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Since posting an item yesterday on the very-much-still-alive Willy Turner—-aka Black Cat Bill—-I’ve received a lot of questions about what to do with tapes and boomboxes. (Turner, who’s living in a nursing home in Deanwood, told me he’d be grateful for a boombox and some tunes.) Local writer and activist Andy Bowen says he’s organizing a music drive, and you can contact him at andymbowen@gmail.com to participate. Bowen is keeping track of potential gifts, basically to make sure Turner doesn’t get 30 well-intentioned copies of James Brown‘s 20 All-Time Greatest Hits at once. If you’ve got a killer mixtape or an old cassette you’d like to share, Bowen will be collecting CDs and tapes to bring to Deanwood in shifts. Bowen is also looking for volunteers to help bring items to the center.