On the ice

In the past weeks I’ve been back on my skates after 20 years! What a discovery! I have always loved watching figure skating athletes at their mastery. When I was a kid I was mesmerised by it. I used to tape cassettes with the routines from the championships and the Olympics and then watch them… Continue reading On the ice

If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere

Last week I was invited to participate at FastForwad, a boutique music conference which takes place every year in Amsterdam, London and Sydney. My friend and ex-EMI colleague Chris Carey who is the man behind the conference asked if I'd join the Latin Music panel - to answer the pressing questions related to what really… Continue reading If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere

My favourite words in Sicilian

Even though my family is originally from Sicily, I don't really speak the Sicilian dialect. As a kid of first generation immigrants I can understand it though. Here are 5 of my absolutely favourite words from Sicily: Cammurria - double letters in Italian matter but in Sicilian they matter even more so the best way… Continue reading My favourite words in Sicilian