The Time Machine is on! I was wondering where to start, and I thought it would be nice to give this blog a chronological sense by reconnecting with you in the present day. So, instead of beginning with the story of my life from the moment I fell in love with music, I'll start by painting a picture of this exact moment and the man who still believes in making something valuable with his life.
I suppose that getting older also means getting wiser, and for me, it definitely means realizing that the hourglass has been turned upside down. As a consequence, I cannot afford to sit too comfortably in my chair.
You might be interested in what is happening here at the moment, but I would love to know what questions you have for someone like me. Since I'm not interested in writing a long and tedious biography, I'm eager to know your past memories, impressions, or thoughts about this ethereal connection we still have and where it can take us.
So, who is Paolo now? That's a good question, but I'm not sure I can give you a full answer right away. Let's start by saying that he is still a passionate dreamer, extremely curious about life and people, eager to immerse himself in different cultures, and completely in love with all the beauty that nature and humans can produce on this planet.
With that said, let's look at the practical side of things. To summarize the developments of the past year, I'm glad to say that I'm still able to say, 'ho imparato l'arte e non l'ho mai messa da parte' (I learned the art and never put it aside). Music is still my main source of support, and this wonderful city has allowed me to structure my profession and make a living from it. I moved from the most artistic country in the world, which often treats artists as "poor guy...you know, he's really talented, but he should find a 'real' job," to a reality where every form of art is socially and institutionally recognized. So, thanks, UK!
However, leaving Italy was a big defeat, and I'm not really proud of it, but it was about survival. At that time, I was sinking, and thank God I managed to reach this coast.
Towards the end of 2022, I decided to move my music from the hard drive to a place where people could discover and enjoy it. But the biggest problem I faced was how to do it. I spent most of my time producing material and working hard to stay afloat, but I didn't focus enough on the 'distribution' of my creations.
That's why I decided to put the pencil down (I still write all my songs with it) and, instead of creating new material, try to restore the old one. If you have the opportunity to visit my YouTube channel, you will find an acoustic diary with some of my songs in their original version. I admit I didn't completely stop, but I mainly produced instrumental music that you can listen to on other platforms. I also started arranging some of the songs I wrote during the pandemic.
Okay, this post is probably getting too long, so I'll stop myself here and wish you a marvelous day!
Please get in touch—I'm really looking forward to talking to you! 😊
Ops, I forgot to share with you some music...here is an instrumental piece I wrote few months ago 🧚🏻♀️
You can listen to the single on Spotify, it is included in the album