Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Willie Nelson - Pretty Paper (1979)

Willie Nelson
Pretty Paper (1979, Columbia)

"Willie Nelson? Yes please, of course! This beautiful, and traditional Christmas album will be my final post of the year as I leave tomorrow for family time. If you don't like Willie's voice then you probably suck. Put this on with the family, get some drinks and play a board game! You won't regret it. Thanks for a great year everyone, happy holidays and I'll see you again in 2016!" - DD

Various ‎Artists - Christmas Rap (1987)

Various Artists
Christmas Rap (1987, Profile Records)

"Now this is Christmas rap! I believe it was just a cash-grab inspired by the success of Run-DMC's classic Christmas In Hollis, opening track, but it holds up pretty well regardless (w/ some exceptions). Get a blaster on yr shoulder, lay some cardboard out on the living room floor and git cho' self a B-boy holiday dance party underway today!" - DD

Crew X - Christmas Rap Music (1990) (Cass.)

Crew X
Christmas Rap Music (Cass.) (1990, Silver Bells Music)

"Clippity clap, tippity tap!! As far as hip hop goes this "shit" is "whack". Fa la la la la la la la la laaaa!! Ya hear?! If there seems to be too many la's in there it's because there is. Rap?! But fear not fuglies. As redonk as this "entirely recorded on a casio w/ Christmas demo's" tape be, there is a saving grace in the closing moments that has officially made its way onto my "fav x-mas songs of all time" list. That's right, it's The Christmas Rap! Dig in foolies 'n coolies!" - DD

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ‎- Christmas With The Miracles (1963)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Christmas With The Miracles (1963, Tamla)

"Some glistening and warm soul for a nice relaxing Christmas. The Miracles really kill it here, so gather 'round the fire and groove on these hearty jammers!" - DD

Matt Wilson - Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O (2010)

Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O (2010, Palmetto Records)

"Excellent jazzer comp of 14 Christmas classics for all you beats out there; including covers of The Chipmunks, Lennon and Charlie Brown! Get a little toasty with some White Russians this season and jam on these honkin' skronkers!" - DD

Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra ‎- Christmas Carols (1958) (LP)

Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra
Christmas Carols (1958, Dot Records)

"This feels like the staple Christmas album, the one every Christmas movie after 1958 took it's songs from. It's warm, glowing and full of joy. Love is all around us, so forget about corporate greed hang-ups and religious ties, put petty squabbles aside, curl up with your family & friends, have a few drinks (alcoholic or otherwise) and spend some quality time with the people you love!" - DD

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Roches - The Roches (1979)

The Roches
The Roches (1979, Warner Bros. Records)

"The Roches will not appeal to everyone. There is something undeniably quirky or goofy about their music, some would likely say corny. Yet there are moments, and for me an underlying current, of satiric warmth and genius. Songs like Hammond Song or Damned Old Dog overflow w/ narrative mastery and vocal power. In the end you may hate this album. The first time I heard it I fell in love, the second I bought my own copy, and each time since it's become more and more important to me. Good luck!" - DD

Note: This will be the last album I post this year outside of Christmas tunes. I wanted to stop at 44 posts, but also wanted to beat my previous years (aside from 2010 when I was jobless and spending a lot of time at home listening to music) so I will post a few Christmas albums I've been into this year and hopefully you enjoy them. It's been a fantastic year for BT and it couldn't have happened without all of the incredible feedback I've received from everyone. Thank you so much for the continued support and interest!! And here's to a successful 2016 as well, happy holidays everyone!

Hailu Mergia and the Walias - Tche Belew (1977)

Hailu Mergia and the Walias
Tche Belew (1977, Kaifa Records)

"Some more deliciously grooved out Ethiopian beauty; here we get a nice soulful jazzercise from organist Hailu Mergia and his excellent band. For more goodies I suggest a dig through the Éthiopiques series, so many remarkable jams! Now tune in and vibe sweet babies on these funky rhythms!" - DD

Kourosh Yaghmaei - Back From The Brink (2011)

Kourosh Yaghmaei
Back From The Brink (2011, Now-Again Records)

"Excellent compilation of tracks from Iranian rocker Kourosh Yaghmaei. I hadn't heard him until this came out and have been in love with it since (incredible beach music), so hopefully you'll enjoy it too. Please grab, and dig these groovy sounds!" - DD

Friday, December 11, 2015

Various Artists ‎- Colonial Vipers (1982)

Various Artists
Colonial Vipers (1982, Trumpett)

"Pretty svank electronic comp from '82. I initially grabbed this to get more Muziekkamer (if anyone knows where to find more let me know) and decided to share as I don't think it's readily available online (could be wrong). There are definitely a few duds (Nine Cirkles, lyrically, are the dumbest shit - at least on this) but overall a good haul of tracks from Trumpett. Heave, ho and swallow ya repulsive pukes!" - DD

John Hegre & Maja S. K. Ratkje - Ballads (2006)

John Hegre & Maja S. K. Ratkje
Ballads (2006, Dekorder)

"Subtle barely begins to describe the intricate weave created here by these two monsters of sound, both eclectic masters of composition. The thing I like most about the album is that, unlike many of its ilk, there seems to be almost no tension. Everything is warm and smooth and mixes effortlessly into the fabric. Sleep tight little munchkins, and svelge dette milky godhet." - DD

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Su Tissue - Salon De Musique (1984)

Su Tissue
Salon De Musique (1984, Adversity LTD)

"Here we have an elegant and propelling bit of modern classical from the always alluring Su Tissue, of Suburban Lawns fame. This is a severe departure from that; simple variations on a simple piano melody w/ accents and shifting instrumentation throughout. Mood music of the highest grade, so drift out my beauties!" - DD

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pierre Henry - Futuristie (1980)

Pierre Henry
Futuristie (1994, Philips / Musique Française d'Aujourd'hui)

"Just ridiculously, ridiculously good. Best digested in solid bursts with an unshakable attention to detail. Eat loud kiddies!" - DD

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Mystic Tide ‎- Solid Sound..Solid..Ground... (1994)

The Mystic Tide
Solid Sound..Solid..Ground... (1994, Distortions Records)

"I'm extremely pleased to be sharing this with all of you! It's one I've wanted to post for five years or more but was unable to as my copy was destroyed. Finally, at long last, one of the great garage/surf/psych-rock bands of all time are alive and well on BT. I would absolutely put this among my favourite albums of all time (not something I normally do w/ compilations) and I hope you can as well. Get it now and don't look back friends!" - DD

Monday, December 7, 2015

Modo Koagon ‎- Ebb (2015) (LP)

Modo Koagon 
Ebb (LP) (2015, HARADA)

"An eclectic trove of trinket-collage, field recordings, cling-clang, jazzy sax, synthery and percussive blips and rips; MK's third release is his first as a solo artist and truly showcases his prowess, bringing sensitively crafted intricacies to the forefront. If peace is what you're after then sprawl out and jam this ditty biddies!" - DD

CM von Hausswolff - Three Overpopulated Cities Built By Short-sighted Planners, An Unbalanced And Quite Dangerous Airport And An Abandoned Church (2004)

CM von Hausswolff
Three Overpopulated Cities Built By Short-sighted Planners, An Unbalanced And Quite Dangerous Airport And An Abandoned Church (2004, Sub Rosa)

"Another von Hausswolff dronepocalypse for you fugly ducks. I find this one quite soothing, the low tones specifically make me lull into my warm and friendly safe space, but it's likely not for everyone. To gain a better understanding of intention I suggest reading the label's write up on the purchase page linked below, and for those into lofty soundscapes and slow trips I say dig in and chew it friends!" - DD

Junglepussy - Satisfaction Guaranteed (2014)

Satisfaction Guaranteed (2014, Vice Records)

"Easily among my favourite hip hop albums of 2014, Junglepussy has a sweet flow, crazy good beats, and exceptional rhymes. I don't really understand why she isn't everywhere right now, or why she has no physical releases, but hopefully that'll change soon. Get this stat if you like things good." - DD

Prophet - Right On Time (1984) (LP)

Right On Time (LP) (1984, Treasure / Beat Electric)

"One slick shit for all y'all groovers and shakers out there. Prophet's likely the most eloquent disco-funkgasm-shazam I've experienced, but if not he's certainly at the top of the list! Feet slide, hips jive and grooves ride when you're Right On Time, dig? Incredible licks, top vocals, gorgeous synths, and a few skewed time signatures make for some far out fantastic goodness (ripped from the original release!). "Can I be the one that makes you feel so good, baby"? Yes Prophet, you can. Please do!" - DD

Friday, December 4, 2015

Mix-O-Rap ‎- DMR (2014) (Cass.)

DMR (Cass.) (2014, PPU)

"Another golden, doody-whopper courtesy of the excellent bedlam of funky love that is Peoples Potential Unlimited. Got some uber pimplical rhymes on this jam, harsh drum machines and fuzzed out home recordings; all of which make for an exceptional hip hop tape that deserves to be heard by all. Pop it and lock it kiddies, Mix-O-Rap spits game!!" - DD

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Jaap Blonk - Lifespans (2013)

Jaap Blonk
Lifespans (2013, Kontrans)

"If you're unfamiliar w/ Blonk's canon he's primarily toiled in avant-garde vocal performance, though in the past decade or so has added electronics to his repertoire. For fans of his older work this particular album may not be ideal; an ever expanding, myriad force of electronic slog intended for high volume, headphone mind expulsion ("jellyfication" if you will). But if you're willing it's a wild time! Tune out and swallow my jiggly bits." - DD

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bruce Ditmas - Yellow (1977) (LP)

Bruce Ditmas
Yellow (LP) (1977, Wizard Records)

"Spaced out, psychotronic, computer-glitch, free jazz from the depths of the groovy Universe; wow what a mouth full of knuckles! Bruce Ditmas is an American jazz drummer who began experimenting w/ drum machines during solo performances in the 1970's. The results are wholly intoxicating so dig it sweet babes, by the gallon!" - DD

RE-POST: Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited (1989)

Simply Saucer
Cyborgs Revisited (1989, Fist Puppet)

"Simply put, this is fucking super rad! It's garage-rock-psychedelic-Floydian-Velvets with a twist of Modern Lovers. The song Bullet Proof Nothing will make you wish you were this fucking cool! Get it, love it, obsess over it. Probably one of the best Canadian bands ever, definitely one of the best Canadian albums!" - DD

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Originally posted on 04/22/09.

RE-POST: Los Saicos - ¡Demolición! The Complete Recordings (2010) (6x 7")

Los Saicos
¡Demolición! The Complete Recordings (6x 7") (2010, Munster Records)

"Gravelly, raucous and super cool, this is garage surf at it's finest. Peruvian rockers who listened to British Invasion types, Los Saicos were apparently oblivious to the harsher garage rock and surf sounds of the mid 60's that they came to mirror. Some seriously grooved out tunes here, so dig in and chew it primitive folks!" - DD

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Originally posted on 08/08/12. 

Various Artists - Disco Dildar (2015) (LP)

Various Artists
Disco Dildar (LP) (2015, Finders Keepers Records)

"Here's an excellent compilation of bangin' Pakistani movers and shakers, courtesy of the always indelible FKR. Get your blue suede's on and fiddle little babies! Fiddle all night long!" - DD

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CM von Hausswolff ‎– 800,000 Seconds In Harar (2011)

CM von Hausswolff
800,000 Seconds In Harar (2011, Touch)

"In this sprawling and precise piece sound artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff delivers a subtle yet monumental drone capable of stifling even the most eager unease, or perhaps fortifying it. For a closer look at the construction and concepts behind the album, which I think only add to it's enjoyment, I suggest looking at Touch's page for the release. It's chock full of reviews and information. No need to chew this one kiddies, simply swallow creamy smooth." - DD

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Trash Company - Earle Hotel Tapes 1979-1993 (2012) (LP)

The Trash Company
Earle Hotel Tapes 1979-1993 (LP) (2012, PPU / Steady Sounds)

"PPU have a tendency to kill it pretty frequently with their releases. Most of what I get into from them is stuff I've never heard of before, and I love it. TTC is no exception; this is some seriously grooved out, lo-fi-beef saucey, funkadelic, r&b-punk rockery so dig into it warm & fuzzy you silly ass beaches." - DD

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wold ‎– Freermasonry (2011)

Freermasonry (2011, Profound Lore Records)

"Bssshhhhhhhere is some more incredible and caustic fuzz courtesy of Canada's own, Wold. This is my favourite of theirs (though I haven't spent enough time absorbing their last album) and highly recommend it for anyone into noise, black metal, harsh sounds and discordant rhythms. Chew the gristle you fugly dugs!" - DD

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jazkamer - We Want Epic Drama (2010)

We Want Epic Drama (2010, Pica Disk)

"Billed as a "big-band noise extravagansa", this is some epically spastic and propulsive plaster blaster from the always impenetrable John Hegre and Lasse Marhaug; joined here by several other metal and noise luminaries. Dig it loud little biddies!" - DD

Roedelius - Wenn Der Südwind Weht (1981)

Wenn Der Südwind Weht (1981, Sky Records)

"Languid yet absolute and sublime, the warm synth and organ patterns found here percolate through the brain creating infinite tranquility. To say the least this album is exceptional and should be experienced by everyone, so dig in and swallow blessed bunnies!" - DD

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Piero Piccioni - More Than a Miracle (C'era Una Volta) (1967)

Piero Piccioni
More Than a Miracle (C'era Una Volta) (1967, MGM Records)

"An elegant and dreamy score from the prolific Piero Piccioni; this reminds me somewhat of Once Upon A Time In The West or the music from Galaxy Express 999 or something of that ilk, though overall it's more evenly paced. It can be a little repetitive but I've been jammin it often for months while riding the metro and deffy recommend for some easy-breezy good times. Dig in foolies 'n coolies!" - DD

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Various Artists - Kroncong: Early Indonesian Pop Music Vol.1 (2006)

Various Artists
Kroncong: Early Indonesian Pop Music Vol.1 (2006, Rice Records / Office Sambinha)

"Here's an excellent compilation of Indonesian pop, perfect for chilling in the sun. I believe this was first posted on the brilliant Holy Warbles blog way back when and has since popped up on several others, but I wanted to post it anyway because I love it. Please enjoy!" - DD

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Noah Howard - The Black Ark (1972)

Noah Howard
The Black Ark (1972, Freedom Records)

"Recorded in '69 and featuring an impressive lineup (Arthur Doyle!?) performing four original compositions, saxophonist Noah Howard's The Black Ark is a solid beast of frenetic splendor. Highly recommended for jazzers of all shapes and sizes." - DD

Robbie Basho - Bouquet (1983) (Cass.)

Robbie Basho
Bouquet (Cass.) (1983, Basho Productions)

"I haven't posted any Basho in far too long and have meant to on many occasions, so at last here it is. This is a self released cassette (complete with warble) from towards the end of his career and features plenty of those haunting vocals. Absolutely beautiful, so please enjoy!" - DD

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Emil Beaulieau ‎– Memories (1994?)

Emil Beaulieau
Memories (1994?, Pure)

"Huzzah! From the grrrand master of North American noise comes Memories; a fierce and eclectic blend of tape loops, feedback and all sorts of mangled and fuzzy collage work. The man is easily one of the most notable figures in noise (not to mention his other incredible contributions to the genre) and this is one of my favourites of his (that I've heard). Enjoy it little birrrdies!" - DD

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Various Artists - Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies (2010) (LP)

Various Artists
Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies (LP) (2010, Ethbo Music)

"Pinky Violence is probably the best name for a film genre ever, and that's fitting given the films it produced; titillating, irreverent, violent (duh), funny, action packed, and above all just plain cool. This compilation of classic music from these films is exactly as groovy as you'd think given that description, so jam on all you sexy biker babies!" - DD

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Thanks to the incredible Holy Warbles for the original upload!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

David Wescott ‎– A Musical Evocation Of The Old Testament (1981) (LP)

David Wescott
A Musical Evocation Of The Old Testament (LP) (1981, Musical Touch Sound)

"If the Old Testament were a late 70's/early 80's sci-fi, spaghetti western set in a dystopian future and Ennio MorriconeVangelis and Giorgio Moroder were teamed to write and produce the score, I think this would be that score. The sample track doesn't do a good job of showcasing what the album has to offer but it's the only one I could find, so please grab this and enjoy." - DD

Saturday, July 25, 2015

De Haters ‎– De Haters (1986) (Cass.)

De Haters
De Haters (Cass.) (1986, BloedvlagProdukt)

"The Haters are one of North America's seminal noise groups. They've released jillions of recordings and performed all over the place. If you've never heard them you should start here! And as the great Mortimer once sang, 'Clang, clang, rattle bing bang, gonna make my noise all day! Clang, clang, rattle bing bang, gonna make my noise all day'!" - DD

Monoton ‎– Monotonprodukt 07 27y ++ (2009)

Monotonprodukt 07 27y ++ (2009, Oral)

"Some immensely spacious but minimal dark electronics from Austria's Monoton. Perfect for blocking out the plebs and horror on public transportation. This is a reissue of the classic '82 album Monotonprodukt 07, remastered and I believe the track order is slightly different as well. Enjoy scumbags." - DD

Thursday, July 23, 2015

David Behrman ‎– On The Other Ocean (1977)

David Behrman
On The Other Ocean (1977, Lovely Music, Ltd.)

"Here are two beautifully patient and meditative pieces from the great David Behrman. This really is a gorgeous listen and I've been meaning to post it here since way back on National Drone Day (I know - not technically drone - sue me), but there you have it. Time has got the best of me once again. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do my little astral bunnies." - DD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

T.K. Ramamoorthy - Fabulous Notes And Beats Of The Indian Carnatic Jazz (1969)

T.K. Ramamoorthy
Fabulous Notes And Beats Of The Indian Carnatic Jazz (1969, His Master's Voice)

"Some beautifully delicious grooves for all you jazzers out there. Fantastic skronks and melodies abound, perfect for the porch, so please enjoy this one! I believe it's a copy of the 2011 reissue. Fav track is Natta but no links online, so be sure to check it out and dig on sweet brothers and sisters!" - DD

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Phantom Payn Days - Phantom Payn Daze (2010)

Phantom Payn Days
Phantom Payn Daze (2010, De Stijl)

"Here's some hazey, lo-fi solo jammers from 39 Clocks' Juergen Gleue. These drugged-out psych songs remind me of a lot of things (like 39 Clocks, Lou Reed definitely comes to mind) but it's tough to really pinpoint what so I say just give it a listen and decide for yourself. These were originally recorded in the late 90's and apparently represent Gleue's final recordings. Chew it loud and free kiddies!" - DD

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lagger Blues Machine ‎– The Complete Works (1994)

Lagger Blues Machine
The Complete Works (1994, Mellow Records)

"There is some serious, grade-A prog riffery going on here, and I must say I like it! Loads of swirling organ, deep bluesy bass, punchy drums, the occasional horn jam and that classic, perfectly overdriven 70's guitar tone. This collects both LBM albums into one beefy, rollin' jammer, so you can riff on for days. Dig it lager!" - DD

Monday, May 4, 2015

Various Artists - Concussion!!! (2003) (LP)

Various Artists
Concussion!!! (LP) (2003, Mr. Manicotti Records)

"What we've got here is a killer compilation of busted, lo-fi, instrumental, surf nuggets; only the slimiest little turds on this jam, including some more rockabilly type stuff. It's dirty and greasy and might try to sock you, so be careful! But by golly get it in yous no less! Perfect for those slurry summer nights." - DD

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976, Polydor)

"I love this record so much. Incredible soul/jazz/funk/bliss from the master. The sounds here are so clear and smooth, and just feel so good. Highlights for me are Keep On Walking, The Third Eye (crank this with headphones and lose your mind), and of course the title track is a brick of solid gold (no wonder it's been sampled nearly a hundred times), but the entire album is fantastic. Grab on and feel the thick, sweaty groove sweet babies and dig these summer jams!" - DD

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wold - L.O.T.M.P. (2005)

L.O.T.M.P. (2005, Profound Lore Records)

"Wold have been creating a monster of sound that some have referred to as Black Noise (Black Metal + Harsh Noise) for over a decade now. This is one of their earlier releases and is a bit more "Metal" than some more recent stuff. Personally I find them so cacophonous that it creates a sort of peace and stillness, and as such usually put it on when I want to relax. I fell asleep on the couch yesterday to this one, it was good. Others may not agree but that's fine. Enjoy this murky blizzard you repulsive puddles of piss!" - DD

Friday, May 1, 2015

Alèmu Aga - Éthiopiques Vol. 11: The Harp of King David (1995)

Alèmu Aga
Éthiopiques Vol. 11: The Harp of King David (1995, Buda Musique)

"Alèmu Aga is a master of the bèguèna, an Ethiopian instrument used in prayer and meditation, and his voice is totally unreal and beautiful. I fell in love with this album a few years ago and have been constantly going back to it since. It is some of the most soothing music I have ever heard, so please enjoy. Truly a masterpiece of pure tranquility!" - DD

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dizzy K - Excuse Me Baby (1982) (LP)

Dizzy K
Excuse Me Baby (LP) (1982, EMI)

"I've been wanting to post Dizzy K for years now and for whatever reason have never got around to it. I've also been trying to get my own copy of any of his records for years, but they're hard to come by and usually fairly pricey. Melding disco and funk with afrobeat, a touch of soul and sometimes even a bit of hip-hop, Dizzy K brings the party every time. This is a vinyl rip complete with a few blips and skips but overall it sounds delicious! So get up and shake yr filthy jiggle bits you ugly groove thangs, and chew on this phat, phat beat!" - DD

RE-POST: Wayne - At Last! (1996)

At Last! (1996, Self-Released)

"It's a shame there is literally no information out there on Wayne, aside from the fact that he's on SITKZ Vol.2. If you can let yourself enjoy something like this, I find it one of the most exceptionally fluid and lucid outsider records of all time! And if Prea's Song doesn't make you want to cry, yr a stone." - DD

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Note: If anyone has any info on how to get in touch w/ Wayne please contact me.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Edgar Froese - Kamikaze 1989 (OST) (1982)

Edgar Froese
Kamikaze 1989 (OST) (1982, Virgin)

"I believe I first heard some of the music on this soundtrack as a result of watching the film Devil Fetus, which if I remember correctly steals several tracks (Intuition specifically) from this album (among others). In trying to track down that soundtrack I eventually learned of this, and was very pleased I did. A fantastic and underrated synth score from the Fassbinder thriller. I love how eclectic this is, from meandering tranquility to more kraut-y, beat driven stuff, it has a lot to offer. I've been binging on it for the past few months and hopefully you will as well! Chewww." - DD

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Okkyung Lee - Ghil (2013)

Okkyung Lee
Ghil (2013, Ideologic Organ)

"After nearly two years of inactivity, and the recent realization that I did not post a single update in 2014, I have decided to return to this blog in the hopes that I can continue to update it on a more regular basis. I have received a lot of very positive feedback, in the past few months especially, which has really made me miss this and I appreciate every email or message I read. Thank you endlessly for your continued support and appreciation!

With that said I present Ghil, from experimental cellist Okkyung Lee. Each piece here is one track of solo improvised cello, but the sounds within are so far from simple. The skronk Lee creates on this album is totally outrageous and frantic and mesmerizing. Please dig in, and I hope to see you all again soon my precious beauties! xoxo" - DD