30 Sep 2015

Wednesday - Tori Amos

Wednesday - Tori Amos
"Nothing here to fear. I'm just sitting around being foolish when there is work to be done. Just a hang-up call and the quiet breathing of our Persian we call Cajun on a Wednesday...". This is how my day started, with this song playing in the car, and I must confess it made perfect sense to me for the time being: taking it easy getting up and having breakfast while I had to come to work... I was just lacking the Persian (cat? I assume so, given that it's breathing), but I could see my own wednesday as the one described by Tori in her song, starting the day in the usual way, thinking "Well, why not?" and stopping for a coffee (I didn't do that, but just because I don't love coffee) and maybe recalling things said by somebody, things I forgot already...


29 Sep 2015

Free the skull (live on KEXP) - Moon Duo

Free the skull (live on KEXP) - Moon Duo
I found out about these guys a few weeks ago on KEXP and I have immediately fallen under the spell of this song, its melody is enchanting! I have not been as taken by the rest of the album, which I've listened to on Spotify, but maybe I will give them more of my attention in the future... as of now I have way too much music in my queue! That won't prevent me from enjoying some good random tunes every now and then, so I guess you can give it a try too! Cheers to KEXP for this other very nice thumbs-up, keep it up Cheryl!


28 Sep 2015

Never close our eyes - Adam Lambert

Never close our eyes - Adam Lambert
The B&B I am staying in this week is the underground floor of a not-so-new house in the middle of nowhere between a field and a deserted road, not far from where I work. It's nice because there's no one else around and I have the whole floor for myself, but it also gets scary from time to time, the whole background is slightly creepy. Anyway, here I am after a nice weekend in Florence, I didn't tell you much in this morning's post, but I'm not gonna tell you much now either: the trip was good, I'm happy I've been there, it was worth it even if I have not been stunned by the city, probably my expectations were too high..! One thing I really do love, though, is the tuscan accent... god, I wanted to kiss people in the streets because of the way they talked! So, so awesome, by far my favourite Italian accent/dialect! Now I'll put some Adam Lambert on to cheer up the creepy atmosphere I'm surrounded by! Have a good night (or day, or whatever)!


Miles away - Madonna

Miles away - Madonna
Hello guys, I know I've been silent for the past few days, I have been quite busy with a weekend trip in Florence! Finally when meeting foreigners and telling them I am from Italy and having them tell me how nice Italy is, and that they've been to Rome, Florence, Venice... I won't feel ashamed anymore! It really looks like I'm gonna have to drop my line "You've seen more Italy than I did!", even if this keeps probably being true for many lovers of our country coming from abroad. Music has been present in my weekend of course, but just while travelling and while chilling on Saturday night, and of course this morning while driving to work. And I'm actually taking inspiration from this last moment, posting a song I've just listened to, one that always reminds me of my last year of high school, as I kept getting it play on the radio while I drove to school at that time of my life....


24 Sep 2015

Government hooker - Lady Gaga

Government hooker - Lady Gaga
There are so many (weird) reasons why songs get stuck in your head... this time it's because of one of the weirdest reasons: I have been interacting online with a user who had 'hooker' as part of the nickname and now every time we speak together, I can't take the "government hooker" phrase out of my mind! The funny thing is that I have this song on my iPod but I had listened to it just a couple of times, couldn't even recall how it sounded... so weird! Anyway today I got to listen to it, and this "Government hooker" thing still hasn't gone away from my mind... guess it is just going to get in my next playlist!! Government huukaaah!


23 Sep 2015

Love to blame - Dido

Love to blame - Dido
I went back to my 2013 playlists in the last few days because I wanted to listen to the Foals' 'My number', I have been in a very Foals-oriented music mood lately, but I can't just post their songs all at once! So I'm posting another one I really like that came out of the playlists of late 2013...! I've always kind of overlooked Dido's latest album since it came out, probably as it's the first one of hers that came out after my musical horizons widened so much and after she stopped being so so important as an artist to me (she still is, but she's in good and numerous company now!), yet the songs are quite nice, I like many of them, maybe not as much as I love her previous works, as to those I am also emotionally attached, but still, it's good music!


22 Sep 2015

Everybody wants the same thing - Scissor Sisters

Everybody wants the same thing -
Scissor sisters
Today in the office there has been a lot of sharing of videos and revival of old songs and shows, stuff that happened even before I was born actually. When one of the videos started, the beginning sounded really similar to the beginning of this song to my ears, so I got the song stuck in my head for the whole day. It's not even one of my favourites from the Scissters, Ta-dah is their album I like the least methinks, there are just a few songs I really love on it, but I don't go crazy for the others. There are times when one or the other are just the right one, aren't day? 'Cos in the end, everybody wants the same thing!


21 Sep 2015

Stepson - Foals

Stepson - Foals
It might seem weird for me to post a song out of Foals' 2013 'Holy fire' while they have just released a new album (which I'm listening to and liking quite a lot), but that's it. They have been my soundtrack for the drive of today, at least until I took on a girl for the second half of the way. Of course I've been enjoying the music, I found myself listening to Foals quite often lately, and I'm falling mroe and more in love with their songs, if possible. Their third album, the above-mentioned 'Holy fire', is the one that keeps growing and growing inside of me, even if I love it a lot (like, a lot!) already! (I mean, it just won the Mercury prize in 2013...)! And then I've been having the lyrics "Step out, aching stepson..." ringing in my head all day, so I didn't have to think too much about what to post today! I hope your week started well!!

20 Sep 2015

#sundayrevival Sunday - The Cranberries

Sunday - The Cranberries
I am at a loss. After a pretty nice weekend, with all my medical exams, meeting friends, watching F1 and enjoying this last moments of hot and super pleasing sun at the end of summer, I am at a loss. I really have no idea what to post for today's sundayrevival... I have been listening to a lot of music lately, a lot of stuff I already knew but stuff that I got to know in the past few months/years, so nothing fit for this post. And out of 487 different songs I listened to in the last couple of weeks... is it possible that I can find nothing? It is. So it is. Well, that's not a big problem. I'll go dig another hole. And I think I just found my answer! Last week the Cranberries posted pictures of a big sign, quoting the title of their first album, that has been hung in their hometown (methinks), and so... why not share a great song off 'Everybody else is doing it, so why can't we?' Here it is. Sounds perfect, ain't it?

"You mystify me"


Anybody out there? - Lawson

Anybody out there? - Lawson
I don't why I got it in me to go back and listen to Lawson today: hadn't listened to their songs for almost 2 years, since right after I discovered them. Their songs are ok, but their style is a very "teenager-appealing" one and I don't really get a desire to listen to their music on purpose... it's enjoyable, but I don't look for it. And I confirmed my opinion today, as I just finished listening to their debut (and only) album (so far). Still, the music is enjoyable and some songs are noteworthy methinks. This is one of them, and given that I am feeling very old in my broken body, I really need to get some "teenenergy" in me!!


18 Sep 2015

Bones - Radiohead

Bones - Radiohead
Today I have been to not one, not two but three medical visits! I took a day off work just for this, and it filled up my day (together with a refreshing session at the swimming pool)! First I had my knees checked, as they are hurting quite a bit lately, especially when I spend a lot of time in the car driving, and the result is that... I have to do another test to check better! Then I went to my doctor to get a paper for this other exam, and finally to get my heart checked again. Seems like it's working fine for now, but I still don't know if it has undergone a bacterial attack in the past few months... anyway, I hope I'll feel better in the coming months! You guys, be careful not to break your bones either!


Outlaws of love - Adam Lambert

Outlaws of love - Adam Lambert
What better song to share after a journey like this?! Let me tell you the story of my drive back home tonite after work, I haven't been laughing so hard for ages! I was travelling back home, one day in advance with respect to the usual schedule because I have some medical exams here tomorrow (of course), and as usual I uploaded my travel on Blablacar, the platform that allows you to share your car trips with other people. Today I had 2 girls contacting me, a single one and another one travelling with a friend; this latter one had kind of a "bitchy" picture, with a duck face and everything, but so many girls have it nowadays..! Well, when I get to the station, out meeting point, here I see those two girls, dressed up like hookers, belly out, piercings, platinum hair, cigarette, hard make-up... I say to myself "ooook!" and get them on, together with the other girl. When I asked them what they do for a living, they asked "hostess at events, modelling..." and then start talking on the phone with people, saying one of them tomorrow is at dinner with the surgeon and the other with someone else, and then one says that man are all the same, they are bad people but oh, how she loves c*ck! And then they wanted me to leave them at the highway barrier, even asked if they could walk through it on feet! I took them to the parking lot right after, and I'm still not sure about the guy that was supposed to come pick them up, if he was the "Moroccan", the "one who made their hair" or who else!
So much fun guys, so much fun! After we let them off, me and the other girl were laughing so hard! Guess they really are outlaws of love, and I am too, but in a totally different sense I'd say! Outlaws of love, outlaws of life!


15 Sep 2015

I've been waiting for you - Neil Young

I've been waiting for you - Neil Young
I'm so sleepy I'd go to bed straight away, but I'm forcing myself to fulfill my blogger duties, especially because I had already decided to post this song sooner today. I don't know why I went to listen to Neil Young today, probably it was after I watched a video of some younger artists covering his songs at an event called Neilfest or something like this... anyway here I am, sharing one of my favourite songs of his right out of his debut album which came out in 1968 (my mother was 8 years old at the time!!). I've been waiting for you, and you've been coming to me...!!


14 Sep 2015

Melodies and desires - Lykke Li

Melodies and desires - Lykke Li
I'm still dead tired, even more after this morning's early wake-up call and long trip to work. I need to use this week to rest up, but it's not gonna be an easy thing to do while going to work every day! More medical tests are on the way, as if I didn't have enough of it already... anyway I'm just going to keep on giving my best, at least until I collapse (or get on the verge of collapsing). Today Lykke Li helped me stay awake and pass my time at work; her debut album is the last one I got to listen to among her current, and is also the one I like the least, but this song is one of the few on it that I did connect with, and today it felt special when I was listening to it, so I guess it was just calling for its own spot here on the blog! Wishing you a life that is interesting and manageable, unlike mine, I'll leave you with some great music!


13 Sep 2015

#sundayrevival This is love - PJ Harvey

This is love - PJ Harvey
Hello my dear people, here I am back again. Another tough trip back home and a tough weekend brought me to Milan, ready to wake up quite early tomorrow in the morning because I have to go back to Veneto. I am dead tired, plane travels and getting back home and having to drive there again... gosh, I don't know how I'm gonna make it. This whole working thing is getting it quite harsh on me, please take me back to university!
I meant to post this song last sunday, but I didn't get to write a post as (guess what?!) I was busy travelling! I'm gonna do it now: as last week (the one before this one that is ending) I got to listen to old, 2010 playlists, I ended up listening to a lot of PJ Harvey, as 2010 was the year when I got to know her and starting loving her music. So it seemed natural to just post a song of hers, and not just one random song of hers... I've been listening to her 'Stories from the city, stories from the sea' album quite a lot recently, and I'm falling more and more in love with the lyrics of many songs on the album, so meaningful for me right now, so true, I really feel a connection with them... so I hope you can enjoy this great music too!

"I can't believe life's so complex when I just wanna sit here and watch you undress."


"Does it have to be a life full of dread? I wanna chase you round the table, wanna touch your head."

10 Sep 2015

I feel it all - Feist

I feel it all - Feist
I've been listening to quite a little bit of Feist in the last couple of days and it seems right to show it on the blog! Taking advantage of the perks of using Spotify in Thailand (i.e. there is no Spotify in Thailand, but it's working anyway for me and it's working with no ads, as there's no Spotify in Thailand!!) I didn't miss my personal computer (I'm writing from the business one) so badly! Sadly it's my last night in Bangkok for this month, the trip has been nice but very short and tiring... I was just starting to get into the groove and it's time to get back... anyway, let's hope for a bright future while feeling all the present at our best!


9 Sep 2015

Sonnet - Hundred Waters

Sonnet - Hundred Waters
Recently I chose Imagine Dragons' 'Dream' as my wake up call, as I've had a new falling in love with it after Sky Sport used it as the soundtrack of its cover for the F1 Belgium GP at Spa a few weeks ago. It's my favourite song out of ID's new album I think, and in these days I got an irresistible feeling to listen to it, so I went back to listening one of my older 2015 playlists that is featuring it. Besides enjoying it and other great songs by ID, I got to think back to other great music that I was listening to a few months ago, and I realised that there are quite a few songs among them that I haven't posted yet! This little beuatiful pearl is one of them: it's the opening track of Hundred Waters' debut (and eponymous) album, a really beautiful musical gem! Shame on me for not sharing it sooner!


8 Sep 2015

Underneath - Adam Lambert

Underneath - Adam Lambert
Hey guys, here I am again! I spent my whole Sunday on planes travelling from home (Italy) to home (Bangkok) [this time of my life feels so confusing, I don't have a home anymore... and I have many!] and then yesterday I've been busy all day... relaxing! I still haven't got my hours of lost sleep back, so I'm not 100% clear headed and smart, but I'll keep going..! I think this time I just have to go with the flow and not even try to adjust, as in three nights I'm gonna be on a plane again. I want to share with you some music that I've been listening to while flying, hoping it will make you fly again! Adam Lambert: it gives you wings!


5 Sep 2015

The end where I begin - The Script

The end where I begin - The Script
Today has been a busy day: I woke up with a bad stomach-ache that worried me somehow and given my swinging health, I went to the hospital together my parents to get myself checked. After an efficient service, they gave me a short therapy and sent me out with a diagnosis of gastritis, a "simple" stomach infection, that should not be linked to the many fevers I've been having in the past months. So, if nothing else happens, I'll be flying to Bangkok via Abu Dhabi tomorrow! But before embarking on this one-week business trip, I want to share with you one of the songs I listened in my car while driving back home yesterday, a long-time favourite of mine (I got to know it as soundtrack of the Fifa 09 video-game and then listened to it many times again before going to The Script's concert in early 2011). I'm sure all the teenagers (and former teenagers) out there will not be indifferent to this song!

"Sometimes tears say all there is to say
Sometime your first scars don't ever fade away"


My hands - Leona Lewis

My hands - Leona Lewis
Today in the car I ended up listening to old playlists compiled between the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, and this is the one song that was left half-played during office hours. Useless to tell you, I've been listening to the whole Leona discography in the office, plus a double play of 'Echo', her sophomore album containing this song, which I dare say is one of my favourites of hers. I really like Leona, it's not like I would tear my clothes for her music (well... who knows!), but I really like her style, her voice and her songs (especially the ones written by the genius Ryan Tedder)! This is not one of them, but it's one really worth listening to. My iPod(s) can confirm that!



3 Sep 2015

Spell - Elli de Mon

Spell - Elli de Mon
Tomorrow is the last day of the longest consecutive amount of time I spent here in Veneto (I guess), it's been 12 days and it seems like forever... quite a few things have happened this time around (mostly outside office time), but I can't say I'm sad to get away from here for a while, rather... One week of Thailand is waiting for me after a one-day weekend, which means it's gonna be tough, and then I'll be back here, hopefully with a nicer perspective, i.e. of making my next trip to Bangkok a longer one! I've been hoping for this since March, and I'm actually getting a bit tired of staying here, so let's see how things are going to play out...!


2 Sep 2015

Lens - Alanis Morissette

Lens - Alanis Morissette
You might remember I have been listening to country music in the last few days in my car; after the playlist got to an end, the following one started. And that's 'Critical voices', i.e. my personal selection of the (at least) decent material Alanis Morisette released a couple years ago (wait... was it 2012?! Seriously? So long ago?) as her latest album, bonus tracks and stuff. I've been a big fan since 2008, but I listened to her music since I was little, as my mother's only cassette in the car was Jagged Little Pill. I practically like/love all of her albums until the 2008 Flavors of entanglement, even though the majority of her fan-base started criticising her music in the early 2000s, but her latest album... well, it's just not good. There are very few songs on it I actually genuinely like, but more than half of the material... I wouldn't go out of my way to listen it, let's just put it that way. This is an exception, a beautiful exception, for sure my favourite track of the era. My vietnamese friend T. loves it too since I got her to know it, so maybe you will too!!


1 Sep 2015

Solid love - Joni Mitchell

Solid love - Joni Mitchell
Let's get back to my current playlist for a while... it's getting so hard to post music I'm discovering lately, as I'm listening to so many other things I already knew and getting so much inspiration out of it that I can't complain at all! Today after another boring day at the office, I rushed out to reach the comic book shop in time before closing, and I got there with an impressive 6 minutes lead, I found it was close already... and had been all day long, as it remains closed on Tuesday... good for me!! I'm gonna make it up tomorrow if I find in myself the strength to get back there again!