02 septiembre, 2008

Necesitaba perder

Hoy creímos, mis amigos y yo, que unos cacos entraron a nuestra casa y robaron la bicicleta de mi amigo David. Almorzamos cruzando toda clase de hipótesis. En un momento Dupinesco dije:

- Hay dos posibilidades... o entraron por la ventana y salieron por la puerta... o a uno de nosotros se nos quedó la bicicleta en algún lugar.

Pero nadie admitió haber salido en esa bicicleta y nos resignamos a comprar entre todos una bicicleta para David.

Una hora después me llama uno de los detectives de la humilitas universalis y me dice:

- Boludo, dejaste la bicleta el viernes en el teatro de la Universidad Católica.

Así nomás fue.

05 junio, 2008

Quiero dormir en un tronco hueco

Go where you want to
Do the things you feel
Walk around with a broken leg
And a hundred-dollar bill

Get yourself a pistol
Get yourself a dog
Stay up all night getting drunk
Sleeping on a hollow log

Walk 'til you're restless
Sleep 'til you're tired
Wake up without thinking
You're the one I desire

(Hollow Log, Beck)

25 mayo, 2008

The KKK took my baby away

Ring me, ring me ring me up the President
and find out where my baby went
Ring me, ring me, ring me up the FBI
And find out if my baby's alive

12 mayo, 2008

It's work, all that matters is work.

Andy was a Catholic
the ethic ran through his bones
He lived alone with his mother
collecting gossip and toys
Every Sunday when he went to Church
He'd kneel in his pew and say
"It's work, all that matters is work."

No matter what I did it never seemed enough
he said I was lazy, I said I was young
He said, "How many songs did you write ?"
I'd written zero, I'd lied and said, "Ten."
"You won't be young forever
You should have written fifteen", It's work

Andy said a lot of things
I stored them all away in my head
Sometimes when I can't decide what I should do
I think what would Andy have said
He'd probably say you think too much
That's 'cause there's work that
you don't want to do
It's work, the most important thing is work!

De acuerdo

"What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

12 marzo, 2008

Working Man Blues

My cruel weapons have been put on the shelf
Come sit down on my knee
You are dearer to me than myself
As you yourself can see
I'm listenin' to the steel rails hum
Got both eyes tight shut
Just sitting here trying to keep the hunger from
Creeping it's way into my gut

11 enero, 2008


Cause that union man
has got such a hold over me
he's the man who decides
if I live or I die
if I starve or I eat

but all I want to do
is make some money
and bring you home some wine
for I don't want you to see me
standing in that line

"Get back in the line"
Ray Davies

03 enero, 2008

Dare! significa Atrevete!

Dare! captures the moment when post-punk's robotic fascination with synthesizers met a clinical Bowiesque infatuation with fashion and modern art, including pop culture, plus a healthy love of songcraft. This songs have a self-conscious detachment that enhances the postmodern sense of emotional isolation, obsession with form over content, and love of modernity for its own sake. Few have manipulated technology in such an emotionally effective way. That wouldn't matter at all if The Human League songs themselves weren't smashing.