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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The top 10 albums released in 2015

It was very difficult to compile a list of my favorite ten albums of 2015. Not because there weren’t enough options, but because there were too many. According to a Wikipedia list, there were 640 albums released in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom alone. Continue reading “The top 10 albums released in 2015”

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”