Elvis Presley’s ‘It’s Now Or Never’ is Restaurant Santa Lucia Song of the Day!

The Americanized version of ‘O Sole Mio!

Elvis could sing anything and make it sound amazing!

The King!


It’s Now or Never” is a ballad recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley’s publishing company, in 1960. It is one of two popular songs based on the Italian song “‘O Sole mio” (music by Eduardo di Capua), the other being “There’s No Tomorrow“, recorded by U.S. singer Tony Martin in 1949, which inspired Presley’s version. The lyrics were written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold. The single is the second best-selling single by Presley, and one of the best-selling singles of all time

Dean Martin’s ‘Ain’t That a Kick in the Head’ is the Santa Lucia Song of the Day !

Dean Martin – “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” is one of the favorite songs for us all here at Santa Lucia. Here is a video with the lyrics, so you can sing along !

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” is a hook-laden song that was written in 1960 with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was first recorded on May 10, 1960 by Dean Martin, with conducting by Nelson Riddle. Martin performed the song in the 1960 heist film Ocean’s 11 in an alternate arrangement featuring vibraphonist Red Norvo and his quartet.

Santa Lucia has checked red and white tablecloths too !

Throughout the 20th century red and white checked tablecloths in restaurants sent clear messages to patrons: this restaurant is inexpensive, friendly, and unpretentious. Whether ethnic or “American” they suggested that the customer was in a homey place, either authentically old fashioned or old world. What kind of ethnic? Beyond noting that they were never Chinese […]

via Tablecloths’ checkered past — Restaurant-ing through history

Santa Lucia Song of the Day !

I first heard this band Mau Mau in 1996 at Barcelona’s Mercé Festival. The energy and tightness of this particular song Mostafaj struck me hard at the time and still holds a spot in my heart.

   Mau Mau is an Italian band from Turin. It was formed in 1991 as a continuation of the underground cult group I Loschi Dezi.

Murals of Montreal — the514lifeblog

Montreal is a city filled with art whether it be local musicians in the metro busking, amazing jeweller or murals covering the buildings everywhere. In this case it’s murals. Every summer there’s Mural festival, where a bunch of artist get together and paint beautiful murals around the city. This was taken from last years festival […]

via Murals of Montreal — the514lifeblog

You gotta love Montréal for the art !