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“Summertime….and the livin’ is easy…”

Ah… summertime – in only the way Ignazio can sing it and marvel us with his piano-playing skills!  Hard to believe this video was from nearly 4 years ago!

 

It’s August and the guys are officially on vacation, as noted by their Instagram postings with many pictures and videos!  🙂

As in the story from yesterday, with Rose Marie and Piero, the guys graciously toured several areas of Italy and their beloved Taormina in Sicily.  There were many lucky fans that were able to attend that concert.  Always being the gentlemen they are and entertaining the endless fans they meet wherever they go!

Below are just a few of their many pictures sent to us hungry fans that weren’t lucky enough to see them in person the last month…thanks so much always to the “boys” and others that took the pictures!  (and thanks to Lisa’s FB page, where I borrowed these photos!)  🙂 

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Oh, to be those lucky girls – “just friends” of Igna’s!!  🙂 

 

Ok, start saving those pennies folks!  Their concert tour schedule will be published before we know it for the USA and the rest of the world!  🙂 

 

Wanted to also say a special thanks… I feel like a broken record, but thanks to always Daniela, for whom we are forever grateful!  To Pat, who tirelessly, always makes sure there is something up there for me to post in the mornings.  To Lisa, always our reliable “girl Friday!” (and of course best nurse, ever!) and to Jane – for graciously stepping in while Pat was away on her Italia vacanze Romane!  Jana – yes, it feels good to be back writing again.  This year has been filled with incredible emotions and challenges.  But, I have to say, I love saying, “Alexa, play Il Volo!”  🙂 

Ciao!

Jana

Piedmont, Italy!

For all of the Americans out there, here and abroad, we wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Two years ago today, Lorna and I,  with many others, celebrated the 4th at the Verona concert!  What fabulous fireworks it was!  🙂  Seems like forever ago now!

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I was perusing through my email and happened upon the little Italian digital news paper of L’italo – Americano.  It is a great little newspaper with a wealth of interesting Italian tidbits.  I clicked on a link and it took me to their Facebook page.  As I was scrolling along, I happened upon this posting.  It nearly took my breath away with its beauty and music.  I nice little repast…. it takes you from sunrise, to sunset!

Enjoy!

From Wikipedia:  Piedmont (/ˈpdmɒnt/ PEED-mont; Italian: Piemonte, pronounced [pjeˈmonte]; Piedmontese, Occitan and Arpitan: Piemont; French: Piémont) is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country.[3] It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders France to the west and Switzerland to the northeast. It has an area of 25,402 square kilometres (9,808 sq mi) and a population of 4 377 941 as of 30 November 2017. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.

After you click on the video, you may need to adjust your screen so it goes to full screen.  When I clicked on it, it goes to almost a zoom mode.  Also, just click on the screen to make it start…. it’s a little over 3 minutes.

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Noche Sin Dia – English Translation!

Ciao!  Or should I say “Hola!?”  I know we could all go to any lyrics translate site and find out what the crazy, unfamiliar words mean, but I thought I’d make it easier for you!  So, here you go!  Thanks to Lyrics Translate and the person that translated them:  

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/noche-sin-día-night-without-day.html

Frankly, I’m always amazed at how quick some of these new songs get out there and translated so quickly!

Spanish first, then the English… they are quite beautiful words!

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/noche-sin-d%C3%ADa-night-without-day.html#ixzz5HVZpuvPq

Noche sin día
Agua, Volo, Gente de Zona

Vamo’ rayo de sol
alumbra cada mañana
igual que la luna
en la madrugada las cosas no cambian
es la magia del amor, es tan bonito
lo mismo llega y se va
pero cuando es verdad
lo reflejan tus ojos benditos

No hay noche sin día
no hay lluvia sin agua
que sería la vida
si el amor no existiría

No hay noche sin día
no hay lluvia sin agua
que sería la vida
si el amor no existiría

Dime que será de mí
si te vas y me dejas aquí
sólo sin tu amor
que no quieres el corazón
bebé no te vayas por favor
sabes que naciste
pa’ mí lo sabes
y como yo nadie
te eriza la piel
no te quiero perder
baby, sólo ven
haremos el amor
y así siempre va a estar bien
sólo amame
libérame lo mejor de mí
disfrutando juntos día y noche
agarrados donde quieres tú

No hay noche sin día
no hay lluvia sin agua
que sería la vida
si el amor no existiría

No hay noche sin día
no hay lluvia sin agua
que sería la vida
si el amor no existiría

Confía en mí
tú verás que bien la vamos a pasar tú y yo
confía en mí
y tú verás que gozadera pa’ tu corazón
y viajaremos por el mundo
desde la Habana hasta Roma
y ahora se formó la rumba
Il Volo y Gente de Zona

 

Night Without Day
Agua, Volo, Gente de Zona

Like a ray of sun
She lights up my every morning
Just like the moon
At night, things don’t change
That’s the magic of love, it’s so beautiful
The same old same old comes and goes
But when it’s for real
You can see it in your blessed eyes

There’s no night without day
There’s no rain without water
What would life be
If love didn’t exist

There’s no night without day
There’s no rain without water
What would life be
If love didn’t exist

Tell me what will become of me
If you take off and leave me here
Alone without your love
‘Cause you don’t want my heart
Baby, don’t go, please
You know that you were made
For me, you know it
And no one makes your hair stand on end
The way I do
I don’t want to lose you
Baby, just come here
We’ll make love
And just like that things will always be alright
Just love me
Set free the best in me
Enjoying ourselves day and night
Glued to each other wherever you want

There’s no night without day
There’s no rain without water
What would life be
If love didn’t exist

There’s no night without day
There’s no rain without water
What would life be
If love didn’t exist

Trust me
You’ll see how much we’ll live it up, you and I
Trust me
And you’ll see what a great time your heart will have
And we’ll travel around the world
From Havana to Rome
And now we’ve got the party started
Il Volo and Gente de Zona

There’s no night without day
There’s no rain without water
What would life be
If love didn’t exist

There’s no night without day
There’s no rain without water
What would life be
If love didn’t exist

There’s no night without day
There’s no rain without water
What would life be
If love didn’t exist

There’s no night without day
There’s no rain without water
What would life be
If love didn’t exist

In the words of the Estefan’s….. “the rhythm is gonna get you!”

Jana

 

Happy Administrative Professional’s Day! April 25, 2018

Yes, a big, special thank you, goes out to all of you!

Not just those “real” secretaries, in an office, but to all those behind the scenes!  And not just to those on this site, but to all of the administrators of all the blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram sites, and the rest of any social media I forgot?

As we all know, it’s big job taking care of a site on any type of social media.  You have to be careful what you post, making sure it is as accurate as possible, coming up with new things all of the time, hoping you get the latest and greatest news, so your site is read.  We can’t forget the writers of all sites, too!  🙂

Speaking of writers….once again, the Flight Crew site is in need of more writers!!  This seems to be an annual plea.  It does not have to be much, it can be easy and fun to do.  Don’t let the current writers intimidate you!  If you’ve got an idea, or want to write something, please comment on this post.  You can also send me a personal email at jvandela524@gmail.com.  

It is very sad, but Jane will be stepping down from writing, but let’s hope she still throws out an occasional article or two?  I guess you will be hearing more from me!  I don’t know what I will do without her.  Daniela P. is so wonderful at finding info and articles and Jane just whipped them right out.

We really don’t want to have to take the site down.  I am always so amazed at how many countries we touch – like where is Estonia, exactly??

You don’t have to be in the United States, you can be from anywhere, as Daniela is in Italy.  It is preferable that you read, write, speak English, but that is not a requirement, as long as you can translate your thoughts, feelings, other writings, etc. into English, like Daniela.

We can do just about anything on here, except direct translations from 1-flowersbooks.  I know many of you still want to read their original book, which is still in Italian, but I recall some Facebook sites getting in trouble for that, so we will not be doing that.

The picture of the flowers is what I gave to a few of the girls at the office.  I think the picture turned out really well and I love the accidental reflection of the one in the mirror!

Kelly, Pat, myself, and occasionally Myron and Marie, are our only real “almost” regular writers/contributors.  If you want to write something, we’ll give you access to the site and even let you push the button!  Lol!

No, we have no idea what the guys are really doing right now – we just wait to see what is posted from a few other sites and what comes through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  Of course, Daniela is a “little” closer to the action than us in the US!  🙂 

Are you planning another trip to Italy soon?  I know of a few people that are.  Let’s hear about it!  Take us with you – we want to live it through you!  Are there any other poets out there?  We want to hear from you, also!

Have a great day, Admins!!  We are sorely underappreciated!  Ever wonder why admins get a whole week and bosses, only one day?  Think about it!  🙂

Take it easy out there – I think Spring has finally sprung!

Jana

Tomorrow might be the Day!! The new Single is Released?Friday, April 20, 2018

Here is a little poem I wrote in anticipation of the new single, hopefully being released on Friday, April 20, 2018!  Enjoy!

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We wait and we wait and we wait!

For that all-important date!

We first heard it was February,

Now, April 20th could be the day?

 

What will it be?

Rap, hip-hop, or R&B?

It doesn’t matter, it is our guys!

The Estefan’s produced it; they are wise!

 

They’ve worked long and hard;

It’s no-holds-barred.

This is their passion,

It’s always in fashion!

 

Some anticipate the worst,

But a new-found energy may burst!

Alive with excitement,

Surprises and wonderment!

 

The new album is expected the end of May,

Per somebody, they say?

We will wait and wait and wait,

For that all-important date!

 

Jana  

Smile! It’s “tax day” in the US!

Ok, many of us in the upper Midwest of the United States had a very wintery weekend with snow and ice storms and I’m sorry, but the East coast is going to get hit very soon! (if not already)  There have also been some other nasty “spring-like” weather with tornadoes and such.  I hope everyone was able to stay safe.

I thought we could all use a smile this morning, to help us forget about our taxes being due, unless you’ve already gotten your refund!  🙂  And to also help us forget, for at least a moment, what it has done, or is going to do outside your window today!

Grazie mille, Gian!  🙂  Buongiorno to you!

I think we all saw the video posted by Kelly where Ignazio was playing and singing one of the Pino Daniele songs.  Did anyone else notice the video where Piero was playing and you saw only his hand for about 10 seconds?  What he is playing is a little faster, but it’s the same song?  🙂  You can’t tell until about the very end of Ignazio’s, but if you find both of them, play them back a few times and you will hear it.  I saw it come through on Instagram and they weren’t too far away from each other, so I was able to replay them several times over until I was pretty sure!  Remember, they have the Pino tribute coming up in June and it looks like they are practicing!  Is Gian suddenly taking up guitar, too?

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“Sony is our Family…”

First, just let me say a big thank you to Jane and Daniela, who, without them right now, there would likely be no site!  As many know, I have been going through a lot of stress in the last several months.  I am feeling better, but need to take care of myself a bit better.  Just knowing their new album will be coming out soon, is starting to cheer me a bit!  🙂 


I remember several weeks ago, when I saw this picture come through on Instagram…  how much it really touched me and reminded me of another picture, where Ignazio and Piero had similar positions.  Of course I can’t remember where I saw it, but I know it’s out there somewhere!  “Sony is our family,” says Ignazio.  His gentle hand is on Piero’s shoulder and the serious, yet consoling look on Ignazio’s face, seems to convey so much.  The apprehensive and maybe even scared look on Piero’s face, under his Panama hat, also tells us a story.  They are there, at Sony studios, likely putting the final touches on the new album.  They did what they wanted to do this time.  Pop, hip-hop, rap, a duet with Gloria and who knows imagewhat else?  The look on Piero’s face, says it all…  Is it good enough?  Will people like it?  Will we lose some fans?  Will we get some new ones?  We’ve put all our trust in Sony, Michele, and the Estefan’s – is it enough?  Will we finally get that Grammy we’ve been waiting for, for so long?  Piero, being the eldest of the group, looks exhausted and anxious.  Does he feel more pressure than the others?  Is he fearing his opera career going awry after this album comes out?  Even his glasses look a bit precarious, sitting close to the edge of the table.

Whoever took that picture, truly captured a moment in time.  That split-second of emotion; the picture that says a thousand words.  For all we know they burst into laughter and had a good joke right after that moment, but did they?  Did Ignazio reach over and give Piero one of his big, bear hugs?  Did Piero respond in kind, with maybe a kiss on the cheek as well?  Did they cry?  Was Ignazio scared, too, but wanted to reassure Piero?  We’ll never know.

“Sony is our family….”  When you think of this, it’s also kind of sad, in a way.  But you tend to trust your family and your family looks out for you – at least you hope they do.  I hope they think their fans are their family, too!  We give them the unconditional love that everyone deserves, especially when they are down, or make mistakes.  We tend to forget that they are human also and young.  And, sometimes as families do, they/we sometimes forget who our families are.  In times of need, we often feel we are alone in the world.  Like the “Footprints” poem, when the person in the poem is in such despair and feels that God has abandoned him in his time of sorrow, since there is only one set of footprints in the sand.  God says, “My son, when you see there are only one set of footprints, it is when I carried you!”

Let us hope that, in the months to come, that the guys always know who their families are.  Not only their blood relatives, but their extended families in Sony, the Estefan’s, and of course, their adoring fans!  We will always carry Il Volo figuratively in our hearts, and if necessary, literally – to wherever they need to journey!

We love you guys – unconditionally!  🙂

 

Jana 

 

(A very big credit to whomever took that photo!)