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Last night for La La Land Day, me and @lovetinkerbella visited The Blind Donkey, which they turned into Seb’s for the night. It’s the location where they filmed the final scene in Seb’s jazz club and it was SO COOL.

The line was crazy long (we waited almost an hour and a half before we got in) and once we got inside it was PACKED. We could barely hear the jazz band, but they were amazing - a jazz trio with a guitarist, bassist, and drummer. They were playing La La Land on the TVs inside and had the Seb’s sign right behind the band. They had some La La Land themed drinks (I remember one of them was called City of Dreams or something like that) but we settled for getting vodka cranberries (which only cost 6 bucks!).

It was a lovely night (get it?? 😂) and going there made my La La Land Day perfect!

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Allan Holdsworth Dead at 70 | Pitchfork
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Influential jazz guitarist Allan Holdsworth has died, according to MoonJune Records’ Leonardo Pavkovic. He was 70. A musician with a decades-long career that began in the early 1970s, Holdsworth worked with numerous influential acts in the progressive rock and jazz fusion world (Yes, Soft Machine, more) before he was brought to the attention of major label executives by Eddie Van Halen in the early 1980s. He continued to release studio albums through the rest of his life, the most recent one being Tales From the Vault, a compilation of unreleased tracks that was crowdfunded in 2015. Holdsworth was known as one of the most prominent users of the SynthAxe, a rare fretted MIDI controller that he recorded several albums with.