A personal recount of a life within Berlin, Venice and the EU

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Catching up with old releases

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
Iggy Pop - The Idiot
Genesis - Foxtrot
MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Still one of my favourite songs by Radiohead

....
Has the light gone out for you?
Because the light's gone out for me
It is the 21st century
It is the 21st century


It can follow you like a dog
It brought me to my knees
They got a skin and they put me in
They got a skin and they put me in
.....


Sunday, May 08, 2016

A Moon Shaped Pool

It does not matter if it sounds good or bad, everytime a new albnum by Radiohead is out, I put on my headphones and listen to it in absolute solitude.
Tonight is one of those evenings
http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace

Friday, April 29, 2016

B. Clementine on NPR

I had the chance to listen to B.Clementine's album during a Christmas dinner party last year and it didn't convince me at all.

This live performance is however impressive. The piano looks simply an extension of his body, the lyrics a storytale, his eyes a gaze looking beyond.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Spring Acknowledgments

The astonishingly beauty of Meryl Streep, when you watch Manhattan for the 7th time
The stroke in the stomach, when you find out one person you have been madly crazy about is pregnant
The limited knowledge of Prince discography
The difficulty of imagining everyday life in a place other than Berlin
The dream of imagining everyday life possible in Venice
The sharp clarity you attain, when alcohol is banned for a while
The comfort of spending time in a library reading academic works

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Germany vs Italy who cares....

Altough being an Italian citizen living in the German capital, I consider a point of personal pride the fact of spending an amazing evening with friends (dinner and drinks) and not being aware of the football results.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Il quadro dipinto da Censis e Istat per l'Italia appare durissimo da digerire


Dall'articolo apparso online su Lettera43
"C'è dunque oggi in Italia una «pericolosa povertà di progettazione per il futuro, di disegni programmatici di medio periodo». Prevale una dinamica d'opinione messa in moto da quel che avviene giorno per giorno. È la vittoria della «pura cronaca», che si vede nella «disarticolazione strutturale» del nostro sistema: vincono come al solito l'interesse particolare, il soggettivismo, l'egoismo individuale e non maturano valori collettivi e un'unità di interessi."

Friday, December 04, 2015

My top 5 albums for 2015

The Districts
Vijay Iyer Trio
Beach House
Protomartyr
Ryley Walker

Comments:
All 5 from the US
All 5 from the East