Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

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Real Da Vinci Code?

January 15, 2008

Musician discovers hymn hidden inside “The Last Supper”.

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No Fear

January 9, 2008

This song will forever remind me of decorating the Christmas tree, 2007. My favorite part from the song comes at the end:

A parte che i tempi stringono
e tu li vorresti allargaree
intanto si allarga la nebbia
e avresti potuto vivere al mare
ed anche le stelle cadono
alcune sia fuori che dentro
e un desiderio che esprimite
ne rimangono fuori altri cento..

I’m terrible at translating but it goes something like this:

Apart form the time that becomes less
while you would like to have more
meanwhile the fog grows
and you could have lived by the sea
and the stars fall
some of them outside
some of them within
for every desire you express
you have one hundred wishes left…

Click here to see the video Niente Paura by Ligabue on YouTube.

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I So Want a Cockatoo

October 28, 2007

The African Grey in the background is bobbing his head, too! (I have an African Grey, or “casco” as it’s known in Kuwait, and his cage is just like the white one on the right side of the video.)

The last few minutes of this video are priceless.

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Thanks to Kerrie for telling me about this video.

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In The Desert, The Mighty Desert

September 24, 2007

Whenever you ask a foreigner who has lived in Kuwait for a significant amount of time what they do for fun, the standard answer is: “You sort of have to make up your own fun.”

These guys are having fun.

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Hotbird FYI’s

September 24, 2007

Number One Channel (formerly known as Video Bergamo) shows videos from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Right now they’re showing some video by Simple Minds. [11013H, 27500, 3/4]

Carpe Diem also shows older videos but also a lot of infomercials. Videos are Italian and English (American/UK) [11604H, 27500, 5/6]

Cool TV shows Macabre Theatre around 10PM. [12558V, 27500, 3/4]

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Other People Make Fun Of Him Too!

September 23, 2007

So my cousin Kerrie and I AREN’T completely insane. (Operative word = completely.)

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In Memoriam

September 6, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007)

My all-time favorite song by Pavarotti is Caruso, live with Lucio Dalla.

So I give you the lyrics first in Italian and then in English, and finally the video.

Caruso (written by Lucio Dalla)

Qui dove il mare luccica
e tira forte il vento
su una vecchia terrazza davanti al golfo di Sorrento
un uomo abbraccia una ragazza
dopo che aveva pianto
poi si schiarisce la voce e ricomincia il canto:

Te voglio bene assai
ma tanto tanto bene sai
e’ una catena ormai
che scioglie il sangue dint’ e’ vene sai…

Vide le luci in mezzo al mare
pensò alle notti la in America
ma erano solo le lampare
e la bianca scia di un’elica
sentì il dolore nella musica
si alzò dal Pianoforte
ma quando vide la luna uscire da una nuvola
gli sembrò più dolce anche la morte
Guardò negli occhi la ragazza
quegli occhi verdi come il mare
poi all’improvviso uscì una lacrima
e lui credette di affogare.

Te voglio bene assai
ma tanto tanto bene sai
e’ una catena ormai
e scioglie il sangue dint’e vene sai…

Potenza della lirica
dove ogni dramma e’ un falso
che con un po’ di trucco e con la mimica
puoi diventare un altro
Ma due occhi che ti guardano
così vicini e veri
ti fanno scordare le parole
confondono i pensieri.

Così diventò tutto piccolo
anche le notti la in America
ti volti e vedi la tua vita
come la scia di un’elica.

Ah si, e’ la vita che finisce
ma lui non ci pensò poi tanto
anzi si sentiva felice
e ricominciò il suo canto:

Te voglio bene assai
ma tanto tanto bene sai
e’ una catena ormai
che scioglie il sangue dint’e vene sai…
Te voglio bene assai
ma tanto tanto bene sai
e’ una catena ormai
che scioglie il sangue dint’e vene sai…

Here, where the sea shines
and the wind howls,
on the old terrace beside the gulf of Sorrento,
a man embraces a girl
he wept after,
then clears his throat and continues the song:

I love you very much,
very, very much, you know;
it is a chain by now
that melts the blood inside the veins, you know…

He saw the lights out on the sea,
thought of the nights there in America,
but they were only the fishermen’s lamps
and the white wash astern.
He felt the pain in the music
and stood up from the piano,
but when he saw the moon emerging from a cloud
death also seemed sweeter to him.
He looked the girl in the eyes,
those eyes as green as the sea.
Then suddenly a tear fell
and he believed he was drowning.

I love you very much,
very, very much, you know,
it is a chain by now
that melts the blood inside the vein you know…

The power of opera,
where every drama is a hoax;
with a little make-up and with mime
you can become someone else.
But two eyes that look at you,
so close and real,
make you forget the words,
confuse your thoughts,
So everything became small,
also the nights there in America.
You turn and see your life
through the white wash astern.

But, yes, it is life that ends
and he did not think so much about it
on the contrary, he already felt happy
and continued his song:

I love you very much,
very, very much, you know,
it is a chain by now
that melts the blood inside the veins, you know…

I love you very much,
very, very much, you know,
it is a chain by now
that melts the blood inside the veins, you know…

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