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It’s raining all again, after such a long time. I almost forgot the sound of the splashing water against the concrete, the smell of my street in rain, the image of the sky, the heavy clouds, the pressure and the psycho-spiritual relief, but someone up there has not forgotten me, or maybe that’s just a random natural phenomenon. Who knows? Who wants to know? I just want to sit back and enjoy the symphony of the water, that essential chemical element, the source of all that lives on Earth.

Nevertheless, people are blind, deaf and insensible. They leave the street, they ignore the song, they look apart and close the windows of their houses. Why? How I’d want to understand them. Am I a freak? Don’t think so. I just love the rain and until the day I will pass away I will still be incurable in love with the rain.

I’m closing for now as they raindrops get thicker and stronger and I want to be there, in the middle of it, to sing and dance at unison with Mother Nature. Let it rain, hard and mighty, like the world would end tomorrow, like we’d see no other sun, no other day…

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It’s kind of windy and snowy here, but spring is just around the corner, so I thought that I should share you a fresh song, something to loose you around a bit. I can’t help myself from reacting when I hear those dancing tunes. This is not something that I usually listen, but I decided to try new things as the spring might come with something different.

Suit & Tie is a song by Justin Timberlake, who just got back into music after quite a long pause with a third studio album titled  The 20/20 Experience. This song made some waves, but it really has something to offer, something attractive, something to loose you around as I said. Take your moves and let the rhythm do the rest. Nice comeback, Justin!

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A storm’s coming…
The city rushes.
The city screams.
The noise
Fierce, mighty noise!
It grows higher and stronger.
It goes up, up in the sky.
The shrieks
The sound of the dying.
Strong, futile shrieks.
The sound
That symphony
Such a hard noise!
Such a nice symphony!

The lights,
Dancing in the night,
Dancing in the darkness,
Dancing with the shadows,
Playing, mixing one with the other.
The colours
The values
The eye, tired to focus, tired to think,
Taking all as it is.
The picture of hidious heaven
The picture of beatific hell
All the light dancing…dancing.

The rain,
Mighty rain,
Divine rain,
Cleaning rain,
Beautiful rain,
The sound of the wind,
Blowing, screaming, singing.
The darkness of the clouds
The power of the picture,
All supreme, upper, above us, above all of us.
Us: standing, waiting, breathing and screaming like a hungry child on his mother’s breast.

The mighty storm!
The sound,
The wonderful sound!
The echo of a waterdrop,
Falling, reaching, splashing and dying.
The scream of the rain,
That beautiful symphony!
That mighty picture!
Those shadows,
Dark, grey, horrifying shadows!

The storm had come.
It will end in a moment.
What is the storm? A drop in the ocean. What are we? A drop in the sea.

It rains.
It rains like the mighty heaven opened above.
It rains and I cry, I cry and I live.
It rains with tears.
What an ugly symphony!

It rains,
It rains,
It rains.

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I got out last night. The sun was hidden beyond the heavy clouds. He was waiting for his shift to end. The moon, at a throw of a stick, around the corner of the sky, was waiting for its turn to enlighten the world.

The rain finished. I could still smell that fresh and gloomy perfume in the air. You would think the rain had scoured all the filth and all the scum, out of the street. You wouldn’t be more wrong! The dark creatures, the hour of transgression and decadence, all of them were slowly coming alive, alive like they never were, alive like a thirst of the water that had just been spilled.

The psychedelic mixture of colours, the glaring neon lights and the shadows of the night…what a creepy picture! The harsh sound of the horns and the dreadful shrieks…what a dreary symphony!

The hunters are waiting. The dreams live no more. The hell moved out there. The steam of the sewers heralds the purifying fires of the underground, ready to burn and clean the misery of the above. The rain felt from the upper…it washed away, but haven’t cleaned the filth. It can never do. The condition from above can never help the one from downstairs. It’s the nature.

Fire. Purifying fire. Almighty fire. Apocalyptic fire.

In a corner of the street, under the light, a humble man stays. He’s watching. The hell looks like heaven to him, the shrieks sound like symphonies, the devil seems to be an angel. He feels a different way than me. He is happy, he is content, he is drunk, drunk of that beauty he sees on surface, drunk of a lie. He is blind.

I, on the other side, see straight open. There is no beauty in anything. There is nothing to enjoy…just the ugliness, the pain and the nonsense. A futile picture of minds, living in bad constructed dreams, lying themselves, being death as they’re alive.

It all started with the rain. The filth, the scum. It starts raining again. It starts all over. The same tragedy. The fire might be extinguish, the fire that burns in my heart…I don’t like it at all. I just love it more and more…

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I have a special song this week, from the soundtrack of On the Road. The main theme of the film is a tune with a rich emotional value, giving me the impression that I go on an endless road of dreams. This tune proves me once again that music alone, without lyrics ca be expressive and deep.

A perfect expression of Kerouac’s novel’s atmosphere, this tune offers me a remote place of my own where I can be myself, a place filled with inspiration and youthful energy. I get such a beautiful and powerful feeling every time I hear it, I get such a thirst to live, to live and burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars as Kerouac once used to say.

The film, like the book, fizzes with youthful energy, but one thing is missing in this statement. I let you discover what that is, although I think words are senseless now. With that thought in our minds, let’s hear this week’s song:

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And the Oscar goes to…just a moment more. The ceremony just ended and I’m here to give you the list of those who were awarded the most prestigious prizes in the film industry. With no further introduction, the winners are:

Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, won the Oscar for Best Picture.

Ang Lee won the Oscar for Best Director for Life of Pi.

Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress award for her role in Silver Lining Playbook.

Daniel Day-Lewis won a record third Best Actor Oscar for his role as the president in Lincoln.

The most awards were won by Life of Pi, which won 4 Oscars. The most nominated film was Lincoln with 12 nominations, from which it won only 2.

Anne Hathaway won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Les Miserables.

On the other hand, Christoph Waltz won the Best Support Actor Oscar for his role in Django Unchained.

Also, Quentin Tarantino, the director and writer of Django Unchained, won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

The Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay was won by Chris Terrio for Argo.

Skyfall won the Best Original Song and Best Sound Editing, the last shared with Zero Dark Thirty.

Besides, Best Director, Life of Pi won the Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

Les Miserables won the Oscars for Best Sound Mixing and Best Makeup.

Lincoln, the most nominated film, won, besides Best Actor, the Oscar for Bes Production Design.

Anna Karenina won at Best Costume Design.

Overall, it was a great year for film industry and also for Oscars. We had balanced and versatile awards, the most important categories got winners from different films and after all, the 85th Academy Awards were good enough in order to make everybody pleased.

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The list of the winners can be found on the official site right here. I think that this year BAFTA’s pleased everyone.
Argo was awarded the Best Film, while Ben Affleck got home the Best Director award. Daniel Day Lewis was awarded the Best Actor, Skyfall got the Best British Film and Best Original Film Music. Another british film, Les Miserables got the awards for Makeup, Production Design, Sound and Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway). Life of Pi managed to win best Cinematography and Special Visual Effects.

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Futility

"Futility of futilities, all is futile"

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"Live to the point of tears"