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If You Will Be My Love

This is the signature song of Mario Lanza.

Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson in the 1950 movie The Toast of New Orleans :

lyrics :

Be My Love
words by Sammy Cahn
music by Nicholas Brodszky

Be my love
For no one else can end this yearning
This need that you and you alone create
Just fill my arms
The way you’ve filled my dreams
The dreams that you inspire
With every sweet desire

Be my love
And with your kisses set me burning
One kiss is all I need to seal my fate
And hand in hand
We’ll find love’s promised land
There’ll be no one but you for me
Eternally
If you will be my love

Mario again in black and white :

See the end bits of the movie :

Yuneec E430 Electric Aircraft

Airplanes are loud. But not this one!

The E430 sails through round 2 of test flights in Shanghai.

Yuneecs company test pilot, Sun Xun (3,600hrs), was delighted with the way the E430 handled but commented that for him the most surprising feature is how quiet and smooth it is, even at full power during the low pass.

The E430 has a 13.8m wingspan and is powered by a 40kw (54bhp) electric motor. Its maker stated that the plane has a flight time of roughly two hours when using a six-pack lithium polymer battery and three hours when using a 10-pack battery.

Yuneec said that during a recent series of tests flights in China, the E430 was able to reach a top speed of around 93mph (150 km/h) and climb to a hight of 300m (975ft).

The plane’s next outing will be at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Convention in Wisconsin, North America. After which the E430 will be shipped to California where it’ll undergo Federal Aviation Administration tests to clear it for commercial sales in North America. reghardware

LUDUS Modular Sofa

LUDUS, designed by Patricia Hopfer,modular sitting-lying combination. mobilia
Here it is opened up.

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Look, there’s space for your drink and your books!
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The Manhattan Transfer Chanson D´Amour

The current American vocal group The Manhattan Transfer made up of Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, and Laurel Massé, are still together today in 2009. They’ve been together since more than 3 decades ago in 1972. wiki

Chanson D´Amour – 12/03/1977 via

3 weeks at #1 – 13 weeks on chart

Chanson d´amour (ra da da da da)
Play encore
Here in my heart (ra da da da da)
More and more
Chanson d´amour (ra da da da da)
Je t’adore
Each time I hear (ra da da da da)
Chanson (chanson) d´amour

(Ra da da da da)

(Ra da da da da)

Chanson d´amour (ra da da da da)
Je t’adore
Each time I hear (ra da da da da)
Chanson (chanson) d´amour
Everytime I hear, chanson, chanson d´amour

Cole Porter Night And Day

Cole Porter wrote “Night and Day” for the 1932 musical play Gay Divorce.
Here is a young Frank Sinatra way back in 1956.

Fred Astaire introduced “Night and Day” on stage, and his recording of the song was a #1 hit. He performed it again in the 1934 film version of the show, renamed The Gay Divorcee, and it became one of his signature pieces.

The song was so associated with Porter that when Hollywood first filmed his life story in 1946, the movie was entitled Night and Day. wiki

Here’s Haydn Huckle on the piano.

Night and Day Lyrics

Like the beat, beat of the TOM-TOM
When the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick tick tock of the STATELY clock
As it STANDS against the wall
Like the drip drip drip of the rain drops
When the summer shower’s through
So a voice within me
Keeps repeating you…you

Night and day
You are the one
Only you beneath the moon
And under the sun
Whether near to me or far
It’s no matter, baby, where you are
I think of you
Night and day

Day and night
Why is it so
That this longing for you follows wherever I go
In the roaring traffics boom
In the silence of my lonely room
I think of you
Night and day

Night and day
Under the hide of me
Though such a hungry yearning
Burning inside of me
This torment won’t be through
’til you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night
Night and day

Night and day
Under the hide of me
Oh, such a hungry yearning
Burning, burning inside of me
This torment won’t be through
’til you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night
Night and day