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September 18, 2007


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Ian Carey

As a friend of mine put it, "I much prefer heroin Bill to cocaine Bill." Sad but probably an element of truth.

I agree with you about Undercurrent's lack of gel, with the exception of "My Funny Valentine," which is one of my favorite all-time improvised counterpoint tracks, and rescued that song from sheer hatred for me.

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