Category Archives: Randomness

MUSIC AND ITS SUPERPOWERS by Daniela

I saw this article, and the title immediately attracted me and I read it.

I found it very interesting, and in some respects, this article confirms what we knew.

I will summarize the content because the article is very long and I will post photos of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca to make it less boring. 🙂

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Music is always with us. Since mum hummed the lullaby, there is no sad or happy moment of life that passes in silence.

There is music for every moment of life, a party is not a party without background music and adolescence would not be the same without an accompanying soundtrack, to the point that just hearing a song of that time causes us to relive the emotions.

Two neuroscientists have discovered that for our brains MUSIC IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN LANGUAGE: words came later.

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Listening to a melody is not just pleasant. According to science, the notes enhance memory and make us more creative, but also healthier. It can lower blood pressure and heart rate, and reduce the rate of cholesterol in the blood.

Music is a kind of brain restorative.

Even in the office we collaborate more if there is music in the background.

A live concert could solve even the problems of social integration in complicated contexts, given that Arabs and Americans after listening to music together show greater understanding of each other.

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Sharing music improves relationships. If you strive to find hits that appeals to the whole family communication will improve.

And it can become a therapy: the notes enhance the effects of medicines to lower the pressure with a reduction in heart rate and cholesterol in the blood also adds to the benefits.

Listening to music before, during and after an operation removes the anxiety that precedes surgery and reduces postoperative pain.

Analgesic and anti-anxiety effects have also been observed in cancer patients, who are less tired thanks to music during chemo and radiotherapy; while in those who have suffered a stroke, music accelerates recovery and improves mood and quality of life.

It could even be used as an anti-rejection drug.

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Every musical genre has a different effect on the brain.

HEAVY METAL, this music is good for the angry, because it is a way to channel negative emotions.

JAZZ, is perfect for synchronizing brain and heart and relaxation.

RAP and HIP-HOP, is useful for those who are depressed.

POP, ideal for improving physical performance and feeling less tired.

CLASSIC, is the most effective in giving positive effects to the whole organism.

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Here is the original article of which I made a summary.

Best5 Article – click here

What to say, I think we are more than happy to read that if we listen to the beautiful songs of our boys several times a day, they make a balsamic and also a healing effect on our body and mind.

Therefore we must not feel guilty if during our days we want to take a little of this sweet restorative medicine.

I would also say that the combination of POP-CLASSIC is perfect for us.

So, what are you waiting for ….. just put a CD of IL VOLO and enjoy your life, and if you want to sharpen your sight, a nice video of Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero is good for your eyes and is good for your heart !!

Daniela

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All photos are taken from Mollysianna. Thank you!

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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THE VOLOCOMIO by Daniela

Hello everyone, today I want to make you smile a little. 🙂

On Facebook, there is an Italian page dedicated to IL VOLO, and it’s called IL VOLOCOMIO, it’s a combination of IL VOLO and mental hospital (from us MANICOMIO), this already makes you understand that the things that are published on this page, they are “out of your mind” and sometimes really hilarious.

I asked them permission to publish some of their photos or post to you, because they often make you laugh!

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Here is their video that makes us smile !!

 

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In this photo, at the top there is written:

TODAY WE TALK ABOUT A VERY DIFFUSED DISEASE. (a “disease” that is widespread)

and below:

THAT WHICH MAKES US SAY, THAT NO ONE LIKES IL VOLO, AND THEN IN EVERY TRANSMISSION, THEY ARE THE MOST FOLLOWED.

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These are the photos of our heart.

WHEN THEY ANNOUNCE THE NEW ALBUM ☺️

WHEN WE SEE A VIDEO WITHOUT AUDIO ☹️

WHEN THEY COMMUNICATE TO US THAT THE ALBUM IS READY 😄

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In this photo, top …

I WILL NOT LISTEN TO IL VOLO FOR TODAY

CAN HIT ME AN ASTEROID

. . . the asteroid hit.

And now, IL VOLO in HOT version.

 

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Poor Piero with those two behind that continue to laugh during the concert.

But the girls of IL VOLOCOMIO, also know how to make beautiful videos like this.

What do you think?

The girls of IL VOLOCOMIO, did you have a little smile?

Daniela

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

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

 

~~ We Laugh A Little ~~ by Daniela

Time ago talking to the pirate of our crew, we both remembered having seen this montage of photos of our beloved Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero.

Connie, I finally found again. I dedicate it to you.

And all of you, what do you say about these combinations of characters?

To me they seem very apt.

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But, since our boys make us dream, we remain in the world of fairy tales.

Which of you would not like to have a prince like these?

Really nice, are they not?

Which one do you prefer?

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And in a comic version? Also nice here, they could interpret a whole comic!

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What to say, these guys, we like in every way, but what I prefer, is this !

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IL VOLO ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS AND IN MY HEART.

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Credit to all owners of photos.

~ 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.

~Il Volo In Your Life~ by Daniela

A few days ago, Victoria Wilson in a comment to a post asked this question:

“What have the boys filled in your life?”

Then I read this comment by a friend that answered to a person who is not fans of IL VOLO.

In this commentary, perhaps we find the reason of so much affection towards Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

What is your thought?

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The musical tastes are the most disparate and often incompatible with each other. But fortunately in the music world, there is room for everyone. What I do not understand, however, is how they may not like it, as people. They are three good looking young men, without visible piercings and tattoos, always correctly dressed for their public and already this today is a rare commodity. Apart from the outward appearance, they are polite, helpful and friendly, not only with the fans, but with anyone, as if they were any kind of boys, and not world famous stars .. Last but not least, they are bearers of values super-positive, love for Italy and our language that, thanks to them, has awakened to the four corners of the world, and for their homeland, family affections, tenderness towards the little ones, the affectionate concern for the less fortunate. If you know them ….. you can not avoid them! Indeed, you endure their charm that has been called a soft drug … that is addictive. The young women would like them as boyfriends or husbands, the others as brothers, children grandchildren.I am a kind of …. animals in extinction, especially in the entertainment world, to be protected. And all this regardless of their undeniable talent. This is to understand why we, who know them, have a family relationship, visceral with them. It is not the hysteria of a group of untamed females, but it is a Big Love aware of balanced people, of good culture, that of singers have known many without having ever tried anything like that.

                                                                                             Maura Pucci

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Credit to owner of photos.