Am nimerit asta seara chiar la genericul stirilor PRO TV de la 7, program pe care de ani de zile il evit consecvent ca pe un lucru cu care nu vreau sa am de-a face, iar primul lucru care mi-a trecut prin cap a fost: pun pariu ca prima stire e cu moarte! Ce pacat ca la casele de pariuri nu poti sa pui banii pe Esca, pentru ca nu prima, ci primele trei stiri de duminica au continut cuvantul moarte. Mare negustor si Sarbu asta…
Amused To Death e una din cele mai destepte predictii despre soarta societatii mediatice. Omuletii verzi vin sa ia pulsul pamantenilor si gasesc doar televizoare aprinse, fara urmele vreunui razboi sau ale unui cataclism nuclear. Iar telespectatorii? Pai, dupa ce au privit in continuu “the greatest show on earth”, s-au drogat cu pornografie si cum o doza marita nu mai dadea rezultate, au ajuns in punctul in care doar spectacolul mortii le mai trezeste atentia supraexcitata de stimuli. Prima sinucidere colectiva prin divertisment: “no tears to cry, no feelings left, this species has amused itself to death”.
Cred de mai multa vreme ca vom vedea in timpul vietii noastre pe ecran grozavii pe care inca nu ni le putem imagina. Ma gandesc la secventele cu decapitarile din Irak, la acele cateva secunde in care pe CNN s-a putut vedea lama unui cutit alunecand terifiant pe gatul unui barbat incatusat de rapitori. Romania nu dispune de un bin Laden, dar poate copia retetarul cu ingrediente autohtone: Dan Diaconescu se straduieste de ceva vreme sa aiba un sinucigas in direct in emisiune – ba unul cocotat pe o macara, ba un detinut care inghite un plic de soda in studio. Deocamdata, rezultatele sunt intre hilar si grotesc, dar nu se stie niciodata, moderatorul cu privire de hiena e destul de persevernt…
S-ar putea ca aparentul lui esec sa fie tocmai orgasmul visat al delirului media: clipa in care moartea in direct si in gros plan nu va mai fi doar un stimulent pentru o sensibilitate debila ci chiar sursa de amuzament. Ca in spectacolele din Coloseum.
Probabil cel mai bine inteleg despre ce vorbesc cei care au vazut macar o data un alcoolic care incearca sa se sinucida cu bautura. Tehnic, e posibil, de coma alcoolica se moare. Dar in realitate, foarte rar se ajunge la un asemenea deznodamant, de obicei e doar un strigat care poate dura ani, sau chiar pana la “adanci batraneti” si un spectacol al mortii traite pe viu la modul continuu. Singura diferenta fata de societatea mediatica de azi e ca ne traim spectacolul colectiv, nu individual, consumand socuri si nu alcool.
PS: In timp ce scriam, cineva mi-a reprosat ca sunt prea pesimist cu soarta speciei umane: “e mai optimist sa crezi ca a murit de ras”. Ei, rade ea, da nu-i rasu ei.

Doctor, doctor, what is wrong with me?
This supermarket life is getting long
What is the heart life of a colour TV?
What is the shelf life of a teenage queen?

Ooo, western woman
Ooo, western girl

News hound sniffs the air
When Jessica Hahn goes down
He latches on to that symbol of detachment
Attracted by the peeling away of feeling
The celebrity of the abused shell the belle

Ooo, western woman
Ooo, western girl

And the children of Melrose
Strut their stuff
Is absolute zero cold enough
And out in the valley warm and clean
The little ones sit by their TV screens
No thoughts to think
No tears to cry
All sucked dry
Down to the very last breath

Bartender what is wrong with me?
Why am I so out of breath?
The captain said excuse me ma’am
This species has amused itself to death!
Amused itself to death
Amused itself to death

We watched the tragedy unfold
We did as we were told
We bought and sold
It was the greatest show on earth!

But then it was over
We ohhed and aahed
We drove our racing cars
We ate our last few jars of caviar
And somewhere out there in the stars
A keen-eyed look-out
Spied a flickering light
Our last hurrah

And when they found our shadows
Grouped around the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed

But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death
No tears to cry, no feelings left,
This species has amused itself to death.



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By schmoukiz, 20.07.2008 in Muzica

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Muzica

  • Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
  • (traducerea mea)

  • David Gilmour - Cruise
  • Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  • (tradus de mine)

  • Frank Zappa - Bobby Brown
  • Roger Waters - Amused To Death
  • Mark Knopfler - Heart Full of Holes
  • Mark Knopfler - True Love Will Never Fade
  • Mark Knopfler - Behid With The Rent
  • Gianni Morandi - Parla piu piano
  • (The Godfather)

  • Dire Straits - Why Worry
  • Leonard Cohen - The Future
  • Leonard Cohen - Waiting for The Miracle To Come
  • Leonard Cohen - Democracy Is Coming To The USA
  • (traducere)

  • David Gilmour & David Bowie - Comfortably Numb
  • Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock’n'Roll,
  • Too Young To Die

  • Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
  • Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man
  • Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind
  • Willie Nelson - I Never Cared For You
  • Mircea Florian – Podul de piatra
  • Johnny Cash - The Highwayman
  • Norah Jones - Sunrise
  • Gheorghe Dinica - Sunt vagabondul vietii mele
  • Tom Jones - It’s Not Unusual
  • Dalida & Alain Delon - Parole, parole, parole
  • Adriano Celentano - Azzurro
  • Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  • Eric Clapton - Please Be With Me
  • Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
  • Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles
  • Mahalia Jackson - Dig A Little Deeper
  • Chris Rea - Auberge
  • Chris Rea - The Road To Hell (full)
  • BB King & David Gilmour - Eyesight to The Blind
  • Leonard Cohen - Closing Time
  • Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born in The USA
  • BB King & Eric Clapton - Help The Poor
  • Mahalia Jackson - Amazing Grace
  • Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
  • Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow (Maggie Reilly)
  • Edith Piaf - Milord
  • Edith Piaf - Johnny, tu n’es pas un ange
  • (Sanie cu zurgalai)

  • Spitalul de urgenta - Sila
  • Spitalul de Urgenta - Prietenii
  • Sarah McLahan - In The Arms of An Angel
  • Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer For You
  • Gloria Gaynor - Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
  • Taxi - Dragostea, ca o pereche de pantofi
  • Shaggy - Repent
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain

  • Nina Simone - Sinnerman
  • Shirley Bassey - Where Do I Begin
  • (Love Story)

  • Adrian Ivanitchi - Arsura
  • Fleetwood Mac - Peacekeeper
  • Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason
  • Taraful din Clejani - Dorul meu e numai dor
  • Taraful din Clejani - Intoarcerea la Clejani
  • Israel Kamakawiwo’ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Altar - Protest
  • Gica Petrescu - Cantece de petrecere
  • Deep Purple - Smoke on The Water
  • Deep Purple - Soldier of Fortune
  • Deep Purple - When A Blind Man Cries
  • Ion Albesteanu – Omule cu caii buni
  • Iron Maiden - Fear of The Dark
  • (live in Rio)

  • Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills
  • The Doors - Riders On The Storm
  • Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
  • Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
  • Dire Straits - So Far Away
  • Mihai Margineanu - Mai stii
  • Romica Puceanu - Arz-o focu’, dragostea!
  • Romica Puceanu - Saraiman
  • (My English Version)

  • Don McLean - American Pie
  • Robbie Williams - Supreme
  • Nicole Kidman & Robbie Williams - Something Stupid
  • Sting - Fragile
  • Sting - Englishman in New-York
  • Rita Pavone – Cuore
  • UB40 - Red, Red Wine
  • Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte - Malaika
  • (My Angel)

  • Sting - Mad About You
  • Pavel Stratan - Viata moldovana
  • Pavel Stratan – M-am nascut de ziua mea
  • The Eagles - Hotel California
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
  • Pink Floyd - Time
  • Pink Floyd - Coming Back To Life
  • Pink Floyd - Learning To Fly
  • Anton Achitei - Am un leu si vreu sa-l beu
  • Morcheeba - Rome Wasn’t Built in A Day
  • Maria Tanase - Marie si Marioara
  • Maria Tanase - Lume, lume
  • Maria Tanase - Cine m-aude cantand
  • Madonna - Take A Bow
  • Pinocchio - I’ve Got No Strings!
  • (Dickie Jones)

  • The Rolling Stones - Angie
  • The Rolling Stones - Play With Fire
  • Toni Iordache - Asa beau oamenii buni
  • Fara Zahar - Manea (Grosu si Artagosu)
  • Fara Zahar - Neamul lui Penes Curcanu
  • System of A Down - Lonely Day
  • System of A Down - ATWA
  • Pink Floyd - If
  • Frank Sinatra - My Way
  • Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
  • Ben E King - Stand by Me
  • Coolio - I See You When You Get There
  • Suie Paparude - Cu zambetul pe buze
  • Frank Sinatra & Bono (U2) - Under My Skin
  • Smokie - For A Few Dollars More
  • Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
  • Muzica

  • U2 - Pride
  • (live, Romania ovationata la Dublin dupa Revolutie)

  • Vali Sterian - Pariu pe o lacrima
  • Vali Sterian - Anotimpuri
  • Mika - Grace Kelly
  • Mika - Big Girl, You Are Beautiful!
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Queen - Somebody To Love
  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Anda Calugareanu si Toma Caragiu – La copia piu bella
  • Salt ‘n’ Pepa - What A Man!
  • Nat King Cole - Let There Be Love
  • Ion Dolanescu - Eu si maine-as vrea sa mor
  • Pasarea Colibri - Vanare de Vant
  • Pasarea Colibri - Popa Nan (Mircea Vintila)
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan - Alone Again, Naturally
  • Ionela Prodan - Din bucata mea de paine
  • Peggy Lee - I Don’t Know Enough About You
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Metallica - The Unforgiven
  • Elena Merisoreanu & Ion Dolanescu - Suflecata pan’ la brau
  • Byan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting - All For One, All For Love
  • Blues Traveler - Ugly American
  • (Canadian Rose)

  • Joe Cocker - Human Touch
  • Sarmalele Reci - Sprit de vara
  • Bon Jovi - Always
  • Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses
  • Miruna Olinescu - Nu mi-e frica de Bau Bau!
  • Zob - Radio Punk
  • Spice Girls - Viva Forever
  • The Beatles - Let It Be
  • The Beatles - Yesterday
  • Vali Sterian, Ceilalti & Brugner - Ce-a mai ramas din oameni
  • Blue Man Group - Time To Start (live)
  • Ray Charles - Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Tina Turner - Simply The Best
  • Tina Turner - Private Dancer
  • Florian Pittis - Ploaia care va veni
  • Rodney Carrington - Dear Pennis
  • Nat King Cole - Dream A Little Dream of Me
  • Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa
  • Alexandru Andries - Femei pentru zile ploiase
  • Alexandru Andries - Cea mai frumoasa zi
  • Alexandru Andries - BKL (Sunt Gigi)
  • Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry
  • Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
  • Zdob si Zdub - Doina haiducului
  • Zdob si Zdub & DJ Vasile - Everybody in the casa mare
  • Vasco Rossi – Senza Parole
  • Annie Lennox - Why
  • Annie Lennox - Whiter Shade of Pale
  • Zale - Mai nou
  • Zale si Pavel Stratan – Declaratie d’avere
  • The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
  • OZone - Limba noastra
  • Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
  • Phoenix - In umbra marelui URSS
  • Phoenix - Haituit
  • Tudor Gheorghe - Lumina lina
  • (versuri de Ioan Alexandru)

  • Tudor Gheorghe - Mi-e dor de ea
  • (versuri de Ion Banuta)

  • Gabi Lunca - Omul bun n-are noroc
  • Gabi Lunca - Da, mama, cu biciu-n mine!
  • Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
  • Sofia Vicoveanca - Supararea, bate-o, Doamne
  • Grigore Lese - Saracu’ omu’ cu dor
  • Grigore Lese – Cantec despre Bucovina
  • Ioan Bocsa – Ana, zorile se varsa
  • Anda Calugareanu – Noi nu!
  • Ileana Sararoiu - Dar’ar naiba-n tine, dragoste!
  • Nelu Ploiesteanu - Unge, Leano, usa bine!
  • Pink Martini - Lilly
  • Pink Martini - Hang on, Little Tomato
  • Cesaria Evora - Sodade
  • Cesaria Evora - Petit Pays
  • Andres Calamaro - La parte de adelante
  • (live)

  • Nicu Gigantu - Nu am pe nimeni, pe nimenea
  • Nicu Gigantu - Usor, puiule, usor
  • Uriah Heep - Lady in Black
  • Marlene Dietrich - Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
  • Marlene Dietrich - Lili Marlene
  • Victor Socaciu - Caii liberi
  • Faithless - Mass Destruction
  • Faithless - Miss You Less, See You More
  • Corina Chiriac - Strada Sperantei
  • Marika Tkhelidze - Xalxuri popuri
  • Fratii Petreus - Cetera-i inima mea
  • Fratii Petreus - Maramures, plai cu flori
  • Lovin Spoonful - Daydream (reclama Orange)
  • Ternipe - Az uton
  • Ternipe - Vasar utan
  • Cristi Paturca - Cantec de leagan (A.E.I.O.U.)
  • Duffy - Mercy
  • Patricia Kaas - Une fille de l’Est
  • Patricia Kaas - Une femme comme une autre
  • Ioana Radu - Dealu-i deal si valea-i vale
  • Ioana Radu - Lasa-ma sa patimesc
  • Toto Cotugno - Serenata
  • Doru Stanculescu - Haidi, hai!
  • (Pe sub flori ma leganai)

  • Moby - Natural Blues
  • Moby - Bring Sally Up
  • Nancy Sinatra - Bang, Bang!
  • ABBA - Waterloo
  • Gianna Nannini - Meravigliosa creatura
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer - C’est la vie
  • Bob Marley - Redemption Song
  • Dooley Wilson - As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
  • AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
  • AC/DC - Back in Black
  • Zob - Printre nori
  • Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking
  • Dona Dumitru Siminica - Am iubit si-am sa iubesc
  • Ion Ghitulescu – Picaturi de untdelemn
  • Patti Smith - Because The Night
  • Pink Floyd - Lost for Words
  • Goran Bregovic - Old Home Movie
  • Goran Bregovic - Ya Ya (Ringe Ringe Raja)
  • Florian Pittis si Mircea Vintila – Vinovatii fara vina
  • VH2 – Fiecare zi fara tine
  • U2 - One
  • Gil Dobrica - Hai acasa!
  • Vama Veche - Vara asta
  • Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (Trainspotting)
  • Iggy Pop & Goran Bregovic - TV Screen
  • Zavaidoc - Aseara fusei la una
  • Deep Forest - Marta’s Song
  • Marc Anthony - Dimelo (I Need To Know)
  • Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
  • Ada Milea - Femurul
  • Afroman - Because I Got High
  • Mihai Margineanu - Tango
  • Adam Sandler - Chanukah Song