RED THREAD. IN LOOP

RED THREAD. IN LOOP

These summer days for two completely different reasons brought me a red thread.

The first is musical: Fil Rouge to be precise.
Fil Rouge is the song of Curcuma, but it is also the important step in a journey made of pure passion, commitment, perseverance and skill.
Fil Rouge is re-starting, reuniting, it is part of a big dream and it is a great result.

Personally, I found myself immediately adopting the no matter if “NON IMPORTA SE”… that Dennis and Samuel sing, and I find it perfect.
In general, taking inspiration from the passage written by Samuel, I believe that we all need various NO MATTER IF to repeat ourselves with emphasis and cheerfulness.

The second red thread instead is not in the sunlight.
The second red thread, on the other hand, is DARK.
It is “underground”, occult, and leads to completely different reflections.

Claudia spoke to me about this series: for me a guarantee. During the time I have learned that if she likes something, I will certainly like it too.

What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.
Isaac Newton

At the end of each episode, I was left with a quantity of questions, or alternatively with topics of discussion that only multiplied, so that at the final conclusion my son gave me a definitive explanation which I will obviously omit in order not to spoil.

I would like to make a reflection in a broad sense: it is often said, and absolutely not wrongly, that the lever that moves everything is money.
So it’s nice when instead you find yourself considering a FORCE that starting from a metaphysical engine and a four-dimensional vision is reconverted and can move with equal determination proving to be the generator of events: love.

Love for the family.
However ramshackle, improbable, unstable and imperfect it may be, still Family.

IN THE END

IN THE END

I already talked about In the end  so it’s not a mystery how much I like this song.

But as for Zombie, having also contributed in this case, I want to celebrate the billion views on You Tube, even if for Linkin Park it is the second time, after Numb.

In addition to the official channels, the announcement was made by a tweet from Mike Shinoda, and the thought goes immediately to Chester Bennington.

As with Dolores O’Riordan, however, I want to talk about life: and I recommend you watch this video in which Chester prepares coffee.

For us here in Italy, this way of filtering with water already hot is quite strange, our connection with the moka is visceral, but in my virtual travels on coffee I have had the opportunity to see this system several times and I am a little bit used to.

About the execution of Chester I love his vision of the cup, as if it may not have a capacity laughing

The video also shows his tattoo on the finger very well: he and Samantha Marie Olit, the first wife, had no money for the wedding rings, an anecdote that struck me: I find it a bit the symbol of how life reserves unexpected evolutions, or how chasing dreams is not in vain.

To return to the video of In the end, which had already won MTV in 2002 as Best rock video, have you ever tried to decode the registrations on the portal from which Chester comes out?

In addition to the concept of time of which I have already written, what struck me from the first listening was the choleric explosion of the refrain: Chester who leans with a disruptive force, as far as I am concerned he is engaging to the point of not being able not to sing.

Mike Shinoda said: “the song doesn’t know if it wants to be optimistic or pessimistic. And that’s exactly what I like.”

I find that this is the key: to enclose messages and emotions that can adapt to different visions.

The grass that sprouts where Mike pounds with his boots is my favorite image, Chester Bennington replying to an interview said: “the last image of the video is that of the growing grass: there is still time to change. You have to see the catastrophe on the horizon to decide to act. We wanted to reflect, then everyone draws his own conclusions.”

What are yours?

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE

No need to argue: everyone knows ZOMBIE of The Cranberries.

I can’t simply call it a song, to me it’s history.
It has recently exceeded one billion views on YouTube and I admit that some are mine.
A deserved success, which closes the circle of the previous song of the year proclamation at the 1995 MTV Awards.
Zombie was shot by Samuel Bayer, who also made the video of “Smells like teen Spirit” to be clear, but more than the undoubted quality, I would linger on the message and on the voice of Dolores O’Riordan.
Unfortunately now the first thing that is mentioned everywhere about her is the circumstance of death, but I would like to talk about life.
Not of her biography in detail, but I would particularly underline how she wrote this piece in a flash, after learning of the tragic death of two kids from a bomb.
Although the episode took place in Ireland in 1993, a specific sadly known context, Dolores has always avoided politicizing.
“In your head, in your head” Dolores repeats it, she invokes, she invites to think, it would seem banal and yet too often it is not.
Hers is a cry to unite, to awaken.
“Violence causes silence.”
I find that Dolores knows how to make this silence speak, she knows how to give voice to pain, she knows how to shout not anger, but the strength to say enough.
Zombie is against violence, against the inability to stop violence.
This song’s our cry against man’s inhumanity to man; and man’s inhumanity to child.”
Dolores O’Riordan

I don’t know about you but as far as I’m concerned, the thought comes loud and clear and settles viscerally.
Her “another mother’s breaking heart” becomes mine.
Her voice, her unique way of singing, constitute the focal point: a catalyst, which allows the message to communicate all its disruptive despair.
Zombie was inspired by a child’s death. His life was taken in the arm’s of his mother. She was shopping in London last year, and there was a bomb planted in a rubbish bin in London and he happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and he died. The reason the bomb was planted was because of a political territorial kind of thing that goes on in the North of Ireland and the UK. So the references to 1916 was when a contract was signed, which signed away the 6 counties to England. And it still goes on today: the war, the deaths, and the injustice.”
Dolores O’Riodan

Zombies who see and feel pain, yet do nothing.
Zombies not from horror movies and yet terribly scarier: us.

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