Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lisa Hartman

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Mr. Robert Powell

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday Mr. Powell.
God bless.

Mr. Pat Boone

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday Mr. Boone.
God bless.

As Tears Go By

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6PsahByRUU

Rolling Stones


Comments:Definitely Not suitable for kids

As Tears Go By

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of21WYW5t5g


Comments:Definitely Not suitable for kids


Ms. Marianne Faithfull, with Mr. Brian Epstein and Mr. Paul Anka

Mr. Brian Epstein---We Salute You, RIP

As Tears Go By


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsiStSKIm04


Vanessa Paradis

As Tears Go By

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBtB2yC6KGw


Ms. Nancy Sinatra



Mr. Frank Sinatra, Jr.(January 10, 1944 – March 16, 2016)---We Salute You, RIP

source:wikipedia.org

As Tears Go By

It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Smiling faces I can see
But not for me
I sit and watch as tears go by

My riches can't buy everything
I want to hear the children sing
All I hear is the sound
Of rain falling on the ground
I sit and watch as tears go by

It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Doing things I used to do
They think are new
I sit and watch as tears go by

Mmm, mmm


source:wikia.com/written by Sir Mick Jagger, Mr. Keith Richards and Manager Andrew Loog Oldham

Life just goes on and on getting harder and harder (Definitely Not suitable for kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvLGadrbBCo




Rolling Stones - Indian Girl


Mr. Ian Stewart
Mr. Nicky Hopkins
Mr. Bobby Keys
Mr. Jack Nitzsche
and all those who are involved in recording the album(Emotional Rescue) whether band members, musicians, manager, producers, crew, etc that are no longer here:

We Salute You Guys, RIP

Life just goes on and on getting harder and harder (Definitely Not suitable for kids)

Rolling Stones - Indian Girl


Little Indian girl, where is your mama?
Little Indian girl, where is your papa?
He's fighting in the war in the streets of Masaya
All the children were dead, except the one girl who said
"Please Mister Gringo, please find my father"

Lesson number one that you learn while you're young
Life just goes on and on getting harder and harder

Little Indian girl, from Nueva, Granada

Ma says there's no food, there's nothing left in the larder
Last piece of meat was eaten by the soldiers that raped her

Lesson number one that you learn while you're young
Life just goes on and on getting harder and harder
Life just goes on and on getting harder and harder

Little Indian girl, from Nueva, Granada
Little Indian girl, from Nueva, Granada

Yes, I saw them today, it's a sight I would say
They're shooting down planes with their M-16 and with laughter

Mr. Gringo, my father he ain't no Che Guevara
And he's fighting the war on the streets of Masaya
Little Indian girl where is your father?
Indian girl where is your mama?
They're fighting for Mr. Castro in the streets of Angola

source:metrolyrics.com

Monday, May 30, 2016

Mr. Ronnie Wood

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Mr. Wood.

God bless.

Romina Carrisi Power

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Sophie Rois

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Coach Bonitta

MODENA - Marco Bonitta legge le parole di Francesca Piccinini e - sempre su Facebook - le risponde con affetto.


di Marco Bonitta

Ogni tanto mi capita di passare di qui, da fb, per dire quello che e' dentro di me..

Ho letto le parole di Francesca, le fanno solo onore.

Le differenze di vedute, le scelte condivise o non, non intaccano il valore della persona.

Francesca è vera, trasparente e sincera.

Per questo le rendo onore e la abbraccio.

Comments:


Hans de Nieuwe · 
This is the way to communicate with a 20 year veteran player who played a big role in many Italian successes? Use facebook instead of telling her personally? You have to lack any level of respect and personality to act like this. Disgusting !
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Claudio De Tommasi
Do you know they did not talked?

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source:volleyball.it








Picci



MODENA - Amaro addio alla nazionale azzurra per Francesca Piccinini che oggi, dopo l'ufficializzazione delle convocate per il Grand Prix da parte di Marco Bonitta non ha trovato il suo nome in elenco.

Un taglio che - essendo il Grand Prix l'unica manifestazione pre Rio2016 - è un chiaro segnale arrivato dal Ct azzurro: niente quinta olimpiade per la "Picci" nazionale.

Questo il suo messaggio sulla pagina Facebook personale ufficiale.

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di Francesca Piccinini

Ricordo ancora il mio esordio di 21 anni fa: avevo 16 anni e l'emozione unica di quel giorno, sarà sempre viva nella mia memoria.

Da allora ho vissuto un viaggio incredibile con tre generazioni di ragazze che come me hanno dato tutto se stesse alla Nazionale. Le saluto e abbraccio tutte ringraziandole per ciò che hanno condiviso con me, sia nei momenti delle grandi soddisfazioni che in quelli dei giorni difficili.

L'ultima tappa della qualificazione olimpica in Giappone, mi ha fatto capire che le scelte dell'allenatore, che rispetto ma non condivido, non corrispondono alle mie aspettative e a quanto penso di rappresentare.

Ho quindi maturato la scelta difficilissima di mettere la parola fine a questa bellissima avventura.

Ogni volta che vedrò una partita della Nazionale, sarò sempre la prima tifosa, perché chi ne ha fatto parte sa che l'emozione speciale di rappresentare il proprio Paese, non potrà mai svanire.


All the best Picci. God bless.


source:volleyball.it


Alanis Morissette

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Powers Boothe

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Willow Shields

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Mr. Brian Cox

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Mr. Cox.

God bless.

Ms. Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962)

We Salute You, RIP

Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Tom Holland

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Heidi Klum

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Teri Polo

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Mr. Morgan Freeman

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Mr. Freeman.

God bless.

Mr. Jonathan Pryce, CBE

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Mr. Pryce.

God bless.

Sarah Wayne Callies

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Melissa Sagemiller

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Sylvia Hoeks

This coming Wednesday(June 1), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Picci




source:volleyball.it

Picci and Team Italy

MODENA - Dopo l'iniziale listone di 21, Marco Bonitta ha ridotto a 18 il numero di azzurre che prenderanno parte al Grand Prix. Non c'è Francesca Piccinini, una bocciatura in vista di Rio2016?


Alzatrici: Cambi, Malinov ed Orro (esclusa Signorile).

Opposti: Centoni, Diouf e Ortolani.

Centrali: Chirichella, Danesi, Guiggi e Melandri.

Schiacciatrici: Del Core, Egonu, Gennari, Guerra e Sylla (escluse Piccinini e Loda).

Liberi: De Gennaro, Sirressi e Spirito.


source:volleyball.it

Colin Farrell

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

May 31, 2016

Paolo Sorrentino
Patti Stanger
Gregory Harrison
Sebastian Koch
Meredith Hagner
Ms. Sharon Gless
Chris Elliott
Archie Panjabi
Farrah Abraham
Catherine Bruhier
Guillaume Delorme
Darryl McDaniels
Elena Eustache
Victoria Ruffo
Catherine McGoohan
Nikolai Sotirov





Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Brooke Shields

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Lea Thompson

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Roma Maffia

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Mr. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945–1982)

We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Alida Valli (1921–2006)

We Salute You, RIP

Sandrine Bonnaire

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Mr. Menahem Golan (1929–2014)

We Salute You, RIP

Zana Marjanovic

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Guerrin Gardner

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Ara Celi

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Mr. Clint Eastwood

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday Mr. Eastwood.
God bless.

Ali Adler


Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mari Cielo Pajares


Happy Birthday. God bless.

Charlotte Brändström


Happy Birthday. God bless.

Bob Yari


Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Peter Leeds (1917–1996)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Benny Goodman (1909–1986)

We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Lynda Wiesmeier (1963–2012)

We Salute You, RIP

Joachim Rønning

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Jared Gilmore

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ted McGinley

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Mel Blanc (1908–1989)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Douglas Fowley (1911–1998)

We Salute You, RIP

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was initiated to honor the soldiers for the Union and Confederate armies who died during the American Civil War.

Celebrations honoring Civil War heroes started the year after the war ended. The establishment of a public holiday was meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance instead of a holiday celebrated separately by the Union and Confederate states. By the late 19th century, the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. In 1971, Memorial Day became a federal holiday.

The original national celebration of Decoration Day took place on 30 May 1868. When Memorial Day became a federal holiday, it was given the floating date of the last Monday in May. Since many companies close for the holiday, Memorial Day weekend is three days long for most people. It is the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season that lasts until the first Monday in September, which is Labor Day.

Traditions

Some of the most common Memorial Day traditions that are still practiced in the United States today include:

Every Memorial Day, the U.S. flag is quickly raised to the tops of flagpoles, slowly lowered to half-mast, and then raised again to full height at noon. The time at half-mast is meant to honor the million-plus fallen U.S. soldiers who have died for their country over the years. Re-raising the flag is meant to symbolize the resolve of the living to carry on the fight for freedom so that the nation’s heroes will not have died in vain.

It is very common to visit cemeteries, particularly military cemeteries, at this time of year to decorate the graves. Small American flags, flowers, and wreathes are commonly placed by the tombstones.

On the U.S. Capitol Building’s West Lawn, a Memorial Day concert is held annually. The musical performances are broadcast live around the country on PBS t.v. and NPR radio. Attendance is free, but most watch or listen from at home.

There are literally thousands of Memorial Day parades all across the country in cities small and large. Typically, you will see marching bands, National Guardsmen, other Armed Forces members, and military vehicles from past U.S. wars.

Many will wear or put on display red poppies on this day as a symbol of fallen soldiers. This tradition grew out of the famous poem by Canadian John McCrae known as In Flander’s Fields, which he was inspired to write upon seeing red poppies growing over the graves of World War I soldiers. You may well hear this poem’s opening lines quoted on Memorial Day:

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row”

Events

Many families go on vacation on Memorial Day weekend, and many others who are off work or out of school stay home and enjoy family picnics and get-together. Most people open their swimming pools for the first time of the year as Memorial Day also ushers in those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. If you do get out for the holiday, five events you may wish to attend are listed below. However, you can also view many of these events on the television if you remain at home.

Numerous Memorial Day events are held at Arlington National Cemetery every year. If you visit, you can see a quarter-million miniature flags decorating the graves in the cemetery, witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, attend the official Memorial Day service in the amphitheater, and much more.

You may wish to visit Washington D.C.’s National Mall, which is a two-mile stretch of land along the Potomac River that lies between the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capital Building. In it, you will find the Lincoln Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the National Museum of American History, and numerous other important places of historic interest.

The oldest Memorial Day parade in the nation still takes place annually in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and tens of thousands attend. Nearby, you can also visit the Gettysburg Soldiers National Monument and Cemetery, and tour the battlefield.

The National Memorial Day Parade on Constitution Avenue has been the nation’s largest since 2005, with over a quarter-million typically attending. There are whole military units that march by as well as floats and bands, and it is an unforgettable experience.

If you want some sports entertainment around Memorial Day, the Indianapolis 500 auto race has been held on the Sunday just before Memorial Day since 1911. The NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Memorial Tournament golfing event are also held at this time of year.

There is much patriotic significance attached to Memorial Day, and there are many events, both public and private, going on. If you travel for the weekend, be sure to plan ahead, book early, and drive safely since roads and airports will be very busy at this time of year.


For those who are no longer here--We Salute You Guys, RIP


source:publicholidays.us

CeeLo Green

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mark Sheppard

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Duncan Jones

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Jenny Mollen

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Siena:

SIENA - “Avere una diagonale forte è un importante punto di partenza per la costruzione della nuova squadra”.

Si è rivelata proverbiale la dichiarazione di mister Tofoli rilasciata in occasione dell’ultima conferenza stampa in Piazza del Campo a Siena: il colpo di mercato per la Emma Villas è dunque arrivato ed ha il nome di Williams Padura Diaz.

Nel campionato italiano ha all’attivo 5 stagioni in A2 e 1 in SuperLega, con una media di invidiabile di 1817 punti di cui 1519 in attacco nei 176 incontri disputati.

Dopo un anno in Qatar, tra le fila del Police Team, conquistato il titolo di top scorer e dimostratosi nella sua carriera un ottimo trascinatore, il bomber cubano torna in Italia per indossare a Siena i colori biancoblu.

"L’Italia mi mancava troppo, sono andato all’estero per conoscere qualcosa di nuovo ma volevo tornare. Questo paese ha un sapore speciale e sono contento di essere tornato per rappresentare questi colori”.


Le sue aspettative riguardo la nuova stagione non si lasciano attendere. “Mi aspetto un’ottima stagione perché la società sta facendo importanti investimenti su giocatori forti. Non sono solito dirlo ma voglio vincere tutto quello che ci prefissiamo ad inizio stagione. Come giocatore il mio punto di forza è sicuramente l’attacco, la battuta e il muro, ma mi considero un opposto anomalo: ho giocato anche in altri ruoli, come il libero o lo schiacciatore, quindi anche la difesa è un punto di forza per quanto possa esserlo nel mio ruolo. Con i miei compagni mi relaziono in maniera socievole, faccio scherzi, porto allegria, mi piace creare un clima familiare anche fuori dal campo”.


source:volleyball.it

Idina Menzel

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Rachael Stirling

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Colm Meaney

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Jennifer Ellison

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Ms. Agnès Varda

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday Ms. Varda.
God bless.

Annette Bening

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ted Levine

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Zulay Henao

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Paloma Kwiatkowski

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Danny Elfman

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Adrian Paul

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ms. Cilla Black, OBE (1943–2015)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Bob Hope (1903–2003)

We Salute You, RIP

Debra Stipe

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Melanie Brown

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ana Beatriz Barros

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Aura Garrido

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Tracey E. Bregman

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Helmut Berger

Happy Birthday Mr. Berger. God bless.

Noel Gallagher

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Anita Briem

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Rupert Everett

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Alessandra Torresani

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Maika Monroe

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Riley Keough

Happy Birthday. God bless.

May 27, 2016


Richard Schiff, Daniel Mindel, Dondre Whitfield, Mr. Bruce Weitz, Jezebelle Bond, Mr. Don Williams,
Vanessa Blue, Chris Colfer, Myrka Dellanos, Johnathan Rice, Anita Blond, Mary McGuckian, Stacy Burke,
Medeea Marinescu, Susan Foster, Neil Finn, Sibyl Buck, Candace Silvers, Robin Greer and Monika Schnarre

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Justin Kirk

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Ms. Carroll Baker

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday Ms. Baker.
God bless.

Kylie Minogue

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Alexa Davalos

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Jesse Bradford

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Ms. Sondra Locke

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday Ms. Locke.
God bless.

Izabela Vidovic

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Romain Duris

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Nikki Runeckles

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Alicia Minshew

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

John Wells

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Isabelle Carré

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Christa Miller

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Carey Mulligan

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Camila Alves

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Uwe Friedrichsen (1934–2016)

We Salute You, RIP

Marie Bunel

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Henry Kissinger

Happy Birthday Mr. Kissinger. God bless.

Ms. Dolores Hope (1909–2011)

We Salute You, RIP

Gürkan Uygun

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sebastien Foucan

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Paige Rowland

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ana Belén

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sara Wiseman

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Giuseppe Tornatore

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Linnea Quigley

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Eddie McClintock

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Louis Gossett Jr.

Happy Birthday Mr. Louis Gossett Jr. God bless.

Ms. Lee Meriwether

Happy Birthday Ms. Meriwether. God bless.

Chelsea Field

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Peri Gilpin

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ben Feldman

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (1922–2015)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Vincent Price (1911–1993)

We Salute You, RIP

We Salute You Guys, RIP

Ms. Antonia Bird (1951–2013)
Mr. Kam Fong (1918–2002)
Mr. Steve Franken (1932–2012)

Jo Ann Harris

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Jodi Harris

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Denise Van Outen

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Joseph Fiennes

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Bella Heathcote

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Paul Bettany

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sir Laurence Olivier (1907–1989)

We Salute You, RIP

People asking questions lost in confusion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da69-pu_pqc

Comments:Definitely Not suitable for kids

Mr. JOHN LENNON --Watching the Wheels

Mr. JOHN LENNON
Mr.Hugh McCracken
Mr. Arthur Jenkins
Mr. Seldon Powell
and all those who are involved in recording the album(Double Fantasy )  whether band members, musicians, manager, producer, guests, crew etc that are no longer here:

We Salute You Guys, RIP

People asking questions lost in confusion

 Mr. JOHN LENNON --Watching the Wheels

People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm o.k. they look at me kind of strange
Surely your not happy now you no longer play the game


People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell that I'm doing Fine watching shadows on the wall
Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball?


I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go


People asking questions lost in confusion
Well I tell them there's no problem
Only solutions
Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry
I'm just sitting here doing time


I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go


source:oldielyrics.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sarah Bishop

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Mr. Roy Dotrice

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday Mr. Dotrice.
God bless.

Lauryn Hill

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Ms. Leslie Uggams

Happy Birthday Ms. Uggams. God bless.

Cillian Murphy


Happy Birthday. God bless.

Piacenza:

PIACENZA - La LPR Piacenza prosegue nella costruzione di una solida e competitiva corazzata in vista della stagione 2016/17, sulla carta già ricca di impegni di Campionato e Challenge Cup.
Le ambizioni piacentine sono alte e, dopo i pregiati ed esaltanti ingaggi della diagonale Hierrezuelo-Hernandez, il ritorno in maglia biancorossa di Marshall e Alletti ed il rinnovo dell’intramontabile Papi, il prossimo anno coach Giuliani potrà avvalersi anche di un’altra punta di diamante: Simone Parodi.

Lo schiacciatore di Taggia (Imperia), classe 1986, giunge a Piacenza con un curriculum e un albo d’oro di tutto rispetto; Parodi infatti ha vestito le maglie dei migliori Club italiani conquistando con loro i riconoscimenti più importanti.

Dal 2005, anno di esordio nella massima serie, veste le maglie di Cuneo (2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2011), Verona (2008-2009) per poi approdare definitivamente a Civitanova dove trascorre le ultime 5 stagioni.

In queste 11 stagioni di A1 si dimostra un atleta fondamentale nel rettangolo di gioco e parte attiva della conquista dei trofei più ambiti: 3 Campionati (2010, 2012, 2014), 3 Supercoppe (2010, 2012, 2014), 1 Coppa Italia (2011) e 1 Coppa CEV (2010).
Nel 2007 viene per la prima volta convocato nella Nazionale maggiore, dove milita tutt’ora.

Anche con gli Azzurri Parodi batte cassa ed espugna un oro al Memorial Hubert Wagner (2011), due medaglie d’argento ai Campionati europei (2011 e 2013), un bronzo alle Olimpiadi di Londra del 2012 e due bronzi nelle World League di Mar del Plata (2013) e Firenze (2014).
Schiacciatore dalle ottime doti anche in ricezione in 11 stagioni ha messo a terra, tra Regular Season e Coppa Italia, 2763 punti e a Piacenza ritrova un punto di riferimento del suo passato: coach Giuliani.


source:volleyball.it

May 25, 2016

Mr. Frank Oz, Jamie Kennedy, Patti D'Arbanville, Ann Pirvu, Suzanne Collins, Aly Raisman, Brandi Andres, Maisy McLeod-Riera,
Mr. Marion Campbell, Tiffany Granath, Claire Sinclair, Shannon Stewart, Bettina, Tardu Flordun, Maibritt Saerens, Paul Weller, Barbara Schulz and Markiss McFadden

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

May 26, 2016

Mr. Nicola Piovani, Genie Francis, Bobcat Goldthwait, Lenny Kravitz, Musetta Vander, Fernando León de Aranoa,
Ole Bornedal, Monique Alexander, Philip Michael Thomas, Ashley Bell, Lisa Niemi, Dayle Haddon, Anna Bullard,
Mr. Brent Musburger, Olivia Pascal and Rachael Blake


Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Al Jolson (1886–1950)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Peter Cushing (1913–1994)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. James Arness (1923–2011)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Levon Helm (1940–2012)

We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Peggy Lee (1920–2002)

We Salute You, RIP

Stevie Nicks

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Mr. John Wayne (1907-1979)

We Salute You, RIP

Elisabeth Harnois

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Margaret Colin

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Pam Grier

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Blood on the Tracks

Mr. Phil Ramone
and all those who are involved in recording the album(Blood on the Tracks) whether musicians, manager, producer, guests, crew etc that are no longer here:

We Salute You Guys, RIP

Helena Bonham Carter

Tomorrow is your birthday.
Happy Birthday.
God bless.

Mr. Bob Dylan

Happy Birthday Mr. Dylan. God bless.

Blood on the Tracks

 

 

Blood on the Tracks is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 20, 1975[1][2] by Columbia Records. The album marked Dylan's return to Columbia Records after a two-album stint with Asylum Records. Dylan commenced recording the album in New York City in September 1974. In December, shortly before Columbia was due to release the record, Dylan abruptly re-recorded much of the material in a studio in Minneapolis. The final album contains five tracks from New York and five from Minneapolis.

Blood on the Tracks was initially received with mixed reviews, but has subsequently been acclaimed as one of Dylan's greatest albums by critics and fans. The songs have been linked to tensions in Dylan's personal life, including estrangement from his then-wife Sara. One of their children, Jakob Dylan, has described the songs as "my parents talking".[3] The album has been viewed as an outstanding example of the confessional singer-songwriter's craft, and it has been called "the truest, most honest account of a love affair from tip to stern ever put down on magnetic tape".[4] In interviews, Dylan has denied that the songs on the album are autobiographical. In 2003, the album was ranked number 16 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and in 2004, it was placed at number 5 on Pitchfork Media's list of the top 100 albums of the 1970s.[5]
The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and #4 on the UK Albums Chart. The single "Tangled Up in Blue" peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album remains one of Dylan's best-selling studio releases, with a double-platinum US certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[6] In 2015, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[7]

 

Recording

Pre-production

At the conclusion of his 1974 tour with the Band, Dylan began a relationship with a Columbia Records employee, Ellen Bernstein, which Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin has described as the beginning of the end of Dylan's marriage to his wife Sara.[8] In spring 1974, Dylan was in New York for several weeks while he attended art classes with the painter Norman Raeben.[9] Dylan subsequently gave Raeben credit in interviews for transforming his understanding of time, and during the summer of 1974 Dylan began to write a series of songs in a red notebook which utilised his new knowledge:
[Raeben] taught me how to see in a way that allowed me to do consciously what I unconsciously felt... When I started doing it, it the first album I made was Blood on the Tracks. Everybody agrees that was pretty different, and what's different about it is there's a code in the lyrics, and also there's no sense of time.[9]
Dylan subsequently spent time with Bernstein on his farm in Minnesota and there he completed the 17 songs from which Blood on the Tracks was formed—songs which Heylin has described as "perhaps the finest collection of love songs of the twentieth century, songs filled with the full spectrum of emotions a marriage on the rocks can engender".[10]
Prior to recording, Dylan previewed the songs that would constitute Blood on the Tracks for a number of friends in the music world, including David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Tim Drummond, and Peter Rowan.[11] Nash recalled that Stills disliked Dylan's private performance of his new songs; immediately after Dylan left the room, Stills remarked to Nash, "He's a good songwriter ... but he's no musician."[11]
Initially, Dylan considered recording Blood on the Tracks with an electric backing group, and contacted Mike Bloomfield who had played lead guitar on Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited album. When the two met, Dylan ran through the songs he was planning to record, but he played them too quickly for Bloomfield to learn.[12] Bloomfield later recalled the experience: "They all began to sound the same to me; they were all in the same key; they were all long. It was one of the strangest experiences of my life. He was sort of pissed off that I didn't pick it up." In the end, Dylan rejected the idea of recording the album with a band, and instead substituted stripped-down acoustic arrangements for all of his songs.[12] On August 2, 1974, Dylan signed a contract with Columbia Records. After releasing his two previous albums, Planet Waves and Before the Flood, on Asylum Records, Dylan decided his new album would benefit from the commercial muscle of the record label that had made him famous, and his new contract gave him increased control over his own masters.[13]

Recording sessions

Dylan commenced recording at A & R Recording Studios in New York City on September 16, 1974. Bernstein has stated "the theme of returning ran through the sessions", so "it made a lot of sense to do it at A&R".[13] A & R Studios was the former Columbia Records "Studio A", where Dylan had recorded six albums in the 1960s.[13] The musicians quickly realized that Dylan was taking a "spontaneous" approach to recording.[12] The session engineer, Phil Ramone, later said that Dylan transitioned from one song to another as if they were part of a medley. Ramone noted:
Sometimes he will have several bars, and in the next version, he will change his mind about how many bars there should be in between a verse. Or eliminate a verse. Or add a chorus when you don't expect.
Eric Weissberg and his band, Deliverance, originally recruited as session men, were rejected after two days of recording because they could not keep up with Dylan's pace.[12] Dylan retained bassist Tony Brown from the band, and soon added organist Paul Griffin (who had also worked on Highway 61 Revisited) and steel guitarist Buddy Cage.[12] After ten days[12] and four sessions[14] with the current lineup, Dylan had finished recording and mixing, and, by November, had cut a test pressing on the album. Columbia began to prepare to release the album before Christmas.[15]
Dylan played the test pressing for his brother, David Zimmerman, who persuaded Dylan the album would not sell because the overall sound was too stark. Robert Christgau also heard the early version of the album and called it "a sellout to the memory of Dylan's pre-electric period".[16] At his brother's urging, Dylan agreed to re-record five of the album's songs in Sound 80 in Minneapolis, with backing musicians recruited by David. The new takes were accomplished in two days at the end of December 1974. Blood on the Tracks was released into stores on January 20, 1975.[17]

Autobiographical interpretation of Blood on the Tracks

The songs that constitute Blood on the Tracks have been described by many Dylan critics as stemming from his personal turmoil at the time, particularly his estrangement from his then-wife Sara Dylan.[18] One of Bob and Sara Dylan's children, Jakob Dylan, has said, "When I'm listening to Blood On The Tracks, that's about my parents."[19]
Dylan has denied this autobiographical interpretation, stating in a 1985 interview with Bill Flanagan, "A lot of people thought that album pertained to me. It didn't pertain to me... I'm not going to make an album and lean on a marriage relationship."[20] Informed of the album's popularity, Dylan told Mary Travers in a radio interview in April 1975: "A lot of people tell me they enjoy that album. It's hard for me to relate to that. I mean... people enjoying that type of pain, you know?" Addressing whether the album described his own personal pain, Dylan replied that he didn't write "confessional songs".[12]
In his 2004 memoir, Chronicles, Vol. 1, Dylan stated that the songs have nothing to do with his own personal life, and that they were inspired by the short stories of Anton Chekhov.[21]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[22]
Chicago Tribune 4/4 stars[23]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5/5 stars[24]
MusicHound 5/5 stars[25]
Q 5/5 stars[26]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[27]
Sputnikmusic 5/5[28]
The Village Voice A[16]
Released in early 1975, Blood on the Tracks initially received mixed reviews from critics.[29] Rolling Stone published two assessments. The first, by Jonathan Cott, called it "Dylan's magnificent new album". The second reviewer, Jon Landau, wrote that "the record has been made with typical shoddiness."[30] In the NME, Nick Kent described "the accompaniments [as] often so trashy they sound like mere practice takes",[30] while Crawdaddy magazine's Jim Cusimano found the instrumentation incompetent.[29]
An influential review of the album was written by Dylan critic Michael Gray for the magazine Let It Rock. Gray argued that this album transformed our perception of Dylan, that he was no longer defined as "the major artist of the sixties. Instead, Dylan has legitimized his claim to a creative prowess as vital now as then—a power not bounded by the one decade he so affected."[31] This view was amplified by Clinton Heylin, who wrote: "Ten years after he turned the rock & roll brand of pop into rock... [Dylan] renewed its legitimacy as a form capable of containing the work of a mature artist."[31] In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau wrote that although the lyrics occasionally evoke romantic naiveté and bitterness, Blood on the Tracks is altogether Dylan's "most mature and assured record".[16]
Since its initial reception, Blood on the Tracks has been viewed by critics as one of Dylan's best albums.[29] In Salon.com, Wyman wrote: "Blood on the Tracks is his only flawless album and his best produced; the songs, each of them, are constructed in disciplined fashion. It is his kindest album and most dismayed, and seems in hindsight to have achieved a sublime balance between the logorrhea-plagued excesses of his mid-1960s output and the self-consciously simple compositions of his post-accident years."[32] Bell, in his critical biography of Dylan, wrote that that Blood on the Tracks was proof that "Dylan had won the argument over his refusal to argue about politics. In this, he began to seem prescient."[33] Bell concluded the album "might well count as one of the best things Dylan ever did".[34] Novelist Rick Moody called it "the truest, most honest account of a love affair from tip to stern ever put down on magnetic tape".[4]
A result of the acclaim surrounding Blood on the Tracks has been that when critics have praised one of Dylan's subsequent albums they have often described it as "his best since Blood on the Tracks".[35][36] According to music journalist Rob Sheffield, Blood on the Tracks became a benchmark album for Dylan in the years that followed because it was "such a stunning comeback".[27]



Track listing

All songs written and composed by Bob Dylan.
Side one
No. Title Recorded Length
1. "Tangled Up in Blue"   December 30, 1974 in Minneapolis 5:42
2. "Simple Twist of Fate"   September 19, 1974 in New York City 4:19
3. "You're a Big Girl Now"   December 27, 1974 in Minneapolis 4:36
4. "Idiot Wind"   December 27, 1974 in Minneapolis 7:48
5. "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"   September 17, 1974 in New York City 2:55
Side two
No. Title Recorded Length
6. "Meet Me in the Morning"   September 16, 1974 in New York City 4:22
7. "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts"   December 30, 1974 in Minneapolis 8:51
8. "If You See Her, Say Hello"   December 30, 1974 in Minneapolis 4:49
9. "Shelter from the Storm"   September 17, 1974 in New York City 5:02
10. "Buckets of Rain"   September 19, 1974 in New York City 3:22
Total length:
51:42

Outtakes

Only one of the five New York acetate recordings that were subsequently replaced on the official album has been officially released: "You're a Big Girl Now", released on 1985's Biograph. Although alternate takes of "Tangled Up in Blue", "Idiot Wind", and "If You See Her, Say Hello" from those same sessions were released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1–3, these were not the same takes that were initially slotted for inclusion on the official album. That collection also includes "Call Letter Blues", an outtake/early version of "Meet Me in the Morning" with alternate lyrics. "Up to Me", another outtake from these sessions, was also released on 1985's Biograph. An alternate take of the song "Shelter From the Storm" is featured in the original soundtrack album for Jerry Maguire (1996). An alternate take of "Meet Me in the Morning" was released on the b-side of the Record Store Day 2012 release of "Duquesne Whistle." "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" is the only song from the New York sessions which has not been officially released in any form.[37]

Personnel

(For personnel details, see Heylin, 1996[37] and Björner, 2014[38])
Technical personnel