One Love Manchester

This morning, I woke up and I was still feeling amazed by the emotions that “One Love Manchester” concert gave to all of us yesterday night.

We are living in a really dark moment as I see it, still, that concert has been a light to remind us to not be scared to live.

The artists chose their songs carefully, they all had some kind of meaning or actually a new meaning.

From “Where is the love” that is an amazing song per se to “Strong” with the amazing change of lyric that Robbie Williams did to the super sweet duet between Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande with “Don’t dream it’s over” to the Coldplay, that maybe I can’t be objective about this, but they always bring the best cause they truly sing their lyrics truly and believing in it to the amazing surprise that wasn’t what we were expecting but still amazing Liam Gallagher.

But let’s talk about Ariana Grande, she is 23, she is super famous and trust me I always thought her song was catchy but I never been a fan of her, but Ariana, after this concert and what you brought together, that for me wasn’t the name of the artists that were there, I won’t go technical to who can sing and who can’t, that doesn’t matter, it just important what you put together and it was unbelievable inspiring.

She is 23, she could have not care, she could have just done little but she did A LOT, she did something amazing.

Cause people think she is famous, so she didn’t feel the same of others but that is not true, I wanna remind everybody that she thought it was her fault if that terrorist attack happened, like she could have known, of course, it wasn’t her fault.

She did amazing, she brought so many artists together with such a short notice. And everybody was feeling loved and having fun.

Because this is what a concert is, a concert is a place where people get together to share a passion for music. For something that for sure makes their day better.

When she sang with the choir, I think we all lost it, those kids they had such a big dream come true after such a terrible accident.

This concert was beautiful, the people that were there showed so much grace and strength and fearless that was inspiring.

And let’s please talk about the police officers dancing with the kids, that was the best part of it.

Yesterday showed me exactly the reasons why I love this country, why everything that is trying to tear us down it won’t win.

I woke up inspired. Thanks, Ariana and the people at the concert to showed me what is courage and love.

Love,
Francesca

Please donate whatever you can here: https://beta.redcross.org.uk/appeal/manchester-emergency-fund-concert

here you can buy and donate: https://uk.onelovemanchestershop.com/

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Taylor Swift feat Zayn Malik: I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

YOU, YES I AM TALKING TO YOU. STOP WHATEVER YOU DOING.

TAYLOR IS BACK WITH A NEW SONG. OMG.

It’s a totally different sound but I like it, it’s for the movie “Fifty Shades Darker”, she wrote the song with Sam Dew and collaborated with Zayn Malik. The song was produced by Jack Antonoff like mostly everything from Taylor.

It took one week to produce this song as Jack let us know via twitter, Zayn sent his record parts from LA and then they produced it together in one day I think, cause Zayn posted a pic on Instagram were Taylor has a dress that we saw already back in September when they were spotted together with Gigi Hadid.

This is the link for iTunes, go buy it for your Friday night:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-dont-wanna-live-forever/id1184762720

Been sitting eyes wide open behind these four walls
(Hoping you’d call)
It’s just a cruel existence like there’s no point hoping at all…

Baby, baby, I feel crazy, up all night, all night and every day
Give me something, oh, but you say nothing
What is happening to me?

I don’t wanna live forever, ’cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit wherever
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home!

I’m sitting eyes wide open and I got one thing stuck in my mind
Wondering if I dodged a bullet or just lost the love of my life

Baby, baby, I feel crazy, up all night, all night and every day
I gave you something, but you gave me nothing
What is happening to me?

I don’t wanna live forever, ’cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit (fit, babe) wherever (wherever)
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

I’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places
Baby, baby, I feel crazy
I see you around in all these empty faces
All night, all night and every day
I’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places
Give me something, oh, but you say nothing
Now I’m in a cab, I tell ’em where your place is
What is happening to me?

I don’t wanna live forever, ’cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit wherever…

I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
Until you come back home…

 

Enjoy..

Francesca

 

Music Monday: November playlist

Another music Monday playlist:

  • This is the new year – A great big world
  • Better Days – Goo Goo Dolls
  • My Way – Calvin Harris
  • Shout out to my ex – Little Mix
  • Superman – Taylor Swift
  • Tattoo – Hilary Duff
  • Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
  • Have a Little Faith In Me – Bon Jovi feat Lea Michele

These are the songs of the week, enjoy people.
Hope this week will bring you a lot of experiences,

Francesca

Music Monday!

This week let’s do a throwback to the 90’s – beginning of 2000. Playlist of the week is a bit cheesy I know (don’t judge!):

  1. Get another boyfriend –  Backstreet Boys
  2. I’ll be there for you – The Rembrandts
  3. Dreams – Gabrielle
  4. Here with me – Dido
  5. I miss you – Blink 182
  6. With me – Sum 41
  7. Wherever you will go – The Calling
  8. Have a little faith in me – Bon Jovi (cover)
  9. A moment like this – Kelly Clarkson
  10. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  11. Because you live – Jesse McCartney
  12. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  13. No Scrub – TLC
  14. I want it that way – Backstreet Boys
  15. The boy is mine – Brandy & Monica

Enjoy your week. Let’s kick Monday’s ass!

Francesca

Jana Kramer: her story, her strenght

I think I’ve said it so many times in previous posts how much One Tree Hill (tv show) changed my life in better (and since lately, my life didn’t go in any direction, I feel like I should rewatch it), I haven’t been inspired only by the characters but by the actors too. I’ve supported all of them in any kind of thing they were doing: music or movies or independent movies or appearance in other shows.

So as a fan of the TV show, I am following Jana Kramer’s journey in DWTS (Dancing with the Stars) and she has been so vulnerable and great that I am really inspired by her strength.jana-kramer-e-660

In the past months, she went through a really public divorce, her husband, with whom she has a little daughter (Jolie), cheating on her several times and apparently he is in rehab for sex addiction at the moment. He did apologise on People magazine but that’s not the story that I wanna talk about.

I’ve followed Jana since her decision to leave the show to pursue her music career and she became such a great country artist with two amazing albums.

And now, she honestly talked about her previous marriage, 10 years has been gone and a lot happens, she said that her ex-husband was abusive and almost killed her, he went to jail for it and after he was released, he killed himself.

Jana, you WEREN’T selfish to think that it was a relief, he almost killed you so he probably had more problem that you could understand if he ended his life. I just wanna say, you’re an inspiration, keep going on what you’re doing cause you’re doing amazing.

Your songs inspired billion of people, I included. You were one of the few singers that helped me in a really bad time of my life and even now, where I am losing my way, I see your strength and I love it, it’s inspiring.

We live in a world where most artists show themselves in a way that it’s not classy at all. Thank you, Jana, for being one of those few artists that show her true self and she is not afraid to be vulnerable.

Love, I still believe in you,

Francesca

Things to do when you’re having a sh–y day..afternoon version

  1. TAKE YOUR PHONE AND PUT THE HEADPHONES ON
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  2. TALK TO THAT PERSON THAT YOU KNOW WILL CLEAR YOUR HEAD OR PUT THAT SONG IN REPEAT THAT YOU KNOW WILL CLEAR YOUR HEAD
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  3. TAKE ONE HOUR LONG WALK, PREFERABLY NEXT TO A PARK OR LAKE OR SEA
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  4. CRY YOUR EYES OUT IF YOU CAN
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  5. AND THEN (UNFORTUNATELY) YOU GOTTA SUCK IT UP. CAUSE LIFE IS LIKE BEING IN A CONTINUOUS SCARY ROLLERCOASTER THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE SHIT AND THEN GOOD.
    FullSizeRender 4.jpgThere you go, after that, you’ll still feel like sh-t but the day after everything will start to seem better!Best,
    Francesca

TIRED OF THE DRAMA

Last week was such an awful week for the world. Nice was attacked by terrorist, 84 people were killed. The day after the attack another tragedy happened in Turkey 265 people was killed.

And still, I don’t understand how people care more about a stupid feud between pop stars, that are clearly trying to get attention cause people have a more serious problem to think about than them.. but I am wrong on this too.

Last week, one of the most famous DJ known as Calvin Harris decided to throw some shit on her ex-gf, after, her peeps, decided to release the news that we all known from the beginning, that she wrote his late single. So instead of being thankful for it, he decided to create a scandal. (Just to get more attention on a song that already is the summer hit.)

Now, let’s get some straight point, yes I am a huge fan of Taylor Swift, I’ve followed her for 10+ years, but my friends knows that I am objective on everything. I’ve been a huge fan of a lot of people, but in the moment they strike something wrong, I am out.

So my question is easy, how people care more about tearing down a person, that honestly is just taking some time off, instead of caring about this world that we live in.

I am just tired, to get on Twitter and see people tearing down a pop star that it’s not doing anything wrong from my POV.

I mean, let’s say the story in another way, okay?

“We have ‘Beth’ in the picture, she is a young girl, she just turned 18 and she finally made it in the big music world, her dream since she was 11. When she was in middle school, she was bullied, like we all are, just cause she preferred staying home with the family, and sing and write songs than going out with friends and be cool. In high school, she started to have the first boyfriends, first heartbreaks, first crushes (like WE all do) but she hasn’t been lucky in love. She was cheated on, she was lied on. (like it happens to all of US)
Let’s skip 10 years forward, ‘Beth’ is the most famous singer in the world, and one of the richest one. She made billion of dollars, she sold millions of albums, won thousands award and still she is the most hated person in the world.
She wrote a song about all the haters, actually two songs, and became even more famous. What people don’t know is that ‘Beth’, didn’t use only her breakups to write songs, she wrote songs about a friend that died, she wrote a song about a little kid with cancer cause his story touched her so much that she wanted to do something for his family, she wrote songs about friendship, she wrote songs for her friend’s love and heartbreaks.
So Beth only did what she loves: songwriting. Still, people prefer to tear her down cause she is this crazy boyfriend addicted person.”

Does it sound different to you if I change the name? Does it sound awful? Does it remind you of one of your friend who has been cheating on?

What if Taylor was a boy? Will she have the same hate? Cause it took Calvin one tweet and nobody I saw, judge him for it, right? (and he has history about tearing ex gf down)

And now we have other two nemeses of TS, “the Kardashian’s clan”, let’s say that I didn’t know anything about them till they started to hate on Taylor or with the transgender “scandal”, that’s how much I care about people that think that showing their naked body on Instagram is the way to show that you can accept yourself whatever size you are, that’s bold to show your naked body, HELL NO! I can love myself, my body without showing my boobs or my ass to the entire world, it’s not sexy, it’s vulgar, gross, whatever you wanna put it.
Let’s get back to the point.. so the lovely clan, famous for.. what honestly? (Apart from Caitlin, the only good thing about that family) just tearing people down and showing boobs and a reality show that I’ve never watched cause I have a life to live??

So, they recorded this video, whatever, where Taylor DOESN’T (listen to it, people), approve the real lyrics of the most hideous song ever, (cause if the only way to make yourself popular is to show naked celebrity body in your music video, I am sorry for you!) she founds it funny and whatever, but still she didn’t sign off for everything that happened after and for the right lyrics.

Selena Gomez, Taylor’s BFF, of course, like any best friend would do, kinda defended her friend but she got attacked for a stupid thing like she didn’t write about the terrorist attacks? So what? Do you think this will make things better? Plus, anyone is free to write whatever they want, that doesn’t make you less human or that you show that you don’t care. Fuck off people. What do you think? That you tearing down and bully someone cause it’s famous, makes you a better person? No, it freaking doesn’t. You should all grow up.

Yes, it’s weird her relationship with Tom Hiddleston, but honestly, it’s her life, not mine. As long as she keeps her clothes on (something impossible in this business) and she writes her songs, I am fine with it.

Now the world, instead of thinking about what should we do about these freaking terrorist attacks and care more about going outside and live their life, prefer to talk about these. Stop watching your phone or tablet or laptop and just go outside and look around you.

And with this, I finish, I just had enough of the drama..

Francesca