~~ Piero ~~ by Luce Blu

The day of the last Magic Night concert, my friend published this letter addressed to Piero.

She used words loving and very delicate and I really hope that Piero has read it.

I also thought about translating it for all  the Crew.

(Daniela)

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Good morning Piero … and finally the last “Magic Night” has arrived.  I dare not imagine how you can feel, especially you.  Writing the fine word on this extraordinary project will not be easy for many reasons lived, expressed and felt .

“Magic Night” was difficulty, sacrifice, obstacles but also passion, love and countless, satisfaction and recognition …!

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You have grown both as artists and as people.   Every experience can bring as much or as little.   It can be beautiful or ugly, but something will always remain … and this something in any case is important and indelible.

You’ll see all is well … The wonderful journey you have undertaken with this project will not be the only one and will be remembered along with many others just as extraordinary, indeed certainly more, considering your young age!

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It will be foolish of me, and maybe you will find it exaggerated, but this does not change the fact that for me it is so .  My throat knot is for tonight, thinking of “Magic Night” that has combined everything I love most of music: the bel canto, the lyric and voices (especially yours), but also for the indelible memory of that particular magical night in the enchanting scenery of the Ancient Theater of Taormina, where I managed to meet you and embrace you … without words!

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For me, as for many other fans who follow you affectionately, it was an endless emotion.

A sweet caress for the soul and so will always be.  Waiting for your next adventure with the new masterpiece, I just have to hold you in a last and more than warm embrace.  From the first to the last note you will give joy to all!!!

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Ps:  if anything you have read up to here, I hope I did not  bore  you with my thoughts poorly expressed and outlandish to the end … thanks for everything. 

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Written by Luce Blu with translation by Daniela.

 

Credit to all owners of photos.

Il Volo – Groundhog’s Day??

Hello folks, i just thought I’d share my evening with you tonight….

Chris and I dutifully volunteered tonight for Il Volo night at PBS.

Nine-thirty came and we anxiously awaited the start of our guys.  I was finishing up a pledge, so did not realize the Nessun Dorma they were playing was at the END of the concert, until the credits started to roll!

What was happening??  We did not have a clue!

So, they tried to fix it, but it was like on continuous repeat of the last few songs.

I clapped briefly to libiamo and enjoyed it again, and again,  and again… I think like 6 times, at least?

We eventually went just totally live, and they were just talking.  They must have been doing something right, people were still calling and ordering our guys!

It was also freezing cold in here tonight!

I even told the one person how to say Ignazio’s name and she repeated it well, however, she was a smart girl and said she would not attempt it on air.  Unfortunately,  not so for the other speaker, Fred.  😦

Anyhow,  an interesting night it is.

Writing to you, LIVE, from Wixom, Michigan, Detroit PBS!

 

Jana

Il Volo & Energetix – New Catalog! December 1, 2017

This is what we have been waiting for, for the last several months!  We are actually very lucky, as their new catalog does not come out usually until January sometime, but it is now out just in time for Christmas!!

I told the Energetix folks they need to contact Il Volo so they can do a promo for the catalog release in the United States – you never know…. 🙂

Also, Loretta and other Canadian fans, I checked my site and you can order from my site if you live in Canada.   Oddly, for some reason, if you live in Italy, it’s not a country they can ship to, which is odd, since Germany is right next to Italy?  I have asked the management what they suggest.  I did also hear that I may have to order what you want and ship it to you.  Which, if you really want something, I would be happy to do it.  🙂 

So, here it is!  (They said the catalog and merchandise should be loaded on December 1.  Just in case it isn’t, check back every so often.  Since I am writing this the night before, but the link should be updated with the new catalog, etc.)

I promise not to bombard you anymore with Energetix after this.  But it is our guys and it’s all because of them, I started selling this jewelry.  It really is a win-win situation.  They will gain new fans from Energetix customers and distributors, and we gain the health and wellness and beauty, of wearing or using this magnetic jewelry and other products.  It really does work for most persons!

 

  With each order guys catalogfrom the website, you will get a catalog!  There are several pieces on the site that are less than $50.  So, order early to get in time for Christmas.  It will be a 2-in-1 gift!  You can keep the catalog and give away the jewelry, or keep the jewelry and give away the catalog!   Either way, it’s a win-win situation!!   https://janamarie.energetix.tv/?loc=en      It will be a few weeks before your orders come in, but it will be worth the wait!

 

Grazie mille/Fiel danke!

Jana

Vote for the Guys!! Rockol.it Awards!

Ciao!  Remember the “old” days when we voted in a frenzy just so our guys would win??  I think you can only vote once on here and I think it is just through this Friday, if I read it correctly.  The site is mostly in Italian, but the headers are in English.  Il Volo is just in one category – Italia Live.  And you have to go ALL the way down, they were in the last row for me!  You’ll get a chuckle out of some of the “oldies but goodies” in some of the other categories of “international!”  🙂

Below is the link.  Good luck guys!

https://www.rockol.it/awards2017/miglior-artista-live-italiano

 

As we know, our guys have been in Japan like for a week almost already and they are having a blast doing promos and being on various TV shows, etc.  Looks like Max joined them the other day.

Tonight is their first concert in Japonne!  I’m sure it will be amazing.  As with the other concerts when they had 2 in the same country, we will be doing just one post on it.  There is likely to be tons of material, so please bear with me if I only select a few things.  The good thing is that it’s likely to be in English because I don’t think they know much Japanese.  I did see a short interview somewhere and they were speaking English!  The last concert is on Dec 1, so look for a post maybe on Monday or Tuesday for the Japan concerts.

A few days ago, I also got an email from the Il Volo Fan Club, as many of you may have, with the link to the Japan interview TV show Asaichi?  Unfortunately, for one, it was all in Japanese and Italian. Only the songs they sang were subtitled, although in Italian!  You also couldn’t download it and they were pretty specific about that.  I tried several times, before I read where it said for FAN CLUB MEMBERS ONLY!  Do not share, copy, download, etc.!  You didn’t miss too much, I think they sang 3 songs.   Although it is still cute to watch their expressions, even if you can’t understand a word they say!  I think those 2 ladies there were the Jap-It interpreters…

I know many say, why join the fan club?  Well, you get little treats like this one!  Yes, it’s about $25 and you get this cute little card with their picture on it and their logo on the other side.  Do be careful when you order it, as your confirmation purchase email is your actual ID number.  You get your card about 6 weeks later, but there is no member number on it.  There is also a “private” fan only Facebook like social site, as well, on the website.  Here is the website if you want to order it and sign up: http://www.ilvolomusic.com/en/  This is their official website and at the top you will see “shop.”  You can click on there and sign up!  All that is being offered on there right now is the membership.  I’m not sure what they did with all of their merchandise they had.  Maybe they are coming out with a new line of things? 

Another tidbit… the new Energetix catalog with the guys on it is coming out on December 1.  We were just informed of this the day after Thanksgiving.  I will do a short post on this with the link to the new catalog on December 1.  With each order guys catalogfrom the website, you will get a catalog!  There are several pieces on the site that are less than $50.  So, order early to get in time for Christmas.  It will be a 2-in-1 gift!  You can keep the catalog and give away the jewelry, or keep the jewelry and give away the catalog!   Either way, it’s a win-win situation!!  🙂  https://janamarie.energetix.tv/?loc=en    A really big Grazie Mille to Susan T. and Anne Q. for being my 1st (2) orderers from this site!  🙂  It will be a few weeks before your orders come in, but it will be worth the wait!

Jana

 

 

~FOR THE NEWER CREW MEMBERS AND ALSO FOR THE NOT SO NEW CREW!~ by Penina

 

There seem to be a lot of newer crew members who have missed some great concerts and videos. The one, Amore e amare l’amore, with Toto Cutugno, is one of them.   They  also sang Il Mondo and O Sole Mio at that concert.  Whoever filmed the Il Mondo video was fixated on Ignazio, keeping the camera on him for the whole song.  It’s fun to watch as he sings along under his breath when the others are singing.  And they have some antics during O Sole Mio.  Piero is wearing his red glasses, Gian is elegant in a white jacket, and Ignazio is wearing the same suit he wore for the Disney outing.  The old faithful among us can tell what year it is by their outfits, hairstyles and the progression of Ignazio’s beard. 

Let us go back to 2014 in Moscow.

 

~~~ L’amore e’ amare l’amore ~~~

 

~~~ Il Mondo ~~~

 

~~~ O Sole Mio ~~~

 

 

Thank you, Penina, for taking us back in time to enjoy this performance again!

 

~~ Credit to all owners of videos. ~~

~ Personally Speaking ~ Notable Quotes

 

I  recently came across several quotes that jumped off the page at me, making me think of none other than our three guys and the charming, alluring country they come from.

See if you agree…

 

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” – Truman Capote, American writer.

 

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“My favorite thing about Milan is that you see these guys, and it’s as if a spaceship came out of the most attractive planet invented and just dropped them off all across the city.” – Brad Goreski, Canadian stylist.

 

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“Rome, the city of visible history.” – George Eliot, English writer.

 

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“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer.

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“In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.” – Robin Leach, English writer.

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“And that is … how they are. So terribly physically all over one another. They pour themselves one over the other like so much melted butter over parsnips. They catch each other under the chin, with a tender caress of the hand, and they smile with sunny melting tenderness into each other’s face.” – D.H. Lawrence, English novelist.

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The last one sums it up so perfectly.   The young men of Il Volo show their love and affection for each other and all those around them so easily.  They love having us complete strangers, give them hugs, kisses, and gifts!  We as fans love being close to them as much as they love being close to us!   Are we lucky or what?  

 

 

Credit to all owners of photos.

 

 

After Thanksgiving, Prayer of Thanksgiving!

We are now all stuffed and scared to get on the scales!  Just one more month of indulgence and we can get back to our diets…. 🙂

Here is a little poem I wrote….

We are truly thankful for our boys

For they give us countless joys

Some say they are angels from above

All we know is that they are love!

Sunrise to sunset, sun-up to sundown

We listen all day, all over town

To their voices that lift us to the skies

They keep us waiting for their next surprise!

Just hearing their names, we swell with pride

From town to town, we follow them world-wide.

To know their sweet tones, dimples, and smiles

Hoping they’ll fall for our womanly wiles.

Hope everyone had a grand turkey day

And all spent it, the Il Volo way!

Yes, Lord, we are truly thankful for our guys!

And know they’ll inspire us to lose a size!

 

Happy Black Friday/Weekend to all and be safe shopping!

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❤ ❤ Jana ❤ ❤