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the Swedish myth: la dolce vita

ROME - I was posting about Sweden and Swedish girls, also about Beady Eye's Andy Bell ex wife, the Swedish Idha Ovelius. Here are the origins about the "myth of the Swedish girl" we Italians have, as I was saying. The cult-movie by Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita (1960), Sweet Life, video, with the legendary Marcello Mastroianni (quite nervous character in this film) and the Swedish Anita Ekberg, here called Silvia (in the movie she was an American actress). It's appopriate for this period, as we are almost on holidays: this film was so popular that still after 50 years today we still think about it everytime a foreign girl comes visiting Italy, so you have to treat her as a Princess, etc. In the film there were also the "paparazzi" photographers, for the first time using that word (from the name of a character, Paparazzo).
But that situation is not always positive, in fact as I was saying some months ago, there are many Swedish (and not only Swedish... usually it's Northern Europe, 'cause they're clearly not Latins) who have stereotypes about Italians, and they think we are all "latin lovers" (they probably don't know that it's usually an expression about South Italy), so we are 'dangerous' for the girls, 'cause we want to have sex with them. Well, I think it's not only the Italians, lol. So there are girls scared to come, and don't come, because of stereotypes, commonplaces. I talked to a Polish girl who was saying a series of bad things about Italy, and at the end she admitted she has not even been to Italy in all her life. As I was saying a 1000 times (some countries can't understand it), Italy is very different from zone to zone... it's even more than only one country. People, dialects, etc. can change even from town to town. There's a strong regionalism, as in England. About girls, it's not so common to see men whistling at girls in Milan, while for example in Sicily this MUST be done, LOL. Nothing so bad... There was a Swedish girl called as me :), Anna Nelson  (but me not Anna, lol), as Nelson is a Swedish name (they taught me their surnames end in "-son" to mean they are the "son of.." someone), she went on holidays to the South of Italy and remained shocked by the 'experience'. But there's also the contrary: some girls come, BECAUSE they want sex, lol.
The film was a scandal for those times, of course today it's not a scandal, there was just this scene of the Trevi fountain, a party in a villa, etc. nothing really outrageous today.
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30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel


16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.


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3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)

8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland


Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)



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