Monday, November 28, 2005


Just got back from the increasingly unappropriately named Science+Fiction festival in Trieste.
What i saw:
Premiere italian screening of The Piano Tuner Of Earthquakes, by The Brothers Quay and produced by Gilliam.
Premiere italian screening of Mirrormask, by Dave McKean (written by Neil Gaiman)
Rare english-language screening of The HitchHiker's Guide To The Galaxy (which i'd already seen but not at the cinema)

I just have to get this out of my system:
I still can't believe how beautiful that movie was.
I mean, really.
The music, the visuals, everything. Perfect.
I mean.

I guess this counts as speechless.

Blogging will resume as soon as i recover verbal articulation.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Another one which i'm probably the only one to find funny.

When i wake up in the morning the girls downstairs are playing their stereo really loud, all i hear is the bassline and only sometimes i can make out what exactly they're listening to (yesterday, aerosmith). So my first urge in the morning is to put some music on - LOUD - so i don't have to live with that. The stereo in my room is constantly on, and when i stop the music before going to bed, lately around two or three AM, all i hear is buzzes: the buzz from the heating system, the mute hum from my stereo that changes pitch if i move the free external cord around the room or tap it lightly with my fingers, the tank in the toilet next door suddenly and for no apparent reason deciding to change its water, the same toilet's ventilation system going on and off, thermostats clicking.
If i pause my stereo during the daytime all these sounds i listed can be heard ever so faintly, and my mind starts to make out little strands of melodies that dissolve a half-second later.

Sometimes i feel like i'm Terry Riley's next door neighbour(thumping against his wall and screaming "Will you turn that BLOODY ONLY FAINTLY AUDIBLE ULTRAMINIMALIST AMBIENT MUSIC DOWN???").

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The past couple weeks described in one brief exchange

me: "Sorry i'm late, i couldn't find my left shoe."
her: "Robin, that's your right shoe."
me: "DAMN!"

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Masha Qrella

Had the chance to see Masha Qrella perform live in Trieste's Teatro Miela this friday. I'll post more about the night itself when Ceci sends me the pictures (i didn't bother taking any myself since i had a professional photographer sitting next to me), but in the meantime i want you all to go over to Morr Music's website and listen to her latest album, Unsolved Remained.

I can't give you a direct link to the songs due to the nature of the website, but what i can do is help you get there once you're on the homepage:

1.Click on "Enter"
2.Say hello to Barbapapa
3.Click on "Releases"
4.Click on "mm052 masha qrella unsolved remained cd/lp"
5.You wait, time passes. (sorry, couldn't help it)
6.Click on "listen!"
7.Click on any song title, music will magically come out from your computer and you will have to fight the urge to open it up and see the little people playing their little instruments.

Conan Vs. Bear

I used to think i knew what Art is about.
Until i saw This Site.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

lost post

Came home in a good mood a couple of weeks ago, and wrote this post. Then i realized i had no access to my ftp space, so i couldn't upload the song. So i just saved the draft for a rainy day.
Today i got my access back and it's also raining. So today i finally posted it. Things just work out sometimes.
And i added this little post you're reading just so the other one wouldn't go unnoticed.

Could this be the return of the Weekend Downloads?

Thursday, November 03, 2005

from the photo backlog

Just to show you how scandalously red the tree in front of my house was just two weeks ago:

Sad to say, it is now almost completely bare.