18 January 2021

my House of Uriah Heep tunes

a kind of Top 21 or those I've heard most

among songs from their earliest 12 albums

everything Uriah Heep made in the 70's


each tune put in one of my inner Rooms 
and symbolical spaces that may show
which kind of values they have for me 




Roof Top : SEVEN STARS
from Sweet Freedom -73



Chimney : HIGH PRIESTESS
from Salisbury -71



Front Door : (MISTER) WONDERWORLD

[dreams were made to dim the light, the torment day can bring]
from Wonderworld -74



Hallway : WISE MAN [so many ways to turn]
from Firefly -77



Kitchen : THE WIZARD

[...told me tales and he drank my wine]
from Demons & Wizards -72



Bathroom /Toilet : COME BACK TO ME [alone again]
from Fallen Angel -78



Parlour : CIRCLE OF HANDS [sky full of eyes]
from Demons & Wizards -72



Living TV Room : CRYSTAL BALL
single bonus to The Magicians Birthday -72



Stairway
(down...)
: SALISBURY

= their very longest track
from Salisbury -71



Basement : ECHOES IN THE DARK
from The Magicians Birthday -72



Secret Wardrobe : ILLUSION
from Innocent Victim -77



Workroom
: WHAT SHOULD BE DONE

[...trouble for sure, by living behind a locked door]
from Look At Yourself -71



Bedroom : DREAMS
from Wonderworld -74



Stairway
(...up again)
: RETURN TO FANTASY
from Return to Fantasy -75



Attic : FIREFLY
from Firefly -77



Balcony : FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW
from High & Mighty -76



Garden : JULY MORNING
from Look At Yourself -71



Children's Cottage : IF I HAD THE TIME [to relive my life]
from Sweet Freedom -73



Food Cellar : [they will all be dead in] A YEAR OR A DAY
from Return to Fantasy -75



Fence (Border to World) : THE SPELL 

[...to save us from the evils of your mind...]
from Demons & Wizards -72



Caravan : COME AWAY MELINDA
(cover) from Very 'eavy Very 'umble -70





Recently discovered which couldn't find some place :

MIDNIGHT

from High & Mighty -76



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04 October 2020

Absolutely Best 99 songs of ABBA

in other words every tune

among the more or less 99 songs they've made

and recorded between 1972 -1982

....trying to compare how much I appreciate each piece
which no one else on earth would put in same order?!?!

so here is my most recent list
now after four decades of devoted listening



1
MAMMA MIA

2
HONEY HONEY

3
ME AND I

4
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME

5
THE VISITORS

6
SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS

7
SUZY-HANG-AROUND

8
SITTING IN THE PALMTREE

9
LOVE ISN'T EASY (BUT IT SURE IS HARD ENOUGH)

10
CHIQUITITA

11
ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN
 


12
I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU

13
RING RING

14
ANGEL EYES

15
WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER

16
WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE

17
DISILLUSION
[written by Fältskog]

18
ANDANTE, ANDANTE

19
EAGLE

20
MOVE ON

21
PEOPLE NEED LOVE

22
DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW 
 
 

23
ME AND BOBBY AND BOBBY'S BROTHER

24
OUR LAST SUMMER

25
HASTA MANANA

26
FERNANDO

27
LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME

28
HEAD OVER HEELS

29
THE KING HAS LOST HIS CROWN

30
WATERLOO

31
I AM THE CITY
[last among these recorded
and my most recent discovery]

32
WHAT ABOUT LIVINGSTONE?

33
ANOTHER TOWN, ANOTHER TRAIN 
 
 

34
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
(including "Doris Day version")

35
I AM JUST A GIRL

36
SHOULD I LAUGH OR CRY

37
KING KONG SONG

38
NINA, PRETTY BALLERINA

39
INTERMEZZO NO. 1

40
"ABBA UNDELEATED"
mix of working versions or unfinished songs

41
THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL

42
ONE OF US

43
THAT'S ME

44
HOLE IN YOUR SOUL 
 
 
 
 

45
I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO

46
MY LOVE, MY LIFE

47
S.O.S.

48
BANG-A-BOOMERANG

49
MERRY-GO-ROUND

50
MONEY MONEY MONEY

51
I'M A MARIONETTE

52
I LET THE MUSIC SPEAK

53
THE PIPER

54
DANCE (WHILE THE MUSIC STILL GOES ON)

55
TAKE A CHANCE ON ME
 
 

56
ROCK ME

57
AS GOOD AS NEW

58
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

59
GONNA SING YOU MY LOVE SONG

60
KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU

61
WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE ME?
including single version HAPPY HAWAII

62
TROPICAL LOVELAND

63
I WONDER (DEPARTURE)

64
ROCK'N'ROLL BAND

65
WATCH OUT

66
HEY, HEY HELEN 
 
 

67
SHE'S MY KIND OF GIRL

68
CRAZY WORLD

69
I HAVE A DREAM

70
LIKE AN ANGEL PASSING THROUGH MY ROOM

71
ELAINE

72
DANCING QUEEN

73
GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)

74
KISSES OF FIRE

75
SO LONG

76
SANTA ROSA

77
SUPER TROUPER
 
 

78
SUMMER NIGHT CITY

79
DREAM WORLD

80
THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO

81
HAPPY NEW YEAR

82
SOLDIERS

83
LOVELIGHT

84
DUM DUM DIDDLE

85
MAN IN THE MIDDLE

86
HE IS YOUR BROTHER

87
YOU OWE ME ONE

88
I SAW IT IN THE MIRROR
 
 

89
THE NAME OF THE GAME

90
PUT ON YOUR WHITE SOMBRERO

91
ARRIVAL

92
LOVERS (LIVE A LITTLE LONGER)

93
TIGER

94
ON AND ON AND ON

95
UNDER ATTACK

96
CASSANDRA

97
IF IT WASN'T FOR THE NIGHTS

98
VOULEZ-VOUS

99
MY MAMA SAID
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
= from Mamma to Mama
 
....though some singles and tracks on Voulez-Vous was
not discovered until 2004 when I completed every gap.
 
 
 
 
ZYZ 

01 July 2020

Seven Favourite Music Pieces by Traffic


1. in Crown chakra

PAPER SUN

[Capaldi, Winwood]
single -67



2. in Eye chakra

EMPTY PAGES

[Capaldi, Winwood]
from John Barleycorn Must Die -70



3. in Throat chakra

HOUSE FOR EVERYONE

[Mason]
from Mr. Fantasy -67



4. in Heart chakra

(I'm looking for a girl who has)
NO FACE, NO NAME, NO NUMBER

[Capaldi, Wood, Winwood]
from Mr. Fantasy -67



5. in Gut chakra

COLOURED RAIN

[Capaldi, Wood, Winwood]
from Mr Fantasy -67



6. in Sex chakra

VAGABOND VIRGIN

[Capaldi, Mason]
from Traffic -68



7. in Root chakra

WALKING IN THE WIND

[Capaldi, Winwood]
from When The Eagle Flies -74






+ two Bonus illusions
hard to decide whether they shine Above
and/or Below many others


RAINMAKER

[Capaldi, Winwood]
from The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys -71


WITHERING TREE (bearing no fruit)

[Capaldi, Winwood]
from Traffic -68







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12 May 2020

Tomiros Diary : Friday 62:nd of Maybe 2050

more personal fiction with maybe real undertones
another double sequence built by 100 words each




Your intermedical status regularly change from green to yellow and back to safe. Never during decades you've turned really red, but today the test suddenly showed white. What does that mean?! We suspect you're so stuffed with colours, that the nail don't know where to point. Exactly like Beatles mega-artful double album, over eighty years old! By next corner you asked a human robot made in Xianyang. He reported he almost should've been your supervisor, but you've got some strange immunity. We watch over you, Tomiro! How good amount of pie or truffles you'll ever taste, your organs won't explode.








We stopped your heart for half a minute - then pushed you back to this ordinary future. You try to remember when Sweden became a colony under rulership of Ruschina. First steps must have been taken during the corona virus pandemy in 2020. By then Russia and China were separate empires, but co-operated non-officially. They already controled world economy, orchestrated sollutions based on peoples fear. Through satanic laboratories with angelic patience, Ruschina transformed human DNA-sequences. Was that how you became a vaettir or were you born this creature?? Parallell effects were implanted via vaccine. However we wish you wonderful vacation work!








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22 April 2020

Records much Higher than Two Stars

Among Albums which AllMusic gives only 2 stars (out of 5) or even lower

here's some I rather estimate very high. Well, even if just some here are complete master pieces, everyone still is far from drowning.

To narrow the field I pick only albums released between 1965-95. Also put these in list order of how much I adore them. From the highest worth five clearly shining stars, to the bottom at least three.

This however is music I like to listen to many times, which would've been crazy to skip in respective artist's discography.


in my world 5 stars :

0. NUMBERS
by Cat Stevens -75

1. TIME
by Electric Light Orchestra -81

2. TORMATO
by Yes -78

3. SONG OF SEVEN
by Jon Anderson -80

4. BLOODY TOURISTS
by 10cc -78


in my world 4 1/2 stars :

5. ET SI JE M'EN VAIS AVANT TOI
by Francoise Hardy -72

6. REACH OUT
by Burt Bacharach -67

7. EMPTY SKY
by Elton John -69

8. THE BREATHTAKING BLUE
by Alphaville -89

9. PEARLS OF PASSION
by Roxette -86

10. BRIGADE
by Heart -90

11. WHEN YOU'RE A BOY
by Susanna Hoffs -91

12. VULTURE CULTURE
by Alan Parsons Project -85

13. TRESPASS
by Genesis -70

14. WATCH
by Manfred Mann's Earth Band -78


in my world 4 stars :

15. FAREWELL ANDROMEDA
by John Denver -73

16. COSMIC WHEELS
by Donovan -73

17. WINGS AT THE SPEED OF SOUND
by Wings (McCartney and more) -76

18. STORM FRONT
by Billy Joel -89

19. QUIET PLACES
by Buffy Sainte-Marie -73

20. ENDLESS WIRE
by Gordon Lightfoot -78

21. SUPERTRAMP
by Supertramp -70

22. STAY ON THESE ROADS
by A-ha -88

23. DREAMLAND
by Stranglers -86

24. NOBODY'S FOOLS
by Slade -76

25. NEVER SAY DIE!
by Black Sabbath -78

26. FLESH + BLOOD
by Roxy Music -80

27. ANIMATION
by Jon Anderson -83

28. TIME AND A WORD
by Yes -70

29. FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION
by Genesis -69

30. STORMWATCH
by Jethro Tull -79


in my world 3 1/2 stars :

31. TAKE ME HIGH
by Cliff Richard -73

32. LOVE ME, PLEASE LOVE ME
by Sandie Shaw -67

33. GILBERTO WITH TURRENTINE
by Astrud Gilberto -71

34. RINGO THE 4:TH
by Ringo Starr -77

35. THERE IS ONLY ONE ROY ORBISON
by Roy Orbison -65

36. MOODY BLUE
by Elvis Presley -77

37. SEPTEMBER MORN
by Neil Diamond -79

38. HORIZON
by Carpenters -75

39. HIGH CIVILIZATION
by Bee Gees -91

40. CRASH! BOOM! BANG!
by Roxette -94

41. MONDO BONGO
by Boomtown Rats -81

42. SCHOOL BOYS IN DISGRACE
by Kinks -75

43. WILD FRONTIER
by Gary Moore -87

44. BALANCE OF POWER
by Electric Light Orchestra -86

45. TANGO IN THE NIGHT
by Fleetwood Mac -87

46. LOVE HURTS
by Cher -91

47. FATE FOR BREAKFAST
by Art Garfunkel -79

48. REG STRIKES BACK
by Elton John -88

49. BIG GENERATOR
by Yes -87

50. BACK TO THE EGG
by Wings (McCartney and more) -79




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04 April 2020

McCartney Compositions I Love Most

among every song Paul has ever created
(not included the purely instrumental)
in an attempt to order
how much I appreciate each piece now



1. PENNY LANE
single -67
then from Magical Mystery Tour (Retrospective)


2. GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE
from Revolver -66


3. MAYBE I'M AMAZED
from McCartney -70


4. THE FOOL ON THE HILL
from Magical Mystery Tour -67


5. ROCKY RACCOON
from White Album -68


6. LITTLE LAMB DRAGONFLY
from Red Rose Speedway -73

 
7. HEATHER (..to the moon..)
from Driving Rain -01


8. MOTHER NATURE'S SON
from White Album -68


9. GOLDEN SLUMBERS (Once there was a way)
from Abbey Road -69

 
10. I SAW HER STANDING THERE
[maybe co-written by Lennon]
from Please Please Me -63


11. ELEANOR RIGBY
from Revolver -66


12. YOU WON'T SEE ME
from Rubber Soul -65


13. TAKE IT AWAY
from Tug of War -82


14. MONKBERRY MOON DELIGHT
from Ram -71


15. MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER
from Abbey Road -69


16. HOUSE OF WAX
from Memory Almost Full -07


17. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
[maybe co-written by Lennon]
from Beatles For Sale -64


18. THAT DAY IS DONE
[maybe co-written by Costello]
from Flowers in The Dirt -89


19. LADY MADONNA
single -68


20. NOBODY KNOWS
from McCartney II -80


21.  KEEP UNDER COVER
from Pipes of Peace -83


22. WE ALL STAND TOGETHER
single -83


23. VENUS AND MARS
(+REPRISE)
from Venus And Mars -75


24. SIX O'CLOCK
for Ringo Starr on Ringo -73


25. UNCLE ALBERT - ADMIRAL HALSEY
from Ram -71


26. ENGLISH TEA
from Chaos and Creation in The Backyard -05


27. SUMMER'S DAY SONG
(Someone's sleeping through a bad dream)
from McCartney II -80


28. DISTRACTIONS
from Flowers in The Dirt -89


29. SOMEDAYS
from Flaming Pie -97


30. NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE
from Band On The Run -73


31. THINGS WE SAID TODAY
from A Hard Day's Night -64


32. HELLO GOODBYE
single -67
then from Magical Mystery Tour (Retrospective)


33. BIP BOP
from Wings Wild Life -71


34. MARTHA MY DEAR
from White Album -68


35. MICHELLE
from Rubber Soul -65


36. SOUVENIR
from Flaming Pie -97


37. GOOD DAY SUNSHINE
from Revolver -66


38. LONDON TOWN
from London Town -78


39. YELLOW SUBMARINE
for Ringo to sing
from Revolver -66 and Yellow Submarine -69


40. HONEY PIE
from White Album -68


41. THIS ONE
from Flowers in The Dirt -89


42. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
for Ringo to sing
from Sgt. Pepper -67


43. AVERAGE PERSON
from Pipes of Peace -83


44. PAPERBACK WRITER
single -66


45. ON MY WAY TO WORK
from NEW -13


46. ANOTHER DAY
single or bonus track to Ram -71


47. SALLY G
single -76


48. LET 'EM IN
from Wings at The Speed of Sound -76


49. FOR NO ONE
from Revolver -66


50. FIXING A HOLE
from Sgt. Pepper -67


51. FRIENDS TO GO
from Chaos and Creation in The Backyard -05


52. FEET IN THE CLOUDS
from Memory Almost Full -07


53. I'M CARRYING
from London Town -78


54. WINTER ROSE
from Back to The Egg -79


55. LONG-HAIRED LADY
from Ram -71


56. SOME PEOPLE NEVER KNOW
from Wings Wild Life -71


57. I DON'T KNOW
from Egypt Station -18


58. YOU GAVE ME THE ANSWER
from Venus And Mars -75


59. WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR
from Sgt. Pepper -67


60. THE SONGS WE WERE SINGING
from Flaming Pie -97


61. HERE TODAY
from Tug of War -82


62. THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
from Let it Be -70



....at first I was heading for 44 songs
but some seemed impossible to let out





my biggest periods of discovering McCartney was in :

1982 while six years old
1990 while fourteen years old
1993 while seventeen years old
1997 while twenty-one years old
2003 while twenty-seven years old
2013 while thirty-seven years old
2017 while fourty-one years old



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28 March 2020

Top Twelve Elton John Songs

if inside a space ship I could bring only twelve
among Elton's own tunes to Taupin's lyrics

I would choose these now, after recent repetitions
(only allowed to take one song from each album)


1
ROCKET MAN
(I think it's gonna be a long long time)
from Honky Château -72

2
COUNTRY COMFORT
from Tumbleweed Connection -70

3
SOMEONE SAVED MY LIFE TONIGHT
from Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy -75

4
WESTERN FORD GATEWAY
from Empty Sky -69

5
SIXTY YEARS ON
from Elton John -70

6
ISLAND GIRL
from Rock of The Westies -75

7
SOLAR PRESTIGE A GAMMON
from Caribou -74

8
JAPANESE HANDS
from Reg Strikes Back -88

9
LITTLE JEANNIE
from 21 at 33 -80

10
GREY SEAL
(How does it feel to be so wise?)
from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road -73

11
SONG FOR GUY
from A Single Man -78

12
COLD AS CHRISTMAS (in the middle of the year)
from Too Low For Zero -83




Bonus mixing themes from his/their story :
THE CAPTAIN & THE KID
from The Captain & The Kid -06



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13 March 2020

from Tomiro's Diary : Friday 1:st of Sarsaparillo 2050

what could have been the 32:nd of Maredream



Today you found this unbelievably old quarantine, a basement where some humans have hide during thirty years, since turbulent 2020. They still think peculiar corona virus covid-19 fills Earth's lungs. While actually that collective monster disappeared after only three months. Tomiro, we made you give them our retroactive map (from Milano and Marseille, upto Gothenburg, between Putingrad and Trumptown) showing how many//few died everywhere. Extremely surprised these hairy androids became, 'cause they could've survived anyway!?!? Without dwelling under their house (more or less willingly imprisoned), this future would've reached them earlier.... maybe. Many food-chains collapsed by socio-economical, pure distrust.







= another story chapter made of 100 words

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21 February 2020

Seven Albums Never Discovered Until Now

strangely enough, since they seem commonly connected to other music I've loved long times

for example Mike Rutherford's compositions I've heard much with Genesis, and Billy Joel I've listened to everything else by, while Lloyd Cole is completely new to me (since LeMarc mentioned this record)

as my Spring Spiral # 20:1



through white crown chakra

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
by John Denver 1972

favourite tune : Mother Nature's Son
(in most out-spaced, energetic version I've heard)



though lilac eye chakra

FIRST BAND ON THE MOON
by The Cardigans 1996

favourite tune : Choke
(including sax, trumpet, trombone & flute in harsh synch to nice stomp)



through blue throat chakra

STORM FRONT
by Billy Joel 1989

favourite tune : (Don't Know Why) I Go To Extremes



through green heart chakra

DON'T GET WEIRD ON ME, BABE!
by Lloyd Cole 1991

favourite tune : There For Her



through yellow gut chakra

THE RIVER
by Bruce Springsteen 1980

favourite tune : Point Blank



through orange sex chakra

LACQUER
by Popcicle 1992

favourite tune : Hey Princess!



through red root chakra

THE LIVING YEARS
by Mike & The Mechanics 1988

favourite tune : Why Me?
"High on the mountains, across seven seas"







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08 February 2020

Fantastically Fascinating : NUITS ROUGES

Film made in France 1973-74 aka SHADOWMAN

with direction as well as music score by Georges Franju
written by Jacques Champreux
 
A quite cartoonish creation for being real actors
filling some space between comedy and thriller
feeling extremely much as time spirit before my birth 

At first the intrigue threads seemed impossible to get grip of
until their logic became simple enough after more than two rounds



Characters seen through dwarfs :

Snowwhite Role [Beauty]
LA FEMME AU MASQUE (Gayle Hunnicutt)

Bashful Role [Mystery]
L'HOMME SANS VISAGE (Jacques Champreux)especiallly as Madame in boutique antique

Dopey Role [Fun]
SÉRAPHIN BEAUMINON (Patrick Préjean)

Doc Role [Idea]
LE PROFESSEUR PÉTRI (Henry Soskin)

Sneezy Role [Excitement]
LE ACHETEUR (Raymond Bussières)

Sleepy Role [Patience]  PAUL DE BORREGO (Ugo Pagliai)
nephew to first murdered Researcher of Templiers

Grumpy Role [Struggle] 
ALBERT (Yvonne Sarray)
a link between Maxime de Borrego and "L'homme sans visage"

Happy Role [Satisfaction]
MARTINE LEDUC (Josephine Chaplin)



my experience of whole movie 

6 Characters
5 Scenery
4 Camerawork

6 Thrill
3 Conflict
6 Humour

2 Psychology
1 Philosophy
7 Fantasy

5 Storyline
6 Music
7 Concept

= 58

I now give from 1 to 7 stars, where 3 is good
and total possible 7 x 12 = 84 never exist(?)




as discovery I should've made long time ago # 20:1

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20 January 2020

20+20 Albums from 1980

Released fourty years ago

those I appreciate most now


1. GET HAPPY!!
Elvis Costello

2. GLASS HOUSES
Billy Joel

3. SONG OF SEVEN
Jon Anderson

4. VIENNA
Ultravox

5. THE AGE OF PLASTIC
Buggles

6. SUPER TROUPER
ABBA

7. THE RIVER
Bruce Springsteen

8. DREAM STREET ROSE
Gordon Lightfoot

9. DUKE
Genesis

10. DUMB WAITERS
Korgis
 

11. MCCARTNEY II
Paul McCartney

12. THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD
Alan Parsons Project

13. SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS)
David Bowie

14. BLIZZARD OF OZZ
Ozzy Osbourne

15. PRETENDERS
The Pretenders

16. SECONDS OF PLEASURE
Rockpile [Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds]

17. GYLLENE TIDER
Gyllene Tider

18. DEN LJUSNANDE FRAMTID ÄR VÅR
Magnus Uggla

19. NEVER FOR EVER
Kate Bush

20. XANADU
Olivia Newton John + Electric Light Orchestra




21. DOUBLE FANTASY
John Lennon & Yoko Ono

22. 21 AT 33
Elton John

23. KALEIDOSCOPE
Siouxie & The Banshees

24. HYPNOTISED
The Undertones

25. SOUND AFFECTS
The Jam

26. SMALLCREEP'S DAY
Mike Rutherford

27. SILENT KNIGHT
Saga

28. SEPTEMBER
Dan Hylander & Raj Montana Band

29. LÄNGRE INÅT LANDET
Ulf Lundell

30. MITT LAND
Alf Robertson
[country covers]
 
 
31. ROSES IN THE SNOW
Emmylou Harris

32. ONE TRICK PONY
Paul Simon

33. TRAVELOGUE
Human League

34. DEPARTURE
Journey

35. THE GAME
Queen

36. DRAMA
Yes

37. LIVE AT SHEFFIELD
Jon Anderson

38. I JUST CAN'T STOP IT
The English Beat

39. REMAIN IN LIGHT
Talking Heads

40. FLESH AND BLOOD
Roxy Music







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