Episode 46 - Julianna Richey (Visionary Artist)

On this most jubilant return to form, I welcome the apple of my eye herself to the show to speak to us about her time at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art and how the transcendent can be captured on canvas. The future holds much art discussion and outward spiraling from this place. 

Sources from the show:

About the Torri seminar: http://academyofvisionaryart.com/seminar/2018-seminar

Sophia - Alex Grey: https://alexgrey.com/art/paintings/sacred-mirrors/


Thunder, Perfect Mind: http://gnosis.org/naghamm/thunder.html
Four Directions Prayer: http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8582

The Hubcap Thieves: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/HubcapThieves

0.00.00 - Prayer to the Four Directions (J/J)
0.01.52 - Welcome, Dates, and Episode Rundown
0.12.40 - “Ghosts” - AeonPilgrim ed. Adam Ramsey
0.15.25 - Part 1: Visionary Art & Archetypes
0.30.31 - “All Prayers Answered by Mail” - The Hubcap Thieves
0.34.52 - Part 2: Vienna Academy of Visionary Art
0.54.37 - (Thank You...)
0.55.18 - The Thunder Perfect Mind (JR)
1.06.39 - About TPM and Closing
1.19.06 - “(It Was A) Crispy Dream” - Carl JR at The Hotniss 73


Episode 45 - Joel Switzer

All avoidances will be attended to and repaid unto the souls of those responsible. Namely, mine. Welcome back to part two of our much-maligned Season Three. 
I was joined righteously in conversation by Joel Nobody, or the man who calls himself such, as I skulked away to a beach setting of tourist entropy. 
Joel maintains the churning machine that is Fork and Spoon Recordings of Panama City, Florida, at the heart of the southeast's experimental scene. Shortly after we were joined at Efficiency Fest on May 5 whilst welcoming improvisers from throughout the state, Joel and I broke the thing down. We have much in common and I look forward to hearing more of the sound from his world on the show as we go forward. 

0.00.00 - Welcome Back
0.02.08 - News and Dates
0.12.16 - "Walking Down 7th Street at 2 a.m." - Joel Nobody
0.19.24 - Interview with Joel Switzer
1.19.44 - "Never Berry" - Joel Nobody
1.28.26 - Softyglyde at Monotonia, March 10
1.39.45 - Jeff Kujan at the Nick, June 10

(Jeff Kujan, Flusnoix, and Scott Bazar footage from Monotonia 3/10 minisode incoming)
(More footage from Nick June 10 incidents incoming)

Joel Nobody - https://www.discogs.com/artist/2978141-Joel-Nobody
Fork and Spoon Recordings - https://forkandspoonrecordings.bandcamp.com/
Scott Bazar - https://www.scottbazar.com/ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBQUBPhUUm8

Joel projects: Vantage Planets, The Nihilistics, Pico Dorado, Vitamin Seizure, Sir Syrup, Disco Vato, Immigrant Rugburn, Non-occupants, Prachachuen, (s-gurd)
Scott projects: Disco Vato, Tenticular Genocide, Vantage Planets, Plutonian Burrito

Shit Noise Records - Hartmont Frank - (https://shitnoise.weebly.com/) ; (shit.noise.records@gmail.com)
SP Records - Shaun Phelps - (https://yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/flat-affect-bastard-child-shaun-phelps-interviewed-by-kn/)

Trashfuck Records - Patrick Harsh - http://trashfuck.blogspot.com/
FL Noise Ordinance Records - https://flnoise.bandcamp.com/
Sluggish Tapes - Ed Sluggish
Sirona Records (France) - http://www.sirona-records.com/about.html

Tulsa Noise Fest - http://tulsanoise.com/
Florida Noise Ordinance Fest - https://flnoise.bandcamp.com/album/florida-noise-ordinance-fest-2-sampler
Miami Psyche Fest - http://www.purehoneymagazine.com/miami-psych-fest/
INC (Int’l Noise Conference) - http://squelchers.net/inc.htm
St. Pete Noise Fest - https://www.facebook.com/stpetenoisefest/

Ava Mendoza - http://avamendozamusic.com/
Derek Bailey - https://www.discogs.com/artist/41904-Derek-Bailey
Kenny Millions - https://www.discogs.com/artist/517663-Kenny-Millions
Hal Harmon - Dialtone Aggressor - https://www.electroniccottage.org/hal-harmon
Shaun Phelps (SP): Flat Affect, Bastard Child (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1128299-Flat-Affect) (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1189687-Bastard-Child)
Schizos - https://floridasdying.com/products/schizos-the-fuck-iggy-pop-7?variant=41237955078

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Episode 44 - Max Rykov: The Mensch, The Myth, The Legend


Squash the Beef Hotline: https://wsvn.com/news/special-reports/squash-the-beef-community-leaders-work-to-put-an-end-to-violent-disputes-through-mediation/

Operation Step-Up: http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/03/operation_step_up_birmingham_t.html

Broken Window Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory
App-Based Parking Meters: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7583962/?reload=true

John Archibald column(s): http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/08/black_people_cant_win_until_th.html

Opinion Response by Ben Baxter: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/08/black_businesses_hindered_but.html

The Awesome Foundation: https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en
Detroit Soup: http://placemaking.mml.org/how-to/detroit-soup/
Ava Davis Bus Shelter: http://b-metro.com/funding-awesome/34410/

Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/administration/eop/sicp

Birmingham Education Foundation: https://edbirmingham.org/
The Touch of Greatness documentary: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285324/
The Bald Soprano: http://www.paololandi.it/theater/testi/Bald%20Soprano.pdf
Tragic City Rollers: https://www.tragiccityrollers.com/
Alabama Environmental Council: https://aeconline.org/
Growing Kings: https://www.growingkings.org/

4/20 - 50th Annual Green Tie Affair @ Sloss Furnace
    for Alabama Environmental Council
4/21 - Chucks and Tucks Fundraising for Growing Kings

4/12 - Chrysopoeia - Transmutation of Black Identity @ The Jaybird - Presented by Micah Althea, 6oldie, Carey Fountain, D.Horton, Steven Mark, Joi Black, Socially Awkward and DoReMe (D.R.M). 
4/14 - Andrea Dillingham Yard Sale
4/22 - Dan Sartain Barbering Grand Opening Cookout - Carl SR
- Darren Deicide, Battito @ the Nick
- Road Soda, Spray Tan @ SRB
4/19 - Alabama Spring Skies @ Christenberry Planetarium
4/20 - The Next Appointed Hour / Airpark / Frozen Yogurt @ Ghost Train Brewery 8pm
4/28 - Magic City Art Connection - the Dizzy
5/10 - EH Live Podcast @ Thomas Jefferson Tower
5/29 - The Residents @ Variety Playhouse
6/21 - Aviie, Burning Moon, Ben Ricketts, JC (Location TBA)

0.00.00 - Welcome to the Mission Statement
0.04.32 - Here are the Dates!
0.11.21 - "Network News" and Upcoming Shows
0.16.25 - Witch's Wall Live @ Soft Rock Bungalow ("It's Over Now," "Witch's Wall")
0.29.02 - Bar Sticker Segment: 
0.31.57 - The Heavy Children - "The Less You Know"
0.34.16 - Interview with Max Rykov
1.28.50 - "Parent's Song" - KCW

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SSDS1416+13B (Zercon: A Flagpole Sitter) Pt. 1

We return to our oft-neglected Scott Walker analysis series with the first of three in-depth breakdowns of his 21-minute opus on his album BISH BOSCH, "SDSS1416+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)". 
The next two Tuesdays will pursue us into additional hours on this subject. 
Relevant links below!








Episode 42 - I Came Here For An Argument SWAPCAST

Our homegrown propaganda network continues as we welcome the boys from ICHFAA, the highly active Facebook discussion group-cum-livestream-cum-podcast to the Earth Hotel. This is the first episode with David and Dylan, with myself thrown in the free speech hotseat before stepping back to be plain-ol producer person. We discuss the point of the show, how it has come to be, and what might happen to us as a result of talking. 
The Podcast Gods are currently reviewing our case, so watch this site for the new ICHFAA podcast and subscribe on iTunes etc. when it happens! Here's to a future of friendly fighting.

This week's music:
"Empathy-Release-Empathy for Brass Quartet" by Joel Nelson
"The Noticing Song" by Cahabie Status Quotillard


Episode 41 - Alesha Dawson of Screen Door Review

The heat death swinging is all over and we return! There might be flies on you but there ain't no files that ain't backed up now so we can continue on the road of vantage seeking. My guest this week is a friend and former professor from my days in Montevallo, Alesha Dawson, who has gathered her own forces of words to bring forth the Screen Door Review, a quarterly compendium of Southern queer voices. We speak about medieval literature, the collegiate system, functions of learning, and how words have speakable power. 

Screen Door Review's first issue is online now! 

0.00.00 - The Wanderer - Old English poem
0.06.42 - Opening monologue
0.12.07 - Alesha Dawson interview
1.10.40 - "Virile Corpses and Ridiculous Notions from a Bangkok Floor" (from Songbook Hypnoses)
1.20.26 - Personal Montevallo stories from the road
1.30.29 - "File Caught a Flip" (demo)
1.32.57 - "Ish Kabibble" - Pete Markush, Brent Stauffer, Lee Waites, and JC
1.41.27 - Viewer Mail
1.42.31 - "From a Pig to Mr. Pie" - Joel Nelson, Dylan Burchett

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minisode Q - Livestream Q & A No. 1

This is the record of the time! I collected a few fabulous folks in the wild forest of modern entertainment and we took to Youtube so I could answer their questions in real time. Topics include divination, art, AI, VR, magick, furries, modes of being, and other things. 
This is the first livestream I've ever done and we're excited for the possibilities. Let us know what else you'd like to see! theearthhotel@gmail.com

Chat Transcript:

Jacquie Cotillard - Hi folks in chat!

Joel Nelson - hello hello

Joel Nelson - It seems to be working! There is a black box on the right side of the screen

Joel Nelson - have a question! Can you talk about your compositions/music your working on now??

breonna taylor - can you tell us about Mother Horse Eyes? and all the freaky stuff you talked about in the last podcast?

Jordan Rickerson - Hey Jacquie! What other guests do you have planned for this season? Can you tell us? Loved the Dan Sartain episode.

breonna taylor - on your podcast, you mentioned "different states of being," about people who augment their reality to essentially become different characters i.e., furries, VR, etc. any further thoughts?

Julianna Richey - (Star emoticon, representing Zercon)

Hannah Smarr - What do you feel is a personal philosophy fuels the work you do with your music and in earth hotel?

breonna taylor - in regards to technology and how advanced humans have become, what are your feelings in regards to AI? how probable to you is the "AI takeover"?

Episode 40 - Wess Gregg of Sanctum Tattoos and Comics

We're back! I am your unread porter abiding over a rack. The socialist backspace corrects a thrust across each mortal sequel. The nearby trolley apologizes across a concatenate beast. Oh, how our shame pauses beside the melody!
You are returning to reenter the Earth Hotel as if you ever left.

Tue - Sat: 12 PM - 8 PM
Sun: 12 PM - 4 PM

For tattoo inquires:
Aaron - Aaronhamiltontattoos@gmail.com
Justin – Serial1313@bham.rr.com
For comic book inquires: sanctumtattoosandcomics@gmail.com

(205) 201-6862
4410 B 4th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35222


Kill or Be Killed:

CACHE #2 is now available (for a limited time) at Sanctum! Rush and find it!

Bar Sticker Band of the Week series begins now with The Handsome Scoundrels from Mobile, AL. 

0.00.00 - HELLO from CHEW
0.01.06 - Invocation of the Oracle (From Metamorphoses, The Sibyl and Aeneas)
0.05.02 - Open sound: An Excerpt from the NSAID Vapor Library
0.06.21 - Intro from Jacquie
0.10.06 - Matchi Live at Syndicate Lounge - Untitled
0.14.45 - Cult of Skydog: "Go!!! No Wait!" (Breonna Taylor, Joel Nelson, Dylan Burchett)
0.20.59 - "Burroughs on Opie" (from NSAID Phase 2, 71 AN)
0.23.13 - Art Analysis Announcement! Scott Walker Series + They Might Be Giants
0.28.37 - The Handsome Scoudrels - "Sweetie Pox"
0.30.13 - Wess Gregg interview
1.18.00 - Untitled Piano Interlude
1.19.30 - Personal Talking about Compassion and Echoes


minisode P - Viewer Music Revue

We have come to that part in the story where lots of our beloved tell their own tales. Listeners from Oakland to Philadelphia and here in Birmingham have submitted their recent creative work to our coffers to be offers to your own special internal homunculus listening gods. Below are the artists featured and timestamps to skip around and return to your favorites. Enjoy!

Kily Payne - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn_dRvwqyW5T2ajumkvitbA
The JimJims - https://thejimjimsbirmingham.bandcamp.com/releases
The Quickening - https://thequickeningmusic.bandcamp.com/
Tiki Zombie - https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/tikizombie
Possum Kingdom Ramblers - https://www.facebook.com/possumkingdomramblers/
Haha Mart - https://noumenalloom.bandcamp.com/album/haha-mart-family-denim
Rollo - https://rolotony.bandcamp.com/

0.00.00 - Welcome!
0.01.44 - Sleep Insurance - Kily Payne
0.04.33 - O Gypsy Lady, Where'dja Come From - The JimJims
0.08.44 - My Place in the Universe - The Quickening
0.14.09 - Welcome to Tiki Z's - Tiki Zombie
0.15.22 - When I First Found You - Possum Kingdom Ramblers
0.17.11 - Fall Time Specials - HaHa Mart
0.18.36 - Kokomo - Rollo
20.39 - 9:42 - Joel Nelson and Dylan Burchett
30.18 - Snake Oil Salesman - The JimJims
32.01 - What Kind of Character Are You? - The Quickening
38.06 - Hula Kahula - Tiki Zombie
40.13 - A Pineapple for Mr. Maui - HaHa Mart
42.41 - Animal of Love - Rollo
43.51 - Darling Darwin - All Boy All Girl

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Episode 39 - Live! at Syndicate! The Heavy Children + K.W.B.

My friends from Montgomery, the two instrument-ers that make up the Heavy Children drove up to speak on the stage and display their fares across the frets and flams. We were joined by KWB, my old friend from Montevallo-way who added his stunning clarity guitar to the occasion. As a group, we yelled at each other in a productive, literary fashion, showed our disdain for the subject of my own design, and crafted a handy bit of promotional material along the way. A truly reckless and wacky experiment in live event-ing. 

You can hear the Heavy Children here:

More to come from KWB in the future!

0.00.00 - What You Are About To Hear...
0.01.53 - Live Intro
0.04.27 - Opening Sound with Adam Devila
0.08.38 - The Earth Hotel Sonata
0.12.08 - Opening Monologue
0.18.42 - Invocation: "They See Us" from iMyoUiNG
0.21.10 - K.W.B.
0.43.35 - Group Reading Activity
0.46.58 - Intro to The Heavy Children
0.48.22 - The Heavy Children
1.03.16 - Protest Activity
1.08.11 - HC PT. 2
1.29.06 - Mix Set (Adam, Eric, KWB, JC)
1.45.16 - "Closing Remarks" - Diskrete Moozik and the JCs


Episode 38 - Dan Sartain

My Self and the man called Dan sat down in his lovely homestead to discuss the music thing we do and our hopes and prayers for liberty loving people everywhere. It's a great discussion featuring music selections from Dan, the Dizzy, and an old archive version of myself. Enjoy!

0.00.00 - Welcome! from The Sponsor
0.02.07 - Invocation of St. Syemon
0.06.06 - Viewer Mail! 
0.09.05 - "The World Is Gonna Break Your Little Heart" - Dan Sartain
0.11.04 - Interview with Dan
0.42.49 - "Walk Among the Cobras Pt. 1"
0.45.58 - Dan pt. 2
1.47.59 - "Moonlight Swim"
1.50.08 - Teaser for Scott Walker analysis: "Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter"
1.51.23 - "Don't Worry Kyoko (Mommy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)" by Yoko Ono (JC cover)
1.55.02 - "What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body? + Frank's Nightmare" - the Dizzy Live! at Cha Cha's Lounge

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minisode O - Whose Turn Is It SWAPCAST (Episode 9: Setting the Mood)

Our first swapcast! If you're unfamiliar with the concept: coined by Doug Stanhope, it's when two programs go in on an episode together and each release it as their own -- for twice the jolly content!

These are good boys and fun players in their own right, enjoy our talk ---

"Episode 9. Setting the Mood  

The Boys sit down, turn down the lights, light some candles, and put on a record while we talk about how we get the ambience right for our games. They’re joined by Jacquie Cotillard, local musician, Nightwatch Operator Of The Earth Hotel, and Queen of the Ambient Zone. Wes, Dash, and Dotty try to keep up while Cline gets down on the Vibes. You can find Jacquie on Twitter at @JCotillard and the Earth Hotel at theearthhotel.org"


Episode 37 - Indie Pop-Up Record Shop Live! @ Revelator Coffee

The Earth Hotel was pleased as peaches to host the Indie Pop-Up Record Shop at Revelator Coffee on December 16th, and played witness to a myriad of talents and smiling faces who spoke sounds with me about their craft and lives. Join us! Musical samples abound throughout! Find the esteemed artists in the links below - - -

0.00.00 - You are inside of it... 
0.01.34 - “Cain Carving Finger” - An unknown invocation
0.06.14 - Intro + Caleb G from Pink Pyramids
0.15.43 - "Who Cares" - Pink Pyramids
0.19.54 - "Di Di Mau" - the Dizzy
0.26.58 - the Dizzy
0.30.49 - "Riverchase Galleria" - Ha Ha Mart
0.34.14 - Holly Waxwing and Isabell of Noumenal Loom Records
0.42.08 - "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" - Holly Waxwing
0.49.19 - Words from the Sponsor: "Jacquie 10 and Mr. Clean"
(and "Bobo's advice" by William S. Burroughs)
0.52.14 - "Excerpt from a Composition Accompanying Human Extinction" - Balcony View
0.57.54 - Chance Bridges of Balcony View
1.09.33 - "Promeefeus" - Adam Bomb
1.11.04 - "Sweet 200" - Urbandy
1.12.46 - Charlie Brown of Step Pepper Records
1.23.38 - "Snow Paralysis" - Omari Jazz
1.27.00 - "Suketo City" - Matchi
1.29.33 - "Moment" - Little Girl
1.33.50 - Lindsey Shante of Little Girl
1.42.53 - “Noface” -Jack Vogt  
1.45.00 - “Autopilot” - Now I Am Become Death
1.47.44 - “Pretend feat. Jas'mine Garfield” - Tyler Ambrosius

Pink Pyramids:

the Dizzy:

Noumenal Loom:

Holly Waxwing:

Balcony View:

Step Pepper Records:

Little Girl:



Episode 36 Pt. 2 - Milton Returns for Theoretical Talk!

You heard him here on Episode 34, and as promised, we're bringing you inspired talk of the world and a reading from Robert Anton Wilson, which we churn through and discuss, in addition to airing more exquisite sounds from Them Natives. Stay tuned for live podcasts and the incoming Listener Music Revue episode! Thanks for a great year, here's to the future ~

You heard him here on Episode 34, and as promised, we're bringing you inspired talk of the world and a reading from Robert Anton Wilson, which we churn through and discuss, in addition to airing more exquisite sounds from Them Natives. Stay tuned for live podcasts and the incoming Listener Music Revue episode! Thanks for a great year, here's to the future ~


0.00.00 - Welcome Back! + News
0.10.38 - "The SNAFU Principle" from Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson
0.19.26 - "Paydirt" 
0.23.02 - Discussion begins
0.44.57 - "Gilded Wilderness" 
0.49.25 - Discussion resumes
1.06.32 - "Holy Ghost Fire" (Live at Mono)
1.13.40 - Discussion continues
1.29.31 - "Goodbye Blue Monday" (Live in Brooklyn 2007)

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Episode 35 - Jimmy Griffin of Renaissance Records

I'm joined by the venerable Jimmy Griffin, a local encyclopedia for music high, low, and everywhere. He works the counter at Renaissance Records in Birmingham, and we go for the record chat on music heritage and life-learning. A wonderful, warming conversation for these chilly times. No ado! Just you! All credits are used in good faith for the dead.

Renaissance Records:  2020 11th Ave S B, Birmingham, AL 35205

Flusnoix Mix Set (Vi 7/72) Joel Switzer, Taylor Rouss, Walker Yancey, John Paul Case, Jimmy Griffin, Jess Marie Walker, Brent Stauffer, Jacquie Cotillard

0.00.00 - Welcome, News! //
0.00.36 - Invocation of Ra //
0.03.35 - Opening Monologue //
0.05.38 - Flusnoix Mix Set, VI 7/72 @ SRB //
0.14.50 - Opening Credits from "Space is the Place" by Sun Ra //
0.16.36 - Interview with Jimmy Griffin //
1.22.25 - "Kijiti" by Siti Mwalimu and the Dhow Countries Music Academy, Zanzibar, Tanzania //
1.24.20 - Interview continues //
1.57.38 - "Frisco Lines" - Mississippi Fred Mcdowell //
2.01.32 - "Long-Haired Doney" - Johhny Wood, RL Burnside //
2.07.12 - "My Phone" - Rollo //

Dhow Countries Music Academy:  facebook.com/dcmazanzibar/

Jimmy Lee Sudduth: https://marciaweberartobjects.com/sudduth.html  

Country Brass Bands: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Music-From-The-South-Vol-1-Country-Brass-Bands/release/2880325

Cold Mountain Poems (Gary Snyder): http://www.counterpointpress.com/dd-product/riprap-and-cold-mountain-poems/

Rollo: https://rolotony.bandcamp.com/album/ep

BHAM WIKI: http://www.bhamwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Charlemagne_Record_Exchange


Episode 34 Pt. 1 - Milton of THEM NATIVES (and much more...)

This man Milton has had a varied career and an expansive experiences in the fringes of rock n roll, and he has emerged blessed, motivated, and shining from the glow of worship. We speak for almost two hours about the mysticism of music, the underlying structures of our collective meaning, and what exactly it is about valleys that collects eccentric people with excessive energy. One of my all-time favorite conversations. Features music from across Milton's journey, and you can find much more of it below:


Stay tuned later this month for part II, with Robert Anton Wilson analysis and more music!

0.00.00 - Introduction + "A New Breed of Rat" - Silver Reich
0.07.52 - Interview Pt.1
0.38.47 - "Awesun (Mighty Sun)" - Burning Moon
0.46.49 - Interview Pt. 2
1.16.53 - "Ancient Mem'ries" - Them Natives
1.36.46 - Interview Pt. 3
1.51.20 - "A New Breed of Rat" (Reprise) - Silver Reich



minisode N - Frozen Yogurt Plays the Podcast!

I was blessed and moved to have these instrumental crafts-folk in the studio to record a unique performance for this special episode. I encountered Frozen Yogurt at a storage unit show featured on minisode K and didn't get much of their set recorded on that night. It seemed fitting to have the real thing in and get it from the source. Enjoy! You can see them live this Friday night at the Soft Rock Bungalow with myself (Jacquie Cotillard), the Dizzy, and illustrious KYLE the band. 


0.00.00 - Message from Our Sponsor (TM)
0.00.57 - December Dates
0.01.59 - Frozen Yogurt Performance
0.36.23 - Interview


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