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Ed Farnsworth once was a musician and played drums on nearly 40 records for the likes of Napalm Sunday, the Wipeout Gang, The Friggs (as Edna), Emma, Vibrolux, Ashtabula, the Photon Band and Bardo Pond. With Bardo Pond for 8 years, Ed toured North America and Europe numerous times, made many friends and recorded two Peel Sessions. He then went to grad school and received a MLIS, which has proven to be just about as useful in terms of employment as his BA in American Studies and Political Science. Continuing a long line of questionable decisions, Ed has spent the past few years trying to be a part of making soccer a more respected sport in the United States by hosting Footy on the Telly at the 700, organizing a free Tuesday night indoor soccer pickup game, a benefit series of soccer movies to raise money to donate new soccer equipment to his neighborhood recreation center, writing a weekly soccer newsletter as well as researching and writing a book about the history of soccer in Philadelphia. Since 2001 he has been one of the principal organizers of the twice annual Northern Liberties Music Festival, a benefit for the largest community owned park in Philadelphia. He is happy that this profile vaguely resembles the shape of the great state of Pennsylvania

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