeing the political prisoners held in the edifice that had come to symbolize the French monarchy‘s oppression of the people. The assault launched the French Revolution. Although the building itself was razed a year later, the Bastille became a symbol of French independence, and July 14th became a national holiday. How many prisoners were in the Bastille when it was stormed? More… Discuss

NOISE POLLUTION KILLING BABY BIRDS


Noise Pollution Killing Baby Birds

Researchers believe that noise could be to blame, at least in part, for the sharp decline of the UK’s house sparrow population over the past four decades. There are a number of reasons why this might be. The leading hypothesis is that noise affects the selection of a mate, perhaps by drowning out mating calls. Another theory, supported by the observation that sparrows nesting in noisy areas are less effective at feeding their chicks, suggests that urban noise makes it difficult for adult birds to hear the hunger calls of their offspring and negatively affects the way the chicks are fed, thereby limiting their chances of survival.More… Discuss

U2 – “Bad”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (Live Aid 1985)


Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 – Daniel Barenboim, piano


The painting is described thus: "Ludwig v...

The painting is described thus: “Ludwig van Beethoven was recognised as a child prodigy. He worked at the age of 13 as organist, pianist/harpsichordist and violist at the court in Bonn, and had published three early piano sonatas. This portrait in oils is the earliest authenticated likeness of Beethoven.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


ABOUT THE PIANO CONCERTOS BY BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15, was written during 1796 and 1797. The first performance was in Prague in 1798, with Beethoven himself playing the piano, dedicated to his student Babette Countess Keglevics.

Although this was Beethoven’s first piano concerto to be published, it was, in fact, his third attempt at the genre, following an unpublished piano concerto in E-flat major (not to be confused with Beethoven’s more famous “Emperor” concerto, also in E-flat) and the Piano Concerto No. 2, published after Piano Concerto No. 1 (in 1801) but composed almost ten years earlier.    More: 

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19

The Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19, by Ludwig van Beethoven was composed primarily between 1787 and 1789, although it did not attain the form it was published as until 1795. Beethoven did write another finale for it in 1798 for performance in Prague, but that is not the finale that it was published with. It was used by the composer as a vehicle for his own performances as a young virtuoso, initially intended with the Bonn Hofkapelle. It was published in 1801, by which time he had also published the Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, although it had been composed after this work, in 1796 and 1797.
The B-flat major Piano Concerto became an important display piece for the young Beethoven as he sought to establish himself after moving from Bonn to Vienna. He was the soloist at its premiere on 29 March 1795, at Vienna’s Burgtheater in a concert marking his public debut.] (Prior to that, he had performed only in the private salons of the Viennese nobility.) While the work as a whole is very much in the concerto style of Mozart, there is a sense of drama and contrast that would be present in many of Beethoven’s later works. Beethoven himself apparently did not rate this work particularly highly, remarking to the publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister that, along with the Piano Concerto No. 1, it was “not one of my best.” The version that he premiered in 1795 is the version that is performed and recorded today.   More:.. 

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

The Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1800 and was first performed on 5 April 1803, with the composer as soloist. During that same performance, the Second Symphony and the oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives were also debuted.[1] The composition was dedicated to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia. The first primary theme is reminiscent of that of Mozart’s 24th Piano Concerto.
The concerto is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in E-flat, 2 trumpets in C, timpani, strings and piano soloist.   More:…

ABOUT BEETHOVEN

Ludwig van Beethoven ( /ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪt.hoʊvən/; German pronunciation: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːt.hoːfən] ( listen); baptized 17 December 1770[1] — 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven moved to Vienna in his early 20s, studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. His hearing began to deteriorate in his late twenties, yet he continued to compose, conduct, and perform, even after becoming completely deaf.       More:

ABOUT DANIEL BARENBOIM

Daniel Barenboim, KBE (born 15 November 1942) is an Argentine-born pianist and conductor. He has served as music director of several major symphonic and operatic orchestras and made numerous recordings.
Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris. Barenboim is also known for his work with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Sevilla-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as an outspoken critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
Barenboim has received numerous awards and prizes, including Britain’s Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, France’s Légion d’honneur both as a Commander and Grand Officier, the German Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz and Willy Brandt Award, and, together with the Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said, Spain’s Prince of Asturias Concord Award. He has won seven Grammy awards for his work and discography.
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We think of celebrations in terms of years while some of us forget what a celebration is about altogether, as the years begin  being heavy on  the shoulders…

I celebrate  Beethoven’s music with every moment. His music is to my mind, what air is to my being. His music is universal, his harmony is everywhere to be found, and I don’t even have to stop in my track to listen. Actually I can safely operate dangerous machinery, like a car for instance as a so called “road rage” antidote, and I don’t even need water to swallow it I’m just keeping my ears full of sound, and the eyes on the road (looks more like an parking lot, more and more at all times).  Music like the one composed by Beethoven helps one go to sleep each night, and wake up in the morning,  with a new sense of BEING.

I hope that you enjoy music too! I Hope you have  a very special,  musical, harmonious and inspired weekend! Hope this post helps a little!
(It helped me write this few words!)”

Today’s Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) on Writing Is a Calling


   We do not write because we want to;
   we write because we have to.

   W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

Today Birthday: Harrison Ford (1942)



Harrison Ford (1942)

Ford is an American actor who had minor roles on screen and TV before achieving stardom in George Lucas‘s 1977 hit movie Star Wars. He then took on the role of Indiana Jones and graduated to dramatic films like Blade Runner, Witness, and The Fugitive. His rugged good looks and wry charm made him one of the most popular actors of his day. A noted conservationist, Ford has had a species of spider and a species of ant named for him. How did he get the scar on his chin? More… Discuss

Today in History: Live Aid (1985)


Live Aid (1985)

Live Aid was a multi-venue rock concert held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia that raised about $280 million for famine relief in Africa. The event was organized by musician Bob Geldof, who founded the supergroup Band Aid in 1984 to raise money for the same cause. About 170,000 attended the Live Aid shows, and more than 1.5 billion viewers around the world watched them on TV. Performers included David Bowie, Paul McCartney, and Queen, as well as what groups that reunited for the event? More… Discuss