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http://www.redribbonaward.org/marekhamwik/5535 Steeped in work all day, I found myself putting on eyeliner at 11pm, eying my much neglected bed. But the rock summoned me down the road, and I walked into Lovejoy’s precisely 15 minutes before Scorpion Child began their set.
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