Monday, December 26, 2011

MARIA DAINES - Rock for the Good Times, Blues for the Bad: Music for the Soul

Maria Daines is a multi-award winning International vocalist and songwriter whose band opened for US artist Pink at Cardiff International Arena for the Party For Animals World Wide concert in August 2007, the last date of Pink's 'I'm Not Dead' tour. The concert raised over £90,000 for six animal welfare charities. Based in the UK, Maria and her guitarist/producer Paul Killington write songs in many genres, including rock, country, folk, blues and soul.
Daines/Killington songs are published by North Star Music and feature in several film documentaries, including Saving America's Horses, A Minority Pastime and Dark Water Rising, the survival stories of family pets rescued during hurricane Katrina. (as compiled on the Maria Daines website)

Read more: http://www.maria-daines.com/

Saturday, December 24, 2011

JOHN LUDI

John Ludi was born and (to use the term loosely) raised in Detroit, a now-decaying post-industrial Mid-Western American city that used to be the automotive capital of the world.  From a very early age, Ludi sensed that there was something deeply wrong with the world and the majority of the people living on it.  Though of a generally easygoing and humorous nature, Ludi possessed a deep and omnipresent sense of foreboding in his heart that did not exactly translate well in his youthful attempts at communicating with his fellow humans.  This particular attribute would persist indefinitely.  Ludi grew up reading voraciously, progressing from a foundation of science fiction, fantasy and horror to mythology, science, philosophy, economics and world religions.

Ludi discovered a profound love for music in the form of Frank Zappa, King Crimson, and Peter Gabriel when he was in his early teens.  He started singing odd and unpleasant little songs with a pianist/trumpeter friend in middle school, attempting to blend humor and dissonance in way that some would term avant guard (though on reflection could simply be termed "bad" ).

At around 13 years of age, Ludi started learning how to play guitar, bass, and later, keyboards, as well as attempting to harness his embryonic vocal skills.  Though very much intellectually and emotionally moved by progressive genres of rock music, Ludi discovered the British Wave of Punk Rock in the mid/late 70's and realized that the Sex Pistols and the Clash were a lot closer to his current skill set than Gentle Giant or Yes.  The overtly political nature of the lyrics also inspired him.  (as compiled on John Ludi's website)

Read more about this amazing musician: http://www.johnludi.com/

Friday, December 23, 2011

ROB TAGNONI - Energy Red!

A message from Rob Tagnoni:

Hi All!
Well!!
It's been a LONG time since I last emailed. I have been going through a lot of changes in my life over the past 12 months....back on track!


Much touring and much more to come :-) however, this email is to announce my new Studio CD "Energy Red"...it's now available for you to listen to and download if you wish at http://www.robtog.com/music.htm

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Love & Kind Regards
Rob

http://www.robtog.com/
http://www.facebook.com/robtog

Thursday, December 22, 2011

SWIRL = Adrenaline!

In Mukilteo, Washington, brothers Duane and Brian Jones (DT and Bam-Bam, respectively) started the group Swirl. They released a CD, toured the United States and even went to Japan in the late 90’s into the early 2000’s. In 2004 Fred Coury remixed songs from their first CD. With the insertion of band members Al Ramirez (lead singer) and Shane Carlson (bass) in 2008, the group finally had their ducks in a row and began their quest to deliver their music to the masses.  (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.myspace.com/swirl

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SLOW MOTION CENTERFOLD - Animated. Volatile. Melodic. Snappy. Rambunctious. Catchy

A Rock Band from Nashville, TN comprised of four best friends from childhood (two of whom are brothers) plus a Tyson Beckfordish dude that wails in on drums, their energy is as explosive as their songs are melodious.

Pulling from a variety of influences, Slow Motion Centerfold's songs roll along with impressive guitar riffs, barroom piano parts, rhythmic drums and keyboard lines equally at home on a Prince or Cure tune. The band's influences are so broad they are hard to pin down musically. Guitar rock revisionists? Keyboard pop song deconstructionists? SMC can play in a lot of different keys. But whatever you want to call the sound, the band brings an intensity to their live shows, driven largely by front man Alex Hall's high wire antics. (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.myspace.com/slowmotioncenterfold

Monday, December 19, 2011

IndieOnTheMove.com

Indie on the MoveSome of the members of Zelazowa have put a band resource site together and we feel it is well worth our support, therefore, we have just added it as a link on our open page @ PlutoRadio.com.  Zelazowa is a great band with a vibe all their own and certainly deserving to be heard.  They jumped into our commercial free Pluto Radio stream some time ago and I am advocating that you support this amazing effort to better the music community at large... 


My best from the great American desert.
Lee-

Zelazowa... Yes, we dig their vibe here @ Pluto Radio!

  ZELAZOWA

Philadelphia, PA
Rock / Alternative

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 Good afternoon everyone,

We here at camp ZELAZOWA wanted to extend our most heartfelt seasons greetings to you all. In the spirit of giving, we have put together a couple of really nice holiday deals on all of our merchandise from over the years - CDs, T-shirts, etc.

Just hop on over to this link: https://www.facebook.com/zelazowafan?sk=app_190322544333196 and you'll see what's available.

Who knows, perhaps you'll find the perfect gift for that special someone. 

That's it for now. Have a great new year's and we'll let you know our plans for 2012 very soon.

Best,
Bryan, Ian, Kyle, and Terry

Saturday, December 17, 2011

 • • • ON AIR NOTICE • • •
Lee Crisman's UNSUNG - "Playing the music that deserves to be heard...!
UNSUNG 0179 (HOSTED BY Lee Crisman) IS GOING UP Mon. December 19th at noon L.A. time AND WILL PLAY IN A 3 HOUR ROTATION THROUGHOUT the next day.


FEATURING

ELVIS DELUXE - Lazy (04)
FRONT AND FOLLOW - A Slow Reader
FUZZ BELOVED - Happy Commune
LAF - Chasing Shadows
MARK CAROLL - Crashpad Number
MICHAEL TOLAND - Orchastration #4
THE TOLAND BAND - Track 6
NICHOLAS BROMLEY - Imaginary Acoustic Remix
RED PLASTIC BUDDHA - Too Much To Dream
RED PLASTIC BUDDHA 0 Army of the New Tomorrow
SIN AYUDA - Changes
SIN AYUDA - Math
THE SKYS - When the Western Wind Blows
THE SKYS - What if


THANKS TO ALL THE TALENTED MUSICIANS THAT ALLOW US TO PLAY THEIR GREAT MUSIC HERE ON THE PLUTO RADIO STREAM!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Paul E. Phoics Remix Single...

                  New Paul E. Phonics Remix Single Out Now!
Picture Paul E. Phonics is a musical alter ego of Canadian Paul McCormick, a side of the musician that evolved from his fondness for New Wave, Electronica, Progressive Rock, Industrial Rock and Film Scores.  The combination of these influences has led to a sound that is utterly unique with each song becoming the equivalent of a short film in its own right with abstract, poetic lyrics revealing the plot like some kind of secret code.

McCormick left his homeland in 2000 in search of new musical inspiration ending up in Berlin, Germany.  After years of playing in various bands and performing alone with his acoustic guitar in the smaller caf├ęs and clubs of the city, he decided in 2009 to take a different approach and awaken some aspects of his musical personality that had been dormant for years.  The result is "Paul E. Phonics" - a singer/songwriter for the 21st century - essentially a one man band with Paul on keyboards and vocals accompanied by his laptop.

For more info, please visit the Paul E. Phonics Homepage.


PAUL IS ALSO KNOW FOR GUEST HOSTING ON THE PLUTO RADIO COMMERCIAL FREE RADIO STREAM.

Autodrone live 12/17/

  Autodrone

New York, NY
Alternative / Post Punk / Experimental

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Hello Pluto Radio.

You can catch Autodrone this saturday night 12/17/11 as part of the long running industrial music party CONTEMPT.  We will be the only band of the evening, but its a really fun event with an interesting crowd and new underground music. We play at 10pm and the fee for entrance is $5.

More info here:

Thanks!
Your Pals,
Autodrone

BILLY CONNALLY - The Hand That Rocks the Guitar!

For three decades, his axe has been in hand, sharpening a fine edge to his musical skills. Billy Connally has created his own blend of hard guitar rock, neo-grunge, and post modern rock. He describes his music as “Heavy Grooving Atmospheric Guitar Rock” and has been recognized as a cross between Joe Satriani and Alice in Chains. For the casual listener and musical connoisseur alike, listening to Billy's debut CD release, “The Silent Canvas,” is anything but silent. Indeed, it is an audio tapestry for the listener who can appreciate a sophisticated venture into hard rock impressionism. (as compiled on Billy Connally's website)

Read more: http://www.billyconnolly.com/

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MOON PROTOTYPE - Must Be Tasted With Eyes Half Closed.......

MP was born during the night in 1998. Electronic sounds, mix of mystery, sensuality and bitterness assumed, bittersweet vocals, MP must be tasted with eyes half closed. The ancestry takes place in the world of its creator, Olivier Jung. The influences are very diverse, Tricky to Nine Inch Nails through Luke Slater, Radiohead and Depeche Mode, Wovenhand to Deftones. MP is located between Paris and the Moon. After “Melanclimax” in 2004, MP has published in 2009 a new Ep entitled “Born Into This”, composed, recorded and mixed in one week, “a week, a track, an hour.” The new album “Dusty Lane” was released one month later. In late 2008, the EP “Red”, announces a musical turn, launching MP in new lands of sound. In late 2009, MP released a collection of remixes for various bands over the 10 past years. In 2011, MP undergoes many changes: life, hopes, ghosts, joys and sorrows will finaly give birth to “From My Belly”, consisting of five haunted songs which will make you dream about your darkest passions. Pregnancy is difficult but necessary. (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more:  www.myspace.com/moonprototype

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

 • • • ON AIR NOTICE • • •
Lee Crisman's UNSUNG - "Playing the music that deserves to be heard...!
UNSUNG 0178 (HOSTED BY Lee Crisman) IS GOING UP Thurs. December 15h at noon L.A. time AND WILL PLAY IN A 3 HOUR ROTATION THROUGHOUT the next day.


FEATURING

ON GROUND - John Ludi
MOON PROTOTYPE - Typical Day
SIN AYUDA - OneIronaut
WIDEST SMILING FACES - Water Underneath
LAF - A Walk In The Sun
LUDIVINE - Ooze & Oz
LUDIVINE - Everjonesin'
MMOSS - Maryanne Rising
MMOSS - Thyme
THE SKYS -  Is This the Way
BEEN OBSCENE - Apathy
THE ASTRAL OBSERVATORY - Sarias Drum and Bossa
THE DELUGE -  Windowsill


THANKS TO ALL THE TALENTED MUSICIANS THAT ALLOW US TO PLAY THEIR GREAT MUSIC HERE ON THE PLUTO RADIO STREAM!

FUZZORAMA RECORDS - Saving the World!

Fuzzorama started spring 2003!  The intention was to save this fu**edup world from more Britney and so on... The only thing you'll get to from this site is fuzz, a lot of fuzz!
We have five fuzzy bands here at Fuzzorama at the moment and then we have a few releases and bands no longer with us!

First of all;
The one and only TRUCKFIGHTERS, "Sludgy stoner grooves and droning riffs are put through the metal-electro mangler as Truckfighters blast your ears with their unique take on modern rock." - Metal hammer

And the totally awesome band ASTEROID! Heavy, progressive and with a groove that will blow your mind! Swedish spaced out 70's style fuzzrock at it's best!!!

DEXTER JONES' CIRCUS ORCHESTRA that plays music withholds hints of Swedish progressive rock combined with powerful guitar melodies and catchy drumsand!

The Riot-fuzzrock boys in THE DURANGO RIOT. There is Stooges on the left and Qotsa to the right and a lot of trouble in between.

The newest addition to Fuzzorama is the super combo from Italy called STAKE OFF THE WITCH, doom-heayv-stoner with extraordinary female vocals.

And hey! We might be looking for your band so send demos...

So... Stay tuned! (as compiled from the Fuzzorama website)



Sunday, December 11, 2011

GIVE 'EM HELL BOYS - Outlaw Rockabilly!

Born from the stringed circles of Edmonton, AB, Canada, the Give 'em Hell Boys emerged from a slew of late night jams and backyard BBQ's as a unique brand of twang punk.  Their style fuses classic outlaw country styles with break nech blue grass rhythms and punk rock attitude. (as compiled on the bands website)

Outlaws (band members)
San Quentin, Charlie Scream, Bagga Dix, Barn Jovi, Bootsy Cline

Read more: www.facebook.com/giveemhellboys

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's WikipediA donation time...


Individualism as parsed via WikipediA...  Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and so value independence and self-reliance while opposing most external interference upon one's own interests, whether by society, family or any other group or institution.

Individualism makes the individual its focus and so starts "with the fundamental premise that the human individual is of primary importance in the struggle for liberation." Classical liberalism (including libertarianism), existentialism and anarchism (especially individualist anarchism) are examples of movements that take the human individual as a central unit of analysis. It has also been used as a term denoting "The quality of being an individual; individuality" related to possessing "An individual characteristic; a quirk." Individualism is thus also associated with artistic and bohemian interests and lifestyles where there is a tendency towards self creation and experimentation as opposed to tradition or popular mass opinions and behaviors as so also with humanist philosophical positions and ethics.

MUSIC IS AN AMAZING EXPRESSION STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART OF THE INDIVIDUAL...  My best from the great American desert.  

Lee-

Friday, December 2, 2011

CHASING DISASTER - Bullet for a Rose

PLAY>>> Pluto Radiio stream!
 The 2011 New Mexico Music Awards has nominated our song "Chasing A Disaster" for "Song of the Year"
Exploding out of Albuquerque, NM comes Chasing Disaster. The band tears up an extremely unique, retro-contemporary rock sound that is fronted by Cody Bond, who belts smooth and melodic, yet hyper-powerful, vocals (somewhere between Robert Plant and Jeff Buckley). Always by his side, Cody is complemented by the fluidly multi-talented song-writer, guitarist, vocalist and pianist, Yigal Cohen. Fueled by pure style and intensity, Michael Gatten delivers the beat with pounding, straight-up rock ‘n’ roll flavor. Bassist Jon McMillan holds the groove together with an amazing musical foundation based in the complexities of jazz and high energy rock.
After releasing their debut 2011 EP, Bullet For a Rose, the band quickly rose to the top of the local Albuquerque rock charts on Reverb Nation. They have been Featured Artists for Windows Media Player, Reverb Nation and SAS Music & More. They were also highlighted in their local publication, The Albuquerque Journal. What is most important to Chasing Disaster, however, are the fans and feedback they receive from them.

“There’s nothing quite like getting in front of a massive crowd of people and musically taking them places they didn’t know existed. This is what we live for.” –Cody Bond (as compiled on the bands website)


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WHITE RABBIT DYNAMITE - From the Light of a Summer's Day.....

White Rabbit Dynamite is a rock experiment, founded in 2008 in Berlin.

The sound is classic but original, and it´s inspired by the rock music of the late 60´s and early 70´s. With their heavy riffing“ guitars and dynamic jazz rock drums they remind of bands like Black Sabbath, Colour Haze and Siena Root. But with their lead vocals they are leaving the hard rock genre to find the white rabbit roaming on its own way.  Watch out for "White Rabbit Dynamite"!



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ZELAZOWA - Live in NYC!

Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone, and of course a very happy upcoming holiday season!  We wanted to let you all know that ZELAZOWA will be playing our final show of 2011 on Saturday, December 10th at Arlene's Grocery in NYC.

It's been quite the busy year so we are excited to wrap it up at one of our favorite venues. The show is 21+ and tickets are $10 at the door - oh, and we will hit the stage around 9:30. Those of you that can make it will most certainly hear a few new tunes as well as some oldies from the vault.

For further info please refer to http://www.zelazowa.com/.

Have a great day and we'll see you soon

ZZ

    • • • ON AIR NOTICE • • • POOLSIDE PLANO "Hungry Lucy" IS GOING UP WED NOV 30th AT NOON (L.A. TIME) AND WILL PLAY IN A 3 HOUR ROTATION THROUGHOUT THE NEXT DAY.
HOSTED BY THOMAS TRAPP, POOLSIDE - PLANO TEXAS!

FEATURING the music of HUNGRY LUCY!

THANKS HUNGRY LUCY FOR ALLOWING US TO PLAY YOUR AMAZING MUSIC HERE ON THE PLUTO RADIO STREAM!  AND, THANK YOU MR. THOMAS TRAPP FOR HOSTING WIITH US~

Sunday, November 27, 2011

RED FANG - Prehistoric Metal!

Red Fang is the latet effort from long time bros and collaborators Bryan Giles (Last of the Juanitas, Party Time), Aaron Beam (Dark Forces, Lachrymator), David Sullivan (Party Time, facedowninshit, Shiny Beast) and John Sherman (Party Time, Bad wizard, Trumans Water, All Night).  The four have boiled down their disparate sounds to create the ONLY sound:  RED FANG!  (as compiled on the bands website)

Thanks to SOGGY BOG for turning us onto Red Fang!

Read more: http://www.redfang.net/

Thursday, November 24, 2011

BROWN BIRD - High-Spirited, Foot-Stomping !


Brown Bird is better listened to in a room made of wood. Of course, it is easy to download the code and listen to the band on small computer speakers, but what is the point? You miss the warm layers of guitar, banjo, violin, double bass, cello, and bass drum (wooden rim) which hangs thick over their latest full-length effort, "Salt for Salt".
Recorded live to tape in Pawtucket, RI, "Salt For Salt..." is the first album by Brown Bird to capture the intense energy of the duo's live show, surging in waves that often swell into high-spirited, foot-stomping madness. David Lamb's lyrics are as well-written as they are emotionally intelligent, thankfully avoiding the pitfalls of the wish-wash known as "modern-folk" or "singer-songwriting". Lamb and his partner MorganEve Swain write simply, and the record is eerily sparse at times - a tambourine, a bass drum and the cello often the sole accompaniement to Lamb's (what a name) cracked, wood-smoke voice. (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.facebook.com/brownbird

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SOLSTICE COIL - Alternative Progressive Rock!

Solstice Coil formed in Israel in 2001. The band's core members are Shir Deutch, Opher Vishnia and Shai Yallin. The band describes its musical style on its official website as "combining the emotional with the intellectual", and proclaims itself as "Israel's first alt-prog-rock band to be formed on the web". 

Solstice Coil has released two albums, A Prescription for Paper Cuts (2005) and Natural Causes (2011). While both albums were self-produced and self-financed, Natural Causes had been picked up by the Orlando-based progressive rock label Melodic Revolution Records.   On July 5, 2011, Solstice Coil released a parody of Dream Theatre to Youtube titled "The Natural Causes Carries On", spoofing Dream Theater's "The Spirit Carries On" documentary about their search to replace founding member and drummer Mike Portnoy.  (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more:  www.reverbnation.com/solsticecoil

Monday, November 21, 2011

    • • • ON AIR NOTICE • • •
POOLSIDE PLANO 111111 IS GOING UP WED NOV 23RD AT NOON (L.A. TIME) AND WILL PLAY IN A 3 HOUR ROTATION THROUGHOUT THE NEXT DAY.
HOSTED BY THOMAS TRAPP, POOLSIDE - PLANO TEXAS!

FEATURING
Geri X - Cheap Tramp
Mohatra - Need Air
The Parsnips Revolt ( Featuring Katie Barbado ) - Home
The Scary Mondelos - Leasons learned
Kristin Hersh ( 50 foot wave ) - Sliper Shell
Warm up Poolside Plano Garage with Bill Bruford and Tony Levin
Cat Mclean - Have a nice day
Joey Harris and the Mentals - I haven't been crying
Kevin Martin - TV News
The Cancer Killing Gemini - Prescription Drugs
Stone Cold Boys - Mary the Snake
Anti M - Dreaming in metaphor
Mumpsy- Boots

THANKS TO ALL THE TALENTED MUSICIANS THAT ALLOW US TO PLAY THEIR GREAT MUSIC HERE ON THE PLUTO RADIO STREAM!

VERSE THE END - Debuting 'Golden Age'!

Verse The End will be debuting the first song of their new EP on Tuesday 11/22 at 9:00 PM EST in the BandPage player on their Facebook page! The new song titled "Golden Age" is the first track off the new ep! Come and listen!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

We contend Pluto is still a planet.., and, so, the debate continues.

(Jody made us laugh with this one so we added it onto the blog.)

Friday, November 18, 2011

RUDER THAN YOU - Brothers of Love!

RUDER THAN YOU was founded in 1989 by five students at Penn State University who relocated to Philadelphia in 1991. Long known as Philly's top ska band, Ruder Than You's identity has never fit too neatly into any of the generic skacategorizations. While ska and reggae stylings have always provided the common musical thread, over the past 30+ years they've been mixing in dancehall reggae, hip-hop, rocksteady, and rub-a-dub, even adding elements of funk, jazz, and punk - to create their own unique sound. The consistent factor however is the bands energy & and enthusiasm, which inevitably pulls people out onto the dance floor.

The bands current roster of veteran members includes the Round Mound of Dub Sound - singer Freddie Weaver. Band leader Doug Dubrosky still sings and plays tenor sax. He and Don Pancoe on bass hail from the earliest days of RTY. Rod Martino and Chris Klimchak fill out the lineup on guitar and trombone, respectively. Larry "Ace" Snell of the Toasters and Public Service sits on the drum throne.

So, whether it be on the CD player, web, or HOPEFULLY live in concert, you are oh so encouraged to let your mind and body succumb to the rude sounds of those brothers of love, Ruder Than You.  (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more:  http://www.ruderthanyou.net/

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Off-Grid John

John Ludi, a rather entertaining off-the-grid troubadour. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SECRET SKWIRL - The Best Psychedelic Rock You Never Heard!

In late 2009, a recording engineer (Sheldon Gomberg) and a friend of his drove by a garage sale, in Tarzana, CA; and noticed a stack of 2 inch tape boxes. After a brief discussion with the homeowner, he found out that the tapes had apparently been left in a closet, under the stairs of her home, and were there when she moved in. She found the tapes when the wood floors of the house were being refinished. She was the fourth owner of the home, which was built (according to her) in 1972. There were 23 boxes of tape; which Sheldon bought for the forty-seven bucks that he had in his wallet, at the time.

Sheldon took the tapes back to his recording studio The Carriage House in Silverlake, and cracked them open. The only information in the boxes were song lists with the name “Sloan Kramer” written by hand, beside each title. A quick count of the titles totaled slightly over one hundred songs!  Sheldon had the tapes baked (to avoid delamination) and digitized, for playback in Pro Tools.  Being a fan of “this type of music”, Sheldon was immediately enamored by what he heard. “The songs were very well written, and recorded. They smacked of that late ‘60’s/early ‘70’s Brit Pop, Psychedelic vibe. I fell in love with these songs, at the first listen. There was just one problem: I had no idea who these guys were; only the cryptic “Sloan Kramer” reference beside each song title”. Sheldon took it upon himself to try and find the original band; but had little to go on.   Stay tuned.........(as compiled on the bands website)

Read more about the band and see if the mystery has been solved! http://www.secretswirl.com/

The Parsnip Revolt in Wilmington, DE - Nov 18th!

  The Parsnip Revolt

Philadelphia, PA
Rock / Acoustic / Alternative

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 Greetings from the garden,

If you're in the Wilmington, DE area this Friday night, come on out to the World Cafe Live @ The Queen.  Yours truly (TPR), will be opening the night @ 9pm sharp; followed by: Case Closed, A Little Affair, and The Pleasure.

Friday, November 18th
World Cafe Live @ The Queen (upstairs)
500 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Doors open @ 8:00pm
Show @ 9:00pm


If you can't make Wilmington, we'll be back in Philly for a special acoustic show at The Legendary Dobbs' new upstairs lounge..... gobble gobble on the night before Thanksgiving 11/23 gobble gobble  

Peace,

TPR