- “When will I go and see the face of God?”
- “come join the youth and beauty brigade”
- “Let me take you down”
- “the gate is straight, deep and wide”
- “inciting and inviting me”
- “my heart has become used to itself”
Attempts to explain poet and composer Caetano Veloso to non-Brazilians typically refer to him as a Brazilian John Lennon orBob Dylan … Jessica Callaway, however, argues that if comparisons must be made, in spirit and sensibility, Veloso is more aptly described as a close comrade of Walt Whitman.
— The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics, ed. Levine and Crocitti
1972. The singer/bassist is my cousin, and now has a chair in the Israel Philharmonic. I was in love with this song well before I knew any of that.
ומתק העצב אשר זמרתך
ידעה על הנפש לנסוך
But did Kalyanji—Anandji, the duo that composed “Aye Naujawan”, get their signature hook (the part of “Don’t Phunk” that goes Don’t you worry about a thing, baby) from The Kinks’ “Victoria” (1969)?
Skip to 1:42—Land of hope and gloria (terrible lyric, and an odd refrain for such a driving song).
Do you hear it?
Just a stray thought. I’d never heard “Victoria” before.
For Pyrrho, like other thinkers in Greece and India at the time, philosophy was first and foremost a practice. It was only by applying such ideas in one’s life that their value was realized. Their aim was not intellectual knowledge but a radical transformation of one’s entire outlook on oneself and the world.