Monday, August 4, 2008

"La rosa nera"

Nonna Elvira had a collection of Italian 45s that she bought on her first trip back to Italy in the 1960s. I spent much of my childhood listening to those records. Here's one of those songs, "La rosa nera."

As a kid I liked the tune but when I listen to it now I wonder if Nonna was taken with the lyrics, particularly "stanno cambiando il mondo" -- they are changing the world. For someone who was born in a time and place with no electricity and lived well into the age of the Internet, she experienced an amazing amount of change. Wonder if I will see that much change in my lifetime?

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