Thursday, June 26, 2014
WHEN IN ROME... A LETTER TO THE WIRE
I was both surprised and pleased to see your coverage of the Pigneto section of Rome in a "Global Ear" bite. I've been visiting that area for years because of its cultural diversity, vibrancy, and at least one really good record shop (Disfunzioni Musicali, now defunct). I love Joseph Stannard's use of the phrase "insubordinate energy" to describe a milieu nearly vacant of tourists, but brimming with creative energies of nearly every kind (although it's the only place in the world where I was almost mugged!). Thanks for giving others an opportunity to fine tune their travels. Best Regards, ap
Addendum: Disfunzioni Musicali was actually in the San Lorenzo section of Rome, not too far from Pigneto. Sorry about that.