About the cheap thrills of life

Solace can come to our lives in the strangest ways. For the most typical reason on the book (breakup), I was feeling sad and disappointed. It’s not like I wanted to cry or be isolated from the rest of the world. I was fine. But I didn’t feel like smiling. Continue reading “About the cheap thrills of life”

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Adele’s new success

Drew Barrymore, in the movie Music & Lyrics (directed by Marc Lawrence, released in 2007), says something about, well, music and lyrics, that for me is as true as the law of gravity: “A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex. But then, as you get to know the person, that’s the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It’s the combination of the two parts that make it magical.” Continue reading “Adele’s new success”

Discovering new sounds: The Citizens

Have you ever heard about the Citizens!? The British band, I mean, not the online bank. I probably never would have if not for a concert that I went to in September 2015. They were the opening band and caught my attention right from the first melody.  Continue reading “Discovering new sounds: The Citizens”

My thoughts on The Mentalist

I don’t exactly remember why I started seeing The Mentalist (2008-2015), but I can tell that when I did, I quickly became obsessed with it. Patrick Jane (interpreted by Australian actor Simon Baker) and his clever tricks – more than that, his boldness – hooked me from the first second. And his personal drama captivated me because I understood what it was to live the aftermath of a trauma. Continue reading “My thoughts on The Mentalist”

Lady Gaga and “Till it happens to you”

The always-ready-to-shock-an-audience singer has been very low key (at least outside the U.S.) for the last few months. The expectation was that she was preparing herself for another round of successful songs – she is in fact preparing a new album, supposedly to be released in 2016, but the song that I will talk about today is not related to it.

Till It Happens To You was made with the collaboration of Diane Warren to be used as background for the documentary The Hunting Ground, shown for the first time in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The video for the song, directed by Catherine Hardwick, premiered on Friday, September 18. Continue reading “Lady Gaga and “Till it happens to you””