Monday, March 30, 2009

Never Easyjet again

At the beginning of January I had a bad end of holidays thanks to Easyjet and their delays. I missed the corresponding flight, one day of work, had to pay for a new ticket and hotel and dinner.
And Easyjet didn't refund me a cent.
And I had bought their Travel Insurance which was supposed to cover me....
I said #supposed#
in fact found out that it is
valid only for
UK Residents.

Here is the song I made and video for Easyjet:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

In search for enlightment

I have taken a pause with music and I am focusing on other things.Immaterial things like music and spiritual things, just like music is for me. I don't think there is much material on music excepts of course the notes written on musicsheet. Music makes me feel higher in some sort of other state.
I am watching documentaries in this period about enlightment,meditation and other techniques.
I found this video very interesting so i decided to share it.Here.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Have you been sent this image?
According to the explanations on the net, the ballerina is turning clockwise and anti-clockwise at the same time. Many people can see her going in both directions. If you see her turning clockwise you use more your right brain emisphere, if you see her turning anti-clockwise you use more your left emisphere.
The right emisphere controls creativity imagination,capacity to see the big picture, relationship present-future.
the left emisphere controls logic, attention for details and relationship present past.

I tried so many times to concentrate to see her turning anti-clockwise I just can't! I keep seeing her going CLOCKWISE.

Then I found this website:

Where there are three images: the ballerina turning clockwise, as I see her all the times.
The Ballerina turning normally ( thereafter anyone see her in a different way, I still see her clockwise)
and the ballerina turning anti-clockwise, thus anyone will see her ANTI-CLOCKWISE

Well the funny thing is that even in this ANTI-CLOCKWISE one, I can see her turning CLOCKWISE If I want. If I DON'T concentrate I see her going ANTI-CLOCKWISE but If I concentrate on WANTING to see her going CLOCKWISE then she inverts the directions and goes CLOCKWISE!!!

Then I also noticed that if I look at the original image, the one that I normally see only going CLOCKWISE, but I actually don't watch it carefully, but I look somewhere else in the screen, the rest of the page and I basically see th ballerina only with the very left side of the left eye, so out of focus, perceiving only the movement and not seeing clearly the body of the ballerina,
then only then when the focus of the eyes is somewhere else on the webpage and I see the movement only with the extreme left side of the left eye
then only then I see the ballerina going ANTI-CLOCKWISE

so I use the logical part of my brain only when I get out of focus, when I kind of #don't mind it# # don't give importance to it#!

Isn't it fascinating? Maybe it will give me insight on how my mind works in everyday events and things.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ten days and no post, needed time to think

Many times you do,
you get into a frantic rhythm of things to do, books to read, friends to meet. You are a slave to your own life and habits. You cannot stop and see the big picture. You cannot stop and realize where you are going to. What is that you are really trying to achieve and what is important for you NOW, today in this moment.

Maybe you try too hard to reach something and you miss the flavour, the joy of the process of getting there, the process that you go through every day. And then when you reach that goal, you are not happy. And you realize that what you really wanted was the PROCESS of getting there, the research, the launch into that direction, the every day work for getting that. The present always but not the future.

Last week I was in the blues, I was demotivated for creativity,demotivated for music, demotivated for anything.So I stopped. I stopped for a few days to search what I really want. What is making me happy and if it wasn´t there I would not be me, I would not be complete and I would not be happy.

And I read a lot, about the sky, quantum physics and mystery.
When I was a kid I wanted to become an explorer.An adventurer, a female Indiana Jones.
I found out that I still do!!!
I am still that adventurer!
That explorer!

And by the way my last name "Di Nauta" , comes from Latin and it means something like
coming from the sea

Funny isn´t it?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Minimalism and Philip Glass

During my piano class the other day my teacher told me that my song " Spaceman" or "Uomo dello spazio" ( the same song has two versions one in Italian and one in English) reminds him of a work of Philip Glass.
Philip Glass was a musician of the 20th century that created the musical style of MINIMALISM.

According to wikipedia, minimalism is: an originally American genre of experimental or Downtown music named in the 1960s based mostly in consonant harmony, steady pulse (if not immobile drones), stasis and slow transformation, and often reiteration of musical phrases or smaller units such as figures, motifs, and cells. Starting in the early 1960s as a scruffy underground scene in San Francisco alternative spaces and New York lofts, minimalism spread to become the most popular experimental music style of the late 20th century.

I was somehow honoured to have created a song that sounded similar to what this guy created! and now I know something more