bookmark "The World Will End in the Nighttime"
Updated: Jun 25
"Il mondo finirá di notte" is the new book by Umberto Sebastiano, a writer who also worked as a tv and theatre author. Umberto lives in Milan with his partner Valeria.
He likes to define himself as an undercover poet working for a quiz show! When he was a child he wanted to become an astronaut but ended up being a new wave singer in the Italian bands Ribelli Cromati and Rendez-vous Ravage.
He wrote two kids' books for the Lilliput series which won the Andersen Awards in collaboration with Valeria Petrone as Illustrator. Writing his latest book Umberto reconnects to the music scene he was part of during the 80s. The new wave that often was falling into the dark scenes was quite good and active in Italy during that period. As the title suggests, the book celebrates the darkness, the deep and obscure feelings that make you escape to another imaginary world to survive.
"Il Mondo Finirá di Notte" is full of musical references that the author introduces to guide and support the reading like a soundtrack to a movie. It's brilliant and we select a few tunes for YOU!
01. Otis Redding - A Change Is Gonna Come
02. Nina Hagen - My Way
03. Walt Disney Prod. - (I Need) Action
04. Ribelli Cromati - Shalalala
05. Gene Kelly - Singin in the Rain
06. The Chi-Lites - Stoned Out of My Mind
07. Rendez-vous Ravage - Quando Mi Scappi di Mente
08. Ribelli Cromati - La Strada Buia
09. Sex Pistols - Holidays In the Sun
10. Dolly Parton - Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)
11. Alice - Il Vento Caldo dell'Estate
12. Lio - Amoureux Solitaries
13. Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
14. Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
15. Devo - (I Can't Get Me No) Satisfaction
16. Rendez-vous Ravage - Un Inverno a Pordenone
17. Ultravox - Vienna
18. Simple Minds - I Travel
19. Killing Joke - The Wait
20. Buzzcocks - I Don't Mind
21. The Jam - Art School
22. The Stranglers - No More Heroes
23. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
24. The Who - My Generation
25. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Happy House
26. The Cure - Grinding Halt
27. Mario Del Marco - Un Amore Cosi Grande
28. Blondie - Call Me
29. The Smiths - Stretch out and Wait