I’m Rodrigo Copetti and I live in Scotland. I’ve graduated in 2020 with a degree in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow and currently working as a software engineer (mainly with iOS and Android).
I’ve built this website in 2019 to write about topics I like to investigate during my free time, this includes computing architecture, mobile user interfaces and some pieces of software that I wrote. This is what I have so far.
Apart from that…
If you are looking for new stuff to watch on telly, here’re some of my most respected shows:
Halt and Catch Fire
The Incredible Hulk (the original one from the 70s with Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno and mr. McGee)
James Bond films, especially the ones with Roger Moore!
Check out the one with Peter Sellers and David Niven too, although it may appear too messy for today’s standards…
Additionally, these comedies may help you pass time if you happen to be stuck in a plane:
Come Fly with Me
The IT Crowd
The Golden Girls
Get Smart (the TV series!)
Don’t judge me! 🧐
Alternatively, if you’re looking for new music…
There are good Progressive Rock bands such as Yes, Supertramp, Rick Wakeman, Alan Parsons, Focus, Pink Floyd, King Crimson/ELP and ELO.
And Pop like The Beatles, America, Simply Red, or Bee Gees (but you probably know them already).
For Country/Folk you have Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Willy Nelson or Carly Simon.
And in the Electronic world I enjoy Vangelis, Wendy Carlos and Jean-Michel Jarre.
If you like New Age you could listen to Andreas Vollenweider (when is he going to tour by the way?).
Also, let me mention a couple of bands from Latin America:
Such as Café Tacvba in Mexico.
Aterciopelados in Colombia.
All the classic Bossa Nova in Brazil (Vinicus, Toquinho, Mendes, Jobin… too many to mention!) along with a modern one (Tribalistas).
And of course, from the Argentinian Rock world, I personally enjoyed Charly Garcia’s projects (Sui Generis, La máquina, Seru Giran and his solo work) and Vox Dei.
Finally, here’s a super-curated list of 80s tunes that will make you lose any remaining respect you had for my good taste in music:
Years of listening to 80s radios came down to this
Only proceed with caution!
Catchy / To-play-in-the-car type
A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
Down under - Men At Work
Hall and Oates - Private Eyes
Hall and Oates - I Can’t go for that
Rod Stewart - Some Guys Have All the Luck
Talk Talk - It’s My Life
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom
Musical Youth - Pass the Dutchie
(Many from Level 42, Tears For Fears, Pet Shop Boys or Depeche Mode… Ok ok and Duran Duran)
Soft Pop / Good for multi-tasking
Don Henley - Boys of summer
Eagles - One of These Nights
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn’t It Be Good
Joe Jackson - It’s Different For Girls
Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Hall and Oates - Out of Touch
Billy Joel - Allentown
Olivia Newton-John - Magic
Oran “Juice” Jones - The Rain
Paul Carrack - Don’t Shed A Tear
Mr. Mister - Kyrie
Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
Fat Larry’s Band - Zoom
‘Hard’ Rock (Van Halen style)
Def Leppard - Photograph
Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
Belinda Carlisle - Leave a Light On
Van Halen - Jump (indeed)
Dance / Workout ?
Madness - Our House
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Genesis - Land of Confusion
Milli Vanilli - Baby Don’t Forget My Number
A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran
Mel & Kim - Respectable
Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
The Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye
Gloria Estefan - Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Gloria Estefan - Dr. Beat
Black Box - Ride on Time
Inner City - Good Life
Bored / To wake up
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
Big Country - In A Big Country
Animotion – Obsession.
Howard Jones - Pearl In The Shell
Exposé - Come Go with Me
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better
Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You
King - Love & Pride
Huey Lewis & The News - Jacob’s Ladder
Erasure - A Little Respect
Erasure - Chains of Love
Go West - Don’t Look Down - The Sequel
Follow-up / Ran out of tunes
J. Geils Band - Centerfold
Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
Gary Numan - Cars
Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers - Islands In the Stream
Paul McCartney - My Brave Face
I don’t know where to put this
Rod Stewart - Infatuation
Thompson Twins - Lay Your Hands On Me
Deniece Williams - Let’s Hear It for the Boy
Sheena Easton - 9 to 5 (Morning Train)
Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok
Elvis Costello - Veronica
Thanks! Don’t forget to check out my writings, I like to collect lots of research.