sexta-feira, 6 de outubro de 2006

Diamanda Galas: my world is empty without you



Coisas imperdíveis na vida: concertos da Diamanda Galás

Dia 21 de Novembro, 21H00, Diamanda Galás, the dark avant-garde chanteuse, única e inexcedível na capacidade de nos revelar um mundo que deriva na escuridão da injustiça e da demência, volta a actuar no CCB em Lisboa, para apresentar o seu último espectáculo «Guilty, Guilty, Guilty» em que interpreta temas de Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra e Edith Piaf. Lá estarei, como sempre!

"DIAMANDA GALÁS is a strange, extreme, unique, brilliant artist. She can smoothly croon («THE SINGER», 1992) or hellishly scream from the depths of the darkest places in human soul »LITANIES OF SATAN», 1989). She embodies the demented spirit («SHREI X», 1996), the umbareble suffering of the living, the penance of the condemned dead and the wailing for the unjustly deceased («PLAGUE MASS», 1991; «DEFIXIONES - WILL AND TESTAMENT», 2003). She defies Heaven and Hell, never afraid. She sings to disturb («VENA CAVA», 1993), to cut deep inside, to make us bleed in agony! She makes us sick! She make us think! She is malediction and prayer! Play her at maximum volume!"

Anabark, 05NOV2003

10 comentários:

Senhora Saudades disse...

mine too.

Diamanda Galas seems intriguing. who would have thought a Greek...anyway, however at the moment i'd rather find solace in the silence and white blindness of Salar de Uyuni.

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Si tienes un hondo penar
Piensa en mi
Si tienes ganas de llorar
Piensa en mi

Ya ves que venero tu imagen divina
Tu parvula boca que siendo tan nina
Me enseno a pecar

Piensa en mi
Cuando beses
Cuando llores
Tambien piensa en mi

Cuando querias quitarme la vida
No la quiero para nada
Para nada me sirve sin ti


Piensa en mi
Cuando beses
Cuando llores
Tambien piensa en mi

Cuando querias quitarme la vida
No la quiero para nada
Para nada me sirve sin ti

No puedo vivir
Si me faltas tu
No puedo vivir
No puedo vivir
Si me faltas tu
No puedo vivir
Si me faltas tu
No puedo vivir

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[sorry.....it's Espan~ol i know :) duck!]

no la quiero para nada
Para nada me sirve sin ti...

F.

Always disse...

Thanks for the Spanish song, F. - I hope you fully understand the words in it. :)

Diamanda Galás is much more than intriguing. Btw, here are the lyrics of MY WORLD IS EMPTY WITHOUT YOU (originally sung by The Supremes, I guess). Galás' version gives it another meaning.

My world is empty without you, baby
My world is empty without you, baby

And as I go my way alone
I find it hard for me to carry on
I need your strenght
I need your tender touch
I need the love, my dear
I miss so much

My world is empty without you, baby
My world is empty without you, baby

From this old world
I try to hide my face
From this loneliness
There's no hiding place
Inside this cold and empty house I dwell
In darkness with memories
I know so well

I need love know
More then before
I can hardly
Carry on anymore

My world is emty without you, babe
Without you, babe
(My world is emty) without you, babe

My mind and soul
Have felt like this
Since love between us
No more exist
And each time that darkness falls
It finds me alone
With these four walls

My world is emty without you, babe
Without you, babe
(My world is emty) without you, babe

Without you, babe
Without you, babe
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Sleep tight and safe!

A.

Senhora Saudades disse...

the price one has to pay :( well you can't have everything...[unless you're Rolling Stone]

F.


thanks for the text, darling! i'll check out the mp3s.

and yes i do know the full meaning of piensa en mi. it's a very popular song and it's very well translated. everytime i listen to it i feel as if the hair on the back of my kneck is slowly raising...

Always disse...

I emailed you Diamanda Galás's version of "My World is Empty Without You".

Ususally her work is more extreme than you will find in this song. She's definitely not an easy artist.

A.

Senhora Saudades disse...

OMG.....it's the kind of songs you should avoid listening to these days, por favor :( such a gut-wrenching song! :( i've already listened to it twice now.

obrigada e beijinhos,

F.

Cuando querias quitarme la vida
No la quiero para nada
Para nada me sirve sin ti

Always disse...

Don't worry, I haven't listen to this song in a longtime - it comes from Galás' album «Malediction and Prayer», recorded live during her international tour from November 1996 to June 1997, with one date in Lisbon - I saw the show, of course, it was my first Diamanda Galás' concert and it was fantastic.

I like this song for artistic reasons, I find Galás's performance in it simply outstanding.

A.

Always disse...

Got my ticket already:

CCB - Grande Auditório, P-15 Segunda Plateia, (Lisboa, 21NOV - 21H... "Guilty, Guilty, Guilty". :)

Always disse...

The show was fantastic, as always!
I met Galás before the show, talk to her and made her laugh hard - we both got dirty hands of permanent black ink because of my stupid pen. It was hilarious! I should have asked her to marry me, but I got distracted with all that ink in our hands! She is a very nice and cool person, not at all the artistic image she projects.

Anyway, I made an impression, she will remind me each time Lisbon comes to her mind.

Senhora Saudades disse...

wow! sounds like you enjoyed the show [and her] a great deal. sorry about the stupid pen...else you'd been married by now :)

{{{hug}}}

F.

ps: how can be funnier than Patsy, surely. :)

Always disse...

LOL... defenitely married by now, yes! Maybe next time she gets around!

She funny, trust me... very Patsy style, actually! :D

Um abraço!