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Silvio Berlusconi’s New Album And Collaborating With Blair

by | 11th, August 2008

NEWS over the wires that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s new album of Neapolitan love songs may not come out in time for Christmas.

Early impressions of Senor Berlusconi had him marked down as an inter-course crooner at a smallish eatery in Turin, Marbella or Northampton. Perhaps as a Paul Anka impersonator. Heeeeeeere’s Silvio in action at Lorenzo’s Grill And Bandana, Melton Mowbray:

When he later pulled on a bandana and some white linen, most notably in the company of Tony Blair, Little Silvio took on the look of a nut-brown Steven Van Zandt, aka Little Steven in a collision with Andrew Ridgley’s wardrobe.

The look was altogether tragic. If politics is showbiz for ugly people, then it’s shock news for Oasis, Queen and The Pogues. Berlusconi is no Tommy Steel, but then neither is Eric Clapton.

But Neapolitan folk music it is. And Berlusconi’s collaborator Mariano Apicella tells us:

”The disc is still up in the air. The premier told me yesterday that he’s having trouble finding the time to finish it with me.”

One imagines that had Tony Blair ever hooked up with the aforesaid Clapton or Bono, Mr G9 himself, he would have dropped his work and jammed until there was no jam tomorrow.

But it was never to be. But we wonder if now he has time on his hands, Blair would like to duet with Berlusconi, something in the mould of Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle: Diamond Lights (1987) or Phil Collins and Philip Bailey: Easy Lover (1985)…



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