Saturday, January 20, 2007

This IS Italo!

Hi there, it's me again. I hope no one is expecting me to explain why I was away for so long, because I can't really think of anything. I didn't stop liking music or getting excited about it. In fact, I didn't even stop writing; it's just that, for some reason, I didn't bother pressing the "Publish Post" button. So the only thing I can do now is apologize to whoever still visits this blog.

The one thing I know though, is what brought me back: I just couldn't' resist telling you about Sally Shapiro! She's from, erm, Sweden. I know, I know, it's getting a bit samey, but I promise I'll stop writing about Scandinavians as soon as they stop making ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL POP MUSIC. But for the time being that ain't happening so let's get back to Sally: She's a bit of a recluse; she uses a pseudonym (you probably already guessed that), won't do any interviews or play live. Well that's all a shame, but fortunately she doesn't seem to have a problem with putting out great records. Her first album, Disco Romance was released a month or two ago. It was produced by this guy called Johan Agebjörn (who I knew nothing about before) and it is amazing! ...or so they say; I haven't listened to it myself. But I have listened to (and many times) a couple of the songs that are available as free downloads at her website. So please do yourself a favor and go check them out now. I said go, stop reading! OK maybe you're back already. Anyway, these songs sound almost like lost Valerie Dore (here) classics from '83-'85. But that surely ain't a bad thing, cause it's all sweet, sad, catchy and wonderful music anyway!


Blogger cygnus said...

YAY! I'm so glad you are back!!
I'll check out this girl...even though I haven't heard of her...I already like her...pseudonym - thats' a big turn on for me!!

2/01/2007 2:17 PM  
Blogger daavid said...

yeah, it was time :)

2/01/2007 10:47 PM  
Blogger davie said...

hey dude, back to business? good to see you.

2/07/2007 10:52 AM  
Blogger Brittle said...

I was thinking about posting about Valerie Dore as a way of contextualizing Sally Shapiro! Jinx!

Glad you're posting again, though, really, you don't owe nobody any explanations.

2/09/2007 3:09 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

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2/23/2007 1:47 PM  
Blogger tam said...

Allo David!  Just responded to your comment on my blog, but will ask you the same question here... when ya gonna send me your song???Also, I'm amused to see that that little wheelchair fellow appears beside the word verification box again(haven't blogged in a while).  What's up with that?  Does that mean that handicapped people are also permitted to leave comments... Strange.  Very strange.

9/06/2008 7:38 PM  
Blogger daavid said...

I had no idea about the wheelchair guy!
Maybe it just means my blog is so old it's disabled?

9/09/2008 8:06 PM  

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