14th February: Valentin’s Day

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Valentine’s Day [Peanuts]

Every year on the 14th of February is celebrated the feast of lovers, in honor especially of the Saint Valentine of Terni.

The festival is very old and has gained worldwide importance only in recent centuries. But in recent decades it obviously had a commercial power to make it one of the most important anniversaries of the year.

The gesture (or the most common custom) is the gift of chocolates to the person we love.. But of course there are many other customs, such as a love note, the gift of a plush heart, or any object that symbolizes our affection. However, chocolates are the most popular gift.

The Anglo-Saxon countries have given in the common imagination the idea that the most common gesture was also a love note, especially because it was emphasized by children’s cartoons or films, but also by some writings of shakespeare..
Obviously the gesture of the chocolates is very intimate and there are many gifts more appropriate and relevant to our feeling ..

 

Short History

There is no evidence of any link between St. Valentine’s Day and the rites of the ancient Roman festival Lupercalia, despite many claims by many authors.[20][45][notes 1][46] The celebration of Saint Valentine did not have any romantic connotations until Chaucer’s poetry about “Valentines” in the 14th century.[26] Popular modern sources claim links to unspecified Greco-Roman February holidays alleged to be devoted to fertility and love to St. Valentine’s Day, but prior to Chaucer in the 14th century, there were no links between the saints named Valentinus and romantic love.[26]

In Ancient Rome, Lupercalia, observed February 13–15, was an archaic rite connected to fertility. Lupercalia was a festival local to the city of Rome. The more general Festival of Juno Februa, meaning “Juno the purifier” or “the chaste Juno”, was celebrated on February 13–14. Pope Gelasius I (492–496) abolished Lupercalia. Some researchers have theorized that Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with the celebration of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and claim a connection to the 14th century’s connotations of romantic love, but there is no historical indication that he ever intended such a thing.[46][notes 2][47] Also, the dates do not fit because at the time of Gelasius I, the feast was only celebrated in Jerusalem, and it was on February 14 only because Jerusalem placed the Nativity of Jesus (Christmas) on January 6.[notes 3] Although it was called “Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary”, it also dealt with the presentation of Jesus at the temple.[48] Jerusalem’s Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary on February 14 became the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple on February 2 as it was introduced to Rome and other places in the sixth century, after Gelasius I’s time.[48]

Alban Butler in his Lifes of the Principal Saints (1756–1759) claimed without proof that men and women in Lupercalia drew names from a jar to make couples, and that modern Valentine’s letters originated from this custom. In reality, this practice originated in the Middle Ages, with no link to Lupercalia, with men drawing the names of girls at random to couple with them. This custom was combated by priests, for example by Frances de Sales around 1600, apparently by replacing it with a religious custom of girls drawing the names of apostles from the altar. However, this religious custom is recorded as soon as the 13th century in the life of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, so it could have a different origin

13th February 2020: Galentine’s Day

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Everyone knows that February 14 is Valentine’s Day, the feast of lovers. But not everyone is aware that the day before, on February 13 (exactly today), is Galentine’s Day. What is this anniversary? And why is it important not to let it go unnoticed? It all started with the TV series “Parks and Recreation“: it was the protagonist, Leslie Knope, who named her for the first time. From that moment on, even if it is not yet officially recognized, this day has become increasingly important and many companies are using it for advertising purposes.

February 13 is the party dedicated to friendships, to those important relationships that are part of our life and without which we could not be. It is a way to pay homage to women who celebrate other women, and it is important to remind us of the basic things in life.

“Galentine’s Day” is the 16th episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 22nd overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on February 11, 2010. In the episode, Leslie and her boyfriend Justin seek to reunite Leslie’s mother, Marlene, with her teenage flame. Meanwhile, April’s feelings for Andy continue to bloom, while Ann appears to be growing apart from Mark.

The episode was written by series co-creator Michael Schur and directed by Ken Kwapis. “Galentine’s Day” featured a guest appearance by John Larroquette as Frank Beckerson, the long-lost love of Marlene Griggs-Knope, who was played by Pamela Reed. It also featured the last in a string of guest performances by Justin Theroux as Leslie’s love interest, Justin Anderson.

According to Nielsen Media Research, “Galentine’s Day” was seen by 4.98 million household viewers, which marked

Today is the world day radio

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Every year, February 13 is the World Radio Day.

World Radio Day, promoted by UNESCO, serves to remind the importance of the radio instrument in celebrating humanity in all its diversity. And that, despite the technological progress and the advent of the web, it remains the most widespread media globally.

World Radio Day 2020 will be held on Thursday 13 February around the theme of “Radio and diversity.” UNESCO and UN calls on radio stations to uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves.

This edition of this year of World Radio Day is divided into three main sub-themes:

Advocating for pluralism in radio, including a mix of public, private and community broadcasters;
Encouraging representation in the newsroom, with teams representing diverse society groups;
Promoting a diversity of editorial content and programme types reflecting the variety of the audiences.
In the world, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations. Technological advances are also participating to diversity the radio sector: DAB+, DRM, IP streaming.

Halsey – You should be sad

“You Should Be Sad” (stylized in sentence case) is a song by American singer Halsey. It was released on January 10, 2020 through Capitol Records as the sixth single from her third studio album, Manic (2020).

Halsey revealed that she wrote the song in her living room floor, as well in Nashville, and stated that “the most petty and heartbreaking songs all come from country”. When talking about the inspiration for the outfits, Halsey confirmed a number of artists, writing, “Xtina, Gaga, Carrie, and of course Shania, this was one loaded with nods to badass idols of mine. Had the vision to do a ‘Before He Cheats’ but instead about after he does haha”.

LYRIC

I wanna start this out and say
I gotta get it off my chest
Got no anger, got no malice
Just a little bit of regret
Know nobody else will tell you
So there’s some things I gotta say
Gonna jot it down and then get it out
And then I’ll be on my way
No, you’re not half the man you think that you are
And you can’t fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars
I’m so glad I never ever had a baby with you
‘Cause you can’t love nothin’ unless there’s somethin’ in it for you
Oh, I feel so sorry
I feel so sad
I tried to help you
It just made you mad
And I had no warnin’
About who you are
I’m just glad I made it out without breakin’ down
And then ran so fuckin’ far
That you would never ever touch me again
Won’t see your alligator tears
‘Cause, no, I’ve had enough of them
Let me start this off by sayin’
I really meant well from the start
Take a broken man right in my hands
And then put back all his parts
But you’re not half the man you think that you are
And you can’t fill the hole inside of you with money, girls and cars
I’m so glad I never ever had a baby with you
‘Cause you can’t love nothin’ unless there’s somethin’ in it for you
Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)
It just made you mad
And I had no warnin’ (I had no warnin’)
About who you are (’bout who you)
Just glad I made it out without breakin’ down
Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)
It just made you mad
And I had no warnin’ (I had no)
About who you are (’bout who you)
‘Bout who you are
Hey
Hey
Hey
Hey
‘Cause you’re not half the man you think that you are
And you can’t fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars
I’m so glad I never ever had a baby with you
‘Cause you can’t love nothin’ unless there’s somethin’ in it for you
I feel so sad
You should be sad
You should be
You should be sad
You should be
You should be
You should be

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

 

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This is one of the songs of the moment and it is also one of my favorites: it reminds me of a sound close to that of the 80s.

On December 2, 2019, a commercial video containing footage from a Tesfaye and Mercedes-Benz commercial and the song’s audio video was released. The lyric video for “Blinding Lights” was released on December 6, 2019. Its official music video was shot in Fremont Street, Las Vegas and was released on January 21, 2020. The visual follows the events of the music video for “Heartless” and sees The Weeknd go on a hallucinated joyride through Las Vegas after waking from a trance. It concludes with Tesfaye having flashbacks to a club he attended earlier in the night, where he was serenaded by a mysterious woman, played by Japanese actress Miki Hamano and beat up by a duo of men that forced him to be on the run throughout the video. The video was directed by Anton Tammi, with various actions performed by the singer in the visual being inspired by the films Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Joker, and Casino.

 

LYRIC

Yeah
I been tryna call
I been on my own for long enough
Maybe you can show me how to love, maybe
I’m going through withdrawals
You don’t even have to do too much
You can turn me on with just a touch, baby
I look around and Sin City’s cold and empty (oh)
No one’s around to judge me (oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone
I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night
Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust
Hey, hey, hey
I’m running out of time
‘Cause I can see the sun light up the sky
So I hit the road in overdrive, baby
Oh, the city’s cold and empty (oh)
No one’s around to judge me (oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone
I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night
Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust
I’m just walking by to let you know (by to let you know)
I can never say it on the phone (say it on the phone)
Will never let you go this time (ooh)
I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch

 

Jennifer lopez drives me crazy

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Jenniger Lopez and Shakira with Pepsi Sponsor of final NFL

Today, the social media went crazy at the news that in the interval of the next NFL final Jennifer Lopez and shakira will do a show together.

In the Super Bowl interval show, the final of the American football championship, one of the most anticipated and followed sporting events of the year: the next will be held on February 2, 2020 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The news was given by the two singers and by Pepsi, the interval’s sponsor, on social networks.

Jennifer Lopez is now 50 years old but still makes the hearts and heads of men go crazy. One of my absolute singers and show girls.

Which other woman is like her?
I remember that when I was little, Pamela Anderson was very popular, but over the years she lost all her beauty.