.........................................................................November 16, 2005
Guagua to Go Into Studio, Emerge Later With Recording
Burlington -- Geoff Kim, esteemed leader of the Burlington-based band Guagua, has informed the group that they will be performing "a dozen or so" tunes in a small room in downtown Burlington on Saturday, according to well-placed sources.
Neither the sources nor any other member of the band has learned exactly where the aforementioned "small room" is, but it is known to contain numerous microphones that will be strategically placed to record Saturday's event.
Our sources confirm that Raph Groten, composer of several of the more legendary Guagua originals, will return from an undisclosed location somewhere in Rhode Island to attend the session.
Our sources revealed that Guagua plans to digitally encode the recording of Saturday's event onto futuristic-looking plastic disks, which band members refer to cryptically as "see these" in an attempt to keep their plan hidden from the public.
Despite Guagua's secrecy, several large electronics manufacturers, notably Sony and Apple Computer, have begun distributing sophisticated devices based on laser technology to Burlington area retail establishments in anticipation of the expected release of the Guagua "see these."
The devices, which can be obtained by uttering the code phrase "see thee players" within earshot of an electronics store employee, will reportedly be able to convert the digitally encoded Guagua "see these" back into recorded music. The devices are similar in appearance to the infamous "phoney graphs" which fraudulently claimed to be able to reproduce recorded sound by dragging a needle across a revolving vinyl disc, but often produced only a series of annoying 'cracks' and 'pops' and proved impractical for use in automobiles. The new devices are substantially smaller and more portable.
Band members declined repeated requests to comment for this report, citing the sensitivity of microphones. The Guagua "see these" are expected to be available to the public in early 2006.
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