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Started by SueC, July 26, 2019, 04:17:34
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Quote from: SueC on July 26, 2019, 04:17:34The kind that incessantly post photos of Robert Smith in his 20s and go goopy over them. I mean, really?
Quote from: SueC on July 26, 2019, 04:17:34Why am I here? Well, The Cure did their Disintegration gigs at the Opera House recently, and neither of us could go, because we live across the Nullarbor from Sydney on a small organic farm and it's really hard to get reliable farmsitters for donkeys etc, never mind the chances of getting tickets allocated in the lottery. But, they did that live stream, and we set up our lounge room for it and turned it up.
Quote from: SueC on July 27, 2019, 09:19:44Hello back! :-) How's life in Somewhere?
Quote from: PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on July 28, 2019, 04:26:56Quote from: SueC on July 27, 2019, 09:19:44Hello back! :-) How's life in Somewhere?Life is good in somewhere.That somewhere being in Italy, actually. The Cure used to be my favorite band, still good but not my favorite anymore.The Beatles/Maroon 5, then it was Cheap Trick, then Rush, then The Cure, then Talk Talk, and now R.E.M. All great music.
Quote from: SueC on July 28, 2019, 05:13:02Quote from: PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on July 28, 2019, 04:26:56Quote from: SueC on July 27, 2019, 09:19:44Hello back! :-) How's life in Somewhere?Life is good in somewhere.That somewhere being in Italy, actually. The Cure used to be my favorite band, still good but not my favorite anymore.The Beatles/Maroon 5, then it was Cheap Trick, then Rush, then The Cure, then Talk Talk, and now R.E.M. All great music.Oh, in Italy! So you eat well, no? I'm originally European: Mostly German, partly Italian - although that part seems to have given me the foodie disposition and craze for feeding people. Up to age 11 I spent 3 months per year in Malcesine, Lago di Garda - are you near that at all / have you visited? I honestly miss Italy much more than Germany, the scenery was gorgeous, and our neighbours were so nice and we always seemed to be getting together for food frenzies. And the best meal I've ever had in my life was Italian sausages and polenta grilled over a charcoal fire impromptu in the mountains by a neighbour who was a beekeeper, and took a few of us along for a woodcutting trip one day - that's what he made for lunch! I can still taste it.The best drink, milk straight from one of the cows kept by another neighbour whom I met because they had a donkey in their paddock (and this is why we now have donkeys ourselves, over three decades later). The cow was grazing an Alpine pasture and you could taste all the herbs in the milk, just like you can taste all the flowers in real, raw wildflower honey - we now keep bees ourselves. The best snack, wild blackberries growing up against the stone walls all over the neighbourhood...I don't really have a favourite band; I have favourite bands / musicians across various genres and the list is as long as your arm. I like REM too, especially Orange Crush (reminds me of being a university student) and of course Everybody Cries. There's so much good music in the world, but I think the brain is sort of like a wardrobe and eventually it reaches capacity, which limits what else you can be open to when you want to be enjoying what you already love.I'm curious as to how it works to be a fan of an English-speaking/singing band when it's not your first language. (I'm assuming you are Italian.) OK, it's not my first language either, but it may as well be because I made the switch early enough to assimilate it completely, and I've lived in an English-speaking culture since age 11 - so I was already thinking in English when I started to get really interested in music. So how does that work for you? Obviously you've got the school English... are lyrics important to you in music? Is it the instrumentation that first draws you in, or is it a package? Do you sit down with the lyric sheet? (I do that with Gaelic music. I only have a few handfuls of Gaelic, so I actually need to get translations, which thankfully are available easily online these days...)(Anyone else non-English-culture, please feel free to tell me about it too!)Say hi to Italy for me!
Quote from: PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on July 28, 2019, 17:11:08I am a vegetarian/Pescitarian depending on the day so I don't eat meat anymore but the occasional fish. I prefer Pasta and Pizza.No I am American raised in America/Italy my whole life. Italy is like a second home to me. Though heritage wise I am mostly Irish and Eastern European.Btw, it is Everybody Hurts not Everybody Cries though tbh Everybody Cries is a great song title name (I don't think anyone uses it but still)