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rok41

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"Waiting" is a song that came about whilst noodling on my Larrivee Acoustic guitar. Not sure who it's about (maybe you, or me) but like I told my girlfriend, Jamie, "if you think any song's about you, then it is". I'm a great Philosophizer :). Anyway this is all me, vocally and instrumentally. I do these projects every now and then to remind me why I joined MJ's. A big thank you to my friends Andrew, Sig from MJ and my former bandmate, Chris Raspante (Nashville) for advice working through the mix. I hope you enjoy "Waiting".
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Lyrics
Say what you want to say
Make it hurt, there ain't no other way
Forgiveness starting to slip away
And I don't care

Love, then you want to fight
Breaking it down, but it lasts all night
Ain't nothing worth doing if you don't do it right
Anyway

Chorus
Jaded, you're so complicated
Just take a look at yourself
And lie in the bed that you've made
I can't explain it, I've done all I can do
And I won't be waiting

Lies, yeah you're full of lies
Burning down bridges with your alibis
This party's over and it's time to cry
And I don't care

Don't blame it on your family
A daddy's girl wouldn't act that way
You're talking to much and you've got nothing to say
Anyway

Chorus
Bridge
Believe you walk on water
Defiant in your crown
You slip below the surface
The water drags you down and down
You drown

Jaded, you're so complicated
Just take a look at yourself
And do you like what you see?
I can't explain it, I've done all i can do

Chorus


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Comments: 72
Fans: 42
Plays: 518
Downloads: 60
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Nov 01, 2013 - 03:54:37 PM
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2013 - 03:54:37 PM Last Played: Nov 10, 2017 - 08:49:23 AM
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Larrivee Acoustic, Parker Fly guitar, 1974 Fender Jazz, Axiom Midi keys
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Comments
alackbass said 1484 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Waiting
Very cool song. Well written. Love the riff and the acoustic guitar tone. The variations on the riff in the bass part are inspired. You are quite a singer. I like how the vocal opens up in the chorus. The bridge is super smooth. Nice harmonies. The organ really fills things out nicely. You're such a lyrically soloist on the bass. This is a real keeper. Downloaded!
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rok41 said 1484 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Andrew
Thanks my friend for the help on this. I am sure that you noticed that I moved the placement of the tremolo guitar more towards center, and the acoustics "outside", really seemed to open it up., great advice! Regarding the organ, I wish I was a better keyboardist, because I love those tones. Thanks again Andrew!
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MarkHolbrook said 1484 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Freaking awesome
This just sounds so perfect. Chris you simply rock man...

Your bass work totally takes this to another level.

Nicely done!
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rok41 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
mark
Thanks my friend, I trust all is well. I'm glad you liked the tune and appreciate you taking time to give it a go. RoK
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PeterB7858 said 1484 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Waiting
Another very fine adult contemporary rock song. My kind of music. Your vocals and phrasing are really good. A great vibe that lasts the entire song, too. The Larivee is sounding real nice. Thanks for the D/L, Chris. Regards, Peter.
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rok41 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
Peter
I'm glad it's your kind of music...it's mine too. Thanks for checking it out, and the kind comment.
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richard13 said 1484 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Wow!
Good stuff Chris. I like it all, vocally and instrumentally, but the bass and drums are what really does it for me. The lyrics are good too. Those 4 minutes went very quickly. Nicely done.
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rok41 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
Richard
As always,, your support is truly appreciated. Thanks for giving it a go!
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sammydix said 1484 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
waiting
really catchy chorus here. bet it felt great going solo for a moment. love the vocal effects.
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rok41 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
Sammy
Thanks Sammy, glad you enjoyed!
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Philip18 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
Waiting
Great tone to the guitar. The riff is nice and solid, the vocal (including the harmonies, which have a Bread-like soaring quality at times) carry everything well. Good arrangement. The bass solo has the typical edge that you are able to get. Quality all the way, Chris!
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rok41 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
Philip
Bread huh? That's a nice comment and one I never expected to hear regarding my music. Big fan of Dave Gates growing up. Glad you enjoyed Philip.

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J_Gretch said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
Waiting
Nice and tight!...This mix is off the hook,sounds great through my headphones.I can hear every instrument crystal clear.,,Great playing and vox..Much enjoyed!
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rok41 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
thanks
Really appreciate the kind words!
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bassjam04 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
Waiting
Really nice Chris! First off I think the song is great- infectious and catchy. I'm still humming that riff. You know I'm a fan of your bass playing- nice playing and tone! Also, your vocals never sounded better. Cool that this is all you- you should do more of this. You have really found a voice production wise- mix is great and every instrument in well defined. Well done mate!!
rok41 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
B
Thanks for the support bro, means a lot. This was a bitch to mix, but thanks to the help of some talented friends I was able to reign it in. As always, I appreciate you taking time to listen.
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Sigmund said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
Waiting
I agree with Brian, Bro - your production skills have really come into their own, and this tune is a perfect example of it. I already know you're a great musician and songwriter, but in this tune you demonstrate the ability to keep the song moving through very effective use of dynamics - technics so subtle yet are extremely effective in holding interest, controlling emotion and telling your story. Very well done, my friend - really enjoyed this one!
Sig
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rok41 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
My Brutha
Thanks man, as you know, I'm a big proponent of dynamics and I agree it creates interest. I'm glad it worked out on this tune, thanks for the help.

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Wummimann said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
...
a very good rock song. good vocals an perfect musicianship.
the hihats a little bit to loud, maybe my it's a frequency lack of my ears.
really a good song!
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rok41 said 1483 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
wummiman
Thanks man, I appreciate the listen, I'm a big fan of your last one as well.

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KCsGROOVE said 1482 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
waiting
really dig this song, Chris
cool music and vocals
dig that bass!
KC
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rok41 said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
KC
Thanks man! I hope all is well, keep jamming man!
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Daugrin said 1482 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Form refresher
Lots of interesting ideas, even the recycled ideas sound fresh! Plenty of ear candy too, thanks for posting with us here.

Daug
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rok41 said 1482 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
daugrin
Thanks for checking it out, glad you enjoyed!
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FEEL said 1482 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Nice acoustic rock song
Fine melody and progression, vocals sound great, clean mix, kind of like "Days of the New". Your talent really shows through.
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rok41 said 1482 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
john
Days of the New, Tantric, is exactly the type of sound that I was trying to achieve.Thanks for your support!
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davisamerica2 said 1482 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Waiting
Great job on this, Chris. Get yourself cloned, and take this on the road. Loved the song and lyrics, and vocals were right on.
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rok41 said 1482 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Terry
Great to see you my friend! Thanks for the very nice words; however I think my road days are over.
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jiguma said 1482 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Not bad .......
......... for a bass player ;)

Cool idea for the riff, and everything works really well. Some great harmonies, and the vocal is solid. Love the B3, and - you just don't hear enough bass solos these days!

MJ seems to have quite a few of us bassists doing everything on their songs - interesting, but not sure why.

Nifty little production tricks on the vocals in there that I'm noticing on the second listen. Drums are perfectly done, and yes I hear Bread in the harmonies too.

Exceelent post Chris.

4-stringers rule!

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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rok41 said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Neil
Haha, ain't that the truth Neil! As you know, bassists are the "worker bees" in most situations; heck, even drummers get more of the spotlight! I guess it's just another way to express ourselves, I think. :) Thanks so much for always listening and always providing feedback.
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strangedream said 1482 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Nice Job!
Impressive job, Chris- I love it. It's clear that you know a little something about recording great music! ;)

I'll be hitting you up for vocals soon. Shared on the Sigmund's Strangedream page!
rok41 said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Nat
Thanks Nat! I really want to pick your brain sometime regarding the recording of vox; You do it so well, and it takes patience (which I have very little of) to dial it all in. I'm glad you dropped in!
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DWL said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Classy Chris!
Excellent playing, singing and production.

Lovely work on the bass and slick work on the mixing desk.

Cheers

Dick

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rok41 said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Thanks Dick
Much appreciated my friend, nice of you to stop in and listen!
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Les_Kloo said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Waiting
Catchy. The chorus really shines. Nice touches throughout. Top mix. You're a good vocalist, too. Love the harmonies. Multi-talented much? Do more.
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rok41 said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Lk
Mr. Kloo, thank you my friend. Glad you stopped in and gave it a go, means a lot!
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ktb said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Waiting
Must feel great to sit down, noodle away and watch this gem take shape. This is terrific song craft imho.
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rok41 said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
john
Thank you my friend, I was actually going to bounce my keyboard work off of you to see if you had any pointers. I can barely play, so any feedback
would help. By, the way, love what you're doing with Speakeasy Sway.
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Vic Holman said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
waiting
excellent song chris!
cool chord arrangement on the verses. the chorus is a perfect example of what a chorus should come across as. the extended bridge is great too.
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rok41 said 1481 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Vic
Thanks man, that means a lot coming from a guy who can do it all. I appreciate the nice words.

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12parsecs said 1481 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
great vocals
well written song. nice vocal work. enjoyed! waiting to hear what you record next.
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rok41 said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
12parsecs
Much appreciated man, thanks for checking it out!
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groovehounds said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Waiting
I like this Chris .... has a funky guitar rhythm in the verses that really grabs me ... one of those almost chile pepper=ish catchy chordal grooves ... that larrivee sounds great. Love that bridge with the subtle organ and your vocal harmonies ... well composed and produced song.
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rok41 said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Stan
Thanks my friend; You know, my guitar technique is self taught and fundamentally unsound, but I can do just enough sometimes to roll with the groove, Organ; same thing, I appreciate your support as always, means a lot!
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magnatone said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
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it's always such a pleasure to listen to your creations Chris - very cool to hear this solo project. Thanks for the D/L - I will enjoy this many, many, many times!
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rok41 said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Karen
Thanks Karen! Glad you stopped in, it's always great to see you here!
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faultysynapse said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Waiting
Great song if i new how to become a fan i would.Your vocals are solid,cool bass,liked the overall feel to this one.Nice job.
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rok41 said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Faultysynapse
Thanks man, I appreciate it! No worries on the fan thing, but in the future, all you need to do is click on the "heart" under song actions. Appreciate it man!
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Llarion said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Some stuff...
Excellent double-track stuff in the chorus; of the two vocal treatments, I prefer it to the way the verses are... lots of smoothness in the bridge, just what the song needed, a sweetening break; very nice touch. Hi-hats are both a tad big and a tad strident... in fact, the whole top half of the drums are edgy, and I might pump 80Hz on the drums a little to shore up the kick just a tiny bit, but I like em to hit harder than most people, so that's just me. Drum EQ harping aside, the actual drum part is wickedly slick and exceptionally well executed. Tasteful and funky. I so want to sock you in the gut for being such a magnificent bass player. :) Deep in envy of your soloing abilities. That last chord, it's a little unfortunate that you faded a little going into it, I'd have PUNCHED that mother. :) I love a fakeout cadence. :)
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rok41 said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Phil
As we discussed, thanks so much for the detailed feedback. This is all a big learning process for all of us, and the more direct and honest feedback, the better. It helps me, I know. Really appreciate the kind words!
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VicDiesel said 1480 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Waiting
Great playing in every part. Enjoyed.
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rok41 said 1479 days ago (November 6th, 2013)
Vic
Thanks my fellow Texan!
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4nglo said 1479 days ago (November 6th, 2013)
top of the chart for good reason
Really good job all around, Chris

Dig your solo stuff, man.

. - HL
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rok41 said 1479 days ago (November 6th, 2013)
HL
Thanks man, I really appreciate the listen!
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davisamerica said 1479 days ago (November 6th, 2013)
we
want to buy u a beer.
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rok41 said 1479 days ago (November 6th, 2013)
Jack
I'm in like Flynn, thanks my friend!
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dashriprock said 1479 days ago (November 6th, 2013)
Very nice!
Like I said, Chris - you just get better and better. HOLY CRAP!! Awesome work.
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rok41 said 1479 days ago (November 6th, 2013)
Steve
Thanks my brutha!
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Soundhound said 1478 days ago (November 7th, 2013)
Good song..
Nicely put together, tight groove lots of feel....
Great vocals .....Hot track Man...On the number...
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rok41 said 1478 days ago (November 7th, 2013)
Anthony
Many thanks for the kind comments, glad you enjoyed!
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oldlibmike said 1478 days ago (November 7th, 2013)
Waiting
Nice hook right from the get go and a great mix! You must have a nice home studio to match the talent.
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rok41 said 1477 days ago (November 8th, 2013)
Michael
Thanks man! I WISH I had a nice studio...just a Mac, Apogee Duet and headphones for now. Appreciate the listen and nice comment!
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J_Gretch said 1476 days ago (November 9th, 2013)
Waiting again
Had to come back again(probably should just go ahead and download),,,Enjoyed this as much as anything I've ever heard here..You are an inspiration....
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rok41 said 1476 days ago (November 9th, 2013)
mr. gretch
Truly a great compliment, the second listen and download. Maybe I'm doing something right.
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Doug Somers said 1472 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Where to start?
The lead in riffs catch me musically but then things take off like an arrow. Not only do you have a smokin band here but your mix in terms of how you've placed the instruments and vocals (dry/wet and position) just keeps the quality knob turning up. Great musicianship all around here - I was wondering who was doing the drums for instance and checked your description and found it was you as well. Apart from the prowess and pyrotechnics of skill I just basically like the song. A lot. Thanks for making it downloadable.

Ps - I can only seem to get 2:18 of this song on my ipad before the file repeats. I don't know why iPads have this issue. Some MJ songs I can't play at all. In any event, when I get home I'm doing a full listen. For sure.
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rok41 said 1472 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Doug
Thank you my friend or the nice comment. It drives me crazy that iPhone and iPad have the issue with the "short playing" of Macjams songs. Mark Holbrook developed a Macjams App that eliminates this issue, you might check it out. Anyway, I hope you check it out past the 2,18 mark, as there are lots of twists and turns after. Thanks again for the support!
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Doug Somers said 1472 days ago (November 13th, 2013)
Got it cracked
If an artist allows downloads then clicking on the download icon streams the whole song to an iPad. Yay!

Now I can say that the bridge is great, and the organ that comes to the fore followed by the jazz guitar solo make for a refreshing twist to the song to that point. Love the ending - just the right place. I suspect that was either totally inspired and you got it in one pass or you fiddled to try the best way to finish the song.

On listening again I could really pay attention to how you handled your vocals, both the regular solo, the chorus, and the backups since they all seemed to have their own treatment that made each section unique. I know where I'll come for mixing advice if I ever record a vocal!

Doug
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rok41 said 1471 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Doug
I'm glad you were able to check it out to the end. Thanks for the detailed feedback! I'm glad you liked the treatment of the vox, but I have to say that I am second guessing myself regarding the verse vocal structure and effect. I used a "slap back" technique, and I think it sounds a bit thin in comparison to the chorus and bridge vox. But, I learned something and that's what matters. By the way, the "jazz guitar" that you reference is actually my "74 Jazz Bass"...I appreciate your time and courtesy Doug!
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Doug Somers said 1471 days ago (November 14th, 2013)
Jazz Bass
I thought it might be a bass played higher up the neck and then second guessed myself too. Great sound and performance either way!
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scaustrita said 1462 days ago (November 23rd, 2013)
Waiting
Great mix very tight, the lyrics really caught my attention. The guitar is bright giving a clean sound. Driving song adds to the arrangement.

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sschedra said 1459 days ago (November 26th, 2013)
It has all the elements
The composition, the performances and the production are all right on. Very pro. I love the guitar work. Good job.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1412 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
great
solid sound.beautifully put together!
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