Sweet Sadness, Caetano Veloso- Cucurrucu Paloma

Cucurrucucú Paloma

Dicen que por las noches
no más se le iba en puro llorar;
dicen que no comía,
no más se le iba en puro tomar.
Juran que el mismo cielo
se estremecía al oír su llanto,
cómo sufrió por ella,
que hasta en su muerte la fue llamando:
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay cantaba,
ay, ay, ay, ay, ay gemía,
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay cantaba,
de pasión mortal moría.
Que una paloma triste
muy de mañana le va a cantar
a la casita sola
con sus puertitas de par en par;
juran que esa paloma
no es otra cosa más que su alma,
que todavía espera a que regrese la desdichada.
Cucurrucucú paloma, cucurrucucú no llores.
Las piedras jamás, paloma,
¿qué van a saber de amores?
Cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú,
cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú,
cucurrucucú, paloma, ya no le llores.

— rough english translation

Coo… Coo…’’ Dove

They say that every night
he was wholly overtaken by tears;
They say he never ate, but only drank.

They swear that even the heavens
trembled to hear his wail,
he suffered for her so,
that even in death, he never stopped calling for her:

“Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay,” he sang,
“Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay,” he howled,
“Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay,” he sang,
tormented by a fatal passion. They say that in early morning
a sad dove sings to the little empty house
with its wide open little doors. They swear that the dove
is none other than his spirit,
hoping still for the return
of the ill-fated woman “Coo… coo…”
”Coo… coo…”
don’t weep.
What will these stones ever know, little dove,
of love?
“Coo… coo… coo… coo…
coo… coo… coo…coo…
coo… coo…”
Little dove, do not weep anymore.

Music Tuesday : I’m Losing You.

Have always loved this song. Double Fantasy is a fabulous album. Enjoy your tuesday.

John Lennon – I´m losing you

Here in some stranger’s room
Late in the afternoon
What am I doing here at all?
Ain’t no doubt about it
I’m losing you
I’m losing you

Somehow the wires got crossed
Communication’s lost
Can’t even get you on the telephone
Just got to shout about it
I’m losing you
I’m losing you

Well, here in the valley of indecision
I don’t know what to do
I feel you slipping away
I feel you slipping away
I’m losing you
I’m losing you

Well now, you say you’re not getting enough
But I remind you of all that bad, bad, bad stuff
So what the hell am I supposed to do?
Just put a bandaid on it?
And stop the bleeding now
Stop the bleeding now

I’m losing you
I’m losing you
Well, well, well

I know I hurt you then
But hell, that was way back when
Well, do you still have to carry that cross? (drop it)
Don’t want to hear about it
I’m losing you
I’m losing you
Don’t want to lose you now
So long ago

Thunderstorms caught making antimatter by Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope

Just saw this news today. Guess that’s what you call an atmospheric disturbance.

from New Scientist:
Thunderstorms emit gamma rays, known as terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs), although what causes them is still a mystery. While observing these flashes, Fermi also detected a separate set of gamma rays with an energy of 511 kiloelectronvolts. These rays were produced when a barrage of positrons struck the spacecraft’s detectors and were annihilated by making contact with electrons there.

Resentment and Union Breaking

Leaving workers hanging out to dry helps create animosity for union workers. All part of the “shrinking” of government the Republicans create hatred for workers in unions who have bargaining power. The union workers have bargained for the things every worker wants and are demonized for securing those things, especially pensions. It’s disgusting. And it’s how one citizen turns against another. It’s the next logical step after blaming undocumented immigrants. These are ugly times.