⚽ 📺 11th June: Today the European Soccer 202(1) begins

Today the European Football Championships begin, which should have been played the previous year, but which instead, due to the covid, are held postponed by one year. Europeans are the most important event after the World Cup (at least for Europe) of course. Today the first noteworthy match is that of Italy that will face Turkey. Italy is among the strongest teams but not the one among the favorites to win the final. The favorite teams are France, England and Germany

🎵 RAYE, Rudimental – Regardless

Regardless” is a song by British singer-songwriter Raye and drum and bass band Rudimental, released on 20 November 2020 as the sixth single from Raye’s debut mini-album, Euphoric Sad Songs.

“Regardless” is a club track with an electro-enhanced beat. Contact Music described Raye’s vocals as “silky smooth” that “have a sultry sheen, [adding] a chic finish” to the track. Written by Raye, Nadia Ali and Markus Moser, it runs for a length of 3 minutes and 17 seconds. The song samples iiO‘s 2001 single, “Rapture“, resulting in Ali and Moser’s writing credit.

♬ HARRY STYLES – Golden

Golden” is a song by English singer Harry Styles from his second studio album Fine Line (2019). The song was written by Styles alongside Mitch Rowland, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon, with Johnson and Harpoon handling the production and co-production, respectively. The song was serviced to contemporary hit radio formats in the United Kingdom on 23 October 2020 as the album’s fifth single, and adult contemporary radio formats in the United States on 26 October 2020 as the album’s third single in the country.

🎵 SAM SMITH – Diamonds

Diamonds” is a song by British singer Sam Smith, released through Capitol Records on 18 September 2020 as the second single from their third studio album, Love Goes (2020). The song was written by Smith with its producers Shellback and OzGo. A remix of the song by British DJ Joel Corry and an acoustic version were released on 9 October 2020.

“Diamonds” is a breakup song that sees Smith “snarl[ing] like Gloria Gaynor in divorce court”. Samantha Hissong of Rolling Stone called the song “three minutes and 34 seconds of catharsis.”

The post covid era

With the announcement of the vaccine, which will have to arrive for most European countries by the beginning of 2021, the future is ahead, and we can see what is defined as the light at the end of the tunnel.
Although there are 3 vaccines that can be purchased from European countries, Italy seems far behind the rest of Europe, both in purchasing the vaccine and in organizing it to administer it to most of the country.
My idea is that the distrust of the Italian people is very high towards the vaccine, although it is essential to be able to resume normal life, or at least partially resume it. The first to receive the vaccine will be the elderly and nurses. But besides these people I don't think there will be other people who will lend themselves to receiving the fateful drug. What is outlined is a very long recovery to normalcy and a real reconstruction is expected like the post-war period.
The state has imposed a block on layoffs, but this block will last until the pandemic and with the resumption of normal life we ​​will see the real economic crisis, because obviously the economy will not recover immediately as many will still be discouraged in spending, especially in some sectors such as tourism and catering.

the most anomalous Thanksgiving day of the last decades …

In the era of the covid, or rather in the year of the covid, because it now seems that next year the vaccine will be distributed to everyone (or almost), thanksgiving day seems very different from that of previous years. Although I live in Italy, and I am quite distant from the American tradition of today, in recent years I have been able at least to experience this feeling more closely, especially for the blackfriday that follows this day. This year everything seems different especially for the fact that the discounts of this fateful trading day started in the previous weeks. This is a mechanism that puts small merchants at risk more and more.