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Friday, April 04, 2008

Random Friday - or you never know when you'll figure something out

Remember back when Providence was not in reruns, when it played on Friday nights? There was an episode where Syd was dating a real estate developer whose family had ties to organized crime. (I've always felt that the reason the show was cancelled was because Syd dated every single man in Providence and ran out of new ones.) Anyway, there was a scene where they were having dinner and this song was playing in the background. It was in Italian and it was sung by a man. The melody stayed with me - for weeks I walked around singing this hauntingly beautiful song, but I had no idea what song it was. It had an operetic sound, but I didn't think it was actually from an opera - it sounded too new.

Fast forward a few years - watching The Sopranos and there's the song again - Carmela was listening to it. Again, no mention that I could find as to what song it was, again the walking around with it in my head for weeks thing.

Periodically I would hear it, or bits of it, but I never could find out what song it was. I spent hours listening to the sound bites of songs on iTunes looking for it one day, but I got nothing.

Last night, Mickael and I decided we wanted to watch something stupid that wouldn't take much brain power. We checked the On Demand listing and sure enough, HBO has Blades of Glory (this is where Will Farrel does for Ice Skating what he did for NASCAR in Talledega Nights). We settle in, prepared for mind numbing stupidity (we were not disappointed) and hit the play button. What song is the opening number? You guessed it! Two bars into it, I sat up started waving my hands at the TV and yelling that "That's that song - the one I've been looking for!" Fortunately, Mickael was aware of my search for this song because he had been subjected to my attempts to sing it for so many years (he's really great at recognizing music, but saying my singing is off key is saying your average flock of sheep isn't quite ready for American Idol - yeah, it's that bad). He told me to relax and we would check the credits at the end of the movie and maybe it would be listed. All I can say is, "Thank you Will Farrel!" Now I know what song it is! I give you Con Te Partiro by Andrea Bocelli:


Blogger Terrapedes said...

Here is a duet Bocelli did with Sarah Brightman back in 97
Congrats on finding the song, I know from experience how annoying it can be.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

Great song; beautiful video. I can't believe The Sopranos didn't have a credit for this song. I own a couple of The Sopranos soundtracks-season 1 and 2. The music they selected was pretty awesome.

9:36 AM  
Blogger YarnThrower said...

Lovely music!

Also, the sweater you posted yesterday was just beautiful...

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

Great song - and now its stuck in my head! I'll have to download it to my ipod....

10:15 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I know. That song gives me goosebumps.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Ashley Nicole said...

Definitely get your hands on the duet with Sarah Brightman - it makes me cry every time. It's on Andrea Bocelli's CD "Romanza," and on Brightman's "Time to Say Goodbye." In fact, I think the duet is titled "Time to Say Goodbye."
PS - I really love the sweater you posted yesterday

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful song! I can see why it haunted you. Thanks for posting it.

1:27 PM  
Blogger beckylinn said...

One of my all-time favorite songs! So glad you found it!

3:38 PM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

Wow, I just listened to it and that is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the song, too! You'll have to get his new album, Vivere.

9:24 PM  
Blogger baby face said...

Dear Melanie,
Thanks for sending the wonderful
music. I love Bocelli and I have
forgotten that I have a tape of his. I will soon get it out and
listen to it. I put things away
and they sort of get lost.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

I went on Rhapsody and found it - it translates to "Time to say goodbye" ... lovely - thank you for sharing!

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember this from the Sopranos! Beautiful song :-) Thanks for sharing it with us!

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very lovely, every hair on me stood up in salute of its beautifulness.

4:42 PM  

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