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I left Baltimore for Pennsylvania and have been stopping at the oddest antique flea markets and have found surprising really great records for dirt cheap. Pittsburgh was also a great place to dig around in, and I we'll be spending a lot of time there.

J.F. Murphy & Free Flowing Salt - Almost Home (MGM)
John David Souther - S/T (Asylum)
Taos - Taos (Mercury)
Strawbs - From The Witchwood (A&M)
Jennifer - ….I Can Remember Everything (London)
Timber - Part Of What You Hear (Knapp)
Mac Gayden - Skyboat (ABC) Perfect mint copy!
Tobias Wood Henderson - Blue Stone (Pulsar) Rare Swamp Funk Rock!!
Inner Dialogue - S/T (Ranwood)
The Left Banke - Walk Away Rene/Pretty Ballerina (Smash)
Tim Hardin - Painted Head (Columbia)
Wally Badarou - Echos (Island)
Sailcat - Motorcycle Mama (Elektra)
Country Coalition - S/T (Bluesway)
Enoch Light - Spaced Out (Project 3)
John Kasandra - Color Me Human (Respect/Stax)
Kirby - Composition (Breeder Backtrack)
Willie Mitchell - Solid Soul (Hi)
The Candymen - Bring You Candy Power (ABC)

JacobSanders, Friday, 2 December 2011 04:57 (seven years ago) link

that Souther album is pretty good.

Tumblr Whites Off Earth Now!! (Sandbox Grisso-McCain), Friday, 2 December 2011 05:28 (seven years ago) link

Nice job on the Left Banke (this one turned up a lot in NJ and Penn when I lived there) and Inner Dialogue.

Rocking Metal Motherfucker (god punch to hawkwind), Friday, 2 December 2011 08:30 (seven years ago) link

i bought a stack of records from big city & a1 in ny recently; straight from the heart by patrice rushen is playing now & i'm so psyched i picked it up, i only knew one thing on it

also, just as a vinyl aside: does anyone know that old 80s synth group/guy prophet, who made an lp called right on time? it's great, but i had no idea that it was a private press hyper collectible thing. it goes for like $300. i wish i had a copy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcuVdaKWkUs

Never translate German (schlump), Friday, 2 December 2011 12:08 (seven years ago) link

Also I've found these Gospel/Xian folk records. Some are country folk with lots of pedal steel and harmonica, some are sunshine pop with a little garage rock, a few are just odd

Various - People Got To Be Free (Fourmost)
Sonrise - S/T (Gospel Now Sound)
Saga - For Those Tears I Died (Lighthouse)
The Gospel 3 - Because He Loved Me (Gospel Sound)
The Gospel 3 - Reach Out For Jesus (Gospel Sound)
Robert Edwin - Sings Keep The Rumor Going (Avant Garde)
Found Free - S/T (Olde Towne)
The Ambassadors - With God's Love (jewel)
Bob & Sam - Jesus Is Coming Soon (Jewel)
Bobby Smith - If God Is Dead Who's Living In My Soul (Jewel)
Various - One-Song (Paula)
Amerson Bothers - Thank You For Jesus - (Mission)

JacobSanders, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:12 (seven years ago) link

If God Is Dead Who's Living In My Soul
never heard of this but that is an awesome album title.

tylerw_sandbox, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:18 (seven years ago) link

Finding some AMAZING shit in this library's collection that I am weeding. No idea what they are going to do with the "weeds" and they probably won't decide themselves for months if not years.
Mort Garson - The Wizard of Iz
Folke Rabe / Bo Anders Persson
Harold Budd - The Pavilion of Dreams
John Cage, Jan Steele - Voices and Instruments
John White, Gavin Bryars - Machine Music
Edgar Froese - Ypsilon in Malaysian Pale
Phill Niblock - Nothing to Look At Just a Record
Various Artists - New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
Gershon Kingsley - First Moog Quartet

This is just the stuff I am excited about today. Wish it was all mine.

Mr. Farmer, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:20 (seven years ago) link

Oh shit, the Mort record is the Wozard of Iz.

Mr. Farmer, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:23 (seven years ago) link

^All that stuff is total ILV bait.

Mr. Farmer, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:26 (seven years ago) link

This guy wants $239.99 for that Bobby Smith record!! He must have just made up that price?

JacobSanders, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:29 (seven years ago) link

Which library has those records??

JacobSanders, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:29 (seven years ago) link

Webster University in St Louis.
John Zorn went to school here! Just found that out since doing the project. All of the cool avant garde classical shit has been donated, they've all got namplates pasted on them for the most part. I don't think anyone here has any idea about or interest in this stuff, though. I could be wrong. One guy (I am assuming faculty?) walked by as I was doing some shelf reading and he asked "Are you the library student doing the vinyl project?" "Yeah" "Just trash all of it, that's my opinion."

Mr. Farmer, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:32 (seven years ago) link

ha, my brother in law played me that wozard of iz record a couple months back. pretty fun stuff.

tylerw_sandbox, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:34 (seven years ago) link

"Are you the library student doing the vinyl project?" "Yeah" "Just trash all of it, that's my opinion."
whoa!

tylerw_sandbox, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:35 (seven years ago) link

You should offer to take the trash out!!

JacobSanders, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:35 (seven years ago) link

$239 seems nuts -- is that record supposed to be a classic or something? or just rare?

tylerw_sandbox, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:36 (seven years ago) link

xp Oh, I have. The librarian overseeing the project refuses to divulge any information about what they may do. He's being so cautious about all of it and no one else really seems to care, it's kind of funny.

Mr. Farmer, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:38 (seven years ago) link

I haven't met any of the faculty from any of the music programs, though, I am sure there are people in that department who are at least partially interested in what happens to all this vinyl (5000 piece collection, lots of great jazz, western canonical classical, smattering of world and pop and others, pretty strong in 20th century experiemental/avant garde)

Mr. Farmer, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:40 (seven years ago) link

I can't find any info online about it. It seems to be all originals and just him with his guitar. I found a sealed copy along with the Bob & Sam which is the same bobby. Both are sealed and I'm guessing are country gospel. I'm pretty sure he's just hoping someone will pay that much. Jewel records was a local label out of Ohio from what I can gather.

JacobSanders, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:43 (seven years ago) link

Why do they feel they have to do something about their record collection?

JacobSanders, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:44 (seven years ago) link

They need room? It's not even taking up that much space. I jumped at the opportunity (even though I have to commute four hours round trip every week for it) because I am going to be a music librarian.

Mr. Farmer, Saturday, 3 December 2011 21:45 (seven years ago) link

After hours of digging through records at Jerry's Records, I finally found this!!!http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9167/jonbyron.jpg

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 04:42 (seven years ago) link

I found Henry Threadgill Sextett's You Know The Number for 50 cents at the swap meet yesterday. Looks to be in perfect condition, but haven't played it yet.

nickn, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 06:06 (seven years ago) link

Jerrys is an amazing store

april wowak, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 07:36 (seven years ago) link

I think Jerry's is the best record store I have been two. I spent two days there, and still there were rows and shelves I didn't touch. Almost everything was 3 to 7 dollars, even records I've paid 20 dollars for, were 4. I had plans to visit all of the record stores in Pittsburgh, but I ended up only going to Jerry's. Really an amazing store. Tomorrow I'll be going to Columbus Ohio and hope to find good places through Ohio.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 08:05 (seven years ago) link

Never really seen another store like Jerry's....did you go in the 78s store next door?

april wowak, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 11:38 (seven years ago) link

Edgar Froese - Ypsilon in Malaysian Pale

I'll fight you for it

Tony Hart land (Deep in the Tony Hart land), Tuesday, 6 December 2011 11:42 (seven years ago) link

it's not a record, it's a pot of paint.

Bela Lugosi's Derrida (MarkG oo la showaddywaddy), Tuesday, 6 December 2011 11:43 (seven years ago) link

Donovan - S/T
Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement
Hazel O'Connor - Sons and Lovers
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Nomadic Tools - No Amount Of Talk
Eezeequeel & Bloody Blood Stone - Lines Of Oppression
Montage Project One
Michael Parks - Long Lonesome Highway
Valdy and the Hometown Band - s/t
lila - amethyst
Trisomie 21 - Million Lights
Patrick Moraz - s/t
Idris Muhammad - Boogie to the Top
R.B. Greaves - s/t

the lubbock babes, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 02:36 (seven years ago) link

http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1735721-1240041331.jpeg

insane tracklist : here

it may not be that hard to track down, nor will it impress my teenkid and his mates, but 4 albums of bert and 4 by james in mint condition for a pocket money friendly £3 has made me a very happy man.

mark_e, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 10:27 (seven years ago) link

Driving from Ohio to Texas, I found these records in different flea markets and antique store, all for a dollar and most in shrink or NM!!!
Ed Townsend - Now (Curtom)
Willie Mitchell - it's What's Happenin' (Hi)
Jack Miffleton - From Earthenware Jars (World Library)
Motherlode - When I Die (Buddah)
Free Design - You Can be Born Again (Project 3)
Stone Country - S/T (RCA) Steve Young's first band!!
Ron Banks and The Dramatics - Dramatically Yours (Stax)
The Lettermen - Put your Head On My Shoulder (Capital)
Blossom Dearie - May I come In (Capital)
Timothy Clover - The Cambridge Concept of Timothy Clover (Tower)
Tee and Cara - As They Are (Untied Artist)

JacobSanders, Thursday, 8 December 2011 23:21 (seven years ago) link

sounds like a good time. Where were the best stores?

the lubbock babes, Friday, 9 December 2011 00:20 (seven years ago) link

Probably the long antique malls in either TN off the highway between Louisville and nashville, or this junk shop in Kentucky where I found a lot of jesus music I need to listen to to see if it's crap or not. Every time I drive into memphis it's always late and everything is closed and I'm dying to look for records there.

JacobSanders, Friday, 9 December 2011 00:30 (seven years ago) link

Where was the junk shop? that sounds my kind of jam

april wowak, Friday, 9 December 2011 00:33 (seven years ago) link

In Glendale KY, but a lot of antique mall are mostly junk shops too. I never skip an antique store.

JacobSanders, Friday, 9 December 2011 00:48 (seven years ago) link

did you take photos I would love to see them put them up!

april wowak, Friday, 9 December 2011 00:49 (seven years ago) link

My girlfriend takes photos of most of the antique shops we visit, here's her flickr page
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tera/

JacobSanders, Friday, 9 December 2011 01:10 (seven years ago) link

best of 10cc for £1

his venerable escutcheon, Friday, 9 December 2011 01:19 (seven years ago) link

although without "i wanna rule the world" the album is mis-named

his venerable escutcheon, Friday, 9 December 2011 01:20 (seven years ago) link

thanks for sharing the photos, you guys are having too much fun out there

the lubbock babes, Friday, 9 December 2011 01:42 (seven years ago) link

If you don't mind me asking Jacob, but do you remember where that awesome looking Houston thiftshop in the flickr stream is (and the name as well)? I don't think I've been there.

Tumblr Whites Off Earth Now!! (Sandbox Grisso-McCain), Friday, 9 December 2011 03:22 (seven years ago) link

The shops in Houston are the ones one Westheimer across from street from the cafe with a greek name which I can't remember right now. They mostly sell chairs and stuff, but there are records in the very back.

JacobSanders, Friday, 9 December 2011 15:49 (seven years ago) link

Cool. I haven't done the lower Westheimer thing in yoinks.

Tumblr Whites Off Earth Now!! (Sandbox Grisso-McCain), Friday, 9 December 2011 17:29 (seven years ago) link

Also there's a vintage clothing shop off Westhemier that's sells mostly 60's and 70's clothes, but underneath the clothes are hidden boxes of records. I found two copies of John Hartford's Aereo-Plain and left one for someone else to find. Lot's of other great records in those boxes too.Wish I could remember the name, it's a little house before you get to the american apparel store on the left if you're driving west.

JacobSanders, Friday, 9 December 2011 18:02 (seven years ago) link

Just got this in the mail
http://sumally.com/data/product2/1/3a786e5a856d739e19fc759b7965a3a9cef26a4a_m.jpg

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 13 December 2011 00:43 (seven years ago) link

Toni Basil's Word of Mouth for $1.99

Stevie :-D, Thursday, 15 December 2011 14:43 (seven years ago) link

got a nice cheap copy of the Chamber Brothers Greatest Hits cause my friend told me to - pretty freaky!

also a NM used copy of that nice Rhino mono Doors debut reish, a vast improvement over my beat-up og vinyl

sleeve sandbox, Saturday, 17 December 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) link

Stop by a goodwill in a small texas town and found this for 50cents!! I couldn't believe it.
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1820/img081panorama.jpg

JacobSanders, Sunday, 18 December 2011 03:55 (seven years ago) link

the records has a few scuffs but otherwise very clean and no seam splits on the cover. In case anyone hasn't heard about and wants to it's was posted on here http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/03/les-paul-with-a-violin-mp3s.html with mp3s

JacobSanders, Sunday, 18 December 2011 03:59 (seven years ago) link

Harold Budd - The Pavilion of Dreams
Christine McVie - the Legendary Christine Perfect Album
Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees
Chris Hillman - Clear Sailin'
Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson - The First Minute of a New Day
ZZ Top - Tejas (for my brother for Christmas)
Bob Welch - French Kiss (for my parents? maybe. I know they don't listen to lps much)

Mr. Farmer, Sunday, 18 December 2011 04:17 (seven years ago) link

^Spent five bucks on that haul, rest was in trade (except the Budd, got that for ten bucks tho)

Mr. Farmer, Sunday, 18 December 2011 04:18 (seven years ago) link

I've been looking for a decent copy of that Christine McVie record, that a cool find!

JacobSanders, Sunday, 18 December 2011 04:19 (seven years ago) link

I love it and she's never been my favorite FM songwriter. It's different than her FM stuff.

Mr. Farmer, Sunday, 18 December 2011 04:22 (seven years ago) link

I also got Sir Douglas Quintet "Rains Came" 45! Forgot about that.

Mr. Farmer, Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:59 (seven years ago) link

A couple of '60s ska/mento tourist records in my late grandparents' collection. Anyone know anything about Carlos Malcolm's Ska-Mania?

C.K. Dexter Holland, Sunday, 18 December 2011 17:42 (seven years ago) link

Flea market finds today
Lou Reed - Transformer (RCA)
Gene Dunlap - It's Just The Way I Feel (Capital)
Supermax - Fly With Me (Elektra)
Captain Sky - Pop Goes Captain (AVI)
Leon Haywood - Naturally (20th Century)
John Phillips - John, The Wolfking of L.A. (Dunhill)
John Hurley - Delivers One More Hallelujah (Bell)
Hank Cochran - With A little Help From His Friends (Capital)

JacobSanders, Monday, 19 December 2011 02:08 (seven years ago) link

Hey Jacob that "Adventures in Sound" record is the kind of thing we throw in the dollar bin without thinking, so if you're near Hoboken...

Evan, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 05:19 (seven years ago) link

What record store do you work at near Hoboken? I'll be working in Pennsylvania all next year and on weekends I will go looking for records.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 05:53 (seven years ago) link

We're called Tunes. We're in Hoboken. Let me know when you'll be around!

Evan, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 22:21 (seven years ago) link

usedta patronise tunes, you are a good store

Never translate German (schlump), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 23:11 (seven years ago) link

yeah, "Adventures in Sound" looks awesome

Jacob you should check out some of the flea markets in NJ - Columbia and Englishtown are pretty good. Also depending on how far south you want to go, there's Berlin and Vineland - smaller, but would be a good stop on the way to the shore.

tunes new brunswick r.i.p.

the lubbock babes, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 02:38 (seven years ago) link

schlump- thanks!

There are still multiple locations in south Jersey. The Hoboken one is the only northern location.

Evan, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 06:02 (seven years ago) link

Got an early Christmas present in the mail today
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5369/cargoe.jpg

JacobSanders, Thursday, 22 December 2011 20:18 (seven years ago) link

ooooh want

Mr. Farmer, Thursday, 22 December 2011 20:18 (seven years ago) link

Is there a way to remove a little mildew from a record cover? It's little black specks on the top left corner on the front and a little less on the back. Should I just trash it? I'm afraid it might spread to my other records if I keep it.

JacobSanders, Friday, 23 December 2011 00:36 (seven years ago) link

Doesn't bleach kill mildew? I'd wipe it with a bleach-soaked cloth then wipe with a dry cloth and let it air dry overnight.

nickn, Friday, 23 December 2011 00:56 (seven years ago) link

ha, i have mildew and moisture stains in hundreds of records but i'm too lazy to clean them up.

vinegar, ethyl alcohol or distilled water will do the trick. wipe the shit out of the cover, then use a hair dryer at a prudent distance and voila!

cock chirea, Friday, 23 December 2011 01:25 (seven years ago) link

Spent my christmas money between End of an Ear and Antones in Austin and was surprised at the records they had.
Eric Andersen - A Country Dream (Vanguard) perfect mint copy!
Rita Weill - Sings Folk Ballads and Folksongs (Takoma)
Grahame Bond - Love Is The Law (Pulsar)
Ron Nagle - Bad Rice (Warner)
Robbie Basho - The Voice Of An Eagle (Vanguard)
Robbie Basho - Venus Of Cancer (Blue Thumb) Really nice mint copy!
Wayne Talbert and The Melting Pot - Dues To Pay (Pulsar) can't wait to listen to this one!
Gene Parsons - Kindling (Warner)
Marj Snyder - Let the Sunshine (Discovery) nice xian folk record for 4 dollars!
Cayenne - S/T (Bucksnort) private rural record like Poco for 4 dollars!!
Jake Holmes - Above Ground Sound (Tower) Perfect copy to replace my beat up one!!
Jerry Williams - S/T (Spindizzy) very excited about this one, the guy from High Mountain Hoedown and Canyon!

JacobSanders, Saturday, 31 December 2011 21:33 (seven years ago) link

emeralds - allegory of allergies
low - i could live in hope

omar (son), Saturday, 31 December 2011 22:42 (seven years ago) link

btw would anyone like my less than perfect copy of Jake Holmes 'Above Ground Sound'? I'm having a give away on my blog. Leave a comment and I'll have a drawing.
http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4665/img093panorama.jpg
http://alleternalthings.blogspot.com/2011/12/above-ground-sound-give-away.html

JacobSanders, Sunday, 1 January 2012 01:54 (seven years ago) link

I'll allow someone else the pleasure of owning an original copy of this astoundingly great album....

If your new one is in true stereo (not "duophonic"), you have a very rare record! I own one of the few known to exist. Tower lost the stereo master tapes after a brief proto run was pressed; so most were either mono (with no reverb) or Capitol's infamous Duophonic fake processed stereo (although it actually sounds decent on this particular recording). Some of the latter (catalog number with DT prefix) wound up in album sleeves mislabelled as stereo (with ST prefix).

Everything else is secondary, Sunday, 1 January 2012 02:00 (seven years ago) link

Is there a way to remove a little mildew from a record cover? It's little black specks on the top left corner on the front and a little less on the back. Should I just trash it? I'm afraid it might spread to my other records if I keep it.

― JacobSanders, Thursday, December 22, 2011 7:36 PM

Doesn't bleach kill mildew? I'd wipe it with a bleach-soaked cloth then wipe with a dry cloth and let it air dry overnight.

― nickn, Thursday, December 22, 2011 7:56 PM

Be careful - bleach does remove mildew, but it can also turn anything it touches white. If you use chlorine bleach to remove mildew, mix a spoonful in a cup of water, and use a slightly dampened towel or cloth and promptly dry the album cover. Don't use bleach full strength & undiluted.

Everything else is secondary, Sunday, 1 January 2012 02:01 (seven years ago) link

aw man i never even heard of the Canyon record, and i really dig the high mountain hoedown LP. those are great basho records too, maybe my two faves. also like that Cayenne record.

i have not posted in this thread at all because i took me forever to ~accept the sandbox~ so i dunno what to talk about, particularly..

i'll have to get back to you.
but i'm listening to the incredible string band right now; such a good band.

i an johnson, Sunday, 1 January 2012 02:09 (seven years ago) link

Doesn't bleach kill mildew? I'd wipe it with a bleach-soaked cloth then wipe with a dry cloth and let it air dry overnight.

― nickn, Thursday, December 22, 2011 7:56 PM

Be careful - bleach does remove mildew, but it can also turn anything it touches white. If you use chlorine bleach to remove mildew, mix a spoonful in a cup of water, and use a slightly dampened towel or cloth and promptly dry the album cover. Don't use bleach full strength & undiluted.

― Everything else is secondary

Haha. At least I didn't recommend mixing bleach and ammonia.

nickn, Sunday, 1 January 2012 02:16 (seven years ago) link

I've only heard about the stereo copies, but both of mine are mono. Does it really sound different?

JacobSanders, Sunday, 1 January 2012 02:16 (seven years ago) link

Not radically so, but it sounds a bit less insular, and has reverberation that isn't on the mono disc. (My cartridge or needle died so I can't listen to it now). Jake prefers the mono to the duophonic, and at least as of a decade ago didn't realize that any stereo copies survived. The mono master tapes have also since been lost, so all reissues (legit or otherwise) are needle drops.

Everything else is secondary, Sunday, 1 January 2012 02:25 (seven years ago) link

totally random dancehall 12"s:
Buccaneer - Flip Yu Flop
Shelene - Just Give Me Love
Johnny Nice - Dolly Pot Mash Up
Tan Deh - Meditations
Charlie Chaplin - Mr. Mack
Jolly J Rockers & Belly Culture - Sexual Agreement

some raps:
Margo's Kool Out Crew - Death Rap
E-40 ft. Clipse - Quarterbackin'
Luke - Christmas at Luke's Sex Shop

and an actual album:
Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova

reinheitsgebot.braunschweiger.musikladen (the lubbock babes), Sunday, 1 January 2012 19:47 (seven years ago) link

ok wow, so "Death Rap" is worth a couple of hundred bucks if it's original, which I'm almost certain it is. Not bad for 33 cents.

reinheitsgebot.braunschweiger.musikladen (the lubbock babes), Sunday, 1 January 2012 19:58 (seven years ago) link

That's a cool record to find for 33 cents!

JacobSanders, Sunday, 1 January 2012 20:29 (seven years ago) link

but i'm listening to the incredible string band right now; such a good band.

Woke up with Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, now playing 5000 Spirits. Total comfort music. It's fucking seventy degrees in the midwest on new year's day.

Mr. Farmer, Sunday, 1 January 2012 21:02 (seven years ago) link

So I think The second Jerry Williams record I thought was by a band called Canyon is actually the second High Mountain Hoedown record but the group is just called High Mountain. The one I found is his third record. He also has a fourth record called 'Down Home Boy' by The Jerry Williams Group from 73 and 'Gone' from 79.

JacobSanders, Sunday, 1 January 2012 21:51 (seven years ago) link

got some good stuff at Euclid Records in St. Louis over a trip to my parents' place for Xmas

JJ Cale - Troubador
Love Of Life Orchestra - Extended Niceties
Visage - Mind of a Toy 12" (with Frequency 7 on the b side)
Nina Hagen - Zarah 12" (prod Giorgio Moroder)
Ultravox - Vienna 12" (prod Conny Plank)

chjips ahoy (sandbox dmr), Monday, 2 January 2012 03:11 (seven years ago) link


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