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post #21 of 62
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Originally Posted by mama_mich View PostHey ladies! Please excuse my ignorance on the subject or if I have the wrong thread! Can y'all talk to me about New Moon and it being a time for manifestation please? I guess New Moon in general? Does anyone know at what exact time it is new?

 

I'm not really zodiac-y myself, but the new moon this month starts at 8:30pm EDT if that helps. I have understood that you grow things during the waxing, and banish during the waning.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostWhat are the words to your Wakey Wakey song?  Care to divulge?

 

I would love to, but w/o the tune, it's kind of....well, it's not the same, y'know?

"Wakey, wakey, Springtime is coming,

Wakey, wakey, Springtime is come.

Wakey, wakey, Springtime is coming,

Spring will come when Winter is gone".

 

That's all! Great for a 3yo....by the way, if nobody's told you, 3 makes 2 look like a walk in the park...I thought I was raising a sociopath when ds was 3. Not trying to scare-- just prepare. Three is a NIGHTMARE. Four is the reward for not killing them at three....just sayin'... winky.gif

post #22 of 62
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post

 

That's all! Great for a 3yo....by the way, if nobody's told you, 3 makes 2 look like a walk in the park...I thought I was raising a sociopath when ds was 3. Not trying to scare-- just prepare. Three is a NIGHTMARE. Four is the reward for not killing them at three....just sayin'... winky.gif

 

My first was a nightmare at three (which was compounded by becoming a big sister), but my second child is three and I find it easier to enjoy our time together than the time I spend with my six year old (though for what it's worth, I've heard six is double threes: twice as hard). My eldest is an extremely intelligent, persistent, passionate child. My second child is just very laid back. Three suits him well.

 

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DH and I finally had an in-depth discussion about our open relationship and what we want and expect from it. Since our sexuality is very tied to our Pagan beliefs, it is a rather interesting dichotomy of sacred and practical. I'm so happy that we are on the same page.

 

I'd love to hear more about how your Paganism is tied to your religious beliefs, if you don't mind sharing.

 

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Originally Posted by vydalea View Post

OUR PEAS have come up and Z said "THE EARTH HAS DONE IT'S MAGIC, MAMA!"  I was so happy that she said that like she's finally GETTING it!!  

 

Z is so freaking cute! And happy birthday to her!

 

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hello, mind if i rejoin?

it has been forever and a day since i was on MDC. 

sounds like most everyone had a nice beltane except revolting. we went to a public ritual when we lived in maine, beltane on the beach, totally fun and no creepy dudesbeing creepy. just a bunch of hot bikers in kilts! lol

 

Weclome back!

 

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Originally Posted by mama_mich View Post

Hey ladies! Please excuse my ignorance on the subject or if I have the wrong thread! Can y'all talk to me about New Moon and it being a time for manifestation please? I guess New Moon in general? Does anyone know at what exact time it is new?

 

My family does cleansing, divination, and intention setting during the new moon. For us, it's probably more important, spiritually, than the full moon.

 

AFM: My daughter came home crying, "Why am I so different from everyone else? No one likes me." She said she wanted to home school, but most days she says she wants to stay in school. I've really disliked her school experience: the school refuses to provide appropriate academics (they sort of tried by putting her in an enrichment class for advanced kids, but the more time she spends in school, the more I suspect that at least in terms of reading and math, she's highly gifted; either way, even the enrichment program is way, way below her achievement level and the school doesn't have anything else to offer); she really struggles socially; and the school pushes junk food and screen time way too much. I have to decide whether to register her for first grade or not on the last day of school. If she consistently wanted to home school, it'd be an easy choice, but she waffles. Plus, I'm going to give birth in October: I think it'll be especially hard to figure out how to be a good homeschooling mother who gives her extroverted, INTENSE child all the social stimulation she needs right after giving birth. Recovering from having number two was so hard, though I don't expect the transition to three to be as intense since I won't be tandem nursing and he just has a different temperament. I just don't know what to do with her!

post #23 of 62
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Originally Posted by revolting View PostMy second child is just very laid back. Three suits him well.

 


If she consistently wanted to home school, it'd be an easy choice, but she waffles.

 

You're lucky, with #2, then! I only have the one child, but I have heard that a lot from people with more than one.

 

Ugh, on the waffling! Maybe chalk up how many days of each? Out of the next month? I mean...is the desire to home school WAY greater, or wanting to stay in school? Or can't you tell? Ugh, huh. When is your baby due?

 

We went to the first day of the tailgate market up the road. There was a guy selling chocolate that actually is sweetened with stevia, so YAY! I bought two pieces. They're leaf shaped and wrapped in green shiny foil, AND, they're super foods as well as chocolate, so I totally win. DS got a baguette and ate the whole thing.

post #24 of 62

Came across this earlier today...a list of intentions that may be good for this new moon :-)

http://www.turningwheelastrology.com/newtaurus.html

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Originally Posted by vydalea View Post

Where can I find your podcast, Wolfcat?  I guess I could be UNlazy and just google Pagan Musings.  What a cool compliment!  That must have felt AWESOME.  

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pagan-musings
post #26 of 62
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Originally Posted by revolting View Post

I'd love to hear more about how your Paganism is tied to your religious beliefs, if you don't mind sharing.

We are both into the concepts of sacred sexuality and sacred pleasure. Add to that that I'm a natural sex magicker (I use sec to "power" my energy work) and it becomes a perfect way to integrate the two. I don't use spells often, so most of my work is about healing energy and general positivity (like having the energy to think clearly and deal with stuff). Yes, I like the Marvin Gaye song.

My most revered goddesses are Kali and Sekhmet, who are both primal goddesses that cover protection and motherhood, a natural extension of which is fertility, ie, sex. The cycles of life include birth, reproduction, and death, all related to sex (orgasm is sometimes called "the little death"). Life is best experienced through pleasure and interaction with others... sex.

Sex done right shows us our personal power and lets us experience many nuances of our partner's love, joy, pleasure, and treasuring of us, body and soul. And it isn't just about the sex act. It's about the teasing, foreplay, touching, holding hands... everything. It's also about embracing the sensuality and sexual power of every day life. Noticing the guy check you out, feeling the way clothes slide across your skin, feeling those little things.

I believe they bring us more in tune with nature, goddess, god, each other, etc. I believe it is "a" path to enlightenment, and that my personal experience with this path holds that belief true.
post #27 of 62
I use a new moon as a time to release what doesn't serve me and to call in intentions yes. While I don't bleed with the new moon (typically I am a full moon bleeder) many women will bleed with the new moon if their cycle is aligned to the rhythm of nature.
This is the time of month we hold our red tent and often think about it like a snake shedding skin. If you think of it our moon blood is such a sacred rite, this is also the same material which makes a home for a baby and life. Studies have been looking at how it has regenerative properties much like stem cells!! I will try to remember to hunt down a few articles I have read. (Pregnancy brain and being on an iPod right now makes it hard to research the "good" articles)

Arg I keep waking at 330 these days. People tell me "oh you're getting ready for the baby's routine", but that little fellow is sleeping, I swear I can hear his snoring :-) which is a ok, I would love a hearty independent sleeper now that I've gotten used to dd not in the bed with me most nights!!
I've been having some intense dreams too. Like people on a golf course taking their horses and bulls out for the season. And the horses are wrapped in plastic wrap. Then some woman is telling me to be careful because really bad things can happen. Then I'm on a motorcycle and she's telling me (but I'm a guy in the dream suddenly) how I unknowingly caused her brother to die and she was going to kill me and then made there be deep water under me where I was supposed to drown but I shape shifted and jumped onto dry land.

I have dreams like this every night, I've always been a vivid dreamer but usually not about dying or crazy people. This pregnancy they are all a little twisted and someone told me it is the testosterone pumping through me. IDK

Lol

Anyhow other than that I've been getting ready for the birth, just a few weeks maybe days now....
post #28 of 62
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Originally Posted by siddal View PostCame across this earlier today...a list of intentions that may be good for this new moon :-)

http://www.turningwheelastrology.com/newtaurus.html

 

Those are really nice! I have never done any new moon work. I usually do spells, when I do them at all, on the spur of the moment or when I feel they're necessary...how does one "set intentions"? My LunaBar says it's still new moon today for some time...if one of y'all answers me back before the day is over, I might be able to do a little something for setting intentions.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by amlikam View Post
I have dreams like this every night, I've always been a vivid dreamer but usually not about dying or crazy people. This pregnancy they are all a little twisted

 

Ya think? lol.gif Man, them's some weird dreams, lady! Oh, I didn't realize your birth is imminent...how cool and sacred and quiet and waiting...yay!

post #29 of 62
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post


"Wakey, wakey, Springtime is coming,

Wakey, wakey, Springtime is come.

Wakey, wakey, Springtime is coming,

Spring will come when Winter is gone".

 

That's all! Great for a 3yo....by the way, if nobody's told you, 3 makes 2 look like a walk in the park...I thought I was raising a sociopath when ds was 3. Not trying to scare-- just prepare. Three is a NIGHTMARE. Four is the reward for not killing them at three....just sayin'... winky.gif

Love these lyrics.  I have to be honest with you, I never remember a tune in my mind unless I hear it a billion times.  Are you okay with me using my own tune?  

 

Did you ladies know I used to be a teacher in a 3 year old classroom?  I know it really is different with your own child but I have some experience with the wily ways of 3s.  We actually get along pretty well.  I will keep you posted, though.  As I read your posts on Thursday I was actually cursing you both as she was whining her face right off of her body for no known reason.  So, there's that...hahaha.

 

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Originally Posted by revolting View Post
My family does cleansing, divination, and intention setting during the new moon. For us, it's probably more important, spiritually, than the full moon.

 

AFM: My daughter came home crying, "Why am I so different from everyone else? No one likes me." She said she wanted to home school, but most days she says she wants to stay in school. I've really disliked her school experience: the school refuses to provide appropriate academics (they sort of tried by putting her in an enrichment class for advanced kids, but the more time she spends in school, the more I suspect that at least in terms of reading and math, she's highly gifted; either way, even the enrichment program is way, way below her achievement level and the school doesn't have anything else to offer); she really struggles socially; and the school pushes junk food and screen time way too much. I have to decide whether to register her for first grade or not on the last day of school. If she consistently wanted to home school, it'd be an easy choice, but she waffles. Plus, I'm going to give birth in October: I think it'll be especially hard to figure out how to be a good homeschooling mother who gives her extroverted, INTENSE child all the social stimulation she needs right after giving birth. Recovering from having number two was so hard, though I don't expect the transition to three to be as intense since I won't be tandem nursing and he just has a different temperament. I just don't know what to do with her!

So, what kinds of "cleansing" do you do?  I always pull goddess tarot on the new moon (or as close to it as possible) and set my intentions that way, usually leaving the cards on my altar for a reminder on what the Universe is calling me to do.  

 

Your DD... Can I just hug her?  Do you think, by any chance, next year will be different because it's like a "new" start and so she's not the new kid anymore, or at least, she's assimilating into the brood more?  Does that make any sense?  Is there any chance that she's just still getting into the groove of socializing with this new group of children - for example, when I start a new job for the first 3-6 mos I always feel like the odd person out and I am always saying I want to quit, I want out, etc.  and then one day things just kind of coalesce...I may be TOTALLY off.  Maybe the junk food is shocking her system, too.  I know we eat pretty healthy here and when I eat food that is out of our norm (really greasy or sugary) then I get totally off kilter.  Not that it's HER that is making the situation difficult but that isn't helping her with coping.  KWIM?  Can you register her and then change your mind?

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Originally Posted by siddal View Post

Came across this earlier today...a list of intentions that may be good for this new moon :-)

http://www.turningwheelastrology.com/newtaurus.html

cool.  love this.  Thanks for sharing!  

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Originally Posted by Wolfcat View Post


I believe they bring us more in tune with nature, goddess, god, each other, etc. I believe it is "a" path to enlightenment, and that my personal experience with this path holds that belief true.

Thank you for sharing with us, Wolfcat!  and seriously, Ahmen&Ahwomen to there being "many paths to the well"  ...and I can't wait to check out your podcast!  

 

 

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Originally Posted by amlikam View Post

Arg I keep waking at 330 these days. People tell me "oh you're getting ready for the baby's routine", but that little fellow is sleeping, I swear I can hear his snoring :-) which is a ok, I would love a hearty independent sleeper now that I've gotten used to dd not in the bed with me most nights!!
I've been having some intense dreams too. Like people on a golf course taking their horses and bulls out for the season. And the horses are wrapped in plastic wrap. Then some woman is telling me to be careful because really bad things can happen. Then I'm on a motorcycle and she's telling me (but I'm a guy in the dream suddenly) how I unknowingly caused her brother to die and she was going to kill me and then made there be deep water under me where I was supposed to drown but I shape shifted and jumped onto dry land.

I have dreams like this every night, I've always been a vivid dreamer but usually not about dying or crazy people. This pregnancy they are all a little twisted and someone told me it is the testosterone pumping through me. IDK

Lol

Anyhow other than that I've been getting ready for the birth, just a few weeks maybe days now...

Sending you lots of peaceful dream energy and hopes for a nice, easy, slippery birth!  Those dreams are intense, mama!  What do you feel like in the morning/throughout the day after them??

 

 

Today is Z's birthday party.  We go to a park and eat pizza and play and enjoy our family.  Of course, my parents and their respective spouses still won't even look at eachother and they have been divorced for TEN YEARS!  TEN. YEARS.  I want to tell them all to GET OVER THEMSELVES!!!!!  So, please, send me some good, calm, energy.  My cards for the new moon had to do with spiritual healing and I hope that has something to do with this situation.  

post #30 of 62
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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostLove these lyrics.  I have to be honest with you, I never remember a tune in my mind unless I hear it a billion times.  Are you okay with me using my own tune?  

 

I guess it wouldn't matter. Not like I copywrited it or anything lol.gif

 

About your parents and the 10 years....yeah, I feel ya.

 

M was divorced for like 11 years when we got back together. It's like 15 years now, and his dd is just-turned-33, and she is causing no end of shite about us being together, still.

She and her mama are STILL trying to get M back together with his ex. I mean-- people, it's been FIFTEEN YEARS. M wants nothing to do with his ex. I mean-- he honors her as the mother of his children, but he says his marriage was toxic to the extreme, not to mention it was a shotgun wedding, and they did the best they could, but it's over over over. And has been. And was pretty much over, during it, near the end.


I just can't get why his grown dd is acting like such a....well, being so immature. She is trying so hard to undermine her father (M) and break us up and undermine his confidence. She's all "You have two kids and we're grown. You don't want a 12yo! You're going to spend more time with <my ds> than with me or with your own grandson". Um, you are acting like you're three. I mean, grow up, woman. WTF.
 

post #31 of 62
Two quick questions:
What are your favorite resources for ancestor work?
If you included Pagan chants or songs in a playlist for labor/birth, what did you include? (I've felt especially connected to my ancestors this pregnancy, and with a baby coming right before Samhain, I'd love some recs for Ancestor chants and songs, too.)
post #32 of 62

What are your favorite resources for ancestor work?

 

 

In the Afro-Caribbean traditions, we usually make a "boveda" or ancestor table - traditionally this includes photos of the ancestors, a candle, flowers, a glass of water, and a holy symbol of the religion the ancestors practiced in life, even if it isn't your own religion. Everything is very clean, and white is the dominant color (maybe with some light purple accents...) Then you can add other offerings such as their favorite foods, etc.

If you have children or pets in the home, of course, you'd need to figure out a safe way to do this. Maybe the "candle" could be one of those battery-operated tealights, for example?

 

As for adding ancestor songs to a labor playlist, I would either use music your ancestors enjoyed in life (I like the idea of laboring to big band, jazz, or swing music!), or else music that comes from the culture they grew up in. But of course, since it's *your* labor playlist, make sure it's music you enjoy yourself too!

 

Hope this was helpful.

post #33 of 62

Boo!  We are having an odd Spring. Chilly, hot, sunny, rainy, cloudy.  Ya never know what the weather is going to do.  Hard to get into Spring when it either feels like autumn, winter, or summer!

post #34 of 62
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About your parents and the 10 years....yeah, I feel ya.

 

 

YES.  That feeling of insecurity permeating through to other's lives is ANNOYING.  The party went well, though... My dad was a big boy and shook my step-dad's hand and said hello - so that was a pretty big step.  All I want is for them to be able to say HI and be within 5 feet of eachother... maybe before Z turns 10?  Aiyiyi! nut.gif

 

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Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj View Post

What are your favorite resources for ancestor work?

 

 

In the Afro-Caribbean traditions, we usually make a "boveda" or ancestor table - traditionally this includes photos of the ancestors, a candle, flowers, a glass of water, and a holy symbol of the religion the ancestors practiced in life, even if it isn't your own religion. Everything is very clean, and white is the dominant color (maybe with some light purple accents...) Then you can add other offerings such as their favorite foods, etc.

If you have children or pets in the home, of course, you'd need to figure out a safe way to do this. Maybe the "candle" could be one of those battery-operated tealights, for example?

 

Love this.  I will have to remember it for Samhain.

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Boo!  We are having an odd Spring. Chilly, hot, sunny, rainy, cloudy.  Ya never know what the weather is going to do.  Hard to get into Spring when it either feels like autumn, winter, or summer!

Us, too!  It freaking SNOWED 2 days ago.  SNOW.  WTF.  I mean, it was a LOVELY DAY FOR NOVEMBER!!  Ah, well... looks like it's heading back into the 70s soon... thank the Goddess!!  We wait long enough for these days!

 

Okay, mamas, another wild ride is about to begin!  I have just put most everything in motion to start my own cloth diapering service.  Please send me some positive financial energy!  Basically all I have left to do is buy the supplies and get my name out there.  HOLY MOLY PANGOLIN!!!  

post #35 of 62
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Originally Posted by revolting View Post
If you included Pagan chants or songs in a playlist for labor/birth, what did you include? (I've felt especially connected to my ancestors this pregnancy, and with a baby coming right before Samhain, I'd love some recs for Ancestor chants and songs, too.)

 

I did not, but for any kind of trancy stuff or relaxing, I like On Wings Of Song with Robert Gass "We All Come From the Goddess" and "Oh Great Spirit".

 

 

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Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj View Postwe usually make a "boveda" or ancestor table - traditionally this includes photos of the ancestors, a candle, flowers, a glass of water, and a holy symbol of the religion the ancestors practiced in life, even if it isn't your own religion. Everything is very clean, and white is the dominant color (maybe with some light purple accents...) Then you can add other offerings such as their favorite foods, etc.

If you have children or pets in the home, of course, you'd need to figure out a safe way to do this. Maybe the "candle" could be one of those battery-operated tealights, for example?

 

I love this altar idea! Sounds so sparse, compared to lots of ancestor altars I've seen, including mine...I love simplicity and paring down. And I LOVE those LED tealights. Love them. Since I have a kid with severe ADD, and I've been having issues with forgetting pretty dangerous things lately (leaving the iron on for hours, forgetting completely that I had something on the burner-- yeah, S-C-A-R-Y), these are lovely ideas in my house.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostThe party went well, though... My dad was a big boy and shook my step-dad's hand and said hello - so that was a pretty big step. 


 

Okay, mamas, another wild ride is about to begin!  I have just put most everything in motion to start my own cloth diapering service.  Please send me some positive financial energy!  Basically all I have left to do is buy the supplies and get my name out there.  HOLY MOLY PANGOLIN!!!  

 

Well, that is a step in the right direction for your dad, yay!

 

Hey, good luck with the diapering service! Does it have a name? Might I suggest....PANGOLIN!!! lol.gif If it's not so copyrighted that you can't use it. I think it's awewsome.

 

So mamas....Closing is June 14 and our new place is ours as of June 1 and we move around June 16th or so! Woohoo! I can't believe it. I hope I'm ready. I hope ds doesn't freak out. We've got all summer (and an extra month of summer for him, as school there starts a month later than here) to get used to living in MA. And he doesn't usually do anything all summer anyway, except video games and playing outside. There's no yard at this new place, but there is a tiny green (well, brown, under a HUGE huge pine tree) space in the back. I don't even know why I'm bothering to bring the BB gun and the bows-- noplace to shoot them. Augh.

I can't WAIT to be with M forever, though luxlove.gif

post #36 of 62

ooooh a diaper service?? love!

and good luck on the house. so happy that you finally are able to close on this, it seems like you have been working on this for... what?? 2 or 3 years?

post #37 of 62
Revolting I have some: kelianna, copperwoman, lindie Lila, circle round (starhawk), shawna carrol, a drumming cd, sj tucker,
post #38 of 62
Lisa Thiel, Alice Di Micele (circle of women), mamuse, Ruth Barrett,
post #39 of 62
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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post

ooooh a diaper service?? love!

and good luck on the house. so happy that you finally are able to close on this, it seems like you have been working on this for... what?? 2 or 3 years?

 

Three. Over three. I think I put it on the market originally in March '10. I just realized this morning it's 10-12 days till the movers come and pack up! Then my boy will be on his school trip and I will be working, then when he comes home, he's done with 6th grade-- Moving Up Day is June 1st! Then off to my mom's for a couple days, then back here, ds will be going on his survival camp June 10-14, the 14th is closing and we are outta here! Staying in a motel that night and taking off for MA the next morning. Ye Gods. I need to light a fire under it.

 

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Lisa Thiel, Alice Di Micele (circle of women), mamuse, Ruth Barrett,


Oooh, Lisa Thiel, yes, forgot about her!

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I am so excited that this is happening for you,Maia. I want to just cry tears of happiness when you write that you can't wait to be with M forever. Question: are the school systems any different in MA for your DS? Other than different calendar. Are you renting a house or apt? I ask wondering if you get to decorate the green/brown space in the yard.

The name of the diapering service is Magical Mama's Diaper Service. Was building the website yesterday. Eek!! Thanks for the oove, ladies. I need some love and confidence... and faith in the Universe leading me right to where I am and giving me a chance to follow a path that will help take care of Mother Earth.

Amlikam, i want your playlist!!!! I need a good drumming CD!!
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