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GOOD GC'D! AUDTO ANTUATRONICS. POP STAR PERPETUTTY AND THE TRUTH BEHIND THE i'AIIEg BROWNFRAIIE-UP! While the legitimate media probes the sociopathic origins of the James Brown conviction, a more insidious plot lies behind the confinement of The Godfather of Soul. Thatts right, the political-crirninal curtain which surrounds the Brown arrest, trial and conviction is a cover-up for a remarkable technological transformation. While James Brown rLmains in confinement, his every move is being studied, recorded and digitized to create a Stepford James Brown capable of an immortal Dance of the Goodfoot. Whatever happens to the physical James Brown is no longer of importance to the international entertainment conglomerates because, Iike Elvis in his Fatass period, the aging Brown is getting in the way of his own merchandising. Rather than terminate Mr. Hotpants wittr a drug-induced blowout, the architects of Eternal Marketing have ernployed a more subtle final solution. - the technorogical welcome to Pop star Perpetuity prastici the Cont,inued

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