119 - Spiaggia solitaria

It’s Friday and I have an image. That’s good πŸ™‚

What I didn’t have was a title. This happens at times. Then I sit and ponder, ponder and wait, wait and nothing happens. No title comes to my mind. In such cases I look for music. Music that for me represents at least some of the qualities of the image in question. So I did this time and I came up with Alice’s incredible album “Gioielli Rubati”, an album of songs by the great Italian singer/songwriter Franco Battiato.

Doesn’t she look gorgeous on the cover? And her voice! If you hear nothing else, hear at least “Prospettiva Nevski” and I guarantee you, you’re hooked. Amazon.com has one in stock, so hurry πŸ™‚

There is a song on this album, “Summer on a solitary beach”, that somehow had the quality I was looking for, so this is called “spiaggia solitaria”, which means “solitary beach”.

Oh yes, just one more thing: this is a Lensbaby shot (f2.0 as always) of a mouse pad seen through a plastic bottle of VΓΆslauer mineral water πŸ˜‰

No Story of the Day. Sorry.

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Ted Byrne   (2007-02-11)

Canti Rubati is as close as I can find on iTunes. Darn. I gotta tell ya... opera is NOT a taste I've aquired. I have enjoyed a pretty album by a gal named Summer who sings like an angel. But I was able to sample her sound on iTunes before pulling out the credit card. This collection of Gioielli Rubati... They come with your guarantee? Hmmmmm.... lemme think on it. Oh... the image? It rocks!


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andreas   (2007-02-11)

Alice does not sing opera and Franco Brusatti, well, incidentally he has composed even an opera and some sacred music, I think, but on this album it's simply Italian pop music. Click the Amazon link, there you can at least hear some very short samples of all the songs.

I am not surprised that iTunes does not have it. I am even amazed that Amazon has it. I got mine as a present from Italy after having hunted for years for a CD to replace my old vinyl record.

Guarantee? In matters of taste? You're kidding, aye? I like it, I know some people who know it and know nobody who does not like it. That's about as close to a guarantee as it gets πŸ™‚


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Mark   (2007-02-16)

Fascintating shot, and quite interesting what it actually is. I can't say the music recommendation is for me either.... I see something more like Sleepthief going with this image. πŸ™‚ I followed some links over from RV - I try to participate in their forums on occasion, but just not enough time..

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Flexx   (2007-03-04)

Awesome image! Even more awesome to learn what it is. I want a mousepad with that image on it! (Then take a photo of it through a vΓΆslauer bottle, then make a mousepad of it, then photo... *erm*.

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