Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Secret To The End









Oh when I look at you
I'm probably the same way too
I got a feeling that it's coming soon
Could this be the end






When I look around this room
There must be something I can do
Can I convince you that it isn't true
We've come to the end







Did I disappoint you
I wanted to believe it's true
Oh the book of love was not enough
To see us through
The problem
Should have been you (Should have been you)
Should have been you (Could have been you)
Should have been you (Would have been you)
(Should have been you, Would have been you)





If it hadn't been me
(Would have been you, Could have been you)
Should have been you (Should have been you)
Should have been you (Would have been you)
(Should have been you)
If it hadnt been me






It seems so obvious to you
You're feeling what I am feeling too
The final chapter in the contract expires soon
We've come to the end





Thank God I'm not the same as you
You always know exactly what to do
It's who I am, it's not for you
We've come to the end






Did I disappoint you
I wanted to believe it's true
The book of love was not enough
To see us through
The problem
Should have been you (Should have been you)
Should have been you (Could have been you)
Should have been you (Would have been you)
(Should have been you, Could have been you)






If it hadn't been me
(Would have been you, Could have been you)
Should have been you (Should have been you)
Should have been you (Would have been you)






(Should have been you)
If it hadn't been me

Depeche Mode

Monday, April 14, 2014

Twice







Twice I turn my back on you
I fell flat on my face but didn't loose
Tell me where would I go
Tell me what led you on I'd love to know







Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it both men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now







Thought I had an answer once
But your random ways swept me along
Colossal signs so I got lost
With so many lovers singing soft








Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it both men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now

Little Dragon

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mostly Sitting Haiku I








Mountain wind slow as breath, 
mist drifts over pine—
I've sat twenty days on this same pillow!









Meditation hall silent
bird slammed into window
sat brooding half an hour
Saw Buddha then.








Use breath as Manjusri
Sword instantly cutting
down thought after thought
heaviness of sleep dream
fantasy, breath after breath
outward






"Good at the beginning . . ." 
tears roll down
my palsied right cheek.








"You're not going to get your money back"
Everybody laughing—
"Any questions?"









Sunlight mixed with dust
rises behind a truck
on the dirt road.








Rows of sitting heads—
blue windows, car
parked silent on grass.


Allen Ginsberg

Friday, April 11, 2014

Strange Weather





Will you take me across the Channel,
London Bridge is falling down.
Strange a woman tries to save
What a man will try to drown.
And he's the rain that they predicted,






Its the forecast every time.
The rose has died because you picked it
And I believe that brandy's mine.






And all over the world
Strangers
Talk only about the weather.
All over the world
It's the same
It's the same







The world is getting flatter,
The sky is falling all around.
And nothing is the matter
For I never cry in town.
And a love like ours, my dear,





Is best measured when its down.
And I never buy umbrellas,
For there's always one around.







And all over the world Strangers
Talk only about the weather.
All over the world It's the same
It's the same
It's the same.








And you know that its beginning,
And you know that its the end
When once again we are strangers
And the fog comes rolling in.






And all over the world
Strangers
Talk only about the weather.
All over the world
It's the same
It's the same

Tom Waits

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bloodstain







They say if you took it all away
This love would fall apart
I say, no way
You don't know the size of my heart










Vicious, suspicious
It doesn't matter what I say
Users and losers
There's nothing here to make me stay








Bloodstain on a blue vein
Take it with no shame
Love tracks on a loose train
Bloodstain









No gain with no pain
My scars are deeper than you think
Tie me, try me
One more time before I sink








Big lies, big times
This love is not what we're about
It's too late and I'm too straight
It's time to blow this fire out







Bloodstain on a blue vein
Take it with no shame
Love tracks on a loose train
Bloodstain on a blue vein









Take me softly
I'm going crazy for your touch

Bloodstain on a blue vein
Take it with no shame






I'm alone
And dissatisfied
And someone else is alone
And dissatisfied

You are alone?


UNKLE

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ROOMS 2014









ROOMS 2014
Contemporary Art Show

Kappatos Gallery presents from 13 to 28 February 2014, for the fourteenth time since 1999, the annual contemporary art exhibition, ROOMS 2014 at St George Lycabettus hotel, in Dexameni-Kolonaki.






In one of the most popular and historical exhibitions of contemporary art, 20 curators, art historians and art theorists, choose an artist or artist group each and present them in hotel rooms. Twenty five different artists take part with sound, photography and visual art installations, painting, sculpture, projects, design, performances, films, etc.







The exhibition ROOMS expands on a whole floor of the hotel, where each artist or group is shown in a room, with the hotel room transformed into the private space of the artist. In this way a great opportunity is given for the documentation of contemporary trends and perspectives in visual arts, while a creative dialogue is initiated.








The choice of the space of a hotel for the organisation of this exhibition has been a combination of priorities, such as the independent showcase of artists and at the same time, the need for each artwork to claim and acquire its own -both private and public- space, in complete accord to the character and the meaning of the current conditions.







The space of the hotel constitutes a facility with a historical structure and a social role in the framework of the urban environment; a space to visit, a space of meeting and getting to know, a space for rest and communication. Together with the strict mode of function that is the temporary hosting of the city’s visitors, the accommodation of professional agendas and activities of leisure take place. In the case of the exhibition ROOMS there is an extra, unprecedented use: the accommodation of artworks. Thus the social role of the hotel is expanded and acquires an artistic and communicative element; it becomes the podium for artists to address the major public. For many of them indeed, the magnificent space of St George Lycabettus hotel, lying in one of the most central and most wonderful points of Athens, is a great opportunity to create artworks especially for the exhibition, related to the varied functions of the hotel as a signifier of passage, speculation and amusement.






St George Lycabettus hotel highly estimates art and relentlessly continues to support and promote cultural activities through participating for the umpteenth time in this particular organisation, hence approaching the fields of contemporary art and critical thinking.








ROOMS 2014

Curators:
Vana Verriopoulou, Christiana Galanopoulou, Dio Kangelari, Christina Kalli – Minas Minatsis, Charis Kanellopoulou, Margarita Kataga, Valia Katsimpa, Isavella Kladaki, Petros Kosmas, Panagis Koutsokostas, Tasos Koutsouris, Giota Konstantatou, Giannis Mpolis, Out of the Box Intermedia, Ourania Panoutsou, Elena Pougia, Charis Savvopoulos, Kostis Stafylakis, Faye Tzanetoulakou, Lina Tsikouta





Artists:
Margarita Athanasiou, Giorgos Alexandridis, Panagiotis Vorrias – Panos Kompis, Alberto Bourdeth, Thanasis Giotakis, Efi Gousi, Giannis Kapellos, Maria Karachristou, Lito Kattou – Leontios Toumpouris, Georgia Lale, Alexandros Maganiotis, Matina Megkla, Natasa Mpiza – Vasiliki Ralli, Giorgos Oimpak, Tasos Papatsoris, Panagiotis Profitis, Antonis Titakis, Olga Miliaresi-Foka, Voula Frasiola – Akis Karanos, Sofia Chousou

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Endless Parade






A primadonna with a premonition feels like he's preachin' to the choir
A superstar filled with superstition can't pull himself out of the mire







All you ever dreamed of is finally in your reach but careful what you wish for
If you don't practice what you preach








The circus came to town, I guess it must have stayed
It's like an endless parade






All these people you can see through like ghosts, maybe you've seen too much
Nothing's real, nothing you can feel, no one you can touch







Strangers stare in silence, they think they know your mind
No place to jump off, that's the way the game's designed







Another new day dawns, another sunset fades
It's like an endless parade






Music, music and more music imploding inside your brain
The life that you have chosen did it finally drive you insane






Psychophantic tirades fill your head with ammunition
Sights set on your enemies but you keep losing your position






Reluctantly you face the day try to get your gameface on
What used to be a fantasy has now become a marathon









Every heart you ever broke, all the people you've betrayed
Another new day dawns
Another sunset fades






Yeh, the circus came to town, I guess it must have stayed
It's like an endless parade

Gov't Mule