Monday, September 18, 2006

Panama, India and New Wave (the music, not the movies)

You know those memes where you're asked to name the 3 coolest, new blogs you've just discovered? Nobody's tagged me but I've got some for ya.

Do you love salsa music as much as I do? Have you ever longed to travel to the tropics and be driven on a musical tour meeting kind and interesting people everywhere you turn? Check out Alison's Panamanian travelblog Oh, and she's put up a whole bunch of downhome Panamanian soulfood photos to pique your food envy. For that matter, if there is anything you want to know about Panamanian salsa musician & actor, Ruben Blades (and I mean ANYTHING) go to Alison's Maestra Vida website

INDIA Want to experience India through the eyes of a young American traveller? Check out Good Karma Lindsey is spending a year in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (so far) and having the most colorful experiences. She expresses some frustration but much awe and presents things in a way where you have to read to the end. And you learn so much.

NEW WAVE How often do you listen to music of the 1980s in order to banish (of for only the 3 minutes each song lasts) the stresses of adulthood and revel (wallow?) in the glory that was the ME Decade? Paul Allen of the very music-centered Minneapolis has just the thing to push you down memory lane, a top 200 songs of the 1980s. Have you forgotten The Smiths? (That's them on the left) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five? Shame on you! Get on over to now!


Blogger Paul Allen said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out! I'm glad the list can make you both smile and cringe, or sminge.

11:30 PM  
Blogger Lotus Reads said...

Ooooooh, wow, Susan, thanks for pointing us to these wonderful blogs. No prizes for guessing which one I'm going to be checking out first! ;)

2:39 AM  
Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I am so checking out the New Wave blog. Curious to see where Scritti Politti (sp) lands on the list.

3:22 AM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi Paul, I can't wait to see what comes next.

Lotus, I'd love to know what you get out of the India blog since Indian experiences aren't new to you.

Hi Ragazza, Scritti Politti!! "A Perfect Way" was one of my favorites back then.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Stelle In Italia said...

thanks for the blog listings--i'm off to check them out. i've been in blog discovery mode lately, too, for some reason!


2:36 PM  
Anonymous rowena said...

So I need to find a music clip to hear something of Ruben Blades...what a looker! I'm definitely checking out the travelblog too. Did you say something in regards to food? ;-)

3:33 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi Jackie, Let me know if your blogmode has brought about anything worth checking out!

Hi Rowena, Yep, Ruben is (and especially was) a hotttie. And a consummate musician.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous paz said...

These blogs sound awesome. Now I have to find time to check them out. ;-)


1:50 AM  

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