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Right then... Bud inspired me to experiment with a little demon called the Buddha Machine. It is such a crazy simple device I wish I had thought to invent it myself. This track consist of very little electric guitar,electric piano, drums and 80% tweeking the thumb wheel on the little box. I have been fussing with this for something additional and not coming up with anything. If anyone else can find something to do with it ... slice and dice.

Here are some links to Bud's original and as far as I can tell, the first use of the Buddha Machine posted at MacJams.
http://www.macjams.com/song/50701 "Buddha Blips"
http://www.macjams.com/song/49934 "Tundra"
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Uploaded: Apr 23, 2009 - 09:17:47 AM
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Rebsie said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Droney dreamy
Well, I hate to be contrary, but I like it just as it is. It stands up perfectly well as an ambient-trippy guitar freakout in its own dreamy droney right. I really enjoyed it, thanks!
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davisamerica said 3043 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Rebsie ....
To have a first reply from you is an amazing way to kick things off. I really appreciate it.
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Roxylee said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
This is cool, Jack
I'd never heard of this device, but it sure is interesting. Great sounds from the sparse playing!
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Scroll down
and Bud has a link demonstrating the device ... Thanks Roxy!
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sloparts said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
I see you been working in the lab again Jack
I love these little experiments of yours, especially this one. I can tell you two things about this. One is it's a good thing I didn't listen to this while taking acid, and the other is this goes a long way in convincing me you did take acid when you put it together. lol ;-)

Very trippy and very well done experiment my friend and very cool.

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davisamerica said 3043 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Ed ....
did you know if you stare into the neck of an empty coke bottle long enough you can see david gilmore's face?????? LOL !! Thanks Ed
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einstien said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
8O !!!
what did you ingest??
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davisamerica said 3042 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
well ...
do you want a comprehensive list or a general one ??
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MarkHolbrook said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Budda Budda!!!
Budda!!! Did you rub your belly too!? I donno why but when I see budda figurines I just picture them saying something intelligent and rubbing their belly!

This is pretty darned cool Sir Jack!
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
rub my
belly and i'm gonna smack you ... waiting for me to say something intelligent will be an over niter at best. Thanks Mark.
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lavalamp said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Nice
Nice experiment Jack. Theater of the mind.

LL
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
and a very sick mind ...
thanks dave!
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magnatone said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Little Budda
i LOVE THIS!
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
thanks karen ...
..really!
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Char said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
I like it.
Have some eerie voicing over. It is kind of David Lynch. Thanks.


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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
am glad
you like it and would love for you to take a shot at "charilizing " it !
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Boundless said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Hoo, wild thing
Fun too. And fine just as it is - busy enough !

Buddha Machine ? He'd laugh.
I go check that out.

Thanks for sharing.
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
I think
he would laugh too .... very much appreciate the listen and comments !
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RoughRooster said 3044 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
This
don't need anything else, it sounds great on it's own!
Love the wonderful dreamy trippy sounds.
Drums sound great too!
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Bob ...
thanks for stopping by ... worked a bit on the drums. You are too kind man.
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anomalous said 3043 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
`This
is bloody brilliant. creepy dirty and nasty, and definitely not in need of anything that i can think of

Pod'ed
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
Pod'ed ....
what a great compliment ... thanks!
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Moviz said 3043 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Very
Sci-Fi movie sounding to me, but very exciting and listenable.... hope the baddies don't win though, cheers M
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
Sci-Fi Baddies
and Blue Meanies. Thanks M. Cool description and very much appreciated.
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dajama said 3043 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Hmm
This is indeed dreamy, as Rebsie said, but in a dark, somehow salacious way. Cheeky, almost, and ethereal (in a concrete kind of way) - a trip with a destination, although I don't know what it is. Floydish, yes, but uniquely davisamerica too. I get the soundtrack, cinematic vibe, but man alive, that's one creepy movie! I'm sailing away. Makes me think. You are an endless source of creativity. Love it. Nicely done, man. Peace.
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
David ....
I have no idea where the destination is either. Man ... I feel like such a hacker when I read the great comments you always leave. You are just the best man ... and thank you!
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bud said 3043 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
This is great Jack
You've taken the Buddha Machine to whole 'nother place. I really like the pitch tweaking you did and the way you incorporated guitar and drums into this. Far out man - the FM3 guys would be real proud of this.
BTW - thanks for the props.
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davisamerica said 3043 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
" nother place"
Thanks Bud but I was just trying to follow you ... I do that a lot it seems ... always a good thing.
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SmokeyVW said 3043 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
pink!
which one's pink?

thanks
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
pink ....
third from the left 2nd row. and thank you Bill !
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yrp said 3043 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
you
really pushed the limits of the machine, because if you hadn´t mentioned, I should notice it.You did a very good manipulation job.
I think you have a perfect track here.
Maybe some vocals?
Instrumentally, it is very hard to suggest some addition.It sounds pretty full and throughly developed.There is no loose end or cracks which some other instrument should fix.

:-)
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
vocals ....
would be cool ... wanna give it a shot? You are always the best on comments ... thanks!
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LunaTrick said 3043 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Super track Jack...
Your work gets better and better. This is fairly complete... crisply recorded, nicely mixed. Perhaps some trippy vox but otherwise quite full!
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davisamerica said 3043 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
well !
Thank you Daniel. I seem to be at logger heads on this and was very unable to add vocals ... maybe some brave soul will. Such great comments from someone I really respect ... cool and huge appreciative Thanks!
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awigze said 3043 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
davisamerica
cool device - what would it sound like if you were in a room of other users.... electronic interactive jam session.... get Char on the vocals -- she's entering a trippy beatnick stage I suspect : )
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bud said 3043 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
What you are referring to is Buddha Boxing
here's a link to the two guys who invented them doing just that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTc2KjtfM1I&feature=related
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
take it dawg
and thanks A!
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
char
has been given total freedom to do what ever she likes with this and you are too cool neighbor ... thank you
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Bowman said 3043 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Very cool Jack.
I'd love to take this with me on a trip down some dusty deserted highway.
This would make a great soundtrack to an edgy film.
Great Stuff!
Charlie
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Thank you Charlie ...
Did not have anything in mind when I started piecing this together ... deserted , dusty highway would work!
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Studio_E said 3043 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Never heard of the Budah Machine
But now I am curious. Sounds like some kind of arppegiator/drum engine. This piece is very different for you. Maybe now you'll move into a whole new ambient tripper phase of music? Cool stuff.
Stephen

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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
stephen ...
thanks for the listen ... this is a rather simple device ... just some ambient loops and a pitch wheel ... LOL ... I don't know if I will ever be able to settle into a fixed genre .... appreciate the comments man.
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lengold said 3042 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Absolutely
wonderful sounds - I just love those drums too. Perfect mix. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

You really must stop smoking though!

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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
so len ....
if I quit smoking can we forget the "lawyer" thing????? BTW ... your new post rocks. Thank you Mr. Gold !
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lengold said 3039 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
Be careful with
the giving up smoking thing - I quit about 4 years ago and have since put on about 50 stones in weight - that's about 15,000 of your American pounds. Still fancy a smoke all the time though!
Especially a la di da (that's cute cockney for a cigar).
Tell me when you've quit and I'll call off the lawyers. Maybe.
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Alannah said 3042 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Very Groovy ....
... a most excellent start to Beer Friday ! Diggin the heavy breathing ....
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
so
who taught me about heavy breathing?? thanks alannah
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Vic Holman said 3042 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
one of those big openers
........ to some kind of prog gone punk rock group. right?

cool sonic feedback fenzy textures. pretty cool
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
vic ...
thanks for the listen
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racerat said 3042 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
seamless
not sure where one instrument ends and another begins, but I don't care. Really cool track.--P
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
Phillip ...
You know how this goes ... follow the dawg's lead. Kevin always finds the path. Thanks man.
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mowguy3 said 3042 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Little Buddha
I agree, nothting more is needed. Love the echoing feedback from the guitar? I know very little about these electrical gadgits but this track is a wild ride. Thanks.
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Thanks Russ ...
Actually most of the "feedback" is manipulation on the Buddah. You can blame Bud for this as he got me hooked. Appreciate the kind comments Russ.
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Jarvoid said 3042 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Hmmm
wierd,and I am qualified in wierd so I should know!!! It has a atmospheric to it similar to Vangelis and is really rather good....what the B£**^!ing bl**dy hell is a Bhudda Machine??? and where can I get one please??
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Hi Jarvo ...
the "rabitt" sent you a note on the Buddah .... appreciate the listen
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TERRAPLANE said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
experimentation
with this music landscape could be fun,, early floydish to me,, love it.. thanks for sharing,,T
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davisamerica said 3041 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
hey terra
... open for anything .... thanks terry!
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Go_Turtle_Go said 3040 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
awesome
entertaining, authentic and a new path DA went into. Awesome, keep this stuff going on. It was way more energetic and engaging than I anticipated, not saying that previous songs weren't. Master of suspense and an authentic genius you are.
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
Marc ....
WOW and hello my brother. Took me a while to pull my jaw off the floor after reading your comments! I hope all is well with you and Mrs. Turtle ... waving man ...
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Outtaorbit said 3040 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Haahaaaa
you never wait.... ha ha
nicely done
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
ummm ....
who did I learn THAT from ? Thanks Patrick .... do your thing.
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kassia said 3040 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
oh man
LOVE those opening drums. they have the feel of those huge japanese war drums that you have to be in totally great shape to play, standing up and putting your whole body into the energy of each hit. They start off this piece with an awesome energy that just never lets go. There are layers and layers - maybe not complex but lush and full of texture. I love the whatever effect is on that eguitar over in the right side. This is just too cool jack.
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davisamerica said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
Hi shay!
Thanks for the listen .... the sound to the right is actually the Buddah with his tummy being rubbed ... hope it brings some luck .... oh wait it did .. you are here! Much appreciated.
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Doadars Uncle said 3040 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
Cool!
A lot of space here. But also an intimacy, which I'm getting off of my cheapo computer speakers at work. I think that says some good things about it! Quite a journey. Well done!
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davisamerica said 3039 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
thanks doug
the mix is slanted towards monitors ... always a puzzle to piece together properly. Thanks a lot for the listen and very kind comments man
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SISTERS said 3038 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
oooooo
love the slightly sinister stomach-lurching bends downward and up again.
swell heart beating thing going on. has a CAT PEOPLE song- where- the-bunny-gets-run-down -in-the-dark flavor in its movement and darkness. PRETTY DANG COOL!
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davisamerica said 3038 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
:-]
I Will Run the bunny down myself for comments like this .. Anne ... thank you ... made my day !!
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Doug Somers said 3037 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Electro Ambi-Jazz ?
Now THIS is really cool! The drums make for a sophisticated driving quality at the outset of the piece, after which this Floydian thing starts to happen, then the beat is back. It's really effective that you lost the drums mid piece since their return is so great. Spacey finish too.

Two ears way up!!

Thanks muchly, and now on to listen 3.....

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davisamerica said 3037 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Thanks Doug !
Wow ... ears and 3 listens ... does not get better than that.... and from a master ! Too cool Doug and much appreciated !
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jiguma said 3037 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
I like this Jack
Sorry I'm so late - life has been a little hectic lately. I love the way this just rolls along. Sure there's room for lots of extra stuff to happen, but as-is it sounds terrific. Just keep taking the tablets ;)
N
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davisamerica said 3037 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
The tablets
have a most curious effect ... and it appears I have made a double post. Thanks Neil ... really love seeing you stop by .... means a lot brother.
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davisamerica said 3037 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Neil .....
Man I heard thru the grapevne you have been a bit under the weather. Hope you are on the mind. Really nice comments ... but WHERE ARE THE NITS ?????? Thank you Neil !
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jiguma said 3036 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
No nits
.............. sorry :(
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egobandit said 3037 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Buddha
Can you just get this at your local music store. Excellent journey another great one !
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davisamerica said 3037 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Hey Tim ...
I have only seen them online. google search yields several places ... even amazon. Be forwarned ... it's a cheesy little box ... $25 US plus ship average. Thanks for the hit tim. BTW Bud's site has some more info. on the Buddha I believe.


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damiengh said 3037 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
The suspense is killing me.
This is unnerving, in a good way, man I'm still waiting for sh*t to hit the fan. I'm looking all around........wasss going on here.... whoa, there it is.....no...I see'm....no....whooooooooooooooossh......where'd he go......
get me outta herrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Great track.......oh no...............I'm left with whatever it is... in this dark room alllllllllll by myselllllllllllllllffff. Yikes!
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davisamerica said 3037 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Damien ...
2nd door to the left ... don't worry ... it's on battery life .. just keep moving. Thanks man.
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Calchas said 3035 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
WOW!
Sounds like Hendrix jammin' with Santana in the 80's! Or something...I LOVE feedback you know. Whwn I was a teen, my buddy Skip used to always tell people: "If it starts with a screech, Mike likes it." This has screeches all the way through...I'm in heaven! Ha ha...

What a trip!
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Calchas said 3035 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
An open collab?
WTF for? Like Rebsie said, the piece is just fine as is!
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davisamerica said 3027 days ago (May 10th, 2009)
if you love feedback
these apps are for you ... thanks Michael ... still thinks some vox would slip in.
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sonnyjim said 3029 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
Cool track
Very cinematic; sounds like Little Buddha's drug deal went bad and now he's on the run! Great improv vibe, too.
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davisamerica said 3027 days ago (May 10th, 2009)
SJ ...
lol man ... you made all three ! Many thanks my friend ... many thanks indeed !
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ramonaji said 3025 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
I see David Gilmore's face
even without a coke bottle.

This is great stuff! I am taking a little ride.....
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davisamerica said 3023 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
you are
my kind of person ... we should have a coke sometime ... thanks Ramona
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ageofthedeathtree said 3014 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
....
very ... and i mean VERY cool!!! i love it ... where do you get your hands on that machine?

age
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davisamerica said 3009 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
age ...
lol my very cool friend ... thank you !!
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blaky smith said 3010 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Cool
Sorry Jack, I was absent for a long time and I missed this piece which I discover today with a lot of pleasure and admiration. Very well done, bravo!
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davisamerica said 3009 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
you ...
my friend .. are right on time. Thanks !!
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Diviner said 3008 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
Great sounds
Its mad what comes out of that little machine. This is nice as it is. Thanks for sharing.
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davisamerica said 2988 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Thank you very much Keith...
Toys are cool
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