Past Shows

Newfoundland's 1st podcast; with your host, Jim Fidler

ROAR-2011-06-01 - Episode 110 - The 1st of June

ROAR-2011-06-01 - Episode 110 - The 1st of June

This time on the ROAR:
A bunch of foolishness, more foolishness, opening remarks, big thanks to our listeners, the many faces of "freedom", can we just believe science?, some more talk about Jim's new album, Leslie Street, songs like children, albums like families, LP's VS 45's, archiving albums on cassette, Jim's "Make your own Greatest Hits album" challenge, the "single parent" joke, a call for music submissions, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, the cold east wind, Lillian's wardrobe dysfunction, war, peaceniks, beatniks, the killing of the branch, antennas and branches, the 6th birthday of the ROAR, a bit of ROAR history, the group "The Experience", the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's death, the 20th anniversary of Pressure Drop's 1st show, the Buffalo Soldier story, albums and the making thereof, the Kickstarter idea, running into Tanya and John, the EP idea and heaps of subliminal messages from the grays.

Music this time,
a bunch of foolishness by Jim Fidler, www.jimfidler.com
and
St. John's by Lou Deadder. www.loudeadder.com

Best listened to on headphones.
An ambidyslexic listening experience: Let the 2 hemispheres of your brain fight it out.

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ROAR-2011-05-01 - Episode 109 - Mayday! Mayday! (May We Come Back)

ROAR-2011-05-01 - Episode 109 - Mayday! Mayday! (May We Come Back)

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, Season 6, why we've been away, thanks to those who care, shout-out to Sonia Barrett (www.spiritinform.com), the world and stuff, "let's all come together as ones", how many everythings are there?, the cosmic soup, 2012, cycles and ages, space isn't just nothing, the bigger cycle, Jupiter,the planetary 19.5 degree ting, (www.vortexmaps.com/planets.php - ), the cosmic mathmatical conspiracy, the 11 year sunspot cycle, potential results of a huge solar ejection "the kill shot", nuclear propaganda, passing Shamrock City, the science religion, theory VS fact, evolution VS the laws of thermodynamics, Richard Mixer and My Dingaling, living in a box, Darwin not the originator, the big bang theory, good math VS bad math, meeting one of the drunks on Water Street, thirsty mind, thirsty soul..., the royal wedding, how far have we actually come?, shout-out to Ryan Gates and company and other tings and tings you'll have to pick out on your own.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Where does the truth lie?..............Nowhere.

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ROAR-2010-12-30 - Episode 108 - The Christmas Hangover Cure

ROAR-2010-12-30 - Episode 108 - The Christmas Hangover Cure

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Mike Walsh, Con O'Brien, Guy from Toronto, Tommy Nemmic, Mike Meekins of South Carolina, Kevin Doucet in Alabama, Jody Thornbury and Matelin Smith,
opening remarks from Jim, Lillian's interview with Dale Jarvis, and Jim's interview with Ricky Skaggs.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler
Snow by the Karmistry Project
and
a bunch of real good stuff by Ricky Skaggs.

Best listened to on headphones.
Turkey anyone?

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ROAR-2010-12-14 - Episode 107 - From Scotia To Scotia

ROAR-2010-12-14 - Episode 107 - From Scotia To Scotia

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, changes in the Roots Cellar, making things happen, the cassette archives, voice changes over time, the ROAR free shipping and gift wrapping deal, the new ROAR store, Jim's 99 cent download of his Reggae version of Jingle Bells, the import of listening on headphones, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, points of view, looking back in time, The 1997 ECMA's in Moncton, New Brunswick, Jim's award nominations, Snotty Var, the French media, Jim's crashing the press conference, using DOS in the 386, promoting Gypsy, Jim signs a European record deal with Lismor Iona Records in Glasgow, the "Impress Kit", Jim being the 1st Newfoundlander, ever, to sign an international European record deal, 1st to sign via trans-atlantic satelite video conference, some help from Nancy Bennett, the trip to Glasgow, Jim playing at the Celtic Connections festival, running into the lads from Great Big Sea in Heathro, the banjo Jim bought from Bob Hallet meeting the Cunningham brothers of Silly Wizzard, the bizarre Paddy Keenan experience, running into the two lads from GLASGOW, the meeting DOUGIE MacLean story, meeting Jerry and Betty, Jim's music being picked up far out at sea, Jim's interview with the BBC, bumping into Colleen Power and Roger Maunder, Jim and Lillian's 10 ECMA nominations, Henry Rojo, the CBC interview, back to Newfoundland, off to Halifax, the Needfire discovery story, meeting Eamonn Dillon, producing Storm The Kettle and more bits and bobs and tings.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, The Rising Of The Moon, The Rhythm Of The Goat, Downtown Girl, The Blooming Of The Flower and The Cock Of The North (Aunty Mary) by Jim Fidler.
Background music - Snow by The Karmistry Project

Best listened to on headphones.
And don't forget -+to close your eyes.

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ROAR-2010-11-24 - Episode 106 - B Day

ROAR-2010-11-24 - Episode 106 - B Day

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Audrey, Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, chilly Lilly, "nish", the pusscat, some talk about Iphones and Ipod touches and the like, the Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, time shifting, the Think Outside, fold-up bluetooth keyboard, IOS4 and later bluetooth functionality, the French horn, the Bose Sound Dock, the docking cable, breeze a blow, a bit of country music, the pub under the overpass, living under the roller coaster, Woody Allen, Annie Hall, anti-semitism, Christians who aren't all that Christ like, Hitler VS the popes, Catholic VS Protestant in Newfoundland, Lillian's Protestant blouse story, people in positions of power and a bunch of p poppin' fun like that, B day, brand new people, a wee bit of pipe talk, Ronald Riegan VS Ronald Reagan, meeting Gils and Pierrick from St. Pierre, arriving at the pub and much more silliness than a goy ought to have to bare.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Especially when you can get them for 9 dollars.

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ROAR-2010-11-15 - Episode 105 - Swinging Singles

ROAR-2010-11-15 - Episode 105 - Swinging Singles

This time on the ROAR:
Intro by Hefty Genitals, opening remarks from Jim,the Snowman radio show, snowmanradio.com, the newROAR store, the pree gift-wrapping and shipping Christmas offer, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, passing the deck
party, the street Leslie Street, the song Leslie Street, where do songs come from?, what are you
supposed to do with them?, the song Livin', the Smashmouth/Great Big Sea connection, the hometown
complex, DADGAD, what is a record?, the song High Life, the idea for Lillian's weekly Joomlacast, the
ROAR forum, Suzanne Vega, the Jim Bradley encounter, brewing beer, releasing singles VS albums, an
encounter with Brian Manning, a quote from Keith Rickman and 11.7 other earth shattering topics.

Music this time: Our theme, Genesis, the Wild Wild West Bank, Livin',
High Life and Leslie Street by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Alright? Alright!

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ROAR-2010-11-07 - Episode 104 - War Party

ROAR-2010-11-07 - Episode 104 - War Party

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Max of the Onfires, theonfires.com,
opening remarks from Jim, lurker alert, the Mayan calendar, Eddy Grant, eddygrant.com or
icerecords,com, his Reparation CD, learning over time, Jim's man or machine bit, the ROAR archives,
the new TASCAM STUDIO HEADPHONESim Fidler
and
backing tracks from Burning Babylon.

Best listened to on headphones.
There must be 50 ways to love your liver. We just don't know any of them.

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ROAR-2010-10-31 - Episode 103 - Under A Harvest Moon

ROAR-2010-10-31 - Episode 103 - Under A Harvest Moon

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, some feedback regarding episode 102, tricks and/or treats, Jim's "green"
t-shirt idea, the soon coming Zoom H1, Tascam headphones and new Ipod Touch 4G, the harvest,
winter walk-abouts, the CD gift wrapping offer, the R-09 for sale, the interview with Brendan Toland,
Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, here comes the cold weather, hats, coats, scarves..., ichy nose, the cab
with the square tires, what's wit dem girlie types?, harvest time, moose hunting, canning and bottling,
stocking up for the winter, another studs sighting/sounding, Lillian's pickled beet recipe
offer, being prepared, Lillian's yummy meat cake recipe, what the heck is Celtic music anyway?,
passing some buskers, guys doing chin-ups on scaffolding, more kvetching about music, Jim's
getting old, a Dieu, a dios, and general nutty full moon feverishness.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, High Life, Hibernia and No Time by Jim Fidler
and
Mick Hann's by Eamonn Dillon

Best listened to on headphones.
Just try it!

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ROAR-2010-10-22 - Episode 102 - Trails Tales And Tunes

ROAR-2010-10-22 - Episode 102 - Trails, Tales And Tunes

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Jonathan Wheel from Zimbabwe, Jill King of Springdale, Carl Bennett from St. Alban's,
opening remarks from Jim, the Norris Point synchronicities, a whole heap o' thanks, big-ups and shout-outs, dedication to Vic, the magic tape, interview with Eric West, interview with Shirley Montague and the Songwriters' circle featuring Jim Payne, Karla Pilgrim and our very own Jim Fidler.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Lillian (A Portrait In Sound), Fields Of Gold (Instrumental), The Curra Road, Rising Of The Moon, Rhythm Of The Goat and Song For Newfoundland by Jim Fidler,
The West Side Of Notre Dame Bay, The Daniel's Harbour Breakdown and Waltz Around The Cape by Jim Payne
and
I'll Think Of You, Home and If I Lost You by Karla Pilgrim.

Best listened to on headphones.
Ah, there is a Point to it all...

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ROAR-2010-10-17 - Episode 101 - Walking On Water

ROAR-2010-10-17 - Episode 101 - Walking On Water

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Paul Hopkins
www.vipodcasting.libsyn.com
opening remarks from Jim, thanks to everybody involved in show 100, Walk-about with Jim, Lillian, John and Pauline, walking on Water, the mad man in the pick'em up truck, the lost Norris Point tapes, the Norris Point synchronicities, Jim getting a branch in the face, more walking on Water, blue eyed semites, fat men at the north pole, bearded guys on clouds, the sound bag, the Pentonism, "Gander; an outport, not an airport", Road To Terra Nova with Freddie Jorgenson on the whistle, McInnis's Kitchen recording Jim's song Terra Nova, eastern philosophy, the grand conspiracy, the Campbell brothers, Mary-Jane Lamond, John McDermot, Dennie Doherty, the Needfire, James McKie, people in sleeping bags under the overpass, the headrests at the pub, John's video idea, yet more walking on Water, inventing things that have already been invented, Jeff Sterling, the Waiting For Jeff film idea, Oscar Hierlihy, passing Richard Mixer, even more walking on Water, Jim and Lillian talking dirty and getting away with it, where is Mike Busboom?, tings and tings and even more tings.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Yes we can walk on Water. You could too.

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ROAR-2010-10-06 - Episode 100 - ROAR Party

ROAR-2010-10-06 - Episode 100 - ROAR Party

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from: Frank Nora in New Jersey, Hope and Jack in Nottingham, England, Renata in Brooklyn, New York, Trucker Bob in Portland, Oregon, John and Pauline of St. John's, Keith Brough of Chickapee, Massachusetts, Anne from Philly,
opening remarks from Jim, many thanks to everybody...the show from Erin's pub, MCed by Toby MacDonald, music/chat from Hugh Scott and John Barela, chat and music from Arthur O'Brien and Freddie Jorgenson, music from Jim Fidler, music and chat from Michael Hanrahan, music from Jackie Sullivan, music and chat from Terri Lynn Eddy and Renee Batten, chats with: Toby MacDonald, Jim Joyce, Sandy, Maitlin, Tara, Tanya and Charlie, Rod and Jennifer, an appearance by Jim and Lillian, Jim on the beat (beer) box, music by Dave Panting and many many greetings from listeners far and wide.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler,
The Schooner Effie H. by Gordon Quinton
and a whole heap of songs and tunes by all the above mentioned artists.

Best listened to on headphones.
100 ROARs and goin' for more!


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ROAR-2010-09-29 - Episode 99 - Neun Und Neunzig ROAR Balloons

ROAR-2010-09-29 - Episode 99 - Neun Und Neunzig ROAR Balloons

This time on the ROAR:
Announcing the contest winner, opening remarks from Jim, episode 100, episode 101, the Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, the Oceans Wide story, a shout-out to Michael Meekins, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian where they talk about music and tings and tings.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler
and
Oceans Wide by Jackie Sullivan

Best listened to on headphones.
One more balloon to go.


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ROAR-2010-09-27 - Episode 98 - Come Back Wit Me Doll

ROAR-2010-09-27 - Episode 98 - Come Back Wit Me Doll!

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks by Jim, show 100 at Erin's pub, thanks to Ralph and crew, final musical line-up for show 100: Arthur O'Brien, Freddie Jorgensen, Terri Lynn Eddy, Renee Batten, John Barella, Hugh Scott,
Gordon Quinton, Jackie Sullivan, Dave Panting and Jim Fidler,
thanks to Molson's, announcing the MC, Toby MacDonald, a call for 100th episode shout-outs, last last call for the contest, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, some silly smelly stuff talk, making soap, ingredients with strange names, people with strange names, jojoba, the aftermath of Igor, hurricane Lilli, German girlie names, the people on the bus go up and down, the teddy from hell, the Dinker, we all dress like eeeegits, common assumptions, Jim's an ubergeek, taking crap from people, Jim's impersonations, Mel Blanc, a shout-out to Dave in Calgary, Rod and Jennifer in CBS, the up-coming 100th Episode and more monkies than you can shake a snake at.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, and the Wild Wild West Bank by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Try pinching someone else to see if they're real.

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ROAR-2010-09-22 - Episode 97 - The Wind In The Windows

ROAR-2010-09-22 - Episode 97 - The Wind In The Windows

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, greetings to onsug.com listeners, the up-coming 100th ROAR celebration on Thursday, September 30 at Erin's pub featuring Terri Lynn Eddy, Renee Batten, John Barella, Hugh Scott, Arthur O'Brien, Freddie Jorgenson, Dave Panting, Jim Fidler and more,
hurricane Igor, some insight on making the ROAR, the Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, interview with Ross Traverse,
www.traversegardens.com
Lillian with an Accent, the hurricane, Jim and Lillian during the storm, wind, rain, more wind and rain, closing remarks from Jim and Lillian and enough stuff ta mek ya giddy deh.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Home Comes The Rover, All I Really Wanted, Merrigan's Reel, Flow On Waterford River, Lillian (A Portrait In Sound) and The Merman by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Hang on to your hats!!!

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ROAR-2010-09-19 - Episode 96 - Festivale 2

ROAR-2010-09-19 - Episode 96 - Festivale 2

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, the Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, the up-coming 100th episode
celebration at Erin's pub on Thursday, September 30, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, the post festival
bash, talking through your hat, on the cuff, off the fly, the new multi-track recording app for the Ipod
Touch, don't be hatin' on the Iphone/Ipod Touch..., Mac VS Windows VS Linux, Orb Live, Itunes sucks!,
the Ipod Touch rocks!, Skype, accessibility out of the box, shout-outs to Rod, Dave, Michel and Carole,
giving credit where credit is due, running into Arnold and Nancy Bennett,
www.avalondragonboating.com
nancy@nancybennett.info
summer winding down, optimism VS pessamism, knowledge/understanding/wisdom, glass half empty,
glass half full, more about Arnold and Nancy, Messiah From Montreal, Jim as Messiah, Jim as
Leonard Cohen's musical director, chats with Danette Eddy, Julie Roberge and Robert Monette from the
French Cultural Network, Don and Tom Shorock, Arthur O'Brien of the Navigators and a whole bunch of other
unwhitting folks in the background.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and Psychedelic Bingy Experiment Number 7 by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Cross-country skiing is great if you live in a very small country.

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ROAR-2010-09-09 - Episode 95 - Festivale 1

ROAR-2010-09-09 - Episode 95 - Festivale 1

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Peter Quinlon, Justice Ploughman, Mary Ploughman and Shawn Fulford,
opening remarks from Jim, doing what you love to do, making a difference, you give your more to receive your less, the mountain of pebbles, the St. John's Folk Festival, the French Cultural Network of Newfoundland and Labrador, shout-outs to Julie, Xavier and Robert, the post festival bash, the shout-out contest update, the Republic Of Avalon Radio group on Facebook, episode 100 celebration update, the new Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, big thanks to Michael Meekins, drive-about with Jim and Lillian, off to the festival, listening back to previous ROAR episodes, the interview with Eric Bogle and John Monroe, trying to park at the park, queuing up, signing in, getting up and signing out.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Carlos Gets A New Hat, Farewell To Erin, Amega Madness, Rising Of The Moon (Live), Livin' (Live), Rhythm Of The Goat (Live) and Downtown Girl (Live) by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Yabba dabba doozie!


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ROAR-2010-09-01 - Episode 94 - Matrix Entropy

ROAR-2010-09-01 - Episode 94 - Matrix Entropy

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Kevin in Alabama, Michael in South Carolina and Wayne of Sparetime Radio on Long Island,
opening remarks from Jim, the up-coming episode 100 celebrations, the old TrippleU thang, what the heck is "foward"?, what the heck is "fustrated"?, matrix entropy, the ROAR Iphone app, the N word, "understand Newfoundland", walk-about with Jim and Lillian, greetings to the whole widely world, a bit of German, a bit of French, old Pirates, or should we say young Pirates, banging into the branch, Larry Skutchan and his snippers, the AtBat 2010 Iphone app, needling Toronto Mapleleafs fans, Lillian's blooper, the festival, meeting people who don't show up, who wants to be a "real Newfie" anyway?, rubber boots, German accordians, bologna from Toronto, kissing the cod, humiliating the CFA's, screech-ins, the false George Street culture, more about the John Cabot myth, more matrix entropy, the "what the thing is is that" thing, are we observing the matrix or are we part of it?, sufferation, the end of the kvetching, people visiting Newfoundland only to subsequently move here, Arnold and Nancy Bennett, Jim's performance at the festival, the King and Queen of Water Street, "more to come, Richler" and lots of tings like dat deh.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Merrigan's Reel, Home Comes The Rover, I Still Remember and Song For Newfoundland by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Take an enemy to lunch and make him pay.

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ROAR-2010-08-12 - Episode 93 - Marching Onward

ROAR-2010-08-12 - Episode 93 - Marching Onward

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, the Centrios Soundbag, the ROAR parade, the coming ROAR Iphone app, another perfect night in the Republic, the festival, a possible ROAR vidcast to come, Stone Edge, selling off all those pesky CD's, contest submissions are coming in, the ROAR corp, how pricey is Cafe Press?, what do you all think about ROAR mugs?, the photographic memory joke, the baby shower joke, the ROAR corp is more, stats, the nightish nature of the ROAR, the sun rising up out of the ocean, the image for the Iphone app, shout-outs to Michael Meekins, Rod, Kevin Doucet, Kevin Brough, passing Richard Mixer, another busker, running into and having a brief chat with Bob O'Brien and Sheila Brake, the origin of the name Pressure Drop, a shout-out to Jack and Hope, yet another busker and tings like that there.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Hey, this life thing ain't so bad after all.


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ROAR-2010-08-08 - Episode 92 - On The Cuff Off The Fly

ROAR-2010-08-08 - Episode 92 - On The Cuff Off The Fly

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, Kate Bush, old movies, Jim muttering to the folks, the evening nap drug, the Zoom H1, on the cuff, off the fly, cuff links, Ringo or Ring Go, Vicki Davis was right, official acknowledgement of being in the onsug.com channel, Jim and Frank, what is the present, being yourself VS obscure branding, the Panicin' Mannaquins, the Online Country Combo Boxes, making a name for yourself, state of mind, kopf staedtle, the lone wolf community, Lillian telling people to go and buy Jim's music, into the madding crowd, location location location, don't start a railway in the middle of the ocean, Bozo under the sea, the crazy painter guy on Sesame Street, the sound and smell deja vu trigger, OTR, ABN, the 5/55 phenomena, tek your meat out me rice, Barbados and Newfoundland, give peas a chance and rice too, stats and a call for contest shout-out submissions and a whole heap a ting.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Tek your meat out me rice!

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ROAR-2010-08-06 - Episode 91 - Walking With The Little People

ROAR-2010-08-06 - Episode 91 -

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, same old same old,

calm as a clock, how calm is a clock, sweating like

a pig, do pigs sweat, Jim's blooper, the state of

the world, fandom, you can't blame the youths, good

people with guns VS bad people with guns, blaming

society VS personal accountablilty, the state

raising children VS parents raising children, home

schooling VS public indoctrination, some weather

banter, fast walking, dancing on the sidewalk, Jim

and Lillian turn into little people, the ancient

thesaurus, ugga ugga boo ugga boo boo ugga, thinking

up potential album names and band names, the secret

milk shakes, Flappy and the Lapdogs, Abba Cadavre,

the spooky street lights, transitioning the ROAR to

the new server, DIY, images, branding, Reality Time,

Revolution Time, Jim's up-coming performance at the

Folk festival, artistic children growing up into

artistic adults, public negativity, smelling oil,

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