dissabte, 23 de desembre de 2006

Nadal

ENGLISH Version below (Christmas)

Molt Bon Nadal a tots!!
Aprofito aquest espai per felicitar-vos però també per recordar una cançó del 1984 que porta per títol "Do they know it's Christmas?". La va escriure Bob Geldof, l'etern candidat al Nobel de la Pau. Geldof va demanar a un munt d'artistes que la cantessin amb la intenció que els beneficis que en treguessin de la seva comercialització es lliuressin als països de l'Àfrica on la fam matava milers de persones en aquells temps.

Ara que hi penso, he dit "en aquells temps"? Em sembla que les coses no han canviat gaire, en 20 anys... però això és tema per un altre post.

Aquí sota teniu el link a youtube on podreu veure el vídeo i, més abaix, la lletra de la cançó. No us quedeu amb els pentinants impossibles dels artistes, propis d'aquells anys, sinó amb el que canten. Ah!, me n'oblidava, la cançó es titulava 'Do they know it's Christmas?'.

(Disculpeu, no controlo gaire això del bloc així que si no voleu que se us tanqui la meva pàgina quan cliqueu al link del vídeo l'haureu de copiar en una nova pàgina).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEnTSQStGE

It's Christmastime,
there's no need to be afraid
At Christmastime,
we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty
we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
at Christmastime
But say a prayer,
pray for the other ones
At Christmastime it's hard,
but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window,
and it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing
is the bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there
are the clanging chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God it's them
instead of you
And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life(Oooh)
Where nothing ever grows
No rain or rivers flow
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?
Here's to you raise a glass for everyone
Here's to them underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?
Feed the world
Feed the world
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmastime again
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmastime again

ENGLISH Version


Happy Xmas!! to you all.
I am going to use this post to wish you all the best for the forthcoming Christmas and the new year, but also to recall a song from 1984 called "Do they know it's Christmas?". It was written by Bob Geldof (he'll be granted the Nobel Peace Prize, some day!). It was performed by a number of artists upon request of active Geldof with the intention to donate the benefits to Africa. At that time, a big famine was taking place in many African countries (did I say "at that time"? It looks like things have not really changed in the past decades... but I guess this is a topic for a future post).

Here you have the link to this video, from youtube. Sorry, I am afraid you will have to copy and paste it into a new site if you do not want my own site away when clicking on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEnTSQStGE

3 comentaris:

Cris ha dit...

Bones Festes Ferran!!!!! Per un 2007 junts, as usual!

Matty ha dit...

Bones Festes i... yes, I know it's Christmas!
Quina pregunta de fer!
Molts petonets i bones vacances,
Matty

en Ferran ha dit...

Cris, Matty, que vagin molt bé aquests dies. Ens veiem aviat. Petons!