Sep 252017
 

My Only True Friend (La mia sola vera amica)

1st song from the album Southern Blood (8-Sep-2017)
by Gregg Allman and Scott Sharrard

Traduzione in italiano a cura di mazapegul:

Io e te sappiamo entrambi che questo fiume di certo scorrerà fino alla conclusione
Tienimi nel tuo cuore, mantieni la tua anima in sesto

Spero che tu sia infestata dalla musica della mia anima
Quando me ne sarò andato
Per favore non volare via e trovati un nuovo amore
Non posso affrontare questa vita da solo
Non posso sopportare il pensiero che questa potrebbe essere la fine
Ma io e te sappiamo entrambi che la strada è la mia sola vera amica

Un’altra notte da solo, ma a volte ti vedo nei miei sogni
Non importa dove vado
Il Signore sa che sei sempre nei miei pensieri

Spero che tu sia infestata dalla musica della mia anima
Quando me ne sarò andato
Per favore non volare via e trovati un nuovo amore
Non posso affrontare questa vita da solo
Non posso sopportare il pensiero che questa potrebbe essere la fine
Ma io e te sappiamo entrambi che la strada è la mia sola vera amica

Ancora corro senza sosta, sembra che la casa sia proprio dietro la curva
Avrei rimasto molto da dare
Ma il tempo mi sta per scadere, amica mia

Spero che tu sia infestata dalla musica della mia anima
Quando me ne sarò andato
Per favore non volare via e trovati un nuovo amore
Non posso affrontare questa vita da solo
Non posso sopportare il pensiero che questa potrebbe essere la fine
Ma io e te sappiamo entrambi che la strada è la mia sola vera amica

Testo originale:

You and I both know this river will surely flow to an end
Keep me in your heart keep your soul on the mend

I hope you’re haunted by the music of my soul
When I’m gone
Please don’t fly away and find you a new love
I can’t face living this life alone
I can’t bear to think this might be the end
But you and I both know the road is my only true friend

Another night alone but I see you in my dreams sometimes
No matter where I go lord knows
You were always on my mind

I hope you’re haunted by the music of my soul
When I’m gone
Please don’t fly away and find you a new love
I just can’t face living this life alone
I can’t bear to think this might be the end
But you and I both know the road is my only true friend

Still on and on I run it feels like home is just around the bend
I got so much left to give
But I’m running out of time, my friend

I hope you’re haunted by the music of my soul
When I’m gone
Please don’t fly away and find you a new love
I just can’t face living this life alone
I can’t bear to think this might be the end
But you and I both know the road is my only true friend
You and I both know the road is my only true friend

Sep 252017
 

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Sep 212017
 

Essential list of early influential recordings, sorted approximately by recording date:

  • [recordings 1923-] Bessie Smith – The Essential Bessie Smith (Compilation, Columbia/Legacy, 1997)
  • [recordings 1927-] Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was the Night (Compilation, Columbia/Legacy, 1998)
  • [recordings 1927-] Blind Lemon Jefferson – The Best of Blind Lemon Jefferson (Compilation, Yazoo, 2000)
  • [recordings 1928-] Mississippi John Hurt – Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings (Compilation, Columbia/Legacy, 1996)
  • [recordings 1929-] Charley Patton – Founder of the Delta Blues (Compilation, Yazoo, 1969)
  • [recordings 1930-] Son House – Complete Recorded Works of Son House & the Great Delta Blues Singers (Compilation, Document, 1990)
  • [recordings 1931-] Skip James – I’d Rather Be the Devil: The Legendary 1931 Session (Compilation, Rev-Ola Records, 2007)
  • [recordings 1933-] Billie Holiday – The Ultimate Collection (Compilation, Hip-O, 2005)(JAZZ)
  • [recordings 1935-] Billie Holiday – Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles (Compilation, Columbia/Legacy, 2007)(JAZZ)
  • [recordings 1934-] Lead Belly – King of the 12-String Guitar (Compilation, Columbia/Legacy, 1991)
  • [recordings 1935-] The Carter Family – Can the Circle Be Unbroken?: Country Music’s First Family (Compilation, Columbia/Legacy, 2000)
  • [recordings 1936-] Robert Johnson – King of the Delta Blues: The Complete Recordings (Compilation, Columbia/Legacy, 1997)
  • [recordings 1937-] Bukka White – The Complete Bukka White (Compilation, Columbia/Legacy,1994)
  • [recordings 1940-] Woody Guthrie – Dust Bowl Ballads (Compilation, Buddha Records, 2000)
  • [recordings 1944-] Woody Guthrie – This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1 (Compilation, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997)
  • [recordings 1944-] Charlie Parker – The Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings 1944-1948 (Compilation, Atlantic, 2000)
  • [recordings 1947-] Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits (Compilation, Polydor/Mercury, 1978)
  • [recordings 1947-] Muddy Waters – His Best, 1947 to 1955 (Compilation, MCA/Chess, 1997)
  • [recordings 1947-] Django Reinhardt – Peche à la Mouche (Compilation, Verve Reissues, 1992)(JAZZ)
  • [recordings 1948-] John Lee Hooker – The Definitive Collection (Compilation, Hip-O, 2006)
  • [recordings 1949-] B.B. King – Original Greatest Hits (Compilation, Virgin, 2005)
  • [recordings 1951-] Elmore James – The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James (Compilation, Rhino, 1993)
  • [recordings 1951-] Howlin’ Wolf – His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (Compilation, MCA/Chess, 1997)
  • [recordings 1951-] Ray Charles – The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years (Compilation, Rhino, 1994)
  • [recordings 1951-] Willie Dixon – The Chess Box (Compilation, MCA/Chess, 1989)
  • [recordings 1953-] Elvis Presley – Sunrise (Compilation, RCA, February 9, 1999)
  • [recordings 1954-] Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley (Album, March 23, 1956)
  • [recordings 1954-] Bill Haley – 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bill Haley & His Comets (Compilation, MCA, 1999)
  • [recordings 1955-] Carl Perkins – Original Sun Greatest Hits (Compilation, Rhino/Warner Bros, 1986)
  • [recordings 1955-] Little Richard – The Very Best of Little Richard (Compilation, Fantasy/Specialty Records/Universal, 2008)
  • [recordings 1955-] Chuck Berry – The Definitive Collection (Compilation, Geffen/Chess, 2006)
  • [recordings 1955-] Bo Diddley – The Definitive Collection (Compilation, Geffen/Chess, 2007)
  • [recordings 1955-] Johnny Cash – The Sun Years (Compilation, Rhino, 1990)
  • [recordings 1956-] Buddy Holly – The Definitive Collection (Compilation, Geffen/Decca, 2006)
  • [recordings 1956-] Jerry Lee Lewis – Original Sun Singles ’56-’60 (Compilation, Sundazed, 2009)
  • [recordings 1956 ] Charles Mingus – Pithecanthropus Erectus (Album, Atlantic Records, July 1956)(JAZZ)
  • [recordings 1957 ] John Coltrane – Blue Train (Album, Blue Note, 1958)(JAZZ)
  • [recordings 1958-] Link Wray – Rumble! The Best of Link Wray (Compilation, Rhino, 1993)
  • [recordings 1959 ] Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (Album, Columbia, August 17, 1959)(JAZZ)
  • [recordings 1959 ] Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz To Come (Album, Atlantic, October 1959)(JAZZ)
  • [recordings 1960-] The Shadows – Shadows Are Go! (Compilation, Scamp, 1996)
  • [recordings 1960-] The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run : The Best of the Ventures (Compilation, EMI Music Distribution, 1990)
  • [recordings 1960 ] Muddy Waters – At Newport (Album, MCA/Chess, 1960)
  • [recordings 1960 ] Wes Montgomery – The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (Album, Riverside Records, 1960)(JAZZ)
  • [recordings 1961-] Roscoe Holcomb – An Untamed Sense of Control (Compilation, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003)

» Best albums of 1963

Sep 172017
 

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Sep 052017
 

Crow (Corvo)

11th song from the album A Crow Looked at Me (24-Mar-2017)
By Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie)

Cara piccola, cos’è questo mondo che ti stiamo dando?
Ribollente e fascista, senza la mamma
Stai sognando un corvo?

A metà novembre siamo tornati nel bosco
Subito dopo la colazione
Per vedere se si poteva andare in questa zona della foresta incendiata in agosto
Sulla collina sopra il lago, il cielo era basso e il vento freddo
Il sentiero era chiuso
Alla barriera mi sono fermato ad ascoltare
Nel mio zaino stavi dormendo col cappello di lei tirato giù
Tutti gli uccelli abituali erano andati o congelati
Era tutto silenzioso tranne il suono di un corvo
Ci seguiva mentre attraversavamo il Cedar Grove
Io camminavo e tu sobbalzavi e dormivi

Cara piccola, siamo stati osservati e seguiti e ho pensato a Geneviève [1]
Cara piccola, ti ho sentito mormorare nel sonno
“Corvo”, hai detto, “Corvo”
E ho chiesto: “Stai sognando un corvo?”
E lei era là

[1] Geneviève Castrée, moglie dell’autore, deceduta nel 2016.

Testo originale:

Sweet kid, what is this world we’re giving you?
Smoldering and fascist with no mother
Are you dreaming about a crow?

In the middle of November we went back into the woods
Right after breakfast to see if we could see this past August’s forest fire zone
On the hill above the lake, the sky was low and the wind cold
The trail was closed
At the barricade I stood listening
In my backpack you were sleeping with her hat pulled low
All the usual birds were gone or freezing
It was all silent except the sound of one crow
Following us as we wove through the cedar grove
I walked and you bobbed and dozed

Sweet kid, we were watched and followed and I thought of Geneviève
Sweet kid, I heard you murmur in your sleep
“Crow,” you said, “Crow”
And I asked, “Are you dreaming about a crow?”
And there she was

Sep 012017
 

Real Death (Morte Vera)

1st song from the album A Crow Looked at Me (24-Mar-2017)
By Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie)

Traduzione in italiano a cura di mazapegul:

La morte è vera
Qualcuno è lì e poi non c’è più
E non è fatta per essere cantata
Non è fatta per farci arte
Quando la morte vera entra in casa, tutta la poesia è banale
Quando entro nella stanza dove c’eri tu
E invece guardo il vuoto
Tutto fallisce

Le mie ginocchia cedono
Il mio cervello viene a mancare
Le parole falliscono

Incrostato di lacrime, catatonico e grezzo
Vado di sotto ed esco, e ricevi ancora la posta
Una settimana dopo che sei morta è arrivato un pacco con il tuo nome
E dentro c’era un regalo per nostra figlia che avevi ordinato in segreto
E collassato lì sui gradini anteriori ho pianto
Uno zaino per quando andrà a scuola fra un paio d’anni
Stavi pensando a un futuro che nel profondo dovevi sapere che non ti avrebbe incluso
Anche se ti eri aggrappata con le unghie alla scogliera, stavi scivolando giù
Per essere inghiottita in un silenzio che è senza fondo e reale

È banale
E non voglio imparare nulla da questo
Ti amo

Testo originale:

Death is real
Someone’s there and then they’re not
And it’s not for singing about
It’s not for making into art
When real death enters the house, all poetry is dumb
When I walk into the room where you were
And look into the emptiness instead
All fails

My knees fail
My brain fails
Words fail

Crusted with tears, catatonic and raw
I go downstairs and outside and you still get mail
A week after you died a package with your name on it came
And inside was a gift for our daughter you had ordered in secret
And collapsed there on the front steps I wailed
A backpack for when she goes to school a couple years from now
You were thinking ahead to a future you must have known deep down would not include you
Though you clawed at the cliff you were sliding down
Being swallowed into a silence that is bottomless and real

It’s dumb
And I don’t want to learn anything from this
I love you

Sep 012017
 

Release date order:

  • The xx – I See You (January 13)
  • Piano Magic – Closure (January 20)
  • Moon Duo – Occult Architecture Vol 1 (February 3)
  • Tinariwen – Elwan (February 10)
  • Lawrence English – Cruel Optimism (February 17)
  • Vagabon – Infinite Worlds (February 24)
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Don’t Get Lost (February 24)
  • Fen – Winter (March 10)(BM)
  • Jay Som – Everybody Works (March 10)
  • Planning For Burial – Below The House (March 10)
  • Yasmine Hamdan – Al Jamilat (March 17)(LEBANON)
  • Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me (March 24)
  • Falls of Rauros – Vigilance Perennial (March 31)(BM)
  • Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar (April 7)
  • Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock (April 21)
  • The Black Angels – Death Song  (April 22)
  • Mark Lanegan Band – Gargoyle (April 28)
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto  – Async (April 28)
  • Flowers Must Die – Kompost (April 28)
  • Slowdive – Slowdive (May 5)
  • Perfume Genius – No Shape (May 5)
  • Big Thief – Capacity (June 9)
  • Flotation Toy Warning – The Machine That Made Us (June 16)
  • Offa Rex – The Queen of Hearts (July 7)
  • Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life (July 21)
  • Drudkh / Paysage d’Hiver – Somewhere Sadness Wanders (August 25)(BM)
  • Oh Sees – Orc (August 25)
  • Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Finisterre (August 25)(BM)
  • The Dream Syndicate – How Did I Find Myself Here? (September 8)
  • Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (September 8)
  • The National – Sleep Well Beast (September 8)
  • Motorpsycho – The Tower (September 8)
  • Myrkur – Mareridt (September 15)(BM)
  • Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Woven (September 22)(BM)
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers (September 22)
  • Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spoon (September 22)
  • The Horrors – V (September 22)
  • Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper (October 20)
  • Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights (October 27)
  • Converge – The Dusk in Us (November 3)
  • Auðn – Farvegir Fyrndar (November 10)(BM)

Forthcoming:

Reissues/Compilations:

  • Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (June 23)

EPs:

  • VANUM – Burning Arrow (April 1)(BM)
  • Oranssi Pazuzu – Kevät / Värimyrsky (April 12)(BM)

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