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  1. Thanks, Abel. Yeah, sorry I've been away for too...

    Thanks, Abel. Yeah, sorry I've been away for too long. Yes, working on an album! I'd love to hear what you guys think of it!!
  2. The Pleasant Matthews - new album 'ParalleL'

    Heyja!! How's the townhall been doing???

    I have a new album out called 'ParalleL' that I think you'll enjoy.
    www.thepleasantmatthews.bandcamp.com

    love ya,
    kirk
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    I seriously can't stop listening to Irma Thomas. ...

    I seriously can't stop listening to Irma Thomas.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np793RzybIY
  4. no problem! it was really weird for me to listen...

    no problem! it was really weird for me to listen to it today. some of those songs, I have no idea how to play anymore! I think that the live at WFMU album though that perhaps transparent put out...
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    Here's a bandcamp link to a song I played on. ...

    Here's a bandcamp link to a song I played on. (listen for the trombone!!) ;)
    https://nicholaskrgovich.bandcamp.com/track/the-marquee-with-katie-eastburn

    This is by the group 'Gigi', which is a...
  6. I found that playlist from WFMU by the way. Here...

    I found that playlist from WFMU by the way. Here it is: https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/5738
    Our live set starts at about 1:06.30
    It's so weird or me to hear it. been a long time you know....
  7. hey aaron, i don't have any copies of that live...

    hey aaron, i don't have any copies of that live at wfmu album... perhaps transparent put it out, but i haven't heard that thing in years. sorry about that. i did post all the old calvin stuff on...
  8. Yeah, i've treated musicians with repetitive...

    Yeah, i've treated musicians with repetitive strain stuff. it's usually bass players though. works wonders on pain of almost any sort. ;)
  9. incidentally, i put up all the "Calvin, don't...

    incidentally, i put up all the "Calvin, don't jump!" stuff at that bandcamp site: www.calvindontjump.bandcamp.com
    You know, I've sold more records in the first two weeks of January than in the last...
  10. Hey guys, sorry i've been so absent lately... I...

    Hey guys, sorry i've been so absent lately... I moved some of those songs over to our new bandcamp page: www.thepleasantmatthews.bandcamp.com

    The new project won't be under the "Calvin, don't...
  11. new album, 'Mt. Pleasant Park to your House'

    Hey Guys,
    Been awhile. My friend, Nathen Matthews and I have been working on some new songs.
    I posted them on bandcamp here: calvindontjump.bandcamp.com
    check them out and let me know what you...
  12. the bass player on our new album, nathan matthews...

    just made a new video. it's bad ass.
    check it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zrgT0Har-Q
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    listening to 'distant shores' and it's awesome! ...

    listening to 'distant shores' and it's awesome! nice work!!
    i played trombone on black foliage and my name is kirk. now what can you do for me?
    the trombone on this cinderpop album is similar,...
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    played on the new cinderpop album today

    and guys, this is the most incredibly perfected pop i've ever heard. my pitiful trombone contributions were pretty meager compared to the overall sound. you guys should definately check out their...
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    obscure cappilary

    some of you may be wondering, who is this obscure cappilary of the elephant 6 system, "Calvin, don't jump!"?

    well allow me to invite you to listen to my new album, 'under bridges'. absolutely...
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    show upcoming

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=184151498282408&notif_t=event_invite

    anybody in vancouver wanna come to a fun show. please do.
  17. my bass player covered, 'away with birds'

    i think he did a really beautiful job! here's the link: http://www.mediafire.com/?9dpplrn1nudcdvv
    what do you guys think? no one's ever covered one of my songs before, that i know of. kind of...
  18. btw, i treat restless leg syndrome all the time...

    btw, i treat restless leg syndrome all the time and honestly, exercise is the best way to deal with it. going for a jog, or even just jumping up and down will release a lot of the energy that builds...
  19. hm, well the nicest thing about chinese medicine...

    hm, well the nicest thing about chinese medicine is that you can always come up with a basic pattern or syndrome to work with.
    unlike western medicine, which relies on tests that are often...
  20. you definately should! way to plan ahead!!

    you definately should! way to plan ahead!!
  21. 9 times out of 10, i'm treating pain of some...

    9 times out of 10, i'm treating pain of some kind. headaches, back aches, menstral pain, traumatic injury, etc.
    the rest of the time i'm usually treating something emotional like stress/anxiety,...
  22. we've got some good regulation in BC, so if you...

    we've got some good regulation in BC, so if you give hand jobs with acupuncture, you MUST pay taxes for any tips.

    hi harnk.
  23. chinese medicine or acupuncture discussion anyone?

    hey peoples,
    as some of you know, in addition to being the voice behind c,dj!, i'm an acupuncturist and clinic owner in vancouver. i was thinking that i'd start a thread and see if anyone has any...
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    sorry i didn't respond to this dude. i just...

    sorry i didn't respond to this dude. i just missed seeing it. anyway, i think we're cool and once you get the amazing package supremo i mailed yesterday, you will feel the shaft slowly exiting your...
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    playing another show

    hey wonderful people,
    i'll be playing another show coming up february 18th. 3 shows in about 9 months... i think that's a record for me!
    this is going to be a short 5 song set, so i'll be playing...
  26. alright, so first order is in and away! enjoy my...

    alright, so first order is in and away! enjoy my new Italian friend.
    anybody else? here is a great deal. i will mail you my two previous albums and you get to be one of the first to exclusively...
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    it's up to you. i'm happy to mail them out. pm...

    it's up to you. i'm happy to mail them out. pm me though and let me know your address.
  28. limited time offer from ``Calvin, don`t jump!``

    when you buy the download of my new album, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to the download. (there`s been some confusion). Also, if you order the download before the new year, I...
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    limited time offer!!

    http://www.reverbnation.com/store/view_item_album/artist_23245?item_id=378199

    when you buy the download of my new album, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to the download....
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    i'm so sick and tired of all the hush hush...

    i'm so sick and tired of all the hush hush classified bullshit. none of this information is essential to national or internation security. it is diplomats giving their insights on other world...
  31. sorry, that link doesn't work. here's the one...

    sorry, that link doesn't work. here's the one that does: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119625168101988&notif_t=event_wall#wall_posts
  32. "Calvin, don't jump!" is playing a show

    Not sure if anybody on this forum lives in Vancouver, but if you do, you might be interested in attending this:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...all#wall_posts

    The bass player for C,DJ,...
  33. "Calvin, don't jump!" is playing a show

    Not sure if anybody on this forum lives in Vancouver, but if you do, you might be interested in attending this:
    ...
  34. So glad you like it!!!! the sound at the...

    So glad you like it!!!! the sound at the beginning is one of my favorite sounds in Vancouver. it's standing underneath the Lion's Gate Bridge with cars passing over. that particular spot has...
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    new "Calvin, don't jump!" record

    hey all,
    i normally stay over at the Calvin, don't jump forum, but thought i'd pop by and let you nice friends know that we have a new album available for download only. the only way to currently...
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    Photobucket

    http://www.reverbnation.com/store/view_item_album/artist_23245?item_id=378199

    this is where my new album is posted. i'd love to hear what you guys think.
    www.reverbnation.com/calvindontjump
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    hey, you guys should give my new album, 'under...

    hey, you guys should give my new album, 'under bridges' a listen.
    you can hear three songs on myspace and reverb nation
    or you can download other songs from the album for .99 or get the whole thing...
  38. here's the store link: ...

    here's the store link: http://www.reverbnation.com/store/store/artist_23245?item_type=merchandise
  39. "Calvin, don't jump!" new album and merch now available

    at my reverbnation store: www.reverbnation.com/calvindontjump
    why not get a new hat?
  40. Here's what you've been waiting for!!! Under bridges has arrived!!!

    Finally, you can now purchase our new album, 'Under Bridges', from us directly!!!
    Please go to www.reverbnation.com/calvindontjump
    Visit the store, purchase the whole album or individual tracks. ...
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    for the moment, i'm just going to handle digital...

    for the moment, i'm just going to handle digital distribution myself. it'll be available on all the major download sites, i-tunes, emusic, etc. soon.
    i was also thinking about having people just...
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    3 new mastered songs!

    i've posted 3 new mastered songs from our album, 'under bridges' on myspace.

    enjoy! and i'd love to hear anybody's thoughts...
  43. thanks guys. i've contacted all the usual...

    thanks guys. i've contacted all the usual suspects.
    posted two other songs instead of the previous two. being wishy-washy...
  44. they didn't drop it, just no money and maybe some...

    they didn't drop it, just no money and maybe some miscommunications that never got worked out. lose something, gain something; gain something, lose something.
    i played a show a few nights ago in a...
  45. two new songs available and a change of plans

    hey guys,
    sorry for the long delay. i've posted two new songs from my forthcoming new album, under bridges, on myspace.
    there has been a change of plans on the release of this album. the label,...
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    thanks! i've been editing and sequencing all...

    thanks! i've been editing and sequencing all week. one song left to piece into the puzzle and it'll be ready to go!!! pretty soon, i imagine, we'll start taking pre-orders...
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    thanks so much! i can't wait to finish this...

    thanks so much! i can't wait to finish this album up and release it to the world. i've been editing lots these last few days. i'd say in the next couple of weeks it will be all pieced together and...
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    it's a panasonic rr-us750

    it's a panasonic rr-us750
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    i've posted the song on myspace and written in...

    i've posted the song on myspace and written in the lyrics.
    it's here
    love, kirk
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    thanks. yeah, could be a canadian accent has...

    thanks. yeah, could be a canadian accent has formed in my mangled southern drawl! that warbler was hanging out in a bush the other day and i had my little field recorder, which he obligingly sang...
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    to be honest, i'm a little nervous about posting...

    to be honest, i'm a little nervous about posting this. it's the first time i've made public any musical work in years and years. keep in mind this is a full length album and there is much more to...
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    ok, this is going to be the last song on the...

    ok, this is going to be the last song on the album. kind of like eating dessert before the meal, but you guys have been patient for a long long time, so here goes:...
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    new album done!!!

    i'll be posting some tracks soon to hear what you think!
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    16 track is fixed!

    finally, the long wait is over and we can finish this bad boy up! the 16 track is waiting to be picked up in seattle now and nicholas, the engineer is getting back from being on european tour with...
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    sadly, no news. still waiting on the repair to...

    sadly, no news. still waiting on the repair to 16 track. should be soon, and once it's fixed there's not much to do besides record trombone, cello, and mix. delays are frustrating, but it teaches...
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    acupuncture is a highly effective remedy for...

    acupuncture is a highly effective remedy for pedal neuromas.
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    1. nmh (without a doubt) 2. thinkin' fellers ...

    1. nmh (without a doubt)
    2. thinkin' fellers
    3. will oldham
    4. os mutantes
    5. chocolate usa
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    hm... not sure why this topic is useful for you,...

    hm... not sure why this topic is useful for you, but we're still waiting for the blasted 16 track to get fixed. delays delays. what's up with guys like this? are they just spammers who have...
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    i was supposed to go down to anacortes tomorrow...

    i was supposed to go down to anacortes tomorrow and finish all the recording for it, but the take up reel on the 16 track isn't working, so it'll get postponed to next weekend at the earliest. we...
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    hey todd, i heard you were designing the new...

    hey todd,
    i heard you were designing the new royal rhino flying records logo. how's that going?
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    i just listened to 'fox hands' and had my fucking...

    i just listened to 'fox hands' and had my fucking mind blown.
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    os mutantes

    went to see them last night here in vancouver and my mind is sufficiently blown. friggin unbelievable show. they played all my favorite old hits like 'a minha menina', and 'baby' and blew everyone...
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    please share your excitement with your friends!

    please share your excitement with your friends!
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    10 of the 12 songs on the record are completely...

    10 of the 12 songs on the record are completely finished. we completed the drums this past weekend and now all that's left is cello on one song and trombone on another, then we're done done done!!! ...
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    we're back in anacortes this weekend wrapping up...

    we're back in anacortes this weekend wrapping up this behemoth.
  66. Thread: Releases

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    i've got some of the 7"s left - my first one...

    i've got some of the 7"s left - my first one solamente/crumble and the hhbtm singles club 7" rusty gondola/bleating. like harnk said there's some comps too, and also like he said, forget conscious...
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    i think if you have flu symptoms in august, it's...

    i think if you have flu symptoms in august, it's probably h1n1, because who the hell gets sick in august? maybe december, january i'll get a cold or something, but never in the middle of summer. ...
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    do you have a fever, harnk? that's usually the...

    do you have a fever, harnk? that's usually the tell-tale sign. i haven't had weird dreams about pigs or anything, but i did have a slight hallucination where the doorway and hall were 'breathing'...
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    swine flu

    i found out this morning i have swine flu... has anyone else had it? i'm wanting to commiserate. this feels like being an 80 year old man with rheumatism.
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    had the smoothest most seamless recording session...

    had the smoothest most seamless recording session in history. gotta go back at the end of this month to wrap up the drums and mix and then we're done! can't wait to put this one out there. i think...
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    hey todd, can't wait to hear fox hands!

    hey todd,
    can't wait to hear fox hands!
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    hi ho hi ho into the studio we go!

    we leave tonight for the murky and unforgiving waters of anacortes, washington to salvage, if we're able, one last shred of proof that there really is a gravey train and it is indeed headed this way.
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    living with scott is more like living with the...

    living with scott is more like living with the easter bunny on acid.
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    i've uploaded onto our myspace a couple of recent...

    i've uploaded onto our myspace a couple of recent samples of sounds which will be part of the new album. 'under bridges' - the tentative title and 'long board with cars and bus' are the samples. ...
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    today's 365 Tao passage is outstanding. Fields...

    today's 365 Tao passage is outstanding.

    Fields

    Worship by cultivating nine fields:
    Diet. Herbs. Clothing. Recitation.
    Movement. Meditation. Creativity. Teaching.
    And most important: ...
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    you guys are awesome. we're going into the...

    you guys are awesome. we're going into the studio in two weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    the date is set

    Finally, after long delay and much preparation, a date has been set to record the next "Calvin, don't jump!" album. The band and I will head south of the border the last week of July and first week...
  78. Thread: iris

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    i am deeply offended that someone would use my...

    i am deeply offended that someone would use my forum (and especially a thread about gardens) to sell your air jordans. first of all, while michael jordan was an amazing superstar, his shoes always...
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    didn't see him there. it was a smallish crowd -...

    didn't see him there. it was a smallish crowd - about 35 or so.
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    that's what i thought, but i'm not sure if this...

    that's what i thought, but i'm not sure if this guy was him or not. i'm pretty sure i met a guy, phil who was involved in the place they played.
    all you indie rocker kids look the same to me....
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    phil... from?

    phil... from?
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    what an amazing show last night! it was in this...

    what an amazing show last night! it was in this very small little town on an island in washington about an hour south of the border. it was at this old fire hall that's now a studio and artists...
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    i'm goin to see the music tapes in anacortes...

    i'm goin to see the music tapes in anacortes tonight!!!
    whooo hoo!
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    i like how obama predicted the whole thing...

    i like how obama predicted the whole thing exactly.
    he said, 'pittsburgh will probably win, but only by a small margin'
    amazing. love that guy. he's the one who put the fix in... haha
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    i think it was way better than last year's. ...

    i think it was way better than last year's. amazing plays the whole way through. good drama. arizona should've won, but people, the fix was IN! those refs were calling everything the steelers way...
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    ok, so the big game starts in a couple of hours...

    ok, so the big game starts in a couple of hours and what i want to know is which ones of you indie rocker pansies are gonna eat chips, drink beer, and watch! and also, seriously who's gonna win?
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    wishful eyes is my favorite song ever. i used to...

    wishful eyes is my favorite song ever. i used to want it played at my funeral.
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    so, seriously.... some predictions please. ...

    so, seriously.... some predictions please. steelers? cardinals? will the steelers cover the spread of 7? will arizona just freak everybody out and have a blow out? anybody?
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    ok, it's like this: an over/under bet is a bet...

    ok, it's like this:
    an over/under bet is a bet that the total score will be over or under a certain amount. for instance, the over/under of the steelers/ravens game is 33 points. so the bet would...
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    i have to admit that i love gambling on football....

    i have to admit that i love gambling on football. i'll bet on anything really, basketball, hockey, the presidential election.... i don't really care. it gives me a thrill. probably sad to most. i...
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    letterman's humor is almost always about being a...

    letterman's humor is almost always about being a cynical dick. he's that little kid that makes fun of others to get a laugh because really he has a low self-esteem. i still watch him all the time...
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    my honor counts for something

    it's not too often that a song can completely infiltrate itself into my core, but this one definately does. i've been listening to it on repeat for about a week from the npr stream and continually...
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    my biggest problem with this whole discussion is...

    my biggest problem with this whole discussion is semantics. when you say some explanation is a 'conspiracy theory', then there is no evidence to back up that theory yet. it is only an idea of what...
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    just found out the visitations got rejected at...

    just found out the visitations got rejected at the border because of the listing on optical atlas :(
    and my bass player isn't going to join me onstage, so tonight it is only me, myself, and i.
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    whoops. make that 47th post...

    whoops. make that 47th post...
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    as the 45th post, i'd like to say that a 45 is...

    as the 45th post, i'd like to say that a 45 is the older term for a 7", but one that revolves at 45 revolutions per minute as opposed to 33 1/3 rpm. 45s are typically shorter in length than a 33 1/3...
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    yeah, those chinese gymnasts are really...

    yeah, those chinese gymnasts are really incredible. my favorite to watch has been badmitten. what's up with the canadians though?! we're supposed to be hosting in two years and haven't won a...
  98. Thread: bring it

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    thanks, yeah and she's got some pretty good...

    thanks, yeah and she's got some pretty good timing!
  99. Thread: bring it

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    bring it

    in honor of an upcoming show here in vancouver between 'the visitations' and '"Calvin, don't jump!"' on september 9th, here is alice and me getting our groove on:

    <object width="425"...
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    thanks so much for this thread! i've been...

    thanks so much for this thread! i've been searching for 1/2" tape for a long time and couldn't find anything that looked good. i prefer new tape to used generally for quality. anyway, this is...
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