Tag Archives: italian

Language by Osmosis

Next week marks a year in Italy. It’s crazy how quickly that went. I’m in a unique position that while I live here now 99% of my day-to-day business is still conducted in my mother tongue. I speak English at home … Continue reading

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Exclusive US release on the bava: TINS “Spaceland”

Here’s a first for the bava, I get to introduce the Western hemisphere to a kickass band from Trento, Italia: TINS (a.k.a Tourists in Sunderland). “What the hell are you doing pushing music you philistine?!” you ask accusingly. “You’re a … Continue reading

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What does bava mean?

Shelley recently asked me a simple question, “What does bava mean?” It’s a fair question and I thought it might actually be helpful to spell it out a bit for my customers readers dear friends. Well, there are many meanings … Continue reading

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Bava does S&M

I watched Mario Bava’s The Whip and the Body (1963) last night, and I found it rather provocative, or should I say evocative? 🙂 I hadn’t yet seen this “lost classic” of Bava’s, and I finally talked Antonella into watching … Continue reading

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I like my Cultra Rare

Update on 12/14/09: Unfortunately Cultra Rare is gone, for nothing gold can last. I have been exploring the Cultra Rare site I found by way of this post by Kliph Nesteroff over at WFMU’s Beware of the Blog (I’m finding … Continue reading

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Homework: Italia 201

So I have literally taken my work home with me this evening. Antonella (my special lady friend) is teaching two Italian courses at UMW this semester, and we have been sparring about the whole UMW Blogs thing and how it … Continue reading

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