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It’s been about 4-5 years since the announcement of Shazam and Spotify partnership. This is a partnership that can only be best described in my opinion as “A marriage made in heaven.” Very rare do you find two products that come together, and work nearly flawlessly! As far as I’m concerned, Shazam is truly Spotify’s “companion application.” Also, not only did it make business sense, both companies made the integrated features fully functional to free users. One of the many things that make Spotify unique to Shazam than all the other partnered companies, is that you can actually save Shazam’d songs directly to any of your Spotify playlist. Shazam also allows you to play the full song using Spotify’s player, from within the Shazam application.

Visiting family can’t get any easier. You’re relaxing and all of a sudden, your relative decides to pop on some vinyl on the old spinner. Oh, oh! All of a sudden you hear that favorite song you haven’t heard in 15 years! You’re dancing and grooving…. You feel yourself about to ask that relative the dreaded “let me borrow that album.” Da 🎵 ta 🎵 ta 🎵 da 🎹 !!! LOLOL. Then you catch yourself! “Wait a minute! I got Shazam and Spotify!” Oh great! It found the song! Now I can easily add it on my Spotify playlist! And even better, you’ve just saved yourself from getting that “hell no!!” look from that relative that knows you’re not going to return their album the way they gave it to you (if at all). The world is back to normal. 😀

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You know, I can’t be the only one to think about this? Have you ever thought what it would be like if mutants were real? Like, outside of the fictitious definition of what a mutant is, or what we’ve seen on TV so far? What if Iron Man was real? If Tony Stark really existed in real life, he would need 24 hour security outside of his iron suit. Why? I think he would be constantly in danger of being kidnapped by our foreign enemies, and force him to build an army of weaponized suits against America. What do you think?

I think if given the opportunity, if Wonder Woman should ever get severely hurt by a powerful being, or terrestrial, the CIA would do every single kind of testing imaginable to discover the secret of her enormous strength. I think the government would confiscate her bracelets to discover the material it’s made out of. I think with that knowledge, instead of reproducing copies of these bracelets, they would create indestructible body armor and use it to empower our military. As far as her magic lasso, I’m not sure. Sometimes I imagine the government wouldn’t think it has any scientific value, if they view it as the “lasso of truth.” But if they knew that her lasso was also unbreakable, they would have the same amount of interest with her lasso as with her bracelets.  What do you think?

Last but not least, my very favorite mutant of all times. Ororo Munroe, also known by her code name “Storm.” She is one of the original X-Men. Although I think she is too powerful to be vulnerable, but technically, she doesn’t need her mutant powers really, because she is damn near a martial artist. She can kick-ass with or without weapons. However, like most mutants, she does have a weakness. Storm is extremely claustrophobic. Anytime she is “closed in” or encased inside anything, she goes completely buzzerk. I really wouldn’t be surprised if the government would go to the extreme of starving her to death boxed in a sound proof room. As there are people who hate mutants the fictional world, surely you wouldn’t think that none of us wouldn’t be scared shitless (especially after seeing what Magneto can do)? Therefore it is completely possible that the government would do such a thing. After storms death, they would perform decades worth of autopsy(s) on her body. I would imagine her brain would be the central focus, to figure out what part of her brain would control the weather. Her body would never be laid to rest. Every bit of her essence would be used for science. There would be nothing left. What do you think?

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Wow! Just realized it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted a look-a-like! Well, I got a real funny one for you! Angry Bird and Groucho Marx. Most if not all my young blog visitors probably are not old enough to remember comedian Groucho Marx. He was actually part of an act along with his brothers, known as “The Marx Brothers.” He later moved on solo, and has become very famous for hosting a few game shows. Look him up.. Groucho Marx.

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This handsome devil was David Bowie (1947 – 2016). He was dubbed UK’s best selling artist of all times. Throughout his career, he has sold over a whopping 140 million albums! You know, it’s interesting. People made such a big stink when Boy George emerged in the pop scene.  It really showed people’s fear of both sexuality and androgyny. However, David Bowie was gender-bending looong before Boy George came on to the scene, yet I don’t recall nearly as much “controversy.” Couldn’t it be that David Bowie was perceived more as an “act/fantasy/performer,” and George was perceived as a “Drag Queen/Cross-Dresser?” Hmmm…. Anyway, I wasn’t a huge David Bowie fan, but there were a couple of songs here and there I liked. One of my few favorites, AND the first 45 record I ever bought of David was “Let’s Dance.”

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Was looking through my old albums yesterday and found one of my favorites from Jimmy McGriff. Jimmy was a very talented jazz-organist. However, his music was more than just jazz, it was a mixture of bop and funk that has you dancing through almost all his music. On this particular album “Let’s Stay Together,” which I also call his “remake album,” remake in a good way. The entire album is instrumental, with some sick beats I think any jazz fan would love. His reinterpretation of Isaac Hayes’s iconic theme “Shaft,” was a masterpiece! The beat is so smooth and rich with base. I love base in jazz music. Absolutely!

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Aaahh Culture Club! One of my truly favorite bands of the 80s. I really love these nostalgic photos, they really do bring back a lot of memories. It is said that all of the Jacksons where huge fans of Culture Club. In fact, one of the Jacksons was thrilled to meet this awesome musical group at a benefit gathering Circa 1980. Pictured in this portrait from left to right, LaToya Jackson, Boy George, and his then very handsome boy friend John Moss. They’ve made so many great hits throughout their career. Check them out when you get a chance.

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I found this photo of a popular Spanish group called Menudo. They were kind of like, the English equivalent of “New Kids On the Block.” All teen heart throbs back then. I don’t know I wasn’t ever really into their music. Listening to them was almost like watching Romper Room. The only song throughout their entire career I ever really liked was a song called “If You’re Not here.” That one song transformed them from young kiddies, to “I love you girl” over night! 😄😄 That song put them on the map for a very, very long time, to the point people got sick of hearing it! LOL. If I remember correctly, once the age of 15 (or something like that), that member had to leave the group, and a new kid was replaced. I was watching an interview, where the group was supposed to come together for a reunion. I don’t remember if that was supposed to be last year, or this year. Sorry… Do you know where Ricky Martin got his start? Take a guess!!!!! From left to right: Ricky, Ray, Charlie, Roy, and Robby.

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