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plastic sure has taken on a whole different meaning from it's original purpose.
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Inside A Plastic Bag

prophet on the corner
determines your fate
he says to everyone
you have lost your way

am i really that much of a fake
the world will collide inside a plastic bag
my world resides in a plastic bag

from the glare on the screen
opinions on everything
i have so many doubts
i can't believe everything

am i really that much of a fake
the world will collide inside a plastic bag
my world resides in a plastic bag

living in a plastic world
and fabricated dreams
desensitized to everything
i only believe in me

am i really that much of a fake
the world will collide inside a plastic bag
my world resides in a plastic bag

i think i'm losing ground
i really don't stand out
and i'm not very loud
i am not always around

am i really that much of a fake
the world will collide inside a plastic bag
my world resides in a plastic bag
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Uploaded: Apr 19, 2009 - 12:19:38 PM
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2009 - 12:19:38 PM Last Played: Feb 26, 2017 - 12:04:42 AM
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Comments
yrp said 2931 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Yes!
Yes!
I liked a lot of the controlled tension, expressed on the drums, on your voice, and even on the accoustic guitar.Your voice is meatier, more strong.Did you double tracked the vocals?It sounds very good.
The spacey section is also a standout.Surely one of your best, Vic.
A question: How did you manage to get this sort of "harmonica" sound out of your guitar?
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
keeping it under control
i wanted the synth drums to be sparse and try for a different sound then normal. on the verses it's mostly one vocal track with a double track a few spots. on the chorus I did 3 vocal tracks

the "harmonica" sound are 2 tracks played with a ebow and a phaser set at a fast speed. a additional guitar in that part is a volume swell with a lot of delay and reverb. i also thought the middle break was a trip too
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DarkPlanet said 2931 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
What tone...
...both in the guitars & vox, tremendous weight and authority on this song, just amazed here..
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
thanks Tom
I'm pretty happy how it came out. i first recorded the acoustic, when i played it back I knew i wanted that to be dominant because it sounded so good. so i worked around that and try not to crowd the space
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davisamerica said 2931 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
man oh man vic
you are a wizard!! Downloaded ....
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
thanks Jack
abracadabra. wizzened maybe.

thanks for the spin!
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apb said 2931 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Wow!

.. I mean .. like .. it went like .. woah, then .. oomph, smack .. then I was like floating away somewhere .. then ..oomph. This is about as tastey as it get for my ears ... (hmm can you get taste to your ears?? nevermind ..) As much fun as you can have sober. Hot mix. Deep bows Vic. Love how you go up when everyone else might consider going down, cool effected drums and fine subtler usage of effectual noise .. powerful, big impact, hard hitting song. Did I say I love it?
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Thanks Alan
well said.
who doesn't like ear candy. took me forever to find some cool and different drum and I'm in a heavy effect mode presently

I appreciate the listen!
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Calchas said 2931 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Hot damn Vicar!
You are on fire bro...

This is amazing. Yet I'm pretty sure you haven't peaked...

Love the honesty of this tune.

Incredible mix. Wonderful sound on that acoustic guitar. Some of your finest singing to date as well.

Bravo and encore!

Be well friend!
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Thanks Mike
this is the drop d tuning i told you about. the mixing went very smoothly on this one. just pulling back on the levels mostly, i wanted the acoustic to be up front as much as i could. i held on to this for a few days because something wasn't right with the chorus, then i realized the lines needed to start on the first beat not the second. big difference
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Calchas said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Yes...
It makes a HUGE difference. Although musically your LAST rocker was just great, the timing of your vox on the main verses makes me wince a bit. (I didn't say anything because I thought I'd get used to it...)

No problem on THIS little gem though. Everything about this is wonderful!
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sloparts said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Well Vic
I guess you have arrived, whatever that means. This song is so well done it makes me want to turn my computer off and just go about gardening or something. There's no way I'm ever gonna do one this good.

It kind of has a Beatles feel and sound to it from back when they were doing the Sgt. Pepper album, which is very cool my friend, very cool indeed. Killer vocal, great lyrics, and an amazing back track. Love it man it's going on the iPod.

Fantastic Vic.

Ed
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Thanks Ed
this is one of those lucky times where everything, for the most part, fell into place quickly. I've been trying to figure how to work more electronic and effective effect sounds into a song for quite a while. i think i'm starting to get a hold on it,

Thanks for the kind words Ed..... and don't even think of turning your computer off
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Cori Ander said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
w o w
w

o

w

your'e da man man !
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
thanks cori
those are the three best letters a person can hear.:)
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Feter said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Inside A Plastic Bag
this is so deep ...thoughtful and let you think deeper in the lyrics ..
very gorgeous guitar tone in that acoustic ...very nice sound effects !!!
yet another gem my friend ....never end of this well ...kudos ..thnx
alot for sharin !!!!
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
thanks Feter
the lyrics came about quickly. all i had was the thought of plastic bags and things just went from there. the acoustic sounded better then i would have thought so i tried not to crowd it.
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LunaTrick said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Nice one Vic...
Nicely worked song ... and your vocals really suit the flow of the song. Very impressive!
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Thanks Daniel
this is a sound I;ve been trying to work towards for a while.i think I'm starting to find a way to it.
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ktb said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
inside
wow Vic, its dense with goodness. The dark guitars, exceptional vocal, and the little production flourish's you pepper your songs with all combine to make something extraordinary. Is this all guitars> sounds like some very cool synths as well. Bravo sir
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
all guitars
the only keyboard synth work is on the effected percussion and the ending.

the single line thing that runs through the verses is though a filter effect. the odd section is with some ebow and fast phasers. and i used a pitch shifter in a few places. i even did some tapping at the fade out. just a bunch of fun stuff
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kassia said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
atmosphere
i love the opening with the sound effects and you really do a great job throughout the piece of using synths and percussion to create a very cool atmospheric backdrop. i love the way you've done the multiple vox tracks. this piece has great depth, lots of layers to create a very full sound. VERY cool tune.
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Vic Holman said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
thanks Kassia
this is a style and sound that has been swirling around in the back of my head for some time. finally it has started to come through for me.

thanks again for the listen
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MarkHolbrook said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Wow
Simply wow... Vic this is for me sort of a departure from your usual style in a little way. I mean if I heard this on the radio I'd have to think a little about who this was...

But wow... This is amazing! I too love the up when it should go down! Down when it should go up! Excellent!
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Vic Holman said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Thanks Mark
i was hoping it would come off differently. I'm getting close to 100 songs posted so it's overdue for some change when i can. i hope at least
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Relic67 said 2930 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
kool
super good melody, singing, playing and production.
I like the feeling of updated psych/prog stylings, reminds me a bit of the Bevis Frond in spots- i.e., genius!
great post.



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Vic Holman said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
now you're making me have to google
i never have heard of Bevis Frond. but my curiosity is peaked and will have to check it out. always things to learn

thanks dude!
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Skean said 2930 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Vic
This is outstanding, one of the best I've heard from you, I love your new style... Cheers
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Vic Holman said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
thanks Kenta
I'll have to see if I can carry it farther.
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SISTERS said 2930 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
so nice
man, you pluck those guitar strings with such authority - the opening measure is deliciously strong.
wonderfully strange progressions, and the mix is gloriously big.
way cool,
anne
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Vic Holman said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
authority song
thanks Anne. strings la'strange and some fun effects.

you did a awesome job with your new song!
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tempie said 2930 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
yes you are very loud
man I really like the prog/pop contrast you've been doing lately with the instrumentation, and the fact that you seem to be experimenting alot with different sounds. There's the spacey synth (almost like "What's Goin' On") and the trendy reversed drum sound and the jangly bright acoustic and then at the same time you've got your odd changes and prog lead/solos and those vox that always straddle the line between light and dark. Also like the slow tempo - is this a typical Vic Holman power ballad?
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Vic Holman said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
I CAN TYPE LOUD TOO!
some of my slower songs in the past tend to go through more changes. so yeah power balled why not. I've renewed my interest in effects and some different sounds, it has rejuvenated me some. i kinda felt like i might be repeating myself at times. now i spend hours going through synths and effected drum sets to see what can spark me
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lavalamp said 2930 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Dude
You have to slow down- I can't keep up.

Loved hearing the acoustic. Like how dreamy you got your voice on this. And open lyrics- digging a little deep, aren't ya? Thought the spoken part towards the end was genius. And so was the ending.

Stellar tune Vic- one for the books,

Dave
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Vic Holman said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Hey Dave
i had a brain splurge and came up with 3 songs in various stages at present. but summer starting and a lot of yard and repair work so I'll slow down a bit.

i liked how the acoustic came through so i tried to give that as much space as possible. lyric wise there's no reflection on me actually just words that tell a story. I've wanted to put a non-descript vocal in a tune for a long time this seemed like a good spot ....... i also reversed it.... cranberry sauce
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TERRAPLANE said 2930 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Wow!!
It's been a while since I'v visited your songs & your mix,vox & composition All top notch!! I really enjoyed this Vic,,thanks much for the DL''''keep on keepin on,T
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Vic Holman said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
any visit is good enough
hey thanks for the good words. of course the download and salad bar is always open ;)
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Bob Rodgers said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
I
can't keep up with your songs Vic and after hearing this I also want to give up and.......maybe go gardening with Ed.
This is superb and everything on this is top notch, this confirms why I don't listen to the radio anymore, so much good music on here and this has to be one of your best!
A great vibe to this and very atmospheric. I love your acoustic guitar tone and playing, always good to hear.
Superb song and I loved it!

Bob
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Vic Holman said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
i really should be out gardening. the yard's a mess.

I've been meaning to do a drop d tune. so i plunked down and practiced this on the acoustic for three evenings. when i recorded the acoustic i thought it would be the scratch track, but the tone sounded pretty good to me. so i got into a psyched up mood and dug into it.
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timothy devine said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
hey Vic
I see you've been busy. I haven't been around much. Its great to hear your guitars on this. the acoustic is recorded real nice and clear
this a great production and a great recording job
great lyrics
you amaze me
peace
tm



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Vic Holman said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
thanks Tim
well it has been raining a lot, so when i get stuck in the house things and ideas happen. it's best to get 'em down before i forget.

thanks again Tim. good to see you around. it's been a while.
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egobandit said 2929 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
You know
When aliens come to explore this desolate planet after we are gone they will discover right before the last great extinction a layer of plastic in the geological record. BTW love the backward twisting guitar talking excellent song! You have out done yourself on this one Vic!
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Vic Holman said 2928 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
Thanks Tim
that's what i was thinking, plus styrofoam, but no one seems to talk about that anymore.

i wouldn't doubt if all the plastic was gathered up and put together as a plastic bag that the earth could fit in it.
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Peter Bauckham said 2929 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
Nicely Done!
Not much to add really. One of your best!

Peter
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Vic Holman said 2928 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
Thanks Peter
also thanks for the continous support. i like this one as well it's something of a added direction to try try out
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Trillian said 2927 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Awesome Vic!!!!
Your voice shines on this! The music is great as always, and as usual, I always find your lyrics introspective and insightful. Kudos bubble boy! : )
Vic Holman said 2927 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Thanks CJ
you know I should of added me popping bubble wrap somewhere in here. :-)
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bud said 2927 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Really excellent Vic
I like the different drum treatment and the various guitar effects are wonderful. Your vocal sounds really relaxed on this too. Very nice.
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Vic Holman said 2926 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Kevin
ultrabeat in logic has some pretty warped out drum and synth settings. i probably spent more time trying out different ones then recording the rest of the song. the effects are pretty standard, but used to an extreme.
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lengold said 2927 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Really loved
the acoustic intro and knowing it was going to take off any minute, and what a launch. Wonderful in every way, reminds me of Traffic.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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Vic Holman said 2926 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Len
early in recording i almost opt to be just the acoustic and a vocal track or two. but i can never seem to leave anything bare.

thanks again Len
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Sigmund said 2926 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Inside
This is an exceptional piece of work. The intro immediately grabs your interest, and you don't let up till the song ends. Well arranged and in particular well paced. I too thought Beatles - definitely has a psychadelic feel to it - which is very cool. Thank you for sharing this.
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Vic Holman said 2924 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Thanks Sigmund
psychedelic beatle sounds seem to be ingrained in me even when i'm not trying.

thanks for the listen, i appreciate it
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thoddi said 2926 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Wow
Something new is going on. First, the lyrics... Your observations are some I can recognize as ones I have wondered about myself. "from the glare on the screen, opinions on everything"... but then we all have them...;) And also find myself guilty in sometimes being the "prophet on the corner":)

I feel you have moved on to a new level with your music. How you let the instrumentation sit back and support the message is very thoughtful and tasty done. The acoustic sound is brilliant and crispy clean. Just the right amount of fx's to add to the slightly feeling of a psychedelic experience.

Super!
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Vic Holman said 2924 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Thanks Thor
sometimes I really have a laugh at some peoples opinions, some are pretty outrageous.

mostly i wanted the acoustic to dominate this one. also I felt I need to break away from my usual routine of recording and mixing. i hope
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jiguma said 2926 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Another one!
Where I didn't get an email notification! Just saw someone posting on it on the home page Vic.

Aaaargh - now I've got the slowest ever MJ connection - back later.

That's better!

Certainly one of your best so far Vic. In fact I'd hazard to say that as far as structure, playing, singing and production, this is your best ........oh, and writing too. Now, about the nits: 3rd beat in the 27th bar, there is a very slight, almost inaudible sound of a mosquito buzzing past the bridge pickup on the strat. I'm really surprised no-one else picked it up :)

Keep taking the tablets Vic ;)

Neil
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Vic Holman said 2924 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Thanks Neil
this is one that i actually feel came together really well. I went through a lot of the ultrabeat channel strip setting to find something totally different for percussion. then played those on the keyboard. I've only dabbled with the programming side of it.

sorry about the mosquito there could be a cat meow in there as well.
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mowguy3 said 2925 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Fantastic
This is just crazy great! I am blown away. Everything is in it's place bud. Thanks.
Be well, Mow
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Vic Holman said 2924 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
thanks dude
i pretty much surprised myself on how well it turned out.

thanks for the listen!
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Ed Hannifin said 2925 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
I think this is my favorite of yours...
I absolutely love the acoustic guitar sound and how you've got them spread left and right... I also like the way you're using your voice... Sounds like you're stepping outside of and thus widening the spectrum of the 'Vic Holman Sound', which I think is to the good... You're retaining your signature elements but setting them in different contexts, and it totally works for me... There's also more spaciousness in this mix, which has great impact but still keeps plenty of air. I think the vocal and acoustic guitar treatments help that... I also like the almost bagpipe-y sound that I'm assuming is a guitar...

Ed
Vic Holman said 2924 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Thanks Ed
I thought this one turned out pretty good as well. Originally I laid down the acoustic thinking it would be the scratch track. But on relistening I noticed that it was there. it helps playing the thing about ten times a night, 3 days running.

i have been wanting to expand on change my usual style. sometimes i think it's easy to get into a rut and repeat what ya know.

Also I could get real bagpipers to apply for the job. ;)
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Scott Carmichael said 2924 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Mr Holman sir
brilliant producing... just excellent... i'd be thrilled to have this complete and huge a sound... such well placed parts and element...

could we get a glimpes into your signal chain for that acoustic sound?... careful..... my next post will try and replicate his guiatr sound...

really amazing... I'm guessing that the recording step is your fav part of the process?
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Vic Holman said 2920 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks Scott
I think the recording process is my favorite part of the process. Still so much to learn, that's what keeps my interest going.

Thanks again Scott
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segiperkasa said 2918 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
cool song..
cool song .. the arrangement is great and the lyric is really cool......
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Vic Holman said 2915 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
thanks
thanks for the listen....... i appreciate it!
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rsorensen said 2889 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
the acoustic
sounds amazing. as do your vocals. another great tune. thanks for sharing.
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Nick_Flash said 2855 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
nice
I havent been around for a while. You're stuff still sounds great. Cool mellow feel to this one.
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