Today I'm not at school (here in Italy today is Liberation Day), so this is a good day to make a blog post. This is not about a specific topic, just some random things I want to share with you.
Records and Record Store Day
I spent the morning listening to two records I bought yesterday. The first one was The Next Day, David Bowie's new album. I didn't expect it to be so great! If you don't have it, you should really buy it.
I also listened to P.F.M. Live in USA: it's an album by an Italian progressive rock band called Premiata Forneria Marconi. Every track is simply amazing! You really should listen to it, so here are a few tracks:
Four Holes in the Ground
Here's the complete album:
Last Saturday I went to the record store to celebrate Record Store Day. I pre-ordered two records: Remember (Walking In The Sand) by the Shangri-Las and There Are But Four Small Faces, but when I got to the store, they told me that they had not arrived yet! I'm still waiting...
Apart from it, the RSD was very good: I saw a concert, had a look at all the LPs (and wanted to buy them all), bought two records and had a delicious ice cream.
Books and Autobiographies
My Dad bought me Neil Young's autobiography. I've read 250 pages so far. It's pretty good if you can go through the first 80/100 pages, in which he writes about his cars and other things that are not very interesting. When I finish reading it, I'll post a review.
My father also bought Who I Am, Pete Townshend's autobiography. The problem is that he bought it while he was in France and so it is written in French! And I stopped studying French two years ago...
I'm also going to read Catherine James' autobiography, Dandelion: Memoir of a Free Spirit. But since it is not a big book and it is written in English, I think I'm going to read it this summer when I go to Ireland for a study holiday. I'll also write a review for it and a post about Catherine's life.
My New Parka
I've been looking for a parka for ages. And last month I found it! I had to go to a shop to return a dress I didn't like and while I was having a look I found this parka. It didn't cost much (70€) so I bought it and personalized it with a lot of badges and the Mod target my friend Anna made for me.
Some weeks ago I was bored, but then I remembered that I had a lot of printed pictures of Linda McCartney, so I cut and glued them on an old box.
This is the digital version of a collage featuring the models represented in some of my favourite Pre-Raphaelite paintings.