with my parents, my brother, my relatives, my friends, and with
my original place. And much of the talking, much of the thoughs
(and much of the presents) were for the 2 of them !!
Beautiful faces I've met, beautiful places. They are the basement
from where everything started. The ground floor of the building
of my existence: the beginning I see if I want to look into my
life and where I must pass by every time I want to explore outside.
It's been a great meeting in Wiesbaden.
I had never been there before and I liked the place a lot, and
who organised the event did really a great job - nice atmosphere.
The meeting contents were interesting and the meeting hotel
well set up for our team size. And we visited around guided
through the city, had a wine tasting tour and dinner at Kloster
Eberbach, I enjoied an evening with my team at Lumen Restaurant.
My presentation was about achievements and visibility, ispired
by Ennio Morricone, Bernie Taupin and Salvatore Bagni.
It seems to be like this
Ain't that amazing?
27.11 - 02.12 Mamma
e Papa' in Berlin; we went to supermarkets, restaurants, stayed
home, and infoabend in Friedrichsein (!!)
15-20 November In
A business trip, meeting
good colleagues and friends.
As my company
separated in 2, I belong now to Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Walking around downtown
Atalnta, you can hardly find something interesting to see, and
you won't easily avoid trash food! ->
Many Greetings from Here (!!)
days and weeks feel special, astonishing, exciting. And Regine
is even more beautiful and shining.
It's getting serious Here!!
Live in Berlin
2. on Stage at Monster Ronson Berlin, singing an hit from
the good old times
It's been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely,
lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time
23.10 Men's day with Matthias,
celebrating (!!) singing and drinking @ PowwoW
@ Monster Ronson Karaoke @ Michelberger Booze in
a Berliner great night.
du Soleil! Great show in Berlin on October 9th.
I was there, with Martin K.
NAPOLI from 2 to
And among the highlights
of these days ... watching Napoli defeating Milan with Roberto, Dario,
Papa', Alessandro, Claudia, Giuliano, Maurizio, Angelo @ Bonne Soirée
- live and food in San Sebastiano
20-22.09 In Lisbon, business-wise.
my birthday I received
more than one gift and lot of romance
(!!) from Regine and a beautiful letter... and we celebrated
with a dinner at Osteria Fiorello in Prenzlauerberg.
and this postcard from Almi and Sebastian
13.09 ... and tomorrow I will
be back to work, after 3 weeks of holidays in Germany. Weeks,
days, people, places... moments which I will hardly forget.
We spend five days (5-9.09)
Herrenberg! with Marie Luise, Christoph, Peter,
walking through the woods, playing cards, drinking wine, enjoying
And then back again in Berlin to our place for a lot of romance!!
03.09 Coming back to Berlin for
few days, eating pizza out at midday on a weekday, spending
my free time with Regine and enjoying the city while being on
vacation. And realizing that the Tram 12 is now rehabilitated
to its original route, passing through Zionskirchplatz right
outside our building; this may be all a bit more noisy but has
brought my memory to the original setup of this square and corner
of the city, as we had discovered and fell in love with it.
There is a lot of romance
(!) when I am back to my place...
Finally on holiday, we are spending
the last days of August in Mecklenburger
Seenplatte, 1,5h drive north from Berlin. It is very
nice here, and we are relaxing, reading Sherlock Holmes novels, watching
the Athletics World Championships in TV, enjoying nature and quiet.
We're driving a rented FIAT 500 Cabrio!
is me with my my neighbor
like talking and spending time with him around Zionskirchplatz,
in front of a meal or a glass of red wine; we had more chances
to meet during this warm berliner August.
that my friend and compare Matthias will
soon be leaving Berlin, moving to Lipzig. Yes, we will
still be friends etc. bla bla bla... but the reality is that I will
lose a daily companion, a great one, something very rare to find. It
won't be easy, and will be a great loss for me. It is really a shame.
Really a shame.
(PS. me and Regine spent a nice weekend at his'n'his wife second marriage
/ wedding party on August 15th at Kloster Drübeck)
We just subscribed here!
09.08 It was nice to be again
this summer for the 125 Grosser Preis von Berlin.
These guys here on the left were performing Comedian Harmonists
songs: I love it!
Last week we went near Falkensee,
a bit outside Berlin, to enjoy a sunny day and BBQ with Regine's
It is very hot these days in
Berlin, too much...
Mein Gorilla hat 'ne Villa im Zoo
I am honored to be listed among the musicians playing with the Japanese/Berliner
bassist Masataka Koduka (@ Masataka.me)
Watching tennis legends in Hamburg
with Regine, Peter, Almi and Sebastian.
on our balcony with our friends Dominique, Ilki, Jeremy, Sascha,
and our new Weber Q 1200Q grill
Recently, and finally!, back to Karaoke
@ Monster Ronson Bar, with sweet Regine
hot temperatures (37-38°) hit Berlin in the first days of
the month. One could really not stay outside, reminded me the
old summer times in Rome.
and Ugo, who had chosen this hottest weekend in
the German's history of the recent years for a visit, spent the
weekend with us. At home.
IN BERLIN @
29.06.2015 In "the
Brit Pub", Hermsdorf (S1) train station, a "Geburtstagsparty
für ein japanischen Bassist"
With Luca, my cousin
the kids Roberto & Marco had
a short vacation here in Berlin.
And we had a very
good time together!
19.06 with Sebastian
A family's weekend
with Almi & Sebastian in Berlin, and with
their cousin Sebastian & his kids on Sunday around Bernauerstrasse
is me with Masataka, on 14.06.2015.
Contrabass, Headless Guitar and
(Pale Blue Eyes, Will you still
Love me Tomorrow, Country Comfort...)
the World, and their greates accomplishment is having convinced men
of the contrary.
Le donne comandano il Mondo, ed il loro piu' grande successo e' aver
convinto gli uomini del contrario.
June starded beautifully.
With a great Beans
Soup by Regine and a Sunny
Weekend in Berlin: having a a saturday Barbeque
with Chaitan and family, and Sunday @ Plötzensee
with Johannes, Anna and friends.
And after a long long
time I was back to sit outside cafe' Chagall in Senefelderplatz,
one of my first places in Berlin.
this is us
in Kreta on a holiday week 23-30.05.
For the entire time I've been so much in a relaxing/pools/beach/smimmings/sun/eating/sleeping/winedrinking
mode that I've never been really aware of where exactly - in
which part/city of island - we were.
in Herrenberg on 16.05.
always it was a beautiful time in south west Germany. With Pizza
da Gino and unterhaltsame Gespräche with Christoph,
the new public open air swimming pool in Herrenberg, the visit
to Tübingen with Marie Luise and Almi and Regine and Christoph,
phase 10, a day in the HP Böblingen office ...
A. visited Berlin with her friend Marianna, and we met for German Tapas
@ Leibhaftig, coffee and sandwich @ Barcomi's, Flammkuchen and wine @
And at the same weekend, Saturday 09.05, I was at first event of May by
Internations Berlin with Chaitan.
Brand new shoes: a shopping Saturday morning
on the 2nd of May
Klopse, with Matthias
and little Sam cooking and staying with me. Making of my quarter end
lunchtime something nice and to remember.
morning, 18.04 "If
I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see, I'd put you
in the mirror, I put in front of me..."
A beautiful SSC Napoli outclassed Wolfsburg in the Europa League quarterfinals!
It was very nice,
continues direction North on Easter day 2015, when me
and Regine spent the sunny day walking direction north through Mauer
Park to Pankov (Bornholmer Strasse).
my bike first time this year on April 4. A new sign
for the Spring approaching for me.
Parmigiana di Melanzane
was a the best way to start this month!
@ my friend Masataka's concert with Masha Potempa @ art.gerecht
, plus concert of Two hearts in Two bands, plus burger and coca
the 80's, my childhood, cartoons' songs were super melodies...
This was Pat
la ragazza del baseball
che sai di vincere tu, offri di più" - Paolo Conte,
& 2 days later
Pizza al taglio at
Campo de Fiori + Trastevere + Antica Osteria Carlone + Rossopomodoro
+ Piazza Navona + Pantheon + Corrado & Silvia + my Family + my Apartment
+ Marco, Mariangela, Lara, Gianfranco + Osteria La Quercia + Almacri'
+ Sergio alle Grotte + Santa Maria in Trastevere + Big Hilda + Via Del
Corso + Scholars Lounge + Pasta all'Amatriciana + Pasta col ragu' della
coda alla Vaccinara + La Genovese Napoletana + my Friends Colleagues
+ EUR + Via Giulia + Regine's former office and colleagues. It was all
about places, people, food of our beautiful years in Rome. We
stayed at Hotel Rinascimento, close to Campo de Fiori, and it was a
Living Rome as a turist with Regine was like being in Paradise the way
I imagine it.
27.02 I was at HAU Hebbel
am Ufer - 100° Berlin Festival 2015 : Männer und Fiktion I
And on Wednesday 25.02 I finally met again my friend Ch. for an evening
@ the Honululu
Bar in Berlin Warschauer Str.
A short appearance in Rome,
a quick dive into a beautiful past, into what was once my city,
my office, my everyday life. I feel like in Rome my heart beats
faster. In Rome I feel in a place I belong to. Those streets,
those lights, have seen me passing by my eyes gazing in wonder
so many times.
I met G., walked a lot, and sat in Big Hilda - one of my favourite
places in Trastevere - where they were playing the song DreamLover
A the weekend I visited my family and friends
a duo with no name (not yet). Masataka and me. So much fun!
Morning demo recording extract
Be My Baby
demo recording extract
A Weekend for ...
Pizza, Exit Game,
Elf Raus!, video games, going out in Kastanienalle and Kollwitzplatz,
long breakfast, Ingwer Tea, Bolognese etc... with Almi
and Peter from Hamburg visiting us in Berlin!
Recordings are demo recordings performed with
my headless Steinberger
Spirit GT-pro Deluxe guitar and Vox Mini5 Rhythm. My Shure
PG48 mic is sometimes used for voice recordings, and since
2015 I use Audacity software for sound recording and editing.
you find some extracts from the recordings. They are just demos.
They are nothing more than trials, sound check and exercises.
I have a lot of fun when I sing!
Working few days from Cernusco sul Naviglio
(Milan), watching Birdman @ Hackesche Höfe Kino, having coffe @ Lieschen
Müller : that's about the very last days of January 2015.
for Francesca at her birthday: Headless
There She Goes Again
dancing @ Duncker
/ singing for a band, where Masataka plays bass / dining with my neighbors
/ at Alex's
concert @ Schloss Britz / etc...
I've been diving into friends
as the new year began...Last weekend we had coffee with Kathy,
Alex, Matthias, Lisi, Felix, Samuel at home, enjoying Regine's
Linzertore and the huge Panettone from Milan (a very tasty present
by Filo!). So huge it was, I could share it with colleagues
in Berlin Office as well.
And Tuesday... Pizza with Masataka!
And Wednesday, well Wednesday's
men's day (?)
Not sure it is really so or if it is gonna be so, but last one
was a nice Wednesday evening with Matthias @ Belushi's
Bar in Berlin Rosa Luxemburg Platz + Chaitan @ Cahitan's
Lieschen Müller in Schonauser Alle with beautiful non
sense and men's talks and live music!
in Berlin For the first time I have spent the last night
of the year in Berlin. Beautiful day, with my Regine: we had dinner
@ the Italian place I recently discovered, close to Eberswalderstrasse
UBahn (Cotto e Crudo), then we walked in Prenzlauerberg and stopped
in the bar Godot in Kastanienalle to have a drink and watch the fireworks.
Nice and easy. So is Berlin.
updated with 2014. Happy new Year!
2014 was a year to remember, a milestone since I turned 40, 365 days
full of good, happy things that I do not want to forget, intense experiences
that I want to treasure. I tried to take note about some of them, and
I will try to keep the others well stored in my heart and memory.