What a couple weeks it’s been.
I’m writing from our first AirBnB host’s home somewhere in Amsterdam. We got in yesterday for one last hurrah in this incredibly sweet city. People are extremely friendly, almost everyone uses a bike as transport, it’s liberal (for the time being), and I just may want to move here..
Anyways, the last few days in Italy were a blast.
We did a 3-hour workshop at the SAE Milano institute, a sound engineering/filmmaking school that has locations around the world. Their students seemed genuinely interested in what we had to say and a few them had actually read the book before the presentation. We did a short talk at FNAC, a crazy huge 5 level electronics store where our book was prominently featured (on more than a few levels). We even snuck in a jam with Daniel from Selton.
We did a radio interview with Nikolai at Radio Populare and then were asked to a do a talk at the Music Communications class at the Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore. All in all I think the Italians feel bogged down by the old industry and our ideas will hopefully spark a revolution here! We met some great people and even though everyone was incredible, we have to send much thanks to Claudia Gallal.
This woman not only helped translate the book with Tommaso Colliva, she was essentially our tour manager the entire trip. She would email us instructions and information about the places we were going, come pick us up and take us to where we had to go, translate interviews for us, and be our tourist guide as well. She was incredibly helpful and we can’t thank her enough!!
I’ll leave you with a little Calibro 35, a tight self-sustaining indie band out of Milan.