The website www.repubblica.it
recently published a telephone conversation between Silvio Berlusconi
and Agostino Saccà, a manager of RAI, the Italian public television.
Now, in every civil democratic country the contents of this conversation
would have caused a scandal in the public opinion and a terrifying sense
of morality and social state decline.
Here in Italy the only thing you can hear from the media about this
shit is a constant discussion about the privacy rights of this two guys
whose calls were intercepted!
You can download from
here the text of
the conversation in Italian, taken from the websire larepubblica.it.
If you speak Italian, please read it and petrify! If you don't speak
Italian...call someone who does and ask for a translation. And petrify!
14 December, 2007
Maradona Heroes - Mexico '86 World Cup
I found on youtube the
movie 'Maradona Heroes' the Mexico '86 World Cup official movie.
The memories those images and that music bring back to me are impossible
to write down. But they are some of the strongest emotions of my life.
And I have them back, thanks to the internet.
I collected them in the youtube
3 December, 2007
Pet Shop Boys
This days I'm listening
and playing their music very often, understanding once again how beautiful
their songs are.
Moreover, their website is really cool with a jukebox you can listen
to shuffling all their singles.
One line of 'I wouldn't normally do this kind of things' gives
to me a precise image of one of the feelings one has when he falls in
"For right now,
I think I'm running a race that I know I'm gonna win"
27 November, 2007
Exactly 10 years ago...
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II', Department of Materials
and Production Engineering
Degree Thesis in Materials Engineering: 'Corrosion and Protection
of Aluminum Alloys' Giovanni Lapelazzuli
27th 1997 I graduated in Materials Engineering with full marks (110/110)
at the University of Naples 'Federico II'.
That day I discussed my Degree Thesis: 'Corrosion
and Protection of Aluminium Alloys'. That day was the last day of one of the deepest a most important
period of my life.
From September 1992 to November 1997...the University days!
I can't believe
that 10 years have gone. Oh, It doesn't seem 10 years ago.
18 November, 2007
Another view of America. Los Angeles & Las Vegas.
is th next century, where the Universal's free. You can find it everywhere,
yes the future has been sold' I'm listening to this Blur' song, The Universal, while writing
this lines: I guess they fit a bit the situation...
I'm lucky enough to have visited different places in the States, at
this stage of my life: Denver, Miami, New York, Boston, Los Angeles,
When I look back at my early days I remenber the picture of America
in mind, the right place to be, the place of all the sitcoms inspiring
me, the place of the running economy, the place of freedoms. I was very
fashinated by a country which I had not yet visited, and this country
I wished to visit for so long.
First I landed in Denver, I touched my promise
land. Then in Miami, then in Boston.
Then in New York, with my Regine, at the center
of the World!
time the 2007 HP Software sales kick off was the occasion to have another
view of America: the West side in Los Angles and Las Vegas.
We were supposed to be in Vegas on the 13th for the Convention's opening,
but we thought it was a good idea to take the chance to leave some days
before and spend a weekend in the Los Angeles area.
Me, Fabio and Massimo left on the 9th to reach Santa Monica and meet
there Francesco, Sandra, Franco and Alberto, colleagues form HP who
had the same idea.
We stayed at the Bayside Hotel, there in Santa Monica. I enjoied Santa
Monica and the wonderful Californian beach and appeal so close to the
ones I had in mind. I took some walks along the seaside and relaxed
on the bay. There at a few minutes by car (by the way we had a gigantic
car rentd by Fabio!) Los Angeles was awaiting.... Do you remember Pulp
Fiction and the atmospheres of a lost town where you dunno where you
exactly are, where the center is, or where the people stands among those
ugly and disorganized constructions? Do you remember the place where
the shop of Zed stood...can you recall the atmosphere of that movie?
I cannot imagine another way to better describe the feelings I had in
Los Angeles, the city where Pulp Fictin was played. It feels exactly
like that: it is not city, it looks like a messy urban agglomerate,
with no people in the street or not as much as you could expect once
approaching to this huge town. I will not bring with me good memory
of Los Angeles in the sense of beauty and example of a great place (...the
memory I have of NY, for example...) but I'll remember the unique mood
of this immense and lost town, and the views of Hollywood, Beverly Hills
(where we had lunch once) and Melrose Place...
while driving from LA through a piece of California and the desert of
Nevada...Las Vegas suddenly appeared as a million of lights surrounded
by the black empty desert! Fabio drove us through the Strip of Vegas
before reaching the place where we resided: the Metro Goldwin Meyer
MGM Grand Hotel (www.mgmgrand.com).
The excess of the excess of the excess of the excess of the excess of
This is a place so full of people and stuff and so empty at the same
time. Another place which was worth to see and worth to leave. Another
side of this immense and weird reality. Another imagine of a Country
that somtimes fashinates and sometimes sucks! Another picture of the
American people, one time so great and one time so disgusting.
Another view of America.
now, while I write this lines I'm spending the last hours of this trip
on a Delta flight surrounded by a Christian community of pilgrims (www.petersway.com)going
to Rome where Vaticans awaits them with its notions about a better World....
5 November, 2007
Celebrating our 4th Anniversary...
November, 2007 FY07 has gone...and America awaits
a Sales Representative, my achievements are measured in a timeframe
which reflects the fiscal year of the company I'm working for. HP's
FY ends on October the 31st. Imagine, then, my last weeks/days and how
stressful they've been. Lucky me, and good me, I exeeded my target on
the first semester and almost reached it on the second one, resultng
in a FY performance of approximately 110%.
The next 4 days will be quite relaxing I hope, thanks to the Halloween
bank holiday! which will bring me back to the office next monday (5
november)...thanks to the adorable Regine standing close to me in our
cozy apartment. Thank you Regine for always being so nice to me even
in these days full of tension and stress.
I'll try to keep a bit updated this site in the next weeks of November,
but I must advise that this will be quite difficult: I'll meet
America again! I'll be in Las Vegas for a week (12-16 Nov.)
for the Kick off of the HP Software Business Unit, and I'll take 3 more
days to visit the surroundings in California. Then on the end of November
I'll be with some customers in Barcelona for the HP SW Universe 2007.
scanner is my new toy! here some other picture taken from the reportage
of Gianfranco Marino. (since 2009 just few picture
are available on this website)
20 October, 2007
Me and my Regine
These are taken from
a photo reportage of our love, by Gianfranco Marino.
18 October, 2007
section has recently been enriched with some vintage pictures describing
the early stage of my life. I'm thinking about giving a new structure
to this website...
my work, here's something that very well describes my feeling (by Lou
Reed): A perfect day to get out of bedshower, dress, shave, kiss you on
the head Then I hit the office and my head starts to swim. A perfect
day to just walk around see a violent movie, check the sounds But even
on the street when I hear a phone ring my heart starts to beat when
I get home I don't want you to speak Don't talk to me about work please
don't talk to me about work I'm up to my eyeballs in dirt with work,
with workHow many dollars, how many sales how many liars,
how many tales How many insults must you take in this one life I'm in
prison most of the day so please excuse me if I get this way But I have
got obligations to keep so be very careful when you speakDon't
talk to me about work please don't talk to me about work I'm up to my
eyeballs in dirt with work, with work
Lucio Dalla, Quentin Tarantino, Elton John, Diego Armando Maradona,
Jack Kerouac, Jarvis Cocker
September, 2007 Summer '07: Pictures from The Isle of Ponza
September, 2007 33. Just like Jesus!
33. Just like Jesus!
I've spent this beautiful week end with my Regine, Dario, Marco, Alessandro,
Mariangela and Claudia.
Thank you very much my friends, these have been very nice days. For
the indoor BBQ on friday, the walk through Rome and Villa Celimontana
on Saturday, the dinner out of Saturday night and the lazy Sunday morning.
Thank you for the presents: the massage grant!, the bottle of Rum and
the great surprise of the giant Flatiron canvas!
But most of all, thank you for being the friends I'm so proud of, the
sweetest love that I don't deserve, the brother I couldn't do without.
August, 2007 Summer '07: The Isle of Ponza + Baden-Württemberg
know why, but I created my account on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/lapelazzuli
It looks like a very commercial stuff and way to interpreting the internet...but
I did signed up!
But this one, lapelazzuli.com, and only this one, will remain my original
and complete way to communicate to the web community!
night, the one of the 6th of July 2007, with Lou Reed at the Auditorium
della Musica in Rome.
We watched the Berlin show, all about his masterpiece of 1973.
As you may remember, I also wrote an article about this album on epinion.com
can read it!
July, 2007 Elton John live at BBC Studios 1970
July, 2007 Two heroes together
& Coca Cola (1982)
June, 2007 These 2 guys...
...changed and shaped my life, my being, my thoughts and sensibility.
When I look back to my past, and inside myself, I see these 2 guys standing
there keeping me safe and my life worthwile.
June, 2007 Still about Catholic Church and bigotry
one was suggested by Domenico.
June, 2007 Scoring like Pato Aguilera
June, 2007 God Bless Santoro!
and the Catholic Priests Pedophily. Yesterday I felt a bit more free
watching this Italian journalist.
these old fucks can steal all they want, And they can go and pass laws
saying you can't say what you want. And you can't look at this, And
you can't look at that, And you can't smoke this, And you can't snort
21 May, 2007 Lapelazzuli.com
shouts! (against Senators and Catholic Priests)
and logical question about an illogical situation: If one has some social
and legal rights, one takes benefit from those; but why should one be
afraid if someone else is asking the same rights when this acquisition
would not affect or limit one's actual legal or social situation?
The only answer I can find is because One is evil, One is driven by
envy, One discriminates.
One is the Catholic Church. Free to express thought, but violently and
unfairly spreading this thoughts through the Italian Public TV (Rai)
and through what should be a free Government elected by all! And, therefore,
One is our Government.
envy, bad, unjustice I feel free to shout and protest.
Or read something coming
from a Lou Reed song (Motherfucker) which I think fits well with our
political situation: " I was getting so sick of this rightwing Republican shit,
These ugly old men scared of young tit and dick, So I tried to think
of something that made me sick. And there it was: Sex with your parents.
Now these old fucks can steal all they want, And they can go and pass
laws saying you can't say what you want
And you can't look at this, And you can't look at that, And you can't
smoke this, And you can't snort that
And me, baby, I got statistics, I got stats. These people have been
to bed with their parents.
...In the name of family values we must ask whose family, In the name
of family values we must ask Senator...
Senators, you polish a turd. Here in the big city we got a word For
those who would bed their beloved big bird And make a mockery of our
freedoms Ah, without even using a condom Without even saying, "No"
By God we have a name for people like that It's, hey, motherfucker"
11 May, 2007
"Caught between the twisted stars" in New York City (May
Picture in my Mind NY is a place that everyone should visit one time. And NY is
a place where everyone has already been in some ways. The financial
district of Wall Street in my M. J. Fox memories, the Coney Island of
the Warriors, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown and the Flatirom Building from
videogames, Times Square from my favourite webcam. I've seen the Brooklin
Bridge...and our amazed looks to where Spiderman goes.
And most of all I was in the places of Lou Reed songs, I've criused
Christopher St., I've
been shocked by the noise in Canal St., walked along the Hudson river,
I've seen some Romeo Rodriguez and Juliette Bell and Joey Diaz, the
Statue of Bigotry and what she says to the masses. And betwixt between
the East and West... I've been caught between the twisted stars the plotted lines the
faulty map that brought Columbus to New York!
Chronicles We landed at JFK Airport on April 28th at 9pm local time and
reached via Taxi the Sohotel in SoHo at around 11pm. The drive from
JFK showed us a first glimpse of the Manhattan skyline and gave to us
our first thrill. The return flight was on the evening of the 4th of
May: before reaching JFK we had some shopping in SoHo and Chinatown.
The days from the 29th of April and the 4th of May were fully spent
on the island of Manhattan. The followings are the bare chronicles of
those memorable days.
- Chinatown and Little Italy
- Breakfast at Starbucks in Canal St.
- Grand Central Station
- 42nd St., Chrysler Building
- Park Av., Waldorf Astoria
- St. Patrick Cathedral
- 53rd St. and 7th Av.
- Lunch at Delicatessen (Deli) at 7th Av. (huge Cheesburger an
- Times Square- Broadway and 5th Av., Empire State Building
- Flatiron Building
- Buy a weekly metro pass, and go to sleep at 20!
- Breakfast at Bruno'Backery at La Guardia Place in Greenwich
- Washigton Square Park
- Walk in Greenwich Village: Christopher St., Gay St., St. Luke's
Place, Bleeker St.
- Lunch at Cornelia St. Cafe
- Walk on Hudson River side
- Dinner in Greenwich Village at "Riviera"
- Walk back to Sohotel via SoHo
- Walk in Financial District Downtowm Manhattan: Federal Square,
Sun Building, City Hall, Woolworth Building, S. Paul Chapel, Ground
Zero, Wall Street
- Break on the East River side watchng Brooklin Bridge and Manhattan
- Battery Park
- Central Park
- Times Square (via Bus)
- Dinner on 9th Av. ("Mercury Bar") Hell's Kitchen
- Walk in the Theatre District of Broadway
- Breakfast in Little Italy
- Times Square and Macys
- Lunch at "Spinelli's Pizza"
- Beer and Milan-Man.U. football match watching in a bar at Hell's
- Walk to Madison Square Park to watch Flatiron Building
- "The Phantom of the Opera" at Majestic Theatre of
- Walk in Greenwich Village
- Visit and breakfast at the East Village
- Visit at the Empire State Building
- Lunch/Dinner at "Joshua Tree" at Hell's Kitchen
- Times Square and Midtown
- Coffee at "Dante's" in Greenwich Village
Soundtrack This is an extract of the Soundtrack of those days. The sound
that was with me and the Regine while in Manhattan... "Caught between the twisted stars, the plotted lines, the faulty
map that brought Columbus to New York"
I'm in Paris right now,
exactly in EuroDisney, attending another professional training with
I arrived yesterday afternoon and had a chance to take a short walk
through the city... I got lots of memories left here, where I've been
other 4 times before: (Still Alive! a"Trip"
between Paris and Amsterdam), and it still moves me to dive into
this spectacular enormous place so rich of beauty and intriguing charm.
And being in Paris is
not an accident...
I'm facing a new Company reality which is moving a part of its 'European
brain' from Germany to Britain and France.
'Times they are achanging', or so it seems.
Enzo Di Napoli came in
Rome and visited me, directly from the past. It was good to remember
the time we spend in San Giorgio a Cremano when we were just 15...
I signed for a new swimming pool, a very friendly one, together with
my friend Marco Capolupo...and the first lesson was something to remember...with
me fainting for the excessive fatigue, and Marco hardly triing to learn
And yesterday I played squash with Regine, and today we went for jogging...
I must regain a bit of health again, so I started this new periond of
"intensive" sport.... But this one's gonna be the last one,
March, 2007 Holy Politician against Civil Unions
They never blamed nazism,
never really condamned wars....but they sell marriages, and so they
find time and energy to fight a new competition called civil union....or
simply uman rights.
In 2007 this should be a free Country, released from obscure beliefs
and illogical rights prohibitions.
I don't care about omosexuals, but I fear the white psyco-nazism power
called 'Roman Catholic Church'.
time in the USA, 1 week ago. After Denver and Miami, I've been in Boston.
This time the trip was expected to be less nervous and stressing of
the others, since it was all about sales training with no customer to
look after to. And so it was.
I enjoyed Boston and I was fashinated very much by its architectural
style, made of a mix of modern skyscrapers and those typical red-brown
bricks building from the beginning of the last century. Most of the
time was spent underground or undercover: the freezing cold of outside
(-5 °C, -10 °C) has not permitted long walks....but I spent
about a day visiting the city and fighting the cold...and it was good
enough to appreciate.
The time was enough to visit the University of Harvard and the MIT Massachusset
Institute of Technology.
One experience that will remain impressed (and I must thank Andrea for
having given the idea) is the night spent at Boston Garden to watch
NBA match between Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
January, 2007 My Grandfather
Lapelazzuli, my grandfather, died this evening.
He passed away at the age of 96.
I will, like hopefully all of his son and grandsons, always bring with
me the good memory of a man who was always ready to joke everyone around,
who always took a chance to sing his funny songs, who kept us together
at Christmas time telling story about his past.
about these things helped me in remembering and understanding once more
how this man has greatly influenced some part of my personal being:
form the name I proudly bring, through the way I like joking my friends
(and Salvio can remember it well), to my passion for singing.
a fundamental part of my life and, being this, he's not really disappeared.
January, 2007 Regine
one just passed has been the year of my Regine.
2005 she graduated at Università degli Studi di Roma "La
Sapienza". After studying for about 3 years in Heidelberg, she
moved to Rome and completed her studies in the best possible way...becoming
Doctor in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation with the maximum marks (110
e lode). And this, I must remember, all this happened during one of
her father's most complicated period of his life, being him seriously
ill at that time and, thanks God, safe and healthy some weeks later.
After few weeks she started working as an assistant in a legal firm
located in the Rome Historycal center, a firm which mostly deals with
Italian and Germans affairs.
This lasted, I guess, untill few months later when Regine became an
employee of an International executive head hunter Company, with the
job role of Executive Assistant.
She's still making translations "off line", and working hard
all the time. Giving to me an to the World that beautiful sense of lightness
and easyness she's able to put in every thing she does. Like the way
she finds and changes jobs, like the way she interacts with the others,
like the way she keeps our relationship going and our love burning.
Like the way she tells me to calm down and take it easy, like the way
she embraces me and smiles at me when i look at her.
blessed to be in love with and be loved by such a perfect girl. We've
been separated during last Christmas time...but we met again yesterday.
And I was blessed again.