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My mind is jam-packed while we tour Rome.

Thinking about stuff like:

- Christians being martyred.
- Less than 2% of the gladiators survived that shit.
- The mortal remains of St. Peter, below yer feet.
- Michelangelo’s nose, and his grumpy ways.
- Doric columns.
- Roman orgies.
- Eating until you puke.
- Togas.
- The Pope, and his daily activities.
- The effect of flash photography on the Sistine Chapel.
- All roads leading to Rome.
- Matt Damon driving down stairs and shit.
- Benito Mussolini and his fascist cohorts.
- Hitler coming to Italy in 1938 for a little tour.
- Spaghetti bolognese, how I love you.
- Charles Heston’s bronzed ways.
- Ben Hur.
- Class systems in Roman society.
- Constantinople.
- Just how come no cool bands come from Italy?
- Just how frivolous fashion is, and all the victims in Rome.
- Seeing turds trying to navigate cobblestone in high heels.
- Glossy down jackets and jeans with big, dumb embroideries.
- Just how fast the motorcyclists go on the wet streets. Ulp.
- Smart cars and just how the fuck I’d fit in one.
- Roman aqueducts.
- The U.S. Embassy, and who’s guarding it.
- Roman Emperors: Madness, lies and betrayal.
- No Pepsi, anywhere, and like we care. This is a Coke town!
- The rhythm of the Italian language. Beautiful, really.
- The Illuminati, and what the fuck they are up to now.
- DaVinci codes. Yeah, I’m dumb.
- Roman sewer systems.
- Ancient Etruscan culture.
- Egyptian influences around the town.
- Napoleon. I mean, why not?
- St. Peters Basilica, and how I want to go back.
- What it would be like to be a monk.
- The smell of cigarette smoke while eating supper. Yum.
- Pope John Paul. Seemed like a friendly guy.
- Raphael’s frescoes.
- Bernini’s sculptures.
- That Trajan Column, and how much I hate that font.
- Tight little streets and alleys.
- How you have to be careful walking around here.
- Water = “No gas.” Or, “stale water.” No fizz, man!
- Their kick-ass “garbage collector squad” logo. (See above!)


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check out the burrow of trastevere (meaning ‘trans-tiber’), one of roma’s oldest neighborhoods.

there are some great restaurants, killer views of the seven hills, if you walk up the hills and lots of beautiful women and art.

Posted by: John on 02/18/10 at 9:40 AM

Ah, but there is at least one mighty fine band hailing from Torino, Italy €” Larsen

http://younggodrecords.com/Releases/Detail.asp?C=301

I highly recommend this album (Rever), and nearly everything else in the YGR catalog for that matter…

Posted by: Ian on 02/18/10 at 12:25 PM

Uzeda were a pretty fun mathy band from Sicily on Touch & Go. Toured with Shellac back in the mid/late ’90s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzeda
http://www.tgrec.com/bands/band.php?id=84

Posted by: Bradley on 02/19/10 at 1:38 PM

Matt Damon driving down stairs and shit, indeed!

Posted by: Adam Montoya on 02/19/10 at 4:42 PM

Aw, c’mon - you remember that I-talian y’allternative band “Satellite Inn” that was on MoodFood… How many copies of that did you shuffle past in the promo box at Cheapo?

http://www.theharbinger.org/xviii/000411/promo.html

Get a sweet deal on a copy here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Cold-Morning-Songs-:-Satellite-Inn-(CD,-1999)_W0QQitemZ341385141891QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20100129?IMSfp=TL100129199012r693

Posted by: Ryno on 02/19/10 at 8:41 PM

Best description ever of the wonders of Rome.

Posted by: Liz L. on 03/18/10 at 10:30 AM
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