Μουσικοί δρόμοι και πλατείες (όπως η πλατεία Βάθης)

nickel

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Τα Παιδιά από την Πάτρα έχουν δίσκο με τίτλο "Αχαρνών 77" (προφανώς εκεί ήταν το κέντρο τους) αλλά κανένα τραγούδι με τέτοιο τίτλο.
Το διεθνώς γνωστό αντίστοιχο είναι, βέβαια, η Abbey Road.


Η άχρηστη γνώση της ημέρας:

You want to talk about being in the right place at the right time?

Paul Cole, a retired salesman living in the Sebastian area, is in one of the most beloved, most reproduced and most iconic photographs of the past 35 years.

Get out your copy of "Abbey Road," the final Beatles album, and still the best-selling record of their illustrious career. You'll see the four Beatles walking single-file on the crosswalk in front of their recording studio, which just happened to be on Abbey Road in north London.

In the background, just behind John Lennon, is Paul Cole.

The picture was taken on the morning of Aug. 8, 1969. Photographer Iain McMillan brought the four Beatles outside, had them walk back and forth a few times, shot for 15 minutes and called it a day.

The picture everybody liked found the Beatles stepping symmetrically.

At that very moment, Cole -- on vacation from Deerfield Beach -- had opted out of entering a museum on Abbey Road with his wife.

"I told her 'I've seen enough museums. You go on in, take your time and look around and so on, and I'll just stay out here and see what's going on outside,'" says Cole, who was in his 50s at the time.

Parked just outside was a black police vehicle.

"I like to just start talking with people," Cole says. "I walked out, and that cop was sitting there in that police car. I just started carrying on a conversation with him. I was asking him about all kinds of things, about the city of London and the traffic control, things like that. Passing the time of day.

"I don't know why he was sitting there for so long; maybe he knew that was coming, I don't know. But he showed no evidence of it at all."

In McMillan's available alternate shots, all taken from the same spot (atop a stepladder in the middle of the street), there is no evidence of the police car or of Paul Cole.

"I just happened to look up, and I saw those guys walking across the street like a line of ducks," he recalls. "A bunch of kooks, I called them, because they were rather radical-looking at that time. You didn't walk around in London barefoot."

About a year later, Cole first noticed the "Abbey Road" album on top of the family record player (with Paul McCartney sans shoes). He did a double-take when he eyeballed McMillan's photo.

"I had a new sportcoat on, and I had just gotten new shell-rimmed glasses before I left," he says. "I had to convince the kids that that was me for a while. I told them 'Get the magnifying glass out, kids, and you'll see it's me.'

"And they saw it, and they went 'Oh, boy!' We had a laugh about it."

Σύμφωνα με τη Wikipedia, ο Paul Cole πέθανε πέρυσι στα 97 του. Πόσο πιο άχρηστη πληροφορία θα μπορούσα να σας δώσω;

Για νοσταλγούς:
Η διάβαση στην Abbey Road σε webcam.

Βέβαια, επειδή από τους δρόμους της Αγγλίας ο πιο γνωστός στους Έλληνες είναι η Oxford Street και αυτήν κανένας δεν την έχει υμνήσει, πάρτε μια ζωντανή web cam κι αποκεί.
 

daeman

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Άλλη μια ηλιόλουστη πλευρά του δρόμου
Seen the carnival at Rome
Had the women I had the booze
All I can remember now
Is little kids without no shoes
So I saw that train
And I got on it
With a heartful of hate
And a lust for vomit
Now I'm walking on the sunnyside of the street

Stepped over bodies in Bombay
Tried to make it to the U.S.A.
Ended up in Nepal
Up on the roof with nothing at all
And I knew that day
I was going to stay
Right where I am, on the sunnyside of the street

Been in a palace, been in a jail
I just don't want to be reborn a snail
Just want to spend eternity
Right where I am, on the sunnyside of the street

As my mother wept it was then I swore
To take my life as I would a whore
I know I'm better than before
I will not be reconstructed
Just wanna stay right here
On the sunnyside of the street
 

daeman

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Παίρνω ξανά τους δρόμους, εμβληματικό μιας εποχής, με τη μαγική φυσαρμόνικα του σχεδόν τυφλού Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson, σε μια από τις τελευταίες του εμφανίσεις (και τον Bob 'the Bear' Hite να μην ξέρει τι να κάνει δίπλα στον ντράμερ;-):
Well, I'm so tired of crying,
But I'm out on the road again.
I'm on the road again.
I ain't got no woman
Just to call my special friend.
You know the first time I traveled
Out in the rain and snow -
In the rain and snow,
I didn't have no payroll,
Not even no place to go.
And my dear mother left me
When I was quite young -
When I was quite young.
She said "Lord, have mercy
On my wicked son."
Take a hint from me, mama,
Please don't you cry no more -
Don't you cry no more.
'Cause it's soon one morning
Down the road I'm going.
But I aint going down
That long old lonesome road
All by myself.
I can't carry you, baby,
Gonna carry somebody else.
 

daeman

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Κι επειδή, όταν παίρνεις τους δρόμους, χρειάζεσαι και κάπου να ξαποστάσεις, ένα χάνι, ένα roadhouse, βρε αδερφέ...
Ah, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Yeah, we're goin' to the roadhouse
Gonna have a real
A good time

Yeah, back at the roadhouse they got some bungalows
Yeah, back at the roadhouse they got some bungalows
And that's for the people
Who like to go down slow

Let it roll, baby, roll
Let it roll, baby, roll
Let it roll, baby, roll
Let it roll, all night long

Do it, Robby, do it*

You gotta roll, roll, roll
You gotta thrill my soul, all right
Roll, roll, roll, roll
To thrill my soul
You gotta beepa concha too chomp
Ko ko ko kah don-ta
Ate japoona may-jah
Bop a lula he-cho
Bop a mee-cho
He some funk, hey ride

Ashen lady, Ashen lady
Give up your vows, give up your vows
Save our city, save our city
Ah right now

When I woke up this morning, I got myself a beer
Well, I woke up this morning, and I got myself a beer
The future's uncertain, and the end is always near

Let it roll, baby, roll
Let it roll, baby, roll
Let it roll, baby, roll
Let it roll, ah, all night long
 

nickel

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Tin Pan Alley
Όπως το Broadway έχει συνδυαστεί με το εμπορικό και το μουσικό θέατρο, έτσι και το Tin Pan Alley έχει συνδυαστεί με την ελαφρά μουσική. Δεν είναι ωστόσο κάποιος συγκεκριμένος δρόμος με αυτό το όνομα, αλλά περιοχή του Μανχάταν που συνδέεται με τις παρτιτούρες, την έκδοσή τους, τα δικαιώματα των συνθετών και κατ’ επέκταση όλη την αμερικανική βιομηχανία ελαφράς μουσικής στις αρχές του περασμένου αιώνα.

The origins of the name "Tin Pan Alley" are unclear. The most popular account holds that it was originally a derogatory reference to the sound made by many pianos all playing different tunes in this small urban area, producing a cacophony comparable to banging on tin pans. With time this nickname was popularly embraced and many years later it came to describe the U.S. music industry in general.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_Pan_Alley

Αλλά δεν θα κολλήσω εδώ το Tin Pan Alley τού Stevie Ray Vaughan, αλλά κάτι από μιούζικαλ, γιατί αν δεν το βάλω εγώ, δεν θα το βάλει κανείς. Από την Ωραία μου κυρία, στην πιο τζαζίστικη εκτέλεση:



Πάντως, Daeman, κλέβουμε... Όχι τραγούδια με τις λέξεις street ή road, αλλά τραγούδια με τα ονόματα συγκεκριμένων δρόμων θέλουμε!
 

daeman

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[...]Πάντως, Daeman, κλέβουμε... Όχι τραγούδια με τις λέξεις street ή road, αλλά τραγούδια με τα ονόματα συγκεκριμένων δρόμων θέλουμε!

Όχι βέβαια! I'd never stoop as low as that. Όταν δεις τη δισκοθήκη μου, θα με πιστέψεις.
Είπα να ξεκινήσω με τα γενικά, όπως τα κατεβάζει η κούτρα μου. Όσο για τα συγκεκριμένα, αγάλι αγάλι γίνεται... η συναγρίδα χέλι! :D
 

daeman

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Ορίστε και μια συγκεκριμένη πλατεία, από το Stand Up των Τζέθρο Ταλ:


Bright city woman
Walking down Leicester Square everyday.
Gonna get a piece of my mind.
You think you're not a piece of my kind.
Ev'rywhere the people looking.
Why don't you get up and sing?

Bright city woman
Where did you learn all the things you say?
You listen to the newsmen on TV.
You may fool yourself but you don't fool me.
I'll see you in another place, another time.
You may be someone's, but you won't be mine.
 
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daeman

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Σε εντελώς άλλο κλίμα, και πάλι γενικό, όμως ;-)
Αυτό το έχουμε ξεχάσει, φαίνεται...
 

daeman

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Επιμένω γενικά - αν και υπάρχουν πολλές Pleasant street σε όλο τον κόσμο - με την ανεπανάληπτη φωνή του Τιμ Μπάκλεϊ:


You don't remember what to say
You don't remember what to do
You don't remember where to go
You don't remember what to choose
You wheel, you steal, you feel, you kneel down

All the stony people
Walking 'round in Christian licorice clothes
I can't hesitate
And I can't wait
For Pleasant Street

The sunshine reminds you of concreted skies
You thought you were flying but you opened your eyes
And you found yourself falling back to yesterday's lies
Hello, Pleasant Street, you know she's back again
You wheel, you steal, you feel, you kneel down

All the stony people
Walking 'round in Christian licorice clothes
I can't hesitate
And I can't wait
For Pleasant Street

At twilight your lover comes to your room
He'll spin you, he'll weave you 'round his emerald loom
And softly you'll whisper all around his ear
Sweet lover, I love Pleasant Street
I wheel, I steal, I feel my way down to kneel

All the stony people
Walking 'round in Christian licorice clothes
I can't hesitate
And I can't wait
For Pleasant Street

You don't remember what to say
You don't remember what to do
You don't remember which way to go
You don't remember who to choose
You wheel, you steal, you feel, you kneel down
 
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daeman

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Ένας χιλιοτραγουδισμένος και χιλιο-ονειρεμένος θεατρικός δρόμος, σε δύο εκτελέσεις, από τους Ντρίφτερς:



και από τον Τζορτζ Μπένσον, όπως επιλέχτηκε για το All That Jazz:

They say the neon lights are bright
On Broadway
They say there's always magic in the air
But when you're walkin' down the street
And you ain't had enough to eat
The glitter rubs right off and you're nowhere

They say the chicks are somethin' else
On Broadway
But lookin' at them just gives me the blues
'Cause how ya gonna make some time
When all you got is one thin dime
And one thin dime won't even shine your shoes

They say that I won't last too long
On Broadway
I'll catch a Greyhound bus for home they say
But they're dead wrong, I know they are
'Cause I can play this here guitar
And I won't quit till I'm star
On Broadway

But they're dead wrong, I know they are
'Cause I can play this here guitar
And I won't quit till I'm star
On Broadway
 
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daeman

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Και μια ματιά στην άλλη πλευρά του, όπως την είδε ο Τζο Στράμερ, από το Sandinista
"It ain't my fault
It's 6 'o'clock in the morning"
He said
As he came up out of the night

When he found I had no coins to bum,
He began to testify
Born in a depression
Born out of good luck
Born into misery
- In the back of a truck..

I'm telling you this mister
Don't be put off by looks
I been in the ring and I took those right hooks

Oh the loneliness
Used to knock me out - harder than the rest

And I've worked for breakfast
'N I ain't had no lunch
I been on delivery and received every punch

Suddenly I noticed that it weren't quite the same
Feel different one morning maybe it was the rain

But everywhere I looked all over the city
They're runnin' in an out of the bars
Someone stopped for a pick-up driving one of those cars
Y'see I allways wanted one of those cars
Long black 'n shiny an' pull up to the bars
Honk your horn, put down your windows, push yer button,
Hear it coming in
You can say I can see the light... roll!
Forward! Drive! Green lights! Green lights!
Intersection city coming a running comeback home I run back
Not that strong now
Yes who's there now, can I help you? Calling Intel station light

Did you put your money in? Yes I put it in
It say go, I say go, she say go, so we say go
Cos I can see the light all night tonight this night right now
Coming on forward motion across the ocean
An' up the hills yeh boys let's strike for the hills
While that petrol tank is full
Gimme a push gimme a pull
Gimme a llama gimme a mule
Gimme a donkey or gimme a horse

Down the avenue
So fine
In style
 

nickel

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Επιτρέψτε μου μια στιγμή, να το διευρύνω λιγάκι, γεωγραφικά, ιστορικά, με ευκαιρία αυτό το ρεκόρ (Forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has become the oldest living artist to top the UK album chart)...

 

daeman

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(Με την άδειά σας, συνεχίζω την παρένθεση... Όταν ακούω white cliffs of Dover, θυμάμαι πάντα αυτό εδώ
εκτός θέματος - εκτός αν το συνδέσουμε με την ποτάμια οδό - και εντός θέματος (με εικόνες από δρόμους στη Τζαμάικα ;-)
Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover

Many rivers to cross
And it's only my will that keeps me alive
I've been licked, washed up for years
And I merely survive because of my pride

And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's such a drag to be on your own
My woman left me and she didn't say why
Well, I guess I'll have to cry

Many rivers to cross
But just where to begin I'm playing for time
There have been times I find myself
Thinking of committing some dreadful crime

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering, I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
And I merely survive because of my will...)
 

daeman

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Κι άλλος ένας σημαδιακός δρόμος της Νέας Υόρκης, η 110η οδός, το ανεπίσημο όριο του Χάρλεμ.
Ένα απόσπασμα από την αρχή του Across 110th Street, με υπόκρουση το ομώνυμο κομμάτι του Bobby Womack:


I was the third brother of five,
Doing whatever I had to do to survive.
I'm not saying what I did was alright,
Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day to day fight.

Been down so long, getting up didn't cross my mind,
I knew there was a better way of life that I was just trying to find.
You don't know what you'll do until you're put under pressure,
Across 110th Street is a hell of a tester.

Across 110th Street,
Pimps trying to catch a woman that's weak
Across 110th Street,
Pushers won't let the junkie go free.
Across 110th Street,
Woman trying to catch a trick on the street.
Across 110th Street,
You can find it all in the street.

I got one more thing I'd like to y'all about right now.
Hey brother, there's a better way out.
Snorting that coke, shooting that dope man you're copping out.
Take my advice, it's either live or die.
You've got to be strong, if you want to survive.

The family on the other side of town,
Would catch hell without a ghetto around.
In every city you find the same thing going down,
Harlem is the capital of every ghetto town.

Across 110th Street,
Pimps trying to catch a woman that's weak
Across 110th Street,
Pushers won't let the junkie go free.
Across 110th Street,
A woman trying to catch a trick on the street, ouh baby
Across 110th Street,
You can find it all in the street.
Yes he can, oh

Look around you, just look around you,
Look around you, look around you, uh yeah.
 
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SBE

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Μια μουσική πλατεία:

Η πλατεία αυτή έχει πολυτραγουδιστεί, μικρό δείγμα

Από την άλλη, Νικελ, η Οξφορντ Στρητ μπορεί να μην έχει γίνει τραγούδι, έχει γίνει όμως η παρακείμενη πλατεία Μπάρκλευ. Παραθέτω τη λιγότερο βαρετή βερσιόν:
που ξεκινάει με εικόνα που δεν έχει καμία σχέση με την πλατεία, αλλά δε βαριέσαι, για τους τουρίστες όλα ίδια είναι.
 

daeman

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Κι άλλοι δυο δρόμοι, συγκεκριμένοι αλλά υπαρκτοί μόνο στη φαντασία...;)
Η Coronation street, η μακροβιότερη αγγλική σαπουνόπερα, με το μουσικό θέμα της σε dub από κάποιον Izzy Royal:
και η Sesame Street, η μακροβιότερη παιδική τηλεοπτική εκπομπή, με την Πάτι Λαμπέλ στο Τραγούδι της Αλφαβήτας. Και όπως λέει κι ένας σχολιαστής στο youtube, αν μου το τραγουδούσαν έτσι, θα μπορούσα να μάθω οτιδήποτε!
 

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Ορίστε και μια πλατεία που κανονικά έπρεπε να βάλω μετά την Μπρόντγουεϊ, η Union Square:


Well time is always money
For the boys at Union Square
You can bust your ass till doomsday
But don't forget to say your prayers
Someone's got a wad on the backstreet.
Sacco got a bran' new slack
And your baby is handcuffed on the front seat
You just sit right there, boy and relax

Chorus:
I'm goin' down down down
I'm goin' down down down
I'm goin' down down down
I'm goin' down down down

Well they spill out of the Cinema 14
To that drag bar there on the block
Best live show by far in the whole east coast
With a bank rolled up in your sock
She stand right there for your pleasure
Half Puerto Rican Chinese
Your got to find your baby somebody to measure
I'm goin' to get me some of these baby.
Chorus

Four in the mornin' on a Sunday
Sacco drinkin' whiskey in church
Half pint festival brandy
That 'bout to fall right off his perch
The guy in the sweater's off duty
Out in front on the welfare hotel
The guy in the dress is a beauty
Go all the way and I swear you never can tell

Chorus
 
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nickel

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Από τα συμφωνικά ποιήματα του Ρεσπίγκι για τη Ρώμη, το τέταρτο μέρος από τα Πεύκα της Ρώμης: Τα πεύκα της Αππίας οδού.
The final movement, "I pini della Via Appia", portrays pine trees along the great Appian Way. Misty dawn: a legion advances along the Via Appia in the brilliance of the newly-risen sun. Respighi wanted the ground to tremble under the footsteps of his army and he instructs the organ to play bottom B flat on 8', 16' and 32' organ pedal. Trumpets peal and the consular army rises in triumph to the Capitoline Hill.


Radiosinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
Georges Prêtre, conductor (πολύ πιο εκφραστικός από τον Κάραγιαν — αλλά και η μαγνητοσκόπηση με τον Κάραγιαν έχει ενδιαφέρον παρά το λίγο φύσημα, που δεν ενοχλεί στα κρεσέντα)
Recorded at Liederhalle Stuttgart, 2004
 
Τα ξένα είναι χάος! Για τα δικά μας να προσθέσω:

Πάμε κάπου (Τσανακλίδου)

Κυριακή στην Κηφισίας, βρε
Στα μισά της Αλεξάνδρας, βρε

Ένας σκύλος στο Κολωνάκι (Δεληβοριάς)

Στο Κολωνάκι είν’ ένας σκύλος, ο Βαγγέλης
Έξω απ’ το Everest ή στη Λουκιανού

και αναφορά σε ξένο δρόμο από τους Κατσιμιχαίους στο Torpedo blues:

Με μαύρη Samsonite στης Wall street το παζάρι
 
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