Robot Romans

Robot Romans

I’m a big They Might Be Giants fan. They always have fantastic videos and this one is one of my favorites. Robots+Romans culminating in the Ides of March. Share this:Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...
52 in 52: January Books Read

52 in 52: January Books Read

Like last year, I’m embarking on the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge. I’m actually going to aim for 75 books this year as the big goal, but I’ll be happy if I can average a book a week. For the most part, this month’s themes were food and...
L’Amore Esiste – Love Exists

L’Amore Esiste – Love Exists

One of my favorite Italian songs is by a young pop star, Francesa Michielin, from her 2015 album di20. She rose to fame when she won the 5th season of Italy’s X-Factor. I find great emotion in this song. I think she captures much of what I have felt in my life...
My 100 Favorite Books

My 100 Favorite Books

David Bowie‘s death hit me much harder than I could have anticipated. I was still basking in the amazingness of Blackstar, telling everyone I knew that they needed to go buy it, that I thought it was the best Bowie album yet. I certainly didn’t expect it...
Buon Natale!

Buon Natale!

One of the most well-known Italian Christmas carols outside of the US is Caro Gesu Bambino which means “Dear Baby Jesus.” It’s a newer carol, dating to about 1960 and one of the earliest American-known singers to cover it was Frankie Avalon. The...
The Fabulous Kessler Twins

The Fabulous Kessler Twins

I was watching the Italian station RAI Interational the other day and one of the things that I love about the station is that they have little segments with snippets from variety and music shows over the last 40 years or so. It’s a fascinating look at the wacky,...
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