and I shot Ferdinand

La recomandarea lui Terry Pratchett si Neil Gaiman, am luat albumul 69 Love Songs, a celor de la The Magnetic Fields.

Tema centrala a albumului este dragostea (duh), si chiar are 69 de cantece, care variaza de la pop, la jazz, sau soft rock. Varietatea de instrumente folosite, cei trei solisti, si versurile poetice (chiar imi place sa cred ca e poezie pe muzica, in anumite momente) il fac interesant, chiar daca nu te prinde imediat.

In The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure, naratorul (cantaretul, sau sa-i zicem “eul liric”), il impusca pe lingvistul elvetian (despre care am studiat si eu la facultate, pana mi-a ajuns), in numele trioului Holland – Dozier – Holland (niste americani care scriau cantece prin ’60; vizibili in poza din fundal pe la 1:19), pentru ca a spus (in cantec, poate si in viata reala, nu sunt sigur) ca nu stim nimic despre dragoste (probabil despre legatura dintre cuvantul dragoste si sentimentul in sine, din moment ce Saussure a fost fondatorul pragmatismului; dar asta e alta poveste).

The Magnetic Fields – The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure

Imi place ca atunci cand ajunge la versul “and I shot Ferdinand”, omul verde scoate o camera de filmat, nu un pistol.

PS: Acuma mi-am dat seama ce cauta cavalerul de la inceput in video. Primele versuri sunt “I met Ferdinand Saussure/ On a night like this”, si Saussure sta la inceput pe un cavaler (knight). Hahahah… Grozav.

Cristi

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Author: Zak

I am a (unemployed) freelance journalist / rockstar, living in Bucharest, with a supernatural entity called kitty. I write things, and when I don't I usually sit in a cafe and recall my part in the Crimean war. I kick ass in the morning and take names in the evening, and sometimes chew bubblegum, but I'm all out of gum now. I am also an international online hockey player, famous argentinian polo champion, and football manager hall of famer. I can fly.

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