Friday already?? April is heaven in Italy because there’s really only one full work week all month. Don’t envy us though, now we have no holidays (other than summer) until November!! June 2 had the sfiga to be on a Saturday this year.
Some notable news:
- [Music] Pandora, my favorite internet radio of months recent, decided to block all non-U.S. users so all my hard work and personal stations are *poof* Wah! I had my Ella/Dinah/Sarah/Nina, Flamenco, 70s Funk and Vocal House stations just where I wanted them. I’m playing around with Last.fm, but so far it seems like I have a lot less control than with Pandora. They suggested Bonnie Raitt when I put in Dinah Washington and Janis when I put in Ella!! Sob. Can anyone help?
- [Map-Gadget] I found a good way to me to memorize Milan’s layout – get the flyswatter in the shape of Milan.
- [Alitalia and all] Another strike today – Michelle will tell you more about the multitude of strikes today in Italy. I’ve had a fabulous experience with Alitalia, as you know. Does anyone think this will affect their attractiveness in this so-called buyout?
And in small news, with absolutely no other intended meanings whatsoever, Danny DeVito has his own brand of limoncello complete with horrendous jingle on the website – my favorite line is about him being famous. Danny DeVito is actually one of the few celebrities I’ve met, along with Rhea and Woody that evening. Yes, he’s that short. He needs a good copywriter – Cent’Anni!
I was featured on Deb’s Writer’s Row “Pay it Forward Tuesday” this week, so I’m paying it forward myself and mentioning someone new to me – La Cucina di Adina (in Italian), since I met Elena two days ago and her food pictures are excellent!
Since I included some music last week, here’s another band that I’m really enjoying: Feist, aka Leslie Feist. Her creative videos are getting almost as much acclaim as her songs! Her third album (The Reminder) just came out a few days ago, but I can attest that the second album, Let it Die, is excellent!! Official site – MySpace
Here’s the video for Mushaboom from Let it Die – one of my favorite songs from that album was “Gatekeeper” but I can’t seem to find the official video for that:
Also, a video from the new album Reminder, called 1-2-3-4 which is getting a lot of buzz because it was shot in a single take (and it uses human dominoes!) as was the video for My Moon My Man (which I think is a better song)
I have some cooking ambition this weekend – what about you?