14 May 2010

Off My Back: Moto Guzzi, Bellini & Mazzini

Camicia Moto Guzzi


Tre litri






Mina 'belts' out Morricone

Picked up the Moto Guzzi t shirt at The Art of the Motorcycle Exhibit sometime in early '99. The athletic laundry at the Union League Club in Chicago had much to do with it's faded patina and crinkled letters. It looked pretty much like it does now after the club washed it the very first time.

Contrary to the 3 liter bottle, this Bellini Chianti from Tuscany is no big shakes but for $40 it's a cheap show when you wheel this sucker out onto the dinner board in front of unsuspecting dinner guests who don't know wine from shampoo.

Two years ago I wrote about Mina here. Alfa's and Vespa's and rolling r's. What a performance. Makes me want to put a vowel on the end of my last name. Actually, S.L.A. Marshall did that but it's a story for Trad Dad to tell. This is a Ennio Morricone tune she did on Italian television in 1966. I have no idea what she's telling the audience in the intro but it sounds fantastic and more than ever I'm convinced - - God is Italian.

10 comments:

M.Lane said...

Great shirt and a great post! Have a super weekend.

ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

tintin said...

M Lane- Seeing Cathy today. I'll tell her you said hi.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Y-zid0abA&feature=player_embedded

Anonymous said...

Cool post. I didn't know anything about Mina, so I googled and found this video and she is calling out to you -- "TinTin" -- fate!
Donaska

Linda & Doug said...

Why wouldn't God be Italian, Enzo Ferrari was pretty sure that He was god.

tintin said...

Donaska- Nice find! Thank you for sharing. That's a swinging little number. You think B could'a twist like'a that?

Anonymous said...

Posting three things not stereotypically Italian – quite nice.

It's the coolest thing coming upon a lipstick red Moto Guzzi parked against a medieval or Etruscan wall in the blue morning shade of a Tuscan hill town.

–DB

heavy tweed jacket said...

What a wonderful voice. I haven't heard the name Union League Club in years. Chicago nostalgia.

skorpeo said...

to add on to DB's comment; "I's the coolest thing coming upon a lipstick red Moto Guzzi parked against a medieval or Etruscan wall in the blue morning shade of a Tuscan hill town." i once came across a mint-condition vespa gs, i think it was a '62 or '63, parked outside a hotel in assisi. the smile on my face lasted for several hours....

dave said...

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