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    This is a small excerpt from a very long article on some folks who are soldiering in Iraq, with the 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment in BALAD, Iraq. Its a song that a couple of them wrote during one of their 'off duty' periods:

    For A U.S. Platoon In Iraq, Merciless Missions

    Days Are Spent Pursuing Enemy, Fending Off Death By Steve Fainaru, Washington Post Foreign Service


    Lyrics of Loneliness

    As the grueling month wore on, Baker, the platoon sergeant and an accomplished trumpet player, recorded his latest song about Iraq with Anthony Blocker, 27, of Marietta, Ga., another platoon sergeant in Charlie Company.

    The two men used a music software program and microphone, mixing the songs on a laptop computer in a tiny wooden studio that Blocker built in his room. Baker wrote songs about the three drowned soldiers, the platoon's desolate base, the isolation of being away from family. "If it feels like I'm gonna cry a little bit, then I know it's good," he said.

    Baker called this latest song, "August." Its haunting melody was set against lyrics that spoke of loneliness and resilience during endless separation:

    A year long

    A year gone

    Is so damn long

    Baby, hold on

    It won't be long

    Till I come home

    There's been ups

    There's been downs

    We stay strong

    Hold on

    It won't be long

    Till I come home


    Some of the guys hi-lited in the article are from LA, and FL.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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    this is another group or rappers who made there entire cd in a homemade studio in iraq and actualy its not a bad cd if you like that kind of music.I have the CD and like it.



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    As the psychologists will tell, music soothes even the savage beast.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

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