Love Is the Answer

England Dan & John Ford Coley
“I’m pretty tired… I think I’ll go home now.”

A quote from Forrest Gump. My soundtrack for this:
Love Is the Answer (England Dan & John Ford Coley, 1979)

Above: Nights are Forever (1976), LP cover.
Picture released by Dan Coulter under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license.

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Madeon - Pop Culture
“This is a little idea i’ve been playing around with to implement in my set”

17 years old.
39 songs in three minutes played with a Novation Launchpad.
3,5 million views, and counting.
This boy rules.

Madeon. Electronica/House/Pop. Listen: Pop Culture, For You, Shuriken and DJ.

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Tom Vek - Aroused

“You look aroused
You look awake
You are the light
Turned on”

Tom Vek. Alternative rock. See and listen: Aroused (from Leisure Seizure, 2011).

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Loney Dear

Loney Dear

“Despair has never sounded so sweet”

Loney Dear
. Indie/pop. Listen: Ignorant Boy, Beautiful Girl (from Citadel Band, 2004).

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Little Red

Little Red - Rock It

“Not bad for two chords.”

Little Red, or “The Beach Boys meets The Strokes”. Indie/Pop/Rock.
See and listen: Rock it.

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Don’t teach children


Don’t teach children
don’t teach them your morality
It’s so tired and sick
might hurt
Maybe it’s a serious imprudence
leave them at the mercy of a false consciousness.

Don’t praise the thinking
that’s increasingly rare
Don’t show for them
a known road
But if you really want
teach only the magic of life.

Ring around the rosey,
the world changes.

Don’t teach children
don’t disclose social illusions
Don’t fill their future
of old ideals
The only safe thing is to keep them away
from our culture.

Do not magnify the talent
that is ever more off
Don’t introduce them to beautiful singing, to theater, to dance
But if you really want
tell them the dream of an ancient hope.

Don’t teach children
but cultivate yourselves the heart and the mind
Stay always near them
Give trust to love
the rest is nothing.

Ring around the rosey,
the world changes.

Giorgio Gaber: Non insegnate ai bambini (Don’t teach children, 2003)

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The Sky Crawlers

The Sky Crawlers

“You always have the option to change the road you travel every day
Even if the road is the same you can see different things
Isn’t this enough to live?
Or rather, may not be enough?”

The Sky Crawlers (Sukai Kurora, 2008) “is set in an alternate history where, although the world is at peace, in order to ease the tension of a populace accustomed to war and aggression, private corporations contract fighter pilots to stage combat operations against each other for show.”.

Music by Kenji Kawai. Listen: Main Theme (ending).

Above: screenshot from the official trailer, detail.

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“What you see is what you hear
(no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).

If you hear it, at some point you see it
(no hidden sounds).”.

Nataly Dawn, Pomplamoose

Pomplamoose. Indie.
Listen and see: Jungle Animal and September.

Above: Nataly Dawn in Telephone (from: Tribute to Famous People), detail.

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Vendo Tutto

Matteo Caccia - Vendo Tutto “My girlfriend has left me.
After four years together, she has left me.
It happens, I know.
It happens to us all, and my turn has come.
This time however I’ve made up my mind.
I’m going to throw everything out and start afresh.
My second-hand life is for sale; I’m starting a new one.
Come and buy.
I’m selling up to free myself of all ties.”.

(Matteo Caccia)

I break an unwritten rule, presenting something in Italian. It’s worth it.

Vendo Tutto (Everything for Sale): a radio program written and hosted by Matteo Caccia on Radio 24.

You can listen the podcast and the archive of the previous episodes. The sale, real, was on Ebay.
The signature tune is: Ten Millions Slaves by Otis Taylor.

Above: Matteo Caccia, photo from his page on Ebay, detail.

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Bloodbuzz Ohio

The National

The National. Indie/Rock/Alternative.

See and listen: Bloodbuzz Ohio.
From High Violet, released on May 11, 2010.

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