Mar 24, 2015

Inspiring music for a kickass writing session



TORAFUGU - DOWNTIME





This tasty, artsy, yummy Italian band’s first full length album, somewhere between Four Tet’s dream state and Imogen Heap’s entrancing electronica, is a fusion of different music experience in an unique, innovative lethal mix of IDM, indietronica, synth pop & dupstep.




Torafugu stand tall among internationally acclaimed acts that blew up in the last few years. They hit the ground running with 2009’s Spot the Rain and are still leading with their new project, Downtime, by Yalla Records, a delirious, delusional statement on that marvellous damnation known as daily life.




Downtime is available for free download on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.





“Either you spend your whole life running after improbable situations and sensations, or you choose to surf the marvellous waves of an ocean of daily wasted time” (A. Reverberi).








Check out this rapturous studio performance of Sirens




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Mar 4, 2015

The year I met you - by Cecelia Ahern

This is not the type of book you can read on a Kindle, this is the book you want to bring in bed with you, like a trusted, comfy pillow.

When I saw it, I picked it up, paid at the counter and left in a hurry.
I felt it at every step, heavy in my handbag, on the way home. I couldn't wait to open it and jump, right into the story.

I didn't want to know anything about the plot or the characters or the readers' reviews. The name of its author was enough to conquer me.

Enough to say... I wasn't disappointed.



The author


Cecelia Ahern is my favorite Irish novelist. She is the daughter of the former Irish Prime Minister and she is a mother and a wife. I came across her name when she wrote her first novel, at the time she was only 21 years old and so was I. The book, PS: I LOVE YOU, is now a bestseller sold in 47 countries and a beautiful movie, that will make you cry and laugh at the same time.
Every single novel by Cecelia is a wonderful journey into the soul of a clever female protagonist who finds herself in the middle of an exciting adventure, with just a touch of magic.


The year I met you


Jasmine, a young independent woman with a difficult family situation, finds herself without a job and any career perspective. 

Matt, an alcoholic radio star and father of three, lives just across the road and is about to lose all that he loves.

One New Year's Eve, their paths collide in the suburbs, and an unlikely friendship slowly starts to blossom between them.

Jan 13, 2015

TIME TO GO







My Italian holidays are over, tomorrow morning I'm flying to Heathrow and from there I will get the connection to Vancouver, BC. As I pack my bag, I think of what is awaiting me and what I'm leaving behind. 
I try to focus on the good memories I'm taking with me after spending Christmas and New Year with my best friends, and I want to forget the fear of hate and terror that could strike anyone anytime these days.

I was in London in 2005 when the bombs went off, and it would be easy to surrender to panic at the thought of going through main city airports just days after the terrorists' attack in Paris. 

Yet I chose, a long time ago, to live my life freely and boldly, to seize the day. So here I am, telling you I'm ready to go, to fly, to live. Because living is worth the risk, because surviving is not an option.

Writers have a duty to tell the stories they live so that the next generation can learn and do better.

Time to go.