Declaración de intenciones

Este blog intenta tener cubiertos al menos dos sentidos del hipotético visitante: la vista y el oído. La vista resulta evidente y el oído se consigue haciendo clic en el título de cada entrada.
Espero que lo disfrutéis.

viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2012

lunes, 15 de octubre de 2012

Tree toad

Salir a buscar ni tú mismo sabes qué, sacar tu cámara en mitad del campo y que se te acerque un señor y te ofrezca hacerle una foto a su sapito, la verdad, no tiene precio ;)







Música © Dan Kaplan and Krooked Tree

miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2012

Time flies





I was born in '67
The year of Sgt. Pepper
And Are You Experienced?

Into a suburb of heaven
Yeah, it should've been forever
It all seems to make so much sense

But after a while
You realize time flies
And the best thing that you can do
Is take whatever comes to you
'Cause time flies

She said luck is all you make it
You just reach out and take it
Now let's dance a while

She said nothing ever happens
If you don't make it happen
And if you can't laugh then smile
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/porcupine-tree-time-flies-lyrics.html ]
But after a while
You realize time flies
And the best thing that you can do
Is take whatever comes to you
'Cause time flies

And laughing under summer showers
Is still the way I see you now

How does time break down
With no marker, things slow down.
A conference of the strange
And your family is deranged

I could tell you what I'm thinking
While we sit here drinking
But I'm not sure where to start

You see there's something wrong here
I'm sorry if I'm not clear,
Can you stop smoking your cigar?

But after a while
You realize time flies
And the best thing that you can do
Is take whatever comes to you
'Cause time flies

And the coat your wore to Alton Towers
It's still the way I see you now


Música © Porcupine tree

sábado, 8 de septiembre de 2012

viernes, 24 de junio de 2011

The way it is

Standing in line marking time, waiting for the welfare dime
'Cause they can't buy a job
The man in the silk suit hurries by as he catches the poor ladies' eyes
Just for fun he says "get a job"

That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them

They say hey little boy you can't go where the others go
'Cause you don't look like they do
Said hey old man how can you stand to think that way
Did you really think about it before you made the rules
He said, Son

That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them

Well they passed a law in '64 to give those who ain't got a little more
But it only goes so far
Because the law don't change another's mind when all it sees at the hiring time
Is the line on the color bar

That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them

Música © Bruce Hornsby

miércoles, 8 de junio de 2011

Mr. Curiosity


Hey Mr. Curiosity
Is it true what they've been saying about you
Are you killing me?
You took care of the cat already
And for those who think it's heavy
Is it the truth
Or is it only gossip
Call it mystery or anything
Just as long as you'd call me
I sent the message on did you get it when I left it
See this catastrophic event
It wasn't meant to mean no harm
But to think there's nothing wrong is a problem

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
Love is a mystery
Mr. Curious...

Come back to me
Mr. waiting ever patient can't you see
That I'm the same the way you left me
In a hurry to spell check me
And I'm underlined already in envy green
And pencil red
And I've forgotten what you've said
Will you stop working for the dead and return
Mr. curious well I need some inspiration
It's my birthday and I cannot find no cause for celebration
The scenario is grave but I'll be braver when you save me
From this situation laden with hearsay

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
And love is a mystery
Mr. Curiosity
Be Mr. please
Do come and find me, oh
Find me, find me, me

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
Trying not to ask why
Cause love is a mystery
Mr. curiosity
Be Mr. please
Do come and find me

Love is blinding when the timing's never right
Oh who am I to beg for difference
Finding love in just an instant
Well I dont mind, at least I've tried
Well I tried, I tried...

Música © Jason Mraz

domingo, 3 de abril de 2011

If everyone was listening

The actors and jesters are here
The stage is in darkness and clear
For raising the curtain and no-one's quite certain
Whose play it is
How long ago, how long?
If only we had listened then
If we'd know just how right
We were going to be
For we dreamed a lot
And we schemed a lot
And we tried to sing of love before
The stage fell apart

(chorus)
If everyone was listening, you know
There'd be a chance that we could save the show
Who'll be the last clown to bring the house down?
Oh no, please no, don't let the curtain fall

Well, what is your costume today?
Who are the props in your play?
You're acting apart which you thought
From the start was an honest one
Well, how do you plead?
An actor indeed! Go re-learn your lines
You don't know what you've done
The final is begun:

(chorus)
If everyone was listening, you know
There'd be a chance that we could save the show
Who'll be the last clown to bring the house down?
Oh no, please no, don't let the curtain fall

Música © Supertramp

miércoles, 9 de marzo de 2011

Angel


Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
There’s always one reason
To feel not good enough
And it’s hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
Oh beautiful release
Memory seeps from my veins
Let me be empty
And weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There’s vultures and thieves at your back
And the storm keeps on twisting
You keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don’t make no difference
Escaping one last time
It’s easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
This glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here
You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

Música @ Sarah MacLachlan

lunes, 21 de febrero de 2011

I feel alive


Understanding takes a while
So go back to sleep
Oh, this blue sky shining wild
Makes it hard to speak

I looked down at the street
But I just couldn't keep my eyes
From looking at the sky
With the birds flying high
It makes me smile so wide it hurts

I feel the same love as the day I met you
Today makes a year from then

I'm in love with everything that I can see around
I remember picking flowers out of this town
It was so beautiful now and then I recall
I can just see it all as if it was yesterday

And the past juxtaposed to the last time I saw you today
Makes me want to say, "I feel alive"

Música © Alondra Bentley

sábado, 1 de enero de 2011

Feliz 2011

Un año nuevo empieza y con él vuelven mis propósitos de recuperar este agonizante blog. Y es que me niego a dejarlo morir. Con él descubrí el gris en un mundo de comunicación en el que sólo existía el blanco y negro. Es un símbolo del altavoz de que ahora disponemos los humanos de a pie y sólo por eso merece hacer el esfuerzo de aplicar el desfibrilador y devolverle la vida.

Hoy haremos un homenaje a una escena que a partir de mañana será habitual en nuestro país: la contaminación de nuestras calles no será ya sólo culpa de los coches, ahora hay nuevos emisores de humo en ellas.


Música: "La guerre du tabac" © Maximilien Mathevon

martes, 2 de noviembre de 2010

The blower's daughter


And so it is
Just like you said it would be
Life goes easy on me
Most of the time
And so it is
The shorter story
No love, no glory
No hero in her skies

I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes...

And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We'll both forget the breeze
Most of the time
And so it is
The colder water
The blower's daughter
The pupil in denial

I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes off you
I can't take my eyes...

Did I say that I loathe you?
Did I say that I want to
Leave it all behind?

I can't take my mind off you
I can't take my mind off you...
I can't take my mind off you
I can't take my mind off you
I can't take my mind off you
I can't take my mind...
My mind...my mind...
'Til I find somebody new

Music © Anneke Van Giersbergen

domingo, 10 de octubre de 2010

Thoughts of a dying atheist



Eerie whispers
trapped beneath my pillow
won't let me sleep
your memories

and I know you're in this room
I'm sure I heard you sigh
Floating in between
where our worlds collide

Scares the hell out of me
and the end is all I can see
and it scares the hell out of me
and the end is all I can see

and I know the moment's near
and there's nothing you can do
look through a faithless eye
are you afraid to die?

it scares the hell out of me
and the end is all I can see
and it scares the hell out of me
and the end is all I can see

It scares the hell out of me
and the end is all I can see
and it scares the hell out of me
and the end is all I can see


Música © Muse

jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

Gravity


Hey love
Is that the name you're meant to have
For me to call

Look love
They've given up believing
They've turned aside our stories of the gentle fall

But don't you believe them
Don't you drink their poison too
These are the scars that words have carved
On me

Hey love
That's the name we've long held back
From the core of truth

So don't turn away now
I am turning in revolution
These are the scars that silence carved
On me

This is the same place
No, not the same place
This is the same place, love
No, not the same place we've been before

Hey, love
I am a constant satellite
Of your blazing sun
My love
I obey your law of gravity
This is the fate you've carved on me
The law of gravity
This is the fate you've carved on me
On me.

Música © Vienna Teng

jueves, 22 de julio de 2010

Black Orchid

Algún tendré que rastrear los motivos que me llevan a la fotografía casi compulsiva de flores de todo tipo. Lo más habitual es que durante cualquier paseo campestre me lance como alma poseída sobre alguna de las preciosas florecillas que crecen salvajes en los bordes de los caminos o en los arcenes (es ya costumbre apearme del coche cámara en mano cuando en algún viaje paro en alguna gasolinera a repostar o tomar un café) porque siempre, siempre hay alguna belleza escondida esperando a ser descubierta.

Este no es el caso. Las orquídeas no se dan en semejantes ambientes. Por eso no hay que pensárselo mucho cuando surge la ocasión de fotografiar alguna en su esplendor.


La de mi foto es una orquídea blanca con una pared verde pistacho como fondo. Pese a lo llamativo de ese encuadre no me cupo duda a la hora de editarla: el blanco y negro es lo que le hace justicia. Pero al ir a buscar la canción adecuada no he encontrado ningún tema sobre orquídeas blancas y sí sobre las negras. Así que he probado con el negro y blanco para variar. Y, sinceramente, no sé con cuál de las dos me quedaría. Sí, se adivina enseguida que es una foto en negativo pero, a falta de pan... no me disgusta el resultado ;)


Sería fantástico encontrar una orquídea negra de verdad que fotografiar... :)

Música © Anathema