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Playlist for 27 October 2016 Options | The bottommost of the toppermost of the poppermost

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Damion Berger - Lightbox - from In the Deep End

Artist Song Label Images Approx. start time
Jack Nitzsche  Rumble   Options Reprise    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bar-Kays  Give Everybody Some   Options Volt    0:02:07 (Pop‑up)
Blues Project  No Time Like the Right Time   Options Verve    0:04:31 (Pop‑up)
Shangri-La's  Right Now and Not Later   Options Red Bird    0:07:15 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Jimmy McGriff 
The Worm   Options Solid State    0:09:59 (Pop‑up)
Box Tops  You Keen Tightening Up on Me   Options Bell    0:12:30 (Pop‑up)
Archie Bell & The Drells  Don't Let the Music Slip Away   Options Atlantic 
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0:15:14 (Pop‑up)
Raiders  Love Music   Options Colubmia    0:17:29 (Pop‑up)
Poppy Family  I Was Wondering   Options London    0:21:10 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Booker T. & The MGs 
Mo' Onions   Options Stax    0:24:14 (Pop‑up)
Booker T & The M.G.'s   Soul Dressing   Options Stax    0:26:42 (Pop‑up)
Association  Requiem for the Masses   Options Warner Bros.    0:29:33 (Pop‑up)
Laura Nyro  Up On the Roof   Options Columbia    0:33:44 (Pop‑up)
Peggy Lee  Pass Me By   Options Captiol    0:37:01 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Henry Mancini 
Theme from "Hatari!"   Options RCA    0:39:38 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Durante  One of Those Songs   Options Warner Bros. 
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0:42:17 (Pop‑up)
Herman's Hermits  Walkin' With My Angel   Options MGM    0:45:08 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Vee  Beautiful People   Options Liberty    0:47:36 (Pop‑up)
Exciters  I Want You to Be My Boy   Options Roulette    0:49:53 (Pop‑up)
Rufus and Carla  Night Time Is the Right Time   Options Stax    0:52:26 (Pop‑up)
Syl Johnson  Different Strokes   Options Twilight    0:55:04 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Brother Jack McDuff  
Theme From Electric Surfboard   Options Blue Note    0:57:22 (Pop‑up)
Funkadelic  Can You Get to That   Options Westbound 
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1:01:51 (Pop‑up)
Ray Price  Make the World Go Away   Options Columbia    1:04:36 (Pop‑up)
Sammy Davis Jr. & Dean Martin  Sam's Song   Options Reprise    1:07:04 (Pop‑up)
Love  Alone Again Or   Options Elektra    1:09:49 (Pop‑up)
Royal Guardsmen  Wednesday   Options Laurie    1:13:02 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Mathis  Sweet Thursday   Options Columbia    1:15:15 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
J.B.'s 
Pass the Peas   Options People    1:17:43 (Pop‑up)
Barbarians  Moulty   Options Laurie    1:21:06 (Pop‑up)
Brook Benton  Do Your Own Thing   Options Cotillion 
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1:23:35 (Pop‑up)
Buck Owens and The Buckaroos  Big in Vegas   Options Capitol    1:26:32 (Pop‑up)
Ray Charles Singers  Move Me, O Wondrous Music   Options Command    1:29:41 (Pop‑up)
Helen Shapiro  Walkin' Back to Happiness   Options Capitol    1:32:34 (Pop‑up)
Judy Collins  Hard Lovin' Loser   Options Elektra    1:35:06 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Les Paul & Mary Ford 
Magic Melody   Options Capitol    1:37:43 (Pop‑up)
Jefferson Airplane  Greasy Heart   Options RCA    1:40:19 (Pop‑up)
Marvelettes  That's How Heartaches Are Made   Options Tamla    1:43:30 (Pop‑up)
Glen Campbell  I Love My Truck   Options Mirage    1:46:31 (Pop‑up)
Martin Mull  Dueling Tubas   Options Capricorn 
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1:49:18 (Pop‑up)
George Jones  The Race Is On   Options United Artists    1:50:53 (Pop‑up)
Magic Mushrooms  It's-A-Happening   Options A&M    1:53:00 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Jimmy McGriff 
The Worm   Options Solid State    1:55:48 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am annie:

yes?? may i have a cookie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am annie:

it's the undermost one with sprinkles.
  12:00pm listener james from westwood:

How do Charlie, annie, and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm annie:

!!
Avatar 12:02pm βrian:

Tis a gray day on the isthmus, made better by doing nothing, busily.
  12:02pm Listening Out There:

The bottommost of the toppermost of the poppermost from the hostest with the mostest...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

Hey, everybody -- yes, cookies for all!
Avatar 12:03pm Dominick:

been down so long it looks like up to me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

I don't mean to braggest, I don't mean to boastest...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm annie:

@Dominick: best book ever..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Uncle Michael:

Hostest with the mostest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Michael:

Hey now Charlie, Charlie listeners, listeners to Charlie and anyone I missed. Good afternoon.
  12:09pm gary mitchell:

you are rolling, brother
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm doctorjazz:

Hi, Thursday again, so soon...
  12:10pm gary mitchell:

Gentile & Binge drop?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Hey kiddos -- annie, ßrian, LOT, Dominick, Uncle Michael, Michael, Gary the M, doctorjazz -- great to see you all assembled here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Charlie:

GM -- lost in space!
Avatar 12:13pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie, Gary, everyone!
Avatar 12:15pm ndbob:

I remember seeing the Shangri_Las singing Right NOw and Not Later on Baltimore TV
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

hey there, bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm annie:

hey ndbob!
Avatar 12:18pm ndbob:

Hi Annie!
  12:18pm gary mitchell:

did they lip synch or do it live, bob?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Charlie:

I saw the Shangri-Las live when I was seven. My dad took me.
  12:21pm gary mitchell:

did you see them open for the stones or beatles.. that would be the year
  12:22pm gary mitchell:

BTW..lambert and potter could really write em
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Charlie:

I saw them at Sunnyside Gardens, a venue in Queens that I think had local boxing matches and concerts. They were the headliners, I think.
  12:23pm gary mitchell:

how perfect
Avatar 12:24pm ndbob:

@gary I think lip-synch - on the Kirby Scott Show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Gaylord Fields:

Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las once gave me a kiss on the cheek to wish me a Happy New Year. (And yes, I never washed the left side of my face again.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Charlie:

Gary -- I must look up the Lambert-Potter discography. Not familiar w the team, but I like "Love Music"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

If anyone needs MORE Poppy Family...tune in Friday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm annie:

does it count if i got a kiss on the cheek from james gandolfini for my birthday?
Avatar 12:26pm ndbob:

indeed UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Gaylord Fields:

@Uncle Michael: I do! I do!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Gaylord Fields:

@annie: You tell us — even though we all know the answer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Parq:

Great drop-in, the Rocky one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

I'm your man, Gaylord.
Avatar 12:29pm still b/p:

I was thinking about Rocky and Bullwinkle this morning. Omens and portents, maybe? ..and eenie-meenie-chili-beanie currents.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Charlie:

Hey there, Gaylord, Parq, still b/p.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Charlie:

Rocky and Bullwinkle -- R&B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Webhamster Henry:

Forget those pies, Mama!
Avatar 12:32pm βrian:

Add Natasha: RNB. Then there's Boris ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm doctorjazz:

Man, I remember this, the Association's attempt to be serious! (They had another, Enter the Young).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Gaylord Fields:

How-do, Chazaloo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm annie:

gaylord, this was long ago when he opened that great restaurant in oneonta, upstate. grand opening was memorable, open bar, and free food!
  12:34pm gary mitchell:

Insight Out... lovely album,
Avatar 12:35pm βrian:

Food? Oh no. The food carts are circling the building even now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Gaylord Fields:

@annie: Tony Soprano gave you free food, and he kissed you? I think you may now owe the Jersey Mob a really big favor.
  12:37pm gary mitchell:

charlie, you are doing some mighty fine bottom feeding
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Parq:

Laura Nyro covering Carole King -- the wonder of it all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm annie:

i keep waiting for them to call that marker gaylord. i think i've slipped out of sight, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Webhamster Henry:

Ocarina break!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Gaylord Fields:

What a relief! After hearing those "Rocky" drop-ins, I just checked to see if June Foray has shuffled off this mortal coil. Nope — still alive and kicking at age 99!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Webhamster Henry:

Is this a Billy May orchestration?
  12:44pm gary mitchell:

god bless june foray!
Avatar 12:45pm Dominick:

Now yer talkin'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Charlie:

Hiya Henry! Which one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Webhamster Henry:

Peggy Lee.. it has that big, somewhat show-bizzy but with a few cartoony tweaky sound.
Somewhere I may have a recording of June Foray doing a WFMU station Id on Dorian's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Charlie:

Jimmy Durante - One of Those Songs - made it to #135 for one week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Charlie:

This Herman's Hermits cover of Bobby Vee did not chart, but was the B-side of "Silhouettes."
Avatar 12:49pm geezerette:

So glad to hear about June Foray! Norman Lear still sharp too.
So there's still hope!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Parq:

Henry, if you can find the archive of that Dorian/Foray show, please post, coz I'd love to listen to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Charlie:

And this Bobby Vee song actually was a top 40 hit -- I just wanted to pay tribute to the man!
Avatar 12:51pm ndbob:

i had that Jimmy Durante 45
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Gaylord Fields:

@gezerette: And "Professor" Irwin Corey is still rabble-rousing at age 102!
Avatar 12:51pm Dominick:

hats off to Snuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Michael:

I believe I heard Quincy Adams Wagstaff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Parq:

What that drop-in after Bobby Vee was doing in my pajamas, I'll never know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Webhamster Henry:

@Parq it's on cassette somewhere! Whenever she had a guest on, she'd try to get a station Id.
  12:53pm gary mitchell:

man she nails frankie lymon's phrasing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Charlie:

Hi also Geezerette!
Avatar 12:55pm geezerette:

Gaylord,wow! Love Irwin Corey!

Howdy Charlie!
Avatar 12:55pm ndbob:

yep good cover version there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Charlie:

There's a Prof I.C. drop for ya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm doctorjazz:

Very close to Ray's version of "Night Time..."
Avatar 12:56pm geezerette:

God I love this record. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Webhamster Henry:

Betty White is a kid at 94. But Zha Zha Gabor (minus 1 leg) is 99.
  12:58pm famous original nastywolf:

Hellllloooooo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Webhamster Henry:

Olivia de Havilland is 100.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Charlie:

Do the Nastywolf!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm doctorjazz:

About to have a 100th birthday party for my mother in law, starting to slow up a bit past few years...
Some folks just have great genes (her sisters lived/are living into their 90's)
Avatar 1:00pm still b/p:

Weirdest moment in "Jaws" -- June Foray's voice dubbed in for Chief Brody's kid.
Avatar 1:01pm Dominick:

John Zacherle is 98
  1:02pm gary mitchell:

so freakin glad you identify the bed music!
Avatar 1:03pm geezerette:

Betty White's probably still working.
Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks also nonagenerians!

Webhamster, Yay Olivia!

docJazz, Happy Birthday ,Mother in Law!!!
Avatar 1:03pm geezerette:

Bob Dylan's insides are 100.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Gaylord Fields:

Kirk Douglas will reach the century mark on December 9th.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Parq:

Geez, Keith Richards's' insides are older that Sequoia redwoods.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Parq:

"than"
Avatar 1:08pm still b/p:

Dylan's insides...in his Nobelly?

Production on Ray Price track...."Listen, it's STEREOOOO!"
  1:09pm gary mitchell:

funkadelic into ray price ... just like old time Top 40 radio
Avatar 1:09pm geezerette:

Gaylord, what a generation! And they all smoked & drank!

Parq,hahaha!!!
  1:10pm gary mitchell:

speaking of drinking and smoking.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Charlie:

This song is probably funnier if you know that "Sam's Song" was originally done (straight) by Gary Crosby and his dad, Bing.
Avatar 1:12pm northguineahills:

So, it has nothing to do w/ the Note 7?
Avatar 1:13pm geezerette:

There's a new Alex Gibney documentary on James Brown, produced by Jagger. Could be great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm annie:

boy am i gald i'm old enough to have heard these oldsters perform.
Avatar 1:15pm geezerette:

Love Love! Ye-e-e-ah...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm doctorjazz:

(@Parq, reminds me of the coroner's estimate of Charlie Parker's age when he died being 50-60 years old, when he was 34. Keith is made of sterner stuff, or maybe being economically better off and less racial stress made the difference).
Avatar 1:17pm geezerette:

@docjazz: I pick theory b.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Uncle Michael:

Pre-Drummer-days "Sweet Thursday" was my Thursday night closer, every week.
  1:19pm gary mitchell:

wow great song
Avatar 1:22pm geezerette:

Korla Pandit documentary on PBS soon. :)
  1:23pm famous original nastywolf:

I remember seeing a picture of Keith Richards and his mom and kids and grandkids and he looked a million years older than his mom
Avatar 1:24pm ndbob:

@geezerette should be great - I hav vague memories of seeing him on TV as a kid - and having no idea who he was
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Charlie:

Uncle Michael -- I did not know that!
  1:24pm rf:

I LOVE MOULTY
  1:24pm gary mitchell:

the one-armed drummer and his cwazy cape cod acccent
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm annie:

things are shaping up pretty well for my clock-games; an hour ago it was 12:34, now it's 1:23; hope i can see 2:34 and so on.
Avatar 1:25pm geezerette:

ndbob, haha, NO ONE knew who he was!
Avatar 1:26pm northguineahills:

Thanks, Charlie, gotta skadoodle!
Avatar 1:26pm still b/p:

I thought that was definitely a Mass. mouth and looked it up before I saw gary's confirmation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Charlie:

Thanks NGH (and hi!)
Avatar 1:27pm ndbob:

I just remember this guy in a turban playing the organ and thinking wha?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Little Danny:

Love this Bachrach-y plush Benton production
Avatar 1:27pm geezerette:

:D !!!
  1:27pm gary mitchell:

lovely arif mardin arrangement
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Little Danny:

Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Charlie:

hey little danny -- written by leiber & stoller, iirc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Gaylord Fields:

@geezerette: I'm really excited to see the Korla Pandit doc! What a strange (but not uncommon) tale of musical creativity and racial ambiguity.
Avatar 1:28pm geezerette:

Little Danny, totally agree. :)
Avatar 1:29pm geezerette:

Gaylord, exactly!
Avatar 1:29pm βrian:

Best espresso I ever had in my life was in Beloit, WI. No lie.
  1:30pm gary mitchell:

oops.. I see mike stoller arranged that brook track
Avatar 1:30pm geezerette:

It's airing Sunday in L.A.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Gaylord Fields:

@Geezerette: I'm not seeing the documentary scheduled on any PBS stations outside SoCal — boo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Parq:

A Fool's Paradise Favorite Drop-in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm doctorjazz:

I want to be a Buckaroo (hard to do when you grew up a Brooklyn Jewish Boychick).
Avatar 1:33pm geezerette:

Buck!!! Bakersfield!

Gaylord, bound to pop up eventually, maybe on netflix?
He was an L.A. personality though...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

doctorjazz -- you can always reinvent yourself
  1:35pm gary mitchell:

Charles Raymond Offenberg - not to be confused with Ray Charles Robinson
Avatar 1:35pm geezerette:

Ramblin' Jack was a nice Boychick too. :)
So, what Charlie said.
Avatar 1:36pm ndbob:

a big Baltimore hit here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Gaylord Fields:

I was so hoping "Walkin' back to Happiness" would be featured — one week on the chart, and that at No. 100!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Charlie:

Gaylord -- her only charting top 100 hit in the US!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Charlie:

Gary -- thanks for the full name! I didn't know his whole name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm doctorjazz:

Going out for Cowboy Boots and a 10 Gallon Hat after I take out the garbage, drive the kids to their activities, shop for groceries, and finish up at Temple Men's Club.
  1:40pm gary mitchell:

Helen Shapiro was astounding in the Richard Lester flick "It's Trad Dad."
Avatar 1:40pm geezerette:

Judy doing Cher kind of material!

Wonder if Korla Pandit knew Maila Nurmi?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Gaylord Fields:

Charlie, I've always been fascinated by Helen Shapiro technically having a hit career in the U.S. by the most minimal standard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Gaylord Fields:

Geezerette, I'd be surprised if they weren't acquainted. They trod the same L.A. showbiz demimonde paths.
Avatar 1:46pm geezerette:

@gary mitchell: Is that the one with Tommy Steele?

Gaylord, yes! Imagine Brando & James Dean on bongos at party with Wally Cox, Korla & Maila. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Gaylord Fields:

I often do, geezerette. I often do.
Avatar 1:48pm geezerette:

:D !!!
Avatar 1:48pm ndbob:

"It's Trad Dad' is pretty good overall
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Charlie:

I've got to look for that one, friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm annie:

i love "i love my truck"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Gaylord Fields:

@gary mitchell @ndbob: I may be the U.S.'s biggest Temperance Seven fan — and their scenes are pure catnip!
  1:51pm gary mitchell:

geezerette, i don't recall tommy steele in the flick. John Leyton - yes. Del Shannon - yes..
Avatar 1:51pm βrian:

Little baby ducks and rides in pickup trucks, don't you know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Gaylord Fields:

And the TEMPERANCE MOTHERFLUFFING SEVEN!!!
  1:52pm gary mitchell:

right Gaylord, some of that trad stuff can be surprisingly hot...
Avatar 1:53pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm listener james from westwood:

That one person laughing their ass off in the background of that one is the best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Gaylord Fields:

They were beyond the Chris Barber, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball trad jazzzzz in that they had a sense of the absurd and that they sounded like they actually heard a Hot Five and Hot Seven record or two.
Avatar 1:54pm Brian in UK:

Jazz, delicious hot, disgusting cold.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm annie:

thanks for the tunes charlie!
Avatar 1:55pm geezerette:

If that's the movie I think it is it's surreal and effervescent, sort of the better prototype for "Absolute Beginners" minus pretentiousness.

Another GREAT show Charlie!!!
Avatar 1:55pm βrian:

Now, what are we supposed to do, Charlie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Gaylord Fields:

@Brian in UK: Precisely! A straight line can be drawn from the Temperance Seven to the Bonzos.
  1:55pm gary mitchell:

kenny ball could get pretty out there - esp when the booze was on
Avatar 1:55pm Brian in UK:

Guess it got Dick Lester the Hard Days Rut gig.
Avatar 1:56pm geezerette:

I've seen it! Really fun!!!
Avatar 1:56pm βrian:

(Did he have a brother named Mo?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Gaylord Fields:

Lots of running, jumping, and — yes — standing still.
Avatar 1:56pm Brian in UK:

Gaylord, the master of the INTRO & the OUTRO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

Hey all you nothing-doers! Thanks for being here today. It's been fun wrangling these tunes for you. See you next time:)
  1:57pm gary mitchell:

I wonder if Herb Alpert actually ever heard this a&m 45
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Gaylord Fields:

@Brian in UK: I'll never live that down.
  1:59pm gary mitchell:

Great drops, stupendous singles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm doctorjazz:

Really Big Shoe, thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks muchly, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks for bottom-feeding us, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Michael:

Fun show Charlie - thanks much!
Avatar 2:00pm Brian in UK:

Gaylord, would like to see Jollity Farm with everyone in animals suits.
Great admiration for all Hoof 'n Mouthers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Charlie:

You've been a great crowd! Looking forward to catching up on the comments later:)
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