I have been on and off the road for the last two months. March was pretty intense. I was invited to open a couple of shows for O_R_k here in Italy, and had a good time. For those of you who are not familiar with O_R_k: the band includes my good friend Pat Mastelotto on … Leggi tutto Unexpected routes
This is not a joke: once again, my journey to the United States wasn’t easy. To make a long story short – I was supposed to fly from Rome to Brussels, then Brussels to Montreal, then Montreal to Philadelphia; obviously I got stuck in Montreal, as weather conditions on the East Coast were terrible that day and several … Leggi tutto American chronicles
I had never stayed in London for more than 6 days. This time, I was looking forward to hang out in town for 6 weeks. No musical adventures, for a change – I was in London to attend a course on teaching Italian to foreign students. Crazy? Not at all. I’ve always been into studying languages (especially … Leggi tutto London Bye Ta-Ta
I'm writing this as the Frank Zappa's "Roxy & Elsewhere" live plays in the background. It's hard to concentrate because the music is so good! And inspiring. The time spent in America was equally inspiring. For some reason, I always go through some drama whenever I'm flying to the States. I had a pretty complicated route … Leggi tutto Another one from the colonies
Something unexpected (WAY unexpected) happened on Friday, May 20th. A day or two before, I was checking Facebook on my phone, my dull finger scrolling the news feed, when some random lady posted a picture of Brian Eno in a David Bowie fan group. I'm a huge admirer of Eno, so I stopped for a second. Luckily, I … Leggi tutto The day I met Brian Eno
Hey! It took a while, but I'm actually writing a new blog post. And the title is clearly inspired by one of my favourite's Talk Talk records. Also, the window in my room is wide open, sun is shining outside, weather is warm. Spring is definitely here. The only thing that sucks is that I got … Leggi tutto The colour of Spring
Welcome 2016! January came, and just like last year, I found myself in the United States of America. This time, I wasn't alone - drummer Alessandro Inolti, who has recently joined EchoTest, flew out with me. Direct flight to Philadelphia, very smooth (thank goodness). Julie Slick kidnapped us as soon as the plane landed, and … Leggi tutto America the beautiful!
After the European tour with Hipster Slayer, I played a few more gigs in Italy, then felt it was time to stop and recharge. I was happy to spend time home... watching movies, reading, listening to new exciting music, seeing friends. And most importantly, riding my bike! As a matter of fact, I've dusted off … Leggi tutto Aller-Retour
Just got back from touring in Germany and Czech Republic with Hipster Slayer. That was fun! And I learnt a lot - as usual, when traveling. I've been touring quite much lately, and I can tell there are both good and bad aspects about being on the road. As I told the other guys in the … Leggi tutto Would you like some dumplings?
This is a very long post, take a deep breath. I tried to sleep a couple of hours on the night of January 7th, before departing at 7 am from Rome - had no luck, partly because of the excitement; also because I don't usually fall asleep before midnight, unless very tired. I started my … Leggi tutto Yankee Doodle Dandy