Thursday, 5 June 2008

13 Songs In Heavy Rotation (On My iPod)

13 Songs in Heavy Rotation (On My iPod)

This week, the TT I had planned went a bit pear-shaped, so I'm substituting with this topic. However, in the interest of full disclosure, you should know that these are NOT the Top 13 on my play count, but are instead a selection from the top region of the play count. Does that make any sense? I know that if I did a direct "Top 13", you would have "13 of my favorite Samuele Bersani songs" as a list, and you'd probably think that was a little "one note", so to speak.

However, many of the songs I listen to are in Italian, as my WIP is set in Italy (and heck, because I live here and I dig the music).

Anyway, if you care to take a moment to watch a little of each video I've included this week, you'll get to see what I'm listening to while I write (for the most part) or am just killing time in front of the computer. I hope you'll find it interesting, anyway. So, here goes:

1) Samuele Bersani - "Cattiva" This is the song that won me over and got me interested in his work. Maybe the video can show you why?

2) Samuele Bersani - "Pensandoti" (Thinking of You) This is the song that my hubby and I think of as "Our song". It's sweet and romantic, and just a bit odd, in a way. Just like us. ;)

3) Elisa (featuring Ligabue) - "Gli Ostacali del Cuore" (The Obstacles of the Heart) I think this song is catchy, the lyrics are good, and I prefer Elisa when she sings in Italian, as opposed to her many songs in English.

4) Subsonica - "Corpo a Corpo" (Body to Body) Just a cool tune - kinda rockin', I think. This group is great for this sort of music...

5) Virginia Rodriguez - "Deus De Fogo E Da Justi├ža" (God of Fire and Justice) This is in Portuguese, and was featured in a film I fell in love with some time ago: "Le Chiavi di Casa" (The Keys to the House).

6) Blondie - "Call Me" Yep, I'm a child of the '80s. What can I say? (Sorry about the early fade-out in the video, though...)

7) Missy Higgins - "Where I Stood" One of the Divas introduced this song to me, and I was won over immediately. Heartfelt and strong, but sorrowful - perfect for some scenes of my WIP.

8) The Turtles - "Elenore" I love this song - try to resist singing along! What's even more fun for me is that I share it with my students sometimes and they're shocked to learn that, no, that melody was not written for Gianni Morandi! LOL!

9) Simone Cristicchi - "Ti Regalero una Rosa" (I Will Give You a Rose) Just a sad and tragic song, by a rather surprisingly serious artist. His other songs are lighthearted and silly, sometimes, so this was a departure for him. The theme is a letter written by someone confined to a mental institution, left behind and forgotten. Remarkable.

10) White Cherry - "Play That Funky Music, White Boy" Yes, I'm just old enough to remember this one... So?

11) Jarvis Cocker - "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" Jarvis is awesome. That is all. :)

12) Baustelle - "La Guerra e' Finita" (The War is Over) Jarvis and his group, Pulp, had a significant impact on this Italian group. Trust me, there are similarities galore!

13) Samuele Bersani - "Sicuro Precariato" (Certain Precariousness) Yes, I know, I started with him, and I end with him - just like my average listening day. ;) I find this song has a rather haunting quality, and it has definitely been useful for my current writing.

There you have 'em! 13 Songs which are currently in heavy rotation on my iPod.

Yes, I know what you're really here for.

Yes, I've included a little sumthin'-sumthin' for y'all...

Don't forget to click on the pic for a better size, okay?

Here he is, our stand-by and go-to guy:

Luca Argentero - Italian actor and eye candy.

Ciao for now!


Savannah Chase said...

ohh thank you for the extra somthin

great list of tunes by the way....


Shelley Munro said...

I liked #2. Great treat at the end, as usual!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh dear....I'd love to be in that saddle right now!!!

My thirteen is shared, hope you can come by and leave a 'howdy-do' in ghe comments!!!

Adelle said...

Very kewl. It's neat hearing music in another language. Thanks for the eye candy, yeehaw! lol
Happy T13!

Irishcoda said...

Very interesting set of tunes! I liked Blondie, too! Happy T13!

Debora Dennis said...

I used to love Blondie, and "call me" was always one of my favorites! Nice list. Happy listening. :)

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Oooo these songs are AWESOME!!! I love finding stuff I've never heard before.
Thanks for sharing it.

Surfergirl said...

i love blondie and that song as well :)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to come back later and check these out. Stupid dial up.

December said...

Great tunes!!

Tempest Knight said...

Love the videos! I think I'm getting hook to some of them. Hehehe! And the extra was pretty good. ;)

Heather said...

GMTA! I'll have to come back later and listen to more of these. There were only a couple I recognized.

Paige Tyler said...

I don't know any of those songs, but that hot guy on the cover of that magazine is yummy! LOL!


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Nina Pierce said...

Oh, I am so behind the times. No iPod or anything. I listen to the same three CDs in my stereo. Is that a bad thing? LOL! As always ... thanks for including the eye candy! ;)

Janice said...

The only one I knew was play that funky music white boy, and I'm a child of the seventies and still I know it.

Nice TT.