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    =D ha that's funny I thought I had re titled...

    =D ha that's funny I thought I had re titled those in the DDP. Those were my nicknames for those tracks in lieu of actual titles. Oh well, off to Pontiac!
  2. Thread: MWM Impressions

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    Soniclovenoize gets it!

    Soniclovenoize gets it!
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    Hey Brain Damege, Thanks for the compliment! ...

    Hey Brain Damege, Thanks for the compliment!

    There are detailed credits in the liner notes of the album. Jeff contributed a couple things but not as much as the Pitchfork announcement would make...
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    Abel, I think your interpretation is spot on.

    Abel, I think your interpretation is spot on.
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    The new Circulatory System record is finished...

    The new Circulatory System record is finished musically, and has been since July. Just waiting on art. It's a batch of tunes from Will's catalog that were in varying states of completion that I...
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    If you'd like I can email you the liner notes in...

    If you'd like I can email you the liner notes in a PDF.
    Thanks for checking it out!

    fastercircuits@gmail.com
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    Channelfan, John brought it up to the Secretly...

    Channelfan,
    John brought it up to the Secretly Canadian folks, maybe it's fixed now?
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    Thank you! I'm looking into the problem with...

    Thank you!

    I'm looking into the problem with "Non Dynamic Stroller". I think Secretly Canadian handles uploads to Spotify so hopefully they can fix it.

    I do want to put it out on vinyl...
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    Faster Circuits "Tunes of Glory"

    Hey guys, my album is out today via Cloud Recordings on iTunes and Amazon. There are a couple songs you can stream from Soundcloud, which you can link to from our Facebook page if you want to check...
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    Hey, WOW. 1st Sunshine Fix show ever, 40 Watt...

    Hey, WOW. 1st Sunshine Fix show ever, 40 Watt Club, Kindercore-era popfest, 2000-2001?. Louis Schefano on drums, me on bass, Kevin Sweeny on electric guitar, Ben Crum on acoustic and I guess keys,...
  11. Thread: oM Bass Tone !

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    Hey, thanks for your interest! I'll try to recall...

    Hey, thanks for your interest! I'll try to recall as much as I can.

    In the very early days we did bass direct into the board, I remember we borrowed a hollow-body bass (maybe an Epiphione?).
    I...
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    Poll: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/20/tea-par...

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/20/tea-party-favorite-rand-paul-criticizing-civil-rights-act/
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    Poll: I see why people may like Ron Paul, in comparison...

    I see why people may like Ron Paul, in comparison to most tea party-ers he seems like a free thinker and kind of a rebel politically, but his son Rand Paul has some dangerously racist and backwards...
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    If the empty plastic reel is the same size as the...

    If the empty plastic reel is the same size as the reel you're trying to run into it, then yes, it's a "take-up reel".
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    I suppose I should have mentioned that we've been...

    I suppose I should have mentioned that we've been screening the Major Organ and the Adding Machine movie on this tour as well!
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    We just played the 40 Watt last Saturday! The...

    We just played the 40 Watt last Saturday!

    The 4th was just confirmed today for Flicker Bar w/ Jacob Morris opening.

    Thanks soniclovenoise, I'm glad you're enjoying it. Alas, no Minneapolis...
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    Elf Power October/November Tourdates

    Oct 8 2010 - Tipsy - Greenville, NC
    Oct 9 2010 - Tea Bazaar - Charlottesville, VA
    Oct 10 2010 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
    Oct 11 2010 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY w/ Broken Bells
    Oct 12 2010 -...
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    The other TBA is now: Sept 21 2010 - Blue Nile -...

    The other TBA is now:
    Sept 21 2010 - Blue Nile - Harrisonburg, VA

    Also, these additions:
    Oct 9 2010 - Tea Bazaar - Charlottesville, VA

    Oct 11 2010 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY w/ Broken Bells
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    i talked with john about it and he said "fine...

    i talked with john about it and he said "fine with me". go for it.
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    thanks for the offer but i think we're planning...

    thanks for the offer but i think we're planning on being a bit further south, maybe sometime in the future?
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    no problem, i'll pass it along. i checked out the...

    no problem, i'll pass it along. i checked out the site, seems pretty far-reaching.

    i thought maybe we'd be catching minneapolis on the western tour but it looks like we're routing through...
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    one of those TBA's is now... Sept 20 2010 -...

    one of those TBA's is now...

    Sept 20 2010 - Chronic Town - State College, PA
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    Yeah, I can see why that may seem weird. I'm...

    Yeah, I can see why that may seem weird. I'm betting that's a perspective slip because orange twin is putting both releases out at the same time. They are clearly separate entities, other than all...
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    We'll be heading up to NY again in October and...

    We'll be heading up to NY again in October and heading out west and points between after that, so hopefully we'll get the opportunity to play for you.
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    I'm not sure what's going on with those dates but...

    I'm not sure what's going on with those dates but i will say that last time we played buffalo there were 4 people there, I'm not sure we would be welcomed back!
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    Elf Power September Tourdates

    Sept 14 2010 - Snug Harbor - Charlotte, NC

    Sept 15 2010 - Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC

    Sept 16 2010 - DC9 - Washington, DC

    Sept 17 2010 - The Rock Shop - Brooklyn, NY

    Sept 18 2010 -...
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    thanks for the kind words, y'all

    thanks for the kind words, y'all
  28. thanks for putting this up sloan! for some...

    thanks for putting this up sloan!

    for some context... this is our improvisational band. we're doing the last night of our one month residency at the flicker in athens tonight.
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    Yeah, that's me except on "Good Morning Mr....

    Yeah, that's me except on "Good Morning Mr. Edminton" and "Look At The Bells". That's Kevin. My name is Derek Almstead. Buy an album with liner notes so i can get some royalties;)
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    -damonin if i remember correctly, round again...

    -damonin

    if i remember correctly, round again was done with a fender tele into a roland mini-amp with blown speakers mic'ed with a 57, but at that time we also did some direct in guitar and then...
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    some of the mixes are mine, and most are 2 track...

    some of the mixes are mine, and most are 2 track mixes of will's that either i, charlie, or nesey blended subtle overdubs into (doubled vocals, harmonies, extra guitar, even doubled drums, etc.). one...
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    i did do a remaster of loveless several years...

    i did do a remaster of loveless several years ago, and it's the only version i listen to anymore besides my vinyl version. i'll give bp a copy and if he wants he can pass it on to you non believers,...
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    yeah, i mastered that record. i was in summer...

    yeah, i mastered that record. i was in summer hymns and marshmallow coast at the time, both on the misra label (misra released streethawk). also did a two week tour with summer hymns/ destroyer and...
  34. nice alternative to the final krush girls show....

    nice alternative to the final krush girls show. i'll be there!
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    i apologize. in a silly mood today.

    i apologize. in a silly mood today.
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    what are his feelings on global politics? does he...

    what are his feelings on global politics? does he ever wear white socks? what food does he find most disgusting? what his least favorite sound? mine is white-girl-modern-yuppie-belly dancers going...
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    done!

    done!
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    wow. i have the test pressing of coquelicot!

    wow. i have the test pressing of coquelicot!
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    disclaimer: i don't use/mic toy piano very often!...

    disclaimer: i don't use/mic toy piano very often!
    but when i do: i usually mic from underneath and behind, farthest away from direct exposure to finger contact with the keys (think in terms of...
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    40 Watt Show feb 7th

    hello,
    we'll be playing a loose, improv set mixing in a few songs but mostly going into uncharted territory for this show. is this phase 2? i know i never heard anything about that, not until...
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    i grew up with the dead, my dad was a huge fan. i...

    i grew up with the dead, my dad was a huge fan. i was the baby on the shoulders of the dancing hippy. even as a stiff metal-head teen, i would go to shows with my dad. i've probably seen them 20-30...
  42. Thread: Harmony Korine

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    "the architecture of doom" is an interesting...

    "the architecture of doom" is an interesting portrait what can happen when that attitude toward art and expression is taken to the extreme.

    [Edited on 12-4-0606 by derek]
  43. Thread: Why M Coast?

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    takes all kinds...

    takes all kinds...
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    M Coast CD release show

    @ the 40 Watt... with Summer Hymns... with Telenovela... come all ye locals!
  45. Thread: SIIS question.

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    thanks! it was fun in toledo, i don't remember...

    thanks! it was fun in toledo, i don't remember chicken wings... not really a huge fan of them. the rest of the tour was great, effortlessly fun. take care!
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    blood on the tracks desire john wesley harding...

    blood on the tracks
    desire
    john wesley harding
    blonde on blonde
    highway 61 revisited
  47. Thread: SIIS question.

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    it could be percieved as bass-heavy. i wanted it...

    it could be percieved as bass-heavy. i wanted it to stand up next to more modern recordings, hip hop, etc. so it might be a little "fatter" than some other indie stuff... interesting that you don't...
  48. Thread: Tour

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    sorry, but duke and asheville are new sound of...

    sorry, but duke and asheville are new sound of numbers and the instruments only, no circulatory system. there may be some misunderstanding about that on somebodys myspace page but that's the real...
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    i have used all of these techniques with varying...

    i have used all of these techniques with varying degrees of success over the years, including the dreaded hihat mic. i feel like i'm always going through phases of sounds i like. grab your cd case...
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    hey, if you're basing that door time off our...

    hey, if you're basing that door time off our myspace page please don't. we don't know the door times and they are set to default as 8pm. 7pm doors are pretty early for a rock show...
  51. Thread: CS "Secret" Show

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    there's a lot of anger in the air. i'm...

    there's a lot of anger in the air. i'm experiencing this in my own microcosm of life too. athens is really hot right now. and really dry;). i'm excited to get out of town soon. sloan, i hope you can...
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    josh lott- drums, derek almstead- bass, jimmy...

    josh lott- drums, derek almstead- bass, jimmy hughes- guitar, andrew reiger- guitar/ vocal, heather mcintosh- cello/ keys.
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    yeah, just to clarify... this is the best we...

    yeah, just to clarify... this is the best we could do with eveyone's work schedules. hopefully we'll be doing cmj this year, and i'd like to do more touring very soon maybe into the midwest/ chicago...
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    M Coast tour dates!

    All shows with Elf Power!

    Sep 7 2006
    Hummingbird Macon, GA
    Sep 8 2006
    Backbooth Orlando, FL
    Sep 9 2006
    Commongrounds Gainsville, FL
    Sep 30 2006
    NY Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
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    i think it's funny that the more obvious...

    i think it's funny that the more obvious comparison to the grateful dead's "scarlet begonias" hasn't been mentioned by anyone. cultural isolationism.
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    michael columbia is one of the most interesting,...

    michael columbia is one of the most interesting, original, fun, and badass bands in the country. do not miss.
  57. Thread: album update

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    ok. so now we have 32 mixes in varying states of...

    ok. so now we have 32 mixes in varying states of drafts. some more refined than others, but all fitting together nicely. all i can hope is that we continue move forward with it before i leave with...
  58. Thread: indie torrents

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    i understand, appreciate and respect what lou2ser...

    i understand, appreciate and respect what lou2ser is trying to say, but i think it's really too late to be protective and actually a bit counterproductive. embrace the piracy, it's the cultural...
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    well, don't move to athens unless you plan to...

    well, don't move to athens unless you plan to retire. i recently heard that athens is now the #1 place in the country to retire ( some cnn thing). just a little sunday stroll past the vomit piles......
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    i'll shamelessly plug on this one. you should see...

    i'll shamelessly plug on this one. you should see elf power because i am in elf power. also, the instruments are touring with elf power and i am in the instruments. if i were you, i'd come see me ;)...
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    how bout i mail it to somebody?

    how bout i mail it to somebody?
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    hmm. it's on my hard drive, do i need to put it...

    hmm. it's on my hard drive, do i need to put it on the web first then reference that page? is there an easier way?
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    i made a key but i don't know how to post an...

    i made a key but i don't know how to post an image!
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    chunklet party at sxsw

    here's more info on the chunlet party! March 17, 2006 - Austin, TX - Sound on Sound - our set -2:30pm with ted leo, black heart procession, swearing at motorists, and more!

    [Edited on 3-7-2006 by...
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    yeah, i know, i just figured i'd be less coy...

    yeah, i know, i just figured i'd be less coy about it ;).
  66. ex- of montreal members m coast have new songs on my space

    www.myspace.com/themcoast
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    new m coast songs on m coast my space

    www.myspace.com/themcoast
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    http://www.myspace.com/derekalmstead

    http://www.myspace.com/derekalmstead
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    hey hordak, if that really is your name ;), i...

    hey hordak, if that really is your name ;), i have no problem with you releasing this show. if you want me to fix up the nmh part that's fine but it'll take a while for me to get to it, i suggest...
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    www.chunklet.com has info on the party

    www.chunklet.com has info on the party
  71. Thread: album update

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    heh, not too sure about that one.

    heh, not too sure about that one.
  72. Thread: album update

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    3 songs mixed so far this week... 18-19 to go!

    3 songs mixed so far this week... 18-19 to go!
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    this is hilarious. i thought i'd never see the...

    this is hilarious. i thought i'd never see the day. party on...
  74. Thread: BASS TONE!!

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    the secret to the mccartney tone comes down to a...

    the secret to the mccartney tone comes down to a few different factors. 1- most important- flatwound strings. 2- 2nd most important- felt pick 3- slight muting of the strings either with the palm of...
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    harnk, would i lie to you?

    harnk, would i lie to you?
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    the instruments new album

    the instruments "cast a half shadow" will be released on orange twin records may 9, 2006. yeah!
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    the instruments new album

    the instruments "cast a half shadow" will be released on orange twin records may 9, 2006. yeah!
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    the instruments new album

    the instruments "cast a half shadow" will be released on orange twin records may 9, 2006. yeah!

    www.orangetwin.com

    [Edited on 2-22-2006 by derek]

    [Edited on 2-22-2006 by derek]
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    new album finished

    hey friends, i guess we've neglected to mention that the new m coast record is done. 15 songs 45 minutes. right now we're looking for someone to put it out, so hopefully we'll get back with release...
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    ---friday march 17th sound on sound elf power...

    ---friday march 17th
    sound on sound

    elf power tba

    ---saturday march 18th Orange Twin Records showcase
    The Hideout (617 Congress Ave) (All Ages)

    Elf Power TBA Athens GA Rock
    ...
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    let's not forget the orange twin showcase!

    let's not forget the orange twin showcase!
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    mac or pc? processor speed? firewire or usb? usb...

    mac or pc? processor speed? firewire or usb? usb 2.0? how many ins and outs do you need? what platform/program do you use? there are so many options for so many scenarios these days. for mac it seems...
  83. Thread: album update

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    i have absolutely no idea where the artwork...

    i have absolutely no idea where the artwork stands. sorry. i still think fall is most realistic.
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    major organ and the adding machine ...

    major organ and the adding machine

    www.orangetwin.com
  85. Thread: album update

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    it will most likely qualify as a "double album"(...

    it will most likely qualify as a "double album"( meaning it would take 4 15-20 minute sides to be packaged as vinyl, just like the self titled and the 2 previous otc records) just with the 19-25...
  86. Thread: Lysergic Blisss

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    man, i was so high for those bass recordings, it...

    man, i was so high for those bass recordings, it was like i could smell the music... ;). seriously though, my experiences with acid have always put me in more of a receiving mode than a creative one....
  87. Thread: album update

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    my goal is to be done with it by april, so i...

    my goal is to be done with it by april, so i think this fall is a realistic estimate. of course that depends on label stuff.
  88. Thread: album update

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    album update

    hello everyone, just a little update...

    we spent a little time this past week working with gary and bill up in new york at the marlborough farms studio (ladybug transistor). we've managed to...
  89. Thread: NEW ALBUM!

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    figured i post this in 2 areas as most people...

    figured i post this in 2 areas as most people probably find this thread misleading...

    we spent a little time this past week working with gary and bill up in new york at the marlborough farms...
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    elf power to play all tomorrows parties

    hey friends, the power will be gracing the stage at all tomorrows parties on may 21st!
  91. Thread: SXSW

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    you can add elf power and the instruments to that...

    you can add elf power and the instruments to that list.
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    james brown- live at the apollo 62' (fundamental...

    james brown- live at the apollo 62' (fundamental to funky music)
    - sex machine
    - jungle groove
    sly and the family stone- whole new thing
    ...
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    james brown- live at the apollo 62' (fundamental...

    james brown- live at the apollo 62' (fundamental to funky music)
    - sex machine
    - jungle groove
    sly and the family stone- whole new thing
    ...
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    Dear Bryan P., from andy g.

    Hey! I did not know how to write you. How are you doing, I am fine. Camp smells but that's ok. Derek said you know how to change stuff on this message board. Can you pretty please update the...
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    Dear Bryan P., from andy g.

    Hey! I did not know how to write you. How are you doing, I am fine. Camp smells but that's ok. Derek said you know how to change stuff on this message board. Can you pretty please update the...
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    hey soniclovenoize, derekalmstead@gmail.com

    hey soniclovenoize,

    derekalmstead@gmail.com
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    hey soniclovenoize, derekalmstead@gmail.com

    hey soniclovenoize,

    derekalmstead@gmail.com
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    this is all true.

    this is all true.
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    this is all true.

    this is all true.
  100. Thread: Cherry Peel

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    fyi, i played a lot of stuff on cherry peel, the...

    fyi, i played a lot of stuff on cherry peel, the ep and petite tragedy, let alone the other records -up to spita, which is when kevin did his first solo record. with petite tragedy we just didn't...
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