Cole Porter’s Song "True Love"

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“True Love” was written by Cole Porter and performed by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the 1955 film, “High Society,” which also starred Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. “True Love” was the first and only gold record for Grace Kelly and was the 21st gold record for Bing Crosby. The song stayed on the charts for 22 weeks, rising as high as number 3. “True Love” was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Song in 1956, although it lost to Doris Day’s “Que Sera, Sera.”

Cole Porter was a highly experienced songwriter when he wrote “True Love.” The decades of the 1930’s and 1940’s were full of Cole Porter hit musicals. During the 1930’s alone, Porter wrote music and lyrics for ten Broadway musicals for New York and two film musicals for Hollywood.

Cole Porter was born in Indiana in 1891 to parents who were wealthy. He received an extensive musical education, learning the piano and the violin by age six. His favorite of the two was the piano which he practiced two hours daily. By age ten he was writing words and music to original songs, and by age seventeen he published his first song.

Porter also received an impressive academic education which carried him through Yale and into Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Music. While at Yale, Porter became the president of the Glee Club and a cheer leader, and, among the 300 songs he wrote while at Yale, he wrote two football fight songs that are still played today. Despite being the roommate of Dean Acheson, the future Secretary of State under President Truman, Porter dropped out of Harvard Law School to continue with his music education.

After World War I, Porter moved to Europe where he met and married Linda Lee Thomas, a beautiful and rich divorcee and a descendant of the Lees of Virginia. Their relationship was a loving, supportive, lifelong partnership. Cole Porter was gay and had numerous male interests which Linda had agreed to allow. However, the marriage was at times unstable when Porter’s gay interests threatened the couple’s carefully maintained social appearances.

Following their marriage in 1919 in Paris, the Porters lived an extravagant lifestyle in Europe through the 1920’s. Their palatial home in Paris had floor to ceiling mirrors and zebra skin upholstery. Later, they moved into a famous palace in Venice where their lush parties included fifty gondoliers, circus acrobats, and a ballet company. They also built a night club outside their palace which accommodated 100 guests.

Back in New York, Porter’s first few contributions to Broadway musicals were poorly received. However, by the end of the 1920’s Porter gained recognition, and through the 1930’s and 1940’s he was one of the brightest stars on Broadway. He worked excessively and tirelessly on his musical productions and spent time in both New York and Hollywood.

In 1937 a terrible horse riding accident crushed both of Porter’s legs. As the story goes, while waiting for hours for help to arrive he composed the lyrics to a verse of his song, “At Long Last Love.” The accident left him crippled and in pain for the rest of his life. He underwent more than 30 leg operations until his right leg was finally amputated in 1958. Following his leg amputation, Cole Porter dropped out of music production until his death in 1964.

In 1955 Cole Porter wrote the lyrics and music for “High Society,” starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong. The film was a musical remake of the classic 1940 award winning movie, “The Philadelphia Story,” which won a Best Actor Oscar for James Stewart and which also starred Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. “High Society” featured nine musical numbers, plus there were five additional songs written by Porter which were not included in the movie.

“High Society” was one of MGM’s greatest musicals. Grace Kelly was the movie’s luminous star, and the romantic exchange with Bing Crosby in “True Love” was one of the movie’s highlights.

Here are the lyrics to Cole Porter’s “True Love.”

Sometimes wind blows

a new moon moves at last alone

feeling far above her

oh how lucky we are

while I give to you

would you give to me

true love true love

so on and on it will always be

true love true love

for you and I have a guardian angel

on high with nothing to do

but to give to you as you give to me

love forever true

love forever true

for you and I have a guardian angel

on high with nothing to do

but to give you as you give to me

love forever true

love forever true

give me more true love oh yeah

true love true love

true love true love

got to give me your oh yeah oh yeah

true love true love

true love true love

for you and I have a guardian angel

on high with nothing to do

but to give to you as you give to me

love forever true

love forever true

love forever true love.

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How to Start Playing Soccer

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Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to play soccer? People think that it is a simple sport in which to be a good player all you need to do is run around the field and kick the ball. Soccer is a much more complex game. It is a sport that requires lots of practice in order to be a good player. Soccer takes time, dedication and responsibility. There are many players considered to be “born with the talent to play”, like Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, those players, like many others conquered all what they have today by being extremely dedicated to the sport and by always training hard.

Soccer is a game that involves lots of skill. Not just footwork or ball control, but also being mentally prepared and willing to do your best. Some of those skills include:

• Rules – understanding the rules of the game is the most important thing before playing it. The knowledge of what is right or wrong is the key to the success in soccer. It is a game where details matter a lot.

• Ball control – first thing to be noticed is if you are good in controlling the ball. Even though a player has a great skill in dealing with the ball, practice is always needed to maintain and improve them. If a player lacks from those skills, then definitely practice is much more required with much harder work. The manipulation of the ball is a hard skill and is not fast to learn, it takes a long time to improve soccer skills. Ball control does not mean just using your legs, it involves the whole body. A player must be able to head the ball, and use the whole body, except hands, which can only be used by the keeper.

• Fitness – Soccer is a sport that requires much more running than other sports. It is important to be in a good shape to be a soccer player. All the running that you do during the game is exhaustive. In order to keep a great endurance and to perform their best throughout the whole game players must be in great shape. Nowadays, fitness is becoming more important than never to be a soccer player. For instance, a professional player runs about seven miles a game.

• Formation and Positioning- Formation varies a lot between teams and coaches. It consists on the way a determined team plays the game. There are lots of different types of formation. Normally, coaches choose the ones that they consider to be the best fit for their team based on which players they have. A good player should be able to play in any kind of formation. Thus, it is important to be knowledgeable about every formation, what is the role in the game and where to be positioned in the field. Positioning is crucial for the formation. Players must know where to be positioned according to the team’s formation. If a player fails to be in his/her correct position, the whole game can be negatively impacted.

Those are a few of the most important skills that a good soccer player is required to know. Soccer is a complex game, but once learned it is not impossible to become a high-level/professional player. However, it does not only depend on the overall understanding of the game, but also on the player’s effort. Soccer practices are never enough, so put your cleats on, get a ball, and get into the field!

How to Outfit Your Very Own Game Room

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Many guys dream about someday having the coolest game room where everyone wants to come and hang out every weekend. But, to keep the basement from looking like a frat house, it needs a lot more than just billiards and pool cues. Here are some suggestions for what every well-appointed game room needs for maximum entertainment and enjoyment.

It is not absolutely necessary, but sometimes it is helpful as well as more interesting to decorate the game room in some kind of theme. Some popular ones such as sports, race cars, college teams, 50’s, tropical and the movies can really unify a room. Many different decorative items can be found in any theme one can think of. Some people start by finding wallpaper, a unique light fixture or a rug to use while others may have a collection of memorabilia they want to highlight.

Even if it is just to watch a football game or play a few hands of poker, a good host makes sure to provide refreshments for guests who come to visit. So, a home bar with some stools and a refrigerator are essential to keep the beverages and snacks coming without interrupting all the fun. It does not matter if the bar is built in permanently or if it is portable. Just keep a fully stocked bar with a variety of beverages and your friends will be certain to enjoy your company even more. Add a dart board or two and you have got a winning combination.

Even if no one is a very good player, it is always fun to get a friendly card game going, so a game room should have a poker table and chairs. Once covered up, it can also function as any other table, so get one large enough to accommodate guests for eating or other activities such as playing board games. Other popular game tables one might want to consider are air hockey, Foosball and ping pong. If there is not enough room for many different game tables, look for one table that can be converted into multiple games.

No real game room would be complete without at least one arcade game. Find your favorite basketball, bowling or video games as well as pinball machines at online stores in new or used condition. You and your guests will have fun trying to beat each other’s score. Bring back family game night and stock your game room with all the classic board games that you remember from when you were a kid.

A big screen TV and some comfy furniture will be sure to attract all the sports fans in your life no matter what season it is. Or, host movie nights with a home theater system. Any gathering will be a success with the addition of a karaoke machine. Throw in a popcorn machine and a jukebox, and your home will suddenly become party central.

Depending on the budget, a game room can be as elaborate as you would like it to be. With people staying home more because of the poor economy, a game room that has just a few of these suggestions will still provide many opportunities for entertainment.

Cohen Bramall’s amazing story | Non-league to Premier League

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One day you’re wondering where your next pay cheque is coming from, the next you’re signing for Arsenal. That’s how radically Cohen Bramall’s life changed at the turn of the year. The latest gem to emerge from the non-league rough talks FFT through his journey from car factory production line to Premier League Academy.

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Help You Know More About Football Kit (Soccer Jersey)

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In association football (also know as football or soccer), just like some other sport games, kit refers to the normal equipment and attire worn by players. The “kit” is different from a “strip” (called “uniform” in North American English), which include the shirt, shorts and socks, although people sometimes use the terms interchangeably. The sport’s Laws of the Game stipulate the minimum kit which a player must use, and also forbid using things that are parlous to every players. Some games may set further restrictions, such as the maximum size of logos displayed on the shirt and stating, and when a match between teams with similar colors, the away team should change to other kit coloured differently.

Generally,soccer players wear kits with specific numbers on the shirts. Originally the numbers wore by the players of a team are from 1 to 11, corresponding roughly to their positions on the ground, but at the professional level it has been generally superseded by squad numbering, so each player in a team is allocated a specific number that can’t be changed in a season. Commonly,professional teams also display players’ last names or nicknames on their shirts, above their squad numbers,some times blow.

Soccer kit has improved much since the early period of the soccer, when players usually wore thick cotton shirts, knickerbockers and heavy hard leather football boots. In the 20th century,the boots became lighter and softer, shorts designed into shorter style, and the more advanced clothing manufacture and printing allowed soccer jerseys to be made in lighter synthetic fibres with increasingly colorful and diverse designs. With the rising advertising in the twentieth century, logos of the sponsors start appearing on shirts, and replica cheap soccer jerseys were made available for fans to purchase, helping clubs earn large amount of revenue.

Leathercraft Patterns – Where to Find Free Patterns and Selection Tips

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Leathercraft is a popular leisure activity performed by many people around the world. Maybe you want to try it as well. You can use leather to design and sew handbags, shoes, coin purses, and checkbook covers among others. All you require are the right leatherworking tools and leathercraft patterns. Expert leatherworkers know how to create their own patterns by tooling leather.

Beginners need to know how to work with leather to create both patterns and leather goods. Working with leather has been made easy by the Internet advancement. You can easily come across websites that provide patterns free of charge.

The following three Web resources contain free patterns to help the aspiring and expert leatherworkers:

* Tandy: Those who have used leather for sometime know about this leading leather factory. It has been around for close to a whole century now. Take your time to visits its official website and navigate through the pages. Click where you find the Free Pattern section. The cute leather patterns available will amaze you. Tandy offers a variety of patterns to guide you in designing a coin purse, a football belt buckle, and leather Christmas cards among others.

* Native Essence: You should truly find this site, which offers leathercraft patterns for making local pouches and leather handbags. You will be happy to download additional designer patterns that can emphasize your leather goods. If you want to craft an item that is indubitably American, try this leatherworking pattern site for free.

* Try Eight Bits: The site is for classic and newest free leather patterns. It directs leatherworkers to other places on the web where they can find extra projects to do.

There are other websites on the Internet that offer you free leather patterns. Others give you free links to other blogs and Websites that display free patterns. There are no excuses you could give for not pursing your leathercraft hobby or career. Now you know a few places where you can find leathercraft projects.

Read the tips below before you can select your patterns:

* Organize your project: You will not buy the correct patterns if do not plan for it. Deciding and organizing a project is the first step. Perhaps you want to use leather to sew a coin purse or a pair of shoes. Could you be keen on carving decorations? Answer all these questions before you can buy the patterns

* Are you a beginner or an expert: This is the second tip to consider. Starters should simply select tinier and uncomplicated leather patterns. Experts can select both complicated and simpler projects. Some sites will give you more highlights and instructions regarding leatherworks and tools needed. They provide a pattern kit with everything.

* Patterns should be transferable: Once you select a nice pattern, find out if you can transfer it elsewhere using a carbon paper.

* Supplies: Thinking about the supplies when selecting a pattern is a must. Each pattern must be done using given requirements. Ask yourself if it is easy to find those supplies or not.

* Try free patterns first: Before you can buy leathercraft patterns try the free styles. These patterns will enable you to sharpen your skills.

EVERY Premier League Club’s BENCHWARMER

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No one likes to spend time on the substitute bench, but there are some players who live their footballing lives as a sub! Here is every Premier League club’s benchwarmer!

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Well Known Soccer Teams in Mexico

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Since Mexico has managed to get in touch of the World Cup quarter finals in two times and both occasions were held in Mexico, this does not make the team quite successful at national team level. On the other hand, soccer teams in Mexico are beginning to be progressive in being powerful and nowadays were considered to be an avoidable force to count on in American soil and at the same time on an international club level.

Here are five of the most well known teams in Mexico when it comes to soccer games in alphabetical order.

  • Club America. This team was known to be one of the oldest specialized clubs in Mexico and was founded during 1916, even though it is believed that the first league title was not won until 1956-1966. They are the title owners of 10 national championships which made them second in rank with Chivas de Guadalajara on the first spot with 11 titles.
  • Chivas de Guadalajara. This club has an official name of Club Deportivo Guadalajara but fans of soccer in Mexico knew them as Chivas or the goats. They are the most successful soccer team in Mexico with 11 league titles as of the moment. They have the Mexican-only policy which means they never use foreign players at all.
  • Pachuca. This is one of the oldest clubs in the history of soccer in Mexico which was founded in 1901. It has won the Primera Division for 5 times in the last 8 years.
  • Pumas. Official name is Club Universidad Nacional A.C. which was founded in 1954, winning 5 league championships, 3 CONCACAF Cups and 1 Inter-American Cup.
  • Toluca. Since 1960s it has been among the force of soccer teams in Mexico. It has won 8 championships since that time.

5 Design Ideas For Creating Print Calendars

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While print calendars are generally referred to for checking the date, they can be useful for a number of other things. Calendars can make great gifts during the holidays or for graduation, it can serve as an advertising tool, and it can serve as a promotional tool. Because of this, here are 5 print calendar design ideas.

1. Appointment book

When making your print calendar, set it up as an appointment book so people never miss that important date. You can highlight specific dates so friends, co-workers, or family will know well in advance what the date for whatever event it is. It can also be convenient for yourself to mark all of the annual events you know of.

2. Space at the bottom

If you are going to be giving calendars to co-workers or friends, leave some space at the bottom of each month or even the bottom of each day. This gives people space to write notes and what they need to do for that particular day or month. There is no point in having a calendar if you cannot fill in what you need to accomplish each day.

3. Theme

Every print calendar must have some kind of theme regardless of what it is. If you are into sports create a sports calendar with football in the fall and early winter months, basketball in the late winter months and baseball in the spring and summer. Or you can create a car calendar with some of your favorite cars for each month. Be creative and see where the design takes you.

4. Pull-out cards

Having pull-out note cards or pieces of paper on the bottom of each month is a brilliant idea. Everyone writes down a specific date on the calendar with a time and maybe even a location. But when it comes to knowing where to go, people need a spare sheet of paper to write it down. Having a pull-out card that is perforated or a little cutout gives people something to write on and take with them to the event.

5. Phone number list

It is common to write phone numbers down while looking at a calendar, especially when at work. Having a spot specifically to write phone numbers down on the print calendar can help you and others stay organized. You will be able to quickly identify various phone numbers and whose they are.

Creating print calendars is a fun process and can be extremely beneficial for you and many others. It gives you the opportunity to be creative and give a nice gift to friends, co-workers, or family.