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Scarlett + Bowie = Waits?

Enquanto a emissão não retoma a normalidade, deixo em forma de compensação um dos temas que fará parte de Anywhere I Lay My Head, o disco de estreia de Scarlett Johansson, integralmente composto por originais de Tom Waits e ainda um original de Scarlett. Trata-se de Falling Down (sim, o mesmo onde Waits canta sobre “Scarlett and me”) e tem a participação de David Bowie.

Espelho d’alma #2

In the port of Amsterdam
There’s a sailor who sings
Of the dreams that he brings
From the wide open sea
In the port of Amsterdam
There’s a sailor who sleeps
While the river bank weeps
To the old willow tree

In the port of Amsterdam
There’s a sailor who dies
Full of beer, full of cries
In a drunken town fight
In the port of Amsterdam
There’s a sailor who’s born
On a hot muggy morn
By the dawn’s early light

In the port of Amsterdam
Where the sailors all meet
There’s a sailor who eats
Only fish heads and tails
And he’ll show you his teeth
That have rotted too soon
That can haul up the sails
That can swallow the moon

And he yells to the cook
With his arms open wide
“Hey, bring me more fish
Throw it down by my side”
And he wants so to belch
But he’s too full to try
So he stands up and laughs
And he zips up his fly

In the port of Amsterdam
You can see sailors dance
Paunches bursting their pants
Grinding women to porch
They’ve forgotten the tune
That their whiskey voice croaked
Splitting the night
With the roar of their jokes
And they turn and they dance
And they laugh and they lust
Till the rancid sound of the accordion bursts
And then out of the night
With their pride in their pants
And the sluts that they tow
Underneath the street lamps

In the port of Amsterdam
There’s a sailor who drinks
And he drinks and he drinks
And he drinks once again
He’ll drink to the health
Of the whores of Amsterdam
Who’ve given their bodies
To a thousand other men
Yeah, they’ve bargained their virtue
Their goodness all gone
For a few dirty coins
Well he just can’t go on
Throws his nose to the sky
And he aims it up above
And he pisses like I cry
On the unfaithful love

In the port of Amsterdam
In the port of Amsterdam

David Bowie, Amsterdam (“Sorrow” B-Side, Pin Ups, 1973)

Sessão #2

Segundo podcast d’O Sal da Língua, com a seguinte ordem de entrada:

Major Swing: YMCK
Who Will Bring Us Together: Lacrosse
We Are Co-Existors: Bodies of Water
Happiness Won Me Over: El Perro del Mar
Trouble: Over the Rhine
Irene: Caribou
2080: Yeasayer
Friskashuffle: Friska Viljor
Angels: Black Mountain
Twenty-Six Years: Sean Riley and the Slowriders
Excuses to See You: The Young Republic
Shall I Let This Good Man In: Moongod Jr.
Life on Mars: Arcade Fire/David Bowie

The Man Who Sold the World, 1971

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David Bowie, The Man Who Sold the World (1971)

Esta é a verdadeira origem da personagem Ziggy Stardust e dos Spiders from Mars. Hoje sabemos que Ziggy seria apenas uma das muitas cores que o camaleão iria assumir ao longo da carreira, mas, na época, representou uma pequena revolução. Foram muitas as tendências coladas à fase Spiders from Mars de Bowie, entre as quais o glam rock e o próprio hard rock. Bastava apenas pegar numa perspectiva e justificá-la com um dos vários elementos inovadores que apareciam no disco. Esta foi também a fase carnavalesca de Bowie, o berço criativo de todo o imaginário que resultou num dos marcos principais da sua carreira, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. O tema que dá nome ao álbum ficou famoso, até pelas várias versões que teve, mas o disco no seu todo é o retrato do músico em grande convulsão artística e pessoal, e tem grande valor por isso mesmo.

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