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Música da capo

Una vez más el listado de lo oído compulsivamente durante el año. Espero no se aburran (que yo no lo he hecho).

10. Dido, Look No Further

9. Johann Sebastian Bach, Aria da Capo

8. Jack Johnson, All At Once

7. The Beatles, Every Little Thing

6. Radiohead, Nude

5. Bon Iver, Lump Sum

4. Wir sind Helden, Alles

3. Wir sind Helden, Bring mich nach Hause

2. James Blunt, You're Beautiful

1. Bon Iver, Flume

Lotus Flower


Ojalá Dios / Hoffentlich Gott / Hopefully God

Passing Song

"In my defence, what is there to say? We destroy the love, it's our way. We never listen enough, never face the truth. Then like a passing song, love is here and then it's gone." In my Defence, Freddie Mercury



The Life of Mind

"No alarms and no surprises. No alarms and no surprises. No alarms and no surprises... Please." No Surprises, Radiohead

In the Background: A painting of David Manzur.


Me in You

"There's a little bit of me inside you gathering what you've lost. But there's a little bit of you in everyone can never keep a secret" Me in You, Kings of Convenience


Kings of Convenience



"Karma police... I've given all I can. It's not enough. I've given all I can, but we're still on the payroll. This is what you get... This is what you get when you mess with us" Karma Police, Radiohead






"Der Wind wirft sich wütend gegen die Fenster. Er heult wie ein hungriges Tier. Der Sturm peitscht turmhohe Wellen in Pfützen, reißt Dackel von Leinen, stiehlt Kinder und Mützen, macht Halt und brüllt nach dir... Aber du bist hier bei mir still im Auge des Sturms" Im Auge des Sturms, Wir sind Helden

Museo Guggenheim


"I'm the invisible man... Incredible how you can see right through me. Watch me! I'm the invisible man... It's criminal how I can see right through you. Look at me!" The Invisible Man, Queen


"When she was just a girl she expected the world. But it flew away from her reach. So she ran away in her sleep, dreamed of paradise." Paradise, Coldplay


"I pick a moon dog... Well, you can radiate everything you are... Yes! You can radiate everything you are!" Dig a Pony, The Beatles

Into the Sea

"Wash it far. Push it out to sea. There's nothing left here for me. I watch it lift up to the sky, I watch it crush me and then I die." The Sky is Broken, Moby


"Empty spaces... what are we living for? Abandoned places... I guess we know the score... On and on! Does anybody know what we are looking for?" The Show Must Go On, Queen


"You paint yourself white and feel up with noise, but there'll be something missing." Nude, Radiohead

Árbol Eléctrico

Falling Life

"Altogether, the task of estimating the length of human life (of animals' we presume not to speak) is beyond our capacity, for directly we say that it is ages long, we are reminded that it is briefer than the fall of a rose leaf to the ground. Of the two forces which alternately, and what is more confusing still, at the same moment, dominate our unfortunate numbskulls - brevity and diuturnity - Orlando was sometimes under the influence of the elefant-footed deity, then of the gnat-winged fly. Life seemed to him of prodigious length. Yet even so, it went like a flash." Orlando,Virginia Woolf


"One thousand words in years. A thousand years which tell the whole story.  No one sees, behind empty words there's always something. The last tears shed, I wipe them off.  The last years of a lifetime." Heima, Sigur Rós


"Was unter Schmerzen geboren wird muss unter Schmerzen verloren gehen." Nichts was wir tun könnten, Wir sind Helden


"All the lonely people Where do they all come from? All the lonely people Where do they all belong?" Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles

Hanging Around

"You know where you are with... Floor collapsing, falling, bouncing back and one day I’m gonna grow wings [...]" Let Down, Radiohead

Fall to Come

"How clear under the trees, How softly the music flows, Rippling from one still pool to another Into the lake of silence." A Melody by Scarlatti, Aldous Huxley


como la luz... que a veces ilumina nuestra alma / wie das Licht... das manchmal unsere Seele beleuchtet


"... life is bigger, it's bigger than you. And you are not me. The lengths that I will go to... the distance in your eyes." Losing My Religion, R.E.M.

A Dream

"Ah! What is not a dream by day To him whose eyes are cast On things around him with a ray Turned back upon the past?" A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Another Side

"I’m gonna to have to run away. I’m sure that I belong some other place. I’ve seen another side of all I’ve seen... It keeps me wondering where my family is. It’s hard enough to see the world as it is, and hold on anything, without these quiet times coming round here." Quiet Times, Dido


"The so many territories ready to reform. Don't let it form us... the creature fear." Creature Fear, Bon Iver


Sentarse y contar la misma historia de siempre. Pero como nunca antes nadie la había contado. Con los matices de esta vida. Hablar sobre alguien que no conocía la amistad, a pesar de desearla ardientemente. Y que no sabía que la amistad lo buscaba. Esa noche recibió una llamada. / Die selbe und übliche Geschichte zu erzählen. Das aber wie niemand davor diese Geschichte erzählt hätte. Mit den Nuancen dieses Lebens. Etwas über einen Mann, der die Freundschaft nie erlebt hätte, obwohl er sie leidenschaftlich gewollt hätte, und der von der Freundschaft gesucht wurde. Diese Nacht hat er einen Anruf bekommen.


"La soledad también es un estado muy peculiar... a veces se presenta como una selva, llena de peligros y de sorpresas [...]. La soledad es un lugar lleno de secretos, como la selva." El Último Encuentro, Sándor Márai (trad. Judit Xantus Szarvas)


"[Love] is always poor, and anything but tender and fair, as the many imagine him; and he is rough and squalid, and has no shoes, nor a house to dwell in; on the bare earth exposed he lies under the open heaven, in-the streets, or at the doors of houses, taking his rest; and like his mother he is always in distress. Like his father too, whom he also partly resembles, he is always plotting against the fair and good; he is bold, enterprising, strong, a mighty hunter, always weaving some intrigue or other, keen in the pursuit of wisdom, fertile in resources; a philosopher at all times, terrible as an enchanter, sorcerer, sophist. He is by nature neither mortal nor immortal, but alive and flourishing at one moment when he is in plenty, and dead at another moment, and again alive by reason of his father's nature." Symposium, Plato (trad. Benjamin Jowett)


"And in the end, we lie awake and we dream to make our escape." Death and all his friends, Coldplay


"... va girando a tu alrededor, como la tierra. La tierra es el mundo. El mundo es la bola. Y la bola es tu juego. Ahora cierra los ojos, mi ser" Ojo de la Tormenta, Soda Stereo


¡Cuántas cosas hermosas! los confines de la aurora del Ganges, la secreta alondra de la noche de Julieta. El pasado está hecho de jardines. Los amantes, las naves, la curiosa enciclopedia que nos brinda ayeres, los ángeles del gnóstico, los seres que soñó Blake, el ajedrez, la rosa, el Cantar de los Cantares del hebreo, esa flor que florece en el desierto de la atroz escritura, el mar abierto del álgebra y las formas de Proteo. Quedan tantas estrellas todavía; suspendo aquí mi vana astronomía.
Jorge Luis Borges (tal como aparece en la edición de 5 poemas hecha por Jaime Correas, reproducida en Traiciones de la Memoria de Héctor Abad Faciolince, p. 99)


"I swoop around your head, but I never hit. I'm blinded by your daylight. Electric veins pass through me." Skip Divided, Thom Yorke

wenn die Zeit gefriert

"Ein Herz, ein Schlag, ein Blitz für die, die einsam sind. Augen auf. Schaut euch das an. Wollt ihr wirklich zählen wie die Zeit verrinnt, wenn die Welt auch so was kann?" Wenn es passiert, Wir sind Helden


“... the impossible must be justified by reference to artistic requirements, or to the higher reality, or to received opinion. With respect to the requirements of art, a probable impossibility is to be preferred to a thing improbable and yet possible." Poetics, Aristotle (trad. S.H. Butcher)

On the Way Home

"The cargo lies in our laps. The weight is so heavy and this is all we know. Our message will need a ship, to travel across oceans that can't otherwise be crossed." My Ship isn't pretty, Kings of Convinience


"The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away, coming to take you away... The magical mystery tour is dying to take you away, dying to take you away, take you today." Magical Mistery Tour, The Beatles

Human Patterns

"When you look at the world, what is it that you see? People find all kinds of things that bring them to their knees. I see an expression, so clear and so true, that changes the atmosphere when you walk (in)to the room." When I look at the world, U2


"Te regalo mi sol, mi luz, mi playa. Te comparto mi dicha y mi pesar. ... Te regalo mis fotos preferidas. Te comparto mi humana condición." Mi Playa, Ely Guerra