Warmest Happy Birthday greetings to you, dear Piero. I am one of your Nonna fans from the beginning, ever since I saw you, Ignazio and Gianluca on the Detroit PBS Special years ago. ☺ You’ve been a source of happiness in my life. I send my heartfelt, sincere thanks to you for sharing so generously your music with us during months of sheltering in. It’s been a privilege to watch you grow up fulfilling your dreams, and for me to be able to attend your concerts in Chicago and Meet you. Your Ten Year Anniversary Concert was absolutely stupendous and thrilling. May you go forward with your aspirations for the future and be happy, Piero!!! Te amo….Nonna Harriett
Well, Flight Crew Fans – you outdid yourselves with wishes for Piero!!
Our Piero, a few days ago, woke up with the desire to make a joke on someone.
And who could it be, if not poor Ignazio ???
P= Igna, do me a courtesy ….. since Marta from the Press Office called me, and I had to do a video interview, you can do it, which I took this morning ….. I fell asleep …..
I= (Ignazio is very amazed, but he still hasn’t realized what happens, he doesn’t see Piero entirely).
Can you ask Gianluca to do it? Today I have to finish one thing.
P= No, Ignazio, Gianluca cannot. I fell asleep in the sun this morning.
(At this point Piero shows his face, greets Igna with his hand. Ignazio says an exclamation, then and Ignazio’s face is a mixture of amazement and concern 😁)
I put aloe vera ….. (Ignazio doesn’t know what to say, he’s open-mouthed) …. and now my skin is burning, it’s burning me.
I= But why can’t Gianluca?
P= I don’t know, Igna, in your opinion, with aloe vera, it passes.
I= Yes, yes, it must pass. Damn I had to finish one thing.
P= It is important.
I= Who is it with? (the interview)
P= Bho, I don’t know what to do. (Piero laughs, and bring his face closer)
I= Why are you laughing? (observes Piero’s face) But you are crazy.
P= I don’t know what to do “cumpa” (word in Sicilian dialect that is addressed to a friend). I have all scrapes.
I= Of course. But did you wear sunscreen?
P= The oil.
I= Then the oil reacted to you.
P= Sure !!! Good this face mask that I put, I recommend it.
(Piero laughs but Ignazio has not yet understood but begins to suspect).
I= But are you taking me for the bottoms ??? (big laugh by Piero) “Che facisti”. (Sicilian dialect to say “what have you done?”)
P= It’s the face mask. (keep laughing)
I= Bip Bip Bip (series of censored words) But is it a face mask?
I = You made me “scantare” (Sicilian word to say frighten). Cretin
P= Bye, bye, I love you!!
On Sunday there was a call betweenPiero andAnastacia. I think you all know the good singer Anastacia.
Their dialogue is very beautiful, and this time no translation is needed, but for those who haven’t seen it, here is the video.
At the beginning Piero says: “Hi everyone, how are you and happy Sunday. Today is a beautiful sunny day. Today I will do a live with a special friend that you all know, but many do not know the human side of this fantastic woman, we have been friends for a long time and I wanted to share a Sunday chat with you. Many know who I’m talking about, here she is” :
Really interesting what was said by Piero and Anastacia, and as I’m curious, I went to look for the video of Budapest where Piero said he lost his voice.
Poor Piero, in the first verse, Ignazio came to his aid, and more ahead, played only the orchestra. Who knows what fear Piero had, and here it is the video:
And here is a video of a performance at the Arena di Verona,by IL VOLO and ANASTACIA.
Ignazio’s face was an open book, with his faces.
But be careful Piero, Ignazio will surely devise a way to return the joke to you.
Very nice live between Anastacia and Piero, two good artists.
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