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  1. John Lewis

    nice article in the Smithsonian. I see you’re in touch with the London Stereo Co, have you seen their “diableries” book? pretty amazing.

    1. Clive Post author

      Glad you liked the piece! I did indeed learn of the “Diableries” book, but I haven’t seen a copy. I wish I’d been able to interview Brian May for the piece … he’s a classic Renaissance figure, a true polymath!


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