Mount Vesuvius was an experience not to be replicated, to be sure, but the city of Pompeii itself is a fantastic, hazy dream. Here’s some reading accompaniment by an artist I recently discovered, SBTRKT. This song, “Right Place,” samples Radiohead’s “Everything in Its Right Place” – who would have thought that this audioperfection could ever […]Read more "Viva Italia! Part V: The Ruins of Pompeii"
On our fourth day in Italy, we took a train to Naples, climbed Mount Vesuvius, and visited Pompeii, the ancient city that died in a day. Here’s a song called “Midnight City” from M83’s new album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming – this entire trip to Italy seemed like a dream, so it’s appropriate. And I […]Read more "Viva Italia! Part IV: Mount Vesuvius"