Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Useless Art

Today was a normal day, pretty usual, until I heard something on TV that really worried me: one of Banksy's most famous art pieces (“Spy booth”) had been taken down during a house reparation in Cheltenham.


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I'm not blaming anyone in particular for the accident, because it is said it was an accident. If that was an intentional act indeed… well, it would be really horrible.

For years in the past, street artists have been blamed for their acts of deliberately "ruining the cities" with their "useless doodles" on the walls. But first let me explain what I mean with "street artists": the ones who have a purpose, that actually make art out of their imagination and respecting the environment they are working with.

Well, if street art was really this "useless act of vandalism" why would people be so worried about the social impact of these illegal acts? Because I bet it’s not just a matter of preserving the walls of the cities from being contaminated with colors and paintings. Probably it's because art is one of the most easily comprehensible form of expressions, common to every human being on earth. 


An artist can convey his/her opinion on a specific topic just with a drawing. Then, that artwork, is left for the audience to appreciate it, discuss it or disliked it, is also left to the place it was meant to be: the street.

I think this is what Banksy has tried to do throughout the years: let us know that there is another way, an unconventional way, of thinking.

Getting back to the main topic of this post: what if on the wall of that house was painted something like the La Gioconda or some other "museum must-have"?



Look around, art is not just in museums.
Art is around us.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The new generation


Hopefully this is not going to be the same “the new generation sucks” post. Also because I’m not here to throw shit on people. But it seems that a lot of young-people have lost interest in the world.


It’s sad to see that there aren’t so many young people inspired by anything anymore.
They seem to hear but they do not listen, they do not pay attention, they watch but don’t see.
I know, I’m one of them, always ready to google the answer to your question if I don’t know what you’re talking about and always updated via e-mail to the last thing my favorite band did.
I’m not putting myself on a pedestal and pointing my finger towards everybody just to feel better.
I’m just discussing something that worries me.

I constantly feel an outsider because I care too much about what I love. I can be so passionate I can turn into a machine!
For example I could be painting for 10 hours straight if I enjoyed the subject I’m painting. You could find me at 3 am playing the guitar and composing some music if I cannot sleep and I feel the urge to play. I could grab information about all the projects my favorite actor or band has done just to keep myself informed about everything I could (possibly) enjoy in the future. I could talk for hours about a book or a film I enjoyed. I could watch the clouds for hours and find peace in the process. Now turn all those “could” in “can”, because I’ve actually found myself in those situations in the past.

Probably this is just my lifestyle: finding beauty and enjoyment in everything that interests me. Or maybe I’m just a high functioning weirdo. One does not exclude the other.

People (particularly the young ones) do not question what they are doing or how they are spending their lives, what they do believe in, what they want to become, what makes them feel better.
Most of us (teenagers) seem to be paralyzed, asleep, hypnotized by the sound of nothingness that surrounds us. In a world where it’s better to show off how “cool we look” rather than achieving something priceless such as a purpose or a dream.

Think about this: for our government leaders it’s easier to rule upon a country where people don’t question anything than a country where every mind is active and thinks in different ways.
Ok, that was just a political fact thrown there, to shake you off a bit.

Anyway, my main concern is “where are we going?”
I don’t really want to lose hope in my generation but… come on, do every teenager listen to that music?? I really wish not!!

I’d like to finish off with this:
- If you’re a teenager please, think about who you REALLY are. If you are not the type of person that makes long-term plans it’s fine, you are not in a rush and you don’t have to run. Your life it’s like a road: if you do not pay attention and run too fast you are going to trip over. The important thing to get back up is to understand who you are IN THIS MOMENT and be the best you can possibly be.

- If you’re not a teenager anymore and you look at us (teenagers) with that weird eyebrow as a sign of disapproval, please don’t. Try to teach us what you’ve learnt through life. We can’t promise you we won’t make your same mistakes, but we’ll try to do the best we can.

At the end of this “rant” you may think I’m wise.

No, I’m not. I have figured out some things and I just wrote them down.


collage made by me
I don't own the SINGLE PICS
only the collage itself

Thursday, August 11, 2016

NOT BELONGING

Now that I've grown up a bit, I think that most of my insecurities were caused by the feeling of not belonging somewhere.

The first issue was with my “style”.

Since I was born I was raised as an independent/alternative kid. I've been thought that being "different" doesn't always equal to "bad". So, when I grew up a little bit more I started building my own wardrobe which meant owning mainly black clothes & band t shirts. On the other hand I also liked bright colors and weird patterned clothes. I still have those pieces in my closet  but at the time I couldn't define myself as either "goth" or "punk" and this was the main problem: I couldn’t define myself in ANY POSSIBLE WAY ! This sense of "not belonging" led me to feel uncomfortable with myself.
NOW I think I don't need to sport any particular type of clothes or style, I can be whoever I want whenever I want without the need to necessary be able to define myself since I’m much more than just my clothes.


I hope this post wasn't completely pointless. it is definitely not for me because I'm taking records of my progress in the weird game called LIFE.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sherlock Season 4

We can surely say that Sherlock has been (and still is) one of the most successful tv show ever aired by the BBCOne in the UK.

After gaining international success (and making the fans wait for a really long time), Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat (co-creators) have finally announced that the one and only world consultive detective will return on the screens.
Before you get too excited I'll warn you: we still have to wait for a while. Shootings for the fourth series have just finished (on the 5th August) so the show will air sometime in 2017.

Yep, it's a lot. But don't worry, we will still have a chance to see our favorite actors busy with other projects.

- Martin Freeman in the new tv series "StartUp", airing this fall on Crackle in the US
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's "Doctor Strange". The film will premiere internationally the 26th October.
- Andrew Scott and Mark Gatiss will be in the new BBC film "Denial"

That's all I know and all WE have to know by far.

A SWEET reminder that us, as fans, should just be interested in their careers not in their private lives, unless they want us to know something.

Here are some pics from the SETLOCK I found on twitter or around the web. All pics have sources unless I couldn't find them. If something is yours, let me know.
It's not my purpose to steal ANYTHING.


This is when all started // source

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Mary & John being adorable ... and confused ...  with a baby

Apparently this dog will be the new star of the season !


Molly !? Is that you ??  // source


oh Mark, we all really hope it isn't !! // source
That was such a classy wrap party // source