DiLello, longest cocktail party feat. Pretty Green

Pretty Green crowned Drapers Brand of the year!

Pretty Green store opening in London, Carnaby Street

Pretty Green beginning

Pretty Green beginning

Pretty Green in Denmark, gondoliere t-shirt and Venice Carnival

Sunday, January 29, 2012

VENEZIA - Pretty Green will open a store on 2nd February in Copenhagen, Denmark. Liam Gallagher will be making an appearance at the opening.
As I was posting on Oasisblues about the Carnevale (11-21 February) in Venice, ideal romantic travel for Valentine's day :), here's the Pretty Green t-shirt inspired by the gondoliers. 
This is the film "Venezia, la luna e tu" (Venice, the moon and you), featuring the legendary Alberto Sordi.

bigger stripes to make it a bit different, click here      

Cincinnati ostrega! ahahaha (ostrega = sort of swearing in some Northern Italy zones) 

Mission (Gabriel's oboe) ...magic. featuring English Saint Marco lion :) 

Noel Gallagher's biggest inspiration, the Italian maestro Ennio Morricone, for the melodies, orchestra strings and choirs (clearly in "Everybody's on the run" too, as Noel said). Since Oasis' first album Definitely Maybe, with on the cover the '60s spaghetti western film (by Sergio Leone) "The Good The Bad and the The Ugly", featuring Morricone music.
For example, if you whistle "Part of the queue", it's a spaghetti western melody.
Beady Eye 2nd album: featuring strings.
Author of more than 200 famous films soundtracks, Academy Award for his career. Of course Noel "God" Gallagher will never reach Morricone's height. We met him, he's 83 years old now, but don't tell him he's 84, or he'll make a funny face :)

Nuovo cinema Paradiso ...masks. Beady Eyes wide shut :). as Liam, also Morricone was @ our Football English Pub in Milan

Once upon a time in the West... shivers. Go to a Morricone concert, before it's too late (you know, he's 84...whoops 83 :)

more masks, Deborah's Theme (from Once upon a time in America)

poem about Venice from our literature prizes, when we invited and met Paul McCartney


Oglądam film o karnawale weneckim...

...dziewczyna w czarnych pończochach wabi
słonia dwa lwy niebieskie z malinowym jęzorem
i łapie w locie obrączkę ślubną.
Ciała nasze krnąbrne i nieskore do żałoby
nasze podniebienia smakują leguminę
popraw papierowe wstęgi i wieńce
pochyl się tak: biodro niech dotyka biodra
twoje uda są żywe
uciekajmy uciekajmy.


Assisto a un film sul carnevale veneziano...

...la ragazza dalle calze nere alletta l'elefante
i due leoni azzurri dalla lingua color lampone
e afferra al volo la fede nuziale.
I nostri corpi sono indocili e restii al lutto,
ghiotti sono i nostri palati di leccornie,
aggiùstati i nastri e le ghirlande di cartavelina,
chìnati così che l’anca sfiori l’anca,
le tue cosce sono vive,
fuggiamo, fuggiamo via.

wish list - I sell myself :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

MILAN - You know I "talk straight" :) and I say everything.
I've seen there are some bitches (lol), also famous bitches, who put their "wish list" of gifts they would like to receive (also on websites as Amazon, etc.). Thinking bad of people is a sin, but most of the times you're right... so I can imagine that "in exchange" of those gifts, they give themselves...
I absolutely must create my wish list.
Life is one, and everything and everybody has a price. 
Well, women always want to be "the same" as men, the "gender equality", so here I want to be the same as them :) 
I blame it on (not the changing of the seasons, as Roll It Over :), on the financial crisis.
With this post I don't mean Beady Eye fans are gay, lol. But there must be some rich women who would buy me :D ...I can be their Italian gigolo ahaha.
Or maybe some Manchester City's sheikhs, I can work in their garden :)
As I was posting about old Italian songs, this is not gay Renato Zero song "Mi vendo" (I sell myself) ahaha.
According to some high-flying brains people, Beady Eye are gay. It's not clear why (you know, big brains are cryptic), it seems because they're linked to fashion (Pretty Green... probably they say so because Noel Gallagher blamed everybody and also Pretty Green for the Oasis split).
Hmmm... but so why their idol Noel always said he likes Beady Eye?
The cases can only be 3:
1) Noel is a liar (how rare eh) 2) Noel is a gay (also for singing in falsetto as Farinelli the Castrated and always being on Grazia magazine) 3) they're a bunch of jealous faggots.
These high flying birds have no feet on the ground...
So today let's do the same: usually "the little things they make me so happy (all I wanna do is live by the sea)" (Oasis' It's good to be free), but now here "am I happy with that? no I'm not! I want more!"
(mocking Noel).
The other day the legend Tony McCarrol said: "I've never taken advantage of the Oasis connections over the years. There have been a lot of offers and opportunities but I just never felt the need to. I've been living a really normal life, nothing much has been going on."
Let's take advantage :), life can't be normal.
Now, seriously, this is my wish list for you to remember for my birthday :), 9 June, that is also Pretty Green birthday.
Sometimes there are people who offer me money for advertisements (you know, banners, those things) on some of my websites. That's also why I'm posting this.

this is for you Liam... the Pretty Green blue cashmere pullover is beautiful, thanks. Stop trying to delete Noel's final statement on the official site, leave him alone. Keep on visiting Oasisblues.

Liam Gallagher driving. God Noel has no driving license, guess God thinks he's not able

as car, I always liked the English Jaguar or the English Lotus, and of course the English McLaren.
Jaguar as my first girlfriend's car.
"She looked just like a star in a Jaguar, she needs to lighten her load" (Oasis, Step out)
"I'm gonna get me a motor car, maybe a Jaguar, maybe a plane or a day of fame" (Oasis, Going nowhere)

it's sad to say but often when you're rich or have a great car, you "automatically" have a beautiful woman.
But if it's a woman buying me (lol), she would be probably older. I always say "love has no age" and it's true.
Since I was a kid I always liked that girl who would have become Liam's wife for some time (Patsy Kensit), this is the Dutch model Karen Mulder, I always liked her elegant beauty (both of them were born in 1968, so yes, they're really older)

Liam on his Milano mod Lambretta. Italian scooter also in Pretty Green stores and @ nights

McLaren MP4-12C, better silver colour

a red, acoustic guitar (this is a Gibson Hummingbird)

what else? ...hmm I could have some of these and other things, not all of them are impossible. Anyway, the "all I wanna do is live by the sea" could still be nice, but I should sell one of our houses. Someday. Photo: (and you're singing) Shangri-La, in my Brit island Minorca.

Italian songs in the '60s, influenced by the Beatles (and Pretty Green)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MILAN - Photo: Fausto Papetti records (he played saxophone), always with nude girls ^_^.
Remember the Beady Eye-Pretty Green mod style rules: sunglasses need to be large, round and plastic.
There is no Pretty Green womenswear yet, so the Pretty Green girl is still naked.
Meanwhile, it's official: Manchester City sponsor Heineken Jammin Festival this summer is in Milano, not Venice. There could be Noel Gallagher during his summer tour. He always copies Liam. Prepare the plums. Do you remember my post about our songs influenced by the Beatles (old post, click here), I wrote some other things. I wasn't even born, but we were influenced by our parents.
I still have to post about the '70s, soon.
Let's repeat some of those '60s videos here (if you use Explorer you can see some on YouTube only), also for the new readers.

i Pooh (one of the most famous historic bands), "In silenzio" + "Piccola Katy"
Pretty Green graphics and clothes, lol
"...and in a morning of grey fog, suddenly you decided to go away...go go, little Katy"
Another famous song by them: "Tanta voglia di lei", etc. in the 70s

Bobby Solo (he was very influenced by Elvis Presley, Liam's idol),
"Una lacrima sul viso" (=a tear on your face) + "Non c'è più niente da fare" (=there's nothing left to do)
Another song: "Domenica d'agosto"

Gianni Morandi (very famous not only in Italy), "C'era un ragazzo che come me amava i Beatles e i Rolling Stones" (=there was a boy who as me loved the Beatles and the Rolling Stones)
It says, he was from the United States of America, he was not handsome but he had a thousand girls by his side... He was singing "Help!" and "Ticket to ride" or "Lady Jane" or "Yesterday"... but then he received a letter, gave me his guitar and went to fight in Vietnam (and then died there)
Other hits: "Fatti mandare dalla mamma a prendere il latte", "Scende la pioggia", "In ginocchio da te", "Non son degno di te", etc.
For a certain period he was dressed as soldier (as Liam :), 'cause it was compulsory.

Noel Gallagher's biggest inspiration, Ennio Morricone, for the melodies, strings and choirs. For example, if you whistle "Part of the queue", it's a spaghetti western melody. Since Oasis' first album Definitely Maybe, with on the cover this '60s film featuring Morricone music. Of course Noel will never reach his height, dream on. We've seen him live some times and also met (he has a "bad", strong character :), @ Milan Duomo cathedral and on the front row :).
Soon another post about him.
By the way, Saint Marco square: Venice Carnival is from 11 to 21 February

The Rokes (by Shel Shapiro from London),
English band successful in Italy and singing in Italian with English accent :)
they were the "Italian Beatles".
When they're close look at the hairstyles, lol
"C'è una strana espressione nei tuoi occhi" (=there's a strange expression in your beady eyes... they mean that you don't love me anymore")
Other famous songs by them: "Bisogna saper perdere" (with Lucio Dalla), "Che colpa abbiamo noi", "E' la pioggia che va", etc.
(there was another singer from UK, Mal, singing in Italian, and one from USA, Rocky Roberts)

Maurizio (from Milan), "Cinque minuti e poi" (=five minutes and then), about airports :)
this one's dedicated to Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds (do you think I'm kind with him now...wait :). ... the final part is very Noel The Liar about the Oasis reunion: "...lies! lies! you won't come back!" LOL

Nico Fidenco, "Con te sulla spiaggia" (=with you on the beach)
my favourite video, lol...for the faces. Featuring brunette Victoria Beckham at 0:10 and at 0:52 with the ball the double of an English girl I know, we laughed for one week, lol
Other song: "Legata a un granello di sabbia" (with those strings and choir Noel likes and took from Ennio Morricone). Noel says looters are "fucking idiots" and he's the biggest looter of music...

i Giganti (the Giants, from Milan), "Una ragazza in due (mai le dirò)" (=A girl in two - I'll never tell her)
Marco summer version: a boy in 2, lol (threesome ^_^)
Another song: "Tema"

Dik Dik, "L'isola di Wight" (they have a restaurant-club near Milan, with the same name).
Noel Gallagher would sing: hippy fucking hippiesssss  fucking hippyyyyyyyy lol
featuring Beady Eye @ Isle of Wight, Liam @ 0:52 wearing his cowboy hat :).
Other ones: "Il primo giorno di primavera" (the first day of spring),
"Sognando California" (cover of California dreamin')

Mina (very popular, a sort of holy figure, as Noel "God" Gallagher lol, also because she doesn't appear in public anymore now, some say because she's fat, but she's still one of the greatest artists, born near Milan),
"Grande grande grande" (= [you're] great great great)
about someone with a bad character as Liam Gallagher ahaha (he hasn't) but she still loves him :) - she says: I love you then I hate you then I love you... it's great only you.
Also featuring some words said by Noel about Liam, more or less: you're the worst man one could ever meet, lol. All the times I met Liam he was the sweetest man :)
The singer is more Liam 'cause she says: don't leave me anymore! ahahaha
Other songs: "Se telefonando" (if calling by phone), "E' l'uomo per me" (he's the man for me), "Stessa spiaggia stesso mare" (same beach same sea), etc.

Little Tony, "Cuore matto" (=mad heart)
It's another one dedicated to Noel Gallagher: "...'cause the truth, you never told the truth!"
Also featuring some piano a bit similar to Beady Eye's Beatles and Stones.
The man speaking @ 0:15 was Ferruccio Amendola, the most famous Italian film dubber, gave his voice to Dustin Hoffman, Sylvester Stallone, etc. They say Italians have the best dubbers while in other countries they're shite.
Another song: "Riderà" (she'll laugh)

Rita Pavone, "La partita di pallone" (=old way to say: the football match), also featuring AC Milan champions in the '60s, Gianni Rivera.
It's about a jealous girl doubting her boyfriend was really going to the stadium :), so she wants to go there.
Then it can't be Noel... as Liam says: he's a poor City fan, lol. He even missed the FA Cup final.
Other famous ones: "Il ballo del mattone", "Datemi un martello", "Viva la pappa col pomodoro", "Che m'importa del mondo", "Come te non c'è nessuno", etc.

Franco IV e Franco I, "Ho scritto t'amo sulla sabbia" (=I wrote I love you on the sand)
this is a fucking great song (not the video :), could influence songs even today

Don Backy, "L'immensità" (with Johnny Dorelli, from near Milan, whose wife is the sexy Gloria Guida).
When I was a child in the '80s I liked Don Backy very much, I think he was cool :)
I think there's some Pretty Green jacket like this one :)

Pretty Green super compilation

Thursday, January 12, 2012

MILAN - This is on Mixcloud used by Andy, as Soundcloud, audio only. 
email me to download it, to listen on the iPod while travelling ;) 

songs picked by Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, Paul Weller and me, and from Pretty Green videos.
also added: the places reminding us the songs... well, usually it's the song reminding a place :)

1. Donovan, Goo Goo Barabajagal, Love is hot (Milan)

2. Teenage Fanclub, Going places (Monza)
Liam's favourite band, song picked by me (from "Grand Prix")

3. George Harrison, Wah wah (New York City)
Liam's favourite Beatle & album

4. Five Stairsteps, We must be in love (Milan)
song and artist (Curtis Mayfield) chosen by Paul and Andy

5. Matt Monro, On days like these (Italian Alps mountains)
Love songs, the Italian Job

6. The Who, Baba O'Riley (Beachy Head, Eastbourne)

7. Paul Weller, All I wanna do is be with you (Venice, Italy)
album chosen by Andy & Liam, song picked by me

8. Beady Eye, In the bubble with a bullet (Italian countryside)

9. Oasis, Better man (early cool version, see from 35:05) (Tuscany, Italy, 2002)

10. Pop Levi, Blue honey (London)

11. The Who, The real me (Carnaby Street, London)

12. Randy California, Rain (Beatles cover) (Copenhagen, Denmark)
not the cover the Good Rebel by Noel Gallagher, lol

13. The Rolling Stones, Monkey Man (Newcastle and Reading)
model: Silvia.
"I'm a cold Italian pizza... ;) we love to play the blues!"

14. The Small Faces, Afterglow of your love (Covent Garden Piazza, London)

15. The Who, I can see for miles (Isle of Wight)

16. The Yellow Moon Band, Entangled (Manchester)

17. Henry Roland, After all (London)
Amorphous Androgynous, A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble

18. Paul Weller, In Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Holland)

19. Beady Eye, Man of Misery (Brighton)

20. The Jam, Pretty green (Woking, Paul & McLaren's city)

DiLello, longest cocktail party feat. Pretty Green

Saturday, January 07, 2012

MILAN - Only the most beautiful people have their birthday on 9 June: Johnny Depp, Pretty Green and me :) and my sister (almost forgot her :).
He played guitar with Oasis (Fade In-Out and Fade Away warchild version  - Kate Moss playing tambourine, Liam & Lisa backing vocals).

former Oasis-Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher said there won't be a tour this year for the new album, because he's busy producing a Beatles film.
- the script is already written 
- maybe starring Johnny Depp (if it's possible to afford him)
- the clothes used are by Pretty Green (fashion line started in Milan) and the PG staff is preparing them (almost finished)
- the music is by the Beatles (if it's possible to have some rights), above all, maybe also covered by Beady Eye.
Liam doesn't know when it's completed (first, make a party is faster :) but we'll post news.
Meanwhile, you can read the book..

LOL. After Noel Gallagher saying and repeating that he likes Beady Eye and the Roller, it seems he could like also Liam's film... now we just have to wait his "positive review'" about Pretty Green :) ...that would be something like admitting that Liam's got the best hair...
"The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary of the Beatles, Their Million-dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall" is a rock history book by Richard DiLello, published in 1973 by Playboy Press, and reprinted in 1981 and 2005. The Longest Cocktail Party is one man's account of the history of The Beatles company Apple Corps, the breakup of the Beatles, and the beginning of their solo careers. The title is a reference to the press office's habit of entertaining members of the media, and the company's potential business partners, with expensive drinks, luncheons and perks — which ultimately led to a financial and spiritual hangover, as did the unrealised potential of the company.
DiLello served as the "house hippie" (formally termed Client Liaison Officer; a sort of in-house youth consultant and gofer) at Apple's Savile Row headquarters, from 1968 until 1970, becoming one-on-one acquainted with each of the Beatles, many of their wives and girlfriends, and also the inner circle of agents, managers, and others who worked for and with Apple. These included business manager Allen Klein, attorneys Lee Eastman and John Eastman, road managers (and Apple directors) Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall, press agent and author Derek Taylor, members of Apple bands Badfinger and White Trash, the staff and the countless visitors to the office.
DiLello covers events including the launching parties for Apple Records and artists like White Trash and Mary Hopkin, the ill-fated Apple Christmas party in 1968 (with two Hells Angels as guests), George Harrison instructing Peter Asher in 1969 to look up the band Raven while in New York, the Beatles's rooftop concert appearing in Let It Be, the lawsuits that began as the Beatles grew apart, and finally the closing of the Apple press office. His reports are described firsthand, always with a sense of humour, and a sense of hope.
In addition to shooting the cover portrait of Badfinger for their "Straight Up" album, DiLello also went on to write the script for the 1983 Sean Penn film "Bad Boys". This seemed an obvious avenue for DiLello, as "The Longest Cocktail Party" nearly functions as a film script in itself.
The several appendices to the book include the full text of the self-penned 'interview' issued by Paul McCartney with the prerelease copies of his first solo album ("McCartney"), that effectively announced the band's breakup in April 1970; a discography of Apple Records releases; a list of the Beatles' achievements as recording artists; and text of several British news articles about Apple.
On Friday 7 May 2010, it was confirmed that the book is to be made into a feature film. It is currently in development by Liam Gallagher's In 1 Productions.

Johnny Depp playing slide guitar, rossoneri red&black Milano Lambretta on the cover. 
The UK head of Playboy clubs was also the owner of the villa on Oasis' Be here now
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