Holly Bowling Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Phish’s “Mercury” Rendition From Denver [Watch]

first_imgHolly Bowling played a soldout show this past Thursday at Denver’s Bluebird Theater, ahead of Phish’s three-night run of shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in nearby Commerce City, Colorado. Intertwining Phish and Grateful Dead songs, Bowling brought the heat all night, getting the Denver crowd hyped up for a weekend of music that undoubtedly delivered and made up for the “Curveball blues”.Bowling opened up the show with a deep rendition of Phish’s “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent”, before immediately throwing in some Grateful Dead, transitioning into “Bird Song”. Up next was Phish’s ” The Horse”> “Silent In The Morning” segue, leading way to “The Lizards”, with Holly tickling the ivories and covering the bases of all four Phish masterminds’ instruments on the piano. “The Lizards” led to the Grateful Dead’s “Help On The Way”> “Slipknot!”, before Bowling brought things full circle and ended the first set with “Fly Famous Mockingbird”, bringing closure to “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent” that she opened the show with.After a brief set break, Holly came back out and opened second set with a 22-minute rendition of the psychedelic “Cryptical Envelopment” > “The Other One”, before working her way into the Phish instrumental “Bliss”, which appeared on 1996’s Billy Breaths. A highlight of the evening was Bowling’s playful rendition of “Mercury” which came next, before hopping back into “The Other One” > “Cryptical Envelopment”. Staying with the Dead theme, “Stella Blue” was next, before Bowling brought set two to a close with the badass pairing of “Sand” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower”. Phish’s instrumental “Cars Trucks Buses” served as the evening’s encore, getting Phish fans in the area extra excited to see three nights of their favorite band over Labor Day Weekend.Luckily for fans, Holly Bowling has shared pro-shot video footage of the evening’s “Mercury”. Watch the video below.Holly Bowling – “Mercury” – 8/30/2018[Video: Holly Bowling]You can also listen to full show audio below, courtesy of taper Jeffery Bowling.Holly Bowling  – Bluebird Theater  – 8/30/2018[Audio: Jeffery Bowling]Next up for Holly is a week full of shows, starting tomorrow at Charleston, SC’s Pour House, before heading to Atlanta, GA’s City Winery Thursday, September 6th. Friday evening, Bowling heads back north to Charlotte, NC’s McGlohon Theater followed by a show Saturday, September 8th, at Asheville, NC’s Isis Music. Continuing north, Bowling will play this Sunday, September 8th, at Washington D.C.’s Hamilton. For a full list of Holly Bowling’s upcoming tour dates and tickets to her shows, head to her website.Setlist: Holly Bowling | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 8/30/2018Set One: Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Bird Song, The Horse > Silent In The Morning, The Lizards, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Fly Famous MockingbirdSet Two: Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Bliss > Mercury > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Stella Blue, Sand > Slipknot! > Franklin’s TowerEncore: Cars Trucks Buseslast_img read more

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Severe respiratory illness among Indiana residents who reported vaping

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is investigating reports of 18 individuals with severe acute respiratory illness who reported recent vaping or dabbing (vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates). One is an out-of-state resident who was hospitalized in Indiana. These cases are similar to cases reported in other states. Nationally, approximately 150 possible cases of severe respiratory illness in individuals who report e-cigarette product use have now been reported in 15 states from June 28, 2019, to August 20, 2019. No deaths have been reported.Indiana cases range in age from 16 to 65 years (median age, 26), and 72% are male. This is an ongoing investigation, and the ISDH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other states responding to reports of similar cases.Patients experienced respiratory symptoms including: Cough Shortness of breath Chest pain Fatigue Fever Other symptoms included weight loss, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Chest X-ray (CXR) showed bilateral opacities, and chest CT imaging shows diffuse ground-glass opacities, often with subpleural sparing. These symptoms worsened over a period of days or weeks before admission to the hospital. All patients were placed on oxygen; mechanical ventilation has been reported in only a few of the Indiana cases. Evaluation for infectious etiologies (bacterial, viral, and fungal) was negative in all confirmed cases.The ISDH is requesting that healthcare providers who are seeing patients with unexpected serious respiratory illness and who report a history of inhalation drug use in the previous 90 days, particularly vaping, report these to their local health department (LHD) as soon as possible. LHDs who are alerted of suspect cases should notify the ISDH immediately.It is currently unknown what specific vape product(s) or chemicals may be linked to these illnesses, or where they were obtained. If the patient has vape product available and would be willing to submit for testing, please notify the ISDH to work out submission logistics.To report suspected cases, submit vape product, or for additional questions, please contact Sara Hallyburton, ISDH Respiratory Epidemiologist, at (317) 234-2809, or the ISDH Epidemiologist-on-Call after hours at (317) 233-1325. You may also contact the Indiana Poison Center at (800) 222-1222.last_img read more

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Promoting Love for the River By Inviting the Public to Set…

first_imgNMHA member Gayle Horvath, who is skipper of the Sea Scouts, a coed seafaring branch of the Boy Scouts of America, took on the task of checking people in and taking care of details with the help of her Scouts. Monmouth Boat Club, which began as a rowing club in 1879, provides sailing lessons, social events and other boating activities throughout the summer. The Clearwater group has offered weekly environmental sails to the public from the Oyster Point Marina for many years, said Michael Humphreys, secretary and trustee of NMHA. This year, the two organizations, which have several members in common, sought to make the Navesink more accessible and appeal to a wider audience by hosting three summer sails in Marine Park. NJFC and NMHA reached out to Charlie Hoffman, Red Bank Parks and Recreation director, a few months ago to propose sailing the garvey from Marine Park. Hoffman responded enthusiastically, noting that the borough has long been interested in finding ways for more residents to enjoy the river. Plans quickly fell into place and the borough graciously provided the needed slip for Pete’s Banjo to occupy in Marine Park. NMHA promotes knowledge and appreciation for maritime history on the Navesink and offers educational opportunities for children and adults who want to learn about, enjoy and protect the river. Despite all those efforts, however, Mother Nature had other plans and the sail set for Aug. 14 had to be canceled due to an iffy weather forecast. Sail organizers are hoping to bring more sailing opportunities to the public next year. “The question is, ‘Did lots of people sign up because it was a free ride, or is there a pent-up desire to get onto the water in boats?’ ” said Humphreys. NJFC is an environmental advocacy organization founded in Monmouth County by musician and environmentalist Bob Killian in 1974. It was inspired by the efforts of legendary folksinger Pete Seeger who launched an initiative to clean up the Hudson River in 1966 by building and sailing the replica Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to ports along the Hudson, inspiring environmental action. “It just kind of synced up,” Hoffman said. “We want to get more folks out on the river.” While some people are particularly interested in sailing on the garvey, others simply want to enjoy being out on the water, Hoffman said. “People who have done it have enjoyed it.” Members of the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association (NMHA), the New Jersey Friends of Clearwater (NJFC) and Monmouth Boat Club are joining together to present this Saturday sail from 10 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14. The sail will depart from the small marina at Marine Park in Red Bank. All three organizations have a long history of encouraging appreciation and concern for local waterways. NJFC took up that cause for local waters, holding an annual music and environmental festival and hosting sails on its own historic replica, the garvey Adam Hyler, for many years. Two River residents will soon have another chance to take a free ride on the Navesink aboard the wooden sailing garvey Pete’s Banjo. Fortunately, NJFC, NMHA and the Monmouth Boat Club will try again Sept. 14, and they hope to take as many people as possible out for a late summer ride on the river. The new vessel, Pete’s Banjo, set sail on the Navesink in 2015. The flagship vessel of NJFC’s environmental sailing program, the garvey can comfortably hold eight or nine people. By Eileen Moon But so many people signed up for the sails from Marine Park that Humphreys reached out to the commodore of the Monmouth Boat Club, Bob Markoff, to ask if they could help. “He was eager to join the party with their pontoon boat and several skippers/owners of sail boats,” Humphreys said. After the Hyler’s retirement to the Tuckerton Seaport Museum several years ago, members of NJFC and NMHA decided to contribute their boat-building skills to construct a new garvey. The 26-foot flat-bottomed boat is a replica of the Tuckerton Sailing garveys that once traveled the state’s rivers and bays, harvesting clams and oysters, carrying produce and other cargo when the river was the road that linked communities near and far. For information on the Sept. 14 sail, visit navesinkmaritime.org or contact Red Bank Parks and Recreation at redbanknj.org.last_img read more

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Southwest goes international

first_imgU.S. low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is set to launch international service to the nearby Caribbean under its own colors July 1.That’s when the US’s largest domestic airline in terms of origin and destination passengers takes over seven sun-n-fun routes now operated by AirTran. Southwest merged with the smaller airline, in the process getting AirTran’s fleet of Boeing 737-700s.Southwest will use AirTran 737s – but now in Southwest colors and interiors – on the following routes:–       Atlanta – Aruba–       Atlanta – Montego Bay–       Baltimore/Washington – Aruba–       Baltimore/Washington – Nassau–       Baltimore/Washington – Montego Bay–       Orlando – Aruba–       Orlando – Montego BayThe last two runs are Saturday-only affairs.The former AirTran 737-700s that will be used on the routes are already fitted with Federal Aviation Administration-mandated overwater safety gear, notably life rafts. In preparation for further expansion of Southwest’s over-ocean forays company spokeswoman Melanie Jones says the safety gear is being installed on “a number of Southwest aircraft as well.”Southwest is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 737s.Southwest calls the July 1 moves “The first phase of the company’s international conversion plans.” In addition to the new Soutwest runs, AirTran will continue operating flights between Atlanta and Nassau as well between Chicago Midway and Montego Bay. For the time being AirTran will continue to provide the merged airline’s lift to Cancun, Los Cabos, Mexico City and Punta Cana. By the end of this year Southwest plans to launch flights to the remaining quartet of international destinations on its 96-airport route map that – between Southwest and AirTran – now encompasses a half-dozen countries.To put things in perspective, when Southwest first took-off back in 1971 the then purely intra-state carrier connected a mere trio of airports in Texas: Dallas Love Field. Houston Hobby and San Antonio International.From personal observation by this Dallas native (I used to ride my bicycle to Love Field to watch the planes) few gave what they considered an upstart airline much of a chance to make it.The rest is history. Southwest went on to exert a gravitational pull that fundamentally changed the way Americans and the rest of the world flies.The “Southwest model” of one aircraft type and basic service is the basis of every low cost airline in the world. Low cost airlines have brought travel to billions who could never afford to take to the skies.last_img read more

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West Holmes FFA 5th Grade Farm Tour 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Sept. 26, 26 members of the West Holmes FFA Presented the annual 5th Grade Farm Tour. The members that attended were the Officer Team, which consisted of Jayme Pennell, Maddie Stitzlein, Kylie Ramirez, Cora Crilow, Ally Ogi, Lexi Ogi, Rebecca Sprang, and Amy Hughes. The Juniors and Seniors that were there were Natasha Averbukh, Hayleigh Bender, Megan Brannon, Ethan Drzazga, Taryn Grassbaugh, Hannah Goines, Macin Hager, Bree Houin, Braxton Lint, Philip Lepley, Ethan Reining, Brayden Schumaker, Lucas Shaum, Clay Shepler, Tierra Slaubaugh, Chase Stitzlein, Addison Yates, and Nathan Yoder. The tour was put on by the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District. This year Spring Walk Farm hosted the tour. The farm is owned by Bill and Bev Wachtel, and is operated by Bill, his son Kurt, and a few other workers. They own 150 Holsteins and Guernseys. The FFA helped set up and run the event. The schools in attendance were as follows; Holmesville, Killbuck, Lakeville, and Millersburg. When the 5th graders arrived, the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District showed them a demonstration about rainfall and the importance of infiltration.The Officers served as group leaders for the 5th graders. They led them to stations such as Soils, Farm Safety, Forestry, Farming, Wildlife, and Water Quality. In Soils, they discussed how important soil is to agriculture, as well as why you don’t want to waste it. In Forestry, the experts told the kids how to look for certain aspects of trees to identify them and how to calculate a tree’s age. With the Farming Station, Kurt Wachtel informed the 5th graders what a cow eats and how the feed is made. Over at the milking parlor, Bill Wachtel taught the kids the importance of milking cows and about the cooling and refrigeration station. While the kids were at Wildlife, the instructor went over with them the values of wildlife and why game wardens are in place. At Water Quality, the 4-H Extension Agent spoke about the importance of filtration, and about the scientific method. At Farm Safety FFA, officers Jayme Pennell and Ally Ogi talked about the proper safety in grain bins, while FFA officers Maddie Stitzlein and Rebecca Sprang talked about the importance of animal safety.After everyone went through all of the stations, they were fed a lunch of hotdogs, chips, ice cream sandwich, and milk. We would like to thank everyone who was involved in putting this on.last_img read more

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Tweet a “Thank You” to the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

first_imgOur mission at ReadWriteWeb is to explore the latest Web technology products and trends. We’re fortunate to have a great group of sponsors who support this goal. So, once a week, we write a post about them; about who they are, what they do, and what they’ve been up to lately. Pay them a visit or tweet them a “Thank you” (see link below each sponsor) to show your appreciation for their sponsorship of this site. You can also start following some or all of our sponsors on Twitter with a few clicks on this TweepML page.Interested in being a ReadWriteWeb sponsor? ReadWriteWeb is one of the most popular blogs in the world and is read by a sophisticated audience of thought leaders and decision-makers. We have several innovative new features in our sponsor packages that we’d love to tell you about. Email our COO Bernard Lunn for all the details.Ready to learn more about the smart companies that support this site you love to read? 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That’s customer service for you!Thank Media Temple and SixApart on Twitter for making ReadWriteWeb possible.The companies above pay our rents or mortgages and we appreciate it. We hope you’ll stop by their sites and see what they’ve got to offer.Have you got a smart company that could use some more visits by the sophisticated readers of a blog like ReadWriteWeb’s?Drop us a line and let’s talk.Thanks to all our sponsors and our readers for your support! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Sponsors#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Water, Water Everywhere at Green Building Conference

first_imgAfter a daylong home tour, the NAHB National Green Building Conference got rolling in earnest on Monday, May 17, in Raleigh, N.C. While slightly smaller than a few years ago, the conference had a respectable turnout and some good educational sessions for attendees. Kept to a concise day and a half with five sessions running concurrently, it was easy to miss some good talks—unless, of course, not only could you split your personality, but also your body. The GBA team was, not unexpectedly, very well represented at the conference—on the tour, for the awards, and as educational session leaders.Water was one of the major subjects of the conference. One session covered water reuse systems, including both central and local wastewater treatment systems. One key point made was that while the average American household uses 400 gallons of water per day, only about 3 gallons are consumed by people. Why are we using drinking water to flush toilets, water lawns, and fill fountains? Mike Hoover of NC State University made the point that while treating wastewater to potable standards is very costly, treating it to non-potable standards is not, pointing out that we use a lot of energy to treat water to a level that is not required for its use.Another water session was led by Ryan Taylor, an architect friend from Atlanta, who shared great data and suggestions about water efficiency with deliberation and detail that eludes me in my presentations. I like to think that our styles complement each other nicely.Green? Tense? Say what?GreenTensives, a new concept this year, were a full day of open discussions on various subjects, including energy efficiency, indoor air quality, resource efficiency, and water efficiency. I don’t know who came up with the wacky name, but the sessions were well-attended, lively discussions. I led the session on water efficiency, which was a solid hour of good conversation on the subject. The two GreenTensives (I am still having trouble with that word) I attended—one on energy efficiency by Peter Yost and one on resource efficiency by Michael Strong—were spirited and informative.Peter made some excellent points that struck home, including:All builders are guinea pigs, and they should demand that manufacturers provide them not just products but complete systems, such as windows with flashing and sheathing with the best housewrap.We put insulation in wall cavities not because it is the best place to put it, but because it is the cheapest place.Buy from vendors with the most knowledgeable field reps who will come out to your job site.And now to the exhibit hallI was impressed by a few vendors on the show floor, where I saw some products I had never seen before. My unofficial award for elegant simplicity goes to the unfortunately named Tenmat recessed light cover. A fireproof preformed cover for recessed lights that protects them from insulation and helps provide an air seal, this product should fly off the shelves into the hands of weatherization contractors. Too bad they weren’t exhibiting at Affordable Comfort or Resnet, where they would have been more appreciated.Another product that caught my eye was recycled granite from Earth Stone Products. Having developed a Huck Finn type of business model, they are paid to haul scrap stone counter material from fabricators, cut it into various shapes for tile and paving installations, and sell it to contractors. Not only do they not pay for their materials, but someone actually pays them to take the stone away. I like the product and the business model. Here’s hoping they are wildly successful.Finally, while not a new product, Masonite’s Safe ‘N Sound green doors are new to me. These interior doors look like typical molded panel doors, but they are made with low-formaldehyde and low-VOC finishes and adhesives and are available with wheat straw cores and FSC-certified wood.Overall, this year’s conference was, in my opinion, a modest success. The NAHB markets primarily to members—and with membership down and the industry still in a slump, they are challenged to increase attendance, which this conference deserves. Continuing to experiment with sessions such as GreenTensives and adding additional advanced trainings will help carry them forward.last_img read more

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Microsoft Tag Shuttering In 2015, No One Scans

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Microsoft#QR codes A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img brian proffitt 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market News that Microsoft is shutting down its Microsoft Tag service in 2015 hasn’t caused much of a stir in the technology sector, except maybe the odd “they still had that?” question that might have been muttered into a morning coffee or two. This may be because the scanned-image technology craze has not taken off as expected.It’s true—Microsoft still had their weird little 80s-themed QR code program up and running, but soon will be supported by the new sole licensee Scanbuy before shutting down completely in August 2015.Scanbuy plans to support Microsoft Tag Technology on the ScanLife platform beginning no later than Sept. 18, 2013, and to offer transition and migration services to Microsoft Tag customers who choose to migrate to the ScanLife platform. This transition path will help current Microsoft Tag customers to continue running campaigns using Microsoft Tags on the ScanLife platform.Tag is a proprietary implementation of a larger set of visual images known as QR (quick response) codes—those little black-and-white dotted squares you might have seen in stores, on windows of storefronts or on billboards. The idea is simple: each distinct pattern can be attached to a unique web landing page that can be used to give potential customers pricing and marketing information and even sign up for services.Tag works in much the same way, though using colored triangular patterns that look like a flashy 80s tracksuit. (To be fair, Tag also has the capability to create themed custom tags.)See also ReadWriteWeb Technology DeathWatch: QR CodesWith so many people carrying around smartphones these days, you might think that QR codes would be a growing market. But there is some evidence to suggest that growth is either flat or non-existent. Maybe it’s because using QR codes can be such a clumsy experience.Problem number one: QR codes are often an afterthought. Because they are so easy to create and linked to existing web sites, that’s often what advertising and marketing people just do, linking them willy-nilly to pages that may or may not have been optimized for the mobile devices that are surely being used to view the page.Pulling up a web page that’s not readily viewable on a mobile phone’s browser is a common occurrence for QR code scanners, which is just plain lazy on the part of the QR code makers.Problem number two: No native app support. If the built-in Camera app for Android and iOS phones supported QR-code recognition better, then the actual process of scanning a code might be worth the effort. As it is now, users have to download a separate app, then open that to scan the code image.This is not an arduous process, to be sure, but it’s enough of a hassle that some users simply won’t bother with it.That seems to be the problem with QR codes in general: After the initial promise of cool and interesting content to supplement the consumer or community experience, what users actually got was slap-dash marketing and a sense of being let down. Maybe the tech will be more effective some day, if advertisers learn to use it better.For now, QR codes are just one more piece of noise in the world.last_img read more

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Foton tries to snap F2 Logistics win streak

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “We want to win this game because I believe that they are one of the biggest challenges in our goal of winning the title,” said Branislav.Whether the effort would pay off will be seen when the back-to-back champion Tornadoes take on the Cargo Movers in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Batangas City Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This game will be very crucial, F2 Logistics has yet to lose,” said Branislav, adding that a win in the 6 p.m. match would serve as a strong statement to the league.The match may decide which team takes the top ranking in the knockout phase that begins Dec. 5. Petron, meanwhile, takes on Iriga City in the opener at 4 p.m. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ PBAPC honors ‘sixth man’ Jalalon, Pingris, Cone The entire Foton team, not just its coach Moro Branislav, showed up just to see F2 Logistics play against Cignal last Tuesday.For the outspoken Serbian coach, it’s better that the players see for themselves how the unbeaten league-leader plays ahead of their encounter on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

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a month agoSNAPPED: Ex-Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan hits Fiorentina U19 double

first_imgSNAPPED: Ex-Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan hits Fiorentina U19 doubleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan is off the mark for Fiorentina.He scored twice for the Under-19 side in their 6-3 win over Bologna.Duncan made an impressive debut in a friendly against Perugia last week and then scored a header and a coolly-taken penalty on Sunday for the U19s.The 18-year-old, who is the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, posted a picture of himself with Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso after Sunday’s game.Happy to score my first goals for the club today and even greater to catch up with Mr Commisso after the game. Looking forward to giving my all for the club. #forzaviolapic.twitter.com/33uQmhuS93— Bobby Duncan (@bobbyduncan999) September 15, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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