Sunday, April 29, 2018

2407 : Back to Black with Amy

I recently watched "Amy" the documentary about our lady Winehouse. Not once but twice. And its rekindled my love with her music, so much so that I have been listening to her on repeat. And I must admit, that I am so overwhelmed by her music.

She is genius, she is lost, she is bloody hurtful. Of course I am old, so there are so many places the lyrics appear naive, but at other places, the poetry is just so conveniently divine.

I can listen to her till I die :-).

Dear Amy, take a bow :-).

As I write this, the rhymes and bars of "you know I am no good" play in the background. I want to say "we are ten men down like roger Moore"....

A silent prayer for the candle that outshone the sun and then just went kaput :-).

The jazz riffs on "you know I am no good" are divine :-)

Sunday, April 08, 2018

2406 : Neurosis

In a Gaurdian Article on Facebook, read this quote on Neurosis. Quite liked it.

A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping.
- By Kenneth Tynan

Monday, April 02, 2018

2405 : Wanderer Nightsong II by Goethe

I discovered this poem by Goethe from Milan Kundera’s Immortality. He states every German worth his salt must know this poem (or song if you can recite it to the difficult meter).

Above all summits
it is calm.
In all the tree-tops
you feel
scarcely a breath;
the birds in the forest are silent.
Just wait, soon
you will rest as well.

In German

Über allen Gipfeln
Ist Ruh,
In allen Wipfeln
Spürest du
Kaum einen Hauch;
Die Vögelein schweigen im Walde.
Warte nur, balde
Ruhest du auch.