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A Roundabout Way of Saying Happy Birthday

It's Steve Howe's birthday today. Lead guitarist for British prog-rock group band Yes, Howe helped define their distinctive sound. His guitar is instrumental (no pun intended) in making Roundabout from the group's 1973 release "Fragile" the hit it was... (btw, I think they must have sold one helleva bunch of shampoo to rock groups in the early 70s!)

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They hadn't been on the shelves very long but in that short time they'd developed a considerably close friendship.

The chatted all day when the store was busy and at night when the store was closed. They talked about everything. The talked about what raw products they came from. The talked about their manufacturing processes. And they talked about the long routes in semi-trailers that brought them to this store.

Oddly enough the one thing they never made clear to one another was just what product each of them was.

One day when Brenda was commenting on their friendship she told Bob she was grateful for their amity. "Are you Tea?" said Bob, pekoe-ing her way. "I thought I was Tea". You're coffee!"

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