Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy 2006

a d-collage by sghinopaullimo that wishes fantasy and love to all our friends.

Hogamany & First Footing

The 31st of December in Scotland is a celebration with its roots in Pagan times, including that of "first footing." This custom states that the first foot inside your door after midnight will foretell of the next year's fortune. For this reason you would want an especially fortunate person to be the first to enter. New brides, new mothers, or anyone born on January 1st were much in demand as 'first footers."
It is said that it is especially good luck if your first footer is a tall dark man. That sounds like good luck to me, send him my way!

Christmas( by a Barese anonymous poet)

In questa vigilia
piena di luci inutili, capitone
auguri e tanto chiasso
me ne sono andato in una chiesa, sono
stato zitto zitto
ho chiuso gli occhi ed ho sentito
la voce del Natale: " Ragazzi- mi diceva -dove andate?
non avete ancora capito che basta
un poco di amore, poco quanto la luce
di una candela per accendere tutte
le luci di stasera?"

In this eve
full of vain lights, eel
wishes and much racket
I went into a church, i stayed silent
I closed my eyes and I heard
the voice of Christmas: " Guys - He told me-where are you going to?
Haven't you understood yet that it takes
a little love, so little as
the light
of a candle to fire all
the lights of this night?

Thursday, December 29, 2005

The pure products of America
go crazy--
mountain folk from Kentucky
or the ribbed north end of
with its isolate lakes and
valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves
old names
and promiscuity between
devil-may-care men who have taken
to railroading
out of sheer lust of adventure--
and young slatterns, bathed
in filth
from Monday to Saturday
to be tricked out that night
with gauds
from imaginations which have no
peasant traditions to give them
but flutter and flaunt
sheer rags-succumbing without
save numbed terror
under some hedge of choke-cherry
or viburnum-
which they cannot express--
Unless it be that marriage
with a dash of Indian blood
will throw up a girl so desolate
so hemmed round
with disease or murder
that she'll be rescued by an
reared by the state and
sent out at fifteen to work in
some hard-pressed
house in the suburbs--
some doctor's family, some Elsie--
voluptuous water
expressing with broken
brain the truth about us--
her great
ungainly hips and flopping breasts
addressed to cheap
and rich young men with fine eyes
as if the earth under our feet
an excrement of some sky
and we degraded prisoners
to hunger until we eat filth
while the imagination strains
after deer
going by fields of goldenrod in
the stifling heat of September
it seems to destroy us
It is only in isolate flecks that
is given off
No one
to witness
and adjust, no one to drive the car

Copyright © 1962 by William Carlos Williams. Used with permission of New Directions Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this poem may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the publisher.

chosen by mycosysafe

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Dec 24th, 2006 Christmas Eve

Jind a chessa vescìgghie
chien’ d’ lùsc’ inutil, capiton
augur e tanta iosa
je me ne so’ sciut jind a ‘na chièssie, so’ stat cit cit
so’ achièdut l’ècchie e so’ sendut
la voscie du Natal:"uagliò – me dicev – addò sciat ?
non sit angor capesciùt c’avast
nu picche d’amore, picche quant alla lùsc’
d’ ‘na cannela p’appiccià tutt’
le lùsc’ di ‘stasera?"
(anonimo barese)
an anonymous local poem for Christmas chosen by Mycosysafe

Cuore a nudo ( my naked heart)

Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi ( stage name, Giò) has recently put on a show of 60s writer's songs.

Trying to refine song words to approach the true essence of voice he avoids use of computers or samplers just to reach freedom of expression.

The players to accompany him are: Paolo Milanesi (on trumpet) Fabio Barovero, (on piano and accordion), Lorenzo Corti (on guitar)

Bari 23rd dec.,2006 zenzeroclub

chosen and seen by Mycosysafe and Sghinopaullimo

life is but a dream of a dream ( La Crus)

Sefardita music

Sefarad is the Hebrew name for Spain, the second promise land for those many Hebrews that were driven away by Queen Isabel , The Catholic.

Hebrew music was nourrished from the different kinds of music it lived with. When this mixing of Arabic and Christian cultures was exiled it became popular in the Mediterranean countries from Portugal to Turkey, but also in the Americas and wherever it went it took inspiration from the cultures it met.

The Sefardita repertory is very large: from the most ancient romances to the contemporary authors. Sometimes it recalls North African music; sometimes that of Estern Europe ;sometimes it is instrumental dances; sometimes it is writer's songs.
The same melody, the same topics in the opposite poles of the world.

chosen and translated by Mycosysafe

22nd December, 2006

Escargot and Sefarad live at San Gioacchino Church, in Ceglie Messapica , Br.

the picture was taken by Sghinopaullimo

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Long Live the Radio

Piazza Regina Margherita

via Portanuova 18 ( on your right)

We got started on life.

deep deeep south ( Italy)

clock tower and bell tower

Saturday, December 17, 2005

a century-old pic

grandma Rachel and grandpa Gaetano getting married, someday around a century ago, at their house in Maratea, south-west of Italy.

A Festival for local bands

Meet avant-garde entertainment:

a 48-hour nonstop concert for 96 emerging Apulian bands, live on Controradio, Bari.Teatro Kismet, Bari.
Admission free.

long live live music!

chosen and seen by Mycosysafe and Sghinopaullimo

chosen by mycosysafe

Friday, December 16, 2005

The chicken

A d-collage by sghinopaullimo


Time is but the form of the inner sense, i.e. of the insight of ourselves and of our inner state.
In fact time can't be a determination of outer phenomena: it isn't either like shape or place, etc; on the contrary, it determines the relations of the representations in our inner state.
It is exactly because this inner insight has no shape at all, that we try to make up for this failing through the analogy and we represent the temporal series by a endlessly extended line wherein
multiplicity forms a one -dimension series. Thus from this line properties we argue all those of time, except this only one ; that the parts of the line are simultaneous whereas the parts of time are always consecutive. It follows that the same representation of time is an intuition since all its relations may be expressed by an outer insight.

Kant, An Essay on Pure Reason

translated by mycosysafe

Monday, December 12, 2005

Sunday, December 11, 2005


For money you can have everything it is said.
- No that is not true.
You can buy food, but not appetite;
medicine, but not health;
soft beds, but not sleep;
knowledge but not intelligence;
glitter, but not comfort;
fun, but not pleasure;
acquaintances, but not friendship;
servants, but not faithfulness;
grey hair, but not honour;
quiet days, but not peace.
The shell of all things you can get for money.
But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money.

Arne Garborg (1851-1924) Norwegian writer

chosen by sghinopaullimo

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Elena plays the cello ( The Pertubazione at Bari,2/12/05)

Gigi and Tommy, frontmen of The Pertubazione

I Pertubazione

The Pertubazione are a group of six musicians from Rivoli, near Turin, north-west of Italy.
They have been working on tracing a middle way between the bright world of independent music and the Italian classical art song.
The Pertubazione primarily write songs. Songs that try to open a world
to unveil a universe, an imagination and that find maturity in their fourth cd "Canzoni allo specchio"( Songs in the mirror) produced by Paolo Benvegnù whose "Chiedo alla polvere" ( I ask dust) is the first hit.
chosen and met by Mycosysafe and Sghinopaullimo

Friday, December 09, 2005

recurrent ways for evaluating life

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

mother tongue
usual clothes store
usual hair style
usual husband
usual friends
city block
annual income

many may just consider some or few;
the majority of humans look at them all at the same time because, as you can see, there's a close relation running under them all.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

I'm female

I'm not tough
droll or stoical.
I droop
after wine, sex
or intense conversation.
The streets coil around me
when they are empty
I'm female
I get scared

Dorothy Porter chosen by mycosysafe

Monday, December 05, 2005


Sunday, December 04, 2005

a kiss is a world
nobody(else) can break up

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Vladimir Solovev , a symbolist Russian poet

The Sound of A Distant Waterfall...

The distant sound of a waterfall
Resounds through the forest,
Quiet joy wafts down
From the dusky heavens.

Just the white vault of the sky
Just the white dream of the earth...
My heart obediently fell silent,
All my worries drifted away.

Slow joy,
Everything flows together as if in sleep...
The distant sound of a waterfall
Resounds in the silence.
chosen by mycosysafe

Friday, December 02, 2005

A Maharishi's thought

"Non lasciate che la mente sia coinvolta eccessivamente nel vostro lavoro se desiderate la pace." - Guru Dev
"Do not get the mind excessively involved in your employment if you desire peace."
- Guru Dev
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi