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Thomas Dolby: "Love Is a Loaded Pistol"

Thomas Dolby:"Love Is a Loaded Pistol" (Aşk Dolu Bir Tabancadır)

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Yenilikçi müzisyen Thomas Dolby eşsiz biçimde tasarlanmış olan, restore edilmişbir yatta uzun zamandan beri çıkardığı ilk albüm için çalışmalar yapıyor. Burada "about one night with a legend" albümünü andıran muhteşem bir şarkının ilk dinletisini yapıyor. Thomas Dolby modern String Quartet grubunun üyelerinden Ethel tarafından destekleniyor...

- Electronic music pioneer
Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. He was an early star on MTV, then moved to Silicon Valley, then went back on the road with his album, "A Map of the Floating City." Full bio

I've been playing TED for nearly a decade,
Yıllardır TED için çalıyorum,
00:21
and I've very rarely played
fakat kendi yeni şarkılarımı
00:24
any new songs of my own.
çok nadiren çaldım.
00:27
And that was largely because there weren't any.
Büyük ihtimalle hiç yeni şarkım olmadığındandır.
00:30
(Laughter)
(Gülüşmeler)
00:33
So I've been busy with a couple of projects,
Bende birkaç projeyle meşguldüm,
00:35
and one of them was this:
projelerimden biri buydu,
00:37
The Nutmeg.
Nutmeg(Hindistancevizi),
00:39
A 1930s ship's lifeboat,
1930'lardan bir geminin filikası.
00:41
which I've been restoring in the garden
Filikayı İngiltere'deki evimin bahçesinde
00:43
of my beach house in England.
restore ediyordum.
00:45
And, so now,
Ve bundan böyle,
00:47
when the polar ice caps melt,
kutuplardaki buzullar eridiğinde,
00:49
my recording studio will rise up like an ark,
kayıt stüdyom Nuh'un Gemisi gibi yükselecek,
00:52
and I'll float off into the drowned world
ve ben J.G. Ballard'ın masal kahramanı gibi
00:56
like a character from a J.G. Ballard novel.
sular altında kalan dünyanın üstünde süzüleceğim.
00:58
During the day,
Günışığında,
01:01
the Nutmeg collects energy
Nutmeg kaptan köşkünün çatısındaki
01:03
from solar panels on the roof of the wheelhouse,
güneş panelleriyle
01:05
and from a 450 watt turbine
ve yelken direğinin üstündeki 450-wattlık tirbün sayesinde
01:08
up the mast.
enerji depolar.
01:10
So that when it gets dark,
Ve karanlık bastığında,
01:12
I've got plenty of power.
Nutmeg'i bir denizfeneri gibi aydınlatmak için,
01:14
And I can light up the Nutmeg like a beacon.
bool bol enerjim olur.
01:16
And so I go in there until the early hours of the morning,
Günün erken saatlerine kadar oraya girip,
01:19
and I work on new songs.
yeni şarkılar üzerinde çalışırım.
01:22
I'd like to play to you guys,
Eğer ilk dinleyicileri olmayı isterseniz,
01:25
if you're willing to be the first audience to hear it.
sizlere çalmak istiyorum.
01:27
(Applause)
(Alkışlar)
01:29
It's about Billie Holiday.
Şarkı Billie Holiday hakkında.
01:35
And it appears that,
Görünen o ki,
01:37
some night in 1947
1947'de bir gece,
01:39
she left her physical space
bedenini terk edip,
01:42
and was missing all night,
bütün gece kayıplara karışmış,
01:45
until she reappeared in the morning.
ta ki gündüz yeniden görünene kadar.
01:47
But I know where she was.
Fakat ben onun nerde olduğunu biliyorum.
01:50
She was with me on my lifeboat.
Benimle birlikte filikamdaydı.
01:52
And she was hot.
Ve çok güzeldi.
01:55
(Music)
(Müzik)
02:00
♫ Billie crept softly ♫
♫Billie açık kollarıma doğru ♫
02:27
♫ into my waking arms ♫
♫yavaşça yaklaştı♫
02:30
♫ warm like a sip of sour mash ♫
♫sıcak bir yudum viski gibi♫
02:34
♫ Strange fruit for ♫
♫Tuhaf, bereketli ♫
02:40
♫ a sweet hunk of trash ♫
♫tatlı bir parça çöp♫
02:43
♫ Panic at the stage door ♫
♫Carnegie Salonu'nun♫
02:51
♫ of Carnegie Hall ♫
♫sahne kapısında telaş♫
02:54
♫ "Famous Jazz Singer Gone AWOL" ♫
♫Ünlü caz sanatçısı kaçak♫
02:58
♫ Must have left the building ♫
♫Beden ve ruh♫
03:05
♫ body and soul ♫
♫binayı terketmeli♫
03:09
♫ On a creaky ♫
♫Bu gece♫
03:16
♫ piano stool tonight ♫
♫Eski bir piyano taburesinde♫
03:19
♫ as the moon is my ♫
♫çünkü ay benim♫
03:22
♫ only witness ♫
♫tek tanığım♫
03:24
♫ She was breathing ♫
♫O benim kulağımın dibinde♫
03:29
♫ in my ear ♫
nefes alıyordu
03:32
♫ "This time it's love" ♫
♫Bu sefer bu aşk♫
03:35
♫ But love is a loaded pistol ♫
♫Ama aşk dolu bir tabanca♫
03:42
♫ By daybreak she's gone ♫
♫Gün doğumunda o gitmişti♫
03:46
♫ Over the frozen river, home ♫
♫Donmuş bir nehrin üstünden,eve♫
03:50
♫ Me and Johnny Walker ♫
♫Ben ve Johnny Walker♫
03:56
♫ See in the new age ♫
♫Yeni çağı görüyoruz♫
03:59
♫ alone ♫
♫yalnızız♫
04:02
♫ Stay with me ♫
♫Benimle kal♫
04:08
♫ again tonight ♫
♫tekrar bu gece♫
04:11
♫ Billie, time, ♫
♫Billi, zaman♫
04:14
♫ time is a wily trickster ♫
♫zaman kurnaz bir düzenbaz♫
04:16
♫ Still an echo ♫
♫Hala kalbimde♫
04:21
♫ in my heart says, ♫
♫bir yankı deki,♫
04:24
♫ "This time it's love" ♫
♫Bu sefer bu aşk♫
04:27
(Applause)
(Alkışlar)
04:40
Translated by Mesut Aslan
Reviewed by Sancak Gülgen

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About the Speaker:

Thomas Dolby - Electronic music pioneer
Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. He was an early star on MTV, then moved to Silicon Valley, then went back on the road with his album, "A Map of the Floating City."

Why you should listen

Perhaps best known for blinding us with science, Thomas Dolby has always blurred the lines between composition and invention. As a London teenager, Tom Robertson was fascinated with the convergence of music and technology. His experiments with an assortment of keyboards, synthesizers and cassette players led his friends to dub him “Dolby.” That same fascination later drove him to become an electronic musician and multimedia artist whose groundbreaking work fused music with computer technology and video. Two decades, several film scores, five Grammy nominations and countless live-layered sound loops later, it's clear Dolby's innovations have changed the sound of popular music.

In the 1990s, Dolby re-created himself as a digital-musical entrepreneur, founding Beatnik, which developed the polyphonic ringtone software used in more than half a billion cell phones. From 2001 to 2012, Dolby served as TED's Music Director, programming great music for the TED stage, assembling a wide variety of house bands and collaborations to play between speakers. At TED2010, backed by the string quarter Ethel, he premiered the song "Love Is a Loaded Pistol," from his sweeping, A Map of the Floating City. The album marked his return to recording and touring after a 15-year hiatus, and used seriously retro technology -- '40s-era oscilloscopes and Royal Navy field-test equipment -- to control modern synthesizers, in shows at once nostalgic and cutting edge.

In 2014, Dolby took on a new name: professor. He was named the Homewood Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University, teaching the course "Sound on Film."

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