“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Song About Immigration, Fiats and Sexy People

I was about to watch a video on you-tube when an advertisement pops up.  My first thought was to skip it, as I normally do, but after letting it play for a minute I got dragged into it.  I'm assuming all you club-goers have heard of the song.  It's titled "Sexy People (The Fiat Song)" featuring Pitbull.

Italian singer-songwriter and actress, Arianna Bergamaschi, better known as Arianna, released the song earlier this year.  She spoke to Artist Direct as to why she made the track: 
I'd made a track for a friend who does music for commercials. I was at home and they called me asking to suggest a song that's like the dance song "Tu Vuò Fà L'Americano". That's a Neapolitan song from Naples. They wanted a song like that because the commercial was about immigration. They wanted to speak about Italian immigration in L.A. I knew the Italian song very well, and they just asked for a suggestion. I said, "Torna a Surriento" is one of the best because it speaks about immigration. I sang it for a little bit since the commercial was 30-seconds. I didn't imagine it would get four million views on YouTube, and we'd do a song [Laughs]. I'm a singer in Italy, and I've done so many things including theater and musicals. It's like a dream for me to be here. I wanted to do a single in the U.S., but I didn't expect it. Everything feels like an unexpected dream."
Check it out, it'll make you dance.

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