I saw Metallica at AT&T Park on Saturday night. It was great. It was awesome! Here are two videos! That’s all!!!
This is my favorite song from Shura, whose fame is starting to rise. I like this song so much, I had it on repeat. I shared that news and she liked it!
I got a chance to see Rachel Platten today at her CD signing at Barnes & Noble. This was really cool because I won a contest to get to the front of the line for it. There were about 100 people in line at the beginning of the signing.
This was really cool to see. First of all, she took pictures with a bunch of children that were from a hospital I think. Her song “Fight Song” has become a song of inspiration and there were so many people sharing their stories with her and telling her how inspirational she is. And she talked with every single person. So much love!!!!!
What’s really awesome about Rachel is that she hasn’t changed. When I met her in 2012, she was this sweet caring artist who wanted to love and hug everyone. Today was no different despite her rising fame. She was hugging, smiling and loving every single fan in line.
But here is the cool thing.
As some of you know, I am a huge Rachel Platten fan. Her music got me through a rough 2012 and I even got a chance to see her perform in concert right after I moved to LA in May 2012. She was touring and promoting her new album. She wasn’t a big star yet. But I believed in her always.
Today she owns the #2 album on iTunes with her newest release “Wildfire.” Not only that, her music has capture the entire world and now she’s so popular!
While preparing the album, she offered her fans a chance to submit a photo for the CD booklet. I immediately sent in my submission hoping to get it in.
I got the album today and I’m actually in it!
Last week I saw this post on Instagram and I knew that I had to attend. What’s cool about this was that the last time I saw MC Jin was at The Great Company during the summer of 2014. It was going to be cool to go back to this really cool place and see him perform.
I had seen him perform 10 years ago when I was at SJSU and last year during the 626 Night Market. But getting this intimate setting up close was pretty special.
The last time I was here I didn’t get a chance to really notice the graffiti along the wall. The neighborhood is in this dark part of LA with factories. But it’s a pretty neat looking exterior at night. Inside the building is mostly wood and brick but it has a real nice structure feel to it.
While we waited outside, he came out, met everyone and ordered a duck taco. He was all about that. Then he said we’d be getting in shortly.
Before I even tell you about it, let me preface this.
When I moved to Los Angeles in 2012, I was not particularly in a good state. I was alone living in a place I am unfamiliar with. I was starting a new job and even though things were coming to me, I had a rough schedule and I was basically having a little hard time adjusting.
But a couple weeks into my new life in Los Angeles, I attended a show at The Hotel Cafe to see Rachel Platten (and also ended up discovering Madi Diaz). For the first time sine I moved to LA, I was actually happy. I was in a good mood. I was enjoying my new life. So to me, this specific venue holds a lot of meaning to me. It meant so much, I ended up using it as my backdrop to one of my greatest writing achievements with my legendary Ami Mills story.
I had not returned to the venue since then for various reasons. But last night was my first night back and I would get a chance to see Tess Henley. This really excited me!