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Letter to MGM Grand Regarding Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao

Director of Hospitality  MGM Grand Hotel & Casino  3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard  Las Vegas NV 89109 United States
Dear Sir/Madam, 
Re: Complimentary VIP Tickets - Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao
Greetings from England.  I hope business is as good in Las Vegas as it is here in Gloucester.  Our city has a lot in common with yours  - not only do we have a casino, but we also have numerous hotels, a multiplex cinema, a twenty-six lane bowling alley and a Mecca Bingo.  We are also very similar geologically - while your city is next to The Nevada Desert, ours borders The Forest of Dean.  If you don’t know it, ask Harrison Ford.  Or Harry Potter.  And while your city may be a magnet to international superstars, Gloucester has a cathedral, which means we host God.  And God trumps everyone - even Elton John (who, I might add, is visiting in June).  
Many of our younger residents celebrate this wonderful city on a weekly basis, most notably by drinking lager, gin and Jägerbombs before falli…

Recent Musical Discoveries

Shura - "Just once"
This young lady's writing has a stripped-down feel.  It's as raw as you like.  I don't know how popular she is with the kids of today, but she ought to be causing a stir.  The new generation of listeners are so much more discerning musically than I was at that age so I've got every confidence that they'll pick up on this girl's talents.     
"If you get my name wrong/I won't get pissed off/'cause I wish I was somebody else."

Låpsley - "Station"

I've been listening to "Falling Short" - another song by Låpsley - for a very long time.  But it's only recently that I've discovered this one.  It has a great laid-back quality and feels as if it should belong in a dream sequence.  I'm increasingly drawn to songs that gives that listener room to think and this one certainly allows that. 

The Dø - "Despair, Hangover and Ecstasy"
I like the European feel to this one.  There's a fre…