On 5 December 1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at the age of 35. Apparently he was at the height of his powers: in September he had completed the score of “The Magic Flute,” conducted its premiere, then he had started writing the “Requiem”. He was evidently active and in good health, but suddenly, on 22… Read More 5 Dec. 1791: WHO (or WHAT) KILLED MOZART?
“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.” “Alcuni scienziati affermano che l’idrogeno, poiché sembra così abbondante, è la sostanza basilare dell’universo. Io non… Read More Frank Zappa (1940 – December 4, 1993)
“None of this would’ve happened without him. It was George’s band – it was always George’s band and it was a dream he had for a long time.” – Tom Petty The Traveling Wilburys (sometimes shortened to the Wilburys) were a British-American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom… Read More THE TRAVELING WILBURYS
“Handle with care” represented the birth of the Traveling Wilburys, a group that reversed the usual process by which bands break up and give way to solo careers, for it was made up of solo stars. This song was a happy accident, since it was planned to be the B-side for Harrison’s “This Is Love,”… Read More “Handle with Care”: genesis & translation
HANDLE WITH CARE Been beat up and battered ’round Been sent up, and I’ve been shot down You’re the best thing that I’ve ever found Handle me with care Reputations changeable Situations tolerable Baby, you’re adorable Handle me with care (Chorus) I’m so tired of being lonely I still have some love to give Won’t… Read More (U3A)A song: “HANDLE WITH CARE””