Seeking the lost child within

USA - Mickey Mouse Sfilata 4 luglioFollow your dreams or become an “adult”?
I believe the United States made a very good job in exporting their culture by feeding our dreams. Some call it cultural colonization and they might be right. I grew up reading Marvel comics, so my contamination began with Spiderman (at the time we used the Italian translation of his name, but today the cultural colonization is stronger), although my deepest love was for Daredevil (just Devil in Italy); I was not immune to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Fantastic 4 and the others. Everything was happening in the USA. Furthermore, as a kid I used to play with American Marines toy soldiers and even my favorite Italian comic, Zagor, was staged in the forests of the American northeast in the early 19th century – there was no way out…

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Mono, stereo or multichannel

SD8_Silver-6-1024x662The unstoppable advance of the technologies that “make our life better”… (?)
Since when I was a kid, I have been amazed by the magic of audio reproduction. I began singing when I was about 3 years old, at 10 I was gifted with a tape recorder and I started to experiment. Soon after, at the home of an uncle of mine, I listened to a stereo system for the first time and I was captured by the effect created by the two loudspeakers emitting different sounds.

As a naive kid, I thought that maybe, if each instrument was played by a different loudspeaker, the reproduction of a musical event would have been even more realistic. But it does not work like that. To cut it short, we have two ears, so two loudspeakers recreate at the best the live experience of a musical event.

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Mezzo secolo…

196450 anni.
Sono arrivati anche per me. Cifra tonda – Mezzo secolo dal 1964 (ottima annata). Quando si compie un’età con lo 0 finale si è spinti a fare un consuntivo, a tirare le somme. Provo a farlo anch’io. Non posso che essere soddisfatto del risultato (nonostante premesse poco incoraggianti)…