Archive for 22 March 2008
Hello groovy party people! Just got back from a very enjoyable post-work pre-long weekend drink with my colleagues (including Jo from Frutto della Passione). We discovered a cool bar in the not-so-cool suburb where we work. Very good cocktails, fries and music.
And speaking of music, it’s time for our weekly boogie session at Disco 2000. Are you ready kids?
Tonight I have a couple of new songs, the first being Dig Lazarus Dig!!! by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. For those of you who don’t know, Nick Cave is an Australian singer/songwriter and actor (most notably in Wim Wender’s movies). I like him because he is the consummate showman – great presence, powerful voice and fascinating storyteller. He’s aged a bit over the last few years and I’m not feeling his slimy lounge singer look (definitely not sexy ugly ) but it’s a super song.
Next up is yet another Milanese group, Elio e le Storie Tese. Hmmm, how can I describe them? They’re a cross between Frank Zappa and Monty Python, if you can imagine it. They are stellar musicians but their sense of humour is demenziale, absurd and often biting. They are constantly on tour and have a huge cult following. I have yet to see them but I’m sure they would blow me away.
The today’s Italian song is dedicated to Milan’s largest park Parco Sempione. Unfortunately for us, it’s nothing like Central Park and, as Elio sings, it’s verde e marrone (green and brown, ugh). The video shows a man being tormented by a terrible bongo player in the park (you know the kind – urban, tie-died rasta boy. Very popular when I was at university in Montreal in the 90s). It turns out the bongo player is part of a diabolical plan to destroy the green areas of Milan and replace them with concrete monsters. If you understand Italian (and Milanese dialect!) it’s hilarious. But even if you don’t, you can still enjoy the fine bongo-playing. “Ma non vedi come suona male da dio??” LOL!!