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Aaron Thompson’s “Vals” Appears in CNN Drug Abuse Story

Back in September we interviewed D.C.-based singer/songwriter Aaron Thompson about his sleepy laptop jam "Vals." Thompson explained that the lyrics referred to imaginary landscape–a pastoral nowhere that he dreamed up while tinkering around with some chilly keyboard sounds. “I follow the telephone wires in the street lights and the sleeping houses,” he sings.

Perhaps the place he's describing is really Fort Lauderdale. The opening tones of "Vals" recently popped up in this CNN story about Florida's pain killer clinics, building up the mood right before the reporter springs some particularly gnarly track mark footage.

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