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Not What She Seems (with Sigmund)


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rok41

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"Not What She Seems" is a song that I began writing about a month ago...I believe that the lyrics speak for themselves regarding what it is all about. My songs sometimes gravitate towards the darker, minor side of things and this was no exception. I was really looking for a groove oriented feel again and think that I captured that. After I completed all of the parts I sent it over to my good friend and collab partner Sigmund. After working on his killer tune "But Seriously" (http://www.macjams.com/song/63947) I asked him to take a listen to this song as I felt it was still lacking some spark. Sig had some great ideas regarding the mix and much to my delight he agreed to add a juicy backing rythym guitar part and a killer solo. He is a true professional and worked hard to mesh the parts over a pretty busy bass line. I will say it again, the talent pool on MacJams is amazing and it's guys like Sigmund that make it a joy to be associated with this site.

The usual suspects are on board for this song.

Chris
Vocals
Bass (Fender P Bass)
Wah and funk guitar parts (Parker Fly)
Keys (Korg X3)
Drums - DOD

Sigmund
Fender Strat - Lead guitar, crunch rythym.
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Lyrics
"Not What She Seems"

(verse 1)
She's a woman of distinction
a master of deception
an overrated, motivated Diva of the highest design.

The people all adore her
they better not ignore her
She's an unforgiving, ego driven, rock star legend
in her own mind

(pre chorus)
But I know something about you girl
you know you're not fooling me

(chorus)
I knew you, when you were you
I think you know what I mean
Save yourself, before it's to late
This girl's just not what she seems

(verse 2)
She's a woman of beauty
she looks down on "cuties"
she's an overeducated, super medicated master of none

Making love to the mirror
her face is getting clearer
She'll 735 you, blind you with her diamonds and white hot veneer.

(pre chrous)
(chorus)
(lead break)

(verse 3)
I knew you when you were nothing
but now you're really something
All the money in the world can't build the perfect girl
so why waste your time

Your tone is condescending
your games are never ending
who the hell are you and what are you trying to prove

(pre chorus)
(chorus)

You better watch your back now.

Song Stats
Hits: 4065
Comments: 86
Fans: 34
Plays: 341
Downloads: 91

Uploaded: Oct 24, 2010 - 04:07:36 PM
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 - 11:10:24 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 01:03:03 AM
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Hardware:
MacPro, Apogee Duet
Software:
GB
Comments
dave_b said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Not What She Seems
This has got a RnB flavor in the verse, then the chorus rocks it up. Reminds me of Steely Dan some. Love that bass especially in the chorus, and that guitar lead break is killer.
Very cool collab!
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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Thanks
Dave, I really appreciate your comment, this song is dark, but heartfelt.
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magnatone said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Not What She Seems
HOLY COW you guys - this is just specTACular!! this is as good as any song i've ever heard at MJ, or ANYWHERE for that matter. love the vocals, the lyrics, the guitar - there's nothing i don't love! thanks you guys - this is EXCELLENT!
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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Wow
That is overwhelming Karen! I am always pleased when you stop in. Thanks for allways being supportive! This was another leap of faith. Again, thanks on behalf of Sig and I.
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Char said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
There you go.
Love the beat, guitars and the vocal. Lyrics are thoughtful. Enjoyed this very much. Thanks.

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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Hi Char!
I am glad you enjoyed your listen. Thank you so much for all you do.
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alackbass said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Not What She Seems (with Sigmund)
So coooooool! Great song, production, and mix. Love the lyrics. So downloaded!
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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Downloads...
Are the highest form of appreciation! Thanks for the kind words Andrew on behalf of Sig and I. Sig killed the guitar solo!
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Sigmund said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Not What She Seems
Chris, this song is so cool I have not been able to stop humming it since I first heard it last week. I like the changes, and the vocals sound great. Your bass playing is excellent, and is a pleasure to solo to. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this work - I can't wait for the next one!
Sig
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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Sig
Thank you my friend. It is always a pleasure to work with you, your guitar playing on this was stellar! I am looking forward to our next project.
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Loob said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Nice groove
I think I'd nudge up the vocals just a hair. Only criticism. Great vocals. Great playing. Nicely laid out.
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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Loob
Thanks for the kind words. I went back and forth on the vocal level and because of my "vocal insecurity" I probably overcompensated a bit much. Thanks again!
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RAVENS said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Awesome
Hey, hey, hey, what's wrong with making love to the mirror?

Kick-ass song, your vocals sound awesome! Terrific guitar playing & the lyrics are great. You guys rock!

RAVEN ;-)
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RAVENS said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
BTW
Can someone get that poor woman a cheeseburger or something?
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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Smile :)
Dani, I didn't say "making love IN the mirror"...hahah! Thanks for stopping by the listen! As always we appreciate it!

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jdholliday said 2587 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
ahh The dynamic duo!
hey Chris, you can sing too? And the bass is thumpin'! And Sir Sigmund is layin' it down! nice! great collab, can't wait to hear more from you 2!
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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
JD
Thanks man! I never consider myself a "singer" but, I am trying my best to be listenable. ;)...Sig is an awesome player, and a great dude!
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RosaLinda said 2587 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Fantastic!
On this site you really have the time to listen in to all there is! No competition and the really good artists are appreciated! This is WOW music! Good voice and really nice guitar! I loved this!!
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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Rosa Linda,
That is a very nice thing to say! On behalf of Sig and I, Thanks!!
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jiguma said 2587 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Excellent sound!
Really enjoying your bass Chris, as well as that slinky wah pedal. Sigi's Strat fills things out very nicely, and the lead is very tasty indeed. Love the vocals too. Even the DoD drums shows you don't have to be too fancy to get a good drum track.
Very cool post!
Neil
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rok41 said 2587 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Thanks!
Neil, that is a great compliment, especially coming from a cat with your chops! I appreciate you taking the time to check it out, on behalf of Sigi and myself, THANKS!
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ted23 said 2587 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Wowzer!
Simply great. Live the slightly filtered guitar at the start, gives it that summery feel as I glides along beautifully. I was blown away when the funk bass kicked in. Excellent chorus and the solo works great with the bass.
Really really goid
rok41 said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Ted
Thank you my friend. Sigmund did a nice job of playing around the bass line on the solo. Just another testament to his versatility. Regarding the funk bass, I am a little busy there, but it is where I live. ;)
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Symphony101 said 2587 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Not what She Seems
A great song guys, and fantastic performances. Great guitar work Sigmund. I love this bass line Chris, awesome.
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rok41 said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Hi Yves
I really appreciate the kind words, thanks for checking it out!
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sammydix said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
nwss
Smooth funky, man. Awesome mix, too.
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rok41 said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Sammy
Thanks man! Nice of you to stop by....by the way, i really did Portuguese Sun!
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segiperkasa said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
groovy ..
really cool work ... some nice groove ... love the bass work .. the solo really outstanding ...
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rok41 said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Thanks!
For taking the time to listen, i really appreciate it man!
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KCsGROOVE said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
fonky
Cool fonky stuff!
Love that bass!
Fine vocals and guitarwork too!
Dig it!
KC
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rok41 said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Thanks Cees!
I am glad you enjoyed the listen, thanks for your nice comment!
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awigze said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
great riffs
from bass to vocals. It is all here! All the funky in place!
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rok41 said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Hi Andy
Thanks for stopping by my "funky place" my friend! I appreciate it!
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fishboisfo said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
hey man
this was really nice -- It's seedy and dark . . . and I like that :)
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rok41 said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Thanks Donald
I just listened to yours and this is like sunshine compared to yours! Man, I loved it!
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scaustrita said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Talent!
Wonderful team work here.
Well arranged cut, with hot vocals.
Near flawless execution . . .

:: Powerful Performance ::
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rok41 said 2586 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Steve
Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to listen.
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michaeljayklein said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Gadzooks!
This was terrific guys! Has a redolence of the 1980s about it (the last decade of good music if anyone asks me) and the song an work on this is truly impressive, entertaining and greatly enjoyed. Full marks!
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rok41 said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
much appreciated!
Michael, thanks for the nice comment, glad you enjoyed!
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ziti said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
nice one here
this really well done...even thru the computer speakers, it is deep. Great job in all aspects.

she sounds like a fun date!

best
z
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rok41 said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Ziti
It is always great to hear from you, glad you dropped in for a visit.
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ziti said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
great guitar
too!!!!

z
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Sigmund said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thanks Fran
A VERY BIG compliment, coming from you!
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rok41 said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
ummmmm...
I concur!
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Moses said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
not what she seems
really dug this tune, a lot of strong stuff going on here, great bass, ooh soo good
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rok41 said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Moses
Thanks so much for the nice compliment, glad you enjoyed it!
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Bob Rodgers said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Excellent!
Great song, love the bass and vocals. The guitars are superb, great tone and playing.
This has a great groove and I like the laid back verses that lead to the catchy up tempo chorus.
Great stuff and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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rok41 said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Not What She Seems
Thanks Bob! This was a fun song to put together; having Sig play on it was the frosting!
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FEEL said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Really cool groove
The progression is really cool, drums, bass and guitar section. I like the vocal effect... what effect did you put on them or did you go back and sing along. My favorite part has to be when it breaks into the chorus and lead. Some excellent stuff here... real pro sounding. Great job the two of you.
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rok41 said 2585 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Seems
John, thanks so much for listening. For the vocals I triple tracked with one track being a minor third harmony. Seems to give it some depth, even with my relatively thin voice.
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RickEarly55 said 2584 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Way Cool
Once again Chris, this is an extremely intriguing tune. Bass line is phenomenal as always and Sigmund's guitar is the perfect accompaniment. There's something else though that I can't put my finger on that makes me keep coming back to listen to this song. Great job.
rok41 said 2584 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Rick E!
It is cool to see you on MJ's, Thanks for the mice compliment!
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ShadowofNine said 2583 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Killer
bass line glues this together and the solo is sparkling, lyrically strong with fine performances, totally enjoyable...me digs...
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rok41 said 2583 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
SO9
Thanks man! Much thanks on behalf of myself and Sigi.
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ktb said 2583 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
That Bass!
make my little altec computer speakers boom baby. Nice groove and polish. Would have loved to hear a little more of the vocal in the verse section. Small nit, to an otherwise excellent track. Loved that solo.
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rok41 said 2583 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
John
John
I will agree that the P Bass recorded really nicely. Very earthy. I have heard that about the verse vocals and have modified on my master. Sigi's solo is perfect. Thanks!

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egobandit said 2582 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
dudes!
So so tight love the bass on this! the singing is like 311, tops!
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rok41 said 2582 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Not What She Seems
Thanks egobandit, I appreciate your nice comment!
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lengold said 2582 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
This is
totally pro in every way.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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rok41 said 2582 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Len
Thanks so much my friend!
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fasteddie said 2582 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Not What She Seems
You guys tear it up big time.

Very cool song!

Of course the bass and guitar work is going to be stellar with this team.

Great stuff.
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rok41 said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Michael
Hey man, thanks! Great to hear from ya!
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jibes said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
She Seems
"the talent pool on MacJams is amazing" How true as testified by this song!
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rok41 said 2581 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Hi Neal
Thats very nice man! I consider myself very lucky to have found such a great outlet and support. Sigmund is great to work with.
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MarkHolbrook said 2580 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Wow
Sorry I missed this. This is outstanding!
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rok41 said 2580 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Mark
As always, thanks for the support!
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kassia said 2557 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
oh yeah
Listen to that bass! Holy camoly this is HOT. LOVE your vocals Chris. The whole tune is just stellar, great contrast between the laid back verses and the harder rockin chorus. You two make an awesome team! This is a download for sure.
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rok41 said 2557 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Ah Shay!
Thanks dear, I am glad you liked it!
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crissew said 2557 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Really good
love that groove and that vocal phrasing. Excellent work. Love this, especially the verse melody. Really good stuff. Catchy as all get out. Love it.
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rok41 said 2557 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Charles
Thanks for the valuable feedback my friend.
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lilmom said 2549 days ago (December 1st, 2010)
Outstanding
this is a keeper! downloaded! Subtle, downplayed, effective!!!! Wow! You guys!!!
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rok41 said 2547 days ago (December 3rd, 2010)
Sylvia
Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by.
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Rayelise said 2548 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
not what she seems
This is a great collaboration. The bass and guitar solos are awesome. I like the slight echo on the vocals. this lady sounds very scary- I love the line "she's an overeducated, super medicated master of none" Very effective!
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rok41 said 2547 days ago (December 3rd, 2010)
Rayelise
Thanks so much or the nice compliment!
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ramonaji said 2540 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
too cool
this is just rad, y'all
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rok41 said 2540 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Ahh Ramona!
Haven't seen you in awhile, thanks for checking out my latest!
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Elevator_Funk said 2533 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
....
sounds good. dig that bass playing, I better go listen to some more of your stuff.
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rok41 said 2533 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
EF
Thanks my friend for checking it out!
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hackneybloke said 2533 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
not what she seems
great guitar work....very funky and groovy...in fact the song could be two songs. i like the choice of effect on the vocal, and the way the song keeps coming back to that cool bass groove and. really great track guys.
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rok41 said 2533 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Thanks Julian
We had a great time putting it together, the vocal effect is compensating for my lack of vocal prowess.;)
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tonestones said 2495 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Not What She Seems
Great funk pass. Sigmund always plays such tasteful leads. Excellent listen.
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rok41 said 2495 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Steve
Thanks for taking a listen to Not What She Seems! I appreciate it!
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stevelee said 2382 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Awesome
Love the rythme and feel of this. Great job!
rok41 said 2382 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Steve for checking it out!
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TvRicky said 2177 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
You cats are down!
Listening is a pleasure and an experience in soulful expressions..

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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rok41 said 2176 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Ricky
Thanks my friend for stopping in!
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