Monday, January 25, 2021

Bruce Purkey

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I am a veteran of the Northwest 80's hardcore punk scene. I graduated with a degree in creative writing from Western Washington University and a degree in Filmmaking from The Evergreen State College. I co-hosted The Two Headed Podcast and voraciously consume film and music. Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rustomire

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