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I saw Shura last night and it was bloody awesome!

I remember hearing “2SHY” from Shura a year ago and I was thinking that this girl had potential. I tracked her new singles and when it was announced that her new album would drop on my birthday, I was ecstatic. The album became my favorite new release of this year. And being so fortunate that she came the LA last night was an equal thrill.

Shura interacts with fans on Twitter. She has a personality that makes me feel like I could be friends with her. Her passion for her music and her love for having fun made last night’s show fun. She gave a bunch of high fives during the show. She did a meet & greet after the show.

A true blessing of a person! Thank you Shura!

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‘Eight Days a Week’ was a great trip to Beatles memory lane

This was an absolute blast to watch this last night. I really enjoyed the rare clips and the stories behind the band during the touring years. Yes, it seems like it was the same as the anthology but what made it different was that for two hours, it focused solely on the band and this four-year window during their touring days.

They shared about the people they had to work with, the agony of escaping fans, the drama of being The Beatles and the desire to get out of touring when the pressure mounted.

This was an absolute gem of a movie just learning, singing and reliving all the memories of The Beatles during the height of their popularity. They enjoyed the fame but everything that came with it was so tough. I think Paul’s line was the best (paraphrasing): “We were kings but we felt like prisoners.”

It was heartbreaking in some sense but thrilling as well. Now every time I see clips, I now see it in a different perspective. They weren’t all happy. It was tough. It was obligation. It was life being The Beatles.

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Man, 20 years ago 2Pac left us and I still miss him

My favorite rapper ever.

This is his greatest song ever.

I miss him .

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I am going to Paisley Park in October because I am a huge Prince fan!

Is this really happening?

When they announce that Paisley Park would be open for tours, I immediately jumped on it. I have to go. I love Prince.

But a return to Minnesota? I haven’t been there since 2010. But yes, for Prince, I must.

Oct 4-7. It has been set. I am going on opening day Oct 6 and will end the night at First Avenue. How cool is that?

The rest of the trip? Undetermined. My friend Louis is letting me crash at his place. All for you Prince!

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I met Bill Walton last night!

The story

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I just got 2016’s album of the year by Shura

One of the biggest difficulties in liking an artist not from the US is that it takes some time for their stuff to be released in the states. Shura’s new album dropped on July 8 but it won’t make its way to America until three weeks later. I bought the album on UK Amazon and even though it’s a couple days until the American release, I am so happy I got it.

This album is the legit business. It’s a mix of Madonna in the 80s but an upbeat sound we haven’t heard in a while. I am so excited to have this. I will see Shura in concert in September. This is album of the year! On repeat forever!

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This Taylor Swift-Kanye beef is so stupid

This was all over my news feed yesterday and for once, I actually am on Kanye’s side. I know more Kanye West music than Taylor Swift music but I always thought Taylor was a good person.

Now I don’t know what she is up to. She appeared to be lying about this and is going for legal action. But what if the phone conversation did happen in New York?

Anyway, the whole thing is dumb. This is Taylor trying to be the victim and Kanye trying to ride off Taylor’s success. And Kim is just being there. This is dumb. All dumb!

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