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Spoiled their party ? ! ? !

You may have noticed that there was a football match yesterday – but being neither a football fan nor English – it doesn’t affect me much, though after ten years living in Italy I was happy with the result. However what I did find irritating was the way in which the media handled the event as ‘something of importance to ALL of us’ which was ’uniting us in this difficult time’ Really ?! Leaving aside that grossly inaccurate assumption, to read on the BBC site an article by Phil McNulty Chief Football Writer with the headline ‘as Italy spoil ‘coming home’ party’ was spectacularly wrong. A party is normally held to celebrate something that has been achieved, NOT something that is simply ‘a hope’. ‘Spoiled our party’ sounded like a small child, with a pouty lip, whingeing ‘It’s not fair…..’

Italy won. England did not.

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Italy-Italia Life Music

Festa dell’Uva @ Chiusi

So suddenly out of the blue, Valerio calls me about doing a gig for this festa.  He used to run a bar in the village when I lived here first time around.

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It was a great night  and we launched a newly arranged/written tune ‘Two steps back’

Very pleased with it.

Ironically a few days after speaking to Valerio, this poster fell out of a book… one of the first gigs I did in Italy when Valerio had the bar in the village!!!

I think it would have been 9th April 1999 . . .  I reckon

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Italy-Italia Life Music

Genus – Catfish; Variety – Welsh

Three months prior to this  series of gigs, we’d been in Avigliano for the South Italy Blues Connection. We met and I played with the Blind Catfish Blues Band- greta guys

and it was a lot of fun! We kept in touch and this mini-tour came about. It was a great weekend. Thanks, Guys. welshcatfish012 tamburi015

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Humour Humor Italy-Italia Journal Life

Is that you, Archie?

 

 

 

Yup..time’s is getting tough in Italy. So even the cat has to pull his weight, now employing his celebrity status to promote his favourite food: neat, huh?fufi026

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il scribacchino- the scribbler

Talking to a friend about roof terraces this was a pleasing scribble on a serviette!scribbles