When Music Is Stronger Than Evil

”I’m not sure if I would know how to write about music”, I told him. He looks at me silently, while the ash falls off from the cigarette and on the table. I don’t know if he heard me or if the words remained lost in a between-time of sorts, in that moment when one […]

Scenes From Childhood

Everyone has heard of the redheaded girl with freckles, kittens and two different socks. It’s Pippi Longstocking, of course. However, I wonder at which degree are the children of today familiar with her qualities besides the obvious ones? Would someone mention the vivid imagination of the most independent girl in the world which has helped […]

А Certain smile

Dostoevsky once said that the way we smile can reveal all our secrets. The sweetest way to smile or laugh is when we are with friends, but the smile that reveals the most is the one we usually hide. That smile makes us eager to be left alone, just so we don’t have to share […]

Pogorelic in Belgrade: Dreaming of a Concert

After almost 30 years, Pogorelic is back in Belgrade. The tickets were sold out after only three hours. The fact that they vanished in one afternoon tells us how much the audience longed for him and with what impatience he was welcomed in the city where he was born and where he started to play […]

Picnic On Five Continents

The first landmark one notices on the way to the center of Marseille coming from the airport is the glistening aqueduct – the stone engulfed in the Provence sun is the most beautiful garnish of the long channel that has been providing drinking water for Marseille since the 19th Century. Later in the same epoch, […]

Help!

Spain, in the time of the Beatles An English teacher in a province school and one of the biggest fans of the famous Liverpool four, makes up an excuse for the school’s principal about his sudden absence and sets out on a journey! The reason for this benign lie is very important – John Lennon is […]

Longing For The Girl

You are as beautiful as you are the secret, You are the truth as much as the lust. J. Ducic   A woman always carries a bit of mystery within herself, like those little boxes placed one in another – regardless of how many you take out, there is always one more left. That last […]

The Fabulous Summer of Amélie Poulain

When we look at the images of Earth spinning in space and (thanks to the Internet) listen to its peculiar song which sounds a bit like the wind blowing, we are overwhelmed by the feeling of complete peace and timelessness. However, unlike this space scene, the Earth on ‘the ground level’ is completely opposite – […]

Bartok's Time Machine

Classical music touches us in a very special way, completely differently than other genres of music do, even when it comes to our favorite songs. It simply overtakes us, one cannot listen to it superficially, you devote your self to it and when you really let yourself go – you sail away, without ever leaving […]

Ticket To Heaven

Before it became the ’famous love theme from the Godfather’ Speak softly to me – which was the English title for the song (with similar translation in other languages) – it already had its more comic origin in the movie Fortunella from 1958 (that was the reason why Rota didn’t get the Oscar for music […]