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IanBrown_101



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 04 2008,18:39   

A friend of mine informed me I should listen to XTC, a band I had previously had minimal contact with. I was VERY impressed. Intelligent lyrics, and tunes you can hum. Well worth a look.

Also, I'm a huge fan of The Beautiful South, and the former band of the genius behind them Paul Heaton, The Housemartins (who had Fatboy Slim as their bassist)  who are (shock horror!) a Christian rock band. Their really smart, witty and very talented, with a number of their songs being either pro Christian (I even enjoy these, great music to burn churches to), pro Marxist or both.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 04 2008,19:09   

Another interesting band playing from a Christian perspective is Pedro the Lion. "Control" is the CD I've heard a lot.

(That's the advantage of having kids - I get to hear a lot of stuff I'd probably otherwise not encounter.)

But now spinning? Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, recorded 1962, pristine vinyl.

ETA: on to side two: Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony, recorded 1960.

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IanBrown_101



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 04 2008,19:13   

Oh, and now spinning, the Matt Berry album Opium.

Matt Berry is a British comedian who recorded this (his second) semi-comical album of what is basically prog rock ish....it's hard to define. It's also almost impossible to find.

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IanBrown_101



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 06 2008,04:14   

Thought I'd blow the dust off this one with something a little different from what has gone before. Anyone out there an opera fan? I'm looking to soak up as much as I can, since being properly introduced to it about 6 months to a year back (I'd known a few songs and such, but I went to see a double feature and I loved it). I've been looking for operas to try, first by looking up a few of the songs, and then if I like them, trying to find a performance I can get to and afford.

Any particular songs or performers people like, in fact? I'm a fan of Pavarotti, Domingo and Bocelli, but I recently found Caruso and I warmed to his style instantly.

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I'm not the fastest or the baddest or the fatest.

You NEVER seem to address the fact that the grand majority of people supporting Darwinism in these on line forums and blogs are atheists. That doesn't seem to bother you guys in the least. - FtK

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Mister DNA



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 10 2008,00:12   

Dr. John's Gumbo album. You can almost smell the crawfish and okra while it's playing...

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 10 2008,01:13   

Neil Young's Tonight's the Night, possibly his greatest.



Dave Marsh normally annoys me a lot, but his descriptions of this album are pretty apt:

 
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"The music has a feeling of offhand, first-take crudity matched recently only by Blood on the Tracks, almost as though Young wanted us to miss its ultimate majesty in order to emphasize its ragged edge of desolation. [...] More than any of Young's earlier songs and albums-even the despondent On the Beach and the mordant, rancorous Time Fades Away -- Tonight's the Night is preoccupied with death and disaster. [...] There is no sense of retreat, no apology, no excuses offered and no quarter given. If anything, these are the old ideas with a new sense of aggressiveness. The jitteriness of the music, its sloppy, unarranged (but decidedly structured) feeling is clearly calculated."

In a followup review published ten years later, Marsh wrote:

"The record chronicles the post-hippie, post-Vietnam demise of counterculture idealism, and a generation's long, slow trickle down the drain through drugs, violence, and twisted sexuality. This is Young's only conceptually cohesive record, and it's a great one."


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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 10 2008,09:33   

So, I've started a musical project with a friend.

Watch out for Texas Chainstore Manager in an empty lounge in a crappy bar nowhere near you!


There's a bluelight special on the dance floor!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 10 2008,11:11   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 10 2008,09:33)
So, I've started a musical project with a friend.

Watch out for Texas Chainstore Manager in an empty lounge in a crappy bar nowhere near you!


There's a bluelight special on the dance floor!

Not that I am threatening to actually go bar-hopping and see you or anything,  but what's the house policy on drunken hecklers?

And try not to focus on that time I trashed that place, before I even had a beer.  I think it was a just a bad year or something...

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 10 2008,12:07   

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So, I've started a musical project with a friend.

Watch out for Texas Chainstore Manager in an empty lounge in a crappy bar nowhere near you!


There's a bluelight special on the dance floor!

Not that I am threatening to actually go bar-hopping and see you or anything,  but what's the house policy on drunken hecklers?

And try not to focus on that time I trashed that place, before I even had a beer.  I think it was a just a bad year or something...

We're still in the studio at the moment. Watch this space!

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,13:38   

Splurged and bought me a copy of this puppy:



71 tracks. That should keep me busy for a while. Some of the really early tracks are amazingly distorted even by James' standards.

TWO versions of the totally insane "Hawaiian Boogie", and THREE takes of "Elmo's Shuffle"!

As Zappa aptly said, "Elmore kept playing the same lick over and over, but I get the feeling he meant it".

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Mister DNA



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,19:33   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Mar. 18 2008,13:38)
Splurged and bought me a copy of this puppy:



71 tracks. That should keep me busy for a while. Some of the really early tracks are amazingly distorted even by James' standards.

TWO versions of the totally insane "Hawaiian Boogie", and THREE takes of "Elmo's Shuffle"!

As Zappa aptly said, "Elmore kept playing the same lick over and over, but I get the feeling he meant it".

That looks like a sweet set. I've got the 2-Disc King of the Slide Guitar set, which I received for my birthday ages ago. Great stuff.

The Zappa quote reminds me of a comic strip I once saw in Guitar Player magazine. Two guys were watching a punk band play, and one guy says, "Man, these guys suck! The guitar player is playing the same chord over and over!". The other concert-goer replies, "Hey, you know how Clapton and all those other guys were always looking for the Perfect Chord? This dude found it!"

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,20:06   

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That looks like a sweet set. I've got the 2-Disc King of the Slide Guitar set, which I received for my birthday ages ago. Great stuff.


Indeed, some of his best cuts are on that, like Shake Your Moneymaker and his demented version of Rollin and Tumblin. Those are from the second half of his career, which is much better documented on CD for some reason. The set I bought nails his first several years. But James was extremely consistent, so it's all good.

I've owned most of his stuff on LP since the early 80's, including some of the really crude late-60's Kent LP's that came without an inner sleeve. But I'm slowly shifting to CD. Oddly I once found a vintage mint 45 of It Hurts Me Too in a junk store in San Francisco, and it sounds better and fuller than any LP *or* CD.  ???

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Mister DNA



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,21:06   

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That looks like a sweet set. I've got the 2-Disc King of the Slide Guitar set, which I received for my birthday ages ago. Great stuff.


Indeed, some of his best cuts are on that, like Shake Your Moneymaker and his demented version of Rollin and Tumblin. Those are from the second half of his career, which is much better documented on CD for some reason. The set I bought nails his first several years. But James was extremely consistent, so it's all good.

I've owned most of his stuff on LP since the early 80's, including some of the really crude late-60's Kent LP's that came without an inner sleeve. But I'm slowly shifting to CD. Oddly I once found a vintage mint 45 of It Hurts Me Too in a junk store in San Francisco, and it sounds better and fuller than any LP *or* CD.  ???

Damn, that brings back some great memories. When I lived in S.F., every payday meant a trip to Tower Records or taking the BART out to Down Home Records in El Cerrito.

It was in the late 80s that MCA acquired the Chess catalog, and they started putting out not only box sets, but reissuing all those old "Real Folk Blues" albums from the 60s.

That was my introduction to Elmore James; I picked up the "Whose Muddy Shoes" album: 9 Elmore James Chess sides and 6 John Brim Chess sides, including the original version of "Ice Cream Man". I had been listening to a lot of George Thorogood's old (pre-Bad to the Bone) albums, so Elmore James was a revelation.

btw, the King of the Slide Guitar box has James' version of "Person to Person" - Screamin' Jay Hawkins does a great version, too.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,21:16   

Quote (IanBrown_101 @ Mar. 06 2008,04:14)
Thought I'd blow the dust off this one with something a little different from what has gone before. Anyone out there an opera fan? I'm looking to soak up as much as I can, since being properly introduced to it about 6 months to a year back (I'd known a few songs and such, but I went to see a double feature and I loved it). I've been looking for operas to try, first by looking up a few of the songs, and then if I like them, trying to find a performance I can get to and afford.

Any particular songs or performers people like, in fact? I'm a fan of Pavarotti, Domingo and Bocelli, but I recently found Caruso and I warmed to his style instantly.

Anyone interested in opera should see if the Metropolitan Opera live video broadcasts are playing at a theater nearby.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,21:33   

Quote (Mister DNA @ Mar. 18 2008,21:06)
     
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That looks like a sweet set. I've got the 2-Disc King of the Slide Guitar set, which I received for my birthday ages ago. Great stuff.


Indeed, some of his best cuts are on that, like Shake Your Moneymaker and his demented version of Rollin and Tumblin. Those are from the second half of his career, which is much better documented on CD for some reason. The set I bought nails his first several years. But James was extremely consistent, so it's all good.

I've owned most of his stuff on LP since the early 80's, including some of the really crude late-60's Kent LP's that came without an inner sleeve. But I'm slowly shifting to CD. Oddly I once found a vintage mint 45 of It Hurts Me Too in a junk store in San Francisco, and it sounds better and fuller than any LP *or* CD.  ???

Damn, that brings back some great memories. When I lived in S.F., every payday meant a trip to Tower Records or taking the BART out to Down Home Records in El Cerrito.

If you took BART to Downhome much in the late 80's, we probably saw each other. I used to tithe an embarassing chunk of my income there from 1986-1988. Before that I was in LA ('81-'85) where I haunted the old Rhino Records in Westwood, when it was a little hole in the wall with the most arrogant clerks imaginable. (Think Jack Black in High Fidelity.) If they liked your purchase, they would grant your coolness. If you bought something that offended their sensibilities, they wouldn't hesitate to sneer at you. They approved of my Stooges and JB Lenoir LPs, but lord would they give me shit over any British Invasion LPs.

But that was back in the days when a new bestselling album came out that they disapproved of, they would write insulting comments on the shrink wrap with magic marker ON THE DISPLAY COPIES. The main records I remember them doing that to were Michael Jackson's 'Bad' and some LP or other by Ratt. They'd *sell* the LPs, but they wanted to make sure it was as humilating an experience for the customer as possible.

     
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It was in the late 80s that MCA acquired the Chess catalog, and they started putting out not only box sets, but reissuing all those old "Real Folk Blues" albums from the 60s.


That was a huge relief -- in the early 80's you could still get most of those Chess LPs, but usually only as fake-stereo French imports. That's how I was able to buy Got My Own Bag of Tricks by Bo Diddley and Howlin Wolf's Rocking Chair album circa 1981. But the MCA's had better sound for half the cost. Their circa-1985 Chuck Berry LP was a godsend.

     
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That was my introduction to Elmore James; I picked up the "Whose Muddy Shoes" album: 9 Elmore James Chess sides and 6 John Brim Chess sides, including the original version of "Ice Cream Man". I had been listening to a lot of George Thorogood's old (pre-Bad to the Bone) albums, so Elmore James was a revelation.


Yeah, I still have an ancient MCA vinyl copy of that. 'Tool Bag Boogie' and the title track are the standouts, I think.

Right now I'm trying to figger out which of the SIX takes of 'Strange Kinda Feeling' deserves to go on my ipod.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,21:57   

god that's boring.

HAR HAR THIS IS YOU



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,22:03   

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god that's boring.

HAR HAR THIS IS YOU


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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,22:24   

It looks like we probably ran in the same circles. I lived in Redondo Beach '85-'87 and San Francisco '87-'89.

I never made it to Rhino records, but I used to go to Bleeker Bob's on Melrose when I was in LA proper, and there were two great used record stores with a few blocks of the bungalow in Redondo.

The clerks at the Record Bag would call me either "Zakary Thaks" or "Omar" (after Omar & the Howlers) because I'm from Corpus Christi.

San Francisco was a great town for collecting vinyl. I had a friend whose collection of George Jones albums outnumbered the records in my entire collection. On weekends we'd drive out to these thrift stores in Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties, digging up old Buck Owens albums. Back then, none of Buck's stuff was in print, so we could pick up a used Buck Owens album for 5 bucks in Calistoga and trade it for 20 bucks worth of vinyl in SF. Man, those were some good times.

btw, did you ever see any shows at the Anti Club on Melrose? My neighbor was in two bands (Joe Band and Piano Moscow) that played there frequently.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,22:38   

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btw, did you ever see any shows at the Anti Club on Melrose? My neighbor was in two bands (Joe Band and Piano Moscow) that played there frequently.


My LA time was so long ago I no longer remember the names of the clubs anymore. I remember the names of some of the bands, tho -- I saw the Three O'Clock, the Mentors, the Dickies, probably a few others. I didn't see anywhere near as many LA punk bands as my friends, tho, since I always thought most of the LA bands were kinda boring. Up in SF I used to go to the Warfield mainly, where I saw Devo in my junior year in high school, circa 1979. I may have seen them twice.  

Never made it to Bleeker Bob's -- I was carless at UCLA, so I hardly ever strayed from the West Side.

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Mister DNA



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,23:09   

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btw, did you ever see any shows at the Anti Club on Melrose? My neighbor was in two bands (Joe Band and Piano Moscow) that played there frequently.


My LA time was so long ago I no longer remember the names of the clubs anymore. I remember the names of some of the bands, tho -- I saw the Three O'Clock, the Mentors, the Dickies, probably a few others. I didn't see anywhere near as many LA punk bands as my friends, tho, since I always thought most of the LA bands were kinda boring. Up in SF I used to go to the Warfield mainly, where I saw Devo in my junior year in high school, circa 1979. I may have seen them twice.  

Never made it to Bleeker Bob's -- I was carless at UCLA, so I hardly ever strayed from the West Side.

Pay no mind to Erasmus. He's just trying to go all Youth Pastor on us so he can start talking about Don Reno.

I would have loved to have seen the mid-80s lineup of the Mentors. My neighbor and I got turned on to them when we went into a record store in Hermosa Beach. The clerk put their live album on the turntable, and in a matter of seconds, everyone else in the store vanished. We left too, but not before we purchased the two Mentors albums they had in stock.

Other than seeing my neighbor's band, the only major show I saw in LA was Black Flag, Gone and Painted Willie at Safari Sam's. It was a pretty suckass Black Flag lineup - Greg Ginn's instrumental band, Gone, kicked ass, though.

I would have loved to have seen Devo in '79. Lucky dog.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 19 2008,20:32   

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I would have loved to have seen Devo in '79. Lucky dog.

Interesting Devo connection:

My 17 y.o. daughter is in the Contemporary Youth Orchestra (she plays violin), an orchestra of high school students based in Cleveland dedicated to playing a relatively contemporary repertoire (20th century forward). It is an accomplished ensemble that, for example, last year presented a very convincing rendition of the Shostakovich 5th symphony (which I grew to love as they were rehearsing it).

Mark Mothersbaugh, co-founder of Devo, is now a film composer. A couple weeks ago the orchestra did a concert that revolved around movie scores. The concert included scores from Psycho, Spiderman, etc., but also featured Mothersbaugh and his arranger, who were present for performances of portions of his scores for The Life Aquatic and The Royal Tenenbaums - synchronized with video projections of the films. Mothersbaugh presented on his composition process.

He didn't look too happy when a Devo hat came out.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 20 2008,09:15   

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He didn't look too happy when a Devo hat came out.

Too Effin bad then.  

We are not men, WE ARE DEVO!

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(Permalink) Posted: April 08 2008,01:18   

Les Nuits
Lemme know what you think.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2008,20:35   

Any body here ever heard the Punch Brothers?

They do indescribably skillful, symphonic, contemporary (in a compositional sense), quite beautiful blue grass, of all things.

E.g. "The Blind Leaving the Blind" suite in four movements on the CD Punch.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2008,22:36   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ May 17 2008,20:35)
Any body here ever heard the Punch Brothers?

They do indescribably skillful, symphonic, contemporary (in a compositional sense), quite beautiful blue grass, of all things.

E.g. "The Blind Leaving the Blind" suite in four movements on the CD Punch.

Sounds like Arden's bag..

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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2008,23:03   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ May 17 2008,20:35)
Any body here ever heard the Punch Brothers?

They do indescribably skillful, symphonic, contemporary (in a compositional sense), quite beautiful blue grass, of all things.

E.g. "The Blind Leaving the Blind" suite in four movements on the CD Punch.

Thanks for the tip, Bill. Early Stravinsky meets Bill Monroe and goes for an all night pub crawl with Ramblin' era Ornette with Nick Drake on the radio. For some reason the Ramones were cued up after the Punch Brothers on the Napster playlist, and they fit . . . And I'm sober as a Bishop. Ok, a Mormon bishop.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 02 2008,12:59   

CNN is reporting the death of Bo Diddley.

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(CNN) -- Bo Diddley, the musical pioneer whose songs, such as "Who Do You Love?" and "Bo Diddley," melded rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll through a distinctive thumping beat, has died. He was 79.

Diddley died Monday, surrounded by family and loved ones at his home in Archer, Florida, a family spokeswoman said.

The cause was heart failure, his family said.

The world-renowned guitarist's signature beat -- usually played on an equally distinctive rectangular-bodied guitar -- laid the foundation for rock 'n' roll, and became so identified with him that it became known as the "Bo Diddley" beat. It was unlike anything else heard in pop music.


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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2008,12:52   

ATTENTION STEVESTORY:

I occasionally go to the websites of some of my favorite musicians to see if they are touring anywhere near here.  I usually strike out and today was no exception. However, I was  interested to see that Iris DeMent is playing at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro tomorrow night (June 28).  If you don't have other plans, you should go see her.  As far as I am concerned, she is a unqiue voice in an increasingly homogenized music scene and is one of the best folk/country artists out there today.

For the rest of you, here is a video of her most popular song.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2008,15:09   

I have listened religiously (see, not atheist on a daily basis) to Neurosis for the last couple of months.

Here's a live performance of Locust Star from Ozzfest (ha!) a few of years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmdmnnv2NkY

Unlike most "hard" acts, they have kept getting better as they age.

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2008,22:44   

just got out of Tom Waits show.  don't miss it.  wait too late they are sold out everywhere else.  haha.  was great.

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

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I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
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