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23rd of June

On 23 June 1998, 25 years ago, I graduated in Philosophy. Many little things went wrong, but I was thrilled because it was over; I had the degree in my pocket.

On 23 June 2016, 7 years ago, there was the infamous referendum on the UK remaining in the European Union.

On 23 June 2023, this year,...

Happy New Year of the Lucky Rabbit

Where were we? Ah, yes, the new year.

This 2023, the rest of us will have an extra national holiday day, but my birthday will be on Holy Saturday (which I am not very happy about).

Date Day of the week Bank holiday 2 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day) 7 April Friday Good Friday 10 April Monday Easter Monday 1 May Monday Early May bank holiday 8 May Monday Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III 29 May Monday Spring bank holiday 28 August Monday Summer bank holiday 25 December Monday Christmas Day 26 December Tuesday Boxing Day

Public Holidays in the United Kingdom year 2023,

The year of concerts

This year isn’t exactly one of the best years so far, but it does have some positives: one of them is the concerts.

On February 22nd, we went to see the Echo & the Bunnymen at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. I could have sworn I’d never be able to see them, but instead. Fantastic concert; at the bottom of this post,...

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Forty-six is a bit of a number; it tastes neither like meat nor fish. And the balance of my life at the moment is a bit of the same, although, over everything, there are plans for the future and the possibility that they can be realised with a lot of effort and a bit of luck. I think I have already said this,...

Stone Temple Pilots

Yes, I confess: on Monday night, I went to see the only Italian date of the Stone Temple Pilots tour (and, if memory serves, the second in their entire career, and of course, I was also present at the first one).
For those who don’t already know, they reunited in 2008 and released a new album last month.

All I can say about the concert is that for me it was a blast from the past,...

Musical notes

Although particular dynamics are well-known to me, they still amaze me.
It all stems from a message that says:

Who is in the Milan area and likes classical music and wouldn’t mind a concert ticket?

Me, heck.

And so it was: despite the public transport strike, we arrived a good five minutes before the start of the performance....

Charity evening

Serata di beneficenza

The undersigned participated in the initiative by creating the invitation. The original, with all the details, can be found here.