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David Sylvian: Blemish

Nick Southall, Stylus, 1 September 2003

DURING THE RECORDING of What's Going On Marvin Gaye would apparently lock himself alone in a room for an hour or more each day to masturbate furiously so that his mind would be free of sexual energy when he was singing. I'm noticing more and more grey hairs on my head each day. Today (August 10th) is the hottest day ever in Britain.

Total word count of piece: 470

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