Walking around Manhattan last week, and three years after reading Eggers’ book, I discovered about the new movie. Here is the trailer. I am more than thrilled at the prospect of watching a movie that might reflect that amazing story.
« In times like these, escape is the only way to stay alive and continue dreaming. » Henri Laborit, In Praise of Escape
Why a travel movie list?
The thing is: I just want to close the year with something that I’ve almost neglected in 2016. Vagabonding. Travels. And it’s not because I haven’t moved away from London. Indeed, this year I visited US and Italy so many times, Boston and NY, Cleveland and Miami, Milan and Sicily, and then Iceland, the Netherlands and Ireland, Portugal, Germany and France, Greece and Poland. But my focus has been content marketing including my new adventure as a public speaker. For this reason, vagabonding needs at least some attention before the year ends. Continue reading “Travel movies: my ultimate list (and something more)”
A few months ago, I wrote about “Punk London”, the celebration of 40 years of Punk in London, with events, films, talks, exhibits. I was surprised about institutions supporting punk at it was a mainstream initiative:
So, 40 years on, Punk becomes mainstream and is supported and funded by the same institutions it fought against.
I said. Yesterday, I discovered that I was not the only one being surprised:
— Consequence of Sound (@coslive) November 26, 2016
In a few words:
Corré took particular issue with Punk London, a series of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk, which were sponsored by institutions including BFI, the British Library, and the Museum of London. “The Queen giving 2016, the Year of Punk, her official blessing is the most frightening thing I’ve ever heard,” Corré said in a press release. “Talk about alternative and punk culture being appropriated by the mainstream. Rather than a movement for change, punk has become like a fucking museum piece or a tribute act.”
Punk blessed by the Queen. Punk is mainstream. Punk is dead.
Ludovico Einaudi – Night
Says Einaudi: “I saw new frontiers – on the edge between what I knew and what I didn’t know – that I had long wanted to explore: creation myths, the periodic table, Euclid’s geometry, Kandinsky’s writings, the matter of sound, and of colour, the stems of wild grass in a meadow, the shapes of the landscape. For months I wandered in a seemingly chaotic mix of images, thoughts and feelings. Then, gradually, everything came together in a dance, as if all the elements were parts of the same world, and myself within it.”
What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two; melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land.
Wandering around our America has changed me more than I thought. I am not me any more. At least I’m not the same me I was.
Yes, The Cult are back. The concert last weekend at the O2 Academy in Brixton was awesome. Some pictures from my Instagram account.
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So, are they finally back to their psychedelic origins? Not entirely. But they’re back, and it’s a good thing for old fans as I am.