I have been recently in Paris for a short visit and, suddenly, i got a kind of nostalgia for my first stay in this city, as a student, some 25 years ago. It was hard time for me but I learned a lot there. Among other things i discovered music in Paris, the big, the divine one.
My "saints" were Coltrane, Mahler, Miles Davis, Glenn Gould, Bach or Wagner. I wanted to buy all their albums, I remember me sparing money from my food to do this. Records, or the first published cds at this period, were expensive for the average student in the 80's. A not so great edition of Parsifal costed me one week's meals in 1983..
I remember especially the nights I passed in my tiny chambre de bonne, listening for hours Coltrane or Mahler discs, while i was litteraly starving... Most of all, A love supreme, 48 minutes of pure ecstasy (whithout drugs!) in my earphones, listened again and again..
Today, a 20 years-old guy can download this masterpiece from Emusic for 35 cents! He can also search among 100 other Coltrane's albums and out-of-print editions . That means progress to me. The only problem is that, although (or because) the purchase of music is so easy, there is no devotion to the music saints anymore.
Or i am wrong : there must exist out there boys and girls with the same love for the music, the great one..
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
"To make a movie based on Andreotti's life and political career was more than a challenge and Sorrentino, choosing a surreal and grotesque key to narrate the story, achieve an extraordinary artistic quality that leave you astounded. The movie is a triumph on so many levels (also the choice of the music is weird and original) that probably deserves more than a single view to be fully appreciated. "
A genious orchestration of optical and sound materials and loans from any possible art, like opera, danse, theater, etc. Done with an incredible maestria, so big that it is irritating sometimes.. A net advance in cinematography and film directing. Unforgettable film... I could not sleep yesterday night after the projection, thinking of Servillo's achievement...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A counter -trade on signs of temporal exhaustion. Exhaustion is announced here by 3 consecutive lower highs and divergence on CCI. On these trades, i get some pips and get out quickly, because the resume of the trend can kill me anytime.