December 8, 2017

sea of tranquility

Paint It Black

"The song's lyrics are, for the most part, meant to describe bleakness and depression through the use of colour-based metaphors. Initially, "Paint It Black" was written as a standard pop arrangement, humorously compared by Mick Jagger to "Songs for Jewish weddings". The song describes the extreme grief suffered by one stunned by the sudden and unexpected loss of wife, lover or partner. It is often claimed that Jagger took inspiration from novelist James Joyce's 1922 book, Ulysses, taking the excerpt, "I have to turn my head until my darkness goes", referring to the novel's theme of a worldwide view of desperation and desolation. The song itself came to fruition when band leader Brian Jones took an interest in Moroccan music. It was their first song to feature a sitar instrumental. "Paint It Black" came at a pivotal period in The Rolling Stones' recording history, a time that saw the songwriting collaboration of Jagger and Keith Richards assert itself as the principal composer of the band's original material."

November 27, 2017

Forget you too, Dan Puric!

"Un batranel,in Cluj, in Piata Marasti, sta inghetat de frig si vinde cimbru si marar la 0,50 de bani legatura"... timp ce mafiotul Voiculescu scapa de puscarie si se afiseaza, in your face, cu o carte publicata - prefatata, printre alti lachei, de marele "nationalist" Dan Puric. 

Unde esti tu Tepes doamne...

Arta lui Oana Sarbu

Oana Sarbu:  
„Eu fac artă, nu politică şi mitinguri“
Cu alte cuvinte face "cu adevarat" arta, nu ca, sa zicem, Neil Young, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Nina Simone, Bono, John Lennon. Pete Seeger si multi altii. Da, Oana Sarbu face o arta cu adevarat speciala, cunoscuta sub numele de... "arta lui peshte". La mai mare, romani.

October 25, 2017

Muzica gravitatiei

The Little Book of Black Holes 
Steven S. Gubser and Frans Pretorius 
Princeton University Press 2017

"As of late 2015, we have a new way of probing the cosmos: gravitational radiation. Thanks to LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) and its new sibling Virgo (a similar interferometer in Italy), we can now “hear” the thumps and chirps of colliding massive objects in the universe. Not for nothing has this soundtrack been described by LIGO scientists as “the music of the cosmos.” This music is at a frequency easily discerned by human hearing, from somewhat under a hundred hertz to several hundred hertz. "