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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1972
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Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 11:03 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =31vbS1bOrbg

One of the most underrated R&B chart toppers in modern history. You'd never know how big that record was living in NYC though. Barely received any real airplay out here.
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 358
Registered: 11-2008
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Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 11:39 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Man, Timmy, where did the time go? I remember this burning up the dance floor at the Yellow Pages nightclub in Denver Colorado late in '78. Thanks for the memories.
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1973
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Man, if you taped most of the "Best Of Soul Train" shows, you should check out the episode with Gloria Gaynor and Gino Vanelli. The ST gang are dancing real heavy to "Aqua Boogie" in that particular installment. They're doing the swim dance and everything. It is a clear indication of how big that record was in L.A..
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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Post Number: 2651
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Hi this is Kev-Lo

Thanks for posting this Timmy. I never got to see them live but I'm digging this, Nothing but Pure funk
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TAMLA617 (tamla617)
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Post Number: 114
Registered: 1-2009
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 10:17 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

that was ace.got the album nov 78 saw 'em london dec 13 '78 what a show what a band thnx timmy luvd it
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1976
Registered: 5-2007
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 10:58 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wish that I had the capability to upload videos. I have a number of live versions of "Aqua Boogie" that are totally slamming.
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1wicked (1wicked)
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Post Number: 2087
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 12:55 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Timmy...here's the part 2 & a couple mo' thangs...just 4 the FUNK of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =LqiP2ZOP9PA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =L4IlIWVr8n8&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hUXaIYXrZp4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =T_OzBBp4Py0&feature=related
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1978
Registered: 5-2007
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 1:43 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Man, I need to get with someone to upload the videos that I have. The way that they played "Aqua Boogie" in 1995 with Gabe Gonzalez behind the kit would fry anyone's brain.
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Pshark (pshark)
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Username: pshark

Post Number: 1572
Registered: 1-2007
Posted From: 99.191.73.216
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 1:51 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What do you mean by 30? Was the single released 30 yrs ago, did it enter the R&B charts 30 yrs ago? Please elaborate.
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1979
Registered: 5-2007
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 2:00 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was the number one R&B record thirty years ago this week. How's that PShark?
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Pshark (pshark)
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Post Number: 1574
Registered: 1-2007
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 2:19 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you. Here's other questions, when did it first hit the charts and what position did it hit when it debut? And how long did it stay on the charts? Sorry for all these questions but when it comes to P-Funk I need to find out every little details. Its 2:18 in your area, are you watch Gone Country right now?
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1981
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Oh hell no. I refuse to watch that crap. GC is supposed to get his own reality show out of this, so I'll wait for that to come out. And now the stats:

"Aqua Boogie" debuted on the Billboard R&B charts on 12/9/78. Chart entry position is unknown at this time. It remained on the R&B charts for 18 weeks. It only reached as high as number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100. It entered the charts while "One Nation Under A Groove" was still positioned high on the R&B charts.
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midnightman (midnightman)
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Post Number: 1443
Registered: 9-2007
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 3:18 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It spent four weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart in 1979.
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GEETEE(HPK) (geeteehpk)
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Post Number: 2803
Registered: 9-2004
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 3:28 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow,"Aqua Boogie" is 30 years old. Now I feel old. (lol) :-)
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 360
Registered: 11-2008
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 5:05 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Timmy Funk, that record was so popular that we heard it and about it before it enter the Billboard Charts. I was in my first quarter as a freshman in college and we partied to it weeks before Thanksgiving! LOL!
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1984
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So in essence, you're saying that at least in terms of that record, Denver, Colorado out funked NYC. How embarrassing!

Here's a question for the rest of you water-head mugs. How many of you had your minds blown when you first bought the "Motor Booty Affair" on CD and found out that they tacked on 50 additional seconds on "Aqua Boogie"? Personally, I wasn't ready for that sheeet!

(Message edited by timmyfunk on February 07, 2009)
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Pshark (pshark)
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Post Number: 1576
Registered: 1-2007
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 11:10 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who's from Denver?
That's 50 seconds more Funk, 50 secs more Bernie. What didn't you like about that Tim?
What I felt was unnecessary was the 12" vers of Flash Light.
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 363
Registered: 11-2008
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 11:33 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Timmy Funk, in those days there were a lot of us "newly transplants" there from back East and we would go home and bring back the latest in everything. Soooooo......LOL! Yes we partied to "Aqua Boogie (BABY)" way before Christmas 1978~ LOL!
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 364
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 11:38 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's a good example of how BIG "Aqua Boogie" became. It's a part of American "Pop Culture" now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =mWBwX4kdVZE
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 365
Registered: 11-2008
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 11:42 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Psark, I lived in Denver in the late 70's- early 80's. You?
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Pshark (pshark)
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Post Number: 1577
Registered: 1-2007
Posted From: 99.191.73.216
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 11:44 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Motor Booty Affair ad
http://www.imeem.com/groups/6K V8KhP9/video/aHH7B9O-/parliame nt_funkadelic_motor_booty_affa ir_music_video/
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1988
Registered: 5-2007
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 11:51 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check out my correction, PShark.
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Pshark (pshark)
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Post Number: 1578
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Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 11:54 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From the Bay Area in CA Marv. Scrolled up and found your first message where you mentioned Colorado. I heard that Garry Shider owns a restaurant over there.
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Pshark (pshark)
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Post Number: 1579
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Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 12:00 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh, that one word makes a big difference Tim. You had me wondering for a second.Thought Sir Nose might have slipped something into your Kool-aid or something



(Message edited by Pshark on February 08, 2009)
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1989
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I don't drink Kool-aid. I drink Hawaiian Punch lemonade. It is the BOMB!
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 372
Registered: 11-2008
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Do they even sell Kool-aid anymore? I miss it! LOL!!
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:45 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Boy, those were the days, T-Funk. 30 years?!!! I guess that makes it a classic.


gary

there's a magic rhythm, one with the rhythm...
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 390
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Hey Chi Drummer, oh it is most definitely a classic. Put it on in a club for the grown and sexy crowd and watch all those 40's and 50's year olds ...loose it! LOL!!!!!
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1995
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I know that lose it every time I hear it. Especially that 12" mix.

Damn Chi! Can you send me that pic through e-mail or Facebook, or myspace?
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Kevin Goins - KevGo (kevgo)
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Damn....Aqua Boogie turned 30!!!!

Now I really feel old....what's next? - Don't tell me..."(Not Just) Knee Deep" will be turning 30 as well.....

SIGH........

Kevin Goins - KevGo
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Marv (marv2)
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Hey Kev, yeap! This summer, Knee Deep will be 30!. It's not so bad. Just wait until "Atomic Dog" turns 30 and then I am going to hide! LOL!!!
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 1997
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You'll definitely hear from me come October.
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Marv (marv2)
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hehehehehehe.....LOL!!@!
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Pshark (pshark)
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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 7:28 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Tim, Friday falls on Aug. 14th this year.
Hey Chi, you're full of surprises. Are you going to put any pics up on Myfunk?
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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PShark, did you check out the Raphael Saadiq concert on PBS on Wednesday? The P-Funk Horns sat in and gave up some decent Funk.
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Pshark (pshark)
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No, maybe I can catch it on the rerun. Whats the name of the show?
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BigSexee (mzmusik)
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Man! I remember when that record came out. That was during my club-hoping days. I believe we were doing the Spank back then. That is one of my favorite of all their songs.
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Marv (marv2)
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BigSexee, that's right! The Spank or "Le Spank" hehehehehehehe. Don't forget the "Freak" or "the Freaky Deaky" LOL! Great memories....
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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PShark, the name escapes me for the moment. I did record it on DVD if you ever need it. In fact, shoot me an e-mail with your address.
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Pshark (pshark)
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Tim, I'm watching it right now. Its called "Live From The Artists Den"
Thanks for the offer. Maybe you could hook me up with something else.
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 2008
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We shall see...
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Pshark (pshark)
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Tim check out this Richard Boyce interview. And check out the short Funkadelic clip at 0:25.
That looks like the 1970 concert that was featured on the Creem zine. Some uncirculated vintage Funkadelic! Man if you know this cat you know what you gotta do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6nBxla9Rzdk
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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That was pretty sweet.
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Pshark (pshark)
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Mr Boyce responded to my comment. He says that was from 72 and it was The Bags. The guy who filmed it had problems with the audio. Now I gotta ask him if Glenn is in that clip
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Soulful Chris (soulful_chris)
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30??????

Wow is that ever hard to believe.....and somewhat depressing.

Geez. 30.
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Nah...it ain't depressing at all. Shows that great music stands the test of time.
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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check your email, Tim.
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Timmy Funk (timmyfunk)
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Post Number: 2096
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Here's one right back at 'cha Chi:

http://myfunk.ning.com/photo/p hoto/show?id=2467876%3APhoto%3 A53849

This was the infamous gig in which most of their costumes and props went to another venue, instead of going to Madison Square Garden. An intentional attempt to sabotage the Funk.

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