Speaking of Vlada

Life seemed like a kaleidoscope to me. Everything changed and nothing made sense…but it was wonderful

miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2014

Ariana Grande is probably your everything by now



Just... don't take that title too seriously. But c'mon this month pretty much kicked off with Ariana's new album released and girl IT DIDN'T DISSAPOINTED AT ALL! This album is much more grown up than Yours Truly (which is the album I've replayed the most to date), it shows Ari's actual age and the fact that the little Broadway girl wants a place in the international pop scene.
I personally love this album, and though I can't say I love it more than the previous one, I can honestly state that it contains hits that will be stuck even in the heads of the indiest people out there.
Maybe it contains a bit too much collabs and not as many love/passion kind of songs, but we need to see where we're going form here.
Let's start with some of the songs!!

Ariana Grande – Intro: I love this Intro is the perfect introduction for this album, and the vocals fit perfectly with the melody. It's one of the small details in this album that shows us that Ariana is one of The Voices.

Ariana Grande – Problem: This is THE HIT of the album, though is not my favourite (I think I'm getting a bit tired of this one already) it is the catchiest one and the first single of "My Everything". Though Iggy does a good thing on the album the live version of her rap is quite dissapointing from my point of view.



Ariana Grande – One Last Time: Personally I see this as a single, it gives you the kind of getting ready/party night vibe. What I like about Grande's songs is the fact that it is not just pop, it is good pop and it shows the color of her voice.

Ariana Grande – Why Try: Not one of the best ones, though the vocals are good. But I just don't like some of the lines, probably that's why I don't like it that much :)

Ariana Grande – Break Free: Best second single ever!! Ariana recently said in an interview that this could be an I-got-over-you song or (the one I chose) a song about all the things that once trapped you and you'd overcome. I love this kind of empowering when it comes to pop songs (or songs in general, they're good for working-out if ya'll know what I mean).



Ariana Grande – Best Mistake: That beginning OMG, the vocals, piano, backing kind of beat mixture is amazing. The way Ariana's vocals blend with one another is a pleasure to hear and this song in general is beautiful, one of my favourites without doubt. Big Sean does a good job from what I know. The end of this song is what your ears have been waiting for since the song itself started huh?

Ariana Grande – Be My Baby: I'll just say that for me this is a very danceable (just made up a word) song but that's it. Very repetitive, even more than common pop songs. No more comments.

Ariana Grande – Break Your Heart Right Back:This song is summery and very dance-with-your-besties-at-a-party. It's a rollercoaster of rythims and backing vocals (THIS GIRL IS TOO MUCH). You can help it but go ahead and follow the music, even if it is drumming with your fingers buddy.

Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder: Explicit lyrics compare with the rest of the album in this one. Ariana has made a slow evolution to let us all get accostumed to her new beat and the path she's taking. It's interesting the way they've decided to blend all the melodies, voices, echoes... COOL!

Ariana Grande – Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart: My fave, beautiful, wonderful ballad. I was worried that this album wouldn't get a proper ballad, like Tattoed Heart in the previous album but this song is just one proof that Ari knows what to work with. Appearently Styles wrote this song WHO KNEW THE BOY COULD WRITE LIKE THIS? The lyrics please listen carefully, just listen.



Ariana Grande – Hands On Me: I'm sorry but I can't help but see this as some kind of 90's poppy song, like from Britney or something (but with much better vocals). I don't know the story of this song and though it fits on the explicit kind of look she wants on the album, I just see it as a dancefloor song, yep, exactly, good for dancing.

Ariana Grande – My Everything: Closing the Standard album is another one of my favourites. I don't know why but this song makes me feel as if I had a recent breakup. I'm not lying when I say that I've cried some tears with this lyrics and beat. Stunning ballad to finish this album and showing the world that she's chamaleonic and authentic.

Jessie J – Bang BangAriana Grande – Only 1Ariana Grande – You Don't Know Me: This are the Bonus Tracks included in the Deluxe Edition, not worth missing, believe me.

PS: Hope you like this review! Have you listened to hte album? What do you think about it?
PS2: Tomorrow seems like a recipe kind of day huh? Or do you prefer some messed up thoughts?
PS3: SERIOUSLY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMMENTING AND READING THIS BLOG!!! 

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada

sábado, 6 de septiembre de 2014

Love as I saw it




LOVE
I'm not talking about the one you're raised with in a happy home,
I'm talking about the one you choose.
The one that makes you feel butterflies in your stomach without even see it coming,
The one that... with just one look leaves you without breathing air.
I want to feel it.
What is love? Where are you love?
Because everytime I seem to find you, it runs away.
Where are you hiding?
The more you think you know it, the less you'll know.
LOVE is just a word made by lots of feelings.
I want to find my other half,
I want to know how it feels when he holds me.
How can I do it? How can your happiness depend on someone?
LOVE
I've travelled all around the world, listened all the songs and yet... I don't know what love is.
It hurts when it's gone,
It's human, you can't live without it.
But while it lasts you'll be taking the risk.




PD: Don't know what's going on in this little head of mine (sorry if things got cheesy)
PD1: What about some recipes next huh??? huh???
PD2: If you're reading this I love you (please comment what you think about love)

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada

viernes, 5 de septiembre de 2014

What if? Way too many thoughts after this movie.





PLOT: Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

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This Wednesday I went to the cinema and I chose to watch this comedy/500 days of summer kind of film.
To be honest I was expecting the typical comedy but OMG it wasn't like that. The movie covers the fact that a boy and a girl can't be friends without one of them developing feelings for the other in a long or short term.
The there's this trip your heart makes so that you can lie to yourself and believe that those feelings doesn't exist and they'll go away.
Also the two actors have such chemistry on screen it is amazing and the humour that the movie shows will make you laugh (sometimes way too loud that the whole cinema will tell you to shhhhh).
What if? is the kind of movie that stands alone by itself in this wasted genre that is the love alike comedy.
The movie reflects other aspects of life like the difference between people when looking for "the one". One character is broken-hearted and cinical about everything that may involve love (HE'S LYING TO HIMSELF FOR GOD'S SAKE), Some of them believe in love at first sight and make it work (they make difficult seem easy) and other one believes that if something good comes (love) you shouldn't reject it and think if it could get better.
It's an awesome and funny movie, I give it an 7,5/10 GO WACH IT!




PD: Please go watch this movie because Daniel and Zoe are just sooooooo cute it's just asdfghjkl
PD1: Love love love it's all that I can think about (love and muffins of course, which is pretty much the same thing)
PD2: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READINGAND COMMENTING!!!!!

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada

martes, 2 de septiembre de 2014

Thoughts Tuesday: What a beautiful trip is this ladies and gentleman


This August I've been lucky enough to visit some of the most historical cities of Spain. Here are some pictures of Toledo, Segovia and Ávila.






















PD: If you want me to complete this post with more info about the buildings and stuff just tell me (i didn't want to write that much in case it was too long with the pictures and everything).
PD1: I've never done this kind of post, but I love photography and I wanted to show you where I've been this whoooole time.
PD2: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!!!!!

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada

domingo, 31 de agosto de 2014

Music Mondays: It all started in a "Starry, Starry Night"



Jake Bugg, also known as the person who introduced me to good music, is for me, one of the best musician out there right now. I started listening to Jakey back in 2012, so two years ago, and to be honest I didn't liked him at first... at all. Now here I am, watching his Reading gig for the third time this afternoon.

I still remember that night at like 23:00 when I found out that Spotify had an app called We Are Haunted, which had a "new artits" kind of tag. I clicked it and there was Jake, he wasn't even in the top ten. The first time I listened to Lightning Bolt I was like WTF (understand that I came from listening to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, no offense).

Then I looked for him on youtube and I came across his mini-performance in a radio station where he sang Saffron, and I inmediatly started watching all the videos there were available at that time. The next day I was buying his first album.


Bugg started playing guitar after listening to Starry, Starry Night in The Simpsoms when he was twelve, then he started writing at fourteen. By the age of 17 he was invited to play at the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury. In 2011 he signed with Mercury Records, and by now he has two albums in the market while he is working on the third one.

Now after a paragraph full of facts, I'd like to add my personal opinion. Jake Bugg's music has changed the way I see life and how I see myself. Back in 2012 (worst year for me), I used to put my headphones on and cry while listening to Note to Self on replay till I stopped. I also started to play my guitar again after his album was delivered. I started taking chances and also spending my time on things I love, like music.

Don't ask me why, or how because I don't know. Jake's music has made me smile more than I could ever thank him. His songs have helped me in ways I couldn't think were possible, and I'm incredibly thankful for that (so probably this won't be the last post you read about Jake on my blog).

So please, lovely people on the Internet, give it a try and listen to his music because it is incredibly awesome.


FINAL NOTE TO JAKE BUGG: I don't know where I would be without your music so thank you. Thank you for making me rely on music again. Thank you for loving Oasis as much as I do. Thank you for doing so much without even knowing it. Please if you can and want, don't stop making music, like ever (ok maybe at some point).

PD: Oh shit, things got cheesy, sorry... Btw, I'm not a stalker
PD1: THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING AND READING (if you still actually reading my blog)
PD2: Back to the old format in case you've noticed. 

martes, 29 de julio de 2014

Eleanor & Park is art and I'm reviewing it



PLOT:

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.


Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.


Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.


Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.




REVIEW:

I started this book on Friday, I finished it on Sunday. That sums up, pretty much everything. This characters have a place reserved just for them in my heart. This book also reafirm that even if we think taht love is not made for everyone, there's a chance for everyone to love.

Eleanor is such a strong and smart girl. Her attitude in the whole book is misterious, she doesn't want Park to get involved in her own problems, he wants him to be in that safe place in her head where everything can be beautiful and life can be wonderful. She identifies Park as what changed her life, her happiness, though, she is afraid of admitting it.

Park is a beautiful person, he is kind-hearted, honest and he cares about people a lot. There's a transiction in the book with his character. It develops in such a good way. Because he becomes his true self as the book goes.

The contrast between two worlds that the book makes is awesome. Because they match perfectly while being totally different. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a real-world love story.

Alsooooooo good music is mentioned in several moments (The Smiths, The Beatles, The Cure...)

RATING: 4/5

PS: Thank you for your patience in case you still reading my posts.
PS2: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMMENTING AND MAKING ME HAPPY


♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada


viernes, 18 de julio de 2014

Cory, I still miss you

13th of July, 2:00 AM. Current situation: Remembering Cory way to much, I can't stand it.



7th of January 2014, an extract of my diary and one of the many letters I've been writing him.

Dearest Cory,
I still miss you
I really do, you still there? right?
I don't know...
I could never say hello, I could never say goodbye, I'll never could...
It's over, no more chances for you, no more "it's getting better", no more opportunities to try.
I must confess that I sometimes think that mine were turned to ashes when you left .
But don't worry, I know you're sorry, even though I have never been mad at you... Well, there were times when I thought "how selfish", but you weren't able to do anything, you were trapped, so I threw away my stupid thought.
Everything you could've been on your own or with her, vanished, and you stayed frozen.
What a shame, you were amazing, your half smile, your humour, your "tiny-dancing", your personality, you were a beautiful human being. You played a huge role in my life, to be honest you still do.
You kind of saved me and what haunts me is taht I wasn't able to return my favour, or thank you.
My hero, this letter is for you, probably the first of a long series, I wish you could read them...
Thank you, a million thank yous for everything
I love you forever
Please don't leave me


PS: This is a "tribute" to Cory on the first anniversary of his death.
PS2: Sorry about the lack of posts but I was in Paris with no computer, hope you haven't fogotten about me and forgive me.
PS3: There's more to come tomorrow, hope you're as excited as I am and THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING AND READING

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada