Anywhere The Needle Drops
Justin Flagel chats with artists of all levels and explores the thrills, challenges, and stories of being a creator, especially in the modern world. life is a story. live it. tell it.

Podcast superhero crossover! Justin and Scott Curtis of the Michiana People Podcast cross-interview each other about their shows, their creativity, and their love of music.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Scott_Curtis.mp3
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Musician Justin Wells phones in to the Red Chuck Studio to discuss his upcoming solo release.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Justin_Wells.mp3
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Robert Irving III joins Justin in the Red Chuck Studios to discuss his life as a musician and his time as the music director for Miles Davis.

Catch Robert and Generations this Saturday, July 9th, at the Lighthouse Jazz Festival in Michigan City, Indiana and follow his work at sonicportraitsjazz.com.

Photo by Richard Duncan.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Robert_Irving_III.mp3
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Sahffi joins Justin in the Red Chuck Studio to discuss the latest in her music career, most especially the #Song4Unity project to unite Baltimore and raise funds for charity.

Check out the song and support the cause at Song4Unity.bandcamp.com and see how the funds are helping at Save A Dope Boy.

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Direct download: Song4Unity.mp3
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Justin sits with none other than Stephen "Brer Rabbit" of Flobots. They speak at length about activism, art, community, books, and music. It's an energized and emotional discussion.

You can check out the Flobots Kickstarter for the new "NOENEMIES" project here and keep up on all they've got going on at Flobots.com.

This episode is the season finale of Anywhere The Needle Drops. We'll be taking a hiatus while we work on making this show even better and while we tackle some new projects at Red Chuck Productions. Stay tuned to the website and the podcast feed for updates on all of the fun stuff to come.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Flobots.mp3
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Justin hangs with the working man's musician, Mr. Paul Erdman. They chat about his journey to becoming a full time musician. Get a taste of his End Of An Era EP with the tracks Leavesick Blues and Human Nature.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Paul_Erdman.mp3
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Daniel Deitrich joins Justin in the Red Chuck Studios to discuss his latest release, The Table.

Get a taste of the EP with the track Can't Imagine.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Dan_Deitrich.mp3
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Joseph of Temporary Hero chats with Justin about managing the demands of life with his creative pursuits!

Check out some music from TH, with "I Already Know" from his Society EP before the conversation and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" from his Chet Baker tribute, CHET after!

Keep up with Temporary Hero at facebook.com/iamtemporaryhero.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Temporary_Hero.mp3
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Neal & Beth of Korean Jeans join me to share some new music and discuss the pizza wars, Boston vs Chicago, and the Gathering of the Juggalos!

Check out the new tunes koreanjeans.bandcamp.com.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Korean_Janes.mp3
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Justin chats with musician David Wirsig, previously featured on Welcome To Nightvale and the man behind the excellent Sunken City EP. They talk the merging of the creative, the freelance, and the Internet economies and how all artists suck when they start. Even Bono.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: David_Wirsig.mp3
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Justin hangs with The Crane Wives after their recent show at The Livery in Benton Harbor. They chat about validating creativity, quitting your job, and, of course, making music.

This episode features two songs from The Crane Wives Coyote Stories, The Hand That Feeds before the conversation and Sleeping Giants after.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: The_Crane_Wives.mp3
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Roger Clyne of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers chats with me on the first episode of Anywhere The Needle Drops of 2016! It started out as a brief plug for my favorite musician and his tequila crowd-funding and it ended up as a near hour-long conversation about music, creation, and...dogs in the home office.

Roger and company are raising funds to help expand operations and reach for their Mexican Moonshine tequila. We talk about the campaign and we also discuss the 20th anniversary of The Refreshments album, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. This was a fantastic, unexpected conversation with a musician I've followed for those twenty years.

You'll also get to check out two tracks from Roger's catalog, Counterclockwise from Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Americano album before the conversation and, after, Mekong from Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Roger_Clyne__Mexican_Moonshine.mp3
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Join Justin, Lindsay Lou (of Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys), and everyone else who wandered backstage from our conversation after their show at the Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers. Huggy Bear from the Flatbellys and the Crane Wives make an appearance as we chat about the creation of the newest Flatbellys album, Ionia, and the struggles and joys of music and creativity.

You can check out Ionia and the other great music available from Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys on Amazon and iTunes and keep up with their tour and more at LindsayLouMusic.com.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Lindsay_Lou__The_Flatbellys.mp3
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Nick Yoder of Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks joins me in the studio to talk spirits and the thriving Michigan adult beverage industry.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Journeyman_Distillery.mp3
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Justin is joined by Kevin Scott Joiner (of The Ember Jar). He’s an artist with his hands in the realms of music, television, writing, and more. Together they discuss everything from transhumanism to South Bend’s evolution as a music scene, in addition to Kevin’s exciting upcoming projects in television.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Kevin_Scott_Joiner.mp3
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Today's guest is Mr. Dylan Fox of Dylan Fox And The Wave. Though our generations are a bit separate, Dylan and I bond over the shared experience of rebelling against the music of our parents (and eventually finding value in it). We discuss his upcoming releases, some of which you can check out now at DylanFoxandtheWave.com. And you can check out one of the tracks on the episode, You Never Say Anything Nice. Enjoy!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Dylan_Fox.mp3
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The Winsome Hags are back! They join hosts Justin Flagel and Glen Cox (of The Glen Show Podcast) for music, stories, and pie at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: The_Winsome_Hags-_Live_At_The_Acorn_Theater.mp3
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Today, Hailey Whitters joins me in the virtual Red Chuck Studio all the way from Nashville. We discuss her new album, Black Sheep, and the world of music both country and beyond.

You can find her album now at HaileyWhitters.com, iTunes, and Amazon.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Hailey_Whitters.mp3
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If you follow the written pieces on Anywhere The Needle Drops, you've read the amazing words on JC Brazil. One week from Sunday, she'll be breaking new boundaries with her performance of Pulitzer nominee Dael Orlandersmith's Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men.

JC and director Alejandro Stepenberg join me on the podcast to discuss the upcoming show and the inspiration behind it, as well as their journeys into the world of theater, acting, and performance.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Black_N_Blue_BoysBroken_Men.mp3
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Artist Chelsea Thompto discusses her art, transgender awareness, and the Origami Swan Project. The OSP is an art piece bringing together participants from all over the world, each making a white swan to be displayed with one grey swan to represent the 1 in 30,000 people who identify as transwomen.

Our discussion takes us into pop culture representation of the trans community, as well as a fun dive into our favorite reads and watches in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.

You can check out all of Chelsea's art, including the Origami Swan Project, by visiting ChelseaThompto.com and follow the OSP on Facebook and Instagram.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Chelsea_Thompto.mp3
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I chat with Austin band New China about music, day jobs, and Thundersnow! And you'll get to check out two tracks from the band; before the interview, you'll here Wet Dream and after it's Hospitalia.

You can get both of those tracks and the entire Bar & Grill album from New China on BandCamp. And keep up with all the band has going on over at their Facebook page.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: New_China.mp3
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Ward Kremer stops by the Red Chuck Studios to tell stories going back decades about the names, the places, and the equipment that make up American rock and music history.

You can check out Ward's blog and his latest ongoings at WardKremer.com.

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Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Ward_Kremer.mp3
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Abby and Kevin of The Ember Jar join me for coffee and a chat at the Red Chuck Studios.

Check out their included track, Save Me From Myself!

You can keep up with them at facebook.com/TheEmberJar.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: The_Ember_Jar.mp3
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Justin chats with Jason Wesaw, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, and Kyla Carneiro, from the communications department, of the Pokagon Band of Potawatami.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Pokagon_Band_Of_Potawami.mp3
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It took a few years, but local legend Billy 'Stix' Nicks finally makes it on the show. He discusses his return to music after recent health problems and tells stunning, surprising tales of playing and rubbing shoulders with musicians, actors, and more.

We also have a call-in from Dan Deitrich, where he updates us on his Kickstarter for one of his new projects.

Billy is currently playing local shows with the Motown Machine. You can check out his music and his bio at BillyNicks.com.

Dan Deitrich has his album, Matter, available at his webpage (Name Your Price), as well as iTunes and Amazon. Support his new project, The Table, at his Kickstarter page.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Billy_Stix_Nicks.mp3
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It's The Breakdown. We're spinning off the Anywhere The Needle Drops segment where Dylan and I discuss the latest we're enjoying in pop culture.

Each week, Dylan and I dive into all we've been watching, reading, and playing. Each episode features a main event, the movie or other item we choose to really dig into.

In Episode 1, we tackle Jurassic World. There’s a ton of fun conversation about that and the entire Jurassic franchise, as well as plenty of other good gaming, reading, and watching we’ve been doing.

Going forward, the show will publish as it's own separate podcast every other Thursday, starting July 23. These episodes will hit the Web opposite weeks from Anywhere The Needle Drops, which will be switching to Thursdays, publishing opposite of The Breakdown.

Subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Jurassic_World.mp3
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The hilarious and talented Louisa Hall joins me for a chat about ukuleles, coffee, and breast feeding pens!

Check out Louisa's music over at LouisaHallMusic.com

And catch her live at the following:

-The Charm City Ukulele Festival in Baltimore, MD on July 25

-at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, in New York, with the 9 Singer Songwriter series (with Justin Trawick) on Tuesday, July 28th

-and at the Strathmore Uke & Guitar Summit, where she'll be teaching classes August 15-19 and performing on August 17th.

And check out the Gettysburg Rap on YouTube!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Louisa_Hall.mp3
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It's the return of Eddie Munoz!

The subject of the episode was to be the history of Livejournal and blogging, but we managed to avoid discussing LJ at all and instead broke down a previous episode of AtND, as well as discussed plenty of other pop culture bits, the modern trouble of too much media to consume, and movies we watch every year.

And we tackle the difficult questions: which movies don't hold up and do the kids know longitude and latitude?

 

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Eddie_Munoz_Part_2.mp3
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Dylan and I chatter on after seeing the latest in George Miller's Mad Max series.

We also go on about comic books movies, including the Fantastic Four and Superman Versus Batman, as well as video games old school and otherwise.

I reveal to Dylan just who it is that dresses me. And why is Dylan in the bathroom so long?

 

Here's the Batman v Superman article we discussed: Dark Horizons

Hey folks. Got an event coming up? Let me know at contact@redchuckproductions.com and we might just mention your event on the episode preceding it. And speaking of:

Events:

Three Oaks Flag Day Festival
Friday, June 12th-Sunday, June 14th

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival
Saturday June 20th, 1pm-10pm at Weko Beach, Bridgman, MI
Live music, food vendors, and, of course, wine testing from all of Southwestern Michigan's great wineries.

Lemon Creek's 31st Annual Father's Day Festival
Sunday June 21st, 12pm-6pm
Wine tasting and a Corvette show! Live music from Libido Funk Circus! Picnicking in the vineyards! Hay rides!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Mad_Max-_Fury_Road.mp3
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Dena Woods, a wonderful talent and a big player the growing local music scene, chats with me at the Chicory Cafe in South Bend. Abby King of The Ember Jar hangs with us as well! It's the cream of the crop of the South Bend music scene!

You'll get to check out two tracks from Dena: Walk Away (before the chat) and Stay The Course (after the chat).

You can get even more from Dena at Bandcamp.

 

Hey folks. Got an event coming up? Let me know at contact@redchuckproductions.com and we might just mention your event on the episode preceding it. And speaking of:

Events:

The 13th Annual Niles Family Carnival & Bluegrass Festival
Thursday May 28th-Sunday May 31st
Vendors, arts, crafts, and, of course, americana music coming from the bandstand at the river

iRock Jazz Fest in New Buffalo
Friday May 29th-Saturday May 30th
Craft beer and wine, food vendors and all the jazz you can handle!

Dave Dale at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks
Saturday, May 30th

Meet Me On The Island from WVPE and The South Bend Museum Of Art
Friday, June 6th  5:30pm – 9:00pm
An evening of art, music, and libations on Island Park at Century Center featuring the amazing Billy Stix Nicks and The Motown Machine

 

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Dena_Woods.mp3
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Eddie Munoz chats with me about coming of age on Livejournal and about the abundance of input that is the information age.

Hey folks. Got an event coming up? Let me know at contact@redchuckproductions.com and we might just mention your event on the episode preceding it. And speaking of:

Events:

BBQ, Blues, and Bluegrass (Tickets & Info)
St. Joseph, Michigan at the Whirlpool Centennial Park
Saturday, May 16th, Noon-8:00 p.m.

South Bend turns 150 Celebration! May 22nd-May2 4th (Info)
Events are happening all weekend long, including Ben Folds on Saturday May 23rd

Be sure to check out The Glen Show and subscribe on iTunes!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Eddie_Munoz.mp3
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BONUS EPISODE!

In my most nerve inducing interview, I sit down with...my mother!

Happy Mother's Day! Go hug your mom. Or someone. Just hug someone.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_39-_Mothers_Day.mp3
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Local talent Dave Dale joins me in the Red Chuck Studios.

Check out Dave's various musical projects, including Elephant Rescue and Le Griffe Mob!

Elephant Rescue will be playing next Saturday, May 9th at the Chicory Cafe as a part of the Sounds By South Bend festival.

And speaking of, don't forget to join me at Sounds By South Bend, starting this Thursday!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Dave_Dale.mp3
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Dylan Roberts joins me for the monthly pop culture breakdown.

We dive further into the realm of comic book movies, this time discussing what DC is bringing our way in the near future and, of course, get into our main event, Life After Beth. And we try to figure out Dylan's ideal super hero and find just where the funny lives. Enjoy!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_37-_Life_After_Beth.mp3
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The Thundersnow series continues!

Seattle's Chung Antique graciously invited me into their temporary Thundersnow residence to chat about their lives in music. Get a taste of their release, Sweater Weather, with the track Stop Making Synths and join us in the room at Thundersnow as they close their show with Bison Light.

If you're sticking around in my local region, you should join us tonight, Saturday April 4th, at Lasalle Grill & Tavern, as Dave Dale and Le Griffe Mob will be bringing us   an Afro-Caribbean dance party.

Currently, Chung Antique are touring out West with South Bend's own The Rutabega. You can check those dates here.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Episode_36-_Chung_Antique.mp3
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Dylan and I reveal our inner nerds (as if they were a secret) as we chat about various sci fi, comic book, and tv wonders; Stargate, Fringe, Quantum Leap, Star Trek, The X-Files, Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Spider-Man, Agent Carter, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, why Daredevil is awesome, why we disagree on Aquaman, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Firefly A Leaf On The Wind, Friends, Joey, and House of Cards. And, of course, our main event, Nicolas Cage's remake of Left Behind.

You can check out and participate in Chelsea Thompto's Origami Swan Project, a project helping to bring awareness to the transgender community, over at her website.

The All Things Considered, Youth Radio, and NPR Code Switch article on transgender students can be found here: Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

You can check out WVPE and make an online donation for the Spring Campaign at WVPE.org. You can also call to make a donation and maybe chat with me this Monday morning, 6am-9am, at 888-399-9873.

The Brass Eye, Niles excellent new bar, is on Facebook.

You can check out Death Wish Coffee here.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_35-_Nicolas_Cages_Left_Behind.mp3
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It's the first in our Thundersnow series. THUNDERSNOW! Check out my chat with Ecanaba's Grounded and hear their excellent track, Wonderful!

Check out all Grounded has to offer, with music, tour dates, and more, at their website, on Facebook, ReverbNation, Soundcloud, and Twitter!

You can check out and participate in Chelsea Thompto's Origami Swan Project, a project helping to bring awareness to the transgender community, over at her website.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Thunder sound effect by juskiddink over at the always wonderful FreeSound.org

Direct download: Episode_34-_Grounded.mp3
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The Book of Eli is our main source of chatter, but Dylan and I dive into the latest on Supernatural, we chat about watching Robocop way too young, and we hit on the latest in video games we've been playing! We discuss the awesome that is Telltale Games and their Game of Thrones series, as well how I managed to break Alien Isolation.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Episode_33-_The_Book_Of_El.mp3
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It took some doing, but Will from the Rebel Light and I finally managed to connect via the magic of the Internet. The Rebel Light has a great rock sound straight from California.

Enjoy two songs from The Rebel Light this episode: Strangers and Jukebox Dream! And check out everything else the band has to offer at TheRebelLight.com, Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, iTunes...all the places!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Episode_32-_The_Rebel_Light.mp3
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Justin Trawick is an excellent artist from the Washington DC area. In addition to being a fantastic musician, he's one of the hosts of The Circus Life, a podcast featuring entertaining chatter and a plenty of great musicians from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

We discuss everything from blood letting to how Justin once created trouble for his dad with an old guitar and a pair of ladies underwear.

You'll get to check out two tracks from Justin during the episode: After All Is Said & Done and All The Places That I've Been

You can hear more form Justin at JustinTrawick.com and check out his podcast at TheCircusLife.com.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_31-_Justin_Trawick.mp3
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First pod of 2015!! I hang with The Rutabega. We hit on the local scene. And Thundersnow! Not to mention, two tracks for your listening pleasure!

Check out the Rutabega at their website here (might I suggest picking yourself up the awesome new t-shirt?) and grab their excellent album, brother the lights don't work over at Band Camp. You can even hear the whole thing before you buy it.

Of course, we take care of some of some of that for you at Anywhere The Needle Drops! This episode includes two tracks from the album:

1. The Shaman (before the interview)

2. Turn On The Summer (after the interview)

And want to check out that crazy Thundersnow thing? Here's all the info! Maybe I'll see you in the UP.

Enjoy!

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_30-_The_Rutabega.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Ethan has just released his first full album, titled At Last. He was in town back around Thanksgiving, so he stopped by the old Red Chuck Studios with his lovely fiance and we talked about the new album and, well, all the wacky things Ethan and I tend to talk about.

You can get the new album direct from Ethan at his website, Google Play, Amazon, BandCamp, just to name a few. He's pretty much in all the places, so pick up that new album.

You'll get to hear a cut from the album, Scherzo.

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Direct download: Episode_29-_Ethan_W_Kampa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Sons Of Bill bring the heart and soul of their native Virginia and of rock and roll. James Wilson and I chat about art in the New World and we hear a cut, a great tune called Bad Dancer, from the latest SoB album, Love and Logic.

Check out Sons Of Bill and another track from Love and Logic at SonsOfBill.com.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_28-_Sons_Of_Bill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Matt of Salt Lake City's Heartless Breakers chats with me about avoiding career choices and awesome music. We'll get to hear a cut from their Prescriptions EP.

Check out the band over at heartlessbreakers.bandcamp.com

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Episode_27-_Heartless_Breakers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EST

I chat with Olive of the excellent Olive The People blog.  Also, Mosno stops by to talk about the Grammys, U2, and dogs.

Check out Olive The People at OliveThePeople.com.

You can pick up Mosno's Grammy balloted Novella album at his website.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_26-_Olive_The_People.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am EST

Dylan and I hit the hard topics: Substitute Bologna, Maggot Cheese, and Uber.  Also, we each prove our hipsterness with our love for Saddleback Leather and Dollar Shave Club and Dylan gets some behind the scenes info on my movies First Call and Astronauts On The Beach.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Substitute_Bologna.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

James Neary, Glen Cox, and myself throw a little show party for an audience at the Acorn Theater.  Glen and I interview James in between sets of excellent music.

You should also check out James Neary and his latest album, 2013, at JamesNeary.com.

And be sure to check out Glen's podcast at TheGlenShow.com.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Episode_24-_James_Neary_Live_At_The_Acorn_Theater_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am EST

James Neary, Glen Cox, and myself throw a little show party for an audience at the Acorn Theater.  Glen and I interview James in between sets of excellent music.

You should come on by to the next live show at the Acorn Theater.  We're there the 2nd Thursday of each month.

You should also check out James Neary and his latest album, 2013, at JamesNeary.com.

And be sure to check out Glen's podcast at TheGlenShow.com.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Episode_23-_James_Neary_Live_At_The_Acorn_Theater_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

We almost didn't make it, but two Justins united for an awesome conversation.  Justin of Fifth on the Floor hung out with me...where...in his van.  We had a great chat about music and art before their recent show in Mishawaka.

You can check out Fifth On the Floor at FifthOnTheFloor.com

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Episode_22-_Fifth_On_The_Floor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Direct download: Whats_In_A_Name.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

I sit down with Johnny from Cracker.  16-year old me has his mind blown.

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Direct download: Episode_21-__Cracker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EST

They're making hagdom a thing to be celebrated. The Winsome Hags tells tales, sings songs, and hang out with Justin.

You can check out they're various talents and see where they'll be playing next at WinsomeHags.com.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_20-_The_Winsome_Hags.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am EST

Second Koan, AKA Kevin Johnson Jr., is back in the house!

Check out Novella at Mosno.net.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_19-_The_Koan_Strikes_Back.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EST

Sarina of TriniGourmet joins me in the virtual interview room for a chat about her work. TriniGourmet is recognized as "an essential guide to Caribbean cooking at home" by the New York Times and is a great resource for food and lifestyle tips straight from the islands!

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Direct download: Sarina_of_Trinigourmet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Baltimore's Sahffi does the virtual sit down with me, completing the Baltimore of Trifecta started with Kevin Johnson Jr. and Mosno.

Check out a track from Sahffi's 3rd album, Expectations, which is free and downloadable right now on Sahffi.com.

The track is called Who We See.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_17-_Sahffi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Roger Clyne of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers chats with myself and Dylan before the big concert in Chicago.

The Peacemakers recently released their newest album, The Independent.  This episode features the opening track from the album, Ain't Got The Words For This.

Head over to the Peacemakers website, iTunes, or Amazon to grab the new album.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_16-_Roger_Clyne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am EST

Matt & Evan from Indianapolis band Hero Jr. sit and chat about the hometown and getting their start in the music business, from a record contract in high school to DYI promotion in the Internet Age.  And get a taste of their new EP with the track Anger Room.

Check out the new Hero Jr. EP, Mixed Race Indiana Marriage on HeroJr.net now and iTunes June 19th.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2014-05-30T21_00_00-07_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Today’s guest is Nate Donnis of The Donnis Trio and Rodello’s Machine.  It’s likely you’ve heard his tunes on Pandora or on a number of television shows that have featured his music.

Nate and I hung out via the magical Internet telephone, with he in sunny California and me in, somehow still freezing even though it’s May, Michigan.

The Donnis Trio recently put out their latest album, Chroma.  Check that out now on Amazon, BandCamp, iTunes, and the Donnis Trio website.

You can also check out his other projects at NateDonnis.com and Rodello’s Machine and learn all about the Patreon project.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2014-05-16T21_00_00-07_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Justin hangs with The Moore Brothers, who are bringing American roots, blues, and R&B to you on their new album, Conspirement.  We chat about the album and the local music scene and the boys throw down a jam for us.  This episode also features two cuts from the new album, so there's plenty to enjoy.

You can pick up Conspirement and check out more from the band on their Facebook page and over at ReverbNation.

You can see some photos from the day here and get a guitar lesson in the blues from Dave Moore here.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2014-05-03T04_32_16-07_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32am EST

Mosno Al-Moseeki, Baltimore musician, lover of all things Batman and U2, co-inventor of the up and coming farm metal genre, and the only guest I've ever had who's been banned by a government.

We discuss his newest project, the concept album Novella.  Be sure to check out his website for pre-order information.  Novella on May 31st.

Also, check out his protest song, System Down, and spread awareness for #SUDANREVOLTS.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2014-04-19T09_13_48-07_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

The legendary Joyce and Frank Walker, of the Outcast Blues Band.  We talk about their origins and reminisce about rockin' the Woodfire.

Includes the live cover of Proud Mary from their latest album, Old Blues To Meet The New Year.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2014-04-05T04_14_39-07_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am EST

Jada, Laya, and I wax philosophical about online content.  And Kevin gets stranded at a grocery store.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2014-03-01T11_41_47-08_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

I have a chat with Venitia & Mike of Venitia Sekema & The Luna Madre Band.

We talk the local music scene and life as a professional musician.  And you'll get to hear Venitia and her "dream band" on two tracks...a cover of Ruthie Foster's Due Paid In Full and the Luna Madre original, Moonshine!

You can hear even more music over at reverbnation.com/venitiasekema and get tour dates and other information at VenitiaSekema.com

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2014-02-01T10_45_36-08_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

Hear my conversation with Kevin Johnson Jr, writer and artist, in our first face to face meeting after twelve years of friendship.

You can follow Kevin on Twitter at @secondkoan and his personal site.  Also be sure to check out his work at Negroes In New Media:

"A site devoted to the examination of the identity, access and voice of “African Americans” in all forms of media. It is in no way our intention to be derisive or divisive. Our goal is simply to engage in honest dialogue about the representation of our community by those who may not necessarily share our cultural mores."

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: 2014-01-04T10_41_28-08_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

We sit down with artists from Kalamazoo's hip-hop scene, including JB and Gillie, Wunda Mike, & Hank Severe of The Id.

We feature a track from Gillie titled "The Game."

You can download that and more offered by artists at their various Web homes below.

Gillie @senorGillie, ReverbNation

Wunda Mike @WundatheLion, datPiff

Hank Severe @hanksevere

JB @JBFPM, ReverbNation

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: 2013-09-10T10_06_47-07_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

Kristin and Justin team up to interview Thomas Kubond.  They talk of his time in the Korean War, the dangers of his first marriage, and the tale of the hanging dog.

This podcast episode is part of an effort to encourage the collection of oral histories.  Get your people together.  Listen to their stories.  Hit record (preferably before the stories start).  Do it.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2013-04-28T18_17_04-07_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

Justin Flagel & Mike Moroz

Local history!

Music!

And politics!

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2013-03-25T19_21_39-07_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm EST

Michelle Jewell discusses her father, jazz great Franz Jackson.  We discuss his musical history and how she is promoting her father's legacy and jazz using the Web.  We also discuss his new CD, Milestone, produced with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.

Check out his music and the new CD, Milestone, at FranzJackson.com and on Facebook.

 

Franz Jackson- What A Wonderful World

 

Photo provided by Michelle Jewell.  Photo taken by Guido Bissatini.  Design concept by Michelle Jewell.  Graphic design by Michelle Maret.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: 2013-02-16T15_12_27-08_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

Mike Moroz tells the tale of being an average citizen campaigning for office. We chat politics, public service and Mike turns the tables on me.

Be sure to visit:

Underground Railroad Society of Cass County (http://urscc.org/)

Vote411.org

VoteSmart.org

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2013-01-27T10_16_32-08_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

At 82 years old, she's been a farm girl, a magistrate and a politician. She also happens to be my grandmother. Here the stories from the lady who inspires me every day.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: 2012-12-24T19_58_49-08_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

An interview of Matt & Evan Haughey of the Indianapolis based band, Hero Jr (http://www.HeroJr.net) on getting their start in the music business, from a record contract in high school to DYI promotion in the Internet Age.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: 2012-12-01T11_39_45-08_00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

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