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Memories from ’83: L’italiano

Filed under: Memories, Music — Tags: , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 12:22

1983. I was twelve years old. We lived in Tunisia. I attended A.C.S.T, the finest damn school on the planet. Most of my life revolved around Goldrake, Mazinga Z, Capitan Futuro and a few other cartoons.

Every year we used to watch the festival of Sanremo. This particular year Toto Cutugno played L’italiano, a song which should have won. In fact, it should have put an end to the whole damn Eurovision Song Contest, because no song will be better than it, ever!

Watching it brought back so many memories: Tunisia, my school, my friends, all those great programs on RAI. Now I even miss Domenica In. πŸ˜€

How good my life was once upon a time. Oh well, no need to get sentimental, I guess. *sigh*


  1. I don’t quite agree! The songs that could equal l’Italiano are other songs by Toto Cutugno! (I have about 115 of them). No songs will ever be better than his!

    Comment by Elena — 2008.02.12 @ 01:45

  2. Okay, other songs by Toto Cutugno I can agree with. But I still think that L’italiano not even representing Italy that year was the result of a secret European plot to prevent a superior Italian song from winning. πŸ˜‰

    But he did get his prize in the end (many years later). And people know his songs far more than other contestants in the Eurovision Song Contest. So there! πŸ™‚

    Comment by Lorenzo E. Danielsson — 2008.02.12 @ 02:12

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