release Dec 21, 2020)
My new single "Wasted
Youth" is out today here: www.maxmarinaio.bandcamp.comThis is basically an
acoustic song and musically speaking, everybody
who like folk, country, blues and acoustic music in general will be
able to appreciate it.
It's not completely
unplugged because I used a semi-acoustic
bass but the guitars and drums are acoustic.In fact on the score I
wrote "Bluesy Folk".
Although this is a
serious song meant to indicate a problem,
it is quite counter-current and I am sure that when you'll listen to it
you will find it is still very enjoyable.
Nevertheless the song is
meant to make people think about
the youthful situation that we too often ignore and take for granted.
#wastedyouth #bluesyfolk #folk
#country #acoustic #blues #unplugged
BORN FROM A TRAGEDY
This is a song, I wrote
on Dec 09th 2018, (almost exactly 2 years ago)
after hearing the news about the tragic and paradoxical death of 6
young people and a mother (plus 197 injured) in a #discoclub
in #corinaldo Ancona, Italy. The club was called #lanternaazzurra I was
and still am very shocked about that event and the modalities in which
it happened which are totally unacceptable to common sense.
For details see this BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51721364
The disco club was
closed for investigations, the material
responsible people who was guilty of criminal behavior (all young
people part of a gang) has been recently convicted. But the families of
the victims are still waiting for a full justice (because investigation
demonstrated that also the owners of the disco club were heavily
responsible for the facts).
YOUTH SITUATION WORLDWIDE IS UNDER OUR EYES
"Wasted youth" is not
about that particular event but it was inspired
by it and surely I can say that if it wasn't for that tragedy I
probably never would have written such a song.
I felt and still feel hurt and I needed to react to the injustice that
nowadays hit the young people in all the world.
The song takes a #snapshot of a number of problems that teenagers and
young people in general have to suffer mainly for the Huge Lacks of the
I really wanted to make a point about it. What I ask for is more
safety, more controls on these kind of places that masses of youngs
I'd like a public debate about it. In my opinion too much drugs, too
much alcohol, too much infiltrated delinquency, many dangers, too
extended opening hours, too few and superficial control of the
I do not understand how is possible that tragic events happens in these
places or related to these places, since 40 years now, with deads on a
weekly basis without anyone saying and doing nothing.
Politicians do nothing
about it. Artists don't speak about it. Because there is no convenience for them in doing it.
Everyone behaves like the victims were sons to no-one. I simply can't digest that. All this for the negligence of the adults and
the general submission to the rude law of business.
Global omologation and
no musical culture generates
On the other side we
have a brilliant and talented
generation of young people, scientific researchers, doctors, engineers,
artists that seeing no opportunities in living in their country are
forced to go abroad to do what they really are born to do. The song
also talk about them. That is the other side of the coin that
shows the rudeness and indifference we dedicate to young people.
MOMENT AND THE CHANCE
Now... I can
easily guess what everybody is thinking.
Something like "is it necessary to talk about this in the middle of
pandemic, when the disco clubs are closed and such business is on their
knees?" Well I tell you I also have put myself that question and my
answer is "absolutely yes" it's necessary and urgent!
When would it be a
better moment? When that business will run again?
Let's be serious! This is exactly the best moment to rethink our wrong
social models and behavior.
This is the moment to
find new solutions to old problems. To
imagine and implement new and wiser lifestyles. Not just to
think to go back to the deadly mistakes of all time.
It is clear that only
#politics can change this situation when we speak
about #youthsafety, but we will never solve this kind of problems if we
don't become all, socially aware of the problem.
or until we will recognize that there is a problem and what a problem!
That kind of "Saturday Night Tragedies" happen everywhere in the
civilized world and actually quite regularly happen!
is a scandal the adults should stop. They can do it. We can do it.
Let's work on it. I don't want peace of mind, I just want people to
open eyes and work on this. So
if you have sons instead of giving them just money and cars to go
dancing in horrid places with horrible non-music, let them know some
piece of culture, let them know what is good music and where to find
it, for example.
them know that a live concert is so far better than anything else both
for music and for socializing.
educate our sons. Let's give them the instruments to grow instead of
giving them the instruments for auto autodestruction.
ABOUT THE DISCOS, CULTURALLY AND SOCIALLY SPEAKING
want to be clear about the discos. I am not at all against them in
general. Entertainment music is alright and dancing is alright.
What I say is that we should rethink these places. And I would even
have some ideas about how to do it. But I do not need to
write them here.
Generally speaking these places should be made safer and re-humanized.
in the seventies when the discos were born, they were totally different
places. Live music, true artists, the volume was not so high and
socializing could actually take place.
were not so present and not so dangerous. Only during the 80's things
got worse. The discos remained the same for forty years now. Or
eventually got little worse every decade.
it the time to change something?
#youngs #youth #youthproblems #discoclubs #indifferencerules
#sarturdaynight #families education #growth