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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX e la sfida per un futuro fantastico (Italian Edition)
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX e la sfida per un futuro fantastico (Italian Edition)
Mi piace leggere le biografie di personaggi noti alla cronaca, oltre a quelli noti alla storia. Soprattutto per cercare di capire il loro percorso personale che li ha portati a fare ciò che hanno poi fatto, a pensare, scegliere ed agire in un certo modo.

Per questo non mi piacciono molto le autobiografie, spesso troppo distanti dalla realtà e non in grado di cogliere tutti quegli aspetti della vita del personaggio, dei modi di fare e di agire che nella maggior parte dei casi solo le biografie possono indagare.

Pur essendo una biografia autorizzata, Ashlee Vance mette in guardia il lettore del fatto che Elon Musk non abbia potuto mettere mano a quanto scritto o leggerlo, prima che venisse pubblicato. Fortunatamente, aggiungo io.

L'infanzia di Musk e tutti quei piccoli dettagli sulla sua vita, la sua famiglia, la scuola, ecc. sono proprio quel genere di curiosità che mi piace ricercare nei personaggi noti e l'autore dedica ad essi molto spazio.

Non si impara nulla di replicabile, ma si trae ispirazione e si getta lo sguardo al futuro dell'umanità. Inoltre la storia di Musk è proprio interessante, in ogni modo la si racconti.

Lo rileggerei volentieri.

Pag. 32 - "Ero in terza o quarta elementare. Ho cercato di convincere il bibliotecario a ordinare nuovi libri per me. Poi ho iniziato a leggere "Encyclopaedia Britannica". È stato utilissimo. Non puoi sapere cosa non sai. Ti rendi conto che c'è tutto un mondo là fuori."
Louis Armstrong - Greatest Hits
Louis Armstrong - Greatest Hits
Louis Armstrong - Greatest Hits put out by RCA Victor gives us a solid assortment of numbers by the immortal Louis Armstrong. The sound quality is really rather good; and the artwork is excellent.

The track set opens with "Sugar" performed by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven band. The quality of the sound surprises me considering the age of the recording. Louis sings this to perfection and beyond; and his buddies play so well. I think "Sugar" makes a great starting track for this album. "St. Louis Blues" does have a bit of surface noise; but it doesn't interfere with the sound of the music. Louis wails out great and this number really jams! The trumpet playing Louis adds to "St. Louis Blues" really impresses me--but, then again, was there ever a time when Louis Armstrong disappointed anyone?

"I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" features some more great singing by the great Louis Armstrong; and the melody is beautiful. The brass enhances the number so well; and this number holds its own effortlessly. "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" is definitely a highlight of this CD. Listen also for "Ain't Misbehavin';" this W.C. Handy number sparkles like gold when Louis and his buddies perform this flawlessly. Together Louis and his band bat "Ain't Misbehavin'" straight out of the ballpark! It's an awesome number that I always liked because it's so playful.

"Mood Indigo" is a more recent recording that features Louis squarely in the spotlight--and this comes off without a hitch! There's a beautiful arrangement for the flute that rounds out the musical arrangement very nicely. I love how Louis sings those lyrics for "Mood Indigo."

"My One And Only Love" again places Louis in the spotlight; and the lush musical arrangement works wonders for this ballad. Louis delivers this love song with panache and it's a very memorable tune. The CD also ends very nicely with Louis on "What A Wonderful World." This rendition of "What a Wonderful World" has a spoken introduction; and this ballad was easily a huge hit for Louis in the later years of his career. It's a very sweet, optimistic ballad; and it leaves you wanting more. Don't be surprised if you find yourself pushing the "play" button on your CD player to listen to this one all over again!

Louis Armstrong fans will appreciate this album without any doubt; and people who like classic jazz vocals and even classic pop vocals will love this CD, too.
The Bootleg Volume 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 - Concert At Philharmonic Hall
The Bootleg Volume 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 - Concert At Philharmonic Hall
Ces Bootleg Series sont vraiment un délice pour les dylanophiles de tout poil. Pas que finalement d'ailleurs parce que ce concert de 1964 capte parfaitement le Dylan des débuts, folk donc, de manière idéale genre best of du bonhomme avec un son superbe. C'est donc aussi une excellente approche pour les néophytes puisqu'en deux disques cohérents ils auront une étendue complète des talents du Dylan des débuts. Et c'est qu'il faut l'entendre sur ce live, juste armé de sa guitare et de son harmonica, tout seul sur la scène, à la fois concentré, déterminé et décontracté, très à l'aise, car il se montre sûr de lui, de ses chansons, de sa musique. Il habite chaque morceau avec véhémence, chanteur décidément unique et inclassable mais grandiose finalement à l'arrivée car faisant tourbillonner les mots, charriant un flot d'images ininterrompues, et déversant le tout loin devant. On en reste baba, bouche bée, car avec ce live superbe, on croirait bien revivre ce concert. Où Dylan se plante, se marre, s'accorde, fait plein de pains, mais, voilà, c'est vivant, et c'est bien ce qu'on attend d'un live. Surtout que les versions sont superbes, emportées par un allant irrésistible. Joan Baez vient pousser la chansonnette en fin de set, variété bienvenue vu la nudité du concert, notamment quand elle chante seule accompagnée par Dylan sur "Silver Dagger". Pour les quelques autres morceaux, ce ne sont pas vraiment des duos car Dylan et Baez chantent à l'unisson, ce qui les rend prisonniers d'une interprétation beaucoup moins fluide et flexible. Résultat: cela donne un petit côté boy-scout un peu désobligeant à l'ensemble. Seul petit reproche cela dit d'un concert magnifique. Ah si, quand même, une dernière chose: attention toutefois si vous avez des chats chez vous, certaines fréquences émises par l'harmonica de Dylan pourraient les irriter. Moi j'aime bien mais je ne suis pas chat, alors...
Tropical Gift Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils - Coconut Cream, Bay Rum, Pina Colada, Tahitian Vanilla, Ocean Breeze, Pineapple - 10Ml - Scented Oils
Tropical Gift Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils - Coconut Cream, Bay Rum, Pina Colada, Tahitian Vanilla, Ocean Breeze, Pineapple - 10Ml - Scented Oils
Husband and I had high hopes for this set of fragrances. The Coconut Cream, Pina Colada and Tahitian Vanilla from this set were really nice. We didn't like the Bay Rum at all. To us the Bay Rum smelled pretty bad. We expected the Ocean Breeze to have a light clean fragrance, but it was a bit of a let down. Not what we expected. Kinda smelly in a bad way. The pineapple isn't what you would expect either. When I think pineapple I think fresh cut. Doesn't smell anything like fresh cut pineapple. Hard to describe, but this one was not a favorite, although I usually love pineapple fragrances. It could have smelled like a pineapple lotion like you'd get on a beach, I would've been happy with that too. But it doesn't smell like that either. Kind of like old canned pineapple that's gone rotten is what it smells like. So from what you pay for, we only like three out of six. Not the greatest value for $17. This being the second collection of fragrances from this company I have bought, I think I like the Sweet collection a bit better. Bubble Gum, Orange Creamsicle, Peaches & Cream, Oatmeal Cookie Dough and Chocolate were all nice but we hated the Blue Cotton Candy and beg that NO ONE ever wears that fragrance in public, please! If you have to buy just one fragrance from each of these sets. I would say the Orange Creamsicle from the Sweet collection, easily. Smells just like orange ice cream. And the Pina Colada from the Tropical set. If you're buying two, go with just the Sweet set and get Peaches and Cream as well as Orange Creamsicle. All four of us love it, even my boys. There is a strawberry by PnJ Trading we all agree is a must-have. We all four love that one.
COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Express Body Mousse Self Tanner, Piña Colada, 7 Fl Oz
COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Express Body Mousse Self Tanner, Piña Colada, 7 Fl Oz
I don't use Sunless often, but get really pasty legs in the Winter. I like coola's firming lotion more because it feels thicker and like i get better coverage, but I tried the mousse this past Spring and really found it easy to use and gave me great color. Again, I was going from pasty to needing color, so it worked fantastic for me.
Little Trees Car Air Freshener | Hanging Tree Provides Long Lasting Scent for Auto or Home | Piña Colada, 6-Packs (4 Count)
Little Trees Car Air Freshener | Hanging Tree Provides Long Lasting Scent for Auto or Home | Piña Colada, 6-Packs (4 Count)
What started as a positive, fulfilling relationship turned into a grown man living alone; what was a camping van soon turned into a commuter/domicile/nervous breakdown mobile. Living alone is pretty tough, especially when all you have are the smells of your own funk, the road, and yesterday's take-away to fill the void. I tried many things to cover the stench of my solitude, to include candles, spray products, cleaners, and those gel cups. What I guess I figured out is that no product will cover my own disappointment.

But then on a stop for a shower at a Midwest truck scale, I saw this scent of Little Trees. Reminds me of those happier days. Far before the divorce, and even further from the legal issues. It was the smell of childhood: freedom, innocence, genuine sugary happiness. The sheer excitement I would get running towards oddly-colored carbs. The genuine relationship with my father as I was held in loving embrace, even with the dusty shards of candy draping on his shoulders through the cacophony.

I can relive those moments with the large pack (24) of these Little Trees. Like most things in live they are temporal. But if temporary happiness at such a low cost brings back good memories, why not try it out. I can hang a few of these in my close quarters and at least remember a time when things were simpler. When tears and sadness were resolved so easily.

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