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Day 1 ----------- 9:02 a.m. - Kirk arrives at Jack's house and is happy to find that he has recovered from the malaria he was suffering from the previous two days.   930 a.m. - We pick up Justin and quickly hit the road. Music Choice: Big Business - Here Come The Waterworks   10:13 a.m. - We stop for coffee at a drive-thru Starbucks. Justin says "fuck starbucks" and we promptly drive him to a drive-thru Dutch Bros. We talk about the tattoo artist who has the dick tattoo market locked down. Not tattooing on a dick...but tattooing dicks...

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benefit, eterna, friends, group, pedal, shimmer, tca, together -

 Straight photos in this edition of Straight Jive.  Hot from the TCA Eterna build party.  Dig it:

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cancer, charity, eterna, friends, pedal, reverb, shimmer, special, TCA -

I gotta start this edition of Straight Jive with a thick, veiny THANK YOU to everyone involved in the TCA Eterna Project.  Friends are an amazing byproduct of human existence, and this project would have remained a kind notion if it weren't for the incredible concept of friendship and the subsequent friends that are the result of the concept.  You know who you are.  And now, lots of other people will know who you are also. If you were one of the generous folks to contributed to the project and wound up with a neat little pedal, I wanna give...

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benefit, brown, cancer, charity, eterna, friends, help, hot dogs, justin, pedal, reverb, special, true, unicorn -

This is amazing! The response to the Special Edition Testicular Cancer Awareness Eterna was incredible and we sold out of pedals in just over 25 hours! I'd like to make a personal thank you to every supporter of the cause.  As a result of your support, good vibes and donations, we will be able to put a significant dent into Justin's medical bills. Many people opted to pitch in significantly over the $100 base price and everyone's generosity will be felt for a lifetime. I am beside myself and truly a proud friend and business owner.  To think just three...

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benefit, brown, cancer, charity, etera, friends, help, hot dogs, justin, pedal, special, truth -

In July 2012, I received some troubling news from a close friend of mine:  My friend, Justin Brown, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Justin and I have been friends for five years.  During that time we have played numerous shows together, jammed late into the night together, built pedals at Jack Deville Electronics together, and developed and nurtured quite a friendship.  As Justin explained the situation, all I could think about was how I could help my friend get through a really tough time in life, as he has done for me and how friends do for one another, time and...

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