Santiago Belgrano

On staying home

Hi! It’s been a while. We are all learning to live with this new reality, and trying to do the best we can with our time. At the same time, many are struggling to make some money, or to stay healthy. In the middle of all that, I’ve been trying to stay as productive as I can, trying not to go completely crazy. I’m writing this post to share with you some of the things I’ve been doing.

I started a podcast, but until I get used to the format and to the journalist job, it’ll be only in Spanish. It’s called “La brújula incesante”, and you can find it on Apple, Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, etc. Every Thursday there’s a new episode available on those platforms and many others. If you’re learning Spanish, you can listen to it too! So far, I interviewed musicians from Argentina, Colombia, México, Spain and Chile. Lots of different accents there!

I’m also recommending two albums every week. I basically choose two albums that I’ll listen every day for the whole week, and then I share them to you. So many times musicians don’t have time to listen to music, so I’m trying to make a habit of listening two albums a day! It’s been great for the last few weeks. You can find those recommendations every Tuesday on my IGTV

I also created a Spotify playlist with 20 songs by some piano trios. These are some of my favorite pianists, and it was nearly impossible to decide which 20 songs to choose, but many reasons made me finally come with these ones. Which ones am I missing? I am certain that I left out even many of my old time favorites without even realizing. I plan to make different playlists for you, so you can get to enjoy the music I like, and hopefully to discover new music that will stay with you for your whole life.

Next time I’ll bring you a different playlist, and probably a few recommendations on books, movies, and other things to keep you entertained during your stay at home.

Stay healthy and write me if you have any feedback!

S.

PS: Yep, in my 20 favorite piano trios there are 22 songs. It was too hard to avoid it when I realized I didn’t include anything by Bud Powell and Paul Bley. Sorry!

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