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- My name is Carlo. I came to America to play progressive rock, and photograph beautiful people. But my real obsession is pizza and it's many mysteries. My mission to understand the strange power it holds over me and so many others. Join me as I discover all the pizza. Thank you. Nice. - [Man With Hair Covering Face] Oh it's chewy and it's fluffy. Definitely zesty. - It's amazing. Oh no. Yeah I mean you can find this thing only in Chicago. I was never able to a gooder dish anywhere else. - [Man With Hair Covering Face] Not even in Italy? - No, in Italy it does not exist. - [Man With Hair Covering Face] Would it be frowned upon? - I think so, but they haven't tried it yet and I probably was the same too at the beginning I was what is the dish? It looks weird or whatever. And then I had a bottom deepdish and I totally fell in love with it. - That's good! - It's different. It's good. Andrew, how often do you desire pizza? - Oh desire it? At all times. Much like water. - How often do you get it? - Oh almost every time when I go to a hotel. Largely because it may be late and that may be one of the only foods that you can get delivered in most lands, at least in the United States and Canada actually. Canada has very very good pizza and very very good late night delivery pizza when there's very few other foods available. - That's beautiful. And you do remember the first time you fell in love with pizza? - I don't remember existing at a time where I didn't know of pizza. I don't remember the first time and I hope I never remember the last time. - Amen. - I'd like to die with a piece in my mouth on the death bed, shove a little taste to leave this mortal coil with a bit of dough and a bit of sauce and a bit of cheese. Would you like some more? - I would love some more, thank you. - This is a nice slice. - And you know I'm trying to answer the question of pizza in my journey. Can you answer pizza? - More more. - You eat pizza you feel happy? You feel warm in your heart? You feel like cozy. - Everything's gonna be alright. It's like you're swallowing your problems. - Yeah. - It's like you're coating your problems in a marinara sauce slicking them down with a cheesemelt and then consuming them. You know, you can run from a fear or you confront it. You can confront it but what if you actually eat your fear? I mean that's really getting, taking control over it. If you can consume it and actually have it grow you, that's even better I think. - I like that. - Thank you. - No, that's beautiful. - I appreciate that. - You should write a book about it. How are you feeling? You're good? - You start to approach a line where you see nausea in the horizon you can sense it and you think, oh well how close do I want to get to it till it's inescapable. - I can't remember the first time I, I fell in love. - You don't either. - The same with music too. - Music, it's never failed me. Again, I can just think of a song that I like and it would make me, literally make me feel better from the inside out. Not just oh yeah, it kind of changed my mood. Felt good to be alive with that and that's the same with this doughy dish, you know. - Yeah I agree and like music, it's a universal way of communicating between different cultures. Like pizza, pizza's the same. Wherever you're from, pizza is always pizza. - If someone doesn't know of pizza, like, let's say some other land, where they don't have it, we can relate to other things that they may like that could be like pizza and so there's the, someone says, oh well I like this special dish, I don't know what that is. You can say well, I bet that's like pizza to that person. I can relate to that person because I know how much pizza means to me in my heart and how it opens my heart and now I open my heart to this person and their dish even if I don't want to eat that dish. - Why pizza? - You know, that's one of the questions that just doesn't need an answer. It answers itself. Why pizza? Because of pizza. And there's very few questions that have the ability to answer themselves with their own question but pizza is one of them fortunately. There really is a layer of cheese here, as you can see actually, it's a strict staunch cheese line and then the toppings are resting on that. But it is unadulterated. There's no mingling. It's just like sedimentary layers here as you can see. And look how caky. Just again, I was mentioning the cakiness of this dough. Look how that is a like a golden angel food's cake and you don't get that. That's one of the things that's unique about that's Geno's pizza is this dough. - Yeah, I'm loving every single layer, every bite too. It's just perfect. Absolutely, the crust too, I saw people before not eating the crust of the pizza. - Discarding it. - I think that's sad. - The only time when I sort of can understand that approach is if they are getting full. Their belly is getting full and then plus doggies like the crust. - Yeah true. - Pets and a person. - You can share it with another living being that's. - Yeah another living being that doesn't normally get a treat like that, that's a big part of a pizza meal. - Can I propose you something? - Yes. Well, I'll consider it. Once I hear what it is. I never want to agree to a promise. - For sure, absolutely. - You can make a proposition I will listen. - How bout we do something that you've never done before? How bout we make a song about pizza? - I've actually never written a song about pizza which is sort of surprising to me now that I think about it. - You never. - I don't know why. I guess I sort of thought like pizza it was it's own piece of music but why not make it an ode to the pizza? A tribute tune. You play music too? - Yeah. - Okay then I will be able to do it. I'm in. - Cheers. - Cheers. ♪ Funky beat ♪ ♪ something good to eat ♪ ♪ Funky beat ♪ ♪ Funk ♪ ♪ Funk ♪ ♪ Funky pizza beat ♪ ♪ It's real fresh food ♪ ♪ Having some fun ♪ ♪ Real fresh food ♪ ♪ And the fun has just begun ♪ ♪ It's a fresh beat ♪ ♪ Fresh pizza beat ♪ ♪ Tap it on out ♪ ♪ Tap your feet ♪ ♪ Tap your toe ♪ ♪ What do you know ♪ ♪ Here we go ♪ ♪ Gonna have some fun ♪ ♪ Gonna record a song ♪ ♪ Won't take long ♪ ♪ It's cause we don't have too much time ♪ ♪ We gotta get back to eating ♪ ♪ And biting on this bread ♪ ♪ You heard what I said ♪ ♪ It's a funky beat ♪ ♪ Funky pizza beat ♪ ♪ Good fresh meat ♪ ♪ Fun to eat ♪ ♪ Good fresh bread ♪ ♪ That's what I said ♪ ♪ Goes through your head ♪ ♪ Then you go to bed ♪ ♪ Get some rest ♪ ♪ Pop your chest ♪ ♪ Have some fun ♪ ♪ Number one ♪ ♪ Good fresh food ♪ ♪ In the mood ♪ ♪ For ♪ - Let's start with the chorus. Start with that catchy chorus. - Oh I had a note when I was driving over here and I was fantasizing about how much pizza I was gonna try to bite and I had requested pepperoni to you so thank you again for providing that. - Absolutely. - So I was just thinking of being of this person that's gonna provide me with a pepperoni pizza paradise. - Oh man. - But that's a lot of that's illiteration with a lot of P words. I've been personally provided with a pepperoni pizza party paradise. - I love that, love it. - Well that was just a... Oh and then I was thinking, and then oh yeah, paradise and if you ordered double pepperoni then it's twice as nice. - So there's always that too - I like that. - That's a whole yeah, that's a whole story behind it. - Twice as nice. - Yeah. ♪ It's twice as nice ♪ ♪ Pepperoni pizza paradise ♪ ♪ Pepperoni pizza paradise ♪ - It's pepperoni pizza paradise or pepperoni... - Pepperoni pizza party - or pepper.. Paradise. - Or pepperoni party paradise? - Well I think we should have pizza in there. - Pizza yeah - You could just say pepperoni paradise but then that's favoring the meats - I think pizza needs to be there ♪ I was provided with a pure pepperoni ♪ ♪ party pizza paradise ♪ ♪ One two ♪ ♪ One two ♪ ♪ Dun dun dun dun ♪ ♪ Dun dun dun ♪ - I love it. ♪ Pepperoni pizza paradise ♪ I like that. - I don't feel strongly about it actually so - What do you think? - It's a little too reflective and... - You want it more like party then.. - I think maybe it's somehow a little more triumphant. - Let's try something completely different. - Okay. - How bout we switch to drum and guitar? - I don't play guitar so well but I have one so might as well open it at least. At least it's a beauty guitar. Shaped like a slice of pizza supreme. - Oh my goodness. - And it's shaped like this. - Oh my God. And you have a slice on the center? - Yeah, that's the slice like you drew yours with the missing slice, that is the slice - nice that this came from. What about even faster than that? - Even faster? - Either much slower or much faster just so it's not in the middle of the road, you know what I mean? - Show me the much faster for a second on the guitar. - Or it can be a either it's real heavy or it's real fast. - Okay. - I think that I'm so full from the pizza that anything that's in the middle it makes me think about my middle which is packed full of pizza so I want to think about either my feet running very quickly like twinkle toes or like my head being very heavy like it's full of blood. - Let's go the fast way then. - Okay. it's gotta be faster. is the snare on? - I think we have to fix the spring on there. - What about that one? - Why not. - I really have no preference. Feel free to - No I love this. - Go in any other direction. - This is great. - Faster. - Woh I never played that fast. I don't even know if it makes any sense, what I just did. - It's not easy that's for sure. - Oh my goodness. - Do you want to try a guitar? - Let's try it. You want to play the drum? - Yeah sure. I think we have another guitar. It's the most bloated I've ever been at a recording session. I think the cheese has worked it's way. - It's good for you, it's good for you. - It's between my tissue and bone. - Oh my God. - Okay. - Were they rolling inside? - Oh yeah did you guys record it? - Yeah we recorded it. - Okay good - yeah. - That was a workout. We digested like one slice of pizza after that. - It feels like we reverse digested though. Really I'm so much fuller now. Now I'm nauseous. Very embarrassed about the whole thing. It's like I'm fuller now than I was an hour ago. - Do we need five? Do we need ten? - I really am ??? My innards are malformed at the moment. I can feel reverse hernia the pizza is sitting heavy. It may be internal bleeding. and the bread is soaking up the blood kinda making a blood sausage. - Alright now I'll do some piano. - I love it. - Turn the volume up overall please and the headphones. Thank you. - That's awesome. - Hold one of them up. I like a pizza with tomato on top. Now do you? - I love it. - Here's what I have so far. I forgot the word pizza. When you get it, make sure that it's hot but if it ain't I don't care that it's not. Cause I'll take it any way I can get it. That's all I have so far. - It's brilliant. - It may not be noble enough. - I don't know. Oh wow. - Just eating pizza for my breakfast and snack. But snack that doesn't that's clunky too. There's not that many meals, joyful, there you go. I feel so joyful. Joyful's a... - It's too... - It's a clunky word. Joyful it's like Rachel. I would have to warm up. If you ready to go and you want to start with yours... - I'm gonna warm up - Okay I have to do a very special warmup - This feels very professional to me. - There's actually pizza intermingling in my voice apparatus, which could be good. Literally be the sound of pizza singing. so that sounds professional to you? I'm just shocked. ♪ Who's broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ Through the... ♪ - Alright. - I think we're ready. - Yeah I do feel better. - Can't remember the song we just did. - We're gonna need another set of headphones. Can we also have another mic too please. Let's try a few, let's have fun. - Should I try to sound American or Italian. Cause I don't think there's actually a choice. - I think you should sound however you envision it when you... ♪ It feels so good any bits alone ♪ ♪ Sometimes I ate it with my mom on the phone ♪ - Go head try it another one. - I lost it. ♪ Sometimes I ate it with my mom on the phone ♪ - Nice. ♪ I like my pizza topped with butter and cheese ♪ ♪ And a little bit of milk if you please ♪ ♪ Pizza paradise ♪ ♪ Pizza paradise ♪ ♪ Pizza paradise ♪ ♪ Boogey boogey boogey boogey boogey all morning long. ♪ - That was great. I think we're done here. - Awesome - Yeah great great work. - You too. - Really sold it and really came through with strong vocal lyric that I really envy. - This may be the coolest thing you've ever done. - Okay I think this is probably as good as we're gonna get for a mix. We did all the parts that we talked about. I've eaten as much pizza as I possibly can. - This is crazy. - You did a crazy amount of work in a short span of time and ate a crazy amount of pizza in an even shorter span of time. - I think this helped a lot. - Was that adequate portion for an adequate song. I've lost all perspective on pizza and music and I'm actually pleased with that because now it's gonna be a brand new thing. I'm gonna be reintroduced to the very phenomenon of pizza. I've gone all the way and I'm coming out the other side. And so now, it says though that I've never seen this before. Should we listen to the final version? - I can't wait. I like it. - Yeah it turned out good. Good work. - I love it.

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