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 […]

New York State Of Mind

Cities are like women, one writer said. Some of them you like because of the way they look, others you love because of what is inside them. Some cities are luring us to their sumptuous blocks with a lot of makeup, while the charm of others lays in them being genuine. New York is like […]

Sounds And Visions That Change The World

Many people throughout the time had a vision of the world around us, which sometimes made them marginalised by the society and considered a little ‘wacky’ at best – originating all the way  from the old (terrible and insane) claim that the Earth is actually round…  This should not dissuade us from fantasising because it […]

New Year's Happiness

Regardless of all the different views, people can generally agree on one thing: there is nothing more honest that a look given by a child or a dog. Children laugh in average 400 times a day. Medium size dog wags his tail more than 250.000 times during the 24 hour time frame. In some way, […]