Category Archives: sanremo

Arseholes (kangaroo) and princes (not)

Disaster was narrowly averted yesterday evening when Pupo, Pickles and the unknown tenor (see two posts down) came second in the Sanremo song festival. How they did this is anybody’s guess, but foul play certainly shouldn’t be ruled out and … Continue reading

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Pickles returns!

The Sanremo Song Festival started its annual five-day occupation of RAI Uno last night, with the usual mix of old lags and young hopefuls, people with talent and people with friends, songs we’ll be hearing on the radio all summer … Continue reading

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When reporters asked Berlusconi yesterday whether he’d seen Roberto Benigni rip him to shreds at the Sanremo Song Festival last Tuesday, before an audience of 15 million, our Leader Minimus said, with his habitual smugness, that he was one of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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Anna Oxa: E’ tutto un attimo

I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist this. It’s from 1986.

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Lisa: Sempre

This song came second in the Festival of the Italian Popular Song (i.e. Sanremo) in 1999. I have a weakness for Sanremo, a weakness that started out as sociological (or was justified as such). Now, it’s simply unashamed. We used … Continue reading

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