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!

fri 8The New Single!

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  

~ GIANLUCA E L’ ABRUZZO ~ by Daniela

While we all await the release of the new single, Gianluca managed to spend a beautiful day in the mountains in Fara San Martino, in his beautiful Abruzzo.

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We all know the deep affection that Gianluca nourishes towards the territory that gave him his origins.

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Gianluca writes:

“Immersed in nature, we rediscover our deepest self.”

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Gianluca is very proud of being from Abruzzo and does not miss an opportunity to remember this.

Piero and Ignazio often tease Gianluca because he always names Abruzzo, poor man, will feel in the minority against two Sicilians!

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Gianluca has sent us very beautiful images of this place.

The town of Fara San Martino is known above all because it is one of the world capitals of pasta. Pasta De Cecco is produced here.

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And to finish the day, a visit to a museum.

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Very well, Gianluca, thanks to your testimonies, Abruzzo has become more and more known all over the world!

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Credit to all owners of video and photos.

The Launch of the book…Ricomincio Dai Tre, by Daniela

Today, April 5, the book written by Michele Torpedine, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, officially came out in the bookstore.
Recall that the book describes the relationship between Torpedine and the artists he brought to success.
The event was held in several stages.  In the morning there was a conference at the invitation and to which were also present Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.
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The boys are asked to say the strengths and weaknesses of Torpedine.
Ignazio says that it is impossible not to love Michele.  He says that when they met him they were adolescents and in him they found an uncle, or rather a grandfather, and when they saw the title of the book that was dedicated to them too , they were moved.
Torpedine picks up the book and shows the cover saying that the beautiful black and white photo was made by Gianluca.
 
Then there were moments of fun in which Torpedine played drums and the boys sang live.
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In this video Torpedine says that the meeting with Piero, Ignazio and GIanluca, was the one that gave him strength, energy, a breath of oxygen.
Direct relationships, human, the values ​​of life.
He says he has heard so many lies about him that he wanted to tell the truth.
This book is dedicated to guys because they gave him the desire to start again and also to write, they gave him the strength to do it.
Ignazio says that there is a great debt of gratitude to Michele.  He is a very important person in their lives and will never be thanked enough.
Piero says that they have grown professionally and also humanly, thanks to Michele.
Gianluca says that Michele is their family, he was born with him a great friendship, even with their parents, it’s all a big family.
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Then in the afternoon there was the signature-copy at the Library of Bologna, where Torpedine and the boys would have signed the books to those who were there to buy them.
Here are some photos:
 
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Also on television we talked about the event, here are the videos of Canale 5
And this is the video of LA VITA IN DIRETTA.
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Of course there was also the dear friend Bartoletti, who commented like this.
 
“The book, although very frank and even harsh in certain passages-truth, has a great merit: that of devolving to full benefit the proceeds of sales in favor of an association, the “Face 3D” aimed at research for the reconstruction of face (and as they also say of the smile) for those who have lost, starting with children disfigured by wars.”
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Recall that the book is published by Pendragon.
All the proceeds from the sale of the books will go to charity to the Maxillo facial pediatric surgery.
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And now attention to this photo, there are Gianluca, Piero (Ignazio, behind) and Red Ronnie, a well-known Italian television presenter and music critic.
I translate the comment of Red Ronnie under the picture.
Yesterday I had my first close encounter with Volo and Michele Torpedine and they told me about their next revolutionary record of April 20th, all Latin music.”
 
You got it right??? 20 APRIL.
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I hoped until the last moment to be present at this event as I wanted to meet Michele Torpedine, Ercole Ginoble, Marino Bartoletti and review our beloved Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, but unfortunately for work problems I could not go. A dear friend who was present has bought the book for me and has it signed.
Here is the photo of my book autographed by Piero, Ignazio, Gianluca and Torpedine.
I’m so happy, thanks Marina my friend.
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What should we say to Michele Torpedine?   Congratulations on your new work and congratulations to the guys for having been the inspiration for your new rebirth.
Today Michele Torpedine from the facebook page LA TORPEDINERIA wrote these thanks:
“Thanks to all the friends and journalists who attended the Press Conference yesterday and came to say hello at the time of signing-copies.
A special thanks to all those who are reading RICOMINCIO DAI TRE and who are sending me their most incredible appreciations.
The book is already available in all bookshops.”
 
 
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Credit to all owners of videos and photos.

~ Bartoletti ~ by Daniela

Our Piero and Ignazio were at dinner with Bartoletti (journalist / commentator), their dear friend.  This is what he wrote about them.

 

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Put one evening for dinner in a tavern, Bartoletti with two friends out of three of the Il Volo guys,  Ignazio and Piero: the Sicilian-Bolognese.  Gianluca will join them to perfect the single of the new album they are preparing and which will be released very soon, followed a few weeks later from the complete compilation.  It will be explosive and beautiful.  Not only because Ignatius, regardless of any diffusional strategy, listens to the CD in his car …. at full volume with windows down perhaps to make it feel even heard at the Madonna di San Luca, (this church is on a hill of Bologna, but it is a way of saying that Ignazio keeps the volume so high that he could hear it up there).  Then Bartoletti says that their CD will take an unexpected turn, that it will be very different from the previous ones.

 

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I look at them at the table in their simplicity.  I am curious about the stories of their everyday life.  I tell them some stories from an old uncle and enjoy seeing them open their eyes wide to hear names and things they do not know. It makes me laugh when someone, without ever having known or met them, calls them “spocchiosi”, “presumptuous”, “arrogant”, “mounted” and so on.

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They study all day to improve themselves. They speak with admiration and devotion of their international myths that are now colleagues.  They tell with amazement and modesty their experiences unattainable by 95 percent of the other Italian singers. Piero is more serious with unexpected veins of irony, Ignazio a sweet “cazzaro” that at the end of the evening chases me to show me the film of the airplane model that he built with his dad and who tried in vain to fly (“And to think that when we did not have a penny they flew very well”).

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I brought them the beautiful design that Giorgio Serra, “Matitaccia” dedicated to the group. I made them and they made me smile. Please, guys, stay so “bad” in the eyes of those who still do not love you: but, please, never change. And if you continue to succeed in the world, patience!  It’s like saying they are good, and everyone likes them so if in spite of those who think differently, they will be successful ….. patience, those people will make a reason, because they are BRAVI.

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*D* What to say, Marino Bartoletti has always defended our boys and also this time he highlighted their appearance as “good guys”.

He also anticipated that soon the single will be released, followed immediately by the album and that it will be a real breakthrough.

Under his post I read two really interesting comments that I translate here too.

 

* I also had some doubts about these guys, but it was during a meeting for the presentation of his book, dear Marino Bartoletti, that I had the opportunity to know them better. Never seen the show characters so genuine and courteous, available to exchange a chat with those present. These days it is not a trivial matter. If then to the compassion add the skill, we should not marvel at their global success. Well done.

 

* Great guys in their simplicity! I had the pleasure of working with them, in their first Russian appearance in Moscow, they were special guests of a well-known artist in Russia!

Appreciated and applauded by all .. insiders and not ..

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Credit to all owners of photos.

~ A Flight To Sony and Then… ~ by Daniela

But what are Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca doing these spring days?

 

We follow their tracks and what do we discover?

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This photo was published in the newspaper “ALTARIMINI.IT“. Piero and Ignazio are located in Riccione, a beautiful and renowned town on the Adriatic Sea.

In the article it is said that the two members of the trio Il VOLO took a walk along the waterfront and did not avoid autographs and selfies.

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After spending a nice weekend at the beach, a day in Milan, destination Sony.

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Surely there will be agreements for the release of the new album.

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They are all here, no, Gianluca is missing.  Certainly he will have had a setback and he will not be able to come.

In this video Piero says:

P = What changes the story?

DQ (Diego Quaglia,  A&R DIRECTOR SONY MUSIC  ) = Are the songs that change the story.

P = And we commit ourselves.

(turned to Ignatius) Igna what changes the story?

I = BHO (“but me, what do I know?”  Said when you don’t know what to answer.)

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Gianluca the same day sends us a photo ready for a trip by car, maybe he wants to reach his friends in Milan.

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In the end Gianluca did not arrive, problems with the car?

 

Easter holidays are approaching. What better chance to return to the family?

Piero is back in Sicily.

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But do not forget his workouts.

Ignazio is back in Sicily too.  Here he is in a loving video with his sister.

I = Finally after a long time, with Ninuzza (loving diminutive of Nina).

Nina = hello.

I = Greetings, today from Trapani, then later from Marsala.

I+N= Ciao, Ciao

……..what sweets these two siblings !!!!

 

But where is Gianluca?

He sends us this beautiful picture.

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And engages in these beautiful thoughts.

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In the meantime Ignazio went to visit RADIO 102, a radio station in the province of Trapani.

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It is a pleasure to know that the boys will be at home with their families for these festive days.

But the new album? The release of the new single should be imminent, we hope, we can not wait.

 

 

Credit to all owners of videos and photos.

~ VIA CRUCIS ~ by Daniela

In these days of proximity to the Easter festivals, many celebrations are repeated in the various countries.

One of these was also made in Montepagano, the town of Gianluca.

 Who knows the country, knows that it is a small village of Abruzzo located on a hill, with a splendid view that sweeps over the adjacent hills to reach the Adriatic Sea.

In this small town the rites of our culture and religion are maintained, and in these days we have witnessed the re-enactment of the Via Crucis.

What a great amazement to see that the interpretation of Christ was carried out by Ernesto Ginoble.

It was really a welcome surprise.

We all know that boys and their families have strong roots in our Christian faith.

The boys, as children, sang in the choirs of their churches, you also remember the emotion of Gianluca at the death of his parish priest, very sweet.

 

Ernesto was really very emotional about having to face such an important part.

Now we understand why lately he has let his beard grow, to better interpret the icon of Christ.

Congratulations Ernesto, this thing makes you honor, the whole family will have been proud of it.

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We wanted to add for everyone our best wishes for a happy and serene Easter, that is a joyful fusion of cultures, religions and races.  We hold you all in an ideal hug.

Happy Easter from the Flight Crew writers to ALL our devoted Flight Crew!!

Credit to owner of videos and photo.