posted on July 10, 2006 at 9:44 pm

serious fiendss
curiosity seekers
and those who dont give a tuppenny damn
here it comes
yes its questione finale

im afraid im never gonna be a surfer..
you cant be good at everything, ee….
ra on bee half of merrick
did i ever think it was over for the church?
and many times i wished it during the darke daze of the mid n late nineties
but something, something
said you should stay together
see what happens….
so im kinda glad we did
z the h
crystal japan is a track on (among other records) all saints
by davey bowie
the olde island
i dunno really
could be atlantis
couldve been tasmania
yes lets drink to distant times n places
when memores came true
and everythig was self fulfilling
iao iao
many i would like to be but…..
their lives seem attractive
i guess i wish i’d been someone who’d made a difference somehow…
other than writing poptunes…
A flea in my year
my biggest regret is that i never learn
a moment on my own
asks a tricky question
it is either incredibly meaningful
or just a joke…
or a little of both
thats the way my songwriting works by the way…
sorry moment,
i reckon yer kidding me
so yer gonna get the short answer
no, but we will be soon
another other asks what do you get out of this blogg?
and what do i want from ya if anything
i just started this as an experiment
as a guinea pig for my bruvver ruzty
hes a podcastin professa
and a blogge bionaut
he wanted to turn me into an early blogge
superstar for the 21st century
so here i am stumbling around
this is my diary on here
its starting to dawn on me what a gig this actually is
i mean im up early slaving over a hot keypad
answering queries
i just wanna connexion with someone
i wanna make ya laugh and cry
and wonder why..
i dunno…get things off my chest
and from you
i expect the same i suppose
but i never talk down to ya
and i appreciate your patronage
please leave the theatre as you found it
ruby 2sday
yes on toast
blew bell
my spiritual home is…..
i cant get a grip on that question
im gonna ask the doodles
they said
gee thats a big list my friend
a little music
nice food
roof over ye olde head
thatll do
mr d
thats a big and thought provoking list too
olde fruit
i cant go into all that as one answer itd take a long time
but i usually like the first track on each record the best i guess
from myrrh on…
the lovely venus has appeared with a question of love
deep love
oh venus my sister who better than you
to tell the story of love
sweet love
terrible love
love that drives men to murder
love that makes angels weep and devils giggle
profane love
secret love
forbidden love
unnatural love
strong love
shallow love
only love
deep deep love
beware of love my fiendss
beware of cupid and his tricks
idiot love
stupid cupid
anon at 856 NO!
ultc was finished
the backing tracks on bwtb were just a’languishin’ in a computer somewhere
we think
get kilbey to sing on summa the leftover trax
we got another album
so those songs never competed against the ultc songs
they were done much later
but the backing instrumental tracks were written at same time..
after a show im drained
i aint got the energy to make small talk with strangers fer hoursnhours
i ve done my gig , i jus wanna get outta there n rest
be on my own or with friends sometimes
i dont wanna go to bars
i dont wanna hear yr cd
i just wanna get calm again
it aint a fuckin picnic being on tour
you get used up real fast
and i wanna avoid being “rude”
so i just usually avoid
LE jaw
sgt pepper
blonde on blonde
mag myst tour
white album
beard of stars
thru past darkly
turn turn turn
who sell out
no more boxes of birds
susan whos also tantalized asks no live dvd
i dunno susan
maybe one day ….

i cannae go on
looks like 2morrow is finish day for questions
im running behind
oh well
thats fucking sk for ya!

41 Responses to “free troof part 3 over n out”

  1. avatar
    RA | 10 July 2006 at 10:52 pm #

    Thanks.. I’ll txt your gracious response to Myrrh-hick in whatever field he’s in today doing his good stuff. He seems to spend his summers outdoors enjoying life.. what went wrong with mine that I’m spending much of it in an office..? A million little choices.. every path that we turn.. hey ho… time for bed said Zebedee..

    Peace, love and good hapiness stuff,


  2. avatar
    RA | 10 July 2006 at 10:53 pm #

    grrr. spelling..

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 July 2006 at 11:04 pm #


    I’ll see you ‘on stage’ at the SF gig.

    I’ll respect your ‘avoidance’ maneuvres- ’cause I already have a signed copy ultc!

    Thanks for being a sport and answering all the questions posed.

    – Matt

  4. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 11 July 2006 at 12:06 am #

    Steve, I loved your reply to Venus about deep love . . . . beautiful!

    Cupid can be so bloody stupid! I’m glad I no longer have any arrows pointing at me.

  5. avatar
    venus | 11 July 2006 at 12:26 am #

    thanks for your wistful deep love answer
    and may you receive for eternity
    all the love you deserve
    unconditionally &

    your sister

  6. avatar
    gigi | 11 July 2006 at 1:39 am #

    Hey SK,

    I missed the q & a as I was enjoying vaca in the sun and surf of good old Cape Cod.
    I have a theory I’ve mulled over for the past few years, at the time of every human beings conception all the genetic information from his/her father and mother is genetically imprinted into this new being(Brain records all experiences through the senses and stores it eventually transfering it to genes). This information including every previous encoding(from grandparents/great grandparents etc.) is now stored in the new persons genes.
    Question: Do you think when doing regression therapy you are somehow accessing the encoded genetic material allowing you to “see” what is “recorded” from previous ancestors lives in your genes? Could we follow it back to the beginning?


  7. avatar
    veleska1970 | 11 July 2006 at 2:22 am #

    you sound like you’re apologizing for having to stop frequently and take a breath.

    pleezz don’t!!

    considering the gauntlet that us fans have made you run, i think you’ve done a remarkable job. give yourself some credit.

    lotza love… and a million thanks for being so gracious to do this.

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 July 2006 at 3:02 am #


    I leave this world for a month and come back to mr. kilbey answering every question ever conceived by man. I’m sorry I missed out. Dylan might have given us Blonde on Blonde and that Victoria Secrets commercial but he never gave us 247 answers in three blogs.

    Thanks for it all,


  9. avatar
    CSTCoach | 11 July 2006 at 3:09 am #

    “many i would like to be but…..
    their lives seem attractive
    i guess i wish i’d been someone who’d made a difference somehow…
    other than writing poptunes…”

    I suspect you’re half joking when you say such things, but just in case you’re not [insert glove slap w/ salted cod]. And some vigorous choking if that didn’t work. Sorry, but you’ll get no yes-manning from the forking Duke of All the Deserts.

    I don’t think that the difference one makes can be weighed on some absolute scale, and to be honest I’m a little inclined to distrust those who are thrust upon the public eye as paragons of virtue.

    Who’s to say the Mother Theresa’s of the world touched more people than a guy who writes pop songs? I suspect you’ve touched more lives than you know, and in more lasting ways. When you write and play from the heart it resonates, and it ripples outwards. I can only speak for myself of course, but your work has touched me and influenced me (which is why I’m reading here every day), and I know some of the people who my work (both writing and training) has touched. It ripples out, and who knows where it ends. It starts to resonate another person, then that person resonates and spreads ripples of their own.

    I think you should be enormously proud of your body of work.

    (k, rant mode off).

    Still enjoying the answers, BTW. Very interesting about BWTB. I was wondering about that. I really forking like that disk!

  10. avatar
    Todd Goninon | 11 July 2006 at 3:28 am #

    agree with CSTcoach-

    through the music new doors are opened that would have remained just possibilities, not realities.

    It is true mind/soul expanding stuff
    and who can put a price on that?

  11. avatar
    landru | 11 July 2006 at 3:56 am #


    I could be picky and say you didn’t really answer my question, but that’s sort of what I expected, too.

    Keep up the blog, don’t lose heart, and don’t lose those other guys (you know, those other guys in that band-thing you’re in … that we all love.)

  12. avatar
    Melquiades | 11 July 2006 at 4:42 am #

    Lackluster and broken
    You’ve only begun to figure ths one out Mr. K

    In fact, you taught me a couple of tricks back in Negev. Back in caravanns and finding solace from the desert wind. The mothers protected their newborns from the serrated sand. And the the tellers in the fold as we sat around cool camp fires stars were like skyscrapers bent over our horizon. they beat the songs out to help us remember. to help us learn.

  13. avatar
    the dean | 11 July 2006 at 5:53 am #

    until you finish commenting on comments you’ll get less comments. It is interesting to read your answers without referring to the questions.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 July 2006 at 6:18 am #

    Just a reminder feeinz.. If you’re in Austin, Texas on the 27 July you are very, very lucky feeinz.. So GET to the LA Zona Rosa in Austin on 27th if you’re there to catch the REAL thing.

    But..If your in Auckland, New Zealand on the 27th get to the St James Theatre – Grand Circle at 9pm, for :

    “Not The Church…But Damn Close”. A selection of songs from The Church performed LIVE and solo on a Vox powered Fender Strat & 12 string DI’d accoustic.

    Here’s the set list in order:

    for a moment we’re strangers




    under the milky way

    almost with you


    day 5


    if you’re a Church starved kiwi don’t miss it. If your in the US, get to The Church for fucks sake!!!!!

    Paul L

  15. avatar
    Azza | 11 July 2006 at 6:28 am #

    I’m lovin the Q&A Sk. Can’t believe I missed the start, that will teach me for not having the internet at home!
    Only kinda glad you all stuck together?? I can tell you I’m sure I’m more tahn kinda glad ! 🙂

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 July 2006 at 7:00 am #

    Thanks for answering MY question, SK!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 July 2006 at 7:38 am #

    Well done!
    only 42 pages to the prizm of
    of the kilbatic questions…
    quite entertaining yu is
    I gotta admit some funny questions judgin from ur answers
    definately appreciate the effort and good spirit

    I guess it would be something of nice value to polish up this compbloggadiaready4theworld of the time being into a nice hardback
    made frome recyclical papes of coarse..
    Man, we are evereachin creatures
    yeah Im feeling greean tornado and typing, by the time yu read this yu could probably drool out a bass slap
    Cuz a sly ray of wonder ever came to my innervision
    Wondering what soul /funk /jazz albums do yu own?
    and which instrument do yu love?

    thanks muchisimo time bandit
    and just look..
    our walls and chambers are of the finest dusts..
    the sweetest of sounds of..

    everything is everything..

    now yu smell the green sticky of pine trees here;
    goodnite jaime r….

  18. avatar
    Malika | 11 July 2006 at 8:17 am #

    Steve Baybey,

    Will U ever play somewhere in Lorraine [France] someday ?….
    There’s one very nice & beautiful hall over here [Nancy] where U could play.
    Personally, I think it’s a place for a band such as The Church
    & for me, it is the most beautiful hall of this town.
    U really deserve to play there.
    It’s a bit like La Rotonde [Botanique] of Brussels, but much, much bigger….

    Miss U all,

    [Colour Of Lorraine]

  19. avatar
    david | 11 July 2006 at 8:35 am #


  20. avatar
    david | 11 July 2006 at 8:42 am #

    concerning p=a
    i become roman ,lions and christians ,dancing..somethings wrong, should call for backup theres a ticket on my chariotso i tear it to ribbons shake my fist and curse the stars,. the gods..i indulge in a large slice of paradise pie and wash er down with some watered brother the gladiator has died my toga damp my sandals lost …all these pebbled roads and they give us sandals?

  21. avatar
    between planets | 11 July 2006 at 9:31 am #

    psssssssst…. psssssssst.

    hey, send ego round to the market i want to tell you sumthin and he shouldanae hear it from me.

    z’he gone? Good.
    Look I don’t really know how to say this ’cause I don’t wanna hurt feelings but this has all gone wrong and it’s really a heartbreake. we know eeegough got us into this and not just one, but hundreds of starvin egos all over the eglobe. Good intentions aside this really needs to stop. Nuffs enough. I’ve bitten my lip (or should I say finger) for days waitin for this to blow over but I can’t take it no more. Just because people think they want sumthin doesn’t mean its good for ’em. Look at yon poore bloggy. Beaten down from a beautifully amazin continuin stream of conscience prose poetry infuenced by your ever changin moods. Reduced to the trivial, by the lowest common denominator. The profound and the mundane found in the day to day, filtered through the senses of the artist, distilled, communicated, thats art.
    This is some form of commerce.
    Not to say there’s no craft innit.
    it’s still you and your very clever. It’s just such a limited form.
    stricter than jingles, and even less reward.
    sure one or two percent may inspire like venus but at what cost? a Hundred favorites, favourites, vegemites? Fuckit’s not right!
    It’s nice to think that all of us who luv your art really get it. It’s nice of you to trust that most’ve us aren’t idiots. Troof is most of us are fools and what we share the most may be our hungry egos.
    I got me 15 seconds of fame!
    anyone who compares the last 3 entrys to any other you’ve done since Novembre and doesnae feel the sheep surely is the fool.
    Youve done your duty
    It’s never gonna end till ya stop it
    People will complain “he dinnae answer my query!”
    They’ll keep askin
    Fuck em
    My machine was down on the 7th they’ll whine
    Too bad!
    Let em go start a discussion page somewhere else
    ‘tween all of em they coulda answered 80 percent of the questions anyways
    the rest are none of anyones buizzness
    Glad Billy spearshaker or Vince VG didn’t get caught in this trap, who knows what we may have missed if they hadda start spendin alotta time makein personal eyesed greetin cards
    You know I love and respectya
    and I know I’m not makin many friends with this post, but I would probably only want to be friends with about 5 percent of ’em anyway
    Take Back Your Blogg!!!!!
    I’ve fallen on harde thymes here in most western bohemia and with the tour leaven us out this is all I’ve got!
    Have mercy

    Now I’d better get outa here before messer ego returns from yon’ market

    Between Planets

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 July 2006 at 10:22 am #

    ne vets
    thanks for your answer(s)
    although i was hoping for some more aromatic reply to my q
    favourite place for writing on my own is on my bicycle
    and the band don’t do cycling tours together
    which would have been my own answer actually
    and so here’s an idea for rising the number of comments
    why should you be the only one to answer 247 questions
    put up a q&a for your readers
    should get you 247 comments
    61009 answers
    der fnam

  23. avatar
    manfred | 11 July 2006 at 10:25 am #

    and finally i know
    how not to be anonymous any longer

  24. avatar
    manfred | 11 July 2006 at 10:26 am #

    oh yes!
    it really works!

  25. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 11 July 2006 at 11:26 am #

    You’re never lonely if you love insects
    Sharon Gray – The Age 11/7/2006
    I’m not the only one who inspects each leaf of silverbeet for tiny creatures, carries them outside (after circumambulating holy objects) and puts them back in the garden somewhere safe. (You can’t save something just to abandon it to another predator.) All sorts of people realize that the tiny creatures with whom we share our brief hour on this planet matter enormously, especially to themselves. Others find insects of all kinds utterly disposable. “Ugh!” they say, then stamp, squish and spray, yet insist they love animals. What they mean is that they love the furry ones with big eyes and thick eyelashes, the soft toy animals.

    The movie industry has endeared many species to us. Wildly successful animations about ants failed to make them celebrities but sales of clown fish soared after the movie Finding Nemo. So many people said, “Aww, they’re so cuuute! I want one.” that coral reefs in the Philippines were promptly dynamited to harvest more, causing violent deaths to who knows how many creatures. Sentimental thinking depends on only wanting to know so much. We cherish stories of animals saving people’s lives, like the wallaby in Gippsland whose behaviour drew attention to his owner lying trapped under a fallen tree, or the American dog that dribbled water into the mouth of his stricken master by dunking a towel into the toilet bowl. Who can argue that these animals did not know what they were doing? What else don’t we know about animals?

    We think we know something of the minds of charismatic megavertebrates, but again, our desire to know more depends on who we want to skin or eat, such as the teachers at Daylesford Secondary College who had children raise a pig with love and care, then slaughtered it for sausages. Slow Food meant more to them than that sick arrangement. We love to insist that fish feel no pain, that boiling lobsters alive doesn’t hurt them, that to consider the agony of trussed live mudcrabs crowded into boxes is ridiculous, but all creatures rush to hide from their predators, so clearly they feel terror. However, we’re numbered by our addiction to convenience, and that comes first.

    I like to keep one corner of my garden wild so that tiny creatures have somewhere to go, and in summer spiders are welcome to build as many webs as they like, wherever they want. When the webs are empty in winter I brush them away, but they’ll always return. Some Buddhists continuously play CDs of mantras for insects and dust mites, and it’s a common practice to bless animals’ food before feeding them. It’s interesting that World Animal Day is held on the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. You’re never lonely if you love insects, and bashing cane toads with cricket bats degrades us all.

    There’s a famous story about someone encountering a young man walking along an endless beach throwing dying starfish back into the sea. “You fool! There are millions of them. How can you hope to make a difference? And the young man bent down, picked up another starfish and said: “It makes a difference to this one.”

  26. avatar
    Daberhasher | 11 July 2006 at 11:28 am #

    never gonna be a surfer…
    isn’t it a pitta…
    hey, you have more love and respect
    for Mother Ocean than most, imho…
    and if you do come back as a dolphin, well it’s all set then…
    they’re the REAL surfers!!!

    it’s been fun reading all the responses… you’re a good man sk… my kids really dig your paintings too, so the ripple extends to a couple of 6 and 8 year olds in Maine now……..


    hmmm, a lullaby tuning perhaps…

  27. avatar
    sue cee | 11 July 2006 at 11:56 am #

    Yes, to make a connextion. That SK is the troof!

    ((‘{~_~}’)) – how do you pronounce that? Love the starfish story, thats how I feel about world aid.


    ps SK, was expecting Pet Sounds but then you surprised and thrilled with Tommy! And you might not be a wave surfer but you can hang-10 with the best of them when it comes to words. See you in the ocean Flipper 🙂 Maybe that island was Bali Hai

  28. avatar
    John Garratt | 11 July 2006 at 1:12 pm #

    “i just wanna connexion with someone
    i wanna make ya laugh and cry
    and wonder why..
    i dunno…get things off my chest
    and from you
    i expect the same i suppose”

    Pandora’s box, man.

  29. avatar
    lee | 11 July 2006 at 1:48 pm #

    left my question on the wrong entry and missed the boat – well that’s a drag and a half, isn’t it?

  30. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 11 July 2006 at 1:59 pm #

    Hah! Sue C, it’s a bit like The artist formerly known as Prince I suppose. SK referred to me as ((‘{ etc when answering my question. I guess there was no way he was going to try and type it out, or do the keyboard commands to copy and paste ((‘{~_~}’)). Well, I’ll know better next time!

    A friend showed me the article you referred to, after she told me she was going to have to, with great reluctance I might add, resort to fumigators to rid of her ant problem. She has them everywhere! She loves animals and hates killing anything. She and I recently drove for over an hour to take a possum that had been run over, to a vet that treats wildlife. I’d grabbed it off the road and wrapped it up in her top. She thought I was so brave handling it! We rang her hubby and got him out of bed so he could get us a box to put the possum in (he thought we were mad). I am happy to say the possum survived.

    She has tried various means including a contraption that emits high frequency noise that ants supposedly don’t like. Unfortunately, that didn’t work (surprise, surprise!) so now she feels she has no other option but to do the dirty deed!. It was during this conversation that Steve and the drunken ants came up. She suggested I email the article to him. Since this wasn’t an option (she isn’t familiar with blogs) I posted it.

    If anyone has any suggestions for getting rid of ants without killing them please let us know!

  31. avatar
    Renee | 11 July 2006 at 2:38 pm #

    Gigi, I too have thought on the same theory, I call it genetic memory, whether it’s plausible or not, I’m not sure. I feel we all definitely have predispositions, or a tendency to be drawn towards certain cultures or time periods. Whether that is the result of our ancestral linneage, I don’t know either. It would be an interesting topic to open for discussion.
    I would also have to agree with Between Planets, over the past few days I’ve felt a tremendous sense of guilt over the disruption of this blogg.
    To be honest, I don’t really need to know the answers to these questions in order to feel like I have a better understanding or insight into Mr K. I’d rather read his poetry or the miscellaneous musing of his daily life. To observe him in his ‘natural habitat’, among his children, wife, the home he loves, creating his art, and where he is happiest. I certainly wouldn’t want this to become a burden for him. I appreciate the ‘peek’ he has given me into his life, it’s more than I ever could have imagined or asked for. Please, Mr K, don’t think less of us for wanting the same sense of connection that you long for as well. Maybe by you addressing us personally,
    it lets us know that you know we’re here,
    and that we’re not just some faceless phantoms out in cyber space.

    That’s all I have to say…for the moment!

    Lots of love, to you and all of your readers 🙂

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 July 2006 at 2:39 pm #

    15-20(k) to produce, +. not too bad. i’ll start working on it now. dub would also be an element in the sonics.

  33. avatar
    12str | 11 July 2006 at 2:59 pm #

    beware of negative stress man!
    youve given so much to so many just beeing yourself…

    thanks man!



  34. avatar
    davem | 11 July 2006 at 6:22 pm #

    Hi SK,
    I don’t blame you for running behind….too many questions, too few fingers.
    I’m a bit sad today. Just heard that Syd Barrett’s passed away. Big influence on me pre Church & 1982. I don’t know if any other fiends were admirers of Syd as well. Loved his voice & his words.
    I’m gonna go and water my plants…
    love you more

  35. avatar
    pharaoh | 11 July 2006 at 6:39 pm #

    Hey Mr K,

    interesting answer about your favourite album tracks usually being the first, i agree wholeheartedly (in case my alias didn’t already suggest it). Not many bands out there consistently deliver great openings to their albums but ive always felt the Church are one.

    Great closing tracks too… Film remains among my alltime favourite instrumentals by any group… (which makes me wish i had asked you why you guys never perform your instrumentals live? There are some classics to choose from.) And after repeated listenings to ULTC for me the highlight is ‘Song to Go’… the progression is so haunting and unsettling, and whoever thought to add cello and accordian is a genius… it gives the whole song an almost unbearably elegiac quality…

    Which is why im listening to it now as i heard not long ago the news about Syd Barrett (also a big influence for me) passing away. I imagine like SK, DaveM and myself a lot of Church fans on this blog are also fans of Syd and the Floyd… not unexpected news but still very sad.

    (serious fiend)

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 July 2006 at 6:47 pm #

    mother hens between comments
    I know we love to bow and tip toe
    but what do we come here for?
    like sk is turned off by this interaction..
    shhh we know baby nevets needs sleep, oh please
    we continue our appreciation
    and some people in life Are better off being fans
    as for me I choose to be me
    and sure we’re all in this
    and if yu choose to put yourself out there then fine,
    but I dont assume anything about disruptions.
    interesting how some people write as though their typed thoughts exist immediately for their intended purpose and try to hide their ego by sending it away while the cynical self-deprecating critique is singing, all too perverse
    some people just arent politically correct
    and some are bloggobots who even in limp wristed writing choose to deny themselves expression while going on and on and on about how its time to take yon blogge back
    oh my dear heavens
    give me a shot of vermoooth.
    so dont worry if you take offense
    you probably wanted me to say this for you cause you gotta feed the ego right?? ha ha.

  37. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 11 July 2006 at 7:03 pm #

    Go for the gold steve! You can doooo eeeet! Btdub, I’ve totally loved this endeavor..!

  38. avatar
    brad | 11 July 2006 at 7:59 pm #

    yea, so I’m a lazy blog reader and always three days behind if not more so I’m just going to ask my question anyway…..Care to help me design my back tattoo? We’re talking the whole thing as canvas…lotus blossoms, bodhi tree etc….

    nope, I’m not really expecting an answer as I’m late and all to burden this camel train….

  39. avatar
    john in austin, tx | 11 July 2006 at 8:11 pm #


    you’ve already answered my questions about the great magician and the lady salvia… and i’m grateful for that. so i hope i’m not overstepping my bounds putting this other thought into the ether. as i was reading your answers to people’s questions about church songs etc. i started thinking how much i would enjoy a playlist of yours for your favorites songs. perhaps, sk’s “a steve kilbey primer”… a list of tracks that i could collect from your albums and burn to a cd for my (and other’s) listening pleasure. is this too much to ask?

  40. avatar
    meme goings | 11 July 2006 at 8:45 pm #

    Here we go round the prickly pear
    Prickly pear prickly pear
    Here we go round the prickly pear
    At five o’clock in the morning

    This is the way the blogg ends

    This is the way the blogg ends

    This is the way the blogg ends

    Not with a bang but a whimper

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 1:36 am #

    You suck and your band sucks. Nobody cares what you think. Why bother? Do a Kurt Cobain. Please.

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