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 02/26/2000 |   Created by love, crunchy science filling               |
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   asked to |                                                          |
      ask a |   "Do you believe in corn?"                              |
   question |                                                          |
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            |                                                          |
            |   Welcome  to the Sunny World  of  Corn - Learn  about   |
            |   corn, from corn.                                       |
    sure am |                                                          |
      tasty |   "Hi, yíall. This is Kernel Corn Cob here. Iím mighty   |
            |   pleased  to  make your acquaintance. Of course, your   |
            |   family  and mine are almost kin - well, as  much  as   |
            |   humans and vegetables can be."                         |
            |                                                          |
            |   First person education tickles me.                     |
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     indian |                                                          |
     dreams |   How corn came to the earth [the real story]            |
            |                                                          |
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     puffed |                                                          |
 poppy corn |   Jollytime's Extra Pun  site includes  Blast off with   |
            |   BOB - "if fun had a flavor, this would be it!"         |
            |                                                          |
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    3d corn |                                                          |
            |   Stalks of corn play baseball.  It's animated.  Go.     |
            |                                                          |
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     not as |                                                          |
scary as it |   Why Creamed Corn Kid Left Wisconsion [sic]             |
     sounds |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 again with |                                                          |
the fanfic? |   You Had Better Eat Your Corn Kraut...                  |
  from this |                                                          |
            |   Is the correct response "What?" or "Wow!"              |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
      fwip! |                                                          |
            |   Before we trail off the edge of the world  here, any   |
            |   list  of corn  links is incomplete without Mitchell,   |
            |   South Dakota - Home of the World's Only Corn Palace!   |
            |                                                          |
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  fictional |                                                          |
  etymology |   grubly - n. 1.  (Slang) That  which is  better  than   |
            |   goodly.   [Derived from using goodly as an adjective   |
            |   meaning "better than good".]                           |
            |                                                          |
            |   Okay,  so I just made  that up.  In actuality it was   |
            |   picked  up by freak accident from old sn00t.  Do not   |
            |   worry, it has nothing to do with grubs!                |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  you don't |                                                          |
    have to |   Reminder to self: Create  teleportation machine that   |
  read this |   can reach Chicago before next Saturday.                |
            |                                                          |
            |   Also,  watch new  featured UBuzz  show: Black  Heart   |
            |   Procession this weekend.                               |
            |                                                          |
            |   Reading this junk I can really tell it's a  Friday.    |
            |   And  I'm  tired.   There  may  not  be  a  post this   |
            |   weekend.  *zonk*                                       |
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 02/25/2000 |   Videotaping the revolution for later viewing           |
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   gate way |                                                          |
            |   If you have a hankering for poppy rock muzak, do not   |
            |   miss Audio Rocket's  Buddy Revelles mp3 page - a few   |
            |   more tracks are available  below in the mp3  section   |
            |   today.                                                 |
       sign |                                                          |
everyone up |   Plenty  more  interesting  sounds are  available  on   |
            |   Audio  Rocket, notably  The Drennons and The Ladybug   |
            |   Transistor.                                            |
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   things I |                                                          |
should have |   Pandemonium Magazine                                   |
     seen a |                                                          |
  long time |   Lost at Sea                                            |
        ago |                                                          |
            |   both from Sebastian Stirling's hip new log             |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
         an |                                                          |
affirmation |   Thanks to Pitas I've cleaned up my act, grown a full   |
            |   head of hair, lost 25  pounds, and  located  me some   |
            |   true happiness.                                        |
            |                                                          |
            |   Then I spun around really fast, got the hiccups, and   |
            |   hicced it all right back out.                          |
     direct |                                                          |
    disgust |   Hiccup lover's web site  [yes, really]                 |
            |                                                          |
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  pitaville |                                                          |
            |   How long has Lystworthy looked that slick?             |
            |                                                          |
            |   Considered Harmful is pointed and grubly.              |
            |                                                          |
            |   Mooselessness still  rumbles with the  best of 'em.    |
            |   Tim's current batch of links rock.  I promise not to   |
            |   steal any, though they sure look tasty.                |
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       meta |   Still fully reading  yesterday's linkset.   This has   |
            |   something to do  with that whole synaesthesia  thing   |
            |   the cow yammered about way back when.                  |
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 02/24/2000 |   Seven and thirty blackbirds baked in a carrot cake     |
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        the |                                                          |
  anaerobic |   Much thinking lately about how much music affects my   |
    workout |   state  of mind.  Mood, if  you will; it's not a huge   |
            |   difference,  but spinning the right tunes  heightens   |
            |   certain  perceptions  and   thought  processes.   Of   |
            |   course, it's all probably a  placebo,  but the sugar   |
            |   pill sure is tasty.                                    |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
   into the |                                                          |
       blue |   Listenerís Participation in The Musical Experience     |
  hereafter |                                                          |
            |   "...[It]  is  impossible  to separate the  visceral,   |
            |   emotional  impact  of  music  from   the   technical   |
            |   assembly of its sounds."                               |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  beware of |                                                          |
        the |   Musical Semiotics in the 1990s                         |
 bigwordism |                                                          |
            |   "In  order  to clarify this model of  how expressive   |
            |   meanings are tied to musical structures, Hatten also   |
            |   relies  upon  Peirce's notion of the diagrammatic, a   |
            |   structural iconism  in which similarity rests in the   |
            |   structure of oppositions rather than properties."      |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
this sounds |                                                          |
 like angry |   Perceptions  of  Emotion  in  Music:   Physical  and   |
      music |   Neurological Factors                                   |
            |                                                          |
            |   "The present study, conducted from June 1990 through   |
            |   May 1991, was designed to examine the effects of the   |
            |   impact of the  physical  characteristics of music...   |
            |   on perceptions of eight groups of emotions."           |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
       only |                                                          |
    kidding |   Study: Perception Of Rock Music Depends On Age         |
            |                                                          |
            |   How do ya like that, oldsters?                         |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
    *blink* |                                                          |
            |   AI and music perception                                |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  extrovert |                                                          |
            |   The machines never died.                               |
            |                                                          |
            |   Frodus is frightening.  Frighteningly good!            |
            |                                                          |
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   mp3 time |                                                          |
            |   On that note, finally getting back into the trio mp3   |
            |   groove this  week,  with a lot of grinding rock  and   |
            |   roll and a few  of my favorite folky mellow  Sebadoh   |
            |   songs.  I  strongly  recommend those two even if the   |
            |   rest of the stuff scares you.                          |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
   genehack |                                                          |
            |   RJ's Perl Obfuscator  might come in handy if my code   |
            |   isn't *cough* already obfuscated enough.               |
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 02/23/2000 |   "Don stepped outside.  It felt good to be alone."      |
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    torture |                                                          |
            |   David Pajo on those Slint bootlegs.                    |
            |                                                          |
            |   The interview ends with:  "After all there's still a   |
            |   song  from  the Spiderland  sessions  that  no one's   |
            |   heard before..."                                       |
            |                                                          |
            |   AUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!                           |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 yelling is |                                                          |
  hilarious |   The Pokey drought has me desperate.                    |
            |                                                          |
            |   THE OBJECT WAS ROUND AND  A  DARK GREEN IN COLOR BUT   |
            |   BRIGHT                                                 |
            |                                                          |
            |   THEN I LOOKED AT MY  WATCH  AND  NOTICED THAT IT HAD   |
            |   STOP RUNNING  IT  IS A SELF WINDING ROLEX  IT HAS NO   |
            |   BATTERY.                                               |
            |                                                          |
            |   WAS NOT CONSUMING ANYTYPE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS          |
            |                                                          |
            |   I SAID "HEY,GET THE CAMERAS!'                          |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  seeking a |                                                          |
   piece of |   UFO sighting and bad prose query:                      |
   the moon |   "passed silently overhead"                             |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
   won't be |                                                          |
  back here |   This  last year  has  been fruitful.   I have gained   |
  though we |   about 10 points in the sanity test - up to 76% now.    |
   may meet |                                                          |
      again |   Note: This is obviously not a sanity test.  Hi Mom!    |
            |                                                          |
            |   Magritte flickers in and out of focus.                 |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 rocketpita |                                                          |
            |   Everybody seems  to  like k10k,  but  Funkbone feels   |
            |   like a different type of media.                        |
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 02/22/2000 |   Ahoy avast alas                                        |
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     do not |                                                          |
   drown in |   Or was that "a lass"?                                  |
        rum |                                                          |
            |   It brings the salty smell of the sea to my nostrils.   |
        arr |                                                          |
            |   "Did you see it?  Then, you surely believe it.         |
            |    Can you smell it?  Now, you can surely believe it."   |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
     thanks |                                                          |
 bunches to |   Amorphic   Robot   Works - breaking  the  laws    of   |
     judith |   credulity  one machine at a  time.   I  would really   |
            |   like  to  see this in person, but the  image gallery   |
            |   will have to do for now.  [Images are large, hi-res,   |
            |   and worth every second of download time.]              |
            |                                                          |
            |   Super crazy Quicktime  VR as well.   Do not  fail to   |
            |   try some of them.  My jaw is agape.                    |
   wordless |                                                          |
            |   They detail exactly how sound is used to control the   |
            |   machines via MIDI.                                     |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  doctorate |                                                          |
in progress |   Virtual Nursing College is not  useful for  remotely   |
            |   controlling anything.                                  |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  instantly |                                                          |
    towards |   Currently at work, I am playing  a vast and sweeping   |
      space |   game of "which one of these is not like the other?"    |
     travel |                                                          |
            |   Normally I would link first to  CTW's very nice site   |
            |   which has a great collection of games, but they just   |
            |   popped open a nice big advertisement window for Tide   |
            |   detergent...                                           |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 picking up |                                                          |
the release |   It's a good  thing  there are smart people out there   |
     pieces |   on the record release date tip.                        |
            |                                                          |
            |   Nick pokes me with a  carefully  sharpened stick and   |
            |   gestures   in  the  direction  of  the  Brainwashed,   |
            |   AltPress, and Fester listings.                         |
            |                                                          |
            |   Westy sez try CMJ which is the closest to what I was   |
            |   looking   for   yet.   Plus  it's  clean   lookin'!    |
            |   [smacking self in forehead]                            |
   silly me |                                                          |
            |   After  this  rather  oversightful  analysis,  mayhap   |
            |   release dates  are just too ethereal to  pin  down.    |
            |   Each listing has some which are way off compared  to   |
            |   the others.                                            |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 math rific |                                                          |
            |   Also,   Mr.   Homes  points   out  today  what's  so   |
            |   incredible about Shellac's Terraform opening track -   |
            |   that  switch  on the  hi-hat beat  really throws the   |
            |   entire repeating measure into a completely different   |
            |   groove.  My  jaw still drops and the room rotates  a   |
            |   different direction every  time.  You  folks need to   |
            |   hear  it, and  since  Shellac  was on the way in the   |
            |   trio exploration anyway... the whole munchy song  is   |
            |   available.                                             |
            |                                                          |
            |   Shellac - Didn't We  Deserve a Look  At You The  Way   |
            |   You Really Are.mp3 [11.2mb]                            |
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 02/21/2000 |   Fading fast by duct and reflex                         |
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   sody pop |                                                          |
            |   This William H. Jones, Inventor of Mountain Dew page   |
            |   has some nifty old-style bottles of the stuff.         |
  taxi fuel |                                                          |
            |   Mountain   Dew  Bottles.com  is  really  rough    to   |
            |   navigate,  but an  interesting subject  so  I  forge   |
            |   onward. Javascript and frames ahoy.                    |
      crazy |                                                          |
     stacks |   The author of the site has a huge  collection of old   |
            |   Dew bottles.                                           |
  nostalgia |                                                          |
     wasn't |   It turns  out there was  a host  of  different named   |
around back |   bottles from different bottling companies in the Tip   |
       then |   Corporation until  Pepsi bought the  rights  to  the   |
            |   soda  and tried  to  conglomerate the  advertisments   |
            |   with  these old 1965  signs.  I had no idea Mountain   |
            |   Dew  was ever  advertised  with  the  slogan  "It'll   |
            |   Tickle Yore Innards" and a hillbilly for a mascot.     |
    gimme a |                                                          |
     button |   Skip ahead to  the picture  gallery for all sorts of   |
            |   other oddness.                                         |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
       bleh |                                                          |
            |   My home machine was (unbeknownst to  me) broken  for   |
            |   most  of Sunday,  and  Yahoo  Mail  is down.   Being   |
            |   unconnected is not all bad.  Over...                   |
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 02/20/2000 |   Some days the local representative fails               |
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       blip |                                                          |
            |   Drat.  No  understanding  on  any  of  the  upcoming   |
            |   ideas.  I made some progress on a few so I should be   |
            |   able to get back on target for the pod next week.      |
            |                                                          |
            |   Now, a look at record release dates.  Or, last week.   |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
      stone |                                                          |
    walking |   Ice  Magazine's  release  date page doesn't  have  a   |
            |   terribly  great indies list, but looks  full on  the   |
            |   jazz and mainstream label side of things.              |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
     highly |                                                          |
   advanced |   Billboard's dates have  been  chunked  out  into sub-  |
    culture |   pages, but still seem to be from the same source.      |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
assimilated |                                                          |
     by the |   Go's Wall of Sound reports Peter Searcy is releasing   |
   machines |   a solo rekkid!                                         |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
staring the |                                                          |
  cheese in |   CDnow's  release dates are viewable by  genre.  Sort   |
   the face |   of.  They list a bunch of things that  aren't really   |
            |   new.  I don't want to eliminate the middleman here.    |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
    intense |                                                          |
       yuck |   MTV's listing is extremely weak - like  you couldn't   |
            |   already guess that.                                    |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
        aha |                                                          |
            |   A+A upcoming releases covers good distance.            |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 get to the |                                                          |
 point dork |   Why all this babbling?  I'm considering  starting up   |
            |   a  release   site  (not  in  with   this  junk)  for   |
            |   conglomerating independant  releases  since it's  no   |
            |   longer being brought and the rocket isn't convicted.   |
            |                                                          |
  summoning |                                                          |
       work |   Unless  someone  can  direct  me  to  a  site  which   |
            |   provides this  service  in  a compact,  easy to  use   |
            |   form... I do  believe some  sort  of  centralization   |
            |   needs to happen.  Yes?  No?  Look out for  the scary   |
            |   monkey people!                                         |
            |                                                          |
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   post csh |                                                          |
     review |   RF can't be all bad.  They linked to The War Against   |
            |   Silence - a music  review site which I've not seen.    |
            |   This  Glenn fellow has a  nifty  method of stringing   |
            |   reviews together into a coherent piece.                |
            |                                                          |
            |   On that note, new  Aiding and  Abetting review set.    |
            |   Bowery Electric gets  the  pan, the new  Paul Newman   |
            |   gets a  thumbs up even though Pillowfight thought it   |
            |   was sterile.                                           |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
bass attack |                                                          |
        and |   Pillowfight interviews Johnathon Ford, Unwed Sailor    |
 conversion |   [previously master bassist for Roadside Monument]      |
            |                                                          |
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    hey hey |                                                          |
     stupid |   Note to insane readership who actually read this far   |
  cartoons! |   on a Sunday: Brak Show premiere  on  Cartoon Network   |
            |   happens tonight.                                       |
            |                                                          |
            |   This  link  may  or  may  not  take  you  to  Brak's   |
            |   dissertation on the subject.                           |
            |                                                          |
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            |                                                          |
        eh? |   This is the log of a faceless entity.  Me.  I wander   |
            |   around  the web, and  point out what are most likely   |
            |   completely  useless things for  you to  visit.  It's   |
            |   where I have been, what I learned  there, and what I   |
            |   plan to figure out in the future.   All in  the palm   |
            |   of your hand.                                          |
            |                                                          |
  the daily |   Technically speaking, this is a "weblog".  There are   |
    surfing |   many weblogs.  You can probably find one that  suits   |
      tools |   your tastes pretty closely in  the morass below, but   |
            |   if not, use the pitas system to track yourself.        |
            |                                                          |
    contact |   Dan Fitch dgfitch@yahoo.com / ICQ 363803               |
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        old archives: dots are interstitial weekly posts

         useless sky: staring at old links
             . 
    legos and robots: designing electrical companions and other nonsense 
             . 
        grid puzzles: waste time with boxes and their brethren 
             . 
          chip music: listen to the sound of the FUUUUUTURE
             . 
       lewis carroll: charles dodgson wrote some happy tales
             . 
        opinionation: how do you do, capitalism?  how do you?
             ........ 
        defunct rock: amf, grammatrain, jawbox, poor old lu, roadside
             .. 
         ascii games: to quote salon, @ <- you are here
             . 
           voicemail: automated telephone systems
             . 
       bach and tone: the endlessly rising canon of links
             . 
          eigenspace: eigen wha?
             ...

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   possible subjects: feel free to suggest or help out
       
         falling pod: zoooooming through the earth's crust
             .
       occam's razor: computational reflection
             .
             bad art: clean up old gallery
             .
             demoart: art disks, ansi conversion, zoomscope
             .
           WFMU hunt: scavenge a radio site
             .
         cardboardic: disposable release
             .
             collage: photographic and non, preferably non-digital 
             .
     stupid cartoons: sg, c+c, r+s, brak
             .
        pita wrapper: perl posting app to hide/change interfaces

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     on mp3 |   Hey kids.  Bunches of you seem to be finding my site   |
            |   with queries involving  mp3.  If you can't find what   |
            |   you are  looking  for,  mail  me  because I'm almost   |
            |   positive I will have it.                               |
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            |   Ancient Art of the Three Player Band                   |
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            |                                                          |
        #.# |   This number is the  rock  index.  Higher means it is   |
            |   likely  to be louder  or more  annoying.   Arbitrary   |
            |   numerical scales are not real helpful, eh?             |
            |                                                          |
        9.3 |   A Minor Forest - Cocktail Party.mp3 [6.3mb]            |
        2.7 |   A Minor Forest - Discoier.mp3 [7.0mb]                  |
        6.1 |   Neutrino - Sure Are Shiny.mp3 [3.4mb]                  |
        8.2 |   Neutrino - Bring On The Super Desserts.mp3 [4.6mb]     |
        1.8 |   33.3 - Miles.mp3 [5.9mb]                               |
        2.4 |   33.3 - Rancho Diablo.mp3 [7.8mb]                       |
        5.2 |   Silkworm - Empty Elevator Shaft.mp3 [3.5mb]            |
        5.6 |   Silkworm - Waiting on a Train.mp3 [3.5mb]              |
            |                                                          |
        8.3 |   Arcwelder - Captain Allen.mp3 [3.2mb]                  |
        6.3 |   Arcwelder - Finish My Song.mp3 [4.5mb]                 |
        8.9 |   MxPx - Sometimes You Have To Ask Yrself.mp3 [2.4mb]    |
        8.6 |   MxPx - Let It Happen.mp3 [3.2mb]                       |
        0.6 |   Low - Lullaby.mp3 [7.8mb]                              |
        1.3 |   Low - Over the Ocean.mp3 [3.2mb]                       |
        2.9 |   Ativin - Riding and Roaming.mp3 [4.1mb]                |
        3.2 |   Ativin - Cy.mp3 [5.6mb]                                |
            |                                                          |
        5.8 |   Hugh - Ruby Cruiser.mp3 [2.8mb]                        |
        7.1 |   Hugh - Little A.mp3 [3.6mb]                            |
        3.2 |   Codeine - Cave-in.mp3 [3.3mb]                          |
        4.8 |   Codeine - Cigarette Machine.mp3 [4.4mb]                |
        6.3 |   Jawbox - Consolation Prize.mp3 [3.5mb]                 |
        8.8 |   Jawbox - Tools and Chrome.mp3 [2.5mb]                  |
        4.2 |   Starflyer 59 - Wasting Your Whole Life.mp3 [4.9mb]     |
        3.5 |   Starflyer 59 - All The Time.mp3 [2.8mb]                |
            |                                                          |
        ?.? |   Shellac - Didn't We Deserve a Look...mp3 [11.2mb]      |
        9.2 |   Shellac - A Minute.mp3 [3.3mb]                         |
        9.9 |   Frodus - Deviant Recovery Network.mp3 [1.5mb]          |
        9.6 |   Frodus - Invisible Time Lines.mp3 [2.8mb]              |
        7.2 |   Trans Am - Extreme Measures.mp3 [4.1mb]                |
        4.7 |   Trans Am - Home Security.mp3 [4.7mb]                   |
        2.8 |   Sebadoh - Total Peace.mp3 [2.7mb]                      |
        3.9 |   Sebadoh - Not a Friend.mp3 [2.7mb]                     |
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        4.6 |   Grammatrain - Need.mp3 [5.9mb]                         |
        9.8 |   Grammatrain - Jerky Love Song.mp3 [0.6mb]              |
        7.2 |   Roadside Monument - OJ House Auction.mp3 [6.5mb]       |
        9.3 |   Roadside - Trophies for Optometry.mp3 [5.3mb]          |
        3.8 |   Buddyrevelles - I'll Sell You a Picture.mp3 [4.8mb]    |
        3.3 |   Buddyrevelles - Port Riga.mp3 [4.4mb]                  |
        0.8 |   Labradford - Everlast.mp3 [4.1mb]                      |
        1.1 |   Labradford - S.mp3 [5.6mb]                             |
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