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 […]

Silence Around The Piano

Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me; Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings. In spite of myself, the insidious mastery […]

Nona And Her Madam

Dies slowly he who does not travel, who does not read,  who does not listen to music, who finds no charm in himself. …  Dies slowly he who transforms himself to a slave of habit, repeating every day on the same path, who does not change routine, who does not risk to wear a new […]

The Timeless Gospel Of The Ultimate Survivor

Before becoming ’’the Godfather of soul’’ and ’’the hardest working man in show-biz’’, he was just a cute boy called ’Little Junior’ or later ’Music Box’. His aunt once told him ’’the world will hear about you’ one day’ and she was right! Born on May 3rd in 1933. in a poor family in South […]

Memory: Chuck Berry (1926-2017) - Don’t Worry, Dear Grandpa

One of the rock & roll pioneers Chuck Berry, has died last Saturday. Though it may sound sarcastic or even insensitive, now that we are mourning the passing of one of the first and true rock & roll innovators, something occurred to me suddenly: today it’s easy for the pop-music veterans, those who survived at […]

Breakfast 🥐☕ and Lipstick 💄

One of the possible answers to a question ’what women want’ can be hidden in the least expected of places – breakfast! Because, if there is a certain dynamic during the week in the way we start our days, that by itself is already some guarantee of pleasure. Whether it’s breakfast in bed, coffee and […]

Soundtrack for Her

Imagine eavesdropping on a conversation between two people in love and hearing the following:  Theodore: How many others? Samantha: 8,316. Theodore: Are you in love with anybody else? Samantha: Why do you ask that? Theodore: I do not know. Are you? Samantha: I’ve been thinking about how to talk to you about this. Theodore: How […]