Friday, December 27, 2013

Angel and the Reruns - Beaver Cleaver Fever 7"

Angel and the Reruns from I believe is from Hollywood, CA seems to have a fixation on TV shows.

Featuring Hillary Carlip as Angel this appears to be the bands only release.

The A side is "Beaver Cleaver Fever," A song about "Leave it to Beaver," and a love song at that. Now, even though I really hated the show, "Leave it to Beaver," I enjoyed this song.

The B side is "Buffy Come Back," which is a song about  Anissa Jones who played Ava Elizabeth 'Buffy' Patterson-Davis on the TV show "Family Affair" and died of a drug OD at 18. and Interesting song.

Musically wise I'd have to say this is very new wave, and while I'm not a big fan of new wave I really did enjoy this little 45. Sounds like something that would have been on the "Hyped to Death" series.

This was released in 1983 on Carlip Productions.

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Enjoy,

Brian Guy



Thursday, December 26, 2013

Buck White & the Downhome Folks - In Person at Randy Wood's Old Time Picking Parlor LP

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and a good boxing day. So, I thought we'd start the day after Christmas with some good ole country music.

Buck White & the Downhome Folks is a true family band better known as The Whites. Buck White and his two daughters Sharon Hicks and Cheryl White along with Jack Hicks who is Sharon's husband.

I believe if memory serves me correct the Whites are from Wichita Falls, Texas originally and then moved to Ft. Worth, Texas.

Enjoyable old time country music even though it's a live show it's the sound quality is really good and fun.

There are some pretty classic songs done on this album, "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," "Nashville Skyline Rag," and "Keep on the Sunnyside." which they did on the Cohen Brothers "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Soundtrack.

So, if you want some good old fashion country music this is for you.

Released in 1977 by Country Records of Floyd, VA

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Cheers,

Brian Guy

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wrestling by Frank Gotch World's Champion

This was one of those finds that I was so surprised I almost didn't pick it up.

Wrestling by Frank Gotch World's Champion was originally published back in 1908 by the Police Gazette, back when wrestling was looked at a little different and events were covered in the Sports section of newspapers. I am happy that Paladin Press re-released this book in 2008, which is 100 years since it was first published.

When you think of wrestling in the early 1900's you had Frank Gotch, "The Russian Lion" George Hackenschmidt, and Farmer Burns.

This book is basically Gotch's instructional book on how to be a wrestler and be successful. The first part of the book his the Science of wrestling Chapter 2 is on Hints of wrestling and the last chapter is on Instructions of wrestling.

All of it is very interesting. Like I said this was a different time so all three chapters are very interesting and fascinating and what this book is pretty damn cool.

If you are interested in back when wrestling was real look for this book.

Published by Paladin Press of Boulder, CO in 2008.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dr. Corns' Bluegrass Remedy - Live LP

I doubt many people thing of Portland, Oregon as a mecca for bluegrass music, but there have been a few really good bluegrass acts that have came out of the Beaver State and Dr. Corns' Bluegrass Remedy was one of them.

The band was active in the 70's and unfortunately this live recording is the only thing they ever released, as far as I know.

I first heard this band on KBOO's bluegrass show one Saturday morning and was shocked to find that they were a local act.

Great name, nothing like a moonshine reference for a bluegrass band.

This album is made up of three live shows at Reed College, Portland State University and Oregon State University in 1974.

There are some great songs on this album that are pretty much bluegrass standards such as:
"Orange Blossom Special"
"Tennessee Blues"
"Duelin Banjos"

To name few, the cover of "Great Balls of Fire," made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis is pretty darn good. The one song that left me shaking my head in a strange way was the song "Little Sadie" which sounds a lot like "Cocaine Blues," without the cocaine being mentioned. Am I wrong? Listen to it and see what you think.

This is a must have album is you like bluegrass and if you are in the Pacific Northwest of the USA you should be able to find this pretty easy even though it's been out of print for years.

Recorded in 1974, but released in 1977 on Grass Roots Music of Portland, OR.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Willis Brothers - Best of the Trucks cs

The Willis Brothers of Shawnee, OK are have to be right up there with a lot of the other singers who where doing trucking songs in the 1960's, Red Foley, Red Sovine, and Red Simpson to name a few. Weird how they all had the nickname of "red."

The Wills Brothers did a lot of songs that weren't about trucks but they had their fair share of trucking songs and that's what this cassette was all about. All of the songs but the last one "Ode to Big Joe," is about trucking. It's a funny song, but it's kind of out of place on this cassette. My guess is they used it as filler.

The Song "Give Me Forty Acres" was a top ten hit in 1964 and it happens to be one of my favourite songs of all time and it is on this cassette. "Soft Shoulders and Dangerous Curves," is a cute little song about life on the road.

I do believe that all of the Willis Brothers (James, Charles, John "Vic" and Joe) are deceased.  John was I believe the last of the brothers died in 1995 in a car accident at the age of 73.

This was Released on Starday out of Nashville, TN in 1985.

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Big Trucks by the Editors of Consumer Guide

First off I'm not sure who the Consumer Guide is or why they would have put out a book like this but I am very thankful that they did.

I found this yesterday at a used book store, and at first I thought it was a children's book, because of how short it is, only 82 pages. However, there is a lot of information in this book and even if it is a little dated it was well worth picking up.

All the big names are listed in this book Autocar to White and a lot in between. However, there were some manufacture names that I really didn't recognize.

Crane Carrier Corporation (CCC) of Tulsa, OK. I don't think I have ever heard of them before or if I did, it didn't stick with me.

Magirus also know as IVECO Trucks of North America. Never heard of them.

Spartan seemed kind of a strange fit for this book since they are known as making fire trucks. Still I guess it's nice that this Charlotte, MI company was mentioned, it just seemed out of place.

Walter of Voorheesville, NY along the same line as Spartan makes mostly fire trucks and snow removal dump trucks.

FWD of Clintonville, WI. making mostly heavy duty trucks for snow removal.

They also have some pictures of Hendrickson and Marmon Motors tractors.

I do believe that Autocar and White no longer exist.

The big three of Freightliner, Kenworth and Peterbuilt are given quite a lot of coverage in the book and with good reason as when I think of trucking in North America these are the names that I really think of. International seems to be making a comeback as of late, Chevy and GMC I don't think even make Tractors anymore.

Still a great book and it was fun to read for the trivia.

 H.W. Kent and Edgar K. Worthington who combined their names to make the name Kenworth.

Kenworth was the first company to have factory installed aluminum diesel engine in a truck.

Freightliner was created out of the need for trucks by Consolidated Freightways.

Al Peterman created Peterbuilt in Morton, WA.

I really did love this book, and it's long, long out of print.

Published in 1979 by Beekman House of New York, NY


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hope you all had a wonderful Hanukkah

Well this is the last day of Hanukkah. I hope everyone enjoyed my post this year. I know that not all of the post were exactly happy and heart warming, there was some serious stuff here, but I think it's good to show a well rounded view of things.

I already have a few ideas for next year and hope that you will all be around to enjoy it.

Special thanks to my lovely wife Heather, her mom and dad,   the Gottlieb family and my friend Cas.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bob Booker & George Foster Present - When You are in Love the Whole World is Jewish LP

I always have enjoyed the material that Bob Booker and George Foster put out, funny and topical as always. Yeah some of their stuff is very dated, but not with this album.

You will hear a lot of voices that you will probably recognize such as Frank Gallop, whom I posted one of his albums last hear for Hanukkah. Other players are Valerie Harper. Lou Jacobi, Bob McFadden and a few others.

What I love about this album is the fact that it's a split of skits and songs. This stuff is pretty timeless and classic.

Released in 1966 on Kapp Records on New York, NY

Enjoy this the seventh day of Hanukkah.


Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Playing Right Field: A Jew Grows in Greenwich by George Tabb

The Sixth day of Hanukkah and I have to say I seem to be staying in the punk rock alternative side with this post.

I first heard of George Tabb from his writings on Maximum Rock and Roll. He also played in the band Furious George and Roach Motel. which I always really enjoyed, so finding this book was pretty special to me.

His stories of being bullied by a blind kid and another one with one arm. His battles with his father. I enjoy his honesty. It doesn't exactly make Greenwich, CT a very fun place.

Some of it is pretty funny, some of it is kind of sad, but all in all this is a great book

This was Published in 2004 by Soft Skull Press of Brooklyn, NY


Cheers,

Brian Guy

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Steven Jesse Bernstein - Prison cd

The Fifth Day of Hanukkah gives us Steven Jesse Bernstein.

The story of Steven Jesse Bernstein is not a happy story. His life was not a happy one he battled mental illness and was institutionalized as a child. Drugs and alcohol became a stabilizer in his life.

This CD has a lot of raw emotion in it and is not for the faint of heart. I enjoy the brutal honesty in his spoken word. The strange thing is the weird jazz music bed which is put under his words. This CD was only partly completed as he committed suicide by slashing his throat before it was completed.

The best pieces are "No No Man," "Make More Noise Please," and "Face." In all honesty I enjoy the whole CD. I think it shows a lot of insight into mental illness and addiction.

Released by Sub Pop Records of Seattle, WA

Cheers,

Brian Guy




Saturday, November 30, 2013

Jewdriver - Hail the Jew Dawn ep

For this day of Hanukkah, we have something very different.

Jewdriver is a band from Oakland, CA that takes it's name as a piss take of the name of the RAC band Skrewdriver even the name of the recording "Hail the Jew Dawn," is a take of Skrewdriver's "Hail the New Dawn."

The lyrics are kind of tough to hear but this is a great release and enjoyable if you get the joke.

Released by INRI Records in 2005


Cheers,

Brian Guy

Friday, November 29, 2013

GUNS N' CHAROSES - EVERBODY'S GOT A JEWISH MOM CS

Time for some parody with the musical work of Guns 'N Charoses of Kansas City, MO.

These songs are kind of funny but not something that you are going to listen too a lot of. Still it's a great take on Guns 'N Roses.

This was one of my first rips off of a cassette so the tags are kind of messy, but if you want feel free to fix them.



This was released in 1994 on Chutzpah Music.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hasidic New Wave - Jews & the Abstract Truth cd

Well it's Thanksgiving and the 2nd day of Hanukkah so lets celebrate with some Hasidic New Wave, I think they are from New York, and feature Frank London and Greg Wall.

Now if you are expecting anything at all new wave, as I was, you are in for a BIG surprise. What we have here is jazz pure and simple.

The word "Abstract," I think is the one word that really describes this best. Not saying this is good or bad.

I'm not a big jazz fan. I have to admit that for the most part this did nothing for me there really are no lyrics or singing, I think there is some chanting on one song, but for the most part this didn't keep my interest (the things I do for my wife).

There where a few songs that I liked out of the collection. "V'Smachta," "Debka," and "Finale: Juba" were okay, but this is not something that I'm going to be listening to a lot in the future.

This was released in 1997 on Knitting Factory of New York, NY.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The 4 Bursteins - Mit a Yiddish'n Taam (with a Jewish Flavor) LP


Happy Hanukkah day one!!

Just like last year I plan on doing a post a day for the entire holiday.

This year we will start out with The 4 Bursteins. This foursome has the husband wife combination of Peisach Burstein who was born in Warsaw, Poland, his wife Lillian Lux Burstein of New York and their two children
Michael and Susan.

Pretty enjoyable Yiddish music is presented here. Now I don't speak Yiddish, but I recognized a couple of the songs, not really sure why. A couple of the songs remind me of things that I have heard on the "Benny Hill Show" back in the day.

My Yiddish is limited to the words learned via Mel Brooks and a few Jewish friends.

I am not sure when this was released and couldn't find a listing for it on Discogs.com. So if anyone knows a year when this was released please let me know and I'll update the posting.

This was released on Famous Records.

Happy First Day of Hanukkah

Brian Guy

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia by Spalding Gray


Today we have the late Spalding Gray's "Swimming to Cambodia." I remember renting this movie/monologue a long, long time ago. I really wasn't sure if I was even going to watch it. I put it in the VCR (yeah, this was the early 90's).

My first thought was "What the hell was this? Some guy sitting at a desk, talking?" As the minutes passed I realized that this was really something special.

Spalding Gray does a great job of telling his story of his adventures during the filming of "the Killing Fields."

I fell in love with this film and with Spalding Gray's work. He was out there and I think that's what made his work very special.

If you can't find the movie then get this book and read it.

Published in 1985 by the Theatre Communications Corp. of New York, NY

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Friday, November 22, 2013

50 Years since JFK's Assassination

This is the day 50 years ago that John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I meant to do a post last night on this, but was too tired to really say much of anything.

I read Jim Marrs book back in the early 90's and thought it was really interesting. I've always had issues with the Warren Commission, maybe it's just me but the lone gunman just doesn't make since to me.

I was thinking about posting some music, like the Huns "Glad, He's Dead" or T. Tex Edwards "Lee Harvey was a friend of mine,"or "Bullet" by the Misfits, but I know everyone has heard them a million times so why waste the space to post them one more time on another blog?

I do think that Kennedy's assassination was the start of people not trusting the government of the United States. My dad always told me about things that he had seen in the Korean war, and has a strong distrust for the government, and son like father I feel the same way.

To me America's innocence died that day in Dallas. I wasn't even born yet, but talking to people who lived through it, they seemed like everything changed. We no longer looked at things the same.

I often wonder what would have happened if Kennedy had not have been killed in Dallas. Would he still be a hero to the left or would he have been looked down upon because of his affairs? What would have happened in Vietnam? Would we have become closer to Cuba? All of these things are fun to think about but they are all speculation.

Rest in Peace John F. Kennedy.

Regards,

Brian Guy

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Congratulations to the Hamilton Tiger Cats winning the CFL East

My second favourite team in the CFL is Grey Cup bound. Congratulations to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beating Toronto in the eastern finals this past weekend.

I only got to see the second half of the game, which kind of sucks a bit, but at least I got to see what I did as it was a great game.

Henry Burris had a very good game as did Andy Fantuz and the whole Tiger-Cats team. Good luck in the Grey Cup in Regina, SK.

So here is the set up for the 101st Grey Cup:


Saskatchewan Roughriders (11-7) vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats (10-8)


Sunday, November 24 at 6pm et/3pm pt on TSN Not sure who is broadcasting it in the states.



Go Tiger-Cats!!!

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Monday, November 11, 2013

Beat Farmers - California Kid/Anarchy in the UK

I was a big fan of The Beat Farmers and the late "Country"Dick Montana. This has video has them doing one of my favorite songs, "California Kid" and a short strange version of the Sex Pistols "Anarchy in the UK."

The good hearted jabs at Mojo Nixon is pretty funny and made me laugh

The quality isn't the best but I think this is pretty cool and follows in the tradition of what a great band that the Beat Farmers were.



Cheers,

Brian Guy

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lose - What's Your Name? 7"

This is a Flipper side project of Bruce Loose or as he is called for this project B. Lose.

Kind of reminds me of Flipper a bit pretty noisy experimental music on both tracks.

I have to say, "What's Your Name?" is my favourite track. Just when you think it's all over it isn't. Kind of a great little mind teaser.

"Waking to Sleep," is the B side of this and it is more out there than side A. Seems pretty drug induced to me but, maybe it's just me.

This was released in 1983 on Subterranean Records of San Francisco, CA.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Blondes in Black Cars - Autograph video

In celebration of my good friend Chelsea getting her dream car, this is for you Chelsea.

In case you are wondering her new car is black and she is a blond.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Kriticka Situace - st LP

Very interesting metal from the Praha,  Czech Republic.

I really don't know much about this band to begin with so I wasn't sure what I was actually going to be listening to, I think I bought it from Sound Idea a long time ago, so I knew it was probably going to be good as Bob Suren always had some of the best music around.

I'd say that I enjoyed this a lot but thought it was a little strange that the song titles are in English but the songs themselves are sung in Czech. It's not a really big deal, but did kind of come off as a shock. The nice thing is there are English translations to the lyrics which comes in very handy for someone who doesn't speak Czech.

This is just basic old fashioned metal, normally when I hear music from the Czech Republic it's normally thrash or grindcore, so this was a little bit different and I think that's what made me like it. It was somewhat original.

This is also my first review of a band from the Czech Republic.

This was released in 1993 on Day After Records of As, Czech Republic.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Portland Wrestling Uncut Update

I got a response from promoter Pete Schweitzer, of Portland Wrestling Uncut. They will be back on the air in January. I wish him the best of luck.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

What Happened to the Portland Wrestling Uncut?

So it looks like it has happened again, yet another failed attempt to relive the past of Don Owen's Portland wrestling. This time looked promising with Roddy Piper as the figure head of the show, but yet less that six months into the promotion "Portland Wrestling Uncut," it appears to be over.

Promoter Pete Schweitzer looked to be doing a great job then we were left with a "Broken Ring" that no one could figure out how to fix, so they had to stop taping until the ring was fixed. This left us with several months of reruns and now it appears that it is gone forever. I Emailed Mr. Schweitzer we will see if he replies or not.

This is very disappointing to me. I had high hopes for the promotion, and with Piper's name on the product along with "The Grappler"Len Denton, Don Coss and what appeared to be the backing of KPTV along with a lot of great talent this promotion had a chance.

So, my question is what the hell happened? I'd really like to know?

This is why I try not to get my hopes up for any wrestling promotion that is in the Portland area or anywhere for that matter, you just get interested in it and then it's over and we move on to the next promotion. Yeah the National Wrestling Alliance may have been a monopoly but at least we had consistent territories and wrestling not what we have now which is a hodge podge of promotions all using from the same talent pool.

Man how I miss the old days.

Later,

Brian Guy

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yeastie Girlz - Ovary Action ep

Going back a few years for this one, Yeastie Girlz out of the Bay Area doing a really primitive rap act thing here.

I'll have to admit when I first bought this back in the day I really didn't like it. I thought the piss take of the Beastie Boys name was pretty good but the music to me was just not that good. So, I gave my copy to a friend of mine who was into the feminist movement and moved on.

A couple of months ago, I was in one of my favourite record stores and saw a copy of the 45 that I had gotten rid of years ago. For some reason I decided maybe I should give this a second chance.


I paid $4 for it and was on my way, hoping that I didn't make a mistake and end up regretting giving this a second chance.

Well, it is pretty much what I expected, but honestly I enjoyed it a lot more this time around. Maybe it's age, maybe it's because I knew what I was getting into this time, but I found it enjoyable. The only song that I really hate and I hated it back then, was their version of  the Buzzcocks, "Orgasm Addict," I still really hate that cover and no it's not because a woman is singing it, it just is not a good cover.

On the upside I enjoyed the "FCC," song "You Suck," about giving head not just receiving it "Put a lid on it," about birth/STD control, but the one that I really enjoyed was "Ode an Die Fruede" which talks about how to make the applicator of a tampon into a musical instrument, pretty inventive.

I'm glad I gave this another shot. It's not something that I would want to listen to all the time, but I think it's worth wile and I think this was kind of the start of the Riot Grrl movement. Some of which I thought was good some of it I thought was horrible.

This was released in 1988 on Lookout Records, the address on this is the old Laytonville, CA address, so I know that this was a first edition.

Give it a try if you haven't already.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween Everyone

Happy Halloween to y'all. Everyone stay safe out there.

This is my spooky fake ghost photo I took in the Lava Caves located outside of Bend, OR.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Workdogs - King Dog Biscuit Presents ... 7"

I normally don't get into blues music much, but I have always enjoyed the Workdogs from New York.

As for as I can find out this was their first release from 1986 and their return address is Hoboken, NJ so I guess they moved to New York later.

There is no Jon Spencer in this version, just Rob Kennedy on bass and vocals and Scott Jarvis on drums.

Enjoyable music, however I did feel that "Funny $," went on a wee bit long, but I can live with it. The side B is "Last Best Friend," which is a really interesting song, strange but good.

The information on the back sleeve is pretty interesting and gives you a little back ground on both Rob Kennedy and Scott Jarvis and for me that kind of makes downloading this worth wile. I guess I'm strange that way.

Released in 1986 on King Dog Biscuit.

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Knucklehead (PA) - West Philly Oi! untitled ep

Another band named Knucklehead, this one is from Philadelphia, PA or as they say West Philly. So, if you are counting this is three bands named Knucklehead, there has to be more out there.

Enjoyable six songs of good old fashioned OI! Songs of drinking and friends no bullshit agenda just good music.

The best songs on this EP are "My Friends," always like a good song about friends, "Tough Shit," about fighting and "Fuck the Pub," which in a strange way reminds me of Steel Toe Solution, "Wrong Side of the Pond" one of my favourite songs of all time.

Not Sure who plays what but the band line up for this 2013 release is  Patt Whelan, Pete Blankemeyer, Richard Scott and that's all I really know about them. Other than the fact that his is a really good little EP and I wish them luck.

If you are looking for this it is available at http://knuckleheadwestphillyoi.bandcamp.com/

Check 'em out you will not be disappointed.

Cheers,

Brian Guy


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Haunted Downtown Vancouver, WA Tour

Last night my wife and I went on a tour of "haunted places," in Downtown Vancouver.

It was a lot of fun. We were supposed to be on the 20:00 tour but got in on the 18:00 tour, which was really nice of our guide Brad Richardson of the Clark Co., Historical Society to accommodate us

The tour started in the Historical Society Headquarters which was originally a library build with a Grant from the  Carnegie Corporation of New York headed by Andrew Carnegie it was Granted on Jan. 20th 1908.

We then went down Main St., were he pointed out various places and ghostly things that happened in them. From Kiggins Theatre where a woman appears out of nowhere and to a couple who after hours appear to be watching a movie that only they can see, once approached they disappear, to the Interstate 5 bridge which is said to be haunted by former Vancouver mayor G. R. Percival who hung himself on Hayden Island. It is said his dejected ghost can be seen during the fall of the year walking the oldest span of the bridge.

All and all for an hour long tour and $10 this was worth it.

I had heard all but one of the stories before, from various books I have read. The story of Royce Thomas a bungling bank robber who was shot to death after he got cold feet and attempted to run away was a new story to me. He is said to haunt the building which is no longer a bank and makes his presents known in the loft area of the building. I can't remember the name of the building and it's driving me crazy.

There were somethings that were left out that I would have liked to have seen mentioned, The Slocum House which is reputed to be haunted and has even turned up on a ghost programme here in the states or the Old Hospital which is also supposed to be a hot spot of paranormal activity.

It was fun, it was good exercise and probably something I would do again if I had a chance, we will see.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ghost and Goosebumps: Ghost Stories, Tall Tales, and Superstitions from Alabama compiled by Jack Solomon and Olivia Solomon

This is a fun book in that it's not pretending to be something that it's not like a lot of books of this type.

You have a lot of paragraph stories of ghost and other strange things from the state of Alabama. The is also history of folk tales and the meaning of them. I found this very enjoyable and even though I know the history of a lot of folk tales it was nice to read it again.

There is a whole section of superstitions which I found very interesting everything thing is covered from how to react to a ghost to how to find your true love.

The last section is called Alabama WPA Folklore. These stories are longer stories than the second part of the book. It is still an interesting read and entertaining.

I really enjoyed the honesty of this book, even if some of the stories are pretty standard, it's still one that I would recommend.

This was published by The University of Georgia Press of Athens, GA in 1994

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fifty Shades of Dumb: True Stories of Strange and Screwy Sex by Leland Gregory

Someone had to come up with a good parody of the whole "Fifty Shades of Grey," sensation of erotica, and here we have a winner with Leland Gregory's "Fifty Shades of Dumb: True Stories of Strange and Screwy Sex."

I have quite a few of Gregory's books of weird news mostly police related stories so, I am not surprised by him writing a book like this featuring true stories of people doing dumb things regarding sex.

You have stories of people having sex with teddy bears and about everything else, masturbation sessions gone wrong, you name it, it's probably in this book. There are also funny headlines and sex studies.

The 'Deviant Dictionary" which is a dictionary of about every weird sex fixation you can think of. I even learned somethings, I thought I'd heard it all. I was wrong. Mucophillia: Sexual arousal involving mucus, Coulrophilia: being aroused by clowns and the weirdest of them all, Eproctophilia: being attracted to farting. Really???

One of my favorite is the 16 year old who thought his father was hurting his mother so he shot his dad with a shot gun. Well, turns out they where just having sex. Oops, the dad survived.

There are many more stories in this book so if you find this sort of thing pick this up.

Released in 2013 by Skyhorse Publishing Inc., of  New York, NY

Friday, October 18, 2013

Knucklehead - I LP

I really wasn't sure what to expect out of this. Was it an OI band, possibly metal??? Well what we have here is metal kind of like that of the previous posted Knightmare. (I guess I seem to be reliving my teenage years lately with all this metal.)

The only thing I know about Knucklehead is that they were from Madison, WI.

Lyrics are kind of silly at times an example of this is the song "All Your Lies,' which has the lyrics "So, you've got a pretty face Well that's outside. Otherwise There's no trace 'cause inside your poop."

Really Poop? when listening to the song I don't hear the word poop, can't tell what they say, maybe shit. still using the word poop in your lyrics doesn't make you sound impressive it makes my think that you are seven years old. Maybe I'm being a little hard on them because it seems like in the 80's a lot of metal bands put out lyric sheets that didn't exactly follow the lyrics, I hope that was the reason.

Other songs touch on religion in "Mirror Christs," and war "P.O.W." The one song I really can't figure out is the one called "Johnny Cash." I have no idea what this song is about. I don't think it's about singer Johnny Cash, is it about people who want to do nothing but make money? Nothing like confusing lyrics.

Now, you are probably thinking, "Jesus Christ, he must really hate this record." Honestly, I enjoyed it, I just wish the lyrics were a bit better.

Released in 1985 on Speed of Sound Records of Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Knightmare (NH) - Mindless Mayhem LP

Not exactly the best album cover I've ever seen, but this band from Manchester, NH played some pretty good metal.

I think what I enjoy most about this band is the fact that is reminds me a lot of the bands that you'd hear on the "Metal Massacre" compilations from the 80's. There is a basic level on this that I really like a lot.

Al Mead plays bass and vocals he also was a member of GG Allin and the Scumfucks, so that also gives them some punk quality to their music.

They also do a really good cover of the Dead Boys "Sonic Reducer."

I'd say this is good traditional metal music from the late 80's without the glam metal. They do have the bullet belts and hair of any good metal band.

This was released in 1987 on Beaner City Records of Manchester, NH.

Beaner City Records? Interesting name for your record company.

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Missy Hyatt "The First Lady of Wrestling"

Today October 16th is the birthday of one of my favourite wrestling manager/Valet of all time Missy Hyatt born Melissa Ann Hiatt, not going to say what year.

I remember her feuds in WCCW, UWF, ECW and various other wrestling federations. I first remember seeing her in WCCW, when she dated "Hollywood" John Tatum and she feuded with valet Sunshine.

She later married and divorced the late "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert.

Beauty and intelligence all wrapped on one package. She wrote a book called "Missy Hyatt: First Lady of Wrestling," back in 2001 which I have not read or seen, but would love to read it.

She was also in an adult video with Tammy Lynn Sytch called "Wrestling Vixens Untamed." I have never watched it even if I do find them both very beautiful, I'd rather remember her for her in the ring activities not for a porno.

She is still active in the independent wrestling scene and I hope she is for many more years.

Happy birthday to the ever beautiful Missy Hyatt.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Campfire Stories: True tales of the Wild West Vol. 12 by Rick Steber

Since it's getting close to Halloween I thought this would be an appropriate book to review as we all remember sitting around telling campfire stories when we were kids, at least I do.

Rick Steber is a writer from the Prineville, OR area and has written many short books like this one. Has also won awards for various writings that he has done. His total count of books he has written is well over 30 total.

The stories are about one page long and your typical campfire stories to a point, but there are also stories of massacres, outlaws and other things that aren't even close to ghost stories. All in all this is a quick little read and the kind of thing that if you have kids they'd probably enjoy it.

I enjoy Steber's story telling style it reminds me of when my grandmother or parents would tell me stories of their youth or things they had seen.

This book is still available through Bonanza Publishing of Prineville, OR. This volume was printed in 1994. If you want the address let me know or look it up on line.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

PS:

More Ghost stuff to come later on this month.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kneecappers - Urban Kill LP

Here we have some pretty good KBD era punk from Cleveland, OH with the Kneecappers.

I had never heard of this band until I saw this record a few years ago. Interesting music with great song titles like, "Urban Kill," "Tumor" and "Sleepin' with You in My Heart." to name a few.

There are three live songs on the album, the one for "Smokin' Heroin," starts of very quiet and is kind of hard to hear at first. I thought of bumping the volume up a bit, but decided to keep it in all of its glory.

The band formed in 1978 and lasted about two years. I'm not sure that they ever really played out of the Cleveland area.

Enjoy this classic. I've included the liner notes, so you can read some more about the band.

This was released on Buckwheat Headlock Productions in 1996. Limited to 1000 copies.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Monday, October 7, 2013

John Trubee - Blind Man's Penis 7"

A very strange 45 for today. I have to admit I really don't know much about John Trubee aside from what is listed on the back sleeve.

I'll let you read the back so you can get all the details of how this came about.

Pretty strange that the person who did the liner notes is Matt Groening of "The Simpsons" fame.

According to what I have read on line Trubee did a lot of records of crank phone calls and poetry.

As for this record itself the song "Blind Man's Penis" is kind of funny and worth a chuckle here and there.  The Song is not really that offensive in my opinion. The second side is a crank call to a motel, and quite honestly I've never understood crank calls, not even as a kid. The Jerky Boys and Neil Hamburger's crank calls to me for the most part just seemed stupid and this is no different and the sound quality is pretty horrible.

Over all this is a good novelty record. There is an address for Trubee listing North Hollywood, CA.

This was released by Mykel Board's Seidboard World Enterprises/The Only Record Label in the World of New York, NY in 1984

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tin Huey - st ep

This is Akron, Ohio's Tin Huey's first release from 1977.

I just re-posted their 1980 "English Kids,"seven inch and since I bought this a while ago and just got a chance to listen to it I decided what the hell let's post it.

I really like this better than the other seven inch, this is really kind out there at times but very enjoyable.

At times there's rock, at times there's new wave and at times it seems kind of like something from Ralph Records.

Good Stuff

Released on Clone Records of Akron, OH in 1977


Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Tin Huey - English Kids 7"


Repost:

Punkish/Wavish music from Akron, Ohio.

The Song "English Kids" is the winner on this seven inch. It sounds like it could have been on one of the later Killed By Death or Bloodstains comps. side B "Sister Rose," is okay a little too much waver for me and the horns don't help.

All in all not a bad little record.

Released on Clone Records in 1980.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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D.O.A. (A Punk Documentary) DVD

I bought a bootleg of this DVD while I was on vacation and I have to say this is one impressive mess of a documentary.

When I first saw it I thought it was going to be about Canadian punk pioneers DOA, but then I pulled it out and saw Johnny Rotten's face. I turned it over and looked at the back and this is what it says:

"D.O.A. is a documentary chronicling the dog days of the first wave of punk rockers. Most already famous but others never to be, this is a train-wreck-fascinating look into the lives of a generation deciding personally if there really wasn't a future. See Sid Vicious nodding off in bed with his girlfriend Nancy, the girl everyone hated, who would be found dead of a half-inch deep stab wound in the very same bed only a few months later."

I then looked at the bands involved. The Sex Pistols, Terry and The Idiots, The Dead Boys The Rich Kids, Generation X, The Clash, Stiv Bators, X-Ray Spex and Sham 69.

I decided to take a chance. Once I got home I tried to look this thing up on the IMDB and came up with nothing. Apparently this was done in 1981 by someone named Lech Kowalski.

The DVD starts with a baby's conformation, and it just gets weirder from there a lot of stock footage of riots and various punk rockers.

The film loosely follows the Sex Pistols on their ill fated US Tour, I say loosely because there is a lot of stuff in between.

We see the Pistols play in Atlanta, GA and for some stupid reason we have subtitles. Why do we need subtitles for the Sex Pistols?

We have a GLC member go on about how bad the punks are, this person is never identified.

Then we have Mary Whitehouse of the "Anti-Smut Crusade" who says, "I'm not shocked by punk I'm shamed by it."

We then meet Terry Sylvester of Terry and the Idiots, he talks about how it's tough being a punk and how tough it is to get a job and how his mum and dad want him to get a proper job.

Ironically we only see his band play once to a disastrous set, which he walks off, because the band is too nervous to play. I find Terry pretty interesting in his insight and honestly. He also calls himself and outcast with no friends. He also tells a funny story about how to bake banana bread, which is just a dirty joke, still it's kind of funny.

We are then treated to X-Ray Spex "Bondage up Yours."

An unnamed Warner Brothers person talks about problems getting the Sex Pistols to the states and sums the music industry up pretty well,"We're not a non-profit organization." Indeed.

The Rich Kids play "Pretty Vacant,"

This brings us to John (It think that's his name the titling on this thing is horrible) Guinness the er to the Guinness fortune. He aquates punks with people who wish that they lived in another time to see people ripped to pieces.

A pretty funny quote from someone at a Sex Pistols show who claims to be in the "industry" saying, "Punk is not a valid music format in the states."

We are introduced to Bernard Brook Partridge of the GLC, who goes on about how much he hates punks and the Sex Pistols in particular. For some reason I find him pretty funny and very arrogant.

Now we have the Sex Pistols in Memphis on Elvis' birthday. We meet an Elvis impersonator and Elvis fans.

I could go on and on about this DVD, but quite honestly It all seems kind of pointless.

The Jesus Freaks at the Sex Pistols gig in Tulsa, OK is pretty funny.

I'm really not sure why The Dead Boys are on this DVD. They play one song, never talk to the band it just seems like the decided that they need some US punk band thrown in for the hell of it.

The interview of Sid and Nancy is pathetic in so many levels. They just come across as the pathetic junkies that they were. Sid keeps passing out and Nancy is well Nancy, she comes across as being annoying and an enabler of Sid's drug use. She makes the comment that, "He's been sick for the last three months," No shit, that's because they were trying to keep him clean the whole time and he was going through heroin withdrawal. Like I said pathetic.

They also interview some guy about bondage gear.

Sham 69 play a couple of songs.

And we end with the Pistols playing in San Francisco.

All in all would I watch this again? I don't know not for a long time. There was a lot of potential to this, but I think in the end it just falls short. I left some stuff out of my review just to make it a little shorter. It just seemed like it was thrown together  in a hodge podge of  chaos.

So, if you see this for cheep, watch it. I'd say that it's on the same level as early punk documentaries of the UK scene. I have one in mind but I can't remember the name of it.

Just a couple of questions: Did Terry and the Idiots ever release anything? Also, why do they have Dead Boys and Stiv Bators listed when we never see Stiv away from the Dead Boys stuff?

Oh, I guess I'll never know.

This was released by Digital Underground.

Cheers,

Brian Guy


Black Metal - Voices From Hell DVD

This has to be one of the most disappointing DVDs I have watched in a while.

The tag line is "Early Innovators - Pure Cult Madness - Evil Stuff."

This failed on all three.

In My opinion this DVD was a complete waste of time. I admit that I'm not much into the newer Black Metal scene, but still this is just pathetic.

We have three videos Mayhem "Deathcrush," Venom "Black Metal," I've seen this video so many times it's not even funny. I have it on a VHS tape from back in the day and it's on YouTube, so why would you put this on a new DVD? Same with the Celtic Frost song "Circle of Tyrants," This is another video that I've seen many a times and is also on YouTube. I love both songs, but seriously was this worth it? The answer is a resounding No!

Then we have something called Consejo Black Metal which features some guy running around and speaking Spanish. I was left with WTF is this shit?

Then came the two pieces that really made this crap fest come together. "Black Metal Girls" montage, pretty lame and "Norwegian Black Metal Photo Documentary" this was just as bad.

Over all pretty pathetic attempt here. I was not impressed at all by this DVD and am happy I didn't spend too much on it as it wasn't worth much.

Released on XXL Media

Avoid like the Plague.

Brian Guy

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tesco Vee & White Flag - Hot Rails to Hell 7"

I guess I'm a little late in paying tribute to Pat Fear (Bill Bartell) of White Flag, but here it is and yeah I know this is more of a Tesco Vee release but still.

Two great songs "Hot Rails to Hell," and a Black Flag cover of "Nervous Breakdown."

Rest in Peace: Pat Fear.

Released in 1991 on Lost and Found Records of Hannover, Germany

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Kittens - In Bazooka and the Hustler LP

This is a case of don't judge the album by the cover. I was expecting something kind of country western may be cow punk, but it also looked like of like a K Records release, but I decided to take a chance and buy it.

The music inside is very different and covers everything from slightly country sounding to acid rock. I have to admit that I did enjoy it, which surprised me a bit considering that I really, hated their Hawaii ep. Which I bought because I thought it was a different band, oh well that's what happens when you buy records sometimes. This LP is a lot better than the EP, I have to admit that the songs tend to run together at times, but over all I feel this is a worthwhile record to own.

Kittens is from Winnipeg. MB and this was released in 1997 on Sonic Unyon. of Hamilton, ON.

Listen if you dare.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sex Pistols - Live at Chelmsford Top Security Prison LP

This is an interesting record of the Sex Pistols from a live performance from Chelmsford Top Security Prison from Sept. 17th 1976.

This features Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, and Glen Matlock. So if you are looking for Sid Vicious, you are looking in the wrong place.

There was something just not quite right with this record it seemed like a lot of the noise from the prisoners sounded "canned." So, I did a little research over at Discogs.com and found I was right. Here is what was posted there.

"The recording featured many non-Sex Pistols overdubs and insertions arranged by the band's early soundman Dave Goodman. These included a canned audio track of a riot (complete with shouting, scuffles, breaking glass, etc.). As the liner notes on the Live at Chelmsford Top Security Prison CD say: "Their opening number was "Anarchy"... at the end of the number there was a barrage of catcalls, boos and screaming."

Honestly, knowing that kind of ruins the whole thing for me. I mean if you are going to play in a prison use the sound from the actual prison with no "canned" sounds, it basically makes it sound like a fake show. D.O.A. did a live prison show back in the 80's that sounded really good and had the real sound of the prison. (If I can find the VHS Tape I may rip the Audio from it. It was on Munch Music.)

Judge for yourself. It is cut into side A and side B. I just didn't feel like cutting it up more than that, thank the "canned" bullshit for that.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Charles Brown

So I've been gone for a while on vacation and just got done with a week of work. Had a good time, the wife's family reunion was really good.

While we were there we had to make a trip to Urgent Care, and since I knew where it was, my wife and I took the person in.

Let me tell you Urgent Care on a Saturday morning in Bend, Oregon is pretty interesting. It was pretty busy and I waited in the waiting room reading and playing with my cell phone. This older guy came in and asked if he could sit by me. I said sure. We started up a conversation. His name is Charles Brown a very intelligent and friendly 84 year old. It turned out he was a retired truck driver so we had a really good talk on trucking and how much the area around Bend has changed in his life time it was really pretty cool. He also talked about how his dad and uncle delivered mail back in the 30's from Bend to John Day, Oregon. Not a very easy trip in the old days. It was a fun chat.

He was in having his hand looked at after having some skin cancer removed and I wish him well.

Take Care Mr. Brown.

One other thing, if you happen to be in Bend, Oregon. Stop in at Ranch Records on Wall St., It's a very nice shop great people. They have a sister store in Salem, Oregon which also rocks.

Cheers,

Brian Guy


Thursday, September 19, 2013

More File Sharing fun

Okay the new and improved Rapidshare makes file sharing very interesting to say the least. If you try and down load one of the new files from now on click on the link it should automatically download if it doesn't open the link and then make your browser window to max and it should appear at the bottom of the page.

Click on the link and it should give you the option to download the file. Good Luck!!

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Squeezed Brains - Another Day 7"

Here we have the Squeezed Brains or Cerebros Exprimidos as they were known back in their home country of Spain.

Either way we have some really good punk rock and roll. The first song on the second side, "Heather O'Roukes Nightmare," is an instrumental number that  seems a little more hard rock or metal than punk but still really good.

This is a very enjoyable seven inch on white, slightly warped, vinyl. I don't think the warp really effected the sound at all.

Released in 1990 by SFTRI


Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Killers - Killer LP

New adventures with Rapidshare, let's see how this adventure plays out, shall we?

Here we have the band from Brighton, UK from 1977-1978. Pretty much what you expect good KBD stuff here.

Apparently the band was also called Joe Cool and the Killers at one time.

This was re-released in 2002 limited to 300 copies on Teenage Lust Records of Italy.

Now I do have a question regarding this label supposedly they released a compilation called "Bloodstains around the Vatican," Does any one know if that was ever actually released?

You may have to play around with it to get it to download but it will work.

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gibson Bros. - The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing cs

I have always enjoyed the Gibson Bros., of Memphis, TN. I have to say that this cassette (yes, it's a cassette version that I have) has some of my favourite songs.

"Louis Collins" is an interesting song that breaks into rap for a few lines then back into a blues song. Seems to be about a gang funeral.

"The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing" is a good song of a man who lost his wife to another and goes to the strip club because he doesn't know where else to go.

"Big Guitar" is also a great song. Honestly I enjoy all of the songs on this cassette.

Side A features Jeff Evans, who probably everyone knows along with Don Howland, Ross Johnson on Drums and Brent Stokesberry on Guitar finish out the players on this side.

Side B features Jeff Evans and Don Holand along with Cristina on Drums and Jon Spencer, yeah him, on Guitar. The B side is also appears to be recorded live.

I hope everyone enjoys this.

This was released on Homestead Records way back in 1990.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Septic Death - Kichigai ep

Classic hardcore from Boise, ID of all places.

I don't think I have to really say much about this classic hardcore band. This is a great ep and all the songs are absolutely fantastic.

If you don't already have this, you need to get a copy of this for yourself.

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Screamers - Masque Los Angeles Dec 1978 ep

The Screamers really don't need much of an introduction. The band  formed in Seattle and then moved south to Los Angeles just at about the time punk rock was really kicking off.

Four songs from around Christmas of 1978, no Christmas songs here but, "Peer Pressure," is dedicated to holiday.

Tomata du Plenty is in great form on this little ep. Loved if from start to finnish and the sound quality is excellent.

This bootleg was first released in 1989, but has since been bootlegged again.

Enjoy this true "killed by death" era treat.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gore Obsessed - Bite it You Scum Tribute to GG Allin ep

Since today is GG Allin's birthday why not post a tribute ep?

Gore Obsessed is a one man band from Portland, OR, featuring Justin Grind. This ep was released as a tribute to the 20th Anniversary of GG Allin's death in 1993.

I have to say I really enjoyed the way that the songs were covered and would recommend it. Three of the five songs are covers, I believe that the other two are originals.

It is a free download over at the bands web site.

Here is the link:  http://www.goreobsessed.com/

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

GG Allin's birthday today

Jesus Christ Allin also known as Kevin Michael Allin better known as GG Allin was born on this day in 1956.

I have to say I always enjoyed GG Allin, I am not sure why. The songs covered everything from rape, self mutilation, fighting and alienation.

I always thought it was interesting that GG didn't seem to really go crazy until his wife left him. It seemed like after that he went off the deep end and started his road to self destruction.

I never got a chance to see Allin play. A friend of mine had him to an appearance at the record store that he owned. I asked him how it went. He told me that GG was well behaved posed with customers and there were no problems what so ever. I always regret making it to that in store appearance, but I was working and couldn't get away.  A few short years later GG was dead of a drug overdose. So, I guess I missed my chance to meet him.

I think that my favourite GG songs where his acoustic songs and his country music stuff. I also loved the somewhat cover song of Hank Williams Sr., "Family Tradition" done as "Scumfuck Tradition."

GG always said he was going to kill himself on Halloween on stage, but it never happened. I wonder what a much older GG Allin would be like? Would he still be rolling around on broken glass and his own shit on stage? Would he be chasing people around in the audience or fighting his own band members? I guess we will never know.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Ronnie Hayward Trio - Fun Luvin' Baby ep

Sometimes you just can't go wrong, and that is exactly  how I felt about buying this 50 cents and it has a pissed off looking Karl Malden on the cover, it has to be good and if it isn't who cares.

Well Ronnie Hayward of Vancouver, BC now living in France delivers four great Rock and Roll songs with a hint of Rock-a-Billy to boot. Kind of reminds of of the late Ray Condo and The Reverend Horton Heat at times which is not a bad thing at all.


All the songs are really good, I can't think of one that I really didn't enjoy.

This was released in 1998 on Thunder Records of Marseille, France.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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