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One of my favorites of my songs and, I think, one of the Fashion Jungle's best ― too bad few people ever heard it. We knew a woman whose charismatic lover, prominent in Portland’s Old Port scene, was rumored to be a coke dealer, woman beater, Satan in the flesh, etc. This is their story as I imagined it. I wrote the lyric over gimlets in the lobby of the Eastland Hotel on a snowy afternoon while waiting for my girlfriend, Gretchen Schaefer, to get out of class.

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from Old Remasters: Fashion Jungle ’88 & ’91, released May 30, 2021
Audio extracted from a videotape made in early 1988 by Gretchen Schaefer in Steve and Jeri Chapman's basement. Steve, bass; Doug Hubley, guitar and vocal; Ken Reynolds, drums. "Don't Sell the Condo" copyright © 2010 by Douglas L. Hubley. All rights reserved.

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Doug Hubley Portland, Maine

Doug Hubley is a musician and writer in Maine.

He has covered arts and lifestyle for publications in Maine and Massachusetts.

Doug began learning guitar in 1966, and hopes to finish the job one day. He has played with such bands as the Fashion Jungle, the Cowlix, the Boarders and Howling Turbines.

Today he is one-half of Day for Night, an acoustic country band also starring Gretchen Schaefer.
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