Five on a Friday – Il bel paese

As some of you know Italy has played an important role in my life. It all began with a contrary teenager who wasn’t going to study no stinkin’ French like everybody else in high school and ended with an unfinished master’s thesis 15 years later. In many ways I fell in love with il bel paese but as I got to know it better, I slowly became more and more disillusioned. In the end I had to move on to other things.

One thing I always felt ambiguous about was the music. Filled with bombastic romantic clichés it never really stuck with me and I rarely listen to Italian music except for a few artists. In fact only two of the artists on today’s list are artist I got to know when I lived in Italy. The others I’ve once again been introduced to by people who are more knowledgeable than me.

Enjoy.

Paolo Conte – Max

Petra Magone & Ferruccio Spinetti – Guarda che luna

Fabrizio de André – Crêuza de mä

Mike Patton – Il cielo in una stanza

Renato Carosone – Tu vuò fà l’americano

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