Press play to set the mood:Two weeks ago I was in Bologna again, uhuh. It was a snowy day, how cool is that? I was there for ArteFiera and I really enjoyed it honestly. I love every kind of environment where I can surround myself with artworks and artpieces. As always I took some pictures to give you an idea of what I'm talking about.
There is always a time and a space, proper ones. And proper times and spaces to miss the chances to discover what's on the other side.Sometimes we just don't feel okay. For all the times we hide things to others and especially to ourselves, there are times when they emerge and they claim to be faced. We can't always have bright days. I had a dark one the other day.
That's the name of my first exhibition in the beautiful town I'm living, Florence. It's been 2 years now since I moved here. My life changed completely, I took back some things I totally stopped doing, like singing, writing, drawing. 2 years
Connections A bell is ringing. Can you hear it from the woods? A ray of light hole the shadow. ┆ Don't speak now, listen to the sough of the wind wash your face from the past, you can leave it here. ┆ Can the music keep playing? I don't want to hear
FINALLY the 2017 is gone. Lol, just kidding.
2017 was not bad year for me, at all, but December is always a terrible month in my opinion. Plus I really needed some holidays and some time for me.
Like a lot.
Don't know about you, but sometimes I need to get completely away and do something that can restore my will power, my inspiration, myself. Most of the time this means travelling and roaming somewhere, in order to free my mind and gain back that voice in my head that whispers "Get back to your work, now!".
Right now is actually screaming.
But let's take this from the beginning. Me and my mate, with our almost nonexistent budget tried to book some flight or holiday. Of course everything is terribly expensive during the new year's period, so we just decided to jump in the car and visit Umbria, one region of our beautiful country.
Being broke has a good side: it makes choices quite easy to make. So we packed our things, our enthusiasm and we started our trip. Pynch were now on the road:
Weeks ago I just told you half of the story. After my weekend in Turin, I took a train to get to Padova, because another amazing concert was waiting for me there. When I heard that Hundred Waters were playing at MAME Club I thought it was a joke, but when I checked, tickets were actually available. 13.50€... seriously? Again, I thought it was probably fake. So I did what everyone would do, I googled it and it turned out it was actually true: how could I not go? First and only one date in Italy. I had to. So that's what I did, I took my backpack and went there. No regret. The opening band was HÅN, I didn't know her music and it was a very pleasant discover. Then Hundred Waters, one of my favorite bands started playing. What happened was both unexpected and beautiful.
Well, I took some days off recently. Everyday life has been swallowing me and I just did not notice it, until I realized it all of a sudden. Luckily I have some good friends that drag me out of my cave and away from work whenever I need it. I'm glad to introduce you to my crew, eheh. So, with these lovely people up here, I've been roaming a little in Turin. Turned out to be a quite cold but peaceful long weekend. All the streets were already decorated with some cool light installation. Of course the space/constellation decorations caught my attention quite immediately. Well, to be honest it became peaceful right after the Club 2 Club concert on Friday: did I mention that I was there for a pretty big concert? I bet you aren't surprised at all, eheh. I was there mostly to see Bonobo and Nicolas Jaar live.
One of the things I like the most, is to get lost trough the streets of cities I don't know that much. Well, Bologna is not an unknown place to me but since I never lived there, it still taste a little bit like there's always something new you're about to discover around that corner or the other one and somehow that's exactly what happened. While I was wandering with my friend, the poster you can see here above my words got our attention. This is how I got to know the Cheap Festival.
I believe that exploring what's behind and inside our minds is even more interesting than what we can create sometimes. Or at least, it can help us get into that one's life and to understand how that person became who he or she is. I believe that the ideas that we have are just the product of everything that surround us.