martes, 24 de junio de 2008

Música Libertaria / Libertarian Music

Hoy estuve en el programa de radio "Todo a Pulmón" con mi amiga Marta Yolanda Díaz Durán. En el entretiempo hablábamos de su nuevo espacio llamado "Ecléctico" y de otra de mis pasiones que es la música, particularmente la guitarra. Le comenté acerca de "Rush" un grupo Canadiense con música progresiva muy buena que además a menudo defiende la libertad individual en sus canciones. Para aquellos que no estén familiarizados con este grupo, he aquí una muestra.
I was on a radio program called "Todo a Pulmón" today with my friend Marta Yolanda Díaz Durán. During breaks we would talk about her new show called "Ecléctico" and about music in general, something which I´m passionate about, particularly playing guitar. I mentioned to her the Canadian band "Rush", whose progressive music is not only very good, but also constantly defends individual freedom in their lyrics. For those of you who may not be familiar with this band here´s a taste.

"Freewill" (Album: "Permanent Waves")

There are those who think that life has nothing left to chance
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance
A planet of play things
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot perceive'
The stars aren't aligned
Or the gods are malign...'
Blame is better to give than receive

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose freewill

There are those who think
That they were dealt a losing hand
The cards were stacked against them
They weren't born in Lotusland
All preordained
A prisoner in chains
A victim of venomous fate
Kicked in the face
You can't pray for a place
In heaven's unearthly estate


Each of us
A cell of awareness
Imperfect and incomplete
Genetic blends
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt that's far too fleet