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Delicious Differences

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:09 am
I enjoy our differences, and to celebrate diversity, I want to share some of the different things human beings did with this mysterious breath — Castaneda called it the "rolling force" — and a simple song.

Here's one expression of that song . . . and I'll post a new one each day until I tire of this thread and want to do something different.

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:18 am
3 thats your perogitive, but i gotta say you,ve done better.   ron
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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:23 am
Yes ron . . . I definitely agree with you on that one — let's see what tomorrow brings!!
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:11 am
this songs already done in australia i still like it though !!!! ???
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:09 pm
This didn't do much for me either.  I guess I don't get the message.  What does "I don't speak no Americano" mean?  Is it anti-American culture taking over everything on the planet and pushing out the local traditions (eg: McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Starbucks)?

Or is it a fad like the Macarena? At least the dance is simple.   Wink
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:11 pm

Hi mooza ~ I can easily understand why the "land down under" is done with this song — I recently heard it for the first time, and already I'm just about done with it.

Hi Pinky ~ the original song had a
message, but that message is not my reason for this Topic which is simply about seeing diversity as a wonderful thing rather than a catalyst for conflict.

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:39 am
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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:02 am
  hahahahah   your cheeky lolol xx
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:46 pm
G'day mooza ~ gotta give you a hand (or 2 or 3 or 4) for that last comment with its great visuals! LOL

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:37 pm
I ike the Renato Caroso original version and the hand jive version!  VERY COOL!   Smile    I can see this has been around a while - where have I been?  
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:33 pm
                                 
Pinky wrote:
I can see this has been around a while - where have I been?  


I'm with you on that one Pinky ~ I didn't know of this song until I received an email in March of this year with a link to the Cleary and Harding version, and yet it has quite a history according to this Wikipedia list:
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  • The two main characters sing this song at a jazz bar in the movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley".
  • French rapper Akhenaton, whose parents come from Naples, covered this song under the same name but in French. He describes the story of his fascination with America as a child, and his disappointment upon discovering America as an adult.
  • Lou Bega made a cover of the song entitled You Wanna Be Americano.
  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra covered this song with their song, "Americano." This song appeared on their album "VaVoom."
  • The song was sampled in 2010 by the Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool and producer DCUP in their song "We No Speak Americano" that became an international hit. It was subsequently re-recorded by Marco Calliari.
  • Don Omar - We No Speak Americano (Remix)
  • This was used as one of the demo songs used for the singing synthesizer software Vocaloid Tonio and featured both him and another Vocaloid "Big Al" singing the song.
  • The Puppini Sisters recorded this on their album "Betcha Bottom Dollar" in 2007.
  • Background music during a cafe scene in the movie The American with George Clooney, 2010.
  • Pitbull (2010)- Bon Bon (We No Speak Americano)
  • In 2002 the Chilean rock band Pettinellis recorded a cover entitled "Americano" as part of their debut album (titled). The voice is performed by keyboardist Camilo Salinas, Chilean-Italian musician born in Rome during the exile of his father, the musician Horacio Salinas.
  • Joe Penna, a famous youtuber known as MysteryGuitarMan, made a video cover of this song, using traditional musical instruments from Bali in 2010.
  • Eliot Kevin & The Broken rleased this song on their album Damage of this Day
  • Rita Chiarelli released this song on her album Italian Sessions
  • Also served as the Autoblow soundtrack
  • Actor Darren Criss covered the song At the Yale Club Benefit on May 14, 2011
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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:59 pm
    and someone packaged it all up as part a Zumba Dancersize segment, an exercise-craze sort of program that's popular in the US (i think its originally from down under).  Definitely gets you movin'!!  
    Fun post!  Celebrate diversity, as in don't make the circle narrower, make it wider...
    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:46 pm
    I adore the fact that everybody I know have their own identity and follow their own paths. That is what life is about. Live it the way you see it and you follow your path to the destination of your choice.
    Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:11 pm
                                     
    Orchid wrote:
    Celebrate diversity, as in don't make the circle narrower, make it wider...

    Right on Orchid ~ I want to respond to your words and Kenny's but I have to post again to quote again.
    Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:35 pm
                                     
    KennyT wrote:
    I adore the fact that everybody I know have their own identity and follow their own paths. That is what life is about. Live it the way you see it and you follow your path to the destination of your choice.

    As I said to Orchid . . . Right on Kenny ~ you and Orchid have resolved a dilemma for me as there's a version of this song I hesitated to post because it is potentially controversial — some may be offended by it while others may really enjoy it.

    You have reminded me that this thread is about diversity; therefore, I'll post the video with this warning for everyone that reads this post: If you click the play button below, you may be offended by one musical artist's expression of a song, and so, if diversity may offend you, Do Not Click the Play Button.
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