T P O

T   P   O
The Patient Ox (aka Hénock Gugsa)

G r e e t i n g s !

** TPO **
an irreligious blog
with egalitarian and individualist tendencies!


On the menu ... politics, music, poetry, and other good stuff.
There is humor, but there is blunt seriousness here as well!


Parfois, on parle français ici aussi. Tous sont les bienvenus!

Intelligent comments are always welcome!
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Les Filles de Illighadad - par Hénock Gugsa


Les Filles de Illighadad 
- par Hénock Gugsa -
===== *** =====
Les Filles de Illighadad - en Niger, Afrique Occidentale
~ Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni ~ 


video




Saturday, August 19, 2017

"Le Tourbillon de la Vie ! " ~~ chanson de Jeanne Moreau


video

 " LE TOURBILLON "
Mots: Boris Bassiak [alias Serge Rezvani]
======================
Elle avait des bagues à chaque doigt
Des tas de bracelets autour des poignets
Et puis elle chantait avec une voix
Qui, sitôt, m'enjôla


Elle avait des yeux, des yeux d'opale
Qui me fascinaient, qui me fascinaient
Y avait l'ovale de son visage pâle
De femme fatale qui m'fut fatal
De femme fatale qui m'fut fatal


On s'est connu, on s'est reconnu
On s'est perdu de vue, on s'est r'perdu d'vue
On s'est retrouvé, on s'est réchauffé
Puis on s'est séparé


Chacun pour soi est reparti
Dans l'tourbillon de la vie
Je l'ai revue un soir, aïe, aïe, aïe
Ça fait déjà un fameux bail
Ça fait déjà un fameux bail


Au son des banjos je l'ai reconnue
Ce curieux sourire qui m'avait tant plu
Sa voix si fatale, son beau visage pâle
M'émurent plus que jamais


Je me suis soûlé en l'écoutant
L'alcool fait oublier le temps
Je me suis réveillé en sentant
Des baisers sur mon front brûlant
Des baisers sur mon front brûlant


On s'est connu, on s'est reconnu
On s'est perdu de vue, on s'est r'perdu de vue
On s'est retrouvé, on s'est séparé
Puis on s'est réchauffé


Chacun pour soi est reparti
Dans l'tourbillon de la vie
Je l'ai revue un soir ah! là là
Elle est retombée dans mes bras
Elle est retombée dans mes bras


Quand on s'est connu, quand on s'est reconnu
Pourquoi s’perdre de vue, se reperdre de vue ?
Quand on s'est retrouvé, quand on s'est réchauffé
Pourquoi se séparer?


Alors tous deux on est repartis
Dans le tourbillon de la vie
On a continué à tourner
Tous les deux enlacés
Tous les deux enlacés

Tous les deux enlacés !
         

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tornami a vageheggiar - F. Handel / A. Forsythe


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Tornami a vagheggiar
by George F Handel
sung by 
Amanda Forsythe *
video

* Amanda Forsythe & Apollo's Fire



Friday, July 29, 2016

"I'll make it up as I go" - by Diana Krall



"I'll make it up as I go" 
- by Diana Krall -

A smokey, bluesy, jazzy song -- appropriate for this political season ....

video





Sunday, May 15, 2016

Apaisant l'esprit - selon Eric Satie


Eric Satie (1866-1925)
 Apaisant l'esprit 
- selon Eric Satie -

+++ Something to listen to when you feel devastated! +++
+++ Pendant des situations éprouvantes! +++
Eric Satie:===> Gymnopedie 1 *

  video


* Performed by Kevin MacLeod


Friday, March 4, 2016

"Down by the Salley Gardens" - by William Butler Yeats


W B Yeats  (1865-1939)
 
Down By the Salley Gardens
   by William Butler Yeats
~~~~~~~~~ // ~~~~~~~~~
 
Down by the salley gardens
   my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens
   with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy,
   as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish,
   with her would not agree.

In a field by the river
   my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder
   she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy,
   as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish,
   and now am full of tears.  
 
video
"Down by the Salley Gardens"
sung by Maura O'Connell
     and Karen Matheson


Saturday, January 16, 2016

"I Met a Girl" - W M Morgan / S Hunt



Julie Christie - Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

== **  I Met a Girl  ** ==
"I met a girl, 
she made me smile,
 she made me wait,
 she crossed the street,
 she crossed my heart,
 she fixed her dress,
 she bit her lip,
 she lit me up ...."
/////// ~~~~ ///////   
sung by:
 William Michael Morgan
(Lyrics by:  Sam Hunt)

video



Sunday, November 15, 2015

"J'aime Paris ... j'aime la France! " - Hénock Gugsa


Hénock Gugsa
J'aime Paris ... j'aime la France!

V I V E    L A    F R A N C E   !!!!!

"La Marseillaise" -- chanteuse: Mireille Mathieu



video


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Plaisir d'amour - de Jean-Pierre Claris De Florian


Jean-Pierre Claris De Florian (1755-1794)

Plaisir d'amour
 Poème de Jean-Pierre Claris De Florian
~~~~~~~ **** ~~~~~~~
Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment,
Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.

J'ai tout quitté pour l'ingrate Sylvie,
Elle me quitte et prend un autre amant.
Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment,
Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.

Tant que cette eau coulera doucement
Vers ce ruisseau qui borde la prairie,
Je t'aimerai, me répétait Sylvie ;
L'eau coule encore, elle a changé pourtant !

Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment,
Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.

video


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

For the First Days of Spring - by Leonidas Kavakos


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

For the First Days of Spring
- Ludwig van Beethoven -

==> Leonidas Kavakos -
 Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano No. 5 "Spring" (Rondo)






Monday, March 9, 2015

That's All - by Phil Collins and Genesis


"That's All" 
- Phil Collins and GENESIS -
video

Just as I thought it was going alright
I find out I'm wrong, when I thought I was right
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

I could say day, and you'd say night
tell me it's black when I know that it's white
always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

I could leave but I won't go
though my heart might tell me so
I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes

So why does it always seem to be
me looking at you, you looking at me
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

Turning me on, turning me off,
making me feel like I want too much
living with you's just putting me through it all of the time

running around, staying out all night
taking it all instead of taking one bite
living with you's just putting me through it all of the time

I could leave but I won't go
it'd be easier I know
I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes

but why does it always seem to be
me looking at you, you looking at me
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

Truth is I love you
more than I wanted to
there's no point in trying to pretend

there's been no-one who
makes me feel like you do
say we'll be together till the end

[ Instrumental! ]

I could leave but I won't go
it'd be easier I know
I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes

so why does it always seem to be
me looking at you, you looking at me
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

But I love you
More than I wanted to
There's no point in
trying to pretend

there's been no-one who
makes me feel like you do
say we'll be together till the end

just as I thought it was going alright
I find out I'm wrong when I thought I was right
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

I could say day, you'd say night
tell me it's black when I know that it's white
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

That's all !!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Everybody Plays the Fool - by TMI


Everybody Plays the Fool (EPTF)
by
The Main Ingredient (TMI)

video
               








Friday, January 9, 2015

The Vilja Song - by Renée Fleming


Renée Fleming
 The Vilja Song 
(from "The Merry Widow")
by
 Renée Fleming
/////// ==== ///////

"The Merry Widow " by Franz Lehar

At her own party, Hanna (the merry widow) tells the story of a mountain sprite or a "Vilja" that roams the highlands of her homeland of Pontevedria and innocently tempts hunters with her beauty. 

video

Lyrics ... [English translation by Lea Frey (blfrey@earthlink.net)] .... The Vilja song.
There lived a Vilja, a woods-maiden,
A hunter spied her in a rocky cliff!
The fellow, became
So strangely affected,
He looked and looked
At the little woods-maiden.
And a never known shudder
Seized the young hunter,
Longingly he began quietly to sigh!
Vilja, O Vilja, you little woods-maiden,
Take me and let me   
Be your dearest true love!
Vilja, O Vilja, what are you doing to me?
Fearfully begs  a lovesick man!

Vilja, O Vilja, what are you doing to me?
Fearfully begs  a lovesick man!

The woods-maiden stretched
Out her hand to him
And pulled him into her cliff-dwelling.
The lad almost lost his senses, ( for)
Thus loved and kissed no earthly child.
As soon as she was sated with kissing
She disappeared at that moment!
Just once did the poor lad wave to her:
Vilja, O Vilja, you little woods-maiden,
Take me and let me   
Be our dearest true love!
Vilja, O Vilja, what are you doing to me?
Fearfully begs  a lovesick man!

Vilja, O Vilja, what are you doing to me?
Fearfully begs  a lovesick man!

Vilja