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Missing music producer found alive! (naked, washing clothes in creek)
MSNBC ^ | 8/27/05

Posted on 08/27/2005 5:31:35 AM PDT by linkinpunk

Missing music producer found alive

Grammy-nominated Chris Julian discovered naked, washing clothes in creek

MSNBC News Services

Updated: 3:07 a.m. ET Aug. 27, 2005

LOS ANGELES - The nearly weeklong search for a Grammy-nominated producer ended Friday after a resident spotted the man sitting naked in a backyard creek, washing his jeans.

The Topanga Canyon resident found a distraught Christian Julian Irwin saying he feared he was being pursued by Nigerians who had contacted him in an Internet scam, sheriff’s Capt. Ray Peavy said.

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Authorities began looking for Irwin on Sunday after he made a panicked phone call to a friend, saying he was being pursued by people with dogs. He told his friend he was running through water and had lost his glasses and shoes in a creek.

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The most bizarre element in the case is Irwin's recent involvement in a “Nigerian” Internet scam. The swindle involves e-mailed appeals for advance money to help move large sums out of Nigeria. Victims are told they’ll get a big chunk of the fortune in exchange for their help.

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Irwin is “an independent record producer and engineer whose work has brought three Grammy Nominations, over 50 Gold and Platinum albums and an Emmy Award.” He has worked with David Bowie, Jimmy Webb, Vanessa Williams, David Crosby, Chaka Khan, Don Was, Art Garfunkel, Carly Simon, Queen Latifa, Isaac Hayes and Lisa Stansfield.

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1 posted on 08/27/2005 5:31:36 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: linkinpunk

2 posted on 08/27/2005 5:32:57 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: linkinpunk

Too much crack will do that to you!!


3 posted on 08/27/2005 5:34:56 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (60% of Saudis, 58%of Iraqis, 55%of Kuwaitis,50% of Jordanians married 1st or 2nd cousins. LOL!!!)
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To: linkinpunk

In the old days, we would call this a "bad acid trip".


4 posted on 08/27/2005 5:34:59 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: linkinpunk

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't following you.


5 posted on 08/27/2005 5:35:15 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: linkinpunk

Well, you don't want to be caught with dirty clothes when being pursued by Nigerians. Sounds like he's just fine.


6 posted on 08/27/2005 5:35:38 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Why are we "freepers"? Shouldn't we be "freereps"? Are we dyslexic?)
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To: linkinpunk
"The most bizarre element in the case is Irwin's recent involvement in a “Nigerian” Internet scam."

So we have a talented idiot.

7 posted on 08/27/2005 5:36:14 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: linkinpunk
Thsi is your brain on drugs...any questions?


8 posted on 08/27/2005 5:37:25 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Arise! Sir Loin of Beef...)
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To: linkinpunk

antelopes crouching in fields of purple tunafish
the dogs are chasing me
was it the brown tabs, or the red pills
i forget.....


9 posted on 08/27/2005 5:37:51 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God)
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To: linkinpunk

Shoot! I was going to sign up for one of those Nigerian deals so I could make big money too! But I don't want to be chased by people with dogs, so I guess I'll pass. All that money gone to waste. Maybe I'll become a music producer instead.


10 posted on 08/27/2005 5:38:44 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: linkinpunk; All

Sounds like drug trip gone really bad.


11 posted on 08/27/2005 5:38:47 AM PDT by NotADove (Don't trust the Ruskies)
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To: Luigi Vasellini

Gotta find a new drug.


12 posted on 08/27/2005 5:39:01 AM PDT by shadeaud (Liberals suffer from acute interior cornial craniorectoitis)
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To: RightOnline

He's probably just another one of those idiots who actually replied to the infamous Nigerian email.


13 posted on 08/27/2005 5:39:13 AM PDT by montomike (Gay means happy and carefree...not an abomination against nature's check valve.)
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To: linkinpunk
he feared he was being pursued by Nigerians who had contacted him in an Internet scam

Yea, once you get one of those foreign email banking letters it's probably best to go on the lam
14 posted on 08/27/2005 5:40:17 AM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: linkinpunk

Were the dogs poodles?


15 posted on 08/27/2005 5:41:14 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Luigi Vasellini
Too much crack will do that to you!!
I can understand that. I had a relative who started developing paranoia, and much later it came out she was using pot on a regular basis. It was only discovered after she had to be hospitalized, and the doctors said the pot kids are smoking now days is 6 or 7 times stronger than what was used in the seventies, and is now the leading addictive drug for hospital admissions. My relative has had many attacks of paranoia for the last year, and gradually is getting better, but it has been a long road home.
16 posted on 08/27/2005 5:41:43 AM PDT by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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To: linkinpunk

So thats how Boxer got her job.

Its time for the California Democratic party to run this guy for office.


17 posted on 08/27/2005 5:45:29 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: RightOnline
"So we have a talented idiot."

Now I understand the Hollywood Left..Drug induced visions of Marxist paradise mixed with self hate and loathing of a country that would give them such wealth..topped off by neurotic FEAR of the great mass of American citizens who are..war mongers and shop owners unable to understand the deep insight LSD and mescal give the Entertainment elite.
18 posted on 08/27/2005 5:46:11 AM PDT by ConsentofGoverned (A sucker is born every minute..what are the voters?)
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To: shadeaud
Gotta find a new drug.

Hewey Lewis and the News
I Want A New Drug

I want a new drug
One that won't make me sick
One that won't make me crash my car
Or make me feel three feet thick


I want a new drug
One that won't hurt my head
One that won't make my mouth too dry
Or make my eyes too red

One that won't make you nervous
Wondering what to do
One to help you run
when Nigerians are chasing you.

19 posted on 08/27/2005 5:47:05 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: linkinpunk
I have an idea for a "reverse" Nigerian money-moving scam. I pose as a rock promotor and I am going to do a benefit "Food-for-Africa" rock concert. All I need is some upfront money from the corrupt Nigerian government so that I can stage the concert and book some big-name has-beens like John Cougar Mellencamp, Bono/U2, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Don Henley, and the rest of the self-important washed-up performers. I'll send millions back to the Nigerians and then we'll start the process all over again. All the time, I'll be skimming millions off the top for my "promoter fees." At the standard rate, of course.

Sounds like a good plan to me! The concerts are to be staged in the usual places...London, California, New York. We'll get MTV onboard and turn this thing into a real extravaganza. Then we'll put the concerts out on DVD and we'll sell some of the prime cuts to iTunes. Not to mention a real party backstage. Catered food and all the alcoholic beverages you can think of. A good time to be had by all. And it's all for a good cause - we are doing something for Africa. Yay!

20 posted on 08/27/2005 5:49:39 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (Mid-life crisis in progress...)
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To: linkinpunk

Damn those vicious Nigerians!


21 posted on 08/27/2005 5:51:21 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: linkinpunk
Hmm...I've gotten two and one from a soon-to-be-widow of a high-ranking Air Force General...developing. :D
22 posted on 08/27/2005 5:57:14 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: TADSLOS

Bush must be lurking in the background somewhere.


23 posted on 08/27/2005 5:57:24 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: linkinpunk

That Nigerian Mafia is ruthless, just give them anything they ask for!


24 posted on 08/27/2005 5:58:21 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, ALEX KOZINSKI FOR SCOTUS)
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To: linkinpunk

Somebody call Cindy Sheehan and tell her we found her soulmate.


25 posted on 08/27/2005 6:01:06 AM PDT by neodad (I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way)
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To: SamAdams76
I have an idea for a "reverse" Nigerian money-moving scam...And it's all for a good cause - we are doing something for Africa. Yay!

..of course, that's been done already. :P

26 posted on 08/27/2005 6:02:09 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: linkinpunk

Picture yourself doing wash in a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
Nigerians with caleidoscope eyes....
27 posted on 08/27/2005 6:04:16 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Luigi Vasellini

"drugs", was my guess too. Sounds like he had too much meth/lsd binge. He's lucky he didn't wind up dead due to his own hallucinations. Druggies = Morons


28 posted on 08/27/2005 6:04:17 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Larry Lucido

Seems to the the era of "runaway brides".


29 posted on 08/27/2005 6:04:51 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Death to Islamo-Fascists ...)
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To: linkinpunk

Another fine exmple of Hollyweird intelligensia. All of us in fly over country better listen to him rather than think for ourselves.


30 posted on 08/27/2005 6:06:15 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Name calling is not a valid plan.)
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To: ConsentofGoverned

Now I understand the Hollywood Left..Drug induced visions of Marxist paradise mixed with self hate and loathing of a country that would give them such wealth..topped off by neurotic FEAR of the great mass of American citizens who are..war mongers and shop owners unable to understand the deep insight LSD and mescal give the Entertainment elite.
.........

And at the end they want to go out in a blaze of glory via inside bottle rockets set off by Johnny Depp(Dip)


31 posted on 08/27/2005 6:06:46 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: linkinpunk

Send him to Crawford!


32 posted on 08/27/2005 6:11:12 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: GarySpFc
I can understand that. I had a relative who started developing paranoia, and much later it came out she was using pot on a regular basis.

Your relative needs to find a dealer he can trust. Unless your relative's pot was laced with something (or he's smoking way more than most people do), there's no way in hell that pot will induce paranoia.

33 posted on 08/27/2005 6:14:14 AM PDT by Bob
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To: linkinpunk

Now, I never trust those Nigerians, but I just got a solid lead on some big bucks in Iraq. This is that Bush connection I was just talking about. As soon as I finish brewing up this fantastic mix of chemicals I discovered and have it for breakfast, I am going to contact Mr. Al-najjar. Don't any of you try to contact him before I do or I'll tell the Nigerian dog-men! Remember, they contacted ME due to my HONESTY and TRANSPERENCY. I'm not sure what "transperency" is but I know is it DAMN important to the Iraquis! Here is his letter for your perusal.

Dear Friend,
I am Mr. said Al-najjar, I am working in Economic Development and ForeignContract payment Operations Department, in the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI). My aim of writing you is to seek for your kindness assistance to allow
me quickly transfer the sum of US$15.million dollars, into your account.

It will interest you to know how this huge sum amount of funds came about.

About two days before the United State and British, bombing began, Saddam Hussein, ordered his youngest son, Qusay, to remove the sum of US$1.billion (£640 million) from the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) The cash which was loaded on to three lorries.

That memorable day Qusay and a senior aide to the former president Saddam Hussein delivered the instruction in person to the bank,s governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI). And the money was removed without proper official documentations. The money was not debited. It was just remove from the foreign reserve vault. This illegal withdrawer created opportunity for our staffs working in the foreign payments department. We hastingly remove from the vault the sum of US$75.million, which we shared among
ourselves working in the department, five in number. My share was US$10 million, the deal which was absolutely successfully, I am now seeking your help to allow me prepare transfer document in your Name to enable me transferred the
funds the security company holding it into your account, for futher investment.

I have agreed to offer you 25% of the funds for your assistance 5% is reserved for expenses 70% will be kept for your account for me. Note this transaction is risk free since it is assumed; Saddam Hussein was responsible for removing the funds.

I have formalized every necessary arrangement with regards to this transaction and the services of a legal firm will be employed by me to see to the legal transfer of the fund to your nominated account.

What I needed now is your HONESTY and TRANSPERENCY Please I need conviction and assurance of TRUST from you. Of course, you can see the reasons for this, is that, it involves a huge sum of money and I have not deal with you in anyway
before.

If I am convinced and with your declaration of interest in this deal, then I will tell you the procedures to follow and with other vital information, Kindly contactme through the above email.

For the security of this transaction, I do hereby implore you to treat and maintain it with the absolute confidentiality and secrecy it requires to avoid exposing our intentions, there by jeopardizing this project.
Thanks and remain blessed.

Looking forward to your urgent response.

Best Regard
Mr. said Al-najjar


34 posted on 08/27/2005 6:14:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: linkinpunk
"... tell 'em all hoo-kah, smoking colored cloth, has given you the fall ..."
35 posted on 08/27/2005 6:17:01 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: linkinpunk

A Phil Spector starter kit in the making?


36 posted on 08/27/2005 6:17:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bob
Sorry for the wrong gender reference. She shouldn't get her pot from someone she can't trust.
37 posted on 08/27/2005 6:17:18 AM PDT by Bob
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To: linkinpunk

Sounds like he is living the ultimate lifestyle that is promoted by the whacky environutto liberal fools. Communing with nature, washing his clothes in a stream, living off the land, the way we were all meant to. Ask any libonut.


38 posted on 08/27/2005 6:19:07 AM PDT by putupjob
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To: Bob

"there's no way in hell that pot will induce paranoia."

Said Bob, the friendly neighborhood drug peddler.


(moron)


39 posted on 08/27/2005 6:22:49 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: yankeedame

LOL now that was funny. I have been laughing out load on this thread.


40 posted on 08/27/2005 6:23:46 AM PDT by auntyfemenist (Show me your papers...)
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To: SunnySide
She shouldn't get her pot from someone she can't trust.

Now that she's paranoid, she can't trust anyone, so she is screwed! At least it will get her off the stuff.

41 posted on 08/27/2005 6:32:27 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Right Wing Assault

sound like superman girl friend about two years ago


42 posted on 08/27/2005 6:37:03 AM PDT by ralph rotten
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To: leadpenny
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't following you.

That is a double whammy, to be paranoid and be followed!

43 posted on 08/27/2005 6:44:53 AM PDT by msnimje
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Cocaine is a helluva drug.

rick james


44 posted on 08/27/2005 6:50:01 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: linkinpunk
Please excuse my ignorance, but what do producers do?
45 posted on 08/27/2005 6:50:58 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: leadpenny
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't following you.

I like the Donald Trump quote: "It's OK to be a little paranoid because some people do want what you have".

46 posted on 08/27/2005 6:53:26 AM PDT by Freebird Forever (AMERICA FIRST !!!)
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To: sonserae

fyi


47 posted on 08/27/2005 6:53:53 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: All

Well, everyone seems convinced it's drugs but just to put an alternative viewpoint out there, it could be schizophrenia. Schizophrenia usually strikes otherwise healthy people, usually relatively young people, without warning and it's very sad when it happens. I'd hate to be making fun of a man who's going through that.


48 posted on 08/27/2005 6:54:51 AM PDT by saquin
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To: linkinpunk

Drugs! He was hopped up on some kind of mind altering substances.


49 posted on 08/27/2005 6:54:56 AM PDT by dennisw (Muhammad was a successful Hitler. Hitler killed too many people too fast - L. Auster)
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To: beef
Producers add the "texture" to music.

"What would this sound like if an electric violin played that part? Or if this song had more of an African rhythm to it? Can the drums take on more more of a military beat?"

They add that kind of perspective.
50 posted on 08/27/2005 6:58:26 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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