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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Musica per Ottobre – Fabrizio Moro – Gianni Gandi - Patrizio Buanne + Think Pink October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month



As promised in my earlier post while we are away I am leaving you with a selection of Music starting with a very appropriate song for the season, which I featured here last year but I am sure those of you who listened to it then will not mine doing so again. I have lots more lovely friendly followers than I had this time last year and I am grateful to each and every one of you for all your support.

Ottobre - Fabrizio Moro

Uploaded by PoliticalWarrior93 on Feb 19, 2010

La sera ormai è fresco
ma ogni tanto sento ancora una zanzara
maledette zanzare
sono più inutili dei democristiani
mio figlio inizia a parlare
e io amo quello che dice
anche se non lo capisco
ma d'altronde neanche lui capisce me
e in tv continuo a vedere le stesse identiche facce di sempre
come se avessero capito
che non li stiamo a sentire bene
tu sei sveglia da poco e apri la finestra
sorridi e dici amore ormai è arrivato è arrivato
con i suoi colori grigi che io amo
a ottobre mi sembra che inizi un nuovo anno
ma perchè non è a ottobre il capodanno
Mi guardo e vedo
che ho perso qualche kilo maledetti kili in meno
mi viene in mente la salute che va
tu sorridi e mi dici stai bene
non ti preoccupare devi solo stare più calmo
ma come faccio in questo mondo qua
e quando ti stringo sento
che i tuoi vestiti sanno già d'inverno
mi viene in mente l'inizio della scuola
e la festa della nostra borgata
e allora ti bacio ancora
e torna tutto qui
e tu ripeti si è proprio bello
è proprio bello
con i suoi colori grigi che io amo
a ottobre mi sembra che tutto sia più chiaro
è tutto dolce a ottobre anche l'amaro
con i suoi colori grigi che io amo
a ottobre mi sembra che inizi un nuovo anno
ma perchè non è a ottobre il capodanno
ma perchè non è ottobre tutto l'anno.

Translation of Lyrics to English is courtesy of Google and I apologise if there are glaring mistakes, I did not do a through check so please let me know if it is wrong. At least it gives those of you with no Italian the gist of the meaning. 

The evening is cool now
but sometimes I still feel a mosquito
damn mosquitoes
Democrats are the most useless
my son starts talking
and I love what it says
even if I do not understand
but then even he understands me
TV and still see the exact same faces as always
as if they had understood
that we do not hear well
you are awake and just open the window
smile and say now you got love has arrived
with its grey colour that I love
beginning in October seems to me that a new year
but why not to October, the New Year
I look and see
I lost a few kilos less cursed kilo
I am reminded of health that goes
you smile and tell me you are well
do not worry you just feel calmer
but as I do in this world here
and when you feel squeeze
already know that your clothes in winter
I remember the beginning of the school
and the feast of our village
and then kiss you again
and returns all here
and you repeat it is just beautiful
it is beautiful
with its grey colour that I love
in October it seems to me that everything is clearer
October is all too sweet to bitter
with its grey colour that I love
beginning in October seems to me that a new year
but why not to October, the New Year
but why is not throughout the year in October.

I also featured this instrumental by Gianni Gandi  last year, here, but like it so much that I just had to share with you again.

Autumn Leaves (Gianni Gandi)

Uploaded by mediterraneosproduct on Aug 9, 2010

My third choice is taken from an Autumn Album released on September 20th 2011 ‘Patrizio’ from Patrizio Buanne an Italian that sings beautifully in English. The first video is him talking about his new album and there is an interesting write up as well on YouTube, apparently he is already gaining a following in the UK and Australia, so some of you may already be fans. The second video is Patrizio performing ‘Solo Tu’ which he performs in a mixture of English and Italian. My final selection is Patrizio having great fun performing, ‘Mambo Italiano’, I hope you will enjoy his singing as much as I do.

Patrizio Buanne – Patrizio

Uploaded by concordrecords on Aug 2, 2011


Patrizio Buanne - "Solo Tu"

Uploaded by pgh2257 on Apr 4, 2011


Patrizio Buanne - Mambo Italiano Hey Hey It's Saturday LIVE Australia

Uploaded by vidiyeo on May 11, 2011

If you have called by today hoping for something new to read rather than listen to music please visit my last post, Our Garden in September, where you will discover I have linked to lots of other interesting blog parties to keep you busy blog hopping while I am away.  Maybe if you are a reader you will also consider calling by my other blog LindyLouMac's Book Reviews, where I have posted lots of new book reviews this week.

For those of you that were not following News From Italy this time last year, here are some links to seasonal posts for Breast Cancer Awareness, Chestnuts and Wine making that may be of interest. Whilst they may be rather diverse subjects they are both part of October here in Italy.  We will miss these events while we are visiting our daughter but will be home in time for the Olive Harvest, which we are hoping will be better than last year Che disastro.

Think Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness    Another Pink Post   Italian Pink Ribbon Campaign for 2011    Grape Harvest and Winemaking 

Chestnuts  and finally  Wine Making Continuation

 the imageMy reminder with this beautiful rose from my garden to you all to Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a charity I support as my Mum was a Breast Cancer Survivor for many years, until her death in June 2011, not from cancer.  For more Think Pink Info please visit Breast Cancer Info and  Susan Komen

We Fight Back – Tim Halperin

Uploaded by fineartvideo on Jan 8, 2011


Have a lovely October everyone and do let me know if you enjoyed any of my choices for Autumn listening.


  1. Thanks for a wonderful post! I like that first song. It does not matter so much if I did not understand the text, Italian is fine (sexy, hehe)
    I do not know if the translation is quite good, but ok anyway.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend:-)

    Ps: Thanks for your nice comments

  2. Great Post. I love Patrizio Buanne. Haven't heard his new album - will have to get it now. Loved "Solo Tu".
    The pink rose from your garden is beautiful. Have an awesome day and thanks for posting.

  3. I'm so happy to have this post today! I'm commenting first before I listen though! But I know I will enjoy your selections! I hope you are having a fabulous trip! Enjoy the weekend, my friend! ♥♥♥

  4. Always a pleasure visiting your blog. Music, pictures, Italian culture. It's all good. Thank you for sharing all this. And thank you for sticking with me. I know I've been missing more than I usually am. But I'm here now!!!!! Hugs my friend.

  5. Breast Cancer Awareness is always a great event, featuring the perfect colour!

    Duncan In Kuantan

  6. As you know I love music, so thanks for posting these songs. I believe that Patrizio is gaining a following in Australia. This week he was featured on an Australian music trivia show called Spicks and Specks (that I love watching).

  7. Thank you so much for the music, I love the romantic Italian singers. This time tho my favourite was Autumn Leaves - lovely.

  8. A great post with a wonderful selection of songs!
    My favourite is "Autumn leaves"!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Have a great time****

  9. Oh, thank you for posting the lovely Patrizio!

  10. Great post! I really loved all of the songs, and I found a new favorite...Patrizio! Also, thank you for helping to spread the news about Breast Cancer Awareness month.

  11. Lindy,
    Patrizio has a great voice!
    I also love “We Fight Back”. It encourages us and survivors. Breast cancer is serious issue in Japan too. What a beautiful pink rose you have in your garden!
    Best wishes,

  12. Hi LindyLou,I enjoy your blog a lot and Italy is one of my favourite countries. I have given you a lovely blog award. please pick it up at http://suzyspics.blogspot.com/2011/10/one-lovely-blog-award.html

  13. Oh so sorry, I completely missed your "Award Free Blog" note. Anyway, I like I said, I enjoy your blog.

  14. Thank you so much for the musica :) I love Italian music and always buy a cd or 2 when I am in Italia on the suggestion of friends. I just loved Ottobre and Solo Tu and will now look into more music by them. Thanks a million.


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