xeni — 2013-08-09T18:12:07-04:00 — #1
halloween_jack_ — 2013-08-10T00:06:17-04:00 — #2
Incidentally, David Costabile (Gale B.) is going to have a role in AMC's new series, Low Winter Sun.
industwetrust — 2013-08-10T09:08:37-04:00 — #3
Here's some info on this song: it's actually a traditional nursery rhyme in milanese dialect, turned into a song by Gorni Kramer (a popular italian composer and accordionist) and covered many times by many italian jazzmen (one for all, Lino Patruno in a stunning New Orleans traditional jazz style). The lyrics are simple but a little enigmatic: "Bald Head is cooking sweet rolls, but he doesn't' give any of it to his brothers; his brothers are cooking an omelette, but they don't give any of it to Bald Head." (in milanese dialect: "Crapa Pelada la fa i tortej, ghe ne da minga ai soj fradej; i soj fradej fan la frittada, ghe ne dan minga a Crapa Pelada").
Is this a cautionary tale on greed? Or the beginning of a hatred between brothers? I can say for sure, there's some kind of rivalry between cooks, here.
ben_4149 — 2013-08-10T10:56:51-04:00 — #4
The song was released in 1945. The most (in)famous bald man in Italy was undoubtedly Mussolini. Who was killed in April 1945. Was this meant to be a taunting song?
brna — 2013-08-10T12:20:38-04:00 — #5
what was the name of the second song gale listens to in the episode, while he's checking his tea kettle right before jesse knocks on the door?
monty_69 — 2013-08-12T08:31:14-04:00 — #6
I logged simply to write what industwetrust already very well explained. Only, I add here the link of Patruno's version (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_XsecYdk6A . I had the privilege to meet him, some years ago... Great man.
xeni — 2013-08-14T18:12:08-04:00 — #7
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