Momentul – video

iulie 14, 2016

Bukowski’s magic

octombrie 5, 2014

Bukovski quote

The Bluebird

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
you want to blow my book sales in
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
and we sleep together like
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do

Adaptation of the poem by Monika Umba

The Laughing Heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

The Night I Was Going To Die

the night I was going to die
I was sweating on the bed
and I could hear the crickets
and there was a cat fight outside
and I could feel my soul dropping down through the
and just before it hit the floor I jumped up
I was almost too weak to walk
but I walked around and turned on all the lights
and then I went back to bed
and dropped it down again and
I was up
turning on all the lights
I had a 7-year-old daughter
and I felt sure she wouldn’t want me dead
otherwise it wouldn’t have
but all that night
nobody phoned
nobody came by with a beer
my girlfriend didn’t phone
all I could hear were the crickets and it was
and I kept working at it
getting up and down
until the first of the sun came through the window
through the bushes
and then I got on the bed
and the soul stayed
inside at last and
I slept.
now people come by
beating on the doors and windows
the phone rings
the phone rings again and again
I get great letters in the mail
hate letters and love letters.
everything is the same again

About Charles Bukowski:

Almost Like the Blues

august 19, 2014

O noua poezie, plina de accente intunecate, spusa pe acorduri muzicale, marca Leonard Cohen: Almost like the Blues. Este una dintre cele noua „poezii-cantate”, cu aceeasi densitate tonala marca Cohen, de pe cel mai recent albumul al artistului, Popular Problems, ce este preconizat sa apara pe data de 23 septembrie.

Popular Problems

Fara prea multe cuvinte, va las pe „mana” timbrului vocal trademark Leonard Cohen:

I saw some people starving
There was murder, there was rape
Their villages were burning
They were trying to escape

I couldn’t meet their glances
I was staring at my shoes
It was acid, it was tragic
It was almost like the blues
It was almost like the blues

I have to die a little
between each murderous plot
and when I’m finished thinking
I have to die a lot

There’s torture, and there’s killing
and there’s all my bad reviews
The war, the children missing, lord
It’s almost like the blues
It’s almost like the blues

Though I let my heart get frozen
to keep away the rot
my father says I’m chosen
my mother says I’m not

I listened to their story
of the gypsies and the Jews
It was good, it wasn’t boring
It was almost like the blues
It was almost like the blues

There is no G-d in heaven
There is no hell below
So says the great professor
of all there is to know

But I’ve had the invitation
that a sinner can’t refuse
It’s almost like salvation
It’s almost like the blues
It’s almost like the blues

Mai multe detalii despre album, gasiti aici.

Enjoy the Sauce…

august 4, 2014

.. Giuseppe Santa Sauce;)
Sauces may be used for savory dishes or desserts. But the sauce can be added in music too. To change the taste. „Time to get ready, forget everything that you know”. The meaningful lyrics and memorable songs make this album to be a proper sauce to make your day tastier.



iunie 16, 2014

Cinemagraph Pandora by Costurero-Real
Image source:

suntem sisifii
de Intrebare,
in mreaja
de Exclamare.

suntem dezbinati
prin Punct,
pe Punctele de Suspensie
ale liniei vietii,
cautand un Punct
si-o Virgula
acolo unde sunt
doar Ghilimele.

am uitat
de Cratima
intr-o lume
in care
nu este folosit
ca o Linie de Dialog,
ci doar ca
Doua Puncte

nu stim sa punem
o Linie de Pauza
si ajungem
sa ne cramponam
intr-o Virgula.
Semn grafic
ce reprezinta

de altfel,
n-am invatat
sa apreciem


MORPHINE – The Night

#movie  #poem #happines #music #poetry #monologues

Jazz to be near you

iunie 4, 2014

cinemagraph from
Image source:

Never miss another jazz show again! The Jazz Near You is a simple yet powerful way for jazz fans to discover who is playing where and when. Access events by date, by distance, by venue, or by musician. Free.

Jazz Events In Bucharest:
IUL 02
Bucharest Jazz Festival (Bucharest, Romania)

OCT 14
Youn Sun Nah Duo//Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet
Sala Radio (Bucharest, Romania)

OCT 23
Victor Wooten Band
Sala Radio (Bucharest, Romania)

NOV 06
Avishai Cohen Trio
Sala Radio (Bucharest, Romania)

Paolo Fresu & Ludovico Einaudi – Nuvole Bianche

#music #jazz #trumpet #pian

Povestile sunt (A)vital(e)

aprilie 15, 2014

L-am intalnit ”fredonand” telecomanda televizorului. Si m-a atras inca de la primele acorduri auzite pe Mezzo, dintr-o inregistrare de la festivalul de jazz din Nice.

Din acel moment, a devenit Avital pentru playlistul meu zilnic.  Descris de LA Times ca “a pioneer in combining jazz with myriad world music elements”,  contrabassitul de origine israeliana, Omer Avital, caci despre el este vorba, transmite, prin intermediul  compozitiilor sale, asa cum declara in interviul acordat celor de Qobuz, povesti, sentimente sau stari cu fiecare nota.

Trei atribute, strans legate unul de celalalt, cu variatiuni tematice limitate doar de imaginatia celui care il asculta.

Interviu – Qobuz (9.06 min)



Iar cel mai recent album, “New Song”, lansat  in martie, anul acesta, este vibrant, plin de ritm si culoare, perfect pentru a ramane, dupa ce treci de Hafla, New Song, Sabah El-Kheir, New middle East, Ballad for a friend, doar ca sa enumar cateva din cele 11 bijuterii muzicale, cu mult mai mult decat o stare de bine.  Tocmai de aceea vi-l si recomand.

As scrie mai multe, dar mai bine va las sa experimentati pe propriile urechi si sa va creati singuri povestile.

Hafla (5.55 min)

Sabah El-Kheir (5.50 min)

New Song (4.41min)


Alte info:

Omer Avital website

Interviu TabletMag



Manta muzicala

aprilie 10, 2014


Photograph rain by Muhammad Ridha on 500px

Va recomand un playlist  pentru vreme ploioasa, creat de catre cei de la Jazz n’ Blues Experience, perfect pentru orice momente induse de catre acest fenomen meteorologic :

01 – 00:00 – Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
02 – 03:38 – At Last – Etta James
03 – 06:38 – My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone
04 – 10:16 – Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
05 – 13:29 – Dream a Little Dream of Me – Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
06 – 16:36 – Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
07 – 19:30 – Just a Gigolo – Louis Prima
08 – 24:15 – The Lady Is a Tramp – Frank Sinatra
09 – 27:32 – Take Five – Dave Brubeck
10 – 32:59 – Over the Rainbow – Aretha Franklin
11 – 35:39 – Trav’lin Light – Billie Holiday, Paul Whiteman Orchestra
12 – 38:47 – Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
13 – 42:45 – As Time Goes By – Ingrid Bergman, Dooley Wilson
14 – 45:50 – I Fall in Love Too Easily – Chet Baker
15 – 49:01 – But Not for Me – Ella Fitzgerald
16 – 52:15 – In a Sentimental Mood – John Coltrane
17 – 56:31 – Don’t Cry Baby – Etta James
18 – 59:01 – Lullaby of Birdland – Sarah Vaughan
19 – 01:03:01 – Drinking Again – Dinah Washington
20 – 01:06:33 – He’s a Tramp – Peggy Lee
21 – 01:09:13 – Let’s Do It – Eartha Kitt
22 – 01:11:48 – You Rascal You – Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan
23 – 01:14:53 – Love Me or Leave Me – Nina Simone
24 – 01:18:17 – Trust in Me – Etta James
25 – 01:21:17 – How High the Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
26 – 01:24:34 – Mess Around – Ray Charles
27 – 01:27:15 – Dreamy – Sarah Vaughan
28 – 01:30:11 – Just One of Those Things – Louis Prima
29 – 01:32:48 – Blue Sky – Doris Day
30 – 01:34:35 – Right Now – Aretha Franklin

Deoarce „Jazz music creates so many phenomenal figures” si „I wanted to make somebody feel like Coltrane made me feel, listening to it” iar „The heart of a music is its rhythm. The heart of rhythm section music is the rhythm” va invit la un CONCERT:

Citatele ii apartin lui Wynton Marsalis si sunt luate de pe Brainyquote .
Site si biografie Wynton Marsalis.


noiembrie 8, 2013

broken mind by Kutsche

Cand vorbim de muschi, primul gand se va duce, binenteles, catre acel organ al corpului format dintr-un tesut fibros si carnos care, datorita proprietatilor lui fundamentale, contractibilitatea si elasticitatea, pune în miscare diferite organe si parti ale corpului. Si asta, pentru ca in ziua de azi, muschiul a devenit un vector de imagine. Ne antrenam mult prea mult pentru „a da bine” in societate, ca imagine, iar, in mare parte, “vocile” noastre nu mai sunt produsul unui antrenament profesionist al creierului, ci doar o expresie corporala.

Uitam ca, de fapt, avem cel mai mult nevoie de antrenament cerebral, de educatie. Un creier este un muschi care, daca nu este utilizat, se atrofiaza. Avem nevoie, se pare, de mai multe sali de forta decat locase de invatamant ce sunt, prin excelenta, o sala de antrenament intelectual. Metodele de antrenament sunt diverse in orice locas: carti, documente, atestate, povesti, fisiere audio , foto si/sau video. Toate aceste aparate mentin si calesc muschiul. Cel mai important muschi, de altfel, al corpului uman. Complex, ingenios, nedescifrabil si folosit doar la o foarte mica parte din posibilitatile sale. De vina ar fi tot lipsa unui sistem serios de antrenament. Nu s-a gasit inca formula pentru a se reusi folosirea 100% a creierului uman insa, toate indiciile duc la faptul ca, printr-un antrenament mental creativ, pe cat mai diverse teme sau situatii, este posibila atingerea unor praguri mai mult decat satisfacatoare in procentajul uzantei cerebrale..
Vom ajunge, astfel, sa facem din cultura o sursa de oferire a unor libertati, intr-o vreme in care lumea pare sa manifeste un interes general pentru mai toate sporturile, cu exceptia celui care conteaza.