Italian Wine Seminar, Frick Gallery and Lorenzo in New York

Yesterday was one of those magical days when the stars are aligned and everything seems just right in the world. The morning was taken up with the very lovely tasting seminar run by Lucio Caputo of the Italian Institute of Food and Wine which was focused on Sicilian and Tuscan Wines with a delicious Amarone to finish. I will write about the tasting and my talk with Franco Giacosa, head enologist at Zonin on Sunday. I moved on to see a show at my favorite museum, the Frick of paintings on loan from the Norton Simon Museum which included beautiful paintings by Murillo and Zurbaran. I love Spanish still life paintings. The crowning joy of my day though was a concert by Jovanotti. Lorenzo as he is now known, was a hero of mine all the years I lived in Italy. His music is very upbeat and reminds me of many lovely moments. Last night he played to a packed house in the Village. He treated the audience to a fabulous show, singing many of his older songs although his lastest album, Fango, is also great.

lorenzo

After a rousing concert with Lorenzo sporting a variety of outfits including a Knicks jersey from Danilo Gallinari, the evening ended with a blessing by the father of a Bronx born member of the band. A truly memorable event.

This song always was a favorite.

Mi Fido di Te

Case di pane, riunioni di rane
vecchie che ballano nelle cadillac
muscoli d’oro, corone d’alloro
canzoni d’amore per bimbi col frack
musica seria, luce che varia
pioggia che cade, vita che scorre
cani randagi, cammelli e re magi

RIT:
forse fa male eppure mi va
di stare collegato
di vivere di un fiato
di stendermi sopra al burrone
di guardare giu
la vertigine non e
paura di cadere
ma voglia di volare

mi fido di te {x4}
io mi fido di te
ehi mi fido di te
cosa sei disposto a perdere

Lampi di luce, al collo una croce
la dea dell’amore si muove nei jeans
culi e catene, assassini per bene
la radio si accende su un pezzo funky
teste fasciate, ferite curate
l’affitto del sole si paga in anticipo prego
arcobaleno, piu per meno meno

RIT

mi fido di te {x3}
cosa sei disposto a perdere
mi fido di te {x2}
io mi fido di te
cosa sei disposto a perdere

rabbia stupore la parte l’attore
dottore che sintomi ha la felicita
evoluzione il cielo in prigione
questa non e un’esercitazione
forza e coraggio
la sete il miraggio
la luna nell’altra meta
lupi in agguato il peggio e passato

RIT

mi fido di te {x3}
cosa sei disposto a perdere
eh mi fido di te
mi fido di te {x3}
cosa sei disposto a perdere

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  1. Thanks Dobi. If I could take home one painting I think it would be Piero della Francesca’s St. John the Evangelist from the Frick. Not surprised that you share my thoughts on the Frick…

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