You know what sucks about depression? Is that even when you’re laughing and joking around with friends, you still have this disgusting gut feeling of a heavy and hurting heart. When you’re eating, somehow you still feel sick to your stomach. When you’re having physical contact with someone, somehow you still feel empty inside. It’s all these little moments in life that are supposed to be joyful that are somehow twisted into a terrible feeling. And when you look back on those moments, you don’t remember the big smile on your face, or the joke you told, or how there was someone pulling you in and hugging you and holding you close. You remember how sick and heavy hearted you felt. That’s the worst part of it all.
“Il Volo” on Radio RTL102.5, on February 15th, 2017
Translation of the interview to Il volo, on Radio RTL102.5, on February 15th, 2017
With Federico Vespa
and Federica Gentile. The program name is Protagonisti, which means Protagonists.
I want to say some
1-Federico Vespa is
son of Bruno Vespa, the presenter that often hosted the boys on his TV program
even before Sanremo, when they when mostly unknown in Italy;
2-Vespa is the
surname, but in Italian it means “wasp”, but it’s also the name of a famous
Italian brand of scooter.
3-…just so you know
Gentile means kind. So the presenters name sounds for us like Federico Wasp and
Federica Kind. (LOL) She, Federica, is
really a joyful person, I can’t write “laugh” every row but more or less you
should imagine it.
4-If Piero seems a
little sleepy here you should have seen him that morning, on Radio2 Social
5-they talk a little
about Sanremo and I want to point out that Gian guessed the podium, writing on
his twitter “not necessarily in this order: Ermal Meta –who came 3th- Fiorella
Mannoia –who came 2th- and Francesco Gabbani –who came 1th” so he obviously
likes all the three of them. He even post a good luck post for Alessio Bernabei, Bianca Atzei, and Ermal Meta, before the show.
6-Ignazio is a Big Sweet Grumpy Bear and I love him just the way he is XD
So, there are two
microphone in studio, one for the two presenter, the other for the three boys.
FG: And “Protagonisti” start now, 9
minutes after 19:00 Generally we are in
two, but today we are more… Here is Vespino [literally “Little Wasp”]
FV: Hi, Federica Gentile, but mostly-
FG: Hi to Il Volo!
GG: Ciao al volo. [it’s a joke: in Italy we use “al volo” to say that something is done
fast. “ciao al volo” means more or less “fast greeting” but literally is “hi at
FG: Ciao al volo.…ok… Done.
FV: Hi youth
FG: so how are you, guys?
GG: good thanks
FG: Ignazio, Piero how are you?
GG: always travelling-
FG: always on flight (=in Volo)
GG: exactly, always on flight
FV: you (three) live on airplane
GG: a little.
PB: (say something but doesn’t speak on the microphone, I couldn’t hear him)
GG: yea, you can do a lot of jokes…
“The flight of the Wasp” [there is a
musical piece called more or less “Il volo del calabrone” which means “The
flight of the Hornet”]
FG: we have a lot of time to pass
together so you (audience) can asks questions or just write us on (contact) and meanwhile we are going to
talk about this album that start as a live performance, than it become a CD,
and now will be back at live performance, in a tour that is going to be hard
IB: there are s lot of date
FG: We are going to see them and we’ll
listen to a lot of music
FV: yes and I think we should start
with “Grande Amore”
FG: three years ago-
GG: Two. 2015
FG: yes, this year is the 3th Sanremo
presented by Carlo Conti and you were in the first, winning it.
FV: yesterday it was two years
FG: that’s true. Grande Amore by Il Volo
FG: it was two years ago, but three
Sanremo ago, because there have been other two winner since then.
GG: Gli Stadio and Gabbani
FG: Do you watch it, this year?
GG: yes, we …we…we…we…we
GG: I’m sorry, I’m blabbing!
PB: buy a vowel [we had this TV program in which you had to guess some words and you
could “buy” the letters]
GG: personally, I cheered a lot for Ermal Meta [3th place]
FG: He was so good!
Meanwhile you see
Ignazio doing something on the screens in front of them
GG: he is a friend and he’s so great!
FG: he is a great
IB: How can I watch the messages here?
GG: you have to touch this blue button
FG: there you go, he know it.
IB: ah! this blue one?
GG: it’s touch
IB: ok, stop it, there is the mouse
FG: So… Una Notte Magica!
FG: then let’s start from the beginning.
It’s been 26 years since that night, the Night of the Three Tenors concert. It
was 25 years when you did the concert so it’s 26 now.
PB: Notte Magica it’s a tribute to our
great idols. We decide to go on with this project just after the OK from the
Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Josè Carreras. Now I
FG: of course.
PB: Placido Domingo was on stage with
us and escorted us in this wonderful adventure conducting the orchestra and
singing a song together- FG: he is with you in the CD PB: Yes. From Josè Carreras we
received his “Good luck”. And above all there is the support of the Luciano
Pavarotti Foundation, thanks to Nicoletta Mantovani [Luciano’s widow] FG: then you had the consent of all
three, and obviously you launched into the adventure IB (not into the microphone): there is someone that wants help to study
Philosophy FG: What? What do they write? IB (into the microphone): There is this one who wants a help to study
Philosophy …since Piero has the philosophical mood, with this glasses. PB: Only the eyeglass FG: the rest is not philosophical? PB: Huh …. FG: Ignazio, then you can give her a
help! IG: Me? Me and Philosophy (sign with his hand as if to say “that’s
bullshit”) FG: Out of three there is no one a
little philosopher? GG: Piero’s brother is the
intellectual. Great scholar and a great mind. We sent each other some messages,
because it was my birthday and he wish me- FG: Auguri! GG: Thank you. 22 years! …And I
took advantage of it a little, I asked him tips. I bought the books: two by Schopenhauer
…he told me… It’s not what you would call a light reading… rightly so. But
I want to start! I am also reading a book by a French writer, a psychologist,
is titled “Too smart to be happy” FG: ooh! What a title! GG: yes. FG: This is a title that opens up a
world GG: opens a world, that’s right. IB: I’m on the simple side. I go on
the thriller. Michael Connelly whole my life. FG: Beautiful! We are talking about
the readings! Piero? PB: Two days ago, Ignazio was also
reading Mickey Mouse. FG: from Mickey Mouse to Michael
Connelly. It’s good. IB: When we are around we have a this rivalry. Because…
what do we do? We read books on planes, and we compete to see who finishes
first. FG: what if someone is reading a
book of 20 pages?!
IB: No, no, because they’re all like 400,
500 pages. For example, The Girl on the
Train [by Paula Hawkins],
Gianluca had read it and then made me get passionate about it. I read it in two
days. FG: Two days really? GG: It is true! We were in Mexico.
Two days, think about it! FG: Gianluca how much time did you
take instead? GG: It took me some more. IB: Just because if not [was fast], he would tell me the ending! Laugh FV: I am embarrassed that the only
time- FG: that you read a book? PV: no no! The only time I read fast
it took 10-12 days to finish the book. They take two days. FG: Because they have time while moving. GG: oh yes. During flights! Twelve
hours of flight: you can sleep, or watch a movie or read. For us it is easier. FG: So for the next tour we can do
an exchange: I’ll take Bruno (Bruno Vespa)
and send Vespino with you, maybe it will be the time that he read. FV: You know that they told me an
amazing thing… That when they went to America with my father, he, my father, at
7 am went running in Central Park. If I had to go running in Central Park at 7am
they had to call the coroner. PB: There are some stories to tell
about your father. But a big advice he gave us was “Guys read the
newspaper every day” FG: and did you? PB: I like to read the newspaper in
the morning- IB: to me, it brings sadness. FG: the news? PB: I am obsessed with the news- IB: But I think she has something to
say..? (she Federica, had to send a song) GG: But excuse me a moment, it is a
normal thing to read the newspaper… It is, Isn’t it? FG: I would say so! When we come
back we are going to start from the newspaper, from the news, from Vespa-dad’s
advice, but now let’s listen to “Nessun dorma” GG: I recommend it especially if you
are driving [it’s a joke: “nessun dorma”
it’s an order that means “nobody sleep”] FGlaughs. Nessun dorma
Back again. The boys changed places.
Piero in the middle. FG: “Nessun dorma” live, from the
album Notte Magica, with Placido
Domingo. It’s platino, isn’t it? PB: no- Ignazio looks puzzled at Piero, like to
say “what are you saying?” GG: yes, it’s platinum PB: Platino Domingo [Placido – Platino…. Piero’s joke] FG:laughs GG: That’s unusual. After three
months, platinum, an Opera album- [I
think he meant a CD with Opera aria] PB: It is not an Opera album, it’s a
classical album with traditional songs… yes it still has three opera arias. GG: and in any case a classic CD. FG: and that get first place in the
classic billboard chart, it is not small stuff. PV: But may I ask when did you
understand that you could do something no one else had done yet?
laughs. FV: Seriously! To bring a musical
genre, at this age is a genre so difficult to do, at this level… PB:-start a letter but Ignazio stops him IB: (to Piero) I’ll let you speak later. (to everyone) A bit we were chosen by this music. Because we started
listening to it since little, and then, singing together, we saw that we all have
three a voices that tends toward the tenor [Poor
Gianluca! He doesn’t have a tenor voice], or better that tends toward the
classical… so why don’t we do a tribute to the greatest? And, as Piero said,
thanks to the contribution of Pavarotti Foundation and Placido Domingo, we did
this project to remember those who have been… FV: Masters IB: Masters in music and even in life. FV: Let’s say they always had it in
have to point out that that morning, on Radio2 Social Club, Gianluca, instead, said
that he doesn’t feel comfortable at all when they call him “tenor” or even “baritone”,
cause he just feel like a “singer”] FG: We want to say that behind all
this there is always Michele Torpedine. IB: eh yes! PB: The idea was his. FG: We salute him! PB: Ciao Michael FG: Hello Michael! IB: in America they call him Michel
Torpedine (read with English
pronunciation, that sounds to us like Torpedain) FG: Here, on the messages, I see a
lot of people that write “I come to this concert” “I to that other”, a lot of
people saying that they will be in London! IB: Do you know that there will be a
great friend of ours in London? FG: Do we say who is he? IB: riddle! Let’s do a riddle. FG: I’m saying that he has several
children: seven children! PB: He is tall but, at the same
time, short [sorry, it was “basso” and in
Italian has a double meaning: “deep” like deep voice, but also “short”. Don’t
know how translate it.] IB: He has a beard, quite long- PB: has no hair. IB: has no hair! PV: Hi’s nicknamed “the White Berry
White” PB (imitating the deep voice): Ladies and gentlemen, Mario Biondi.
cheers PB: We will sing on May 23th at the
Royal in London FG: You have important locations…
let’s start with the international ones. GG (pulls out the list on the phone): we will start- PB: You can’t say all the dates! GG: I’m not going to tell them all. We
will begin –[he does a short list] FG: and now Pubblicità! [reclame]
back again. They changed
the place again: Ignazio and Piero are near each other and Gian is more or less
behind them in the middle. FG: It’s 19:34, the guys are still
here… they [the audience] are
asking for dates. The date zero is? PB: For the Italian tour the date-zero
is in Roccaraso FG: in Abruzzo… eh Gianluca, are
you happy? GG: yes. It was right. Giving
support to our land, in this case mine, in this bad time… And we would also
like to organize something, an event, to give a more targeted support… the
project is still in an early stages but we are doing everything we can do to be
able to help people in the center-Italy FG: Rightly so. Roccaraso on May 3th! PB: We have to say that Italy is
giving us great satisfaction… FG: You have doubled Roma! Two in
Rome, on May 12th and 13th! In which one are we going to go? [RTL102.5 is partner of the tour] Both?! PB: joking- The 15th FG:laugh- We will take brooms and get busy [to clean after the two concerts] FV: you fell in love with Taormina! Because
you’ll do three concerts in Taormina! PB: eh… three and half- IB: three! FG: Ooooh! Il Volo: Nooo… IB: Let’s say three! PB: they were two, then three, now… IB: Now let’s stay on three. PV: One of them must have the woman
in Taormina, that’s must be the reason. FG: For now June 1th, 3th, 4th…
for now. IB: We are trying to do a concert
for Piero’s relatives, which are many. PB: And one for Ignazio’s relatives. FG: Many here [on message] are saying “See you in Taormina”, so it’s going like
hot cakes! GG: Yes, it is going very well. PB: It will be a tour a little
heavy. We will travel daily between Italy and Europe- FG: lots of books to read! PB: -but we are ready, we get some
rest in January and February. FG: because before that you were travelling
GG: (excited) But think that this year we will go to places where we
have never been!! Such as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria… so not only
France, Spain and England- FV: But guys excuse me, not to fall into banality, but how do you live
the family? IB: We can see our family when we
want to see it. It is worse for those who are forced to seek work abroad and
must be gone 3-4-5-6-7 months, or one year or two years. Away from family…
that’s a situation… FG: Do you know many like it? IB: Yes. GG: This is a country which,
unfortunately, forced to leave the young minds [we know for sure that two of Gian’s friend are working abroad, one in
USA and one in Dubai], this is a sad truth. PB: I must say that I was surprised,
it made me emotional, on this Sanremo festival, the interpretation by Ermal-Metal-
GG:softly laughing Ermal-Meta,
no Metal PB: -when he sang “Amara terra mia”
[which means “My bitter land”, on the
evening dedicated to cover] FG: It was very good! PB: He has left us all… IB: speechless. FG: It is a song that today takes on
yet another meaning. PB: We are living it. FV: Do you think he should had won? surprised silence PB: no, no. FG: (to FV) leave the victories out of it! GG: no, no, but I say: he’s my
favorite! FG: and this can be said! GG: I say it! Ermal is… sure also
Fiorella Mannoia, her song was beautiful- IB: and Gabbani instead, no? GG: no, no! I’m not saying this!
Gabbani is innovative, fun, absolutely revolutionary: he deserved it!
Absolutely! It’s just that everyone has his preferences, his tastes. FG: and do you know which
international artist came back these days… you find it written there… First
we said [about Mario Biondi] he has a
lot of children, instead he has a lot of machines… Chorus: Jamiroquai! FG: Do you know him? [IDK who are they talking about… maybe Jay
Kay?] IB: No, not him. GG:(joking) Sure, we sang Granada with him. song by Jamiroquai and news on traffics
Back again. In studio there
are only Gianluca and Federica FG: Here we are, back with Il Volo,
with Gianluca… you do not care about traffics, because you have not the
driving license. GG: no I have not take my license,
I’m ashamed because I’m 22..and this is something that can’t be heard! [it’a a way of saying that “to horrible to be
heard”] FG: Well for each his times! You make
someone drive you around in the meantime? GG: That… yes… I have many drivers [his parents and friend LOL] FG:laugh- but now: Reclame!
Back again. They are all
back. Gianluca in the middle, Piero and Ignazio at his sides FG: welcome back! It’s 19:52 and the
boy’s are reading yours messages [she give
the contacts]. FV: Boys, recently you have been
involved in controversies related to social, we don’t want remember… but before
you [“tu” like one of them, idk who]
told me that social should be used
differently. That you find out that, unfortunately, there is so many haters in socials,
instead they should have a different function… somehow this is what upsets
you more.. PB: Right now we are experiencing a
very special time, because there are many haters on social. They were born to
keep in touch with relatives and friends not seen for a lifetime, but now they have
changed a bit. But I do not take it bad when they write badly to me on social, because
I think it’s all fake- FG: the nice stuff and the ugly one? PB: no, no: the insult. Because if
when you accuse me or offend me, if when we meet in private you tell me what
you think then you are coherent and so I believe in what you’re telling me. If
not… In fact I do not waste time reading the negative comments. FV: But you said that sometimes the
person who insults you on social then, on the street, do selfies with you- PB: Yes! They write “I hate you!” or
“You must do this, not do this” “you suck!” and then at the airport they asks a
selfie with you. FG: (sarcastic) how nice. GG: Social are also made of this. FG: Here, instead they claim you, take notes, from
Puglia…. They are asking you to come in Puglia- GG: on vacation. laugh PB: no, maybe a concert- IB: If I get there I want the Taralli
(food from Puglia) FG: Good! You are right! PB: Ignazio, you are on diet! IB: dietary taralli then, please….
vegans. FG: sounds amazing. Then they are
calling you from Belgium and… wait that I read - IB: Poland! FG: Poland! GG: ah! I heard Bologna [Poland in Italian is Polonia, which sounds a
little like Bologna] IB: Poland! FG: What can you do with Poland? GG: We’ll go there… at the end of
June I think. FG: oh so, they are coming, you see!
Now, boys, before you said something about Dad Bruno [Bruno Vespa, dad of Federico Vespa, the presenter] FV: and you have to talk about it! FG: here we have the Vespino, but
with Vespone you went far away [-ino is
used to say “little” –one is used to say “big”] IB: Do you know that I am a lover of
Vespa? [Vespa the famous Italian brand of
scooter] FV: seriously? IB: I like them a lot! I have a 50special
and 125 PX FV: ah you are talking about those vintage ones. They are cool. PB: (to Ignazio) the questions was another… GG: it was a nice experience. FV: Where do you brought my father the
evening? GG: We have been these 2-3 days in
New York to record this special, which was aired after Sanremo… we met Woody Allen…
We had dinner at Le Cirque in New York with him, with Bruno, your father… FV: Has he brought you to enjoy
wine? GG: For sure.
IB: we also have this in common GG: eh, we can be proud of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo- IB: Maria! Each time he advertise Abruzzo! GG: Sorry, I love my land. FG: That’s perfect, then, we just talked
about wine, and so… Libiamo…i calici [from
Traviata, it means more or less “let’s drink our glasses”] GG: perfect. FG: it is. A toast! Go with Traviata song
Back again FG: while the disc was on they sing
it for us a little! IB: only sung FG: only sung… if you want we can
even dance it. Ignazio facepalm FG: quit –laugh- Okay now let’s go with the news, but stay tuned because
until the beginning of the game they will be here with us! [there was a football match after this] IB: ah! Because tonight… Can I talk
now? GG: there is no time. FG: After! IB: After. FG: stay tuned! News
Back in the studio there are only the
conductors and Ignazio. FG: Ignatius, was singing the jingle[the jingle of Radio RTL102.5] FV: has remained only him the other
two- IB: eliminated. FV: we bet them [idk how translate it: “ce li siamo giocati” it’s
a way of saying that you lost them on a bet like you lost money]… come
here, come here, come in, if you want! (to
someone outside the study that you can’t see… for now) FG: They boys of Il Volo today at RTL102.5
(contacts) now complete again!
Gianluca and Piero
enter FG: but now we must start “Canzone
per te”, but do not worry, cause we’ll
start the talk just after that. song
FV: I was talking and I was
wondering, how great are the musical limits of this country? Because this group
has been known first abroad and then in Italy. Instead of starting from Italy,
they ended up in Italy. IB: Always better late than never! GG: but it’s an understandable thing.
Ours was a success [he said “success” making quotation-marks with his
fingers, a way for saying that the word is maybe not the most correct] made
after a children’s program, it was not even been released a single. We start, as
many can remembered, with “’O sole mio”, so it was a more classic things more….
also funny because we were little, a bit clumsy a little funny- PB: No, we were three losers! Laughs FV: But they are an example of young
minds that go away, that we talked before- FG: but then they come back! FV: then they come back! Came back
as winners. GG: We wanted to… Let’s say that
after Sanremo a lot has changed, because we wanted, above all, a new song…
Grande amore. (joking) Cause if we go
on with the cover they’ll come to an end.
Ignazio looks like he
want to say something but stops
GG: So it’s normal that we have to
expand our repertoire also with our songs, unreleased, and we are working on a
new album- FG: Ooooh! attention! When will it
get out? 2018? PB: when it’s ready. GG: we are always working. IB: however it must be said that the
notes are always just seven.
PB: I wanted to tell to Federico, not
because you are here in front of us, that before Sanremo the person who helped
us, and contributed to our success in Italy, was your father, Bruno. Bruno
Vespa believed in us at the beginning, when we did concerts only in America and
South America, and nothing in Italy. After the four hosted we did in “Porta a
Porta” (Bruno Vespa’s TV program) we
started with a small Italian tour… in Taormina and then 5-6 dates. FV: He really fell in love. PB: eh, in fact in New York, with Bruno,
we made so many things… FV: ah! FG: Helicopter! FV: Helicopter? FG: (to FV) Don’t you know? (to
the boys) Tell him then! PB: Don’t you know about your
father? FV: He never tell me details IB: He has contacted a policeman
there, that was a helicopter driver, and made us go around a zone of Manahattan
- FG: no fly zone IB: -where commercial helicopters
can’t go. PB: (joking) But can we say it? It was legal? IB: Of course! We had permits and
everything in order! FG: In fact, there is also some
video. IB: It was beautiful and exciting.
We flew above Ground Zero, where there were the Twin Towers…. the pools- GG:(low voice) Don’t call them the pools… FG: Anyway Dad Vespa is funny, isn’t
he? PB: He is GG: and he is from Abruzzo!
FV: and yes, even he is very attached
to his land. But he often told me how in love with these guys he was. Because
they make a music that he likes very much. PB: And also, your father, when you
talk about Opera, is to attention! FG: he is a buongustaio [“someone with good taste” but in refer to
food]. Let’s go with “Granada”? Who presents it? PB: Ladies… no, in Italian: signore- GG: or in Spanish IB: but we have 20 seconds! FG: bravo! look there! PB: from our new album, a tribute to
the three tenors- FG: of which you can see the cover (she shows it) PB: a tribute to the three tenors Luciano
Pavarotti, Placido Domingo e Josè Carreras…. Uhm… in ten seconds- Laughs IB: (sarcastic) You can work on radio. FG: (sarcastic) true, isn’t? PB: you’ll start listening to
Back Again! FG: Nobody sing the last acute? PB: you FG: ooooOOOOOO! IB (reads a message): “Hello guys I’ll see you in Rome, Verona and
Naples”. Have you done a subscription? FG: Who have bought more than one
ticket? PB: there are some fans who have
taken all tickets! FG: then remember (other dates) FV (read): “Ignazio, you’re beautiful”, tells you Roberta PB: Roberta is a half an hour that
is writing you FV: greets her! IB: hello Robertina! GG: (joking) Roberta, change your glasses! IB: …idiot. (he get grumpy! little Grumpy funny Bear!) FV: Since the 80-70 percent of the messages are from females… How are you with
women? Do you have fun, do you have stable relationships? All: Ehm, eh? (Like pretending to not understand) FG:laugh FV: oh well he (pointing Ignazio), I know is half married PB: (sarcastic) eh, married and with daughters and grandchildren. IB: (grumpy) I have a child: I have a dog! FV: nice! What breed?
IB: Is a black cocker spaniel FG: cute! PB: (sarcastic) I so love that dog IB: He is allergic to dogs and can’t
see it. I’ll show you a video! GG: (a little out from the microphone) Do you know what’s the beautiful
thing about a friendship- FG: Turn the microphone otherwise we
can’t hear you GG: With dear friends, when- Ignazio comes close to the conductors
with the phone FG: What a cutie… maybe they can
see it with cameras… GG: Can you take it with the
cameras? Ignazio looks around like “where?” GG: and those in the car, they can’t
watch Ignazio’s beautiful dog…. Well imagine it, it’s a black cocker… FG to
GG: We were talking about the nice things with friendships GG: That between friends when one…
for example, before I was joking but Ignazio- Ignazio get closer again to Federica with
the phone GG: (perplex) Ignazio what are you doing now? IB: Go on speaking, you are talking
for yourself! GG: ok, let’s talk about something
else. FG: no, no! GG: no, no! It’s ok! FG: Today is the day of singles GG: ah, yes, San Faustino. IB: (looking at Piero) Piero … FG: Who celebrates it? The conductors and Piero raise their
hands FG: Ooh! Only Piero raised his hand…(look at Gian) GG: these are private things… I don’t
want… it’s not the right time… FG:laughs FV: Even he doesn’t know! One of those
situations where even you don’t know where you are. IB: Can I come near you with the
microphone? They are selfish. He moves but actually, Federico Vespa has to step back from the
microphone. FG: Come here, you. …Gianluca, what were
we saying before we interrupted you with
pictures of Ignazio’s dog? GG: That the beauty side in a
friendship is that you can get along with everything, you never take anything
as an offense. Cause you know that in a friendship stuff are means are jokes!
And we are been together since eight years- PB: and he is saying it now! FG: and it’s recorded! Do you know (to Gian) that you are recorded? GG: eh, because sometimes people feel
offended easily here… FG: Ooh, and who is that feels
offended most easily? GG: Ignazio. That’s why I said it. Ignazio
is like this.. FG: (to Ignazio) You are like that? IB: (grumpy) … no… GG: uh, uh. Ignazio is touchy. FG: he’s grunting a little PB: cause he’s angry [I think he feels offended for Gian’s joke,
but Little bear how can you believe that he was serious? He write row after row
in that autobiographic book about how he noticed you from the start and how
amazing you are…. Can’t you see you are beautiful?] IB: Is that I let it pass 1 time, 2
times, 3 times, then stop. FG: ha, and with a Sicilian accent! But who is the one who makes more jokes? Silence
Pero and Gian are looking at Ignazio FG: always him! IB: You look, the situation here is…
we are a bit strange the three of us.
Because there are the three of us, with Barbara, our tour manager- PB: Road manager IB: -road manager, and in practice
we are always around alone, so we have to entertain each other in some way, we make
jokes at each other. PB: many
FG: Like what? The last one you made. IB and PB: ehhh. Boh! PB: Who remembers it? A little while
ago… boh FG: Tonight then PB: I have one ready for tonight! FV: I think he is it! [that makes more jokes, I suppose] IB: in any case I wanted to say one
thing. I’m a great sportsman. I love all sports… I’m Juventino, hate me, but
that’s what I am. But I sympathize for many teams- GG: Napoli! IB: -not in campionato!! but tonight,
in the champion league, W Napoli! Because Italian teams must go on in champions
league, and not just in campionato. GG: It’s nice to be great fans but even
better is to have a great sporting attitude! This is the most important thing.
And (getting angry) don’t fight for the football teams! What’s the
use of it?! FV: Oh, yes, that’s really true. FG: Bravo. GG: What’s the use of it?! At Pescara
something ugly happened to Sebastiani, president of Pescara Calcio [someone burned his car in the garden]… This
things make me so angry! FG: Rightly so, and you are right to
say it. GG: There are suffering people, who
die, and then you burn the cars. Really… FV: and in Foggia someone fired a
shot… we have mental illnesses! GG: It must be mental illness. PB: I am sure that the problem in
Italy would end if it would suspend- [IDK
how to translate this: there is a horrible grammatical error here. He said “si
risolverebbe se si sospenderebbe” instead of “si risolverebbe se si
sospendesse” the tense should be congiuntivo but he got it wrong] GG: sospendesse! sospendesse! Sos-pen-des-se! Laughs [he is doing a little imitation
here, of an Italian critic… read below] PB: -if you suspend the championship
for two months. This could resolve some things in Italy. GG: You do as Bernabei… at Sanremo
he said “se vorrei” [another grammatical
error.Don’t get angry, Bernabei’s
fans, Gian has often show his support to Bernabi, even Piero didn’t get angry) FG: it’s the emotion GG: it’s the emotion. He don’t do
many mistakes. Even because his brother made certain lessons to him! IB: Sgarbi, I give you the
opportunity to scold him! , I tell you that you can do it here [Sgarbi is the critic who heavily and
unjustifiably offended the guys on the web, with foul language and fake news,
and behind who, sadly, went a lot of people, raising a fuss out of proportion. One
of his habits, for which he is famous, is to repeat the same word over and over
again –even 13 times on repeat] Laughs FG: Poor Piero! We break the discussion
with reclame, so in the meantime we can study a bit! And we’ll continue to chat
with Il Volo, waiting for the game tonight Real Madrid-Naples! Reclame
Back again. In studio
disappeared Piero, Ignazio has moved back near Gianluca. FG: It’s almost closed this
appointment because soon we will give the line to the game… but there it comes
Piero with a basket, a composition of red roses and other flowers …? PB: I received this… FG: Just now, at the RTL venue. PB: Yes. (he take out the note and read it out loud) “Roses and tulips,
flowers so different linked by the same simple and intense meaning. I will not
tell you who I am, because if you ever want to know it you just have to ask. I would just like to know
that these flowers haven’t traveled for nothing, perhaps through social" (Piero raises the flowers to the camera).
I’m showing it to you through RTL… Thanks,
I do not know who you are… GG: Maybe it’s also a beautiful girl,
and then you are set PB: that’s all you think about. Laughs GG: I? No! You! For you! I was
talking for you. PB: (watching the camera) I send you a kiss wherever and whoever you are. FG: Is even more beautiful that they
are anonymous GG: yes. PB: ….interesting FG: It leave you with the doubt “Who
sent them?” GG: exactly
IB: It can be love at first blunder [it’s a joke take from a title of a movie:
“amore a prima svista” instead of “a prima vista”, because “a prima vista”
means “a first sight” and “svista” means “blunder”] FG: If I get a bunch of anonymous flower- FV: I would be quite curious FG: -until I could reveal the sender.
Soon we’ll have to say goodbye, should we remember the date of the tour? PB: and that RTL will accompany us
throughout the tour FG: (again: dates) IB: and then there will be more
surprises about which we will keep you updated. PB: follow us on social and we will
keep you updated. FG: also those of RTL partner of
your tour and so, we will follow you closely. And then there will be the new
album… PB: and when it will be ready you
will be the first to know it. FG: Can we greet an exceptional fan? GG: Greet our biggest fans, who is
active on social like a fifteen years old… it is grandma Maura! A round of
applause for grandma Maura! FV: great woman. FG: applause for grandma Maura who
will come to see you around the Italy. Piero goes away and everyone looks
towards the door FV: she embodies youthfulness! Enter Grandma Maura accompanied by Piero GG: Here she is! GM: Hello, hello! FG: grandma Maura, 86 years! PB: (joking) president ad honorem of our fan club GG: (embracing the lady) Do you wants to say something? GM: You are making sure that half the world hate me! I can
think of just that… I greet all my friends, and I say that tonight I was lucky.
FG: Bye to grandma Maura! GM: (sends a kiss) Bye IB: (shouting) BECAUSE I’M ME, AND YOU- Laughter, with the grandma making a shushing-sign
[In reference of the fact that the lady
said that she was lucky to meet them: Sgarbi is also famous for this mantra of
his “I’m me, and you are just shit!” used to say that he can do everything and
other can’t. Literally is “tu non sei un cazzo” more or less “you are not even
a dick”]. Grandma Maura gets out. FG: She knows everything! She knows
everything about Il Volo! PB: (impressed) she made three floors without lift FG: She is great! PV: She is also opening a door that
weighs ten kilos.
FG: And she was telling us that she
bought the ticket for the date of Verona in July of last year! IB: She was also telling us that she
got her driving license in 1955 (looks at
Gianluca) Laughter, also of Gian IB: For Gianluca 55 are the years that
must pass before he take the license. FG: Thanks guys! Thanks Piero,
Ignazio, Gianluca, we will meet again on stages, around the world, and here
when you want to! on RTL 102.5 IB: Thanks we look forward to meet
you on tour. Some Goodbye and some W Naples (which
lost the match!)
There is also a video on instagram made by Piero, on instastory, in which you can see
Ignazio asking to Grandma Maura if Gianluca would ever get a driving license,
and she said to Gian “I’ve a Grandson of your age
and even he doesn’t have it… I think you to are the only ones” LOL!!
please make our Grumpy Sweet Bear realize that Gian is just one of the great
lot that get big heart-eyes for him.
1) So how would a body swap situation with The Team work out? I want to see Robin and Miss Martian switch and Miss M having to deal with the small reminiscence of Dick's memories and his family's death. Robin having to deal with Miss M's everlasting fear despite acceptance from the team. And Danny and Wally. Danny being able to run and just loosing himself from running so far. Marveling about how everything feels bc his nerves are so damaged he can't feel much anymore. Being a kid again. And
2) Wally the usually joyful one who is almost always happy and isn’t troubled by much finally realizing how bad Danny has it Dealing with the constant pain from Danny’s injuries and becoming distraught because he can’t feel anything Digging into Danny’s skin because he can’t feel anything else Wally shutting down and locking himself in the bathroom Him having to deal with the memories of pain from being cut open and the shock of the portal Danny having to bring Wally back from his thoughts -Flux
why is @sanasevaks the purest, most wholesome, nicest, kindest person to ever exist??? every reply to someone is so genuine and selfless and honestly? it’s excessive. in a good way. wow she’s the absolute friendliest person in this fandom no question ….. and every time i see her on my dash, it’s a pleasure. it’s always joyful. always good. what did we do to deserve.
While part of me is grieving that Armin won’t grow old, another part of me is glad because…13 years? For a member of the survey corps, that’s very long time. And with his new regenerative abilities, it gives him a far better survival chance than he would have been given otherwise. Provided that he survives the upcoming conflict with Marley, it’s more than enough time to explore what the world has to offer. And he hasn’t lost that joyful curiosity about him, for which I am very grateful.
I got a memory back
It was when a guy stopped laughing, looked at me, and said:
“You know, I’m so lucky to see your eyes be lit up so easily and watch them turn from serious to joyful just by looking at simple things like the sun, a cloud, or a nice shade. Watching your eyes is mesmerizing”
I know the last few days have been hard on you and everyone else because of what happened. But I hate seeing you feeling disappointed with what you have created, don’t be, you did what you think is right, and I stand by that. You just tried to explain everything from your point of view for people who were unsure about the situation or didn’t know. Just know that you could never disappoint me or anyone, I hope this situation does not weigh you down and you continue to be your happy, joyful self. Thank you for sharing your opinion on the matter I really value that.
When you are joyful, be joyful; when you are sad, be sad. If God has given you a sweet cup, don’t make it bitter; and if He has given you a bitter cup, don’t try and make it sweet; take things as they come. –O.C.
The Spice Market Square seemed more lively than usual. People were congregated in clusters. Strangers were becoming acquainted with strangers. A few people bustled this way and that, arms full of supplies. Shouts between friends filled the square, a warm highlight against the setting sun. “Tom! So great to see you again!” “Are you ready for tonight?” “Come, let me introduce you to Shelly. You’ll love her!” San Myshuno was always joyful and busy, but anyone could tell tonight was a special occasion.
Eva: “It looks like there’s something going on tonight. Have you heard anything, babe? I haven’t checked the message boards in a while.”
Sterling: “I have no idea.”
Rita: “Oh my god! Guys! Look, over there! At the golden astronaut! Come on, we have to go say hi!”
Rita grabbed Eva by the hand and bolted through and between bodies. Being dragged along by a constantly swerving tow caused Eva to crash into nearly everything that stood in their way. Sterling jogged behind them to keep up, ducking and dodging as best he could.
Eva: “Whoa, hold on! What for? It’s just another statue performer.”
Rita: “She’s my friend!”
Finally they reached the performer and the three of them stopped to watch. Rita grinned, ear to ear. She seemed completely unfazed by the sudden sprint, unlike Eva and Sterling, both struggling to catch their breath. Rita clapped her hands enthusiastically.
Rita: “Fantastic concentration, as always! Guys, this is Abby. She’s the best living statue performer in the whole city. Abby, these are my roommates, Eva and Sterling. It’s so great to see you again.”
AMI! \(^-^)/ I must say, this was quite the conundrum at first….but I decided to go with an excited, joyful vibe through a lot of different songs because what greater cause for celebration than Eggos being up five points?!