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R. V. Kerr

Robert Vance "Mush" Kerr was a college football player. After college, he was a prominent educator. Kerr was a prominent guard for the Tennessee Volunteers of the University of Tennessee from 1911 to 1914. Kerr was selected All-Southern, anchored the line with captain Farmer Kelly on the SIAA champion 1914 team, the first championship of any kind for the Tennessee program. Winning all nine of their games, the 1914 squad was only the second undefeated team in Tennessee history; the 1914 Vols were retroactively awarded a national championship by 1st-N-Goal, though this remains unrecognized. One account of the Sewanee game reads "Mush Kerr played a wonderful game in the line as did Capt. Kelly; the work of the Tennessee line was the feature of the contest, Sewanee early discovered that it was useless to rely on line plunges to gain ground." After completing his formal education, Kerr was coach and teacher of Mathematics and science at Amory, Mississippi. He resigned that position to join the teaching staff at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute at Cooksville.

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Constantinople Records

Constantinople Records is an upstart record label created by Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins. Little is known about the label and no official website or company exists; the US Patent Office's website listed the label as being trademarked by Corgan. When word of the label was made public, a domain name was registered but no website appeared. After one year the URL had expired; the label was created to only release the album by The Smashing Pumpkins: "Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music" and the EPs that were associated with it, because Corgan's relationship with Virgin Records had deteriorated. Virgin had refused to release Machina and Machina II as a double album, when Machina sold poorly, refused to release the sequel. Since the band was breaking up at the time, Corgan decided to release Machina II for free download on the internet. Only twenty-five vinyl copies were pressed, were shipped via FedEx to several prominent fans in the online community, with instructions to redistribute it on the Internet free of charge.

Five releases have come out on Constantinople Records: CR-01: The first EP in Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music CR-02: The second EP in Machina II CR-03: The third EP in Machina II CR-04: The double LP in Machina II CR-05: Live at Cabaret Metro 10-5-88It was rumored that this label would support all future releases for work done by Billy Corgan. However, starting in 2003 he began publishing work under the label "Martha's Music," with distribution by Reprise Records. E! Online News- Smashing Pumpkins' Swan Songs, September 12, 2000 List of record labels