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His men called him "Old Bluelight" for the way his eyes would glow in battle. This was meant as a sort of eulogy after his death from them, to him.

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Goodbye Bluelight
Your features grim perfection
Goodbye Bluelight
The first in our affections
Always offering up prayer while determining distance
Between sweating your men to grant them holy instant life.
Goodbye Bluelight
Your sister's right, you're poison
Goodbye Bluelight
A sleep content and toilsome
A preponderance of praise having hidden the real smile
But still baring your teeth when your patience was futile
We all watched as you reached out for divine translation
Witness to one holy warrior, one final invasion

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from The Deep Enders, released October 3, 2014
MJ: wurlitzer, vocals, percussion
Carol Gray: vocals
Zach Nichols: Trumpet

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Matt Jones Ypsilanti, Michigan

Well. The bio keeps changing, really. What is permanent is this: MJ was raised by a combination of circus music and doo-wop, with a healthy dose of ragtime thrown in. His music has been known to suffer from colitis. The Reconstruction is his own assemblage, and sometimes, disassemblage. The core: Colette Alexander: cello, and Misty Lyn: vox. ... more

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