Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Classic

On this day 45 years ago, national treasure Raffaella Carrà was in the charts with Ma che musica maestro.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Word of The Week

il formaggio - cheese

Oh yes, the Italians love their formaggio. I didn't eat much of it at before moving to Italy, but my cheesy horizions have widened significally during my time here. I'm having an especially cheesy few weeks, eating more formaggio than normal - at the moment there are four different types in my fridge, which is a record for me! This Asiago is named after the area it was originally produced in (today other areas including parts of Veneto also produce it) - up amongst the mountains of Trentino.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Song of The Week

I'm on a roll! The piemontesi Perturbazione (the band behind one of my favourite Italian songs of all time) are back with the first single to be taken from their eighth studio album Le storie che ci raccontiamo, which is titled Dipende da te ('It depends on you').

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Song of The Week

Daniele Silvestri is back with a solo single, after the Fabi Silvestri Gazzè project (I'm kicking myself for not going to see them live now!). Max Gazzè's La vita com'è has been one of the most popular Italian songs of the last few months, so that means only Niccolò Fabi (my personal favourite of the three) hasn't released any new material since their Padrone della festa album. Silvestri's new single is Quali alibi.

And there's also a bonus track this week! Elisa is back after her 2013 L'anima vola album, which was the first all-Italian album that she had ever released. The first single taken from her new album is in English, and is titled No hero.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bad Italian Parking - Exhibit 7

My bad Italian parking posts have been on a bit of a break. Time to change that.

I was on my way back to work after lunch when I came across this.

The only thing I could think of was 'WHY???'

The silver car had been partly parked on the crossing for a couple of days (much to my annoyance, obviously), but then the big blue car, driven by someone who'd obviously had too much wine at lunch, decided to join the party.

Please karma, do something.