Monday, May 31, 2010

Elisha Banai & the 40 Thieves-Barcelona



This is my first blog post. Ever. It all started when I was still in the army and realized how much I miss writing in English-and saying to myself that this is one of the things I'll do when I'll go back to civilian life, mainly because I'll finally have the time and energy to do this. It's been a couple of months and only now have I finally gotten around to doing it. At first I told myself that this will be an absolutely political-free blog. Who wants to read and write about issues that have been repeated again and again? Who really cares? However, when I checked ynet after I came home from work to check out if a war has broken or something like that I changed my mind. You can't talk about living in this country without ever bringing up current events and "the situation". So I might as well do it now. Of course the leading story was about the Gaza flotilla. After reading a pretty believable and reasonable account on what happened I checked out what CNN had to say. And I was quite appalled. It was like Oferet Yetzuka a.k.a Operation Cast Lead all over again. The sentence that angered me the most was "At about 4:30 am, Israeli commandos dropped from a helicopter onto deck of Turkish ship, immediately opened fire on unarmed civilians," said a post on the group's Twitter page." There may have been errors on behalf of the IDF-I'm not exactly a military expert so I can't say what should have been done but this makes the story sound completely different. Not that surprising but it still manages to shock me. From the side this looks bad. very bad, but I'm not even sure if most people know or are willing to believe that this "peace" ship was backed up by a terrorist group. I think that's enough grown-up talk for now. I just want to not think about this too much-preferably not watch the news (not even CNN, as curious as I am to how the world sees us). I just want to forget about all this and enjoy the summer. Preferably somewhere like Barcelona-but Tel Aviv isn't that bad of an option too. Which brings me to this wonderful song that I just know will become one of the songs that will remind me of the summer of 2010. I hope it will be a good (and calm) one.
Oh, and I'm not that great of a translator but here's a loose translation of the song:

The sun has already set
We laid down to catch the stars
I wrote another chord.

Simply almost like love
Sweet smoke inside the mouth
Because I can’t be bitter
Just 3 chords
Simply almost like love.

I want to fly to Barcelona
Not to Paris or to Roma
Because you’re not there
When I love you
You’re not there
Now.

Yesterday I found an end
When the sky will already fall
I want to burn so badly
Hard almost like love.

On a night like this
When only the quiet speaks
This is what you want
Simply almost like love

I want to fly to Barcelona…
http://www.youtube.com/user/idfnadesk#p/a/u/2/qKOmLP4yHb4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IHb8VeV46M&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKOmLP4yHb4&feature=related
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3896796,00.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/05/31/gaza.protest/index.html?hpt=T1
http://www.myspace.com/elishafortythieves