Tanti Auguri, Lucio Dalla!
March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
Ack! I had a whole post planned out for this Italian maestro, but was called back into work today… and now I am left with nine minutes to scribble this up. Lucio Dalla deserves more, but I have to at least throw out a salute to this figure.
I suppose that this is a bittersweet day- this man would have been 70 years old today, and it is the 362-day anniversary of his death.
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
Thank you for sharing your gift with the world, Mr. Dalla. If I had been in Italy today, I would have attended this. Instead, I will roll up the windows, pour a glass of wine, dim the lights, and play my favorite tracks on repeat until dawn.
Or, rather, just watch this over and over again. Caruso, perfection.