Filed under 1970’s

I Remember The New Trolls

I Remember The New Trolls

Years ago, when I was a teenager and still living in Italy, I was really into music, I listened to mostly English or American rock. I rarely liked Italian artists/songs, for some reason. One of the few Italian groups I followed was the New Trolls. I even had a big crush on the red-headed singer … Continue reading

Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day The sun is up, the sky is blue It’s beautiful and so are you Dear Prudence won’t you come out and play Dear Prudence open up your eyes Dear Prudence see the sunny skies The wind is low the birds … Continue reading

Share Your World 20

Share Your World 20

This is how it works: Cee posts 4 questions every week, we answer and share by linking to her blog That’s it!. 1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?   Most of the time “I’m” 22, less than half my actual age, (until I catch a glimpse of my … Continue reading

Is It Me?

Is It Me?

My dear friend Marco S. has recently sent me this photo of me that he found with his old stuff….

The Wind Cries Mary

I used to have a super crush on Jimi Hendrix when I was a teen ager. I even named my female dog Jimi after him. Here is one of his songs: After all the jacks are in their boxes And the clowns have all gone to bed You can hear happiness staggering on down the … Continue reading

non gioco piu`

This is me around the time the song posted below was released. The photo was taken in Rome during a high school field trip. Notice the bell bottom pants. 🙂 1974. Mina is the singer and the artist playing the harmonica is Toots Thielemans. “Non Gioco Piu`” means “I Am Not Playing Anymore” Non gioco … Continue reading

Song from My Youth

Yes – Close To The Edge They don’t make music like this anymore. I’m glad I grew up with such good music. Meaning of the Lyrics from Wikipedia: In a May 27, 1996 interview with Elizabeth Gips on her show “Changes” (KKUP, Cupertino, CA), transcribed in the “Notes From the Edge” fanzine (issue #0159, August … Continue reading

An Album I’ll Always Love

The Dark Side Of the Moon by the Pink Floyd is, in my opinion, a masterpiece. I can listen to it over and over again, and every time I can find little musical details I never noticed before…. Plus, it always takes me back to a time in my life I like to remember and … Continue reading

4 Wheeled Marina

I learned how to drive in Italy and it was not until I was almost 20 years old. I was not very interested in learning how to drive automobiles, as I enjoyed my scooter too much!I dedicated a whole post [Wheeled Marina] to my history on less-than-4 wheels. In Italy automatic transmission cars were not … Continue reading

Identical Identity

My friend Valerie posted a question on her blog today asking “if we could pick an identity other than ours, what would it be?”I immediately thought it was a cool question, but when I sat there thinking of an answer I really could not think of anyONE I would want to be. I responded that … Continue reading

Hotel California – Eagles

When I liked an album, I used to play it non-stop, every day, every chance I got, over and over and over…. Hotel California by the Eagles got one of these treatments, I even had a version on cassettes so I could play it in the car, a Renault 5 at that time. For some … Continue reading

Wheeled Marina

A History of Marina on Less-than-4 Wheels I remember a red tricycle with white handles: it was metal and had stickers on the handle representing various dashboard buttons; I constantly pushed them, not sure what I was hoping for…. My first bike was small, of course, and not very attractive. But I regularly washed it … Continue reading