Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tomorrow by Salif Keita

Tomorrow Lyrics

Salif Keita

only tomorrow

I will not feel this way anymore.
I will not remember this feeling.
I will remember the emotion.
I will remember the moment.
It will be a memory.
A recollection, a description.
It will be tainted and impure.
Coloured by mission, by vision, by recollection.

I cannot capture it. Not even just yet.
I have been blemished. In thought, emotion, mission.
My stomache knots and sinks.
Somersaults in rebellion.
The body will fight the mind.
The heart estranged, must mediate...
Teased and Torn
Unable to do justice.
Eyes mist over. Tears well in the lower lid and spill over.
Brook to stream to river. Outpour, overflow.
Taste them.
Savour the release of Nothing and Something.

Sajo, see you tomorrow

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A continuation of obligation

On February 16,2011, I shared the jewels of several artists from Brasil whose pleasures serenade my ears and delight my eyes. I feel compelled to share more individuals from Brasil and other regions.( songs within quotation marks)

Cantores... Chanteuses... Singers

Ivan Lins~"Deixa Eu Dizer"," Depois do Fim" and " Anjo de Mim"

Timbalada~" Beija Flor" and " Toque de Timbaleiro"

Gal Costa~ " Vaca Profana", " India" and " Aquarela do Brasil"

Elza Soares~ "Sei lá Mangueira", " Zirigidum","Malandro", "Pressentimento" and " Che Meraviglia"

Sylvia Telles~" Samba de Uma Nota Só" and "Você e Eu"

Nara Leão~ "Amor Nas Estrelas", " Corcovado" and " Luz Brasileira"

Preta Gil~ "Precisando de Amor" e  

special mention: "Che Meraviglia" is a jaunty ballad sung delicately in chic Italian. Elza Soares, a native of Rio de Janeiro, sings primarily in Portuguese yet greatly enables her voice to other languages. 

Oumou Sangaré~ "Djorolen", "Sigi Kuruni" and "N'Guatu" 

Barrington Levy~" Murderer"

Fela Kuti~ "Shakara" and "Zombie"

Les Nubians~" Makeda" and "Sourire"

Edith Piaf, adorned with the affectionate name of "la Môme"
~ " Padam Padam", " La Vie en Rose" and " Non Je Ne Regrette Rien"

I wish to include even more in the months to come. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wit Comes From Truth

I saw this quote and found it keen. I haven't watched many of her films but Lily Tomlin strikes me as intelligent.

"If you read a lot of books, you're considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed."

Actress, Lily Tomlin