Beauty Through Non-Standard Simplicity: Crockett’s Theme by Jan Hammer

Crockett’s Theme is an instrumental tune included in the soundtrack of the 80s TV series Miami Vice. The soundtrack’s composer, Jan Hammer, is a well known virtuoso keyboard player who played an important part in the definition of fusion music in the 70s and 80s. The arrangement and production of Crockett’s Theme are rather sophisticated, […]

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Maybe I Don’t Know If I Should Change: Modal Interchange in Such a Shame by Talk Talk

Such a Shame was the biggest commercial success by Talk Talk, and certainly one of the most defining pop songs of the 1980s. The expressive vocal performance of Mark Hollis (who also wrote the song), the rather mysterious lyrics, and the romantic synth lines in the refrain are probably the most celebrated characteristics of the […]

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In treno in Sardegna? Sì, si può!

Viaggiare in Sardegna significa quasi sempre usare l’automobile. La seconda opzione è il bus, usato soprattutto da chi generalmente non ha la macchina (studenti, giovani, donne, anziani). Tuttavia, le strade sarde sono di solito poco scorrevoli. La velocità massima nell’isola è 90 km/h, perché anche le cosiddette “superstrade” hanno spesso fondi che a velocità medio-alte […]

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