Year 2020: beginning of the decade ’20!

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2020 is an important year. Although from a conceptual point of view the decade begins in 2021, formally it starts in a few hours. The 1920s will in fact be represented as the years of the past decades of 1900 because until now the ’10s and the’ 00s had an ambiguous representation. The 20’s are about to begin and we hope they are as wonderfully memorable as the 70s and 80s of the 1900s were.

 

U2 – New Year’s Day

 

This is most likely one of the best known songs for the new year.

“New Year’s Day” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track on their 1983 album War and was released as the album’s lead single in January 1983. With lyrics written about the Polish Solidarity movement, “New Year’s Day” is driven by Adam Clayton’s distinctive bassline and the Edge’s piano and guitar playing. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at number 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. This song was also included in the Pitchfork 500.

Lyric

Yeah
All is quiet on New Year’s Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you, night and day
Nothing changes on New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day
I will be with you again
I will be with you again
Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspapers says, says
Say it’s true, it’s true
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one
I, I will begin again
I, I will begin again
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Ah, maybe the time is right
Oh, maybe tonight
I will be with you again
I will be with you again
And so we’re told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you, be with you
Night and day
Nothing changes
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day

Robbie Williams – Time For Change

 

Time for change is a single excerpt from the album The Christmas Present.

he Christmas Present is the 12th studio album by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, and his first studio album since 2016’s The Heavy Entertainment Show. It was released on 22 November 2019, and features guest appearances from Tyson Fury, Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum, Helene Fischer and Bryan Adams. Williams performed a pair of concerts dubbed the “Robbie Williams Christmas Party” at the SSE Arena on 16 and 17 December 2019 in promotion of the album.

 

LYRIC

For once in your life, make it matter
For once in your life, let it be
Why don’t you hand it all over?
And sing it loudly with me?
Soon we will all be forgotten
But while we’re all still here on Earth
Sing about love and forget about loss
And shout for whatever you’re worth
C’mon, spread the word
(Christmas time)
Doesn’t everyone hurt?
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is here
Mum’s got a lot to get together
And dad, he provides what he can
They’ve been saving up forever and ever and ever
Just to do it all over again
Got me dreaming of home
(Christmas time)
Fills my heart full of hope
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is here
A time for a change
Must be here
So send all your loving out into the world
It’s your gift
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is herew

 

 

Color is the pretext for always recriminating something

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As always, I comment on Pawel Kuczysnki’s drawings. Today I find it difficult to comment on it, above all because it undoubtedly deals with the theme of racism.

The color of the skin was one of the factors that provoked racism in extreme cases. The slavery of the past on blacks has certainly created a mass culture with which black people always have the pretext of feeling different by asking for equality and equality even in cases where it is not necessary.

Black people will always have a society that will claim their rights, because in the end they will never be the same as others.

🎵 ELISA – Soul

 
This is the new song by ELISA, an Italian singer-songwriter who has been writing English songs for many years, enjoying international success. One of my favorite songs from this period.

LYRIC

Pictures on the wall that tell me who we were
The cracks and the scars, was hurt we had to learn
And now we’re fading, changing from myself
Sinking, bleeding, crying out for help
I’m scattered, so tattered
There’s no one else in this life for me
I’m battled, so shattered
Together never felt so lonely
So open up the doors
The shape of our heart’s the same
Let’s find a way back to us somehow, some way
We’ve built something beautiful we can’t replace
By chasing every breaking wave
‘Cause I love to love, to love you, yeah, so don’t let go
Enough, enough, enough, I need you close
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh
All the reasons we seem to defend
They mean nothing if I’ll lose you in the end
Before we break, we better learn to bend
Or we’ll be left with just our hearts to mend
I’m scattered, so tattered
There’s no one else in this life for me, no
I’m battled, so shattered
Forever never felt so lonely
So open up the doors
The shape of our heart’s the same
Let’s find a way back to us somehow, some way
We’ve built something beautiful we can’t replace
By chasing every breaking wave
‘Cause I love to love, to love you, yeah, so don’t let go
Enough, enough, enough, I need you close
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh
Baby, let’s take the chance (Baby, let’s take the chance)
Tell me there is so much more (Tell me there is so much more)
It’s all about forgiveness
And isn’t it love that we’re here for?
So open up the doors
The shape of our heart’s the same
Let’s find a way back to us somehow, some way
We’ve built something beautiful we can’t replace
By chasing every breaking wave
‘Cause I love to love, to love you, yeah, so don’t let go
Enough, enough, enough, I need you close
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh

The best software for musical notation

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MUSESCORE

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Musescore is absolutely the best FREE program for writing music. It is only passed by FINALE – considered a professional level – but it is paid.

It allows for fast and easy note entry on a virtual note sheet. It has an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback of the score. MuseScore can import and export MusicXML and standard Midi files.

MuseScore is available in more than 40 languages and is rapidly becoming the leading free music notation software and often praised as a cost effective alternative for expensive software.

https://musescore.org/it/download

 

 

TUX GUITAR

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Simple and essential program that does its job perfectly. Originally created for Linux, it has the main tools.

Imports and exports gp3,gp4 and gp5 files

https://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxguitar/

 

 

Frescobaldi

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Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.

Powerful text editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion
Music view with advanced Point & Click
Midi player to proof-listen LilyPond-generated MIDI files
Midi capturing to enter music
Powerful Score Wizard to quickly setup a music score

https://www.rosegardenmusic.com

 

 

FINALE

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This software being of professional level I recommend it to those who really require all the tools and functions, because obviously they are paid and it is not cheap …

Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.

https://www.finalemusic.com/free-trial/

New Edge (browser) : arriving on 15th January 15 on Windows Update.

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The new Edge, the web browser of the Redmond house will arrive on January 15th. The new browser is based on the Chromium platform and this will allow to have a better use of the browser but also of different performances.
Its release should take place on all PCs and notebooks equipped with Windows 10 April 2018 Update or with later versions while for the previous ones it will not be possible to receive the update.

The Chromium base represents a new era for Edge and for Microsoft. The basis of the web browser is indeed Chromium and this will therefore allow us to revolutionize the browse, which has long been criticized for being behind light years compared to the direct competitors of Mozilla firefox and Chrome itself. It often happened that many users did not succeed in visualizing the pages in the right way.

The monstrous goal of Cristiano Ronaldo against the Sampdoria.

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Have you seen Ronaldo’s last goal? Yesterday, 18th December, Juve played against Sampdoria and won with two splendid goals from Dybala and Ronaldo. In particular, Ronaldo’s goal was monstrous in technique and athletic level. CR7 hit the head ball with an incredible elevation remaining suspended for an infinite time. Cristiano Ronaldo has accustomed us to similar goals, with enormous elevations, but this goal seemed to be from another planet. One of the best goals in football.

Champions League round of 16 draw

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On Monday 16th the draws for the Champions League knockout rounds took place in Nyon (Switzerland), in addition to those of the Europa League. For the champions there were some very interesting draws in terms of clashes between teams.

The most balanced matches are: Chelsea-Bayern, Atletico-Liverpool, RealMadrid-ManchesterCity, on which it is difficult to make a prediction.

Probably the team that had the most favorable (lucky) draw was Juventus who will play Lyon. Even Tottenham was lucky, meeting Leipzig, which on paper is perhaps even easier than Lyon. Barcelona will meet Napoli, which although it is a difficult team, is certainly not a big danger. The atalanta, the Italian team that for the first time arrived in the Champions League and even in the round of 16, will meet Valencia. This will be a very interesting game. In theory, Valencia is favored which, as is the case in Spanish tradition, will be very difficult, but it is not certain that it will win.

The favorite teams for the Champions League final victory are surely Manchester City and Barcelona. Real and Juve have a good chance, in addition to PSG. The other teams will have a hard life.