♫ AVA MAX – King & Queens

 

LYRIC

If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
Can’t live without me, you wanna’ but you can’t, no, no, no
Think it’s funny, but honey, can’t run this show on your own
I can feel my body shake, there’s only so much I can take
I’ll show you how a real queen behaves, oh
No damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathin’ fire, you can’t tame me
And you might think I’m weak without a sword
But if I had one, it’d be bigger than yours
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
Disobey me, then baby, it’s off with your head
Gonna change it and make it a world you won’t forget
No damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathin’ fire, you can’t tame me
And you might think I’m weak but that is so wrong
But I’m stronger than I ever was before
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
In chess, the king can move one space at a time
But queens are free to go wherever they like
You get too close, you’ll get a royalty high
So breathe it in to feel the love
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own

NEW SINGLE: Tommaso Paradiso – Ma lo vuoi capire?

 

April is a prolific month for Tommaso Paradiso because after the single released a few days ago, in which he sings with Elisa in the song “andrà tutto bene“, dedicated to the hope for the coronavirus, another single comes out: “ma lo vuoi capire?” . The single was released today 17th April, and all radio stations are broadcast by the song, which at the moment, however, is without video clip. This song will probably accompany us until the beginning of summer ..

 

LYRIC

Mi diverto
solitamente dopo le 18
la mattina invece, be
la mattina è quello che è
sono a letto
che cerco il pensiero giusto
per mettermi le scarpe
e muovermi nel mondo

Cos’è
che hai?
perchè scappi via così in fretta

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire?
che senza di te
pure il vino buono sa di aranciata
e che la notte non sa di niente
non prende gusto
neanche il suono del piano
il rumore dei pini
l’odore del sole

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire?
si o no
che senza di te
trascino male anche la spesa
che la marcia non entra
e la chiave non gira
e che questa sera
è solo un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove
un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove
oh no?

2020-03-10
Sono incerto
non so se sia alba o tramonto
scendere le scale o
o rimanere sdraiato in salotto
cos’è
che hai?
Perchè non mi guardi neanche

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire
che senza di te
pure il vino buono sa di aranciata
e che la notte non sa di niente
non prende gusto
neanche il suono del piano
il rumore dei pini
l’odore del sole

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire
si o no
che senza di te
trascino male anche la spesa
che la marcia non entra
e la chiave non gira
e che questa sera
è solo un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove
un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove

E se torni ci guardiamo pure un film
di quelli che fanno piangere
e se ti va poi ci spariamo pure un drink

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire
che senza di te
pure il vino buono sa di aranciata
e che la notte non sa di niente
non prende gusto
neanche il suono del piano
il rumore dei pini
l’odore del sole

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire
si o no
che senza di te
trascino male anche la spesa
che la marcia non entra
e la chiave non gira
e che questa sera
è solo un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove
un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove

24th march 1944: Ardeatine massacre

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The Ardeatine massacre, or Fosse Ardeatine massacre (Italian: Eccidio delle Fosse Ardeatine), was a mass killing carried out in Rome on 24 March 1944 by German occupation troops during the Second World War as a reprisal for the Via Rasella attack conducted on the previous day in central Rome against the SS Police Regiment Bozen.

Subsequently, the Ardeatine Caves site (Fosse Ardeatine) was declared a Memorial Cemetery and National Monument open daily to visitors. Every year, on the anniversary of the slaughter and in the presence of the senior officials of the Italian Republic, a solemn state commemoration is held at the monument in honour of the fallen. Each year, 335 names are called out, a simple roll call of the dead, to reinforce that 335 discrete individuals symbolise a collective entity.

CORONAVIRUS – The story from Italy: locked up in their own homes.

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Today, 13th March is the second day when most of the citizens are locked up at home, and after the decree implemented on 11 March, only the curfew remains as the most extreme measure. Staying at home is not difficult but often you also need a walk, especially for those who live in the apartment.

We have to stay home until April 3rd. I learn from TV and internet news that today schools have also closed in Germany, where they have now exceeded 2000 co-infected. Many international VIPs have tested positive for Coronavirus and have already postponed some Europa League matches and the first Formula 1 grand prix in Australia.

Things to do at home would be many: the best thing would be to read a few books but often the web diverts our attention, especially with social networks, especially if the VIPs, like the singers, entertain us with their concerts from home, after they ran a whole campaign inviting all citizens to stay home ..

In addition to reading, many could discover the beauty and the art of writing or even drawing (or painting). In practice it can be a period to cultivate one’s passions or even to discover new ones. It is perhaps an unrepeatable period, which can divert us from the frenzy of everyday life and from the gloabal and social world.

The TV would be avoided, even if watching it a little never hurts … Of course if you are with your family it could be a burden to always be with your wife lol …
Every now and then you could go for a walk, for a breath of air, for sports or for the dog, but only if you are in an isolated area and without assemblies of people …

Better to avoid doing stupid things, such as going out to visit a friend or going to party .. in Italy thousands of fines have already been made to those who have transgressed the rules of the new decree ..
It is a time when you have to be responsible, although young people are the most carefree and less aware of the emergency situation. The virus could remain until the summer, although, according to what I learned from some statements by the heads of state of Germany and the United Kingdom, “almost” expects the virus to infect the whole population in order to trigger that mechanism called as ‘flock immunity’.

Valencia-Atalanta will be played behind closed doors tonight

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The Champions League resumes tonight and Valencia Atalanta will be played but behind closed doors, with the stadium empty. Unusual training this morning, in which the players greeted each other by touching their elbows. From the point of view of the outcome, this is the most interesting game because Atalanta this year not only plays the champions league but could even reach the quarterfinals.

The challenge between Valencia and Atalanta will be broadcast live exclusively by Sky

This is the second race in history between these two teams, which had never faced each other before the first leg. The one played against Valencia at San Siro was also the first match for Atalanta against a Spanish club. This game ended 4-1 in favor of the Nerazzurri, who only managed to score four goals in a single European match in the 1990/1991 UEFA Cup round of 32 against Fenerbahce. In addition, with this result, Atalanta also became the third team to score four goals in the first knockout game played in the Champions League after Manchester United in 1996/1997 and Valencia in 1999/2000. Only four teams managed, in the return match, to overturn a passive of 3 or 4 goals in previous 36: two of these are Spanish, Deportivo La Coruna against Milan in 2003/2004 and Barcelona against PSG in 2016/2017. Valencia lost their last home game against an Italian team: 0-2 with Juventus in 2018.

Atalanta played only one game after the first leg against Valencia, winning 7-2 at Via del Mare against Lecce.

CORONAVIRUS – All Italy blocked: all citizens will not be able to move from their municipality without serious motivation until April 3

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Few times I vent in critical post but this time it is really necessary. The Italian government issues 1 decree a day based on the evolution of coronavirus infections. Until yesterday only the Lombardy region was closed but from now on all Italy is closed and this is because before the decree closing the north, there was a news leak that allowed thousands of people to flee from north to south , putting the whole country at serious risk .. It is ridiculous enough that an entire country is on its knees for a virus that not only has low mortality but affects only the elderly and there are no beds for intensive care .. L Italy is becoming the laughing stock of the world and it will be difficult to recover from this situation, especially for the compromised global image.

Sometimes I think that Italy is governed by a country of old Masons because life in the other European countries runs smoothly, or almost as if nothing happened. Health comes first, but in this case we are paradoxical of everything …

If I think that Italy has a free health system instead other countries (such as the USA) cannot afford hospitalization without a credit card, it makes us smile. The truth is that by missing hospital beds, doctors would be forced to take responsibility for giving priority to the young people most likely to survive …

Even masses and all religious services were interrupted … No country had come to this except China …

When I think that American soldiers risk their lives every day while Italian citizens must stay at home in order not to infect ‘grandparents’, it is the parody of an apocalypse without values ​​…

The streets are empty, few people around. Only supermarkets are obliged to remain open, to allow people to buy basic necessities. It is a country that is going crazy ..

Coronavirus in Italy [UPDATE 09March]

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Today, March 9, the Milan stock exchange (and therefore the Italian one) has collapsed, reaching -10%. And all other European stock exchanges report losses of over 5%. It is a difficult moment, especially after the latest government decree, which closes Lombardy and 14 other provinces, thus isolating the most productive region of Italy. It was a long-awaited decision to close Lombardy, but it was necessary, despite all the schools in Italy having closed in recent days. In fact, it makes no sense to close schools while young people continue to crowd the city premises. The contagion is increasing exponentially, and the fear is that the virus may also affect regions of the south, where there are no health facilities like those in the north. It must be said that so far the 366 registered victims are mostly elderly with an average age of about 80 years .. but if hospitals were to become clogged, doctors could apply the priorities of care to younger people …
More drastic measures cannot be ruled out in the coming days. Football, for example, is continuing the championship, and yesterday all the games were played, although some players delayed the appearance on the pitch due to doubts and perplexities. If even a single positive player is found, the SerieA will obviously close instantly.

In these days, the images and news of Italy have gone around the world in all newspapers, advising not to land planes and ships with tourists or Italian people. The damage to the image is incalculable, especially after some French teasing. The Italian economy, even after this moment of epidemic, will have a lot of difficulty starting up again, especially for exports.

It is true that Italy has the largest number of people infected after China, but it is also true that Italians have made more swabs than any other country. In addition, the number of elderly people in Italian is higher than any other country in the world because the average age is around 60 years. I have some doubts that the numbers of the infected in Germany and France are true …

From the latest TV reports, I have been able to see many young people caring about the virus issue, continuing their lives.
It is always to photograph reality, but one thing is certain:
today stock exchanges all over the world have marked decreases causing the price of oil to drop by 31%, an event that has not occurred since 1991. Unmissable

Northern Italy is going into total chaos because people are not used to taking daily measures and behaviors that do not expose them to contact with other people. Never like this time, the differences between north and south emerge. The south has always been the subject of accusations for the mafia, but today more than ever the ignorance of the people in not being able to take measures of caution and isolation in their home emerges. In the north, in fact, the fashion (or habit) is to go to bars to have an aperitif with friends: a frenzied hyperactivism … which led some Italian VIPs to invite Italians (those from the north) to stay in home..

The imbeciles on the coronavirus

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the illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

By now the infection is affecting the whole world, and almost everyone is starting to understand the seriousness of the problem.

In Italy, coronavirus news has been in national newspapers for almost a month, but people have been joking for too long, and only now some are starting to repent. The thing that bothers me is seeing people’s imbeciles. In Italy there are people who joke all the time.

This is one of the reasons why I go sporadically on social …In northern Italy there are herniated damages and the damage to the image worldwide will affect all companies .. there is little to laugh about but people never change, even in emergencies ..

The elderly, who are the most at risk, would be able to cough you in the face, living in the doubt of being positive …

25th february 2020: Shrove Tuesday

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Shrove Tuesday is the last day of carnival and the following day is Ash Wednesday, that is, the first day of Lent which ends with Easter, or more precisely with Holy Thursday in Holy Week. Shrove Tuesday, as well as carnival, is mainly celebrated in Christian countries. In Italy, the country that most celebrates this tradition, there are many cities where Carnival is famous all over the world. The most famous carnivals are those of Venice and that of Viareggio. This year, due to the coronavirus, which has particularly affected Italy, Shrove Tuesday is not celebrated in Venice. So only the Viareggio carnival is celebrated, which remains one of the most famous carnival in the world.