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I want peace, May the doors open

tulip season, istanbul, pentax k10d

tulip season, istanbul, pentax k10d

The Doors

I want peace of mind
I want peace
I want tranquility
May the doors open

Togetherness
Happiness
Fraternity
I want to be whole
May the doors open

I want peace of mind
I want peace
I want tranquility
May the doors open

Wholeness
Togetherness
Happiness
May the doors open

The doors
The doors
The doors
May the doors open

from the album “Çeşitlemeler/ Variations” by Ayşe Tütüncü

Behind the doors they live their lifes in security and peace

a purple tulip, Istanbul tulip festival, Istanbul, Pentax K10d

a purple tulip, Istanbul tulip festival, Istanbul, Pentax K10d

a song from “Mozaik”  about Coup years of Turkey  in 80’s.
1981

In resounding heavy footsteps,
The evening comes to town
They go hiding in their homes,
the go in one by one
Locking the world out, locking themselves in
The streets stay in streets,
where they’ve always been

Every night they silently welcome the night
Turning on their TV sets,
the children put out of sight
The morning waits outside
until the break of day
All stired up by the ripples in the air.

They stand  before the camera,
they all stand in a row (*)
Eyes turned down in bitterness,
blindfold untied for the show
Fifteen weary people and three unemployed

Legal cats will roam in the night,
masters of the streets
Behind the doors they live their lifes
in security and peace
Cats’ feet on the garbage cans
declare a holy war
Ther’s a sudden hush,
their eyes turn to the door.

Ny no legal means the morning comes to town
One by one they leave their home
to scatter all around
The woman on tape screams us a song
The streets will go and hide their home.

They stand  before the camera,
they all stand in a row
Eyes turned down in bitterness,
blindfold untied for the show
Fifteen weary people and three unemployed

(*) The refrain talks about the daily TV-news after the Coup. People ware captured and shown in TV.

1981

Akşam ayak sesleriyle iner şehre
Hep birden evlerine kaçışırlar
Kapılar kilitlenir, perdeler çekilir
Sokakta kalır sokaklar

Gece sessizce karşılanır her gece
Televizyon açılır, çocuklar yatırılır
Sabah sabaha kadar sokakta bekler
Tek misafiri tedirginlikler

Dizilmiş dururlar kameranın önünde
Gözlen bağlı değil gözleri yerde
Yorgun onbeş insan ve boştagezer üç kişidir

Yasaksız kediler gezer sokaklarda
Camların ardında güven ve huzur
Devrilen tenekeler birer savaş ilanı
Gözler kapıya döner, susulur

Sabah izinsiz gelir şehre
Birer birer evlerinden dağılırlar
Teypteki kadın bir şarkı söyler
Evlerde kalır sokaklar
Dizilmiş dururlar kameranın önünde
Gözlen bağlı değil gözleri yerde
Yorgun onbeş insan ve boştagezer üç kişidir.

Mozaik (from “Plastik Aşk”)

It was many and many year ago, She walked away as she sang of herself

tulips in color, Istanbul tulip festival,  Istanbul, pentax k10d

tulips in color, Istanbul tulip festival, Istanbul, pentax k10d

This weekend, I ‘ve used a “mosaic like” composition with “istanbul tulips” .  Because Ayşe Tütüncü  released new album “Yedi yer, Yedi Gök”  .

In 1983 , Ayşe Tütüncü founded her first group Mozaik producing four albums until they parted in 1995.
The name “mozaik” represented the fusion of rock, western classical music, jazz and also traditional turkish sounds within their music.

Mozaik members

  • Ayşe Tütüncü
  • Bülent Somay
  • Saruhan Erim
  • Ümit Kıvanç
  • Timuçin Gürer
  • Mehmet “kuzu” Taygun
  • Serdar Ateşer
  • Tahsin Ünüvar
  • Cem Aksel

Mozaik  albums

  • Ölümden Önce Bir Hayat Vardır   (1983)
  • Ardından (1985)
  • Çook Alâmetler Belirdi (1988)
  • Plastik Aşk (1990)
  • The Other Side Of Turkey (collection of Bulutsuzluk Özlemi, Bülent Ortaçgil and Mozaik songs)

Ayşe Tütüncü albums

  • Çeşitlemeler /  Variations  (1999)
  • Panayır /  Carnivalesque (2005)
  • Yedi Yer Yedi Gök (2008)

A Conservation with Sappho

The moon is off, and then the stars
Half the night is gone
Time is passing by.

Love walked away, as she caressed herself
It was many and many year ago
The moon is off and then the stars
Half the night is gone.

The heavens above rested in peace.

Love is on, and then the stars
Time give us a break
Roses come of age

She walked away as she sang of herself
It was many and many year ago
Love is on, and then the stars
Time gives us a break.

The heavens above rested in peace.

a Mozaik song from “Çook alametler belirdi! “

original is in Turkish

Sappho İle Konuşma

Ay söndü sonra yıldızlar
Gece yarılandı
Zaman geçiyor

Aşk yürüdü okşayarak kendini
Yıllarca yıllarca önceydi
Ay söndü sonra yıldızlar
Gece yarılandı
Sessizlik içindeydi gökler

Aşk yandı sonra yıldızlar
Zaman aralandı
Güller açıyor

O yürüdü söyleyerek kendini
Yıllarca yıllarca önceydi
Aşk yandı sonralar yıldızlar
Zaman aralandı
Sessizlik içindeydi gökler

Mozaik, Çook Alametler Belirdi

I am supporting petition of Mozaik fans.  We want to listen “Mozaik”  again …

Mozaik petition

Older tastes


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Old fabric patisserie from Balat market. You can find traditional candies, pancakes and bus tickets :)

The Doors

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