Pearl Jam cover

Everyone who knows me also knows about my undying love for Pearl Jam and their music, not to mention Eddie Vedder’s lyrics and voice. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my first post of this section – and, why not?, the motto of my work here – is one of their most uplifting creations.

Taken from their 1998 Yield album, and quite resembling Led Zeppelin’s Going to California (but hey! if there were no inspiration and influences in music there would be no music at all), Given to Fly remains a timeless work of art (of the rocking kind) and will put its stamp on generations to come, no doubt about it.


‘… he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved
And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly’

M.C. ESCHER EXHIBITION – June 24th, 2016 to January 22nd, 2017, Milan, Palazzo Reale

M.C. Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere

“Those who wonder discover that this in itself is a wonder.” (M.C. Escher)

I know, I know, Milan is not Turin. Still, it is only one hour and a half away, either by car or by train. And it’s worth it.

One of Milan’s finest, also close to the Dome and to the Scala Theatre, Palazzo Reale houses these days an event dedicated to M.C. Escher and to his impossible realities, featuring more than 200 pieces of his woodart, lithographs, and mezzotints. Continue Reading