Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Classic

I heard a clip of this song on the radio this morning and I knew I had to choose it for my post. It's Con il nastro rosa by Lucio Battisti from 1980. It was actually the B side to Una giornata uggiosa, but it quickly became the most popular out of the two songs.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Adverts from Italy 4

This, apparently, is how you advertise gelato in Italy.

My first thought when I saw this advert was that it looked like one for a dating site or for a new dating app. But no, it's for the much-loved Cornetto. Well, thanks for making me feel like a lonely singleton again Italy. Can't food just be about food? Sigh. Guess I won't be buying you for a while if that's how you're going to advertise it. (Yes, I'm also bitter.)

Oh, I do like the song in the advert though, it's the latest offering from Cesare Cremonini, called Logico #1.

This was infinitely better though.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Classic

Più di così is taken from Mina's 1984 album Catene. I've chosen this today because the song's sampled in rapper Mondo Marcio's new single A denti stretti. All of the songs on his new album Nella bocca del tigre sample songs by Mina.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Word of The Week

Buttare - to throw (away)

I've been on a massive and much-needed spring clean today, and I've now got several (!) bin bags worth of old clothes to take to the charity bins and random stuff to buttare. It's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate over time without even realising it!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Song of The Week

Non me lo posso permettere (which in most cases translates to 'I can't afford (to do it)' or 'I shouldn't do it') is the new single from pugliese rapper Caparezza. It's taken from his forthcoming Museica album, out on the 22nd of this month.