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June 22, 2020 @ 9:41 AM

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8 Years Later: No More Than You Can Handle

(Note: If you have not yet read the "backstory" to this post,
2012 Revisited, you might want to)

Today is Sunday, June 21st, 2020. On the eve of publicly releasing our virus-induced "in isolation" video of
"No More Than You Can Handle", I'm compelled to reflect on the meaning of the song in relation to the past 8 years of this "long and winding road" journey for both Orleans as a band and for me, personally. Read on, if you care to. I'll try to keep it concise.

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In 2010, Larry and I were at the helm. ...
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June 21, 2020 @ 7:05 PM

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One Month Later …

It’s Friday night, August 24th, 2012. I’m alone in my Ramada Inn hotel room in Rapid City, SD.

Tomorrow, a newly reconfigured Orleans will play “Kool Deadwood Nites” in nearby Deadwood; a very cool old Gold Rush town, I am told. The town’s name seems eerily appropriate.

It was one month ago today that everything changed around here. It started as a day like any other day, but it was not to end that way.

In final preparation for what was to be a weekend of big events — the taping of a 1-hour Sirius XM radio show, an appearance on national TV (Fox & Friends Summer Concert ...
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