Propaganda Due” is an endless work in progress: first “P2” performance (in 2004)was 8 minutes long, last one( in march 2008)more than 16!
It’s about voice and multilanguages, cabaret and politics. The piece of the action is Italy and last 40 years of rising madness. It’s a cathartic cut-up..the only allucinating way to tell the fuckin’truth.
Welcome to a scatter-brained land.
“Calcio.Culi.Cazzate” Football. Cunts. Bullshit. Opium for all the ages.
“27-10-62…….2-8-80” 1962,October 27th.When Enrico Mattei died in an helicopter crash..
“First ever terrorist act since the end of world war 2”(A.Fanfani)
1980,August 2nd.Bomb explosion in Bologna railway station:85 dead,218 wounded. A right-wing/fascist milestone sponsored by Italian Secret Police..the beginning of the end. Here comes the eighties..
Mameli’s Italian anthem
Ennio’s typical melody Morricone therefore The Beauty.
Finchelabarcava diplophony Sick popular song performed by O.Berti. The inevitable smart Italian.
Ammerikkka blues Yankee domination over so called Bel Paese.
Arabian singin’ Islam is comin’.
“1-8-1-6” S.Berlusconi’s P2 admission number. Propaganda Due was(?) a very powerful secret organization led by L.Gelli. The purpose: control the country with antidemocratic methods..
“1-8-1-9” Melody : Canale 5 jingle M.Costanzo’s P2 admission number. Media guru.
Sheperds’ call Italian attitude..but is also Lil Sheep (pecorella)in reference to G.Pecorella.
Outstanding charachter in recent history: in early 70’s,close to left-wing, Piazza Fontana’s victims lawyer. Later he became,at the second trial, D.Zorzi’s counsel; the man accused of putting the bomb that day! Now, member of italian Parliament and S.Berlusconi’s legal adviser..
“1-8-1-6” Melody:Forza Italia anthem S.Berlusconi’s political Party.
”In Italy television will impose a new fascism on people”(P.P.Pasolini)
Throat screaming A raped nation. Shame and pain.
“I’-or!” Sound: donkey braying IOR aka Istituto Opere Religiose. Vatican: the one and only Off- and On- Shore bank in the world. The place where your soul is a credit card..
“Opus Dei” Melody: gregorian chants like The Organization founded in Spain by J.Escrivà. Powerhouse in Vatican State since Pope Wojtyla arrival.
“Papa papa papa” Melody:Abba’s ”Money” No comment.
“Arrivederci Roma..” Popular song performed by R.Rascel. Favourite P.Marcinkus canzone: American bishop, IOR Secretary. Connected with Cosa Nostra,CIA and Banda Magliana, he was involved in the greatest financial scandal of the eighties. The Banco Ambrosiano crack. And,of course, R.Calvi’s death..
“..goodbye,auf wiedersehen!” Pope Ratzinger, conservative and aggressive.
“Italie..” Melody: “Brazil”mixed with diplophony. Do you remember Terry Gilliam’s prophetic movie?
Diplophony. Melody: F.Chopin’s “Dead march” The agony of a country.
“E’ arrivata la bufera,è arrivato il temporale. Chi sta bene,chi sta male e chi sta come gli par..”
Another smashing song performed by R.Rascel, the storm is coming.
Atonal screaming G.Falcone, P.Borsellino, G.Impastato, P.La Torre, P.Puglisi..all the anti-mafia heroes: forgotten ghosts.
“Fatti mandare dalla mamma a prendere il latte..” (In)Famous 60’s pop song performed by G.Morandi: sinistra cogliona..
”With these politicians Left Party cannot win!” N.Moretti
Atonal screaming Shame and pain. Once again.
1969,December 12th. Bombing in Piazza Fontana, Milano: 17 dead,88 wounded. Starting from this day the terror strategy.
2001,July 20th. During the G8 Summit, in Genova, the killing of C.Giuliani, a dismal scenario of torture and violence.
“Uno!” Hit a high note, hard rock singer style
All those dead bodies..
“Boom!” A shot, the next one.
“20-9-70…….19-4-43” Whispering Back to our roots. Distant hopes?
1870,September 20th.Breccia di Porta Pia: Italian army finally ending centuries-old clergy dominion on Rome.
1943,April 19th. A.Hofmann wrote, for the first time, about lsd experiments. Back to the meaning of life: man isn’t a robot.
“Free your mind, your ass will follow” G.Clinton
Le note inglesi (o glocal)sono le didascalie perfette per descrivere un panorama huxleyiano. Spariscono la politica,la socialità, simbologie del Novecento, sostituite da una visione biologica del mondo. L’unico passepartou per comprenderlo è il surrealismo e il desiderio: nulla realmente esiste, tutto è liquido e indifferente. “Propaganda Due” è una nuvola temporalesca che poi evapora e si trasforma. Non è definita, non si scopre, muta forma ed evade nel vento. Ma non ha una conclusione.
2 Maggio 2008
About “Propaganda Due” recording on “L’Ombra di Mezzogiorno”album:
2006, July 11th: vocals performance(a sunny day..).
Using a Neumann M149 microphone with a Yamaha SPX 90 effect.
2006, December 12th: mixing.
More information on L’OMBRA DI MEZZOGIORNO/SCHEDULE
La sola maniera di rimanere sani in Italia è quella di dare i numeri.