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Controlling Perfect

By WES BROOKS,
The tune I’m humming along to for this week’s outing is from a band I’ve referenced once before—Athens, Georgia’s R.E.M. If you’re referencing vinyl recordings, “I Believe” is the second song on side two of R.E.M.’s 1986 album Life’s Rich Pageant. 
Let’s get going.






It's Written All Over My Face

By WES BROOKS,

This week’s track, “Boys Don’t Cry,” comes from British New Wave and Gothic Rock pioneers, The Cure. Principle songwriter, guitarist, and singer, Robert Smith, formed the band in Sussex in 1976. They came into popularity in the wake of the punk rock movement and cemented their notoriety through the 80’s and 90’s.





Going undefeated is hard to do

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Years ago, New Hope's baseball team went through an entire season undefeated and finished 43-0, causing the late, great baseball legend Boo Ferriss to gush.

“Forty-three and zero,” Ferriss said. “That's unbelievable! There are too many pebbles and rocks on a baseball field to do that. Sooner or later, you've got to get a bad hop.”


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