O.A.R. Summer Tour

New Album Due July 15; Ticketmaster To Offer Fans New Music With Ticket Purchase

Everfine/Lava/Atlantic recording group O.A.R. is gearing up to hit the road this summer in support of their forthcoming studio album, All Sides, which will be released on July 15. The three month, 36-date "All Sides Tour" will kick off on June 15 at the prestigious Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. O.A.R. will bring their critically acclaimed live show to several well known venues across the country, including San Francisco's Fillmore, New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, Long Island's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Anaheim's House of Blues, and Phoenix's Dodge Theatre.

This Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 tickets for select dates on the "All Sides Tour" will go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster. In anticipation of the release of O.A.R.'s new album, the band is providing Ticketmaster.com summer tour ticket buyers with the unique opportunity to pre-order an MP3 version of the new album along with their ticket purchase. To ensure that summer concert attendees are familiar with songs from the new album, O.A.R has arranged for MP3s of "This Town," and "What Is Mine," two tracks from the new album, to be provided to fans within 24 hours of their ticket purchase. On June 16, the band's first single, "Shattered," goes to radio and fans who opted for the MP3 album/ticket bundle will be able to download the song. The remaining 10 tracks from All Sides will be provided to purchasers of the album/ticket bundle on July 14, the day before the album's official release. Individuals who purchased their summer tour tickets during the band's official pre-order or through the early public on-sales at Ticketmaster.com will be notified via email about how they can opt into this special album/ticket package as well. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com.

All Sides is O.A.R.'s first new studio album since 2005's popular breakthrough, Stories Of A Stranger, which included the band's hit singles "Love and Memories," and "Heard The World." All Sides was recorded in Los Angeles and was produced by Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Blues Traveler, and Chantal Kreviazuk).

Tour Dates
04/26/08 Sat New Orleans Fairgrounds New Orleans, LA
04/29/08 Tue Warehouse Live Houston, TX (w/ Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights)
05/01/08 Thu Stubb's BBQ Austin, TX (w/ Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights)
05/02/08 Fri House Of Blues Dallas, TX (w/ Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights)
05/03/08 Sat Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK (w/ Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights)

05/04/08 Sun Beale St. Music Festival Memphis, TN
05/23/08 Fri Three Sisters Park Chillicothe, IL
06/15/08 Sun Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, TN
06/18/08 Wed Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC (w/ Hayley Sales)
06/19/08 Thu Roseland Theater Portland, OR (w/ Jeremy Fisher)
06/21/08 Sat The Fillmore San Francisco, CA (w/ Jeremy Fisher)
06/22/08 Sun The Fillmore San Francisco, CA (w/ Jeremy Fisher)
06/24/08 Tue House of Blues West Hollywood, CA (w/ Jeremy Fisher)
06/25/08 Wed House of Blues West Hollywood, CA (w/ Jeremy Fisher)
06/27/08 Fri House of Blues Anaheim, CA (w/ Jeremy Fisher)
06/28/08 Sat House of Blues San Diego, CA (w/ Jeremy Fisher)
06/29/08 Sun Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ (w/ Jeremy Fisher)
07/01/08 Tue Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
07/02/08 Wed Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
07/18/08 Fri Live on the Levee St. Louis, MO
07/19/08 Sat Mile High Music Festival Commerce City, CO
07/20/08 Sun Sandstone Amphitheater Bonner Springs, KS (w/ Steel Train)
07/22/08 Tue Washington PAC Sioux Falls, SD
07/24/08 Thu Charter One Pavilion Chicago, IL (w/ The Beautiful Girls)
07/25/08 Fri Meadow Brook Music Festival Rochester Hills, MI (w/ The Beautiful Girls)
07/26/08 Sat Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD (w/ The Beautiful Girls)
07/27/08 Sun NTELOS Wireless Pavilion Portsmouth, VA
07/30/08 Wed Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing Philadelphia, PA (w/ Ozomatli)
07/31/08 Thu Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing Philadelphia, PA (w/ Ozomatli)
08/01/08 Fri PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ (w/ Ozomatli)
08/02/08 Sat Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY (w/ Ozomatli)
08/05/08 Tue Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
08/08/08 Fri Tweeter Center (Great Woods) Mansfield, MA (w/ Ozomatli)
08/09/08 Sat New England Dodge Music Center Hartford, CT (w/ Ozomatli)
08/10/08 Sun Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY (w/ Ozomatli)
08/12/08 Tue National City Pavilion at Riverbend Cincinnati, OH (w/ Ozomatli)
08/14/08 Thu Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH (w/ Ozomatli)
08/15/08 Fri The Whitelies Lawn at White River State Park Indianapolis, IN (w/ Ozomatli)
08/16/08 Sat Time Warner Amphitheater (Tower City) Cleveland, OH (w/ Ozomatli)
08/17/08 Sun Frontier Field Rochester, NY (w/ Ozomatli)
08/29/08 Fri The Gorge George, WA (w/ Dave Matthews Band)
08/30/08 Sat The Gorge George, WA (w/ Dave Matthews Band)
08/31/08 Sun The Gorge George, WA (w/ Dave Matthews Band)

[Published on: 4/25/08]

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Bryan24 Fri 4/25/2008 10:16AM
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Bryan24 Fri 4/25/2008 10:17AM
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Not a big fan of OAR but i'll take a free show under the arch in STl on my Birthday.

Mr. Holland's O-Face Fri 4/25/2008 10:19AM
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Mr. Holland's O-Face

Well just about every comment on here is about to be hidden. I personally enjoy OAR's older stuff. Let the negative, asshole comments begin.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/25/2008 10:32AM
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samtarmstrong Fri 4/25/2008 10:33AM
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fuck this bro-rock bullshit.

Lord-K. Fri 4/25/2008 10:34AM
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From what I have heard recently and it's not that much but OAR's older stuff is still OAR's newer stuff...I listened to these guy in 2001-2002 and tried to introduce them to my younger brother but he wasn't into it then around 2005-2006 he brought me one of their new albums exactly the same songs that were on their older albums just layered more and slightly different compositions

moemoe6434 Fri 4/25/2008 10:35AM
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Pop the collar and talk on the cellphone tour

Marcsmall Fri 4/25/2008 10:35AM
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Can you make as much money at OAR shows as you can at Dave or Michael Franti?

jerryg1942 Fri 4/25/2008 10:37AM
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oar used to be good, when they stuck to their roots.....they definitiely sold out for sure because their newer music sucks and totally has a different sound(a sound that they were probably told would make them more money) and mtv also destroyed them. thank you.

uhoh Fri 4/25/2008 10:39AM
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gettin' fratty!

GeorgieP Fri 4/25/2008 11:01AM
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Just reading this O.A.R. article makes me feel like a tool. These clowns haven't done much revolutionizing of anything, except for maybe lousy music.

mattland star Fri 4/25/2008 11:10AM
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theivywall starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/25/2008 11:16AM
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O.A.R endorses smelly pirate monkey prostitution and voted AGAINST the creation of the universe at the dawn of time. I know what you're thinking, you smelly pirate monkey hookers, and yes, they really are that bad. I know what you're thinking now and there are not any bands ever except for maybe Lucifer and the Fancy Dance Happy Folk Brigade that are worse than O.A.R. Given the opportunity I would urinate all over the faces of the members of O.A.R. Vote Perot in 2012.

sbruce44 Fri 4/25/2008 11:24AM
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I am actually not all that against OAR - I was pleasantly surprised when I saw them at Langerado last year. Still, I can't help but think that they are the favorite band of Chad and Brad from the Budweiser "How are you doiiinnnnnnnnnnggggggg?" commercial.

Gary starstarstar Fri 4/25/2008 11:40AM
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Lenox starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/25/2008 11:42AM
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Why the hell do you people constantly let a bands following define whether you like them or not. WHO CARES IF FRAT BOYS LISTEN TO THEM. Is your whole choice of music to simply go against people you don't like? I personally like earlier O.A.R., but as others have stated, their newer sound is horrible, and pretty much all blends together.

biged star Fri 4/25/2008 11:52AM
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Why the hell does gary sign all of his post and follow with that stupid link!!!

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/25/2008 12:03PM
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I think O.A.R. is going need some oars to paddle themselves out of the shitty music river.

Cosmicsailor Fri 4/25/2008 12:29PM
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Stupid name. Lame music. I will not be attending.

Long Live Col. Bruce.

Buddy BadVibes Fri 4/25/2008 12:31PM
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Buddy BadVibes

Oar was good back in the day when this was their full tour schedule: Athens OH > Columbus OH > Cleveland OH > Columbus OH > Athens OH > Columbus OH > and on and on...

I remember being in highschool/early college and being at parties where Crazy Game of Poker would be on repeat all night. That song still makes me nostalgic for the good ol' days.

oboyler Fri 4/25/2008 12:48PM
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Their lyrics are just plain dumb and instrumentally there are countless bands out there that are far better then they are. Their "jams" just suck. I'd rather go see my high school's jazz band live.

roberto767 star Fri 4/25/2008 12:49PM
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If those were the good ol' days I'd hate to see what the bad ones were like.

Mark Price former NBA star star Fri 4/25/2008 12:57PM
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Mark Price former NBA star

Everyone pop yo collar, get the frat party goin...OAR is in the house...witch sucks monkey balls.

kayaker247 Fri 4/25/2008 12:58PM
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Jamon Fri 4/25/2008 01:04PM
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The bottom line:

OAR's lead singer has some serious charisma wether you like it or not.

They have a huge following of good looking young girls and sell tons of tickets.

They have some decent songs and some cheesy songs.

They don't "jam" like Col. Bruce at all.

what else......

laxma13951 Fri 4/25/2008 01:13PM
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hahaha...love when jambase riles all you tools up.

id rather be phishing Fri 4/25/2008 01:38PM
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i love the vocal jams and the drunk 14 year olds with the popped collars ha. I mean, in all seriousness, you have to have respect for these guys, they are bringing a crowd to see live music who would never experience live music. No matter how bad the music actually is, I think its great that these kids can experience live music and have a good time with it. Let the frat boys have fun in the lots too!

Danimal Fri 4/25/2008 01:40PM
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God I hate them. And they got a Sat date at merriweather which pisses me off cuz I don't like to go to shows on weekdays and they could've given that day to someone good, like Iron Maiden.

Dehalo starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/25/2008 01:44PM
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Well, I'll be at the Columbus show.

welfpack Fri 4/25/2008 02:01PM
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I wouldnt pay to see OAR anymore but it was fun at one time. They are responsible for getting me into live music when i was in high school..which was 9 years ago....doesnt do much for me anymore but fun for the kids

Rollin' Rosemary! Fri 4/25/2008 02:28PM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

Fuck OAR is coming to MA again.. That means im gunna have to leave the state as they infest everyone at the tweeter with thier "awesome" live shows.

Rollin' Rosemary! Fri 4/25/2008 02:32PM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

OAR collects the worst fans in history next to Dave Matthews Band.

Pot Smoking neo hippies, Drunk college "bros" hitting on high school freshman skanks.

shit. theyre so repeatitive with thier music. its not good.

Rollin' Rosemary! Fri 4/25/2008 02:32PM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

Oh, Jerrys cool though. Thats about it.

Muffinman1 Fri 4/25/2008 02:57PM
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Worst band ever. And they are form my home state. That digusts me.

cuttyfives Fri 4/25/2008 05:49PM
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personally, i hate OAR. but i hate marcsmall even more. Dude, are you 17? seriously, kids who think they are hot shit because they sell drugs or rip people off at shows are the biggest pieces of shit/pussys in the world. If you are such a badass, drug slinging, cool dude, Please, please post a picture of yourself in your profile so i can look for you at shows in Chicago and beat the living shit out of you. I mean, you go to boulder, obviously you need to rip people off when mommy and daddy pay 45K a year for you to go there. You are such a pussy! Seriously, i bet you are like 5'6" and roll around in cherokee and think you are such a hard ass. Get a life homo!

Marcsmall Fri 4/25/2008 07:15PM
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cutty---Yes, you do have a ton of hate....I would look internally at that issue. Most kids like you actually hate themselves, and as a defense mechanism, project the hatred onto others. It's especially sad when you say you "hate" someone who just made a joking comment on a web forum. I would recommend not taking yourself or anyone else so seriously. And for the record, I haven't sold drugs or anything on a lot since about 1994. I used to do a little swinging when I first started seeing the Dead in '89. And no, I'm not in college. There are plenty of people (100,000 of them) living in Boulder who are not in any way affiliated with the school here. I actually went to school on the East Coast and graduated in '95.

I guess your hatred and assumptions have gotten the best of you. I feel sorry for you and hope you can one day turn it around.

onthemoon Fri 4/25/2008 07:24PM
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OAR will you play my frat party brahhhhhhh?

"the times they are a'changing" at green apple dc = trying wayyy too hard

shanky95 starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/25/2008 11:53PM
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First off... O.A.R. blows, Crazy Game of Poker was amusing the FIRST time I heard it, After that it was like I want to smash this radio with an iron beam. And Rothbury> Bonnaroo> ACL, you make me want to vomit on my shag carpet. The way you plead with posters to actually like OAR, and defend them is pathetic. Just come to grips with it, you're dumb. You're not funky at all, and when you dance at a real show you're slightly out of beat with everyone else. This fact makes other people look at you strangely. These looks forced you to go to an O.A.R. show, where you feel like you "fit in" because everyone is out of beat too. cuz yer all beat. BEAT!! One good thing though. Since you bastards are so unoriginal, you'll probably just go see O.A.R. Dave, and John Mayer, then rendevous back at the R.V. to talk about what a "great live performance" it was and do shotguns and funnels, black out, and not remember anything you saw... cuz yer beat. BEAT!

Rollin' Rosemary! Sat 4/26/2008 04:34AM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

i feel i must interject here.

I hate OAR.

but when i dance im probably 78% off beat, and i get strange looks when i am. You cant insult someone about thier own rhythm buecause its thier own. im sure everyone here has a distinct way of dancing at shows. Its thier freestyle.

and john mayer and dmb are alright..

(slow clap for onthe moon and marcsmall)

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Sat 4/26/2008 04:03PM
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Do these guys sound like Dispatch?

Treetophigh Sat 4/26/2008 05:06PM
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im always offbeat when i dance, but fuck it,

im havin fun, not tryin to impress some Hettier- Than-Though D-Bag

who is distracted from great music by a room FULL of bad dancers

and ive never heard any OAR

that said, i prolly never will with so many bad reviews, damn

Treetophigh Sat 4/26/2008 07:00PM
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thou not though

shanky95 Sun 4/27/2008 08:06AM
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I was just trying to through around some hate people. JEEEZ!!! Can't a man try to belittle someone with so much negative feedback? I thought this was Jambase!!

Lakai starstarstarstarstar Sun 4/27/2008 10:41AM
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YESSSS!!!! this is what Iv been WAITING for fuck biscotour OAR is where u'll find me!!!

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sun 4/27/2008 10:42AM
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btw Marcsmall you forgot to tell curryfives about your successful business....everyone's wants to hear about it!

morreale21 Mon 4/28/2008 07:58AM
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HAAHA....this is the greatest bag of comments ever. I came to the to drop some hate on these ass clowns who couln't play their way way out of a plastic bag and It felt like home. I never get such a great sense of family

as I do when I my peeps come together and rip up the likes of this horrifiic band. I FEEL THE LOVE..or hate . but when everybody's hatin on the same crap it's love right? Oh yeah and cuttyfives..take a zantax or do us all a favor and put your head in a blender. Don't be pissed off cause your dumb custy ass gets ripped off at every show you go to, which you obviously do. I have kids in the Chicago area that have prob spent weekends on your tab alone.HAHAH

GB3K-Poops Mon 4/28/2008 08:30AM
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I saw O.A.R 2 years ago at 10klf, I gotta be honest I had liked their work before the show and thought they were a decent band. The show was probably the worst show i've ever seen and by far the biggest disappointment of the fest. The band barley jammed and played all their songs half-assed, I haven't listened to the band since and i refuse to go to their shitty shows or by their shitty albums.

Cutty- I'm from the Chicago land area and have been to many shows over the past couple of years and all i gotta say to you is what buissness do you have goin up to 16 and 17 yr old kids lookin for drugs, I've been sold bunk drugz before and you just gotta find the right head, I've learned to look for the guy that looks most spun out, He/she may look sketchy (and maybe out of their minds) but the shit they have is mind blowin!!

mikeyyyy starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/28/2008 10:57AM
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I read in the oar chat room that Ms. Twinkle was in an oar gangbang and that they will not call her back...

Muffinman1 Mon 4/28/2008 03:34PM
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GBKman, I also saw that horrible sho at 10klf. I too was violently trowing up with absolute disgust as these loosers played the main stage at a great festy. They totally suck ass!!!

z man starstarstarstar Mon 4/28/2008 04:03PM
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Nothing wrong with positive music! These guys sing about being happy and finding yourself. whether you like it or not that much is true.

cuttyfives Mon 4/28/2008 05:06PM
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i have never bought anything but beers at shows. I always came prepared. If were half as hardcore as i was( I know, i am such a badass), you would understand the need to come to shows having piece of mind and knowing you had all the pieces of illegal substances you need and then some. I used to own a 450 watt HPS that produced award winning roses too. Weekends on my tab? Never happened. Cant we all agree that ripping people off is low? Especially to get money for more drugs, veggie burritos and tour shirts? I mean, Marcsmall graduated college in 95' and still has that scumbag mentality. Sorry for lashing out, but he posts comments like that all over the place. GBK, i would never be that stupid, you missed the point completely.

cuttyfives Mon 4/28/2008 05:11PM
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marcsmall, maybe your were joking. In that case, how about some new material brah?

Marcsmall Mon 4/28/2008 05:20PM
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Oh, and unless you're raging at least 1000 watts, you don't have anything "award winning"...I like to keep it around 4000 myself

cuttyfives Mon 4/28/2008 05:27PM
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Alright, you win! cutty holds up white flag

GB3K-Poops starstarstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 07:19AM
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I think i may have misread what you said cutty, but i agree i like to come prepared!

Rollin' Rosemary! Sat 5/3/2008 03:23PM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

Yeah, i wish i was in an OAR gangbang, so i could easily tell them to thier face about how BAD and REPEATITVE they are AT ONCE! so i dont have to repeat myself.

Rollin' Rosemary! Sat 5/3/2008 03:23PM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

kinda like how they do with thier music..