This section tells about
my story so far, from the days that I can't remember.
1974 - 1975 - 1976
- 1977 - 1978 - 1979
My Eighties 1980 -1981
- 1982 - 1983 - 1984
- 1985 - 1986 - 1987
- 1988 - 1989
My Ninenties 1990 - 1991
- 1992 - 1993 - 1994
- 1995 - 1996 - 1997
- 1998 - 1999
My Twothousands 2000 - 2001
(2002-2010) - latest
was born on the 15th of September 1974, in Naples (Italy), from Ugo
Lapelazzuli and Anna Langella.
I was given the name of Giovanni.
- I take part and I conquer the first
place at one sunday edition of the 'Il Canta Pinocchio',
a TV Talent contest show at Canale 21 (a Neapolitan TV broadcaster),
singing the song 'La Torre di Pisa'. I was sick on that day.
- Music & Television
wins the football World Cup, beating Germany 3 to
1 in the World Championship final in Madrid. This event, with
all the fantastic matches Italy played against Brazil and
Argentina too represented the beginning of my passion for
June/July I finish the secondary school, 'scoula media',
preparing the last exam so intensively that I get ill soon after
it. I can remember a part of it, related to the French Revolution.
September I move from the suburbian San Giorgio a Cremano to the
metropolitan Naples, to attend the High School. VII ITIS.
L., Salvio, a school mate,
becomes my best friend. He will remain my best friend and still
now he is.
I can still remenber
the first days at high school when I came back very late from the
city center, exausted and scared, with a lot of homeworks to do
while all my friends were already free to play in out the street.
love Lucio Dalla music very much
SSC Napoli wins
its first 'scudetto', with Maradona leading the
team. So far but i can remember the joy explosion in the city,
and all the parties my parents and friends organized in the street,
ith the fireman 'il pompiere' Mr E. organizing the huge fireworks
situation in the street down my neighborhood that had to be evaquated!
One phrase I remember of Franco, a cousin of my mother and a Napoli
big fan: 'Gianni you are so young and so lucky: to watch this
happening I had to wait for 30 years'
Music and Television:
My life, my thoughts,
changed and took a new direction. I was in London
for the first time, South Woodford Queen Mary College....where
i meet Giovanni G. who'll become one of my best friends, kissed
a girl, had my first Mc Donalds
Always in London,
I take part to a Talent Contest singing 'Il gatto e la volpe' by
E. Bennato, achieving great success. This was the moment, the precise
moment, when I started singing as an hobby. Since that moment i
never stopped singing.
I am one of the
best students t high school. It is during this period that I discover
to be good in Maths and Phisycs. I can still remember Prof. Giovanni
S., and the Maths Prof. Romano G. who with his teaching methods
would make grow in me of of the greatest passions of my life: Mathematics.
I have a season
ticket to watch SSC Napoli and Maradona at San Paolo Stadium:
we were me, my father Ugo, Dario sometimes, Franco, Totonno and
his son. Mates...the things we have seen you cannot imagine: Diego
Armando Maradona, you know, you gave me so much joy!
- For the second consecutive year I
go to London at the South Woodford Queen Mary College,
for a sort of study vacation. Me and Kiki M., a greek girl, become
friends; she'll come to visit me in Neaples some years later.
The school period
proceeds very well. I got friends, I'm very good at school...and
now also my English speaking level has become very good.
- We spent the summer holidays in Sardegna
Again with a season
ticket to watch SSC Napoli and Maradona. We won the UEFA
Cup, and I watched the semifinals and the final against
Bayern Munchen and Stuttgart!
attend the Holiday Youth Camp in Barra, where I
make a lot of friends from all around Europe (the greeks Antonis,
Dimitris, Nico), the Norwegians (Martha, Anne, Ingerl etc.), the
swedish (Christofer S., Friederic, etc.), the Maltese guys. The
camp was organized by the organization Arcobaleno, held by my Uncle
Lello; not only the strangers were so close to me but also my cousins
Fabio and Giacomo, Pieraldo, Zio Lello and all the other Italians
of the team
go to Malta with my parents and other youngs (Dario, Paolo, others...)
where i meet Paula and Henry
- In Malta I found
a lost musicassette of Rod Stewart, which will soon become one of
my fovourite singers.
Napoli wins its second scudetto. I remember I was playing in the
street (precisely in the scuola media open air gymn, when someone
from the balcony advised us about the Napoli winning in Bologna
and Milan losing in Verona....which would have meant scudetto for
us one week later...
buy an Elton John vinile record 'Sleeping with the Past' at Giancar,
a rugged electronics shop in Piazza Garibaldi, Neaples because i
liked the theme of a Martini TV commercial. That was the beginning
of one of the biggest love of my life.....
- I founded The
Tit Bits with Silvano and Daniele
I attend the Holiday Youth Camp in San Giorgio a Cremano
meet Mauro E. and Mimmo P., who were involved in the camp organization,
and become my friends
used to walk around with a bandana (a trendy foulard) on my head...
have a short relashionship with Anna.
Sweden & Denmark with a camper with my family and Maria,
Marco and Paolo. In Sweden we meet the N. Family; Frida, Emma and
their parents. In Oslo we are hosted at lunch by Torill L..
second classified with my class team at the school soccer tournament
My classroom conquers
the first place at the soccer school championship: i score 2 of
the 3 goals of my team in the final match!(one of them was kicked
Paris with school mates
smoke my first cigarette
School Diploma with 54/60 at Electronic technical high
school. The end of an Age.
attend the Holiday Youth Camp in San Giorgio
D. N. becomes my girlfiend and remains my girlfriend for about 3
go to London on my own in August to search for a job. I reside in
an apartment in Vauxhall Bridge and I make a lot of friends (Chierchia...and
his friends) and have great fun in London's nightlife. I'm completely
in love with London
September Marianna R. becomes my girlfriend; the relationship lasted
enroll to University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Engineering
the next 4-5 years the exams at University were really taking greatest
part of my energy and attention and thier preparation and execution
influenced the pace of my months and seasons. That
is why I decided to recall their date in the following paragraphs,
as they represented milestones of those days and remind clearly
to me of the periods and things which were happeing in their proximity.
this period I used to go out with my cousin Giacomo and the group
born in the Youth camp: Lina, Marcello, Mauro, Mimmo...
some months I often frequented Manlio R..
start singing in a Rock band with Emiliano, Ciro, Michele, Gianluca
and later on Antonino: we are the Mr Bloom.
write 'Hi-Fi Addict', my masterpiece.
- We play our first
gigs at 'Taverna Baccus' in San Giorgio a Cremano, where we gain great
success and popularity.
My first exam at University, Exam in Geometria ed Algebra
- 21.06.93 Exam in Analisi
- 18.10.93 Exam in Fondamenti
I'll miss Uncle Marco very much.
with family and Maria and Paolo
holydays spent in London with Salvio, Leonardo, Pasquale
& Velvet Underground Concert when I discover Lou Reed, with
Dario and Antonio T.
for a position as Researcher for the 'National Research Program
on Innovative Materials’ issued by Finmeccanica Group
- but I refuse the position
write 'It's not me' about the University twisting up my
get to know Francesco M. O' Papa
holydays spent in Holland & Belgium with Mauro, Gianfranco and
go out often with Mr Bloom, and the places I am most are the Neapolitan
historical center and Officina 99
start attending Associazione culturale Libera Azione, where I meet
Francesca, Valentina, Marco, Alessandro A., Ale E. & Ale P.
and many others
This was my very
bohemiene period: I went out every night, met a lot of people all
the time, acquiring a sort of popularity because of the band...
some used to call me Gianni Complimenti
- With Gianfranco and Mauro, I conduct
a radio show ‘Restiamone Fuori’ from
the Radio Spaccanapoli Sound studios, every Monday afternoon
The book "On
the road" by Jack Kerouac deeply impresses me
- 26.01.94 Exam in Analisi
- 24.05.94 Exam in Fisica
- 24.06.94 Exam in Economia
ed Organizzazione Aziendale
- I start working with
Giovanni at his gas station; this happened in November or October...and
went through the new year, 1995, until approximately March....
- 19.12.94 Exam in Chimica
change from Electronic to Materials Engineering
hear 'walk on the Wild side' by Lou Reed on a collection tape edited
by La Repubblica...that voice got me interested...and this was the
start af a passion which really changed my soul and being and deeply
influenced the upcoming years....
Lou Reed and The
Velvet Underground become my idols
- In March i stop working
at fuel station and decide to go straigth in studiing
- 20.02.95 Exam in Scienza
e Tecnologia dei Materiali
- I remember i prepared
the exam in Materials technologies with Alfonso Rasulo
- Mr Montieri used to
drive me at University very early in the morning
- 14.06.95 Exam in Proprieta'
Termodinamiche e di Trasporto
- 28.06.95 Exam in Principi
di Ingegneria Chimica
- 17.07.95 Exam in Chimica
of my friends go to London on vacation but I decided for a different
in Palinuro with Leonardo and my family, I prepared my next exam
while in th camping...
- 15.09.95 Exam in Struttura
spend a week end in Pescasseroli with Alessandro Esposito, Alessandro
Patella and Marco Capolupo
- 15.12.95 Exam in Fisica
R. becomes my girlfriend
Exam in Scienza delle Costruzioni
Exam in Elettrotecnica
- 06.06.96 Exam in Scienza
e Tecnologia dei Materiali Ceramici
- 12.06.96 Exam in Meccanica
dei Fluidi Non Newtoniani
- 27.06.96 Exam in Tecnologia
- 18.07.96 Exam in Elettronica
Holidays in Paris, Rue de Buci thanks to Hugette
- 25.10.96 Exam in Fisica
Exam in Comportamento Meccanico dei Materiali
Exam in Elettrochimica Applicata
- 25.02.97 Exam in Progettazione
dei Reattori Chimici
- 24.03.97 Exam in Tecnologia
- 20.06.97 Exam in Misure
- 26.06.97 Exam in Biomateriali
start working at my Thesys in Electrochemistry and Corrosion. An
experimental work in collaboration with Laminazione Sottile Company
in Portugal with
Valentina, Bruno, Lia, Gianluca N. & Daniela, Enzo DN &
- It was not in my original
plan to finish my studies and graduate within the year 1997, as I
calculated to be ready within 1998. But sometimes in life motivations
and extra energy can come together at the same time... and they were
fundamental for the final rush.
- 25.09.97 Exam in Metallurgia
- 15.10.97 Exam in Macchine
e Sistemi Energetici
- 20.10.97 Exam in Corrosione
e Protezione dei Materiali
- 26.10.97 Exam in Elementi
di Meccanica Teorica ed Applicata
I graduate on the 27.11.97 : Master Degree in Materials Engineering,
achieved with full marks 110/110
begin as Research
Fellow at Univiersity on an Internship with National Institute for
Nuclear Phisycs for the project "Study
on the surface properties of Porous Silicon for the detection of
get to know I've been selected by Barilla Alimentare as a food technology
move to Foggia and begin to work for Barilla
- Winner of the Award
“Mario M. Jacopetti” by Rotary Club, for the best Degree
Thesis in Electrochemistry of the year 1997
buy my first car: an used VW Passat
from Barilla: Mauro S., Tiziana S., Michele G., Giuseppe Sergio
T., Giovanni T., Silvia C., Gianangelo Z., Nicola G.
at University Campus for a Course on Food technology
- It is in Nottingham,
in a record shop, that saw this magazine's cover with Jarvis Cocker.
I thought that buying the Pulp 'This is hardcore' album would be a
ggod idea. That was the beginnig of my idolatry for Pulp.
for Training on Extrusion
with Valentina, Bruno & Lia
- Previously tested on xoom.it and then
registered as digilander.iol.it/lapelazzuli, the
first version of my personal website makes its
first steps on the net. It will evolve to Lapelazzuli.com
- Publications: C. Sinagra, A. Atienza,
R. Zocchi , G. Lapelazzuli, L. De Rosa, et Al. “Corrosione e
Protezione dell’Alluminio” Alluminio Magazine, 1, 34,
Barilla and begin to work for Hewlett-Packard
move to Rome
with Mauro, Valentina, Mimmo and many others boicotting the paiment
of the camping...
holidays in Croatia with Alessandro A., Stefania A., Mauro E., Ginafranco
M., Valentina R.
and Valentina split