lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2009

puis ne suis ce que j’ai été

Clément Marot
English School

Puis ne suis ce que j’ai été,
Et ne le saurais jamais être.
Mon beau printemps et mon été
On fait le saut par la fenêtre.

Amour, tu as été mon maître,
Je t’ai servi sur tous les dieux.
Ah si je pouvais deux fois naître,
Comme je te servirais mieux !

Clément Marot, Épigrammes

Ya no soy el que antes era,
ni jamás serlo supiera.
Mi primavera y verano
han dicho adiós con la mano.

Fuiste, Amor, dueño de mí,
más que a otro dios te serví.
¡Si yo dos veces naciese,
más y mejor te sirviese!

Traducción de niki

sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2009

nouveau venu qui cherches rome en rome

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nouveau venu qui cherches Rome en Rome
Et rien de Rome en Rome n'aperçois,
Ces vieux palais, ces vieux arcs que tu vois,
Et ces vieux murs, c'est ce que Rome on nomme.

Vois quel orgueil, quelle ruine, et comme
Celle qui mit le monde sous ses lois,
Pour dompter tout, se dompta quelquefois,
Et devint proie au temps, qui tout consomme.

Rome de Rome est le seul monument,
Et Rome Rome a vaincu seulement.
Le Tibre seul, qui vers la mer s'enfuit,

Reste de Rome. Ô mondaine inconstance !
Ce qui est ferme, est par le temps détruit,
Et ce qui fuit au temps fait résistance.

Joachim du Bellay, Les Antiquités de Rome

A Roma sepultada en sus ruinas

Buscas en Roma a Roma, ¡oh, peregrino!,
y en Roma misma a Roma no la hallas:
cadáver son las que ostentó murallas,
y tumba de sí proprio el Aventino.

Yace donde reinaba el Palatino;
y limadas del tiempo las medallas,
más se muestran destrozo a las batallas
de las edades que blasón latino.

Sólo el Tibre quedó, cuya corriente,
si ciudad la regó, ya sepoltura,
la llora con funesto son doliente.

¡Oh, Roma!, en tu grandeza, en tu hermosura,
huyó lo que era firme, y solamente
lo fugitivo permanece y dura.

Francisco de Quevedo

viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2009

the golden age of american rock 'n' roll, volume 6

1. Shirley - John Fred
2. Come Go With Me - The Dell-Vikings
3. Black Slacks - Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones
4. Lollipop - Ronald & Ruby
5. Ten Commandments Of Love - Harvey & The Moonglows
6. Love Bug Crawl - Jimmy Edwards
7. Do You Want To Dance - Bobby Freeman
8. Hard Times (The Slop) - Noble "Thin Man" Watts
9. Imagination - The Quotations
10. I Wonder (If Your Love Will Ever Belong to Me) - The Pentagons
11. At My Front Door - The El Dorados
12. You're So Fine - The Falcons
13. Tall Cool One - The Wailers
14. The Shape I'm In - Johnny Restivo
15. Little Star - The Elegants
16. Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter
17. Charlena - The Sevilles
18. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace
19. Itchy Twitchy Feeling - Bobby Hendricks
20. Priscilla - Eddie Cooley
21. Hold Back The Tears - The Delacardos
22. You Can Make It If You Try - Gene Allison
23. Real Wild Child - Ivan
24. Quarter To Four Stomp - The Stompers
25. Don't You Just Know It - Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns
26. I'm Walkin' - Ricky Nelson
27. I Love An Angel - Little Bill & The Blue Notes
28. Short Shorts - The Royal Teens
29. Hide And Go Seek (Part 1) - Bunker Hill
30. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow - The Rivingtons

The Golden Age Of American Rock 'N' Roll, Volume 6
30 Hot 100 Hits From 1954-1963

domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2009

just james

Jean-Pierre Hoschedé & Michel Monet dessinant
Claude Monet

Just James

Who makes the sun to chuckle
With those burning flames?
Just James.

Whom the shining stars adore
And the blue moon claims?
Just James.

Who travels, travels and travels
In trains, boats and planes?
Just James.

Who ties that wondrous necktie
Like lilies at games?
Just James.

Whom do I worship and cherish
Without any shames?
Just James.

A poem written by niki and dedicated to ... James

jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2009

the meeting on the turret stairs

The Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864
Frederick William Burton

The theme comes from a medieval Danish ballad which describes how Hellelil fell in love with Hildebrand, Prince of Engelland, one of her twelve personal guards. Her father orders his seven sons to kill him. Hildebrand kills her father and six brothers before Hellelil intercedes to save the youngest. Hildebrand dies of his wounds and Hellelil herself dies shortly afterwards.

Burton did not choose a violent episode and instead freely interpreted the story, placing their farewell on the turret stairs and leaving the reason for it to the imagination. His invention of the kiss on the woman's outstretched arm and the lack of eye contact adds to the poignancy of the painting.

Text from Clare County Library

jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2009

the golden age of american rock 'n' roll, volume 5

1. Wiggle Wiggle - The Accents
2. Love Potion No. 9 - The Clovers
3. I'm Leaving It Up To You - Dale & Grace
4. You Cheated - The Shields
5. It Will Stand - The Showmen
6. Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny
7. Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Tree) - Eddie Fontaine
8. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - The Tune Weavers
9. Heart And Soul - Jan & Dean
10. What's Your Name? - Don & Juan
11. Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris & The Sharps
12. Darling Lorraine - The Knockouts
13. Tallahassee Lassie - Freddy Cannon
14. Tell Me Why - The Belmonts
15. Over The Mountain, Across The Sea - Johnnie & Joe
16. Ka-Ding Dong - The G-Clefs
17. Underwater - The Frogmen
18. She Cried - Jay & The Americans
19. Just A Little Bit - Rosco Gordon
20. Sometime - Gene Thomas
21. Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya - The Ribbons
22. Midnight Stroll - The Revels
23. The Walk - Jimmy McCracklin
24. Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark
25. This Is The Nite - The Valiants
26. Tell Him No - Travis & Bo
27. Bad Boy - The Jive Bombers
28. Stranded In The Jungle - The Jayhawks
29. Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
30. Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight - The Spaniels

The Golden Age Of American Rock 'N' Roll, Volume 5
Hot 100 Hits From 1954-1963

miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2009

the zodiac song

T683 Signs of the Zodiac, from the "Portolan Atlas of the World", by Battista Agnese of Venice, c.1540

The Zodiac Song
John Ruskin

1. Aries (sings)
Horn for weapon, and wool for shield,
Windy weather and lambs afield.

2. Taurus
Head in the sunshine, hoof in the hay,
Toss the last of the clouds away.

3. Gemini
Double in leaf and double in light,
Flowers by day, and stars by night.

4. Cancer
Cancer, Cancer, crooked and black,
Answer us, answer us–Forward or back?

5. Leo
Fierce at eve, at morning tame,
Crest of cloud, and claws of flame.

6. Virgo
Sickle in hand, and sandal on feet,
Crowned with poppy, and swathed with wheat.

7. Libra
Libra, Libra, truth is treasure,
Fair the weight and full the measure.

8. Scorpio
Sharp the sting, but grand the grief,
Shivering bough, and burning leaf.

9. Sagittarius
Numb the finger: narrow the mark,
Frost on the feather, and flight in the dark.

10. Capricorn
Capricorn, Capricorn,
Cowardly heart, and crumpled horn.

11. Aquarius
Snow to flicker, or rain to fall,
Down with thy pitcher, and out with it all.

12. Pisces
Fish, little fish, lying head to tail,
Daisies round the dish and a pearl on every scale.

viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2009

ben sidran quartet en madrid

Ben Sidran Quartet en el Café Central
Madrid, jueves 5 de noviembre, 2009

Fotos de niki