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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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Last night’s Selena Gomez concert for my birthday was so sweet!

I didn’t know if I would be OK going to a Selena Gomez concert by myself. But I got four of my guy friends to join me for the fun. Oh it was lit!!!!

Bouncing up and down and singing along.

I am a huge Selena fan and I will remain forever!!!

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I saw The Who last night and it was so fun!

One thing about seeing The Who last night was that I knew it wasn’t going to be a big explosive concert. The guys are old. But still, hearing their stories and their songs and just enjoying a chance to pretend I was from that time period was nice. I really enjoyed the show.

Great for the band to be there! Heck, even Ringo was there too to see his son on the drums. Cool stuff!

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Last night’s Lights concert was absolutely wonderful in so many ways!

Last night I got to see Lights at the El Rey. I had discovered her last year but didn’t really start digging into her sound a little after. Her style of electronic pop was fun and I really liked it. But I would learn that she also has taken her songs and played them on guitar for an acoustic set. She recently released “Midnight Machines,” another acoustic album of her previous hits. I was compelled to see her. Even though her pop music was the style I grew accustomed to, something about an acoustic set sounded wonderful.

The theater was filled with chairs so unlike the last time I was here, I had a place to sit and it set the mood for the evening. The entire show was absolutely wonderful. Starting off with the opening act LOLO who had a great voice and even took the time to take a picture with me! From Tennessee to living in New York.

Then Lights came on and the entire show was amazing! Because I knew her setlist, I was easily able to follow her and know what songs she did. I am still learning her catalog but it was still nice to hear songs I know in such a slow, harmonic voice. She joked with the crowd, told stories about some songs and really was a sweetheart. I like the entire night as an acoustic set. It felt real intimate and that’s what I like.

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Rachel Platten goes old school in very intimate concert at the Grammy Museum

This was a very sweet and intimate show that Rachel Platten did tonight. I bought tickets to this show knowing that this was what I was going to see. In fact, I was really into this because it reminded me of the first time I saw Rachel in concert four years ago. It was just her and the keyboard and drummer Craig (who is awesome!). But she also had a bassist and another guitarist as well with her but it was still very stripped down.

There were no big strobe lights, loud production or anything. Just Rachel and Craig with his box drum. Oh it was magical to hear her sing these select songs:

  • Stand By You
  • Lone Ranger
  • Better Place
  • Speechless
  • Fight Song

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