Tuesday, December 8, 2009

free as a child

Thoughts run wild, free as a child
Into the night.
Across the screen a thin beam
Of magic light
(Rory Gallagher, 'Shadow Play', 1978)

the black stripe

And the general sat and the lines on the map
Moved from side to side.
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down.
But in the end it's only round and round.
(Pink Floyd, Us And Them', 1973)

spread over

τρίτη πόρτα αριστερά

Ξημερώνει μα έδώ
η νύχτα διψάει ακόμα.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

πιο ψηλά

Lift me up, lift me up
Higher Nowama
(Moby, 'Lift me up', 2005)

Sunday, June 15, 2008


All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel.
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy,
beg, borrow or steal.
(Pink Floyd, "Eclipse", 1973)


αθώα σοκάκια, που εύκολα ξεχνούν
ό,τι και αν δουν...
(Βόλτα στην πόλη)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

behind glass

In the cold mirror of a glass
I see my reflection pass
See the dark shades of what I used to be
See the purple of her eyes
The scarlet of my lies
Love, rescue me
(U2, "Love Rescue Me", 1988)


In the dime stores and bus stations
People talk of situations
Read books, repeat quotations
Draw conclusions on the wall
Some speak of the future
My love she speaks softly
She knows there's no success like failure
And that failure's no success at all.
(Bod Dylan, "Love Minus Zero / No Limit", 1965)

Lady Iguana

Its only when I lose myself in someone else
That I find myself
I find myself
Its only when I lose myself in someone else
That I find myself
I find myself
(Depeche Mode, "Only When I Lose Myself", 1998)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

στο χέρι

Oh well the sun go down
Celebration in the town tonight
All day long
They been slaughtering upon the stone
Share out the meat
Yeah, you really like to eat
Come on woman, come follow me home
(Dire Straits, "Follow Me Home", 1996)

8th jazz fest

Start the car
I know a whoopee spot
Where the gin is cold
But the piano's hot
("All That Jazz", 1979)

the gallery

And then you get an artist says he doesn't want to paint at all
He takes an empty canvas and sticks it on the wall
The birds of a feather all the phonies and all of the fakes
While the dealers they get together
And they decide who gets the breaks
And who's going to be in the gallery
(Mark Knopfler, "In The Gallery", 1978)

Monday, May 19, 2008


Any minute now I'm expectin' all hell to break loose.
People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm outta range
I used to care, but things have changed.
(Bob Dylan, "Things Have Changed", 2000)

walking back in time II

While I pondered on this dangerous but
I took a heavenly ride through one silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life
(Pink Floyd, "Coming Back to Life", 1994)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

the candy man

Buy eight red balls of bubble gum,
From the penny candy man.
Eight cents will buy you eight licorice sticks,
Whip and snap like rubber.
Eight cents buys eight valentine hearts
(Sesame Street, "Penny Candy Man")

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

French kiss in Athens

Young love was kissing under bridges
Kissing in cars, kissing in cafes
And we were walking down Main Street
Kisses like bright flags hung on holidays
"In France they kiss on Main Street"
"Amour, mama, not cheap display"
And we were rolling, rolling, rock n' rolling
(Joni Mitchell, "In France They Kiss On Main Street", 1975)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hidden Path

Show me the way and I'll follow you today
Show me the way
No more darkness. No more wasted time
Show me the way
Let me stay here with this heart of mine
And with you I feel no hidden path
No hidden path
(Neil Young, "No Hidden Path")


At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the
Middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire
I'm on fire
(Bruce Springsteen, I'm On Fire, 1982)

time is on my side

Now you always say
That you want to be free
But you'll come running back
You'll come running back
You'll come running back to me
Oh, time is on my side, yes it is
(Jerry Ragovoy, 1963)

the other side

We chased our pleasures here
Dug our treasures there
But can you still recall
The time we cried
Break on through to the other side
(The Doors, "Break On Through (To The Other Side)", 1965)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

walking in the dream world - prison for my mind

Morpheus: Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real?
What if you were unable to wake from that dream?
How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?

("The Matrix", 1999)

my former self

I see you in the dark corner of the street
Coming after me,
Headlights on full-beam
Coming down the fast lane
Coming after me,
I would like to change back now
To the shadow of
The shadow of my former self
It follows me around
(Radiohead, "Follow Me Around")

no direction home

When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal
(Bob Dylan, "Like A Rolling Stone", 1965)

Monday, April 14, 2008

the taxi driver II

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man
Dont it always seem to go
That you dont know what youve got
Till its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
(Joni Mitchell, "Big Yellow Taxi", 1970)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

lead role in a cage

And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage ?
(Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here", 1975)

Hey, do you read me ?

Do you read me, won't you tell me?
If you read me, then please believe me, when I say
Yes I've been waiting, seems like forever
I've been waiting, my situation ain't got much better
(Rory Gallagher, "Do You Read Me", 1976)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

«Γυναίκα μετά τον μόχθο»*

I was born here and I'll die here against my will
I know it looks like I'm moving, but I'm standing still
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb
I can't even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Don't even hear a murmur of a prayer
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there.
(Bob Dylan, "Not Dark Yet", 1997)

*ορειχάλκινο έργο της Μαρίας Παπακωνσταντίνου

the taxi driver

And I met this taxi driver who drives me around town
Telling tales of his back seat women
(Bruce Springsteen, "Jazz Musician")

down the road

Better down the road
without that load

(Neil Young, "Trasher", 1979)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

walking back in time

And freedom is a dark road when you're walking it alone
(Paul Simon, "A Church Is Burning")

little miss Amanda

Little miss Amanda wants to know how long you’re going to be gone
And she asked me can i fix it so the record plays the rest of her song
(Elliott Smith, "Amanda Cecilia")

young ladies

Eye contact is on, all I see is sihlouette
Sheer plastic, freaky so fantastic
I wanna touch it, see if it's real
True at heart, I wanna see how you really feel
Take off your mask and reveal
(Guru, "Young Ladies", 1995)

dylan's dog

have you seen / dylan's dog /
it got wings
/ it can fly /
if you speak
/ of it to him /
it's the only /
time dylan /
can't look you in the eye
(Patty Smith, "Dog Dream", Early Work: 1970-1979)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

the arcade

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walking on by the arcade
As the light bust through a-beat-up shade where he was waking up
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate.
(Bob Dylan, "Simple Twist Of Fate", 1975)

time is a train

Time is a train
Makes the future the past

Leaves you standing in the station

Your face pressed up against the glass

(U2, 1991)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Mια πόλη πάνω από την Αθήνα

Δεν είναι απλά μια πόλη αντιθέσεων. Στην Αθήνα οι ίδιοι δρόμοι,
οι ίδιες γειτονιές και οι ίδιοι άνθρωποι αλλάζουν μεσα στη μέρα,
όσο αλλάζει και η σύνθεση του φωτός που τους σκεπάζει.
Δεν αρκεί κανεις να περπατήσει τον ίδιο δρόμο το μεσημέρι και
ξανά το βράδυ για να αισθανθεί τις διαφορές. Αν απλά στρέψεις
το βλέμμα ψηλά, θα βρεθείς ξαφνικά σε μια άλλη πολη...