Tuesday, 30 June 2015

June favourites


There hasn't been very much to dislike in June, so as a month itself it's a definite favourite.


Music:




The beginning of the month was kind of hectic in terms of travelling round the country and gig-going. I headed to Bristol with Chloe on the first Saturday of the month, after going home a few days before, and we stayed there with her sister, Grace, and went to see One Direction in Cardiff, which was so good. Then on the Monday I went back up to Birmingham, after having gone back home again with Chloe on Sunday, ready to go and see The Piano Guys on the Tuesday, and they were incredible. On Friday I then returned home (again), and had a lovely evening with Charlie and Chloe (we watched Mamma Mia one and a half times), before heading to London on Saturday, where Chloe and I went to see 5 Seconds of Summer. Can every week be filled with as much live music as that week please? There's literally nothing I'd like more.


On Friday (26th) I took my dad to see The Who at Hyde Park in London. And it was so good. Kaiser Chiefs played too and I love them, so it was a really lovely day. Aaaaand then on Saturday (27th) Ruth and I headed back down to Hyde Park to see Taylor Swift, and she was insaaaaane. Vance Joy was playing that day as well and I fell even more in love with his music. It was so lovely to hang out with Ruth again too, as I hardly see her with me being in Birmingham, so I'm looking forward to spending more time with her over the summer. Taylor owned the night; incredible.



So in terms of music favourites of June, I'm probably gonna have to say those, because they all delivered great performances and reminded me how much I've missed live music since mid-April, when I thought it would be a good idea to focus on revision and exams for the rest of April/May (hahahahhhh it wasn't (never again (ever))).

Anyway, onto other things, as if I haven't already said enough.


Book:


I've been reading Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates this month, and it is well worth a read. The book talks about how prominent sexism still is in society and I can relate to so much of what's discussed. I think it's a book that everyone needs to read.


Film:


The Imitation Game is amazing. I first heard about the film whilst it was still in production, as a few scenes were shot in my hometown, but it's only this month that I've finally watched it. And I was gripped all the way through. It's very interesting and is set during WW2, showing the story of how cryptanalysts were attempting to crack the code that the Germans were using to send messages. I found it really interesting and the acting is superb.


Makeup:


I've been so eh about makeup the past few months, but on the occasions I have bothered to wear any, I've been loving using Trick from Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette on my lower lash line. It just adds a hint of colour and being a bright copper tone it's very well suited to the summer and looks lovely when the sun is shining. I'll usually just line my upper lashes with a black eye shadow too to give my eyes a little added shape and dimension.


As for foundation, basically I've probably only worn it literally about five days this month. And my go to has been a lovely, light BB Cream from Maybelline that gives a sheer coverage, but just gives you skin a little something on the days that you don't feel like leaving your face completely bare. I really like this one.


Lastly, a makeup remover. I feel like everyone ever uses this and I've only recently hopped on the wagon. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water takes your makeup off so easily, and unlike pretty much all makeup removal products, this one works fine around my eyes, whereas most tend to leave them so sore and bloodshot, so this is a complete winner. Nothing bad to say about this product at all.


Place:




I've spent a few days in London this month and I've really loved being there. I don't visit the capital particularly often, so it was nice to get the opportunity to go for a few gigs and spend the days wandering around. I really loved the shows I went to in Hyde Park, and I'd love to go back there soon just to explore the rest of the park a bit more.


As great as June has been, I'm looking forward to July. Got a lil surprise lined up for a pal, and I am verrrrry excited for it to finally happen.

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Monday, 29 June 2015

Taylor Swift: British Summer Time, Hyde Park


Ruth and I went to the Taylor Swift gig for British Summer Time at Hyde Park and it was the most wonderful afternoon/evening ever. It was a beautiful sunny day and we had the best time.


One of my favourite singer/songwriters, Vance Joy, played, and he was amazing. I loved that he sang Georgia and From Afar, as they are two of my favourites and they sounded stunning (kind of a little sad he didn't play Red Eye though, but I guess that's even more of a reason to go and see him when he's next in the UK). His voice has the most gorgeous tone and it was the perfect thing to hear in the late afternoon.


I also really loved Ellie Goulding's performance; like Vance Joy she has a very unique tone to her voice and she sounded amazing. She did Starry Eyed, which I remember from years ago when it first came out, as well as the notorious Burn, and the stunning Love Me Like You Do, which was so beautiful.

Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift is an artist like no other. Not only is she an incredible singer and a talented musician, she is the most wonderful storyteller. During her performance not only was I blown away by her music, but I felt like part of a story. I felt part of something that would be remembered forever, something so special that nobody would ever dare to forget it. And I don't think I've felt quite like that ever before, but I know I'll long to feel that way again. And if I can go to another Taylor Swift show, I definitely shall, and I'd highly recommend you do so too.



One of my favourite songs of the whole evening, if not my overall favourite, was You Are In Love. I cannot describe the feeling. It felt like the most intimate few minutes, because the song is so strong and emotionally fueled, and yet the moment was shared by 65,000 people. It felt like we were all a part of something special as everyone sang to words back. It was stunning.



Style is one of my favourites on 1989, and during the song Taylor brought out a group of her friends to walk down the runway, which was so lovely to see as they all looked like they were having the most wonderful time. Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Serena Williams, Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, and Cara Delevingne all graced the stage and were met by a mass of applause due to their presence. I loved that they were all so happy to be there.



I loved How You Get the Girl; the props, stage setting, and outfits were all matched perfectly, and the stage looked just as great as the music sounded. All You Had To Do Was Stay was amazing too. I really liked how We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and I Knew You Were Trouble were performed differently to how they sound on Red. They both sounded a bit edgier and rockier and I loved hearing them that way. It shows the versatility of the songs beautifully. Also loved Clean and Enchanted/Wildest Dreams; her ballads are just something else.





Throughout the show she said some of the most wonderful things, to the point that my eyes were watering at one instance. She spoke about how who you are is enough and how the opinions of others do not define you. And I think when someone as well known as Taylor not just says those things, but lives by such things, you start to believe you can too. So thank you, Taylor, for everything. I honestly can't say enough kind words.




The day before I also went to see The Who at Hyde Park, and they put on a really good show too (although, I feel like nothing can really compare to Saturday evenings show (but the beauty is, you don't have to compare)). I'm really glad the gigs were in this order though, because I don't think anything would have felt so great as Taylor's show, so I ended the HP gigs on a high (the highest of highs).

Have you been to any of the Hyde Park shows this year? Let me know how you enjoyed them, especially if you were at Taylor's show, I'd love to hear.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Let the Road - Rixton: album review


Rixton's debut album, Let the Road, was released last week and I liiiiiiike it. I remember hearing a song called Make Out by them, probably about a year and a half ago, and since then they've gone on to release several singles, and now their first album. The band formed in 2012 in Manchester, England, and are now becoming increasingly recognised internationally.

Me and My Broken Heart and Wait On Me both have a very similar sound to them, and I kind of like that there was that element of continuation between the first two singles; it's a good way for an audience to get to know the kind of thing that the artist will bring to the music industry foremost, as well as the ever important element of recognition. They're both fairly upbeat, but not too fast: the perfect medium (I'd call it a good bopping speed (if that's a thing)).

Appreciated is undoubtedly my favourite song on the album. It's the most stunning ballad, with the loveliest lyrics. It's about appreciating someone, hence the title, and making them aware of how much they do for you and letting them know that you're there for them too. And that's a really nice thing. I think we all forget to tell people how much we appreciate all the things they do for us, and it's a very important thing to do. The whistling of the melody at the beginning just sets the perfect tone for the song, which is held through until the very end. Beautiful.

Speaking of beautiful, Beautiful Excuses is another favourite of mine. Ballads; I just love them. The vocals are just beautiful, and that's consistent all throughout this album. The lyrics sound really good on this one too, it's like Roche's voice and the words blend into the perfect sound. Hotel Ceiling is another ballad. Though it's kind of an unusual one. The video to it is so confusing until the very end and then it all comes together and makes you question the whole thing all over again (I'll leave a link to that here if you'd like to watch it). I think it's a great song though; an interesting one.

We All Want the Same Thing is the band's most recent single and again, it features a very similar sound to the first two singles, but it doesn't sound so similar that it's boring. It's got a stronger beat and is more of a dancing song (as opposed to a bit of casual bopping). Another winner.


I would give this album a listen if you're into the current pop/rock music scene (iTunes: here). It's got a very contemporary pop sound to it, so if you're into that, then you'll probably be into this.

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Monday, 22 June 2015

Song of the week #25


This week's song of the week is A Little Too Much by Shawn Mendes.

It's the loveliest song I have heard in a while. I've been listening to his album so much over the past two months, literally since it came out. And I just love his lyrics and melodies, and how they fit each other perfectly.

This song is pretty much a summary of my life. And I think the reason I love it so much is because I can relate to it on such a great scale. The lyrics are just me. The first time I listened to it I was completely blown away, because I didn't think a song could ever sum up how I felt about myself quite like this.

The opening lyrics, 'She would not show that she was afraid', are literally how I live my life. I don't like to show signs of weakness. I'm actually afraid of so many things, but I just hate to show it. 'Though everyone said that she was so strong, what they didn't know was that she could barely carry on. But she knew that she would be okay, so she didn't let it get in her way.' It's literally my life. I ignore my fears and my weaknesses and fake confidence every single day. And this song has kind of reminded me how difficult it is to do that. Living is a really hard thing to do. And yet, everyday, we all continue to do it.

If anything, this song has reminded me how brave a thing it is to live.

Don't forget that.

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Talking is Hard - Walk the Moon: album review


Been listening to this album non-stop for the past three days; I can't get enough of it.

Walk the Moon are an indie rock band from Ohio, USA, who formed in 2008. Taking is Hard is their second major label album, with them having released a self-titled album in 2012, as well as having independently released their debut album in 2010, which was titled I Want! I Want! The band have gained a huge amount of popularity more recently, following the worldwide release of single Shut Up and Dance, which I've been loving for months.

Their style seems really unique, and I think that's what initially attracted me to their music: it's like nothing I've heard before. I mean I think you can hear influences from other artists, but all in all, this album is something completely different. And it's so refreshing to hear. Talking is Hard is very upbeat overall, and I really love that about it, which is kind of unexpected for me, as I'm known for being a great lover of ballads. But there's just something undeniably capturing about this album. I really like that every song is in keeping with the next, despite all their differences.

Shut Up and Dance is the song on the album I've been listening to for the longest, as it's been on youtube since last year. It's just such a hit. How could you not like it. I literally don't know. It makes me want to dance more than any song ever, and it just feels good. I'm really glad it's becoming more talked about in the UK, as are the band, as they deserve so much more recognition.

Avalanche is maybe (probably (I hate to commit)) my favourite song on the album. I just love it. Literally what is there not to love. It feels so uplifting and I feel so much happier the moment I start listening to it. The bridge is my favourite part of the whole song; I just love the beat and how it compliments the lyrics 'sometimes you only get one chance.' I mean, there's potential it could be one of my favourite songs ever. That's how much I like it. If you're not gonna listen to any of the other songs, just listen to this one.

I think Portugal was the first song I listened to on this album besides Shut Up and Dance. Just shuffled on spotify and this was the one it started with. And it got me hooked straight away. Walk the Moon seem to be really great with choruses. Like, they really are the best part of the majority of their songs, and even though most of them are quite repetitive, it just works.

The intro to Down in the Dumps sounds very in keeping with the title, and then as the song progresses it gets more and more optimistic, in the lyrics and instrumentation. I like the progression of the song, and the lyrics of the chorus are great.

We are the Kids feels like a really me kind of song??? If that's a thing that a song can be. It's about living in the moment and not waiting for things to happen, and I really like that and it's basically how I try to live my life (even though I'm a real planner (I try to be spontaneous when I can)). I like songs about not growing up too (I'd like to stop getting older please), or just songs that are about feeling young still even if you aren't. It's just nice.

Come Under the Covers kind of makes me think of The 1975. The opening has that kind of vibe to it, just with the way the guitar and vocals sound together. It sounds great. And I like that it's a bit calmer (as much as I do really like all the more upbeat songs), I think it fits the lyrics better for this one. It's got a very elevating feel to it.

Oh Aquaman is so great. It sounds like a summer evening. I don't how a song can really sound like a thing or a time of day or season, but it literally does. It's like a beautiful sunset followed by an even more stunning sunrise. I don't know, it's the weirdest way of describing a song, but I can't think of any other way to explain it. It's very serene and more of a ballad (maybe that's why I like it so much (second/most favourite song?????). It's great.

Overall this album is a total winner, and definitely my current favourite. I love every song, even though I haven't gone into detail with them all. I would highly recommend giving it a listen, as it's upbeat and just really fun. Album of the summer for sure.

You can find it on iTunes here.


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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

5SOS: ROWYSO tour



All of the acronyms.

Chloe and I bought tickets for this like a year ago, so you could definitely say it's been a long time coming. But our Wembley Arena date of 5 Seconds of Summer's aptly named (lol), Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour, came around on Saturday.


(here we are (always find it funny when I look shorter than Chloe in photos (I'm almost a foot taller than her (major knee bending))))

And I want to say the show was great, because for the most part it was, but it was also absolutely terrifying.

We were in one of the little standing zones and so we had a great view of the stage and room to bop around. The support act, Hey Violet, were pretty good; most of their songs were really upbeat, which I liked, so I enjoyed listening to them.


5SOS were amazing. I hadn't seen them live before, but I would now love to see them again. They had so much energy and it was just a really fun experience. I love their music and they played a lot of upbeat songs, but still swung in a few of my favourite ballads.


Everything I Didn't Say, Long Way Home, Amnesia, and Beside You were probably my favourite songs they played, but they were all great to be honest. I really love how Everything I Didn't Say sounds on the live album, but actually being there listening was so much better; a really stunning, and I think underrated, song. I really love every version I've heard of Long Way Home, and I think it's probably my favourite song from their album. They really didn't disappoint.


However. I'm sure a lot of people will have heard that there was a really terrible, frightening end to the evening, as during She Looks So Perfect there were all sorts of pyrotechnics flying from the stage. Literally right at the end of the song one of them flew straight into lead guitarist, Michael's, face. And being so close and on his side of the stage, we saw it happen and it was numbing. The show ended without the planned encore, completely understandably, as he definitely needed medical attention, but Ashton returned to the stage to confirm that he would be alright.

And I am so glad to hear that he really is okay, and wish him all the love in the world, because it must have felt even more awful than it looked. He's a real trooper and very dedicated to what he does.


Besides the troubling ending, it was probably one of my favourite gigs that I've ever been to (I wish I could think about it like that more but it's kind of hard to all things considered). The band are incredibly talented and clearly work very hard at what they do. Hopefully I'll get the chance to go and see them live again in the near future; I would definitely recommend going to a show if you haven't before.

I think live is absolutely the best way to hear this band.


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Monday, 15 June 2015

Song of the week #24


This week I have been listening to The Who's 'My Generation' soooo much.

The Who are probably my dad's favourite band ever, and he grew up with their music, and I kind of have too (them and The Beach Boys lol). And this is the song that I've remembered best after all these years. I just love it. It was released way back in 1965 (long before I was born, when my dad was only young), and even now it's well recognised by so many people.

I love every element of the whole song. The rock 'n' roll sound is such a classic one and was becoming so popular back when it was released. I think the lyrics are great, and they're so relatable to young people even now. It's a song about being who you are and being young and not letting what other people say effect what you're doing. And that's definitely my favourite theme in any song.

It's just a song that I can never grow tired of and really enjoy hearing. And I'm taking Dad to see The Who in Hyde Park at the end of the month, so hopefully I'll get to hear it live (I don't see any way that they wouldn't play this song), so I'm really looking forward to that. Dad's never actually seen them before, they're like the only one of his favourite bands he's never gotten to see, so I booked the tickets as a little (really big and expensive lol) treat for him, because I think if he doesn't see them now then who knows if he'll ever get to. And if you can go and do something that you really want to do, then you should always do it.


My final gig review of the past week (6th-13th) will be up tomorrow (evening I think), soooo yeah.

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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Book review: I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson


Towards the end of May I read a book called 'I'll Give You the Sun' by Jandy Nelson and it was a really good read.

The novel is about a set of twins called Noah and Jude, who are both artistic in different ways. The plot follows them through their teenage years and discusses the events that ensue throughout. I love the written style of the book. It goes back and forth between the twins, but has them at different ages from one another. Noah's perspective is from when they were thirteen/fourteen and Jude's is when they are sixteen. I think this works really well and allows everything to unfold in the best way it could.

Each twin has such a unique character despite the initial suggestion that they are completely alike. Throughout the novel their differences are portrayed more and more, and they seem to develop into two individuals rather than one single being, which is how they appear to begin with. This is the main struggle Jude seems to deal with in the book, despite other things seemingly coming first: her ability to find herself seems to be the main journey in the book, even when she seems to be looking for everyone else. Though at the beginning, Noah expresses himself fully through art, he completely closes up and it becomes difficult to understand what is happening with him. I think the fact that the older perspective is Jude's means that as he gets older Noah becomes more of a mystery until the ending of the book.

I just found the whole thing utterly gripping. I think I read it in about five or six days, and kept getting disappointed when I realised how late it was, putting it down until the following evening. There is no better kind of book than one that makes you want to read it constantly, and I'm so glad this was one of those. Even saying that though, I think I found Jude's sections more enthralling; I don't know, I think Noah's chapters give a lot of background information that give a greater understanding of Jude's chapters, but I think it was just her character that was bit more interesting. The way she goes from being unmissable in any place, to hiding herself away and not wanting to be seen. It's intriguing.

The title of the book is very significant, and a lot of the story actually centres very closely around it. Noah and Jude have been hypothetically been dividing up the world between them since they were very young, and Jude gives Noah almost everything, including the sun, in return for a picture he has painted. A lot of her later sadness is connected with her having given the sun away, and I think it's such a strong metaphor, and works so well throughout the length of the novel.

Some of my favourite (of sooooo many) quotes are:

'Mothers are the parachutes.'

'I didn't know you could get buried in your own silence.'

'She gives off light. I give off dark.'

'People think people are in charge but they're wrong; it's the trees.' (I really love trees, so I'd like to think this is true.)

'His soul might be a sun. I've never met anyone who had the sun for a soul.'

'A book with the wrong story in it.'

'Above all else: Do not think so much.'

'This is a most private kind of chaos, like the contents of his mind all spilled out.'

'I don't remember smiling at anyone like that in my whole life.'

'In one split second I saw everything I could be, everything I want to be. And all that I'm not.'

'It's amazing how what goes on in the head stays in the head.'

'Sometimes when they win, you win.'

'It's time to remake the world.'

'Maybe a person is just made up of a lot of people [...] Maybe we're accumulating these new selves all the time.'

'Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.'

'But this makes more sense.'


I would highly recommend this book. Reading it was an experience, and I think it's one that I'll definitely end up reading again.

What books have you been reading recently? Any recommendations?

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Piano Guys: European tour


This was the first concert I've ever been to on my own.

But even without someone I know to keep me company, live music is live music, and I have been wanting to see The Piano Guys for so long, and it was worth every penny, and still perfectly enjoyable alone.

They were sensational.


The show was at Birmingham Symphony Hall, which is absolutely gorgeous, and the sounds that filled the hall were even more beautiful than its interior. It's in central Birmingham, just passed the Library and in between the NIA and New Street Station. I'd never been there before, but I fell in love with the concert hall. It is so lovely and the acoustics were perfect.

I was sat next to a lovely couple who made conversation with me (which was really nice because they definitely weren't obliged to). They told me that they'd found out about The Piano Guys about a year ago, when researching songs to play at their wedding, which is next month. I wished them many congratulations, and I hope they have the most wonderful day. There were rather a lot of couples at the concert, and I can completely understand why; it's a very romantic show, with covers of emotive songs, old and new, and it would be a marvelous experience to share with someone you love. However, I still had the best time on my own, and I don't know, I think right now in my life I definitely enjoyed it more alone than I would have with someone else (being independent and taking yourself places is nice).



The performance was something else; literally, it was like nothing I've ever been to before. The combination of the most stunning sounds with the humour that the musicians offered was so entertaining. They wanted the audience to not only experience the music, but to have a laugh and really enjoy themselves, and they succeeded in that very well.

One of my favourite songs they did was a mashup of Taylor Swift's 'Love Story' and Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida', which was incredible. I love both artists and the way it was arranged was a complete dream. They got the audience involved in singing the 'ohhhh's' in Viva La Vida and it was just so fun. Another high point was 'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perri, where Nelson, the cellist, invited out his wife who joined them on the violin. It was a beautiful moment.



The other standout song for me was 'What Makes You Beautiful' by One Direction, which you can watch here. I have a feeling I've mentioned it on my blog before because I adore it, but it's just the way that they use the piano to make so many different sounds at once, it's amazing to watch and I'm so glad I got to see it live.

I smiled from ear to ear throughout the entire performance. The talent of these musicians is like none other I've ever come across. The skill and the charisma combined is utterly remarkable. I got goosebumps so many times, and I just loved seeing how much Schmidt and Nelson loved what they were doing, and how they'd grin even more when they caught your eye and saw your expression was just like their's. It was one of the most awe-inspiring evenings of my life, and something I'll never forget and forever long to see again.

If you get the chance to go and see them live, I honestly can't urge you to do so more. It is beyond worth the cost and just the most wonderful, fulfilling experience. I'll link The Piano Guys' youtube here, so definitely check them out if you've got some time spare, I don't think you'll regret it.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

One Direction: On the Road Again tour

 

Chloe and headed off to Bristol on Saturday where we met her sister, Grace, who we stayed with on Saturday night, as the three of us were heading over to Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to see One Direction that evening.

We were thinking of getting tickets to the September/October tour but it just didn't seem practical as Chloe didn't know where she'd be for uni at that point, and also, this date was so much sooner.

And I'm glad we did go to this one because it was so fun.



McBusted were supporting and they were great. I think most of the songs they played were Mcfly/Busted songs rather than McBusted ones and I really liked that, as I'd heard most of the McBusted ones recently on their tour. Shine a Light was probably my favourite song they played; it just always sounds so beautiful (Star Girl was a close second).

One Direction were so great, I was so pleased. We were in the yellow zone (standing) which was near the front so we were quite close to the stage. And Harry spent rather a lot of time on our side of the stage which was great.



Some of my favourite songs they played were Little Black Dress, Girl Almighty, Little Things, Night Changes, Strong, and Don't Forget Where You Belong. The ballads just sounded so wonderful live, and it brought a sense of calm to the craziness of all the screaming young girls. But then the upbeat songs were really fun to dance to and sing along to.

They didn't actually play that many songs from their newest album, but I think Take Me Home is probably my favourite album and they did quite a few songs from that, so that made me pretty happy. I also really loved Story of My Life; what a pretty song (and, oh look, a ballad, what a surprise (I love them so much)).



Their stage was cool; I think it was quite a similar set up to their last tour but basically with different colours. I liked that they went up and down the runway a lot, because it seemed like they really were performing to everyone, and making sure everyone could see and have the best experience which was nice.

It was definitely the biggest gig I've ever been to, as I tend to go to shows at arenas or much smaller venues, so it was a little bit overwhelming to see just how many people there were there, but it was a good experience and we had a great time.



I would completely recommend going to see One Direction if you ever get the chance. They sound pretty much as good live as in the studio, and at times sounded even better. A lot of the girls kind of (really) terrified me, but I guess they were having a fun time, so I guess it was alright.



But yeah.

It was great.

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