Thank you for listening to the show, now, I have to go…

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No playlist this blog, no show, or at least no more Legends and Lowlife on KAOS.

It has been a blast and I loved the feedbaack from people who read this blog, like L&L on FaceBook or just call the station to request a tune or enquire “what the hell was that?”

With that, I say thank you to listeners and to KAOS and especially to KAOS staffer Ruth Brownstien who will be hosting the time slot tonight and was incredibly encouraging and helpful.

Deb, now off-air

Why I left – okay this longish, my soap box 

I left because of a dispute with The  Evergreen State College and it’s parking policy that in my experience was not tenable. I have a disability that at times affects my mobility at times in varying degrees. I have a certified Washington disabled license plate  on my car. While Ruth Brownstien and others at KAOS have been very accommodating to ensure that there is parking for the KAOS volunteers who have a disability or other issues for parking, Evergreen College has not been understanding of the situation. I am heartbroken that a college that prides itself on its diversity has such an appalling  lack of  awareness of disability issues.

Yesterday the parking representative told me that parking was a privilege, not a right. For a person who cannot walk the long distance from the parking lot to the studio, or walk from the bus stop parking to the studio, an accessible parking space is more than some random privilege or convenience.  They have made some accommodations, but change them often and have given me tickets and yesterday clamped my car while I was on the air.  They have ticketed my car previously despite having clearance to park. When I voiced my protest they advised me that I would have to go in person to their office to fight the tickets; an office that is not readily accessible. At one point the designated parking, with the “handicapped” sign was only accessible via six very steep concrete stairs; It would be funny, I even laughed out loud later, but cried real tears when at that time it might as well have been 500 stairs.

By the way, it’s not just for me, I can walk, I’ve been in a wheelchair, walker, cane and now despite a small limp can walk now without an aid. It was a long fight, and I was lucky to regain the mobility I did. Now, the fight continues with places, organizations or individuals that for lack of small accommodation or through a lack of awareness or lack of empathy turn the mole hills into unclimbable mountains.  I have argued with Evergreen State College’s parking employees for years now about basic accommodation and ADA compliance. KAOS have backed me, to the point that one employee tore up my check to pay to have my car unclamped and paid for it out of her own cash. That really was above and beyond the call, but it never should have come to that.

Unlike those who are employed by the college who face these obstacles daily and who may fear for their jobs, I am in a position to make a stand on this issue.  I cannot in good conscious continue at the station, for both the practical matter that I may or may not be able to maneuver the logistics of getting in the building, but also as someone who understands firsthand how important it is to accessibility to these facilities.

One last example, the area in parking reserved for bicyclists is covered, the disabled parking area is not. I saw one woman and her companion getting drenched getting her wheel chair out of her car in one of our torrential northwest rainstorms. After that she had to maneuver a long way to the ramp to get access to Red Square. There were no cyclists who braved the storm enough to park in the covered bicycle parking. She didn’t complain, when I asked her about later she said she was too busy just getting to and from campus and studying to have time, something all students can identify with. She was drenched, but with a great sense of humor and can-do attitude about getting her degree and then going out and changing attitudes. When the college says they don’t get complaints about accommodation for disability issues maybe it is because they are not listening and find basic accommodation at odds with important environmental issues. Both can be achieved and are not at odds, but if a respected institution like the Evergreen State College cannot or will not make the effort I am very disappointed and saddened.

KAOS is a place I felt where I belonged; I enjoyed listening to and working with my fellow DJ volunteers and others who are committed to free speech and commercial free media, not to mention great music that is played no where else. I learned a lot and loved being exposed to such a variety of music and ideas.  It meant a lot to me to find a home there, and such a great time slot. I no  longer feel welcome at the college that houses the station, and feel excluded, with quite literal obstacles put in my way. No, I don’t expect that Evergreen will even notice, and am not under any illusion of not being replaceable –  It is radio, one  of the best stations and there are many, many talented volunteers who can easily fill the airwaves with great content be it any genre of music or public affairs.

Evergreen has broken my heart, and my spirit with this. The Evergreen State College is known for its diversity,  liberal leanings and supposed spirit of inclusion and equality, however  in my experience there is an appalling lack of awareness or inclusion for people with a disability. Others with a disability may not feel the same or have encountered the same lack of accessibility. I do not claim to speak for others, but have to go with my own conscience.

xx Deb

P.S, Ruby Rue will be filling in for the 6 -8 time slot tonight. She is a wonderful DJ, and will play some great music. I advise all to listen in.


Legends and Lowlife – Summer, Dreams, etc. Deb On Air at, 89.3 FM, Olympia, WA

Keep Reachin Up

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Lots of legally free downloads this week – most taken from Superfan 2011, and Better Propaganda. We get funky, folky, indie, sad, sunny, happy, dead, alive, and all over the world map with this the 89th Edition of Legends and Lowlife. 

Of course we honor E Street Band saxophonist, The Big Man, Clarence Clemons, and will find some of his stellar, yet less well known tracks for next week.

Oh no, did you spot, no blog last week, if you want to know any of the tracks I can post.

  1. Hope Is A Thing With Feathers 3:16 Trailer Bride Bloodshot Records Spring Cleaning Sampler Rock
  2. Sugar Man 3:49 Rodriguez Cold Fact Rock
  3. Prison Girls 5:26 Neko Case Middle Cyclone Rock
  4. Two Dogs And A Bone 2:27 Los Lobos The Town And The City Rock
  5. Quantic-Bomb In_A Trumpet Factory 2:44
  6. If This Ain’t Love (Don’t Know What Is) 3:29 Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators Keep Reachin’ Up Soul
  7. Pianos Falling 3:37 Sole and the Skyrider Band
  8. Africa 3:52 Steele Beautttah Afro-Rock Volume 1 World
  9. Green Africa 5:12 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Steps Ahead: March 30th on Strut Ethio Jazz
  10. Lonesome Side ft. Lily 3:59 dj_rupture Special Gunpowder
  11. Yabis 6:59 Sir Shina Peters Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump
  12. So Is The Sun 2:49 World Column 101 Northern Soul Anthems – Disc 4 Northern Soul
  13. Just Checking Your Summer Recordings (Nothing Here Now But The Recordings) 1:44 William S. Burroughs The Best Of William Burroughs 4 Spoken & Audio
  14. For You 2:32 Sharon Van Etten Because I Was in Love Folk
  15. Me & You 4:05 Sundelles Georgia Swan
  16. Woods 4:43 The Rosebuds Loud Planes Fly Low Alternative
  17. Calgary 4:10 Bon Iver Bon Iver Indie
  18. Silver Sun 3:03 Crystal Stilts In Love With Oblivion Alternative
  19. So Far Around The Bend 3:43 The National Dark Was The Night Alternative
  20. Get Me Outta Here 3:16 The Nuclears The Nuclears Garage Rock
  21. Chasing the Ghost 3:44 The Trophy Fire Armor Alternative
  22. (I Dream I’m) Innocent (Bonus Track) 3:22 Stepmothers You Were Never My Age …And More – The Complete Recordings
  23. Jeffrey Lee Pierce 1:21 OFF! Jeffrey Lee Pierce – Get Free Music at RCRD
  24. My Dreams 4:03 The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story Classical
  25. I Had A Dream 4:58 Howlin’ Wolf Live and Cookin’ at Alices R. Blues
  26. Innocent When You Dream (78) 3:09 Tom Waits Frank’s Wild Years Tom Waits
  27. LSDC 3:35 Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds Alternative
  28. Mediocre Dream 4:29 Kristian Hoffman Fop Alternative
  29. One Eye Closed (Jakwob Remix) 3:50 Cocknbullkid One Eye Closed (Jakwob Remix) – Get Free Music at RCRD

Deb on Air hosts Legends and Lowlife #87 –, 89.3 FM, Olympia, WA

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Some will, some won’t be on the official playlist. We will see what happens on the hour. See you at 6:00 – xx Deb

  1. She Shot A Hole In My Soul 2:21 Clifford Curry Scream 1
  2. One More Time 2:32 Mickey Denton Twirl Records Story Volume 9
  3. Bad Bad Woman 3:16 Izzy Cox Killing My Kind
  4. Turned Out a Fool 3:02 The Modern Don Juans The Modern Don Juans
  5. Koko Taylor & Willie Dixon – Insane Asylum 4:42
  6. Why Am I Treated So Bad [Live] 8:18 Mavis Staples Live: Hope At The Hideout
  7. Inch Worm 4:10 Black Tape For A Blue Girl Projekt: afar
  8. Sand 2:30 Calvin Johnson & The Sons Of The Soil Calvin Johnson & The Sons Of The Soil
  9. Open Hands 1:06 Sarah Kirkland Snider / Shara Worden / Signal Penelope
  10. Wake Up! 4:21 Hey! Brontosaurus Wake Up! / Red Light Runner –
  11. There-You-Are-In-Me 2:47 Nellie McKay Pretty Little Head
  12. Last Time 3:02 Black Dub Black Dub
  13. A Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill 3:28 Jens Lekman Oh You’re So Silent Jens
  14. Broken Heart (Alternate) 3:00 Memphis Minnie Chess Blues 1952-1954 [Disc 2]
  15. Eleven (feat. tUnE-yArDs) 4:01 Thao & Mirah Thao & Mirah – RCRD free download*
  16. I’m Losing Myself (Feat. Ed Droste) 3:27 Robin Pecknold
  17. Waitin’ On the Sky 3:29 Steve Earle I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive (Deluxe Edition)
  18. Born To Be Loved 4:38 Lucinda Williams Blessed
  19. Thrash City 2:14 Poly Styrene Generation Indigo
  20. Gonna Fix You Good (Every Time You’re Bad) 2:30 Little Anthony & The Imperials 101 Northern Soul Anthems – Disc 2
  21. Changing All Those Changes 1:42 Nick Lowe Rave On Buddy Holly
  22. New Orleans 3:37 Emmylou Harris New Orleans – Single
  23. Montana 5:24 Gipsy Kings Love & Liberté
  24. Si Tu Disais 3:23 Calexico Convict Pool
  26. Hungry Like a Tiger 4:28 Jared Mees & The Grown Children Only Good Thoughts Can Stay – free download at
  27. The Conqueror Worm 3:01 Edgar Allan Poe
  28. Tremeloe Sun 3:24 Dom Mariani & The Majestic Kelp Underwater Casino- free download at
  29. Hush 2:59 The Hypnomen Trip With Satan

Legends and Lowlife # 86 Deb on Air hosts on 89.3 FM Olympia, WA

The Best of Gil Scott-Heron

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Some of these will hit the airwaves when Legends and Lowlife broadcasts on KAOS, some will stay on the cutting room floor.

Such sadness to hear of the passing of the legendary Gil Scott Heron, so of course we open the show with a class of his.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised	3:10	Gil Scott-Heron	The Best Of	Jazz+Funk
Wind Your Ting (feat. Jinetero MC)	3:59	Stonerange	Rise Up - EP	Dub
Simulacra	8:57	Bill Laswell	Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission	AvantGarde
Caffeinated Consciousness	3:21	TV On The Radio	Nine Types Of Light	
Skeleton Costume	3:58	Lake	Giving and Receiving	Rock
The Songs That We Sing	2:57	Charlotte Gainsbourg	5:55 [Bonus Tracks]	Pop
Where I'm Going	3:34	Cut Copy	Zonoscope	
Just A Man With A Job (Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas)	2:51	The Rakes	Selections From Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited	Alternative
Dance. Dance. Dance.	3:43	Lykke Li	Little Bit EP - Get Free Music At RCRD	Pop
Let's Get Out Of This Country	3:22	Camera Obscura	Let's Get Out Of This Country	Pop
Another Sunny Day	4:05	Belle and Sebastian	The Life Pursuit	
Misery Is a Butterfly	5:08	Blonde Redhead	Misery is a Butterfly	Rock/Pop
Jessica's Heartbreak	3:51			
This Is Hardcore	6:27	Pulp	This Is Hardcore	Alternative
Two Silver Trees	3:50	Calexico	Carried To Dust	
Remember	2:54	Alberta Adams	Chess Blues 1952-1954 [Disc 2]	Religious
Quedate Luna	3:06	Devendra Banhart	Cripple Crow	
Boomerang 2005 (Comme Un Boomerang)	3:27	Gonzales, Feist & Dani	Selections From Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited	Alternative
Black Mirror	4:13	The Arcade Fire	Neon Bible	Alternative & Punk
Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois	2:09	Sufjan Stevens	Come On Feel The Illinoise!	
River Man	4:19	Nick Drake	Way To Blue (An Introduction To Nick Drake)	Rock
The Opposite Of Hallelujah	4:22	Jens Lekman	Night Falls Over Kortedala	Indie Rock
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?	2:31	She and Him	Volume One	
Lazy Line Painter Jane	5:49	Belle & Sebastian	Push Barman To Open Old Wounds	
French Navy	3:19		My Maudlin Career	
That'll Be The Day	2:16	Modest Mouse	Rave On Buddy Holly	
Camping On Acid	2:54	Government Cheese	1985 - 1995	
Sabroso	3:10	InCulto	Eastern European Funk EP	
Me and The Devil	3:41	Gil Scott-Heron	I'm New Here	
Take This Waltz	8:37	Leonard Cohen	Live In London

Legends and Lowlife #85 – Deb on Air hosts 6 – 8 PM,, 89.3 FM

Cover of "Trip With Satan"

Cover of Trip With Satan

Looks a lot like summer may actually show up this year, yee-haa and bring out the surf tunes. Not to mention the jazz tunes, the blues, the Dum Dum Girls, Jimmy Radcliffe,  Fleet Foxes,tracks from the Dap Kings, ALoe Blacc and others  of the Sasquatch Festival line up and a surprise interview –  hint playing locally, blues artist extrodinare

  • Soul Surfer
  • The Lively Ones
  • Surf City
  • He Gets Me High
  • 3:00
  • Dum Dum Girls
  • He Gets Me High E.P.
  • 2:46
  • Summertime
  • 3:14
  • You Make Me Smile
  • 3:25
  • Aloe Blacc
  • Good Things
  • 100 Days
  • 3:52
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  • 100 Days, 100 Nights
  • Lost Weekend
  • 4:22
  • Art Brut
  • Brilliant! Tragic! – Get Free Music at RCRD
  • Mother
  • 3:10
  • Blondie
  • Panic of Girls
  • The Sun Is Shining Down
  • 4:32
  • JJ Grey & Mofro
  • Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2]
  • Long After Tonight Is All Over
  • 2:26
  • Jimmy Radcliffe
  • 101 Northern Soul Anthems – Disc 1
  • Cash & Carry Me Home (feat. Kano)
  • 4:05
  • Ghostpoet
  • Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam – Get Free Music at RCRD
  • 3:37
  • Me and The Devil
  • 3:41
  • I’m New Here
  • Here’s To Life
  • 4:28
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Back In Business
  • Summer Will (Nothing Here Now But The Recordings)
  • 1:59
  • The Best Of William Burroughs 4
  • Bedouin Dress
  • 4:30
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Helplessness Blues
  • The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits
  • 1:39
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • The Avalanche: Outtakes & Ext
  • NaCl (Sodium Chloride)
  • 2:30
  • The McGarrigle Hour
  • Arise, Watch
  • 2:39
  • Buffalo Tom
  • Skins
  • Alone, A Fool
  • 2:09
  • The Thermals
  • Personal Life
  • Column1
  • Trampled Rose
  • 5:34
  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • Raising Sand
  • A Perfect Day To Chase Tornados
  • 6:07
  • Jim White
  • Wrong-Eyed Jesus!
  • Heart Of My Own
  • 3:50
  • Basia Bulat
  • Heart of My Own
  • Cuyahoga (REM Cover)
  • 4:26
  • The Decemberists
  • By the Time I Get Out of Phoenix
  • 2:58
  • The Mag Seven
  • Black Feathers
  • Cat & Bird Blues
  • 5:44
  • Ken Nordine
  • A Transparent Mask
  • Opp-Pop-A-Da
  • 3:08
  • Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
  • The Beat Generation, Volume 1
  • Feels Good Being Somebody
  • 3:16
  • Dios Malos
  • Dios (Malos)
  • I Gambled My Heart
  • 2:45
  • Buddy Holly
  • Jukebox Hits of 1965 Vol.2
  • But I Don’t Wanna Sing About Guitars
  • 3:52
  • Danielson
  • The Best Of Gloucester County
  • Hush
  • 2:59
  • The Hypnomen
  • Resolution Of One
  • 3:16
  • Guards
  • Guards – Get Free Music at RCRD

Legends and Lowlife # 83 Deb on Air is your hostess on the Northwest coastess KAOS 89.3 FM

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Legends and Lowlife

We throw in the kitchen sink on this weeks’s Legends and Lowlife. La Vern Baker gets all Voodoo, while Stan Ridgeway from Wall of Voodoo gives us Flag Up A Pole, William S. Burroughs lays down the lowlife of Titanic fame, Billy Holiday gives us some class and another man of the done her wrong song she does so well.

For good measure we give you a taste of Sea and Cake, The History of Apple Pie, a dollop or three of fresh Northern Soul, jazz via Thelonius Monk and Chet Baker, legally free indie downloads, FreshKills, Gianna Factory, They Might Be Giants, oh and not listed here but I will probably throw in a Fleet Foxes or a TV on the Radio two because, just because..

Photo is of Billy Holiday and her dog, Mister Downbeat

Of course no decisions have been made on the setlist of sorts, but will perhaps and probably include a few of what you see here, but my all means not all.  Feel free to discuss, send some pie to your fave DJ or maybe sit back and have a latte or a beer or …just listen.

  1. Johnny’s Theme (P Smoov Remix) 3:22 Brent Amaker & the Rodeo RCRD
  2. Flashlight Tag 3:57 Sleepy Vikings They Will Find You Here
  3. Flag Up On A Pole 4:47 Stan Ridgway Neon Mirage

    Wall of Voodoo

    Wall of Voodoo, LA, 1980-ish, Pic by Debbie Schow

  4. A New Standard by Which to Measure Infamy 1:48 William S. Burroughs Dead City Radio
  5. Don’t Worry ’bout Me 3:12 Billie Holiday Lady in Autumn –
  6. Pollen Path 7:10 Living Things Malocchio
  7. Lo Popular 2:54 Astrud Space Escapade [Aventura Espacial] Unit 1 Destination: Pluto – Sector 68
  8. Up on the North Shore 3:59 The Sea and Cake The Moonlight Butterfly
  9. First Ideas 3:47 The Glass Canoe Chimera
  10. Chet Baker Old Devil Moon 2:57
  11. Villains Of The Moon 5:45 Cold Cave Cherish The Light Years
  12. Rainbow Girl (Glasvegas Remake) 3:50 Giana Factory RCRD
  13. Baby Likes To Hotwire Cars 4:18
  14. Cat Lady 0:50 Bears Cat Music For Cat People Punk
  15. Cant Keep Johnny Down 2:23 They Might Be Giants Advance EP
  16. Right Track 2:28 Billy Butler 101 Northern Soul Anthems – Disc 1 N
  17. Move On 2:56 Bing Ji Ling Shadow To Shine-
  18. Marlena Shaw California Soul Diplo Remix 4:09
  19. Thelonius Monk Misterioso 3:22
  20. Go Ahead 4:03 Banjo or Freakout Go Ahead
  21. Song in Three 3:41 Here We Go Magic The January EP
  22. The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessio 2:54 Blues
  23. Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch Billy Martin Requiem 5:06
  24. Old devils 3:39 William Elliott Whitmore Animals In The Dark
  25. Bigger Man 4:20 Freshkills at RCRD
  26. LaVerne Baker Voodoo, Voodoo 1:49
  27. Tug 3:51 The History Of Apple Pie Tug RCRD
  28. The Park 3:21 Secret Cities Strange Hearts
  29. The Fox 4:21 Niki & The Dove The Fox
  30. When I Die 3:03 The Mountain Movers Let’s Open Up the Chest Rock
  31. Forget That You’re Young 3:58 The Raveonettes Raven In The Grave
  32. SMOTHERED IN HUGS 4:12 Roommate GUILTY RAINBOW Awesome
  33. No Room To Live 2:21 Times New Viking No Room To Live – RCRD
  34. The National – Think You Can Wait 4:38
  35. Ever Falling in Love 2:36 Times New Viking Dancer Equired
  36. Every Minute Alone (The Circle Remix) 7:03 WhoMadeWho Knee Deep RCRD

Legends and Lowlife #82 Deb on Air hosts at, 89.3 FM

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Legends and Lowlife #82

  1. I’m Up On That (feat. Homeboy Sandman) 3:49 Das Racist I’m Up On That
  2. E Ma S’Eka 3:20 Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats Nigeria 70: Sweet Times
  3. Eleven 4:01 Thao & Mirah Thao & Mirah
  4. The Parish of Space Dust 2:26 Gorillaz The Fall
  5. Twin Peaks (Golden Ages Remix) 4:04 Surfer Blood Twin Peaks
  6. Diamond Head 2:03 The Ventures Jukebox Hits of 1965
  7. Losing Sleep 3:23 Edwyn Collins Losing Sleep
  8. 100 Days 3:52 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 100 Days, 100 Nights
  9. Dead End Street Monologue/Dead End Street 3:47 Lou Rawls Scream 1
  10. When The Levee Breaks 5:17 Buckwheat Zydeco Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2]
  11. Waitin’ On the Sky 3:29 Steve Earle I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive (Deluxe Edition)
  12. Engine Driver 4:15 The Decemberists Picaresque
  13. Codeine 5:37 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Here We Rest
  14. Red Clay Roots 1:37 Laura Stevenson & the Cans Sit Resist
  15. Battery Kinzie 2:49 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
  16. Down In the Valley 5:04 The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
  17. Heart Of My Own 3:50 Basia Bulat Heart of My Own
  18. Two 5:56 The Antlers Hospice
  19. Hello 1:54 Ken Nordine A Transparent Mask
  20. Just a Fan 3:55 Roar I Can’t Handle Change
  21. Wake and Be Fine 3:40 Okkervil River Wake and Be Fine / Weave Room Blues – Single
  22. I Don’t Believe You 2:38 The Thermals Personal Life
  23. yea128 3:29 Matt & Kim s/t premaster
  24. Kiss the Coast 3:10 Sundelles Georgia Swan
  25. Mark Lanegan 3:41
  26. Civilian 3:41 Wye Oak Civilian
  27. Sun Hands 4:51 Local Natives Gorilla Manor
  28. 1 Hold The Line(320) 3:39 Major Lazer Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do
  29. Shoulders & Arms 2:39 Tokyo Police Club A Lesson In Crime
  30. Tessellations 4:28 Richard Youngs Amplifying Host
  31. The Dark End Of The Street 4:01 Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme The Dark End Of The Street

We are all over the map this Legends, previews from the upcoming Sasquatch Festival at the Gorge, jazz, blues, indie, topical, silly, serious, sane, insane…the usual unusual and lots of free downloads. This week make sure to check out Better Propoganda for their excellent Sasquatch free download assortment and their very cool compilation of African music from the 1970’s… Along the way we give you Steve Earle, Gorillaz, Das Racist, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tokyo Police Club, the Ventures…

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