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My picture of Mandalay Bay and THEhotel

Mamma Mia (Mandalay Bay)

Originally published August 26, 2008 I wasn't sure how they were gonna fit all the Abba songs into Mamma Mia with the information that I knew about the show beforehand, but they did it! And it was really good! (paid link) Seeing those Abba costumes was a trip. I really…

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The pretty. odd. aesthetic

Pretty. Odd. by Panic at the Disco

Originally published August 26, 2008 The album - as a whole - sounds like lukewarm renditions of songs we've heard before. Perhaps that's a bit harsh. It took a long time for the album to grow on me, and I prefer it more than their later releases. The tracks that…

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A Lo-Fi Love Affair

I think my ear for music has transcended to the point where even the sound quality affects the way I listen. It's like this deeply religious conversion that I never knew I needed. I haven't invested in a record player yet, nor started collecting vinyl. But once my finances allow…

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A picture I took at the Neon Museum

LV Heartbreak

Songs for the brokenhearted. Ace Reject by Sugababes (paid link)Don't Speak by No Doubt (paid link)Everytime by Britney Spears (paid link)I'm Gonna Find Another You by John Mayer (paid link)I Go to Pieces by Peter & Gordon (paid link)Kailanman by Jocelyn EnriquezLittlest Things by Lily Allen (paid link)Never is a…

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nicola roberts

Beat of My Drumming Song

My most played songs in 2011, according to last.fm. Beat of My Drum (paid link) by Nicola RobertsDrumming Song (paid link) by Florence + the MachineAmnesia (paid link) by CherylHurricane Drunk (paid link) by Florence + the MachineLate Night (Unstoppable Mix) by Three 6 MafiaWhite Flag (featuring Kayla Kai) (paid…

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fast times at barrington high

Fast Times at Barrington High by The Academy Is

Originally published August 25, 2008 (paid link) "Almost Here" = youthful indie spirit, check out our band, we made this really awesome record and you should come to check us out. "Santi" = angry sophomore album, darker themes, same insightful lyrics. "Fast Times" = "we've made it to the third…

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unforgettable with love by natalie cole album cover

Unforgettable with Love by Natalie Cole

Originally published February 25, 2014

Back when I was a wee Gilly, my family used to be a member of Columbia House. Now, if you’re an American kid who grew up in the 80s/90s, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

For the uninitiated, it was a mail-order music club. You could order cassette tapes (tapes!) and CDs. They were sneaky though. They reeled you in with some unbelievable offer like 5 tapes for a penny (or whatever). What they put in the very fine print is you joined their mandatory, nearly impossible to unsubscribe from, subscription service.

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