We Didn't Start the Fire
Created on: April 6th, 2006
We Didn't Start the Fire
The original We Didn't Start the Fire YTMND is back, now with new synching technology. The original took over 25 straight hours of work to create and sync with the old delay. I now redid the syncing to fit the new feature. Enjoy, and learn!

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April 6th, 2006
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I.Love.You
April 6th, 2006
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Ozone.
April 6th, 2006
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I have diabetes
April 6th, 2006
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Really enjoyed that. Good job!!
April 6th, 2006
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Heh, had a substitute sing that song to us at the end of the period. Nicely done.
April 6th, 2006
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Done in flash a million times, but you have a nice use of the sync feature.
April 6th, 2006
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Quite enjoyable.
April 6th, 2006
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I was expecting cactus chef....
April 6th, 2006
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Superb work. Excellent choice of pictures, and fairly good synching. Wish the pictures were a bit bigger and that you could've synched up the "JFK blown away" line with a clip from the Zapruder film, but that's not going to keep me from giving you the hig
April 6th, 2006
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5'd for understanding when the sync function is needed.
April 6th, 2006
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f*cking win. Period.
April 6th, 2006
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The reason the pics arn't bigger is that I had to fit 137 pictures (including the lyric frames) into 3 MB.
April 6th, 2006
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good, nice use of the new flash thing, its a little off though
April 6th, 2006
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Bout time, spruce up the site and make it betta! good job
April 6th, 2006
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Well done YTMND for a C+ song. 4/5 But you did find my favorite pic of Marylin Monroe.
April 6th, 2006
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-2 for a couple of obvious errors
April 6th, 2006
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corn dogs, chili cheese, choco-babies, dirty knees. 5 for this, even if, your syncan hate is not so spiff. rhyming post, Markie Post, Space Ghost live from coast to coast. We didnt 5 the fire blah blah blah blah comment.
April 6th, 2006
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a little off, but, nice.
April 6th, 2006
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if it's slightly off - refresh it.
April 6th, 2006
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Good job man
April 6th, 2006
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awesome
April 6th, 2006
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I have to 4 this. I'll tell you why. Apart from im surprised you were the only one to do this, you did an amazing job. The part that made me give you a 4 was at some parts, it was unsynced and was kinda messed up. But dude, this is an amazing ytmnd.
April 6th, 2006
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well thats just plain supa special awesome
April 6th, 2006
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Nice work
April 6th, 2006
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Cruising to the top five.
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I love the idea but Billy Joel is a giant pussy with a piano
April 6th, 2006
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the more time I spend here, the more I start to think inkdrinker is right about everything.
April 6th, 2006
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WOW. One of the coolest YTMNDs I have EVER seen. Perfect sync, Perfect song, Perfect 5. I'm 5'ng all your sites.
April 6th, 2006
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Great work dude
April 6th, 2006
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so much work finding the pics, well done sir
April 6th, 2006
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Take it to newgrounds, thanks.
April 6th, 2006
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5 For Billy Joel and I wish I could 5 more for Sitsu's comment.
April 6th, 2006
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"the more time I spend here, the more I start to think inkdrinker is right about everything." - im glad someone thinks like i do
April 6th, 2006
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haha waht program do you use for your gifs
April 6th, 2006
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love it
April 6th, 2006
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this is original, i like it!
April 6th, 2006
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i would love u if only it didn't get out of sync hlaf way through, i thought that wasn't supposed to happen anymore
April 6th, 2006
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3 for effort.
April 6th, 2006
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^don't picture it going to the words exactly - i have the transitions going more to the rhythmn of the music, especially the drums
April 6th, 2006
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Well done. Very well done. It needs a few more fixes for timing in places, but very well done assembling all the pictures and everything. I applaud your skill!
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YES
April 6th, 2006
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As a person who had to do a report on every event/person listed in that song in 7th grade, I applaud you for volunteering to do this.
April 6th, 2006
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5 for Billy Joel
April 6th, 2006
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I apllaud your excellent timing and good use of flash, huzzah
April 6th, 2006
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+25 GP!
April 6th, 2006
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1 for awful synching.
April 6th, 2006
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ahh rocking awesomely sweet
April 6th, 2006
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damn good with the syncing!
April 6th, 2006
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great stuff man, thanks for putting in the effort
April 6th, 2006
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^Too bad I didn't. I used flash versios as an example to accumulate it myself. I don't believe in doing things the easy way or know how to convert flash to gif. So why don't you shut the f*ck up and bow before the King of Kings?
April 6th, 2006
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Been Done Before. Search Newgrounds... lol. (the newgrounds one is better IMHO)
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So Ozone, you're UChicago? Millit=AB '04. Woohoo!
April 6th, 2006
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the new loading helped ya out
April 7th, 2006
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LOL, 5'd
April 8th, 2006
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1. done before as others have said. 2. flash loaded and you still f*cked up the timing? jeez. All the pics are late.
April 9th, 2006
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It still could use a lot of syncing work, a lot of the images are late, especially in the beginning. If you're going to fix it do it right.
April 9th, 2006
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^the sync is fine for me. Also, if you're going to be so critical, YOU try getting 137 pictures to sync to a song PERFECTLY
April 9th, 2006
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If I had one chance to issue a five, you would recieve it.
May 14th, 2006
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Don't hate on this site. This took a lot of work I'm sure.
May 27th, 2006
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incredible
May 28th, 2006
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Win!
June 3rd, 2006
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this song needs an update for all the sh*t that happend from when it endded to today.
June 18th, 2006
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5 for the Lebanon pic.
June 18th, 2006
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Awesome song
June 19th, 2006
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All you did was turn the video into a YTMND.
June 19th, 2006
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5 for Castro.
June 19th, 2006
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this is great!!!
June 19th, 2006
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I love this YTMND but damnit man. You need to end it. Just let the last frame play a little more. It ends way to aburptly. For the love of god man just let the song finish.
June 20th, 2006
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^If it goes any longer, the mp3 size is too large for upload, and degrading the quality any more makes it unbearable to listen to.
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5 for hard work and a good song
June 24th, 2006
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good song + history = 5. also, saying this has been done in a completely different style on a different website is irrelevant to this ytmnd's quality... idiots.
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NEBJM
June 24th, 2006
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I STARTED THE FIRE
June 24th, 2006
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w.o.w.
June 25th, 2006
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much better version of this almost same exact thing at http://home.uchicago.edu/~yli5/Flash/Fire.html
June 25th, 2006
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you copied every picture from that dont think ur special or sh*t
June 25th, 2006
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Well done that man!
June 26th, 2006
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WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE. IT WAS ALWAYS BURNIN' SINCE THE WORLD'S BEEN TURNIN'. WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE. NO WE DIDN'T LIGHT IT BUT WE'RE TRYIN' TO FIGHT IT.
June 28th, 2006
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I loved it.
June 30th, 2006
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The Rosenburg's kids went to my school-ness
June 30th, 2006
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nice
July 2nd, 2006
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LOL FIRE!
July 7th, 2006
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Nice.
July 9th, 2006
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~Yay for half of the things being related to communism!!~
July 10th, 2006
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5 for Nostalgia. I'm old enough to remember when this song came out! :O
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LOL! Awesome song.
July 14th, 2006
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nice song by joel but looks like a 5th grade history power point.
July 19th, 2006
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great stuff, way to celebrate the greatness of billy joel
July 19th, 2006
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I can't believe you found a way to make an entire song actually work in a YTMND.
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this ain't mtv
July 20th, 2006
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Nice review of history from the past 50 years.
July 21st, 2006
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5 for patience
July 26th, 2006
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ZOMG I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 26th, 2006
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good
July 26th, 2006
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Billy Joel, otherwise known as THE MAN. 5'd for great justice.
July 27th, 2006
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You win.
July 27th, 2006
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This is not especially original... I mean, it's been done before and much better, but it's new to ytmnd, and it's damned impressive synching for an animated gif. Downvoters, let's see your sites.
July 27th, 2006
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exellent sync
July 27th, 2006
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you rock....almost made this 100 times but always gave up....this was before the flash....so good for you.
July 28th, 2006
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5'd for the greatest song in a YTMND yet.
July 30th, 2006
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Wow that was really cool
July 31st, 2006
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best ytmnd EVER
August 1st, 2006
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4'd for hippiness.
August 5th, 2006
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How could a fire possibly have been burning since the world began turning? This is simply not possible.
August 8th, 2006
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I forgot how catchy that song was.
August 8th, 2006
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Looks like a lot of work, but the second and third verse were getting progressively more off in Firefox. I tried refreshing but it didn't fix it.
August 9th, 2006
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holy hell...i've been hearing that song for 3 years+ at work and it's always been gibberish...i'm enlightened
August 9th, 2006
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One of the best I have seen!
August 16th, 2006
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nice job
August 18th, 2006
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You people can say what you will about him stealing it from another website/Newgrounds, but I'm 5'ing anyway because this song rocks. Also, it synchs fine on my computer.
August 19th, 2006
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Wait...it's "the cola wars"? I thought it was "the color wars"? Oh well. I guess I don't know the lyrics well enough. Amazing. 5.
August 20th, 2006
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how long did that take?
August 20th, 2006
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nvm description explains
August 20th, 2006
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awesome job man, that rocked.
August 20th, 2006
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awesome
August 24th, 2006
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5 for all the work this musta took, -1 because it doesn't sync right. Sorry. :(
August 26th, 2006
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JFK, BLOWN AWAY! WHAT ELSE DO WE GOTTA SAY!
August 26th, 2006
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sync is off, but you still get a 4 for all the work you prolly put into that photo montage
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holy sh*t 5
August 29th, 2006
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been done a thousand times, and better too
August 30th, 2006
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^but not on YTMND or gif form.
August 30th, 2006
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Doesn't sync at some parts with IE
August 30th, 2006
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i like it, but it went off sync half way through for me
September 4th, 2006
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why?
September 4th, 2006
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5'd for using such a great song.
September 4th, 2006
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Flawless. ^_^
September 6th, 2006
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Thank you
September 8th, 2006
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Awsomeness...
September 9th, 2006
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seen it before 3'd for effort
September 11th, 2006
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not a billy joel fan but that was noice
September 15th, 2006
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a telemarketer called me while i was watching this. i took the phone and put it up to the speaker and blasted it.
September 15th, 2006
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yes...YES....YEEESSSS!!!!!!!
September 17th, 2006
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Absolutely the most fun YTMND EV...OR.
September 19th, 2006
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you WIN, please try again ^_^
September 20th, 2006
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Oh yes. Oh yes.
September 21st, 2006
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5
September 23rd, 2006
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This should have been on YTMND first. It was done in classic YTMND style.
October 6th, 2006
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I just had the same idea, and was disappointed to find that it's already been done. Oh well, it would have been very time consuming. Nice work, but -1 for being out of synch at times.
April 24th, 2007
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I just stumbled upon this site now, as I did a search for "We didn't", intending to watch "We Didn't Start this Website!" as a pump-up tool before a good round of exam studying. This was my favourite song in Grade Two, and I had it memorized, although I didn't know what any of it meant. Very well-done, with a great choice of photos. I wish I had known about this before.
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Sync is slightly off in some places and it's been done before, but auto-fived for my favoriate bad 80's song.
September 30th, 2007
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The sync alone gives this a 5. Considering all the time and effort that went into this, I don't think I can give this anything but 5.
April 11th, 2008
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April 11th, 2008
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For some reason when I loaded this site on a refresh, the MP3 loaded twice. Oh well, the more the merrier! Five stars for merriness!!