venerdì, novembre 25, 2005

Just in Time for Christmas

Christmas is coming! I can feel it in the air and the TV advertising jingles. But, Hark! What is that I hear now? Yes, that’s right. It’s the sound of the world famous “Singing Prime Minister”, trying to launch his Christmas CD of “Lurve” songs in good time the elections next year.

This is not Singing Silvio’s first foray into the world of record production though, he actually had another CD launch a couple of years ago which resulted in sales of just over 40,000 copies of his first masterwork, “Meglio una Canzone”, which contained mostly Neapolitan ballads about love, broken hearts, love, loneliness, love and jealousy - and love.

The music critics in Italy dismissed it as pretty poor at the time and, fortunately, it didn’t get much air time on the radio or TV stations – despite Berlusconi owning (or controlling) most of them.
This one will be better though. Hopefully. It has been made by Silvio and his musical collaborator, Mariano Apicella, with whom he made the first CD. Comprising of, once again, songs of “Lurve” it will give a better idea of the career direction that might well be in Silvio’s mind after next year’s election. He has apparently written 6 of the tracks himself, which will be interesting.

I hope that these songs give us a better idea of the love that “our” Silvio, crooner extraordinaire, has for his lovely young second wife, Veronica (who owns Italian national newspaper Il Foglio). It might go some way to patch up Silvio's fears that Veronica is a little too close with the ex-mayor of Venice, Massimo Cacciari. Maybe it's a case for another bunch of red roses now Silvio? As well as the love songs. For Veronica that is.

giovedì, novembre 24, 2005

A Quick Snip...

Seeing a report published this week about the increasing numbers of people resorting to plastic surgery, I noticed that men are now a growing user of the services of the plastic surgeon. The Prime Minister himself, Silvio Berlusconi, happily admitted to having undergone the surgeons knife to try and roll back the years (or at least, the baggy skin around his ageing eyes) a couple of years ago. He even eventually admitted to having a second hair transplant to cover his tanned scalp with not-so-greying hair again. Still, I suppose if it was good enough for Elton John or even (heaven forbid!) Jeremy Clarkson, it is certainly good enough for Silvio Berlusconi to look good in his dotage.

I noticed also that the report mentioned a growing number of men having penis implants and penile girth enhancing fat injections. I wonder if Silvio had that particular bit of his body enhanced as well – or is he a big enough pr*@k already?

Joke, Silvio! A Joke! Remember what we said about satire recently?