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###§*$/»-¨ THEN IT  STAYS SO UNTIL I  FALL  ASLEEP. ¨-»/$*§###
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§§*$»-¨¨¨¨   EQUIPMENT, SOUND STUFF, SYNTHS, TAPE   ¨¨¨¨-»$*§§
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##£§*$/»-¨ DIFFERET FOODS, ALL OF  THEM INTRIGUING, ¨-»/$*§£##
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##£§*$/»-¨ DOG  (WHO  IS  RIDICOLOUSLY   LARGE  AND ¨-»/$*§£##
##£§*$/»-¨ WANTS TO BE THE BIG SPOON). I  LISTEN TO ¨-»/$*§£##
##£§*$/»-¨ THE SHORTWAVE RADIO, AND TRANSMIT  A BIT ¨-»/$*§£##
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