Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Better Band: Rearviewmirror (S2.Ep8)

The Better Band Podcast - Rearviewmirror (S2.Ep8)

Rearviewmirror (S2.Ep8)

John Farrar comes back to educate teenage Branden, who had the complete wrong idea as to what live staple “Rearviewmirror” is actually about, SeeSo, and sticking it to the man…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Original… Remaster/Rerelease… Oh yeah, listen to...



Original… Remaster/Rerelease…
Oh yeah, listen to the newest episode with @aurelienmoureaux about “Blood” on Apple Podcast, Google Play, or the link in the bio!
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Better Band: Blood (S2.Ep7)

The Better Band Podcast - Blood (S2.Ep7)

Blood (S2.Ep7)

*CW: Self Harm*

We bring in 1st time guest, Aurelien Moreaux, to go over side two opener and overall barn-burner, “Blood,” the band BTS, and French lessons…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Even though the podcast hasn’t been out for a year, it has been...



Even though the podcast hasn’t been out for a year, it has been a year since I recorded the first episode (Better Band: Why Go-S1.Ep4)…
And now I’m finally getting ready to start recording my #Vitalogy episodes!
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

New episode of the Better Band Podcast today about “WMA”…...



New episode of the Better Band Podcast today about “WMA”… Take a look at how the episode starts off & what it looks like before it’s uploaded. Then take a listen at the link in the bio, or on Apple Podcasts or Google Play!
#PearlJam #betterbandpod
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Better Band: WMA (S2.Ep6)

The Better Band Podcast - WMA (S2.Ep6)

WMA (S2.Ep6)

This is the final episode in our series of political think-pieces with our guest Matt Massey. So please join us in our discussion of the song “WMA,” staying up late, and Superman…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

New episode today on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen at...



New episode today on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen at the link in the bio!
#PearlJam #betterbandpod #podcast
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And we can’t forget about this guy! August 27, 1996… 23...



And we can’t forget about this guy!
August 27, 1996… 23 years…
#PearlJam #NoCode #VivaLaVinyl
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Better Band: Dissident (S2.Ep5)

The Better Band Podcast - Dissident (S2.Ep5)

Dissident (S2.Ep5)

#CW: Rape#
Friend of the Podcast, Kevin Lessard, returns to figure out how a song called “Dissident” could possibly be political, drink some McCallan Single Malt, and talk about community…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Better Band: Glorified G (S2.Ep4)

The Better Band Podcast - Glorified G (S2.Ep4)

Glorified G (S2.Ep4)

In a topic that’s always “too soon” to talk about, we welcome guest Tim Williamson onto the podcast to talk about Pearl Jam’s song about guns “Glorified G,” stolen accordions, and 90’s fashion…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This week’s episode is super happy fun-time compared to next...



This week’s episode is super happy fun-time compared to next week, so… 😬
Listen on Apple Podcasts or Google Play, or use the handy link in the bio!
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Better Band: Daughter (S2.Ep3)

The Better Band Podcast - Daughter (S2.Ep3)

Daughter (S2.Ep3)

#CW: Child Abuse#
Things get unapologetically liberal with return guest, Emily Dunster as we talk the frequently tagged “Daughter,” Hit Clips, and the Star Wars Holiday Special…

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25th anniversary… #NIN #Woodstock #Woodstock94 #bootleg...



25th anniversary…
#NIN #Woodstock #Woodstock94 #bootleg
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New episode of #betterbandpod today, in your Apple Podcasts,...



New episode of #betterbandpod today, in your Apple Podcasts, Google Play, et cetera…
#PearlJam #podcast
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Guess I should make posts for new episodes… This week is...



Guess I should make posts for new episodes… This week is Animal, and my guest Paul French & I try to figure out what this song is about, and what is the right age to foist #PearlJam upon your children.
Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or right on your browser from the link on my bio!
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Better Band: Animal (S2.Ep2)

The Better Band Podcast - Animal (S2.Ep2)

Animal (S2.Ep2)

This episode’s guest, Paul French, comes on the show to talk about the first song many people heard from VS: “Animal”, the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame, and when you should introduce your kids to Pearl Jam…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Better Band: Go (S2.Ep1)

The Better Band Podcast - Go (S2.Ep1)

Go (S2.Ep1)

Season Two starts off with a bang, as Randy Sobel (Live On 4 Legs Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSwK6U0d0HlADyCmEh-4HtA/featured) checks in to talk about VS opener “Go”, cartoons, and Twizzlers vs. Red Vines…
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Better Band: Season Two Introduction

The Better Band Podcast - Season Two Introduction

Season Two Introduction

Going in release order, this season is about the songs in the VS Era. There are still some songs that haven’t been claimed, so there’s still time to sign up!
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The album VS is available on

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Better Band: Season One Finale

The Better Band Podcast - Season One Finale

Season One Finale

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to be interviewed for the podcast; I literally couldn’t have done it without you! Stay tuned for Season Two about VS, starting July 30th…

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The album TEN (Redux) is also available on

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Better Band: Ramblings Continued (S1.Ep23)

The Better Band Podcast - Ramblings Continued (S1.Ep23)

Ramblings Continued (S1.Ep23)

Before we wrap-up Season One, Kevin Lessard comes back to talk about the last track we need to cover, “Ramblings Continued,” ostalgie, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe…
Send your emails to BetterBandPod@gmail.com to have them read on the Season Finale episode coming at the end of the week.
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Better Band: 2000 Mile Blues (S1.Ep22)

The Better Band Podcast - 2000 Mile Blues (S1.Ep22)

2000 Mile Blues (S1.Ep22)

With the help of guest Roddy Colmer (album “The Little Things” on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/roddycolmer/sets/roddy-colmer-the-little-things) we get to the bottom of the outtake jam “2000 Mile Blues,” guard dogs, and the magical Oh Henry! candy bar…
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Better Band: I’ve Got A Feeling (S1.Ep21)

The Better Band Podcast - I've Got A Feeling (S1.Ep21)

I’ve Got A Feeling (S1.Ep21)

Fellow Pearl Jam Podcast Purveyor, Jessi Zilka (The Porch Podcast - http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:535395267/sounds.rss), stops by to take a listen to the band’s take on the Beatles tune. And I think one of those rats from Stranger Things Season 3 is chewing on wires, somewhere…


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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Better Band: Evil Little Goat (S1.Ep20)

The Better Band Podcast - Evil Little Goat (S1.Ep20)

Evil Little Goat (S1.Ep20)

Harry Geyer, for the first time, comes back on the podcast to talk about the goofy bop, “Evil Little Goat,” hockey, and Winamp…
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Friday, June 28, 2019

Better Band: Ramblings (S1.Ep19)

The Better Band Podcast - Ramblings (S1.Ep19)

Last week was a track from the second holiday single, now we go back to the first with guest John Farrar to analyse “Ramblings,” middle school moustaches, and seitan…
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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Better Band: Sonic Reducer (S1.Ep18)

The Better Band Podcast - Sonic Reducer (S1.Ep18)

Sonic Reducer (S1.Ep18)

Harry Geyer and I shatter the illusion that this podcast is recorded in order as we talk about Pearl Jam’s cover of “Sonic Reducer,” the Attack’s cover of “Sonic Reducer,” and the price of vinyl…
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Better Band: Acoustic #1 (S1.Ep17)

The Better Band Podcast - Acoustic #1 (S1.Ep17)

Acoustic #1 (S1.Ep17)

This episode’s guest, Fred Galpern (the band PLUG – listen to their new EP Block Out The Sun: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/plug1/block-out-the-sun), joins us to tackle this song sketch, but mostly tells tales of meeting Ed in person…
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Friday, June 7, 2019

Branden’s Song Of The Week



Branden’s Song Of The Week:

“I Punched Keanu Reeves” - Hello Peril


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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Better Band: State Of Love And Trust (S1.Ep16)

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State Of Love And Trust (S1.Ep16)

We return to the Singles Soundtrack with Matt Massey to decipher the secrets hidden within “State Of Love And Trust,” super trains, and Albuquerque…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Better Band: It Ain’t Like That/Put You Down (S1.Ep15)

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It Ain’t Like That/Put You Down (S1.Ep15)

Emily Dunster lets us know if this is really a cover of Alice In Chains, or not, as we get into “It Ain’t Like That,” Washington geography, and Parks & Rec…
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Branden’s Song Of The Week



Branden’s Song Of The Week… 

Sleater-Kinney: “Hurry On Home”


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Friday, May 24, 2019

Better Band: Just A Girl (S1.Ep14)

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Just A Girl (S1.Ep14)

Eddie Quintana returns to talk about the long lost, early song that has nothing to do with No Doubt, “Just A Girl”…
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Friday, May 17, 2019

Branden’s Song Of The Week



Branden’s Song Of The Week:

Amanda Palmer - “Voicemail For Jill”


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Better Band: Breath (S1.Ep13)

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Breath (S1.Ep13)

Hey, remember the movie Singles? Well, Dave Chojnacki does, and he joins the podcast to talk about the the 1st PJ song from the soundtrack, “Breath,” vinyl, and time travel…
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Friday, May 10, 2019

Better Band: Master/Slave (S1.Ep12)

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Master/Slave (S1.Ep12)

Patrick Boegel lends his wisdom, as we parse the TEN hidden track “Master/Slave,” Barcelona, and epilogues…
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Better Band: Release (S1.Ep11)

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Release (S1.Ep11)

Guest Ryan Bauer joins this episode where we take a look at the “almost” final track of TEN, “Release,” He-Man, and lightning…
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Better Band: Deep (S1.Ep10)

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Deep (S1.Ep10)

Guest John Farrar finally makes it around to this PJ podcast to break-through “Deep,” and avoid puns, while the host messes up Jerry O'Connell’s name…
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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Better Band: Garden (S1.Ep9)

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Garden (S1.Ep9)

Kevin is back to promote his stand-up gigs and talk about the song “Garden,” SNL, and podcast punishments…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Seventh album buy of the year…



Seventh album buy of the year…
#RSD2019 #RecordStoreDay #VivaLaVinyl @sundancebooksandmusic @mastodonrocks @pelicansong
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Better Band: Porch (S1.Ep8)

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Porch (S1.Ep8)

Branden talks to “F Me In The Brain” (from The PJ Message Boards) about live staple “Porch,” the number eight, and ice cream…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Better Band: Oceans (S1.Ep7)

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Oceans (S1.Ep7)

Pearl Jam fan Eddie Quintana (band Dead Start), after being mentioned on all the other PJ Podcasts, drops science on “Oceans,” slow burns, and mistaken identities…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Better Band: Jeremy (S1.Ep6)

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Jeremy (S1.Ep6)

Darren Husted (Prince Track-By-Track: http://shoutengine.com/PrinceTrackbyTrack/; I’ve Made A Huge Mistake: http://shoutengine.com/IveMadeAHugeMistake/; many more!) analyzes the finer points of the single “Jeremy”, all things Grunge, and of course Prince… (CW: Suicide -  Call 1-800-273-8255 if you need to talk to someone 24 hours a day… You are Good. You are Worthy. You are Strong)

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Recording tonight.



Recording tonight. Releasing in 2 weeks. Cutting it a little close, aren’t we?…
#PearlJam #betterbandpod
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Better Band: Black (S1.Ep5)

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Black (S1.Ep5)

Brad Blazek (Single Podcast Theory podcast: https://www.facebook.com/singlepodcasttheory/) gives us the straight talk about “Black,” Kevin Smith, and being METAL!…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Better Band: Why Go (S1.Ep4)

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Why Go (S1.Ep4)

Branden chats up his old friend Kevin Lessard about the song “Why Go,” threatening letters, and German Chocolate Cake… Sign up to be a guest for an upcoming Season 1 episode: https://goo.gl/forms/R9kGpJ1n8hmCUo4w1  

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Better Band: Even Flow (S1.Ep2)

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Even Flow (S1.Ep2)

Branden talks to Brian Hunt about the TEN track “Even Flow,” Weird Al, and tattoos…

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Smile / This Is How I Feel

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Here is the true story behind the song lyrics to the song “Smile” by Pearl Jam, straight from the horse’s mouth or rather Frogs pen. I write this in response to everyone’s idea of what the lyrics are, where they came from, from the perspective of someone who was there and lived it. Eddie Vedder invited us to play 2 shows with Pearl Jam when they came to Milwaukee on July 8th and 9th of 1995 @ the Marcus Amphitheater. During the 1st show, side story, I was doing my climb on top of speakers or something high routine, whereupon jumping across to make my leap, I misjudged the length in the air and my shin hit the side of an anvil flight case, as mother would say,”full blast” (one of mother’s phrases, Dennis and I would laugh about). I could feel it at the time “smarting” (sounds like one of mother’s winner words) but in show biz the show goes on. After the show, I sat down on the steps backstage, rolled back my green sequined pants and discovered my calf resembled a giant bowling pin. The emergency room’s suggested remedy was ice. The next day I awoke and could barely lift my leg, it felt like it weighed a 100 lbs. I called in sick to my day job. That night for the show on July 9th, I could barely lift my leg to stomp on the pedal board, yet still managed to jump into the crowd that night. O.K. back to the gist of this “extraordinary” story about the song. On July 9th, 1995, Eddie came over to our house in the afternoon, and when the ice cream truck came down our street he ran with Dennis’ children, Paul and Sarah and bought them some ice cream. What does this have to do with story behind the song lyrics to the song “Smile” by Pearl Jam, were about to get into the incredible details right about now. Later in the afternoon, we drove Eddie back to the venue for soundcheck. On the way to the summerfest grounds, Dennis played Eddie a song of mine, “This Is How I Feel” that I wrote on June 6, 1995 and completed on June 11, 1995. The lyrics read as follows:

This is how I feel when I’m happy
This is how I feel when I’m sad
This is how I feel
Nothing has appeal
This is how I feel underwater
This is how I feel after suicide
I’ll live over and over and over again
I have escaped nothing can touch me
This is how I feel without armor
This is how i feel at a party
Don’t it make you cry when the sky don’t shine
Don’t it make you cry
Don’t it make you cry
Don’t it make you smile on the other side
Don’t it make you smile
Don’t it make you smile
Don’t it make you smile
Don’t it make you smile
This is how I feel when I’m homesick
This is how I feel when I’m sick
This is how I feel
Nothing does the trick anymore
                                                                   

The verses chords (E minor 7/A minor 7th mirror the overly sad and boring tone matching the lyrics to a t or perhaps u (you). (The song “Smile” has a similar chord progression adding B minor chord for a total of 3 chords back and forth (E minor / A minor/ B minor/A minor). The notes and chords suddenly fall in a : G Major/ D Major (Gb in Bass) /F Diminished pattern that commences on the word “sad”. Reverting back to the E minor 7/ this time A 7 progression giving hope and creating supreme tension on the word “appeal” with the C minor touch. The “I’ll live over and over and over again” section, E minor / F Major climbing on the word “live” A minor/ Bb Major/ D minor/ Eb Major 7 rising to the top on the highest chord on the word “again”. The “Don’t it make you cry, when the sky don’t shine” section begins on G Major, reinstates the point on the C major chord, repeating the phrase “Don’t it make you cry” and ultimately the C minor producing once again the agonic affect. 

                                    

So let us awaken and return once again to the aforementioned breathtaking tale. What was it again, oh yeah, that’s right. the song “Smile”. After the 2nd show on July 9th, 1995, Dennis and I were backstage sitting on a couch in Pearl jam’s dressing room. When Dennis spotted Eddie’s notebook, he picked it up. Dennis asked me what the lyrics to my song “This Is How I Feel” were. I told him. He asked me if I was o.k. with what he wrote in Eddie’s notebook. He was showing me what he was writing, adding the word “you” before the word “smile” and saying that, “When the sun don’t shine” was better than my, “When the sky don’t shine”. Dennis also drew 3 crooked hearts and swirls on the notebook page. So when Eddie sings “3 crooked hearts, swirls all around” that is what he is referring to. Here indeed is what Dennis wrote in Eddie’s notebook:     

          it
Don’t (You) Make
You (Me) Smile
when the Sun
Don’t Shine                      Miss U Already

Don’t it Make
U Smile                           This is How 
                                        I Feel
Thanx 4 Comin’              Dennis     

                                                                                                                                                       

So one day Eddie rang Dennis up and told him that he used what he wrote in his notebook for a song on the new Pearl Jam album, a song called “Smile”. And that is how “Smile” was born. At the end of the day and at the beginning of the day, the song was put in motion from Dennis writing in his notebook. Why am I writing this now? I heard someone on the radio recently say, “If you’re silent, you may as well be dead”, and that’s how I’ve been all these years. The question of how the song came into being has never been asked. I’ve done 4 interviews in 32 and a half years and out of those, the only phone interview I’ve ever done, the interviewer says before the interview ever starts, “I know what you’re all about”. Really? How does that work? Have you ever been in my presence, looked me in the eye, kissed me, held me, made love to me, spoken to me, listened to me, understood me for a long enough period of time and space to even speculate a glimpse? Dennis has spoken for 4 hours over the phone for interviewers and in the end they write 10 lines. We played a show in Chicago and Kelley Deal’s parents came to the show. After the show Kelley introduced her parents to Dennis. Kelley’s father’s introduction and greeting to Dennis (bypassing the traditional, “Hi my name is blah, blah, blah”), was “We know what you’re all about”. I don’t take well to insults. Am I being disrespectful to Dennis by talking about this? I don’t believe so. I had my issues with Dennis, still I loved him and understood him absolutely. I was driving in my car the other day and asked Dennis if he was alright? Then I looked @ the sky and there were what looked like spotlights coming down from the sun that appeared and reminded me of the beginning of the “Kissed Lips = Hell” video. I took that as a yes. “Don’t it make you smile on the other side”. 


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