Thursday, January 25, 2018

Pheaturing Field Music

Hey kids, welcome to the Phile for a Thursday. How are you? How's you week going? I hope it's going better than the Philadelphia Eagles fan who got arrested for punching a horse. If you feel like you've heard this story before, it's because you have. Last week, a hardcore Eagles fan and horse hater was arrested for punching a police horse after the Eagles vs. Falcons game, and now another dude decided to do the same tailgating the game against the Vikings. Andrew Tornetta, 19, thought it would be fun to get hyped for the ultimately winning game with a little man-on-horse violence. The video is fucking insane. Her's a screenshot...

According to the police, here's how it went down, "The corporal gave verbal commands for the persons to leave the area. However, one person refused. While mounted atop the horse, the corporal began to escort him away from the crowd, again telling him to leave. The offender became verbally combative and maneuvered himself out of his jacket, and was grabbed by his sweatshirt to maintain control, due to him being under arrest. The corporal gave verbal commands for the persons to leave the area. However, one person refused. While mounted atop the horse, the corporal began to escort him away from the crowd, again telling him to leave. The offender became verbally combative and maneuvered himself out of his jacket, and was grabbed by his sweatshirt to maintain control, due to him being under arrest." What is it with Philadelphians and punching horses? I'm starting to think that "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is a documentary.

Buckle in to your party seats folks, because Party City just pulled an ad that offended people with gluten allergies, and the world is officially an absurd blue ball spinning into pure oblivion. The party store issued an official apology statement on Monday after people with Celiac slammed them for making fun of gluten allergies in a commercial. The commercial in question features two women getting ready to host a Super Bowl shindig, their table includes a generous spread of goodies, including Food Network star Sunny Anderson's inflatable snack stadium. At one point, a woman gestures to a single snack plate separated on a stool, "Those are some gluten-free options." “Do we even know people that are like that?” the other woman replies. “Tina,” the first woman answers. “Oh, gross, yeah,” the second concludes. A handful of people on Twitter didn't appreciate the dig at gluten allergies. Following their decision to remove the ad, Party City issued a full apology statement, and pledged to donate to Celiac Disease research.

The Food Network star Sunny Anderson shared the full apology on her Instagram, and thanked Party City for apologizing with the swiftness. Due to the backlash, the full commercial is no longer available for viewing. My nephew has Celiac's and I know if my sister saw that commercial she'd be pissed off as well.
We loved you, Barney. You loved us, Barney. We were all a happy family back in the '90s when times were simple BUT NOT ANYMORE. It's 2018. We've grown up. And so has the man who used to play your favorite purple dinosaur from childhood. David Joyner, the guy inside the Barney costume from 1991 to 2001, has moved on to a very different career path. According to a profile in Vice, he's now working as a "tantra massage specialist and spiritual healer," charging $350 for a three-to-four hour session. During these sessions, his exclusively female clients receive: a ritual bath, chakra balancing, a massage (BO-RING) and, finally, "cosmic, mind-blowing orgasms." According to Vice, the goal of these sessions is to "fully release a woman’s blocked energy." "When the lingam [penis] and the yoni [vagina] meet, there’s a certain energy that takes place that hands on the body alone cannot create," Joyner, 54, told Vive. "Even through G-spot massage, it’s still not the same energy that flows." BRB erasing all childhood memories of the TV show. Okay, now I'm back. Barney who? So, here's a quote from the interview, in which Joyner relates his work as Barney to what he does now, "The energy I brought up [while] in the costume is based on the foundation of tantra, which is love. Everything stems, grows, and evolves from love. Even when you have emotionally blocked energy, the best way to remove it is to remove it with love, and then replace it with God’s divine love. Love heals and allows you to continue to grow." Here's another quote from the interview, "Once the lingam is inside the yoni, there’s a technique where you don’t even move. You’re harmonizing spiritually and consciously, as you’re looking into each other’s eyes, and you’re feeling each other’s energy take place. This is about energy moving up. A lot of women have never really had spiritual sex." You getting that spiritual sex, LADIES??? Alright, dude. We get it. I suppose as long as everything is consensual in this tantric sex business, there's nothing wrong with this man's new career path. In fact, maybe he's actually doing some good in the world. And yet... does it have to be the guy who played Barney??? UGH. I'LL BE HAUNTED BY THIS FOR LIFE.
It has been 23 days since Logan Paul created a huge controversy by filming a dead body hanging in Japan's "suicide forest" and sharing it online for his millions of followers, many of them teens. And in those 23 days, Logan Paul has clearly undergone a full emotional and spiritual transformation (hired a new PR person). The 23-year-old has been taking a "break" from social media ever since his December 31st video went viral, causing YouTube to end their business partnership. But he's back with a cropped haircut and a completely different personality (empathetic? aware?) in a new video called "Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow." "I know I have made mistakes," says Logan somberly in the new vid. "I know I have let people down. But what happens when you are given an opportunity to help make a difference in the world?" In the video, Paul talks to various experts in the mental health field, like John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Bob Forrest, who runs the Alo House Recovery Center. He also talks to a man who survived his own suicide attempt, and promises to donate a million dollars to various suicide prevention organizations. "It’s time to learn from the past as I get better and grown as a human being," he says. "I’m here to have hard conversations so that those who are suffering can have easier ones." Paul, who in addition to making light of suicide also openly mocked Japanese culture and people throughout his visit, continued, "It is time to start a new chapter in my life as I continue to educate both myself and others on suicide I am humbled and thankful to say this is just the beginning." Paul, we're looking forward to his next apology video... "Racism. Be here tomorrow." JK. We're looking forward to hopefully never hearing about Logan Paul again.
Alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby decided to return to the fine art of standup comedy the other night after a two year hiatus, making a surprise appearance at a jazz club in Philadelphia. Because that's just what the world needs right now: more sexual predators in comedy! And more surprises! The 80-year-old comedian, who is accused by dozens of women of sexual abuse including multiple counts of allegedly drugging and raping women, performed storytelling and standup for an audience of about 50 people Monday night, NPR reports. According to NPR, Cosby's comedy included a story about his drunk uncle William, and the birth of his little brother when he was a kid. He also joked about aging and his impending blindness, with no mention of his trial or the over 60 women who have accused him of assault. Hilarious! "You laugh when blind people walk into things. And guess what? Blind people laugh when sighted people fall down," Cosby says, laughing at himself. At some point in the evening, he moved on to drums. This guy really is a jack of all trades. This is reportedly the first time Cosby has performed publicly since 2015, when his alleged victims began to speak publicly after a video of comedian Hannibal Buress joking about the accusations went viral. If you're needing a bit of a comedy palate cleanser, you can watch that video here on-line. Remember there's lots of great comedy out there, not being performed by alleged serial rapists! Check it out!
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And it'll be the wrong Stalin. Haha. Inside joke. So, I was supposed to Google the Disney movie "Lady and the Tramp" and instead Googled "Lady and the Trump" and this is what I got...

Hahahahaha. If you feel you have bad luck, just think it could be worse...

That sucks. Here's another Yelp review of Trump's hotel in Washington D.C...

Last weekend there was more Women's March and some of the women had the best signs...

I love the vagina one in the background as well. Haha. Hey, I love Pringles and there's a new flavor out...

I wanna try those. So, ever go to a bar or somewhere and see a tip jar? Sometimes they are very creative...

So it's the Phile's 12th anniversary this year and I'm showing you how some celebrities have changed from 2006 til 2018. For example Drake...

In 2006 he was Aubrey Graham. And in 2018...

He is Drake. hey, it's Thursday... you know what that means...

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If you spot the Mindphuck let me know. It's time to talk football with my friend Jeff.

Me: Ugh! Fuck! The Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl! Motherfucker! Hey, Jeff, how are you? Welcome back to the Phile.

Jeff: Fucking stupid damn Patriots. Fucking stupid damn Eagles. Oh hi, Jason. Always great to be back on the Phile. I'm okay, I guess. You?

Me: I'm okay. So, are you happy about the two teams being in the Bowl? I really wanted the Jags and Vikings to be in it.

Jeff: No, I'm not happy about it. I saw on Facebook the other someone that might be a mutual friend of ours, I'm not sure, posted, "First we had an election with the two worse candidates, now we have a Super Bowl with the two worse teams." I couldn't agree more.

Me: Fucking Eagles fans... fucking Philadelphia... I have such a sour taste in my mouth over Pennsylvania. Haha. Eagles fans, this will be the worse Super Bowl ever. I don't want either team to win. Jeff, did you see the Eagles fans pound the Vikings bus with beers as it attempted to leave the stadium?

Jeff: You have a bad taste in your mouth? How do you think I feel? The Eagles are my ex-wife's team as well as my brother's team and I still have to root for them because they are the lesser of the two evils because I despite New England. I didn't see that about the bus, but I'm not the least bit surprised by that.

Me: One fucking Eagles fan was riding dune buggies up the Rocky steps to celebrate the win. Imagine what they would do if they won the Bowl?

Jeff: Philadelphia will burn to the ground, win or lose. We are talking about fans who once booed Santa Claus. SANTA CLAUS!

Me: True. Haha. I thought this was annoying and funny at the same time... The city of Philadelphia sent out crews Sunday morning to attempt to combat fans from climbing street lights in case of a win. Eagles fans would not be denied. Eagles fans chanted "fuck that grease!" as they still climbed up the street lights.

Jeff: Say what you will about Philly fans, they are determined.

Me: Okay, enough about the Eagles... like I said I don't want either team to win. It's gonna be a rough game. Any other NFL news you have? Anything positive to say? Hahaha.

Jeff: Right now the biggest news is the new head coaches around the league. New England is losing both their coordinators after Super Bowl to become head coaches. During the Jags-NE game, Gronk sustained a concussion. No word if he will be cleared by the Super Bowl.

Me: Okay, so, how did we do with our picks, Jeff? I suck, right?

Jeff: When I went to see how we did, I confused myself. I picked the same teams by the same spread two weeks in a row. Unfortunately I went 0-2 and you went 1-1. So you're gaining on me! Not that it matters at this point.

Me: Okay, let's pick the Super Bowl winners. I am gonna rub my head, try not to throw up and predict the Eagles by 12. The Patriots will not have back to back wins... and I don't think the Eagles will make the same mistake the Falcons dod last year. What do you predict, Jeff?

Jeff: If you have the Eagles, just to make it interesting I will pick New England by 8.

Me: Okay, I'll see you back here on Monday after the Super Bowl. Have a good few weeks... it's gonna be a rough game.

Jeff: See you in two weeks to wrap up Phootball Talk.

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Today's pheatured guests are the members of the English band Field Music whose new album "Open Here" comes out next week on iTunes and in stores. Please welcome to the Phile... David Brewis and Peter Brewis.

Me: Hey, boys, welcome to the Phile. Thanks for being here. How are you?

David: Good to be here. I'm well.

Me: You guys are from England, right? What part?

Peter: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

Me: You two are very busy I was told. Do you find it hard to do a lot of things in your life like write music, and interviews like this?

David: We do at the moment. I find that in the broadest sense I have to find the strategy in how I'm gonna write as well as when I'm gonna write. I mean I think I was finding that before anyway. I was starting to think how to break out a certain routines. Certainly for me I was thinking what can I do to wait around for lyrics to come for instance.

Peter: Yeah, you definitely can't do that for six months, especially when you are trying to catch up with life.

Me: Do you both write with the same style and same routine?

Peter: I use a dictaphone and notebook.

David: I have a little four-track app on my phone. It doesn't work very well but it's enough. I'm always scribbling. For some reason I like to scribble in pencil on unlined paper. It's my favourite but whatever.

Peter: It''s the kind of stuff you can auction off at Sotheby's in a few years time, isn't it?

David: I don't think so. These are the lyrics that were so bad I crossed out.

Me: You're brothers, right? Do you get along being in the same band?

David: We do work pretty well together once we decided what we are going to do.

Peter: Yeah, we have a kinda shared language really. We don't really need to say a lot to explain our ideas and generally if Dave's initiated a song idea or I have it's one of us who basically make the decisions on things. We take a revolving dictatorship in which one of us in charge. We use the same words for things.

David: We have the same background in music listening. It doesn't mean sometimes we play with different musicians which might be great but we would think oh, no, we would never do that kind of thing. I never have to say to Pete, "Oh no, we would never do that."

Peter: It's kinda like a quick editorial process. We are quick enough to dismiss things if I'm not sure of something and I'm on the borderline and tissed, then I can ask Dave and ask, "Am I alright doing this? Is this acceptable?" It's very rare that he says no. It's like he's setting me up for a fall or something.

David: Maybe I have no editorial instinct...

Peter: Maybe not.

Me: I love new album and song I love the song "Share a Pillow." Why? Haha. What's the story behind that song?

David: Ummm... we were busy doing something else in the studio and I was messing about on the bass and I came up with a baseline and I though oh, god, no. Pete said, "No, that's good. You should do something with that." It got put in the pile of little snippets of music we have that eventually we want to make something out of. Usually on this record we just got together and played a bit. We are quite conscious that are don't want to make the demo that good that we then find ourselves trying to create that demo. When bands do that it seems like a frustrating to do so we make the worst demos possible. One microphone for the drums, we just put it through this compressor and nothing else and it'll sound terrible. We played around with a couple of ideas with Dave playing drums and me playing bass and then I made a demo of these sections we made. I must of had a moment in the studio and pieced it together from these little bits and because I was approaching it like a pop song I found it quite easy. I know what a pop song is supposed to do. I know where it's supposed to build and supposed to drop. I know when I needed to leave an extra bar for that extra drummer. A lot of things on this album was to try and capture late this song and add lyrics to the chorus in a way we have't done before. Quite often a chorus to us is a like a raised eyebrow at the end of a verse. It's like commentary on what happened before but on this I want almost all of the feeling in the song to be in the chorus. So, it was easy and painless. Then we had to create this drum sound which we got by accident.

Me: The drumming in that song is pretty great, Peter. So you didn't plan all that out?

Peter: Most of the drum things were mistakes. They really were. We just recorded it in one or two takes and there was a bit where I played in the wrong place but the idea was I knew I would do it and I knew I wouldn't get it right but it didn't matter, that became the song. All the recording when you hear mistakes become part of the songs that you like become part of the things that you listen out for. You might think we didn't know what we were doing but it's still good. It just sticks out because they are not quite right or they are not what you expect.

David: We had to find some balance on what is appealing because it's familiar and what's novel because it's slightly off.

Me: So, David, you play bass and Peter, you play drums? Are those the main instruments you play? 

David: We don't see ourselves as instrumentalists in how important to what we do. I play mostly guitar and Pete plays mostly half piano and guitar.

Me: David, who is your favorite guitarist? Any influences?

David: John Lennon. I love the guitar on "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

Me: Okay, so, how would you describe Field Music's music? Would you call it pop?

David: We love pop music but we are a little bit obscure. We are not trying to make something that is obscure.

Me: You guys produce yourselves, right? Do you prefer doing that yourselves in your own studio? 

David: We wouldn't be doing it if we weren't doing it that way. Certainly in the early days we couldn't afford to pay for studio time. We are so in the habit of wittling away at things and giving us time to experiment that we definitely couldn't afford to go in the studio because we might take five months making a record and say we are going to be in there from ten to eight every day and be like driving each other insane, but that might mean being there seven days a week and not being afraid of trying things and discarding things.

Peter: Yeah. Coming away and thinking about it or trying something else or giving ourselves time to mix it an giving us time to master it. Or giving ourselves a slot where we get string players in or horn players in. I can't bare to think how we would do that if we were trying to buy studio time. Maybe if we did a thrashy rock record maybe we'll get a studio. Actually, I'd love to do a thrashy rock record so let's just do it at our place.

Me: Why do you play all the instruments, fellas? I thought you had a bigger band.

David: We lost our keyboard player and we lost our drummer. Drumming's the funny one because neither of us are particularly great drummers. But I think we are very particular about it. We grew up listening to certain records and certain things and we kind like the push and pull of drums. We just never played with another drummer the ay we would. It's arrogant really, but we have a way we want things to feel.

Me: Okay, Peter, I asked David who his favorite guitarist is so who are your favorite drummers? 

Peter: I love Ringo and I love John Bonham, and people in-between...

David: We played with some great drummers. When we first started what became Field Music we had a four piece band. Me and Peter, our friend Andrew Moore on piano who we played with on and off since we were fourteen and fifteen and Tom English on drums. He's the drummer in Maximo Parks. Just about the time we were going to knuckle down and record the first album Maximo Parks started to become kind of huge and we kind to schedule a time where we can all record together it became really difficult. So, Tom only played two songs on the first album and then we were confronted by this problem: what were we going to do live. Was one of us going to play drums or not? Is that practical? Is that feasible? Who is going to play bass if I'm not going to be playing bass? But Andrew fixed that, he played duel style. He played all the bass parts in his left hand and all the piano parts with his right hand. It was exciting to see if you could see his fingers. Obviously you couldn't see that off the stage, it wasn't very exciting. Somehow we just tried to make a funny thing if we switched over... when it came to the point that Andy couldn't do the band regularly we had to decide what we were going to do about the piano and tried to find someone who could play with the force and feel like Andy did so Peter ended up playing some piano and some guitar. I think somethings have settled now. We found someone to play the piano parts and the fact that we switch around on guitar and drums on stage is a bit stupid and a bit funny and a bit impressive if you're into that sort of thing. So it's just part of the show now. We have to chose songs with a long outro so we can switch around.

Peter: It's funny, the drumming ends up being important on record usually, maybe not on "Open Here," we played a lot more together on "Open Here" but on previous albums its been quite often the case that whoever had written the song, or the initial of the song, plays drums on it as well.

David: So one of us has to learn how to play the drums in order to play live.

Peter: Someone came up to me at the merch table last year and said to me, "I want to buy the record that you were playing drums on most." Well, you can do that, but what you have just see live might to be the best idea. It's just one of those things. I'm not sure that's because he preferred your singing, David. Either way, whatever CD he bought is probably the wrong one.

Me: Did you two write songs together when you were kids?

David: Depends what you classify as a song really, cause what's the pie doing in the sky? I mean... 

Peter: "Pie in the Sky" was the first thing I remember coming up with together. I must of been five or six and you, David, must've been three or four. I think it was mainly one of mine.

David: I don't know, as soon as we started playing music we were doing it together doing a band. There was very few times we did a band that one of us wasn't involved. Partially because there wasn't a lot of people to play bands with or who played music at school So, it's not like there's a huge pool if musicians. It's not that kind of place. We always had each other so we could always do something. We've never written songs together together. Not often. Its often we each come up with songs and then share them.

Me: Do you come out of a musical household or something? Didn't one of you or a family member write songs for "Spitting Image"?

Peter: No, maybe somewhere down the line.

David: There was a Dave Brewls who was in a band called Kane Gang... also no relation. It's a fairly common name where we are from.

Me: You two play music, anyone else in the family play music as well?

Peter: We just fairly recently found out our mum played piano when she were a kid. We had an old riggedy piano that was in the garage. We has that to knock about. Mum and dad were into music, into records, so they had a collection. They used to go up to the record library. They really grew up with pop music I suppose. They would of been nine or ten when the Beatles happened.

David: Around fifteen or sixteen when Woodstock was and having kids when they were getting into their twenties and ready to settle down with some great AOR. They kept pall the way to the late 80s pop even, We Wet Wet's "Pop In Souled Out." That had a couple of good tunes... maybe four.

Peter: "Wishing I Was Lucky" was a good one.

David: Yeah, but too much reverb.

Me: I love Wet Wet Wet and that album. I have been trying to get them on the Phile.

David: You could see they were trying to be a soul band when it was really impossible. It makes The Commitment's seem really authentic.

Me: Who are your influences, fellas? I hear a little Talking Heads in your music, especially with the song "The Noisy Days Are Over" from your last album "Commontime."

David: Definitely 10cc. Actually, I hadn't listened to 10cc in about twenty years. That was something that was in mum and dad's record collection. Talking Heads is not a strong influence on us. I do like Talking Heads but I don't seem them being a big influence. I'm probably influenced by the same things they're influenced by and some of the other bands that were around at the time. For instance, I was in a band called The Futureheads early, early on. I was the drummer and Baz massively into XTC, so I was influenced by being in the Futureheads really, so I think I have a bit of that from Barry really. Maybe the same with Talking Heads as well.

Peter: Yeah, when you think of bands that are contemporary with those bands really. For me Television would be much more of an influence than Talking Heads. Even though I don't think that really comes out in our music. But there's certain things about how they use melodies or their guitars intertwined. early on I think that was a big thing for us. Then maybe the influence of the band like Fairport Convention. With XTC that is probably influenced by Wire. Not in the attitude of how they put a song together but probably more have more impact on me. But in terms of real influences, the things we keep going back to and taking from there's the Beatles and there's Led Zeppelin. That's it. And maybe around the time we finished the first album Prince became an influence more and more what we were doing. The Beach Boys actually... I don't listen to the Beach Boys anymore but when we were making our first album how they arranged the pop music, how it wasn't really for a band and have really prominent vocals I think that was what was probably a big influence.

David: Another thing is that when we were in our early twenties I didn't really listen to any pop music as such. I've got into all the jazz reissuses I could get, all the Impulse back catalogue that started to come out again on CD. We spent tour student loans or whatever we had on these. All the pop music that we had like 13th Floor Elevators or early Randy Newman albums or Van Dyke Parks. I studied a lot of classical music but I really wasn't any good at it but I thankfully kept most of my notes and I'm influenced by that early 20th century classical music. I thought the idea of Field Music in a way for starters was supposed to be non-pop influences... how to put them into something which you can make come across like a band. Hopefully not to sound too pretentious, although it is a little bit pretentious. We out our influences out of pop music into pop music to make it kid of refreshing. 

Peter: Then five years down the line we discovered "Bad" by Michael Jackson... And all of that pop music that we were steeped in because that's the nature. We started to rediscover that. Making the first album we were skeptical in listening to rock music. We got a couple of years in and think we are still trying to play the guitar like Jimmy Page did. Or trying to play the drums like John Bonham. If we stopped listening to Led Zeppelin why did we stop denying that as an influence? The next thing is to make an album like "Bad" but with John Bonham playing drums.

Me: I love the last song on "Commontime, "Stay Awake." It's very Hall and Oates sounding. What's the story behind that song?

David: I wrote the lyrics when we were on a ferry coming back from Ireland. I can't remember what we were doing, but that's definitely when I was writing the lyrics. It must of been when my little boy was really, really small. I'm aware that when I get tired I can't be bothered to be nice. It's not that I'm not in the mood, I'm just too tired. I can't focus on smiling, or having a conversation, or anything like that. I think that sort of thing happens to a lot of couples when they have a very small child. It puts a strain when we are aware having more of those moments like I'm always grumpy. I really like being a dad but it's sort of hard to express that when you are tired and grouchy and bit fed up with myself and tired of getting up six times during the night and the morning begins at quarter to five.

Me: I get the same way, David. So, whats this that Prince once tweeted he liked your music? That's pretty cool.

David: It was about "The Noisy Days Are Over." There was one week when we were worried across the bow, then a week later he tweeted a link on an article I wrote on how much I love Prince, and from that moment we were safe. Maybe he just heard it and liked it and thought we nicked his style. 

Peter: Yeah, we'll never know, but it's nice to know he heard one of our songs and liked it enough to tweet it.

David: Yeah, I often wonder if he heard the end bit where we copied "Parade" and thought we were cheeky.

Me: That's so cool, though, guys. Do you have that tweet saved anywhere?

David: I got the bit map file saved on a few computers at home. It's just strange though, that any of our music had sent time in his head, in what was his last few months. It's just odd.

Me: I bet. So, do you guys live near each other?

David: No. We live in two different cities... I live in Newcastle and Pete lives in Sunderland still.

Me: Thanks so much for being on the Phile, fellas. Please come back when your next project comes out. Mention your website and goo luck with the new album.

Peter: Great, it's been a pleasure.

David: Cheers. Bye, Jason.

That about does it foe this entry of the Phile. Thanks to my guests Jeff Trelewicz and David and Peter from Field Music. Oh, this is cool... the Phile will be back on Sunday with Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites from The Lumineers. Ho hey. Haha. Spread the word, not the turd. Don't let snakes and alligators bite you. Bye, love you, bye.

Not if it pleases me. No, you can't stop me, not if it pleases me. - Graham Parker

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