It’s a podcast dedicated to Italian music. We’ll talk about our adventures in the Italian music scene, covering everything from a great band that was playing in Terlizzi to our favorite pizzica group (Italian folk music) to movie theme songs blaring over the Italian radio.

You’ll learn all about:

  • Our special Italian music night in Terlizzi
  • I Murgensis, a local band from the Muggia
  • Why Paul loves Italian music from the 50s and 60s
  • A special Italian homage to Frank Sinatra that we heard
  • The Italian version of a grilled cheese sandwich, featuring balls of caciocavallo melting over a hot grill
  • The portable pasta maker at the music night
  • Why the old town was perfect for the concert
  • Why you wont find a night like this in big Italian tourist cities like Rome
  • Southern folk music, Pizzica
  • And why it’s called Pizzica
  • Why we call our handyman a factotum
  • Why his radio station sets the mood for the villa every day
  • Paul’s experience with Mina, Italy’s Barbra Streisand
  • How a Mina song plays a big role in Paul’s 46th birthday and the twin towers
  • Where I heard the theme song to Star Wars
  • Our idea for a retro-music party at the villa
  • A cool concert we went to in nearby Soverto
  • An amazing electro-classical concert we held here at the villa


Paul and his big loaf

italian folk music

Part of the concert we held at the villa (sorry for the bad lighting).

italian folk music

Doesn’t do them justice, but here’s I Murgensis

Some Pizzica.  Again, doesn’t do this group justice.

We love us some Mina.  Is this what turned Paul gay??





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You might think growing up in a small town in Texas wouldn’t prepare you to live the Italian lifestyle. But in many ways — the family values, the small town culture, the love of food — is very similar to what you’ll find in Italian culture. In fact, I expect it’s pretty universal. Having been married to an Italian for 20 years, it’s been fun to learn and explore the rich Italian culture and share it with you.