American Interstellar Diplomatic Funk Institute

 

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This is my 1st Album!! About half of the Tracks originated from the Bass (thanks to looping-technology), Piano, & Voice improvised/recorded simultaneously. I think of them more as “Soundscapes”  than as premeditated Songs/Compositions. Next I do Drums, & Later over-dub Keyboards, or additional instruments and/or try to get Additional Contributors and/or Artists to share their part. One-of-a-kind, like a Sunset; no two exactly alike. But I also wanted to try and create more structured compositions. I have three songs about Buddhism featuring some of my Amazing-Buddhist-Brothers. Three songs about Geo-Political phenomena, Energy, & Financing which I’m intending to aid in the struggle for the quality of Life on our Precious Planet. And then a couple in-between that are part “Soundscape” & part “Song.” Though I’m not ready to record, wasn’t able to feature as many other Artists as I had hoped (if my Drummer-Brother BJ’s Dad & Brother weren’t dying he would’ve done the Drums properly), and excruciated over trying to convey what is in my heart;  I learned a lot, have a deeper appreciation for the capabilities I do have, and feel fortunate to be able to present to the World everything I want to say in less than an hour-&-a-half. Hope you like it!! Thanks for stopping by!!


Album Notes (CDs on the way!)

1 Washing The Dodo – (9:49)
This is song is dedicated to those tirelessly struggling to survive economically.
Bass, Piano, Voice, Drums by: John Eddy


2 We’re Going Home – (9:23)
This song is dedicated to those fighting to get back home; and the many who never could.
Bass, Piano, Voices, Drums, & Bell by: John Eddy

LYRICS:
John Eddy: Bloom Lucid……..I…..O………..We……..Need to…….Bloom Lucid……..We……..Bloom Lucid……..
Swami Swamp-foot: You cannot escape… You cannot run…… Run Mother-Fucker Run!!…….
Run Mother-Fucker Run!!…….Swami……Run Mother-Fucker Run!!…….Swamp-foot……..you cannot escape…….You cannot run…….Run Mother-Fucker Run!!………..Swami……….Swamp-foot…….Run Mother-Fucker Run!!…………


3 Don’t Give-Up – (7:14)
This song is dedicated to the incredible beauty & power of the Human spirit and to those who have learned Nichiren Daishonins’ Buddhism (as taught by the Soka Gakkai International) and continue their Human Revolution: overcoming obstacles and showing Actual Proof).
Bass, Piano, Voice, Drums, & Djembe by: John Eddy

LYRICS:
MC: J Law
John Eddy: See it…..Don’t Give-Up……So we will……..See it ……. Don’t Give-Up…..So we will…..See it…..Don’t Give-Up……So we will……..See it ……. Don’t Give-Up…..So we will…..

J Law: As I share the tale of a man through this lyrical-Art, and don’t just listen with your ears try and hear with your heart. And let your mind become still so that you can listen closely to the message that’s embedded in these letters of prose. This man facing death looked while he could still see he saw the people had been poisoned their spirits were filthy. Possessed by Demons and driven by ill-greed their minds were consumed, no hope to feel free. So he vowed then to fight as long as he could still breathe. Told the Devil it’s the courage of Lions that fills me. I’m coming straight for you, you know where I will be and if you wanna take the World you’ll have to kill me. He walked straight into the valley of fire in hells-realm and the cowards in the Tower start ringing on Hell’s-bells, Demons start to gather like Tsunami-waves swell, he stood strong and not afraid cause he knew that he prayed well. He came ready for whatever the Devil may tell like-it man, he’ll take ten…..he’s ready to raise hell to the level of the Heavens from which the rain fell. He fought straight to the lair of the Devil himself, now he’s cut, bloodied, & scorched and doubtful of whether he can continue but he made it this far; he better. So he dropped to his knees & pressed his palms together until he summoned forth the strength to move along & fettered. One blow to the doors and they shattered apart, he saw the Devil standing cloaked in the shadows of dark. And with the fire at his back he was a black silhouette. And with the Hero stood numb when their two eyes met. No horns on his head, no fire in his hands. He stood five-foot ten. He looked an ordinary man, but just then at the end he saw the Devil was him…….and the battle he was fighting was the battle within……….

John Eddy: See it…..Don’t Give-Up……So we will……..See it ……. Don’t Give-Up…..So we will…..See it…..Don’t Give-Up……So we will……


4 Resolve My Friend – (8:17)
This song is dedicated to the misery & suffering perpetually endured by the socially & economically disadvantaged).
Bass, Voice, Percussion, Mandolin, & Drums by: John Eddy


5 Chant Daimoku (For The Children’s Future) – (4:14)
This song is dedicated to the Future Generations to come.
Bass, Piano, Voice, Drums, Synthesizer, & MC 3 by: John Eddy
MC 1: J Law
MC 2: Maz
Chorus: Kelly Frievalt
Trumpet: Devin Greeley
(Big Thanks to the “To Be Determined” guys for appearing & sharing!! I love you guys!)

LYRICS:
Chorus: You know you can do it, Chant Daimouku…….You know You can do it , focus…….

J Law: I’m sitting with my pad and my pen in my hand and I fight against my demons Though I sit I make a stand because I know we’re changing the heart of one man can spread a wave of peace through the people of this land I wanna change the world and I might with this ink so when I bring the pen down I don’t just write with this ink I inscribe my heart my whole life with this ink I have taken up my battle now I fight with this ink I choose to challenge every day cause this day will not return and the words I’m speaking now are the victories I’ve earned Passion flows through my veins in my heart a fire burns Never give-up hope the greatest lesson I have learned is that impossible and possible are not so far apart and the link between the two lies within my beating heart I found my path in the spirit of these lyrics and the arts I’ll take one step right now it only takes one to start.

Chorus: You know you can do it, Chant Daimouku…….You know You can do it , focus…….

Maz: Do what you want to but do it Daimouku I do what I do to Haiku & focus I open my eyes wide to the enshrined I hope you realize I want you to focus please know this and notice this note is that those kids whose hope is to grow big whose hope is to grow gifts Bloom like a Lotus vroom vroom like a Lotus the doors are wide open put the plan into motion no soaking or wasting away with the tick-tock Spin like the wind or the hand on the wrist-watch you cannot get caught-up doin nothing It’s time to dream big be the very best at something Be the best you and I’m’ona be the best me together through Kosen Rufu we’re the World-Peace-Team it’s what this world needs towards 2030……. 2-0-3-0 needs heroes like…….

Chorus: You know you can do it, Chant Daimouku…….You know You can do it , focus……You know you can do it……..

John Eddy: Yes I have rhythym, but I rarely tried to rhyme. With infinite potential the only limitation’s time. This fortune’s been amassed by years of hard work by so many Honorable-Ordinary-Strugglers. I have to stay genuine, we’re all trying to make-it, with deep appreciation for our precious heritage. I know I can do better so I Chant that I will; overcoming obstacles and my own limitations, can be the greatest joy and you can relish in the struggle but the most important power that need be known to all is that everybody already possesses…..the potential for Buddhahood within you……and all throughout space and time….. My only hope is that you can recognize that……and maybe next time……..I can try to make it rhyme………

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Nam Myoho Renge Kyo…………


6 Evolution – (12:07)
This song is dedicated to the timeless struggle of life and civilization to know peace, security, and happiness; and all those who work ceaselessly toward these goals.
Bass, Piano, Voice, Drums, Mandolin, Synthesizer, Samples, & Spoken Word (World-Peace-Petition) by: John Eddy
Dijereedoo: John Hogan
Piano Solo: Kacey Evans

Immense Gratitude and Thanks to the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library & Museum for permission to use excerpts of his inaugural speech!!

Special Thanks to all the Individual contributors from around the world representing their Beautiful distinct, individual cultures & languages!!

LYRICS:
JFK: “In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to (Space Walker: “That’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind) service surround the globe.

Now the trumpet summons us again–not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need–not as a call to battle,( Nuclear War: “I just think that in the Nuclear world, the true enemy can’t be destroyed, in the Nuclear world the true enemy is war itself.) though embattled we are– but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”–a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself. (Newsman: And this week at the…..World Leaders….. are gathering to meet to talk about the gravity of the situation…..of perpetual war and violence throughout the Middle East)

Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility–I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it–and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. “

Chorus: The Global Community needs to acknowledge the Social & Economic inequalities…….Just burning money & the Carbon-pollution poisoning everything…….Where is the comprehensive long-term sustainability……..My Niece & Nephew, all the Children need a future to look forward to……..Yes We Can……..Everybody…….

John Eddy: This perpetual war in the Middle East & North Africa is now poisoning our souls and entire Planet. Leaders & Citizens at every level of society need to demand an immediate end to Carbon-Pollution. Don’t be afraid…Big-oil will enjoy a guilt-free future of infinite security in the Plastics & other excellent non-carbon-emitting petroleum-products & markets. We will transition to Bio-fuels & Electric Transportation, cover the Middle East with Solar Panels & Windmills; powering the entire Eurasian-African super continent, and discontinue Nuclear Power except for Military & Outer-Space exploration. Once and For All……Once and for All…….And this is: Sustainable Planet, starting wherever you are, in your own backyard. If you want to sign the petition, go to: “moveon.org” and look for the petition: “ Sustainable Planet starting in your own backyard”.
Everybody……….

Olexsander Ponomarenko (Russian): Мировое сообщество должно признать, социальные и экономические неравенства финансированию и Carbon-загрязнения и долгосрочной устойчивости на Ближнем Востоке и в Северной Африке.
Mirovoye soobshchestvo dolzhno priznat’, sotsial’nyye i ekonomicheskiye neravenstva finansirovaniyu i Carbon- zagryazneniya i dolgosrochnoy ustoychivosti na Blizhnem Vostoke i v Severnoy Afrike .

Yukiko Eddy (Japanese): 国際社会は、中東·北アフリカでの資金調達と炭素汚染と長期的な持続可能性の社会的·経済的不平等を認める必要がある。
Kokusai shakai wa, Chūtō· kitaafurika de no shikin chōtatsu to tanso osen to chōkitekina jizoku kanōsei no shakaiteki, keizaiteki fubyōdō o mitomeru hitsuyō ga aru.

Tianna Majaziel Eddy (Spanish): La comunidad mundial debe reconocer las desigualdades sociales y económicas de la financiación y el carbono-Contaminación y sostenibilidad a largo plazo en el Oriente Medio y el Norte de África.

Kristianna Anderson (Norwegian): Verdenssamfunnet må erkjenne de sosiale og økonomiske ulikheter av Finansiering og Carbon-Pollution og langsiktig bærekraft i Midt-Østen og Nord-Afrika.

Kuldeep Singh (Hindi): वैश्विक समुदाय मध्य पूर्व और उत्तरी अफ्रीका में वित्त पोषण और कार्बन प्रदूषण और दीर्घकालिक स्थिरता के सामाजिक और आर्थिक असमानताओं को स्वीकार करने की जरूरत है.
Vaiśvika samudāya madhya pūrva aura uttarī aphrīkā mēṁ vitta pōṣaṇa aura kārbana pradūṣaṇa aura dīrghakālika sthiratā kē sāmājika aura ārthika asamānatā’ōṁ kō svīkāra karanē kī jarūrata hai.

Te-Se-Oob-Shub (Deborah Saluskin) ( Sahaptin/Native American ): Tiicham Tiinat waayawi-yaw mishtk’-uk- Tiinat anach’ axi kuu pch’ iwit kaaywa wamshi-tanwaytt anach’ axi kuu ichay-tuxin anach axi kuu wiyat’ ish naktk wanin-ay, -yay, -layk’ ay Tiicham Tiinat – pa, – paynk papachu anatt.

Chorus: The Global Community needs to acknowledge the Social & Economic inequalities…….Just burning money & the Carbon-pollution poisoning everything…….Where is the comprehensive long-term sustainability……..My Niece & Nephew, all the Children need a future to look forward to……..Yes We Can……..Everybody…….

Sau Larson ( Vietnamese ): Cộng đồng quốc tế cần phải thừa nhận sự bất bình đẳng kinh tế và xã hội của tài chính và Carbon-ô nhiễm và bền vững lâu dài ở Trung Đông và Bắc Phi.

Richie Meyer (French): La communauté internationale doit reconnaître les inégalités sociales et économiques de financement et de carbone-pollution et la durabilité à long terme au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord.

Son Ok Williams (Korean): 국제 사회는 중동 및 북아프리카의 금융 및 탄소 오염 및 장기 지속 가능성의 사회적, 경제적 불평등을 인정해야합니다.
gugje sahoe neun jungdong mich bug-apeulikaui geum-yung mich tanso oyeom mich jang-gi jisog ganeungseong-ui sahoejeog, gyeongjejeog bulpyeongdeung-eul injeong haeyahabnida.

Sister Senaida (Italian): La Comunità internazionale deve riconoscere le disuguaglianze sociali ed economie di finanziamento e di carbonio inquinamento e la sostenibilità a lungo termine in Medio-Oriente e Nord Africa.

Chorus: The Global Community needs to acknowledge the Social & Economic inequalities…….Just burning money & the Carbon-pollution poisoning everything…….Where is the comprehensive long-term sustainability……..My Niece & Nephew, all the Children need a future to look forward to……..Yes We Can……..Everybody…….


7 Afro Cuban 10 – (5:28)
This song is dedicated to Latin Music, Latin Jazz & their incredible contributions to Global Culture.
Bass, Piano, Voice, & Drums by: John Eddy


8 Fukushima – (4:18)
This song is dedicated to the Tohoku region in Japan. All those who lost there lives, loved-ones, livelihoods (from the 3/11/2011 Earthquake & Tsunami), and those who continue to suffer from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Melt-down which is 8 miles from my Mom’s hometown.
Bass, Keyboards, Synthesizers, & Drums: John Eddy


9 Evolution Astro-Cuban Bloom – (5:59)
This song is also dedicated to the timeless struggle of life and civilization to know peace, security, and happiness; and all those who work ceaselessly toward these goals.
Bass, Voice, Drums, Synthesizer, & Spoken Word by: John Eddy

Immense Thanks to all the Individual contributors from around the world representing their Beautiful distinct, individual cultures & languages!! Thank You So Much!! It keeps getting better when we make it better!! Never Give Up!!

LYRICS:
I-Hsun Eddy (Mandarin): 全球社會需要承認在金融財政和碳污染上社會與經濟的不平等以及在中東和南非的長期持續性
Quánqiú shèhuì xūyào chéngrèn zài jīnróng cáizhèng hé tàn wūrǎn shàng shèhuì yǔ jīngjì de bù píngděng yǐjí zài zhōngdōng hé nánfēi de cháng qī chíxù xìng

Floyd Sekeramayi (Shona): Ndine chikumbiriso chikuru. Chikumbiriso changu ndechekuti, dai vanhu vose pasi pano vakwanisa kucherechedza mutsauko mukuru uripo pamagariro edu zvinoenderana nekodzu yedu uye pahupfumi nekuwana kwedu. Kune avo varikuwondonga mweya watinofema nehutsi hunobva mumafuta anopiswa kuti afambise mumotokari nemishina yavo. Ko kurongera zuva ramangwana nerinotevera, kuripi? Vana vedu, vazukuru vedu, nevana pasi rino rose vanodawo kutarisira zuva ramangwana rakanaka, rinopa hutano nehupenyu hwakanaka. Towuraya tarisiro yavo here? Tikabatana tinobudirira chete!! Ndatenda

Esa (Arabic):
يحتاج المجتمع الدولي إلى الاعتراف عدم المساواة الاجتماعية والاقتصادية للتمويل الكربون والتلوث وطويلة الأجل
المدى الطويل في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

Rabbi Kadden (Hebrew): הקהילה הגלובלית צריכה להכיר את חוסר השוויון החברתי והכלכלי של מימון ופחמן זיהום וקיימות לטווח ארוך במזרח התיכון ובצפון אפריקה.

Kelly Frievalt (German): Die Weltgemeinschaft braucht, um die sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Ungleichheiten der Finanzierung und der Kohlenstoffbelastung und langfristige Nachhaltigkeit im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika Zu bestätigen.

Rosita Burlison (Tagalog ): Kailangan ng Global Komunidad upang kilalanin ang mga panlipunan at pang-ekonomiyang inequalities ng pagtustos at carbon polusyon at pangmatagalang pagpapanatili sa Gitnang-Silangan at Hilagang Africa.

Olexsandr Ponomarenko (Ukrainian): Світова спільнота має справедливо визнати соціально-економічну нерівніть розподілу багатств, а також забруднення навколишнього середовища, вжити дієвих заходів для забезпечення довгострокової стабільності на Близькому Сході та у Північній Африці.
Svitova spil’nota maye spravedluvo vuznatu sotsial’no-ekonomichnu nerivnist’ rozpodilu bagatstv, a takozh zabrudnennya navkolushn’ogo seredovuscha, vzhutu dievuh zahodiv dlya zabezpechennya dovhostrokovoi stabil’nosti na Bluz’komu Shodi ta u Pivnichniy Afrutsi.

Marli Emry (Portugese): A comunidade global deve reconhecer as desigualdades sociais e econômicas de Financiamento e Carbon-Poluição e sustentabilidade a longo prazo no Médio Oriente e Norte de África.

John Eddy: Everyone has to participate….Think Globally & Act Locally…..We can create more long-term, middle-class sustainable-societies starting in our own backyards by implementing Renewable-Energies and Community-Financing, than any other single or combination of efforts.


10 Learning – (5:48)
This song is dedicated to all those who ceaselessly endeavor to educate and all those who love learning.
Bass, Voice, Piano, Mandolin, & Drums: John Eddy

LYRICS:
Knowing your mind…….Now I see it…….Loving all Life………Always Learning……….


11 BJ Natural – (9:59)
This song is dedicated to all those that lost their lives during the making of this album and the Auspicious transition of their Souls.
Bass, Synthesizers, & Drums: John Eddy


12 Bloom Lucid – (12:40)
This is dedicated to the Soka Gakkai International President Daisaku Ikeda who has exemplified with his entire life how to Practice Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism correctly and all of our Precious Distinct, United, Individual SGI Members around the World. This is about my Human Revolution as a Bass Player and Human Being. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.
Bass, Piano, Voice, Synthesizers, & Drums: John Eddy
MC: Maz

LYRICS:
John Eddy: Integrate yourself throughout……And Giving back…..Something good……..We…….need to…..and giving……..back………something good………integrate yourself throughout…….and giving back……something good……..Bloom Lucid…….
Chorus: From the Swamp continuing to Bloom………Furthering our Human Revolution……..
From the Swamp continuing to Bloom………Furthering our Human Revolution……..

Maz: Try to rise from the bottom to the top but we keep getting caught up in the middle of the muck meaning we getting stuck up in the middle of the bunch with the ones who messing up be the one, who’s had enough the one, who won’t give up becoming one who won’t be stuck with the rest of them knowing nothing but how to give it up now if you giving up you allowed you to give it up with the rest of them yet you’re blessed within profound so don’t give up with the rest of them blessed if you found you can get up to the top of the this here swamp could of drowned if you drank it up all the negativity lurking around a roll you up A tsunami of fear stay clear now that you know whats what around a crowd to change it up from the ground you raising up amongst the hellish conditions starring you down you must look up your mirror it’s clearer now that you polished up but it starts with just changing yourself to be abrupt sorry to interrupt interpret what you want knowledge is power a treasure tower a raise you up you’re able to rise above you’re able, so rise on up don’t just settle with living in hell it’s not enough like jail it’ll lock you up putting rocks, in the socks of robots and box them up those 80’s babies born crazy they smacking up though dollars be stacking up their time it gets frozen. Huh? the reality not a bluff life’s short, don’t be born a stub love life, be born of hugs kisses and show the love the difference, you know the love, we’re able to grow to love, Bloom lucid bee the buzz, good movements, a beat the fuzz be happy and be because we’re human for revolution, improvements that we become this movement I’m speaking of A bloom lucidness in every human it’s a humanistic love when humans get to love one another we all become a bit closer to being peaceful pieces throughout the world Puzzled people we are the world the children, and the future World wide, the boys and girls a societies propriety revolutionize the world…..

John Eddy: Human Revolution is a never ending process of continual self-improvement. It describes a Buddhist way of life that eternally seeks growth and personal development. It is about how much we are growing and improving right now, rather than what we have achieved in the past.

Chorus: From the Swamp continuing to Bloom………Furthering our Human Revolution……..
From the Swamp continuing to Bloom………Furthering our Human Revolution……..
From the Swamp continuing to Bloom………Furthering our Human Revolution……..
From the Swamp continuing to Bloom………Furthering our Human Revolution……..

Bloom Lucid……We will……Bloom…….Bloom……
Bloom……..Bloom…….Bloom…….Bloom…….Bloom…..Human Revolution……Ohhhh…….Ohhhh…….Ohhhhh…….Bloom……Bloom……..

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.


Thank You’s

Special Thanks to Matthew for help with recording!! Recorded at our home in Tacoma, WA. Mastered by Igor Sonin of Hotline Mastering Inc. in New York, NY.

Special Thanks to Bryan Bell!! Special Thanks to Warwick Bass, D’Addario strings, Monster & Mogami Cables, Hartke amps, Peavey Speakers, electro-harmonix & Digitech pedals, Steinway & Sons Piano, Alesis, Ludwig, REMO, Paiste, Sonor, Bluebird & Shure mics, Apple, M-AUDIO, and Sony & Mitsubishi stereos!!

Special Thanks to Brenda Adamson at “Damson Creative” for all the Web, Graphic, & Album Design!!

Immense Gratitude to All my Family, SGI members, and all Individuals & Entities working for these Humanitarian Transformational Goals!! Without You this would not have been possible. Thank You!! I Love You!!

Deep appreciation for this struggle, those who came before us, and the Protective Forces who fight for Peace, Security, and Our Quality of Life now.


About the NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope Image

Immense thanks to NASA & ESA for usage of the breathtaking Galactic image @ lower-center of the above collage!! It can be found here: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1109a/

Used under Creative Commons license.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a close-up view of an outer part of the Orion Nebula’s little brother, Messier 43. This nebula, which is sometimes referred to as De Mairan’s Nebula after its discoverer, is separated from the famous Orion Nebula (Messier 42) by only a dark lane of dust. Both nebulae are part of the massive stellar nursery called the Orion molecular cloud complex, which includes several other nebulae, such as the Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33) and the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024).

The Orion molecular cloud complex is about 1400 light-years away, making it one of the closest massive star formation regions to Earth. Hubble has therefore studied this extraordinary region extensively over the past two decades, monitoring how stellar winds sculpt the clouds of gas, studying young stars and their surroundings and discovering many elusive objects, such as brown dwarf stars.

This view shows several of the brilliant hot young stars in this less-studied region and it also reveals many of the curious features around even younger stars that are still cocooned by dust.

This picture was created from images taken using the Wide Field Channel of Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. Images through yellow (F555W, coloured blue) and near-infrared (F814W, coloured red) filters were combined. The exposure times were 1000 s per filter and the field of view is about 3.3 arcminutes across.

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