Lou Reed

Lou Reed (Louis Firbank) was born on this day, 2nd March 1942.He was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was co-founder and the front man of the rock group the Velvet Underground, a band managed by Andy Warhol.He had also a successful solo career spanning several decades.In 1982, around his 40th birthday, he released… Read More Lou Reed

(U3A)”The Day John Kennedy Died”: translation & analysis

IL GIORNO IN CUI MORI’ JOHN  KENNEDY Ho sognato che ero il presidente di questi Stati Uniti ho sognato di aver sostituito l’ignoranza, la stupidità e l’odio ho sognato l’unione perfetta e la legge perfetta, irrefutabile e più di tutto ho sognato di aver dimenticato quel giorno in cui mori John Kennedy Ho sognato che… Read More (U3A)”The Day John Kennedy Died”: translation & analysis

10 September 1898 – Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.

Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary,  by marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I. In September 1898, Elisabeth (also known as “Sisi”) travelled incognito to Geneva and took accommodation at Hotel Beau-Rivage, on the lake, where she had already stayed the previous year.… Read More 10 September 1898 – Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.