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Lead mandolin, Irish banjo, tin whistle

Greg started life as a subject of numerous psychological experiments, leading to his later interest in the movie "The Manchurian Candidate" and his work in Seoul, South Korea - posing as a mild-mannered instructor of English while in reality burrowing deep inside the social and governmental structures of South Korea - all with an eye to profiting the glorious People's Democratic Republic of Korea, famed for mini-subs and famines.

While so engaged he chanced upon a glittering, glowing mandolin in the threadbare window of a pawnbrokership. Stepping into the musty, dim shop, he scryed a tall figure seated in the gloom to the rear of the shop. It proved to be Mr. Blake Carter, who, upon entering the same dusty antiquarium from another entrance, mistook Mr. Brotherton for a dangerous blackguard and immediately wrestled the doughty Brotherton to the ground in anticipation of a hearty beating tenderly administered by the ineffable guardians of the Korean peace, the shielded and armored riot cop.

Thus commenced one of western popular music's most fruitful partnerships, yeilding a string of hits streching back in time to the unforgettable anthem of 1926, "Oxford Bags Baby", and forward to the upcoming number-one hit of 2015, "(Who Thought That I Would Find Love Here) Above the DMZ Not Me". In addition to his unquestioned pop-idol status in South Korea, Mr. Brotherton was recently awarded the Order of the Burning Star for his stern efforts to bring the millenarian truths of the glorious People's Democratic Republic of Korea to the impoverished and oppressive capitalist world.

On his passing at the age of eighty-two in the mid-twenty-first century, he will be mourned world-wide and will be survived by one-hundred-forty-two grandchildren, forty children, and several mitosic clones.

Greg Brotherton

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