jueves, 28 de junio de 2018

madder music, stronger wine



Madder Music, Stronger Wine
Jad Adams

 
A well-written, concise and elegant biography of Ernest Dowson
 
Almost any account of Dowson's existence would be of interest, even impressive. Jad Adams does the job admirably, with apparent facility. The book has a solid but simple structure, and every paragraph is meaningful and illuminating. As has been pointed out, the reader will also find an excellent description of a group of poets and artists, around the figure of Dowson, in the 1890's.

But Madder Music, Stronger Wine is not only a well-done and informative biography. It has its own literary merits in many passages; for example, in the pages dedicated to recount the last days and death of Ernest Dowson. I think that the author of such poems as "Cynara" and "Vitae summa brevis..." has found a biographer sympathetic to his human qualities and frailties, and of a similar artistic sensibility.

Dowson was not as great and imposing a figure as other English poets of the 19th Century. But it's very likely that some of his delicate, inspired and crafted verse will stand the test of time.

This is my first review on Amazon. My mother tongue is not English, but Spanish; so please be kind to some inaccuracies and liberties you may find in these lines.


Written by Reviewer in Spain 


Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae
By Ernest Dowson

Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine
There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed
Upon my soul between the kisses and the wine;
And I was desolate and sick of an old passion,
  Yea, I was desolate and bowed my head:
I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

All night upon mine heart I felt her warm heart beat,
Night-long within mine arms in love and sleep she lay;
Surely the kisses of her bought red mouth were sweet;
But I was desolate and sick of an old passion,
  When I awoke and found the dawn was gray:
I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind,
Flung roses, roses riotously with the throng,
Dancing, to put thy pale, lost lilies out of mind;
But I was desolate and sick of an old passion,
  Yea, all the time, because the dance was long:
I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

I cried for madder music and for stronger wine,
But when the feast is finished and the lamps expire,
Then falls thy shadow, Cynara! the night is thine;
And I am desolate and sick of an old passion,
  Yea, hungry for the lips of my desire:
I have been faithful to thee Cynara! in my fashion.


Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae *

Anoche, la noche de ayer, entre sus labios y los míos,
¡cayó tu sombra, Cynara! Tu aliento se derramó
sobre mi alma en medio de besos y vino;
y me sentí afligido y hastiado por una vieja pasión,
sí, me sentí afligido e incliné la cabeza.
¡Te he sido fiel, Cynara! A mi modo.

Toda la noche, sobre mi corazón, noté su cálido corazón latir;
la noche entera yació en mis brazos, entre el amor y el sueño;
sin duda, los besos de su roja boca comprada eran dulces;
pero me sentí afligido y hastiado por una vieja pasión,
cuando desperté y vi que el amanecer era gris.
¡Te he sido fiel, Cynara! A mi modo.

¡He olvidado mucho, Cynara! Llevadas con el viento,
se precipitaron rosas bulliciosamente entre la multitud,
bailando, para hacerme olvidar tus pálidos lirios perdidos;
pero me sentí afligido y hastiado por una vieja pasión,
sí, todo el rato, porque el baile no daba fin.
¡Te he sido fiel, Cynara! A mi modo.

Pedí una música más furiosa y un vino más fuerte,
pero cuando la fiesta termina y se apagan las lámparas,
¡entonces tu sombra cae, Cynara! La noche es tuya;
y me siento afligido y hastiado por una vieja pasión,
sí, con hambre de los labios de mi deseo.
¡Te he sido fiel, Cynara! A mi modo.


* No soy como era cuando reinaba la buena Cynara (Horacio)



Traducción de niki

miércoles, 27 de junio de 2018

harry nilsson: nilsson '62 — the debut sessions



1. It Just Ain't Right
2. Learning From You
3. Thank Heaven For Kathy
4. My Girl
5. A Man And His Castle
6. My Baby's Coming Home
7. Once A Loser
8. Me Without You
9. Oh Caroline
10. The Only Light
11. Just Wait Till Summer Comes
12. Please Mr. Music Man
13. The Will
14. He Ain't Gonna Get My Girl
15. All For Your Love
16. The Ash Grove
17. Take This Heart
18. Foolish Clock
19. There's Gotta Be A Girl
20. Building Me Up
21. In Time
22. Nilsson's "End Of The Message To Scotty."


Harry Nilsson: Nilsson '62 — The Debut Sessions 

lunes, 25 de junio de 2018

honeybus: she flies like a bird — the anthology, disc 2



1. Pete Dello Interview
2. (Do I Figure) In Your Life [Live BBC Session]
3. Like An Old Time Movie [Live BBC Session]
4. Maxine's Parlour
5. She Comes To Me [Live BBC Session]
6. I Can't Let Maggie Go [Live BBC Session]
7. Ain't That Just Bonny For You [Live BBC Session]
8. Françoise [Live BBC Session]
9. La Cigona (She Sold Blackpool Rock)
10. Chi Sei Tu (Ceilings Nº 2)
11. For You
12. Little Lovely One
13. Be Thou By My Side
14. Julie In My Heart
15. Big Ship
16. Hear Me Only
17. Texas Gold
18. Madam, Chairman Of The Committee
19. Jug Of Water
20. Proof Enough
21. Like Me Like You Used To Do
22. Lovely Ladie's 'N' Things
23. Caterina
24. Slow Rock
25. Music
26. In The End Is My Beginning


Honeybus: She Flies Like A Bird — The Anthology, Disc 2

lunes, 18 de junio de 2018

honeybus: she flies like a bird — the anthology, disc 1



1. Delighted To See You
2. The Breaking Up Scene
3. (Do I Figure) In Your Life
4. Throw My Love Away
5. I Can't Let Maggie Go
6. Tender Are The Ashes
7. Girl Of Independent Means
8. How Long [Single version]
9. She Sold Blackpool Rock
10. Would You Believe
11. Story
12. Black Mourning Band
13. Scarlet Lady
14. Fresher Than The Sweetness In Water
15. He Was Columbus
16. Ceilings Nº 1
17. Under The Silent Tree
18. She's Out There
19. She Said Yes
20. I Remember Caroline
21. How Long [LP version]
22. Ceilings Nº 2
23. The Right To Choose
24. She Is The Female To My Soul
25. For Where Have You Been


Honeybus: She Flies Like A Bird — The Anthology, Disc 1

jueves, 14 de junio de 2018

valladolid en dos días



Afrodita, de Francisco Leiro
En la exposición: Giant (Patio herreriano)




Aborigen nº 1, 1951, de Manuel Millares
En la exposición: Tàpies. De Dau al set al Grupo El Paso (Patio herreriano)  




Tímpano de la fachada del Colegio de San Gregorio




Patio del palacio de Pimentel




Arquerías del piso superior (Colegio de San Gregorio)




Cabeza antropomorfa
Cultura Ifé, Nigeria, s. X al XV
Museo de Arte Africano Arellano Alonso


Fotos de niki

viernes, 8 de junio de 2018

the bill perkins octet: on stage



1. Song Of The Islands
2. One Hundred Years From Today
3. Zing! Zang!
4. Let Me See
5. For Dancers Only
6. Just A Child
7. As They Reveled
8. When You're Smiling
9. Let Me See [ALT TK]


The Bill Perkins Octet: On Stage

lunes, 4 de junio de 2018

emitt rhodes: rainbow ends



1. Dog On A Chain
2. If I Knew Then
3. Isn't It So
4. This Wall Between Us
5. Someone Else
6. I Can't Tell My Heart
7. Put Some Rhythm To It
8. It's All Behind Us Now
9. What's A Man To Do
10. Friday's Love
11. Rainbow Ends


Emitt Rhodes: Rainbow Ends