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Tori Amos's New Album "The Beekeeper" [18 Jan 2005|10:05pm]

NEW ALBUM! [29 Oct 2004|12:26pm]

Tori Amos Readies New Album The Beekeeper

Acclaimed Artist to Publish First Book Entitled Tori Amos: Piece by Piece

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been over two years since musical force Tori Amos has brought new music to her ever-growing foundation of dedicated fans. On February 22nd Tori Amos will unveil two exciting projects- a new CD entitled The Beekeeper and her first book Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, co-written with journalist Ann Powers.

Currently, Tori is putting the finishing touches on The Beekeeper, which she's recording and self-producing in her UK studio Martian Engineering. On songs like "Sweet the Sting," "Sleeps with Butterflies," and "Ribbons Undone," Tori incorporates vintage organs, Afro-Cuban drums and Gospel choirs, working once again with longtime partners, drummer Matt Chamberlain and bassist Jon Evans.

Tori Amos explains, "The Beekeeper is musically inspired by the fact that the piano has realized that she has an organ. With my right hand on her organ and my left hand on her piano keys, I have been changed by the relationship between these two beautiful creatures, the Bosendorfer piano and the B3 Hammond organ."

In the book Tori Amos: Piece by Piece co-penned with writer Ann Powers, the usually private Tori gives a rare inside look into many intimacies of her life as both a private individual and a very public performing musician. The book, published by Broadway Books (a division of Random House), will be released on February 8th. On Thursday, February 24, Tori and Ann will make a special appearance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Tori Amos, whose career skyrocketed with the release of the 1992 multi- platinum breakthrough Little Earthquakes, has led the charge in rejuvenating the era of the female singer songwriter. With worldwide record sales topping 12 million and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori continues to be one of the most intriguing and respected artists of our time.

Source: Sony Music Entertainment
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ATTN: TORIPHILES! [20 Aug 2004|02:17pm]

On January 18, 2005, a new biography/autobiography titled TORI AMOS: PIECE BY PIECE is to release, written by Tori Amos and Ann Powers. "In Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, the singer herself takes readers beyond the mere facts, explaining the specifics of her creative process—how her songs go from ideas and melodies to recordings and passionately performed concert pieces. Written with acclaimed music journalist Ann Powers, Tori Amos: Piece by Piece is a firsthand account of the most intricate and intimate details of Amos's life as both a private individual and a very public performing musician. In passionate and informative prose, Amos explains how her songs come to her and how she records and then performs them for audiences everywhere, all the while connecting with listeners all over the world and maintaining her own family life (which includes raising a young daughter). But it is also about how Amos uses her music as a medium to express her unique and fascinating personal history; in short, we see the pieces that make up—as Amos puts it—'the woman we call Tori'. With photos taken especially for this book by the acclaimed photographer Loren Haynes, Tori Amos: Piece by Piece is a rare treat for both fans and non-fans alike, an inside look at what it's really like being one of the figureheads of contemporary female music." (randomhouse.com). You can PRE-ORDER this book now at Amazon.com.
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~here in my head~ [27 Oct 2003|11:13am]

[ mood | mischievous ]

greetings fellow Toriphiles!!!
just wanted to drop a line and post the link to my tori art and pics from when she was here in dallas, enjoy!


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[22 Oct 2003|02:50pm]
[ mood | content ]

My name's Lindsay, and I'm 20, and from Chicago. I thought this community looked cool, so here I am.

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who'd play tori in a movie? [10 Jul 2003|04:18pm]

I am posting this in the community I moderate too but I know a lot of EWF people who sadly don't like that artist. Anyway, I figured I'd do it in here too.

If they made a movie about Tori, who would you pick to play her?

I would totally pick Naomi Watts. Even though she was blonde in THE RING she reminded me of a younger Tori several times throughout.
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[02 Jun 2003|05:09pm]

Come to "little blue world" chat if you have AIM! If not, get it at http://www.aol.com/aim Talk about Tori, music, or whatever. click for little blue world

[[cross-posted to several Tori communities]]
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buy my stuff!! [22 Apr 2003|09:40pm]

tori amos videos!!

there are 2 plugged tapes from 1998. The others are Unplugged on MTV and Sessions that aired on PBS.

Buy my stuff!! A MUST HAVE!!
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Last night in SF! [22 Dec 2002|01:23pm]

I saw Tori last night in San Francsico. It was such a great show. The t-shirts were more expensive than the tickets though...I'll never understand that about concerts. She played "Take to the Sky" one of my favorites. :)
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Cleveland Show [25 Nov 2002|12:44pm]

Anyone going to Cleve show tomorrow? If so, wanna get together between the M & G and show?
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need help ASAP from Tori fans! [31 Oct 2002|03:48pm]

[ mood | stressed ]

Hi. So....tonight there is this karoke contest for a decent amount of cash prizes. I'm quite poor. One of the categories is SINGER LOOKALIKE/SOUNDALKE. I am a singer pianist. I've been doing shows for 13 years. However, in the past 5 years or so I get constant comparisons sound wise to Tori. So I have decided to utilize this for tonight's contest. I'm posting this in here because I'm hoping that genuine EWF can find me a picture very soon and either post it here or email it to me


because I'm going to have to go wig shopping since what I actually look like at this point is more Bettie Page than Tori. I've been dyeing my red hair blue black the past couple years to quell some of the "God you copy Tori, bitch" hatred that I've encountered online. So find me a good Tori hair pic please please please with sugar on top that I can print out and take to the wig store with me!


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I'm the new girl... [08 Oct 2002|09:37pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Hey everyone...Like all of you, I am an avid Tori fan...I'm new to this journal but I am a long time fan. Tori is coming to my area Nov 12th, and I got tickets, so I'm excited about that:) It'll be my 6th time seeing her in concert. It's always cool to talk to other tori fans out there...

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[21 Jun 2002|09:06am]

i am in summer school right now, on one side of the computer lab. on the other side there is a group of people gathered around two computers. they're looking at women's profiles at some website, and then they're rating them. rating them with numbers.

if they are showing cleavage, they automatically get a 4. if they look drunk they automatically get a 3. if they are showing their ass, they automatically get a 3 also. and so on...

THIS IS SICK!!! i want to go over there and yell at them, but we aren't supposed to be talking at all and the teacher is going to hear if i yell. i can't believe this is happening. i can't believe a guy, and also some girls would take part in something like this. i'm completely disgusted!!
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[17 Jun 2002|01:42pm]


I'm Strange Little Girl

"One day you'll see a strange little girl feeling blue..."

Which Strange Little Girl would you be?

This quiz made while Angel was procrastinating her ass off.
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is this tori's real autograph? [30 May 2002|06:51am]

[ mood | curious ]


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new [27 May 2002|12:35am]

[ mood | bored ]

i just joined today. i don't really have much to say, but i'm bored and it's getting late. i'm trying to waste time. my boyfriend is talking to me and asking me questions about when i was molested as a kid. it's not easy to talk about. has anyone else ever dealt with anything like this?? it's starting to piss me off. he doesn't understand a lot of things like this that i have been through. so then he asks a million questions about it so he can understand. i know i shouldn't be angry about this, because i would do it too, but it's hard for me to deal with. i'm going to stop my bitching now. bye.

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mrowr raisin kitty mrowr [12 May 2002|10:01pm]

raisin kitty

raisin kitty

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i hurt myself today. . . [26 Apr 2002|11:10am]

[ mood | artistic ]

I am sitting here at my computer thinking about life and the experiances that come along with it.I have learned so many things and i do not want to give anything up for anyone because if i did that would make me as bad as those people who go out of their way to hurt you.I know i have been knocked down but i wont cry it out loud.not even for you.I am looking at my picture of shirley manson of Garbage and i am thinking of how much i can relate to her.I mean she is the most amazing woman in the whole world.She suffered from self injury disorder when she was younger.I feel sometimes that she is the only person who understands my disorder because as a child she suffered from this condition.I know this seems really petty and mundane but i just thought that i would take the time to thank her for everything that she has done for me.I love you Garbage.With that being said i just want to help others with these problems cause i know it is really hard to deal with and i know the best thing that you can do is talk about it and get it out of you.I think that if you do not talk about it , in time it will eat you alive and you be just a walking corpse and thats not something that is ideal for someone , not you aggree ?Now i am here thinking about life in general and how it changes with every hour and how i wish i could break your heart and give you mine.I must admit because i am happy that does not mean i still don't think about my past lovers and think about how they hurt me and how i hurt myself in the process.I know i am crazy but i cannot change these feelings and to be honest if i did not have those feelings of sadness and depression i would not be what i am today , do you understand what i am saying ?

With every word i say i think , is this real ? am i real or am i ghost lie ? I know i am really strange and i am sure that with everything i say most of you are thinking , what the fucking is he talking about ? but you have to realize if you are asking these questions then there is no point of me anwsering those questions because , well you must be pretty stupid.I know that is really mean but it is the truth.I cannot change that and in all reality and what have you i will not change it.I am just gald that i have my friends in perth too keep me happy , but even more so i have to thank Luci for being there for me , to keep me happy and to try to help me when i really needed help.I love you luci.I know i have mad it really hard on you these past couple of weeks but i am trying really hard to do right by you and i know thats all i can do.I love you.I just found my old disk and i am going to start looking at old songs i have writting and trying to make something good out of them.I also cannot wait till i get everything in order because then i will start working even more so on my music career.It is really werid cause my mother supports me in my music career, she has never supported me in anything in my whole life.I mean she still does not support me in going back to Australia , but i know i need to do this if i am to advance in my musical career.

I just looked outside and there are snow flurries and i am like , what the fuck ?! and i am saying that because yesterday it was hot as fuck and now its fucking cold.I am feeling cold,maybe that is because i am in my boxers and i am not wearing a shirt and well the window is open.I really wish i had closed the window last night.I know i am stupid for not shutting the window but shit dude i diddnt think it swould start snowing.I feel cold so now i am going to close the window.Now the window is closed and now i am going to eat some of my vegan salad with some soy milk.I know i am werid but thats the kind of food i like.Now i am working not quiting smoking and cutting all together.I am going to throw my razor blades,needles,and cigarettes away although i do not want to.I think i really need to do this because if i do not i will just get worse and start cutting again.maybe even using heroine again.Thats something i did not want to do, its something that i do not want to do cause if i do i am afraid i will become that monster again and i do not want luci to have to go threw that again.

I am thinking of buying a website , i might get a homestead profession website when i get the money.I really hope luci will turn my journal into a paid livejournal soon cause that would be mega cool and i would really like that cause i would be able to do alot of things that i cannot do with a free account.I got a account for my friend juju , her user name is alarm_call , i am going to tell her about her journal soon , you see it was a suprise.I know that she really wanted a livejournal and i just thought that it would be really cool if i got her a livejournal.i know i am really werid like that but i like to do nice things for my friends and i really want them all happy cause i do not want them to because the monster that i once was.I feel like it is my job to help everyone get threw their pain by showing them my pain , kinda like kissing the one you love.and in that cause that would be lucy for me.I love you luci.and you mean everything to me.I think i will make her some user icons and what have you.I do not know when i will see her again but i really hope that it is really soon cause i miss her.I miss my luci even more and i miss everyone in perth.Where is my kieron ???? *cries* I know i am really werid and what have you.I say what have you you and shit like that a lot i really need to find some new words like pickle weasel or cum bubble or something along those line.I know i need something new.see you kids later.

-northern ladd-

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take to the sky . . . [25 Apr 2002|11:13am]

[ mood | artistic ]

I just thought that i would update my journal and see what everyone else was doing.I am now working really hard on my music and thinking about my life and what i plan to do with it.I think that my best bet is to start writing and performing my music here locally and then work my way up to some small recording label.I think that is the best thing for me to do.I know that i can do this and i will not be stopped in this because i will do what is right and this seems like the right thing to do.I have also been thinkning that i will take a six month vacation to perth and record my album there.I will stay with ben and see how everything goes there.I think everything will work out in the long run.I also think that letting kieron know that i plan on recording my album in perth will make him happy and we will get to hang out a lot more while i am recording my album there.

I just have to remember that i don't need a space ship and they don't know you've already lived on the other side of the galaxy.I know i have to do these things and i have to get to perth i said i have to get to perth.I know i am really werid but i need to do these things and i know i will have even more happiness than i have ever had.I know that i am making some really good choices now and i just have to be strong and i will survive.i had a January world i never let on how insane it was in that tiny kinda scary house by the woods,by the woods,by the woods.Now that i have a plan , i have to make it go in motion and now more than ever i have to stay on this track.I just took a online test that told me if i was a tori amos song i would be past the mission and i really like that cause that is one of my favorite tori amos songs and i can really relate to that one cause i feel like i am trying to pass the mission.I also took a test that told me if i was a tori amos album i would be boys for pele , which i can really relate to because she talks about loss and what have you at the end of the album and i have alot of losses and i am going to talk about them on my album , which is going to be called boys in the trees.

I really wish i was in perth now cause i have alot of friends there and i feel like i am wasting time here with friends who really dont give a shit about me but thats okay because in time i will be in perth with my friends there and thats all that matter , right ? i know it does and now i am listening to purple people , which is a tori amos song i love very much and in a interview on kfog she told everyone what the song was about and this is what she had to say about the song."So I was uh, we were in Cornwall and we were hangin out, a bunch of us. And um, the great thing is that we always had a saying 'it's 6 o'clock in the world somewhere and that means you can have a drink. You know, when you think its too early to drink, we don't drink that much. That depends on who we are comparing ourselves to. But we have a European way we look at thinks, its not like we never kind of go to work...i can't play the piano if i'm doing anything cause i can't find it for one thing...and then once i'm sitting on the stool i still can't find it..so um. There was a time when we would decide it was 6 o'clock and it was like 9:30 in the morning. And um, one time we were having this moment and my friend Tam was telling me a story about a girl named Besty Brown who used to torture her and come up to her.that's the thing she used to come up to me and go 'Hi I'm Betsy Brown, do you do judo? i do judo!'. And I went into the studio and things kinda happened."

Now i am just sitting here in front of my computer thinking of songs i could cover. I want simple songs like tori amos song like graveyard and the pool. Songs that have had a song impact on my life but are easy to perform and very emotional.I also think i will perform songs like me and a gun and maybe butterfly.I am also looking at old poems and deconstructing them into more clear and constructive songs that can be understood more easily.I know i may be over thinking this but music is my life and i need to do this without anything lacking , wither it be emotion or inhabitions.I just need to do my thing and do it will class but not be a prude about it.I just have to put myself out there with nothing to protect me but the a post it saying this is me and if you do not like me then fuck off.I know that sounds bitchy but thats how it has to be.I will not compromise and i will not sell out to some corprate scum bag fagget.I am who i am and i will not change myself for anyone.

I now am sitting here in my my nice pants and a t-shirt that says daddy's junkie powder working on my songs and i just recorded a demo of tori amo's song spark.I just thought that i would include the lyrics for those who do not know the lyrics.she's addicted to nicotine patches she's addicted to nicotine patches she's afraid of the light in the dark 6:58 are you sure where my spark is here here here.she's convinced she could hold back a glacier but she couldn't keep Baby alive doubting if there's a woman in there somewhere here here here.you say you don't want it again and again but you don't really mean it you say you don't want it this circus we're in but you don't you don't really mean it you don't really mean it if the Divine master plan is perfection maybe next i'll give Judas a try trusting my soul to the ice cream assassin here here here. you say you don't want it again and again but you don't really mean it you say you don't want it this circus we're in but you don't you don't really mean it you don't really mean it how many fates turn around in the overtime ballerinas that have fins that you'll never find you thought that you were the bomb yeah well so did i say you don't want it say you don't want it how many fates turn around in the overtime ballerinas that have fins that you'll never find .here here here.

well i guess i better update my other journals and talk to my luci while i have the chance.oh yeah i love you guys in perth.i miss you kieron*cries* well i will see you kids later.

-northern ladd-

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oh these little earthquakes . . . [24 Apr 2002|12:36pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

Right now i am just sitting in at my computer listening to Tori Amos songs and dancing in my boxers while laughing at myself in the mirror and what have you.I know i am really werid at times but you have to admit i am pretty cool when i am lucid and free flowing.I really like myself this way.I feel like i could just take to the sky and play with a man with a gold gun and then ask the rabbit where he put the key.I am sure that everyone here is asking themselves what is he on ? and the only anwser is with another question in return.Rabbit where'd you put the keys girls ? I thought that would anwser your question but maybe not.If it doe not anwser your question then you are asking the wrong questions and you may be like the man with golden gun , you think you know so much.I think i am going to dress myself in roses and ivy and dance around fire and ask myself if God would let her know if he decided to make the sky fall , would he ?Then again would he even let us fall into the sky ? and now i realize that i was never a cornflake girl cause i rather would have hanged out with the rasin girls cause it made more sence.I mean those girls with their cornflake girls are just strange and i like the other girls cause their Christians in recovery.I know i am strange but you cannot deny my power.I know i am queer but i am the queerest of the queer and you think i am a queer and i think your a queer and your nota powerful as me cause all the sweet teases are gone to the other side With my encyclopedia They musta paid her a nice price . . .

I know that i am someone special and even if i do not feel like it all the time i have a lot to offer this world and this world cannot deny myself power because without me what would the world be ? nothing.I joined some really cool communities and i really like them and i am starting to like myself even more because i can talk freely about the issues that i feel are of great importiance and not feel inhibited about them.I am now listening to Tori Amo's song happy phantom ( Nun's chasers mix ) which reminds me there is a Catholic church nearby. I think i am going to go chasing the nun's naked in the front yard because i know Confuxis does his crossword with a pen and then i ask myself will i pay for who i have been ? Now more than ever i feel like sleeping beauty wants to trip me with a frown but i realize that i need to have my sufferings so i can have my cross.I have been doing some thinking and i think i am going to restart my music career and work on it harder than ever.I am going to be someone.

I just think i have alot to offer this world and i should never give up because i can change for the better and now more than ever i have changed and i will not allow myself to become the ugly monster i once was.Now i am listening to Tori Amo's song slient all these years ( really deep mix )which is about being quiet about sexual abuse and what have you.I feel strongly on this issue and i will no longer be quiet about this , i have been slient all these years but no longer.So you found a girl who has really deep thoughts ? whats so amazing about really deep thoughts ? and i was really happy cause i heard from my friend ricki and i missed me so much.I think i will save up and visit him and and in the process i will see luci.I know this is something that will make luci and ricki both really happy.I know that i have alot to offer all of my friends and my mother is buying me a mixing machine for the computer and i am going to upgrade the computer.After i do that my mother said i could have the computer and it would be mine.well anyways i just thought that i would let everyone know i am becomming a musican.Maybe i will not be famous or anything but i will do the thing that makes me happy and thats the only thing that matters and i know that it makes my friends like ricki,kieron,corgan,tom,and my luci happy to know that i finally finding peace.

I ask myself why men feel the need to crucify themselves and why do we gotta be in these chains and why do Dogs beg for love ? and my cat named easter told me if i kill them bird i will be an empty cage. Sometimes i wonder about rascal and his infinate wisdom.I know i am really strange but i am in a eurphoria of happiness and i remember what luci said , happiness is all the rage and i am all about rage and shit like that.I am looking for a savior in these dirty sheets ? but i cannot find him , maybe he is talking to the space dog or something like that.why do , why do ,why we crucify ourselves ? Now i am looking at some tori amos pics and shit like that and i just cannot wait till luci gets my tori amos cd here cause i really need to have it , i need my daily dose of tori , yes i need my tori !I am going to start looking threw my stream of consciousness poetry and stories and deconstruct them and find some good covers and start working on those and then one day soon i will start recording my album.My friend juju and some others are going to be in my band Nothing i do is good enough for you , please give me a sign !

I just watched this flim called tokoyo cowboy and Basically, this Japanese guy, No, gets fired from his job as a burger flipper in Tokyo for letting one burger fall on the ground when he is practicing pretending to draw a gun. He has grown up, loving the old westerns, dreaming of being a cowboy. He is so lovingly obsessed with it, and he watches a western subtitled in Japanese, yet he knows every line in English by heart..it is sickingly sweet at how much he wants to be part of this cowboy culture. Anyways, turns out he has a Canadian pen-pal from when he was a little kid, a "cow-girl", as the only picture he has of her is her riding a horse with a ten-gallon hat. Therefore he thinks Canada is the place to go to become a Cowboy, and he sets off from his Japanese origins to travel to Canada, to meet his old pen-pal, Kate Beatty. Well, turns out Kate is now a cynical artist that is a lesbian. Her girlfriend, Shelly, is actually more suitable to No's image of the cowgirl that he envisions in the old westerns that he watches.

He so badly wants to be a cowboy yet he is so naive, in his limited English..it is just so sweet..it made me smile so widely for most of the film and it really tugged at my heart strings. At the same time you have Kate who is afraid of her sexuality. Afraid of the bigoted and homophobic people in the small town she lives in. Afraid of who she is. Afraid of the "dyke" label. Her girlfriend Shelly is very supportive, and teaches No how to ride horses. No gets a crush on Shelly, and then there is Bill the postman who acts as No's teacher in helping him become a cowboy. Then you have Kate's mom, constantly trying to set her up with No, unable to understand her daughter, shattered at first when she finds out that Kate is a lesbian.

I think this is a really fascinating and powerful film. No constantly wants to be out in the open and ride horses while "getting the cow-girl". Old black and white scenarios constantly play out in his mind of placing his current comrades in roles of western dialogue he has memorized and repeated; "I was born in Texas." He faces bigotry, and strange scenarios which he did not account for in his naive Japanese knowledge of the West, but he pulls through. And that is why I think this film is really about people and self discovery and that is why I love it. You also have Kate coming to terms with her sexuality and realizing that she is a lesbian and to be happy with that and not be afraid of others' knowing that, and also recognizing her once "cowgirl" past before she became an artist, with Shelly supporting her.

Also, Kate's mom struggles to come to terms with this. And so the movie is really about acceptance and understanding in the human condition I think. The film also has plenty of subtle humor, especially playing off the theme of culture clash, especially with Shelly's interest in Japan, and No's interest in the West and Cowboys. It really makes you think and recognize who you are? What is race? What is culture? What is society anyways? I really loved it, go out and see it if you can get ahold of it, it is just a wonderful film.

I now am sitting here in my room , naked and think about what is it like for girls when they get their raspberry swirled , can anyone tell me what it is like ? hmmmmmm , i can make a girl get swirled but i wonder what it is like for them , i think maybe in my next life i will be a chick cause i would like to understand them better.I know i am werid but i just think it would be interesting but i love my cock too much and tori likes cock too cause in her song profession widow she says , i just want love peace and a hard cock ! which is really cool in my book.I am feeling now so wild right now but i am sure that will change soon as i get those tori amos cd's from luci and everything will just go ka-boom and them i will explode like a ballon in the sky and i will be cruel cause no cigarettes only peeled havanas for you! i know i am werid but you will just have to deal with it .Well i guess i better go update my other communities.see you kids later.

-northern lad-

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