The next three minutes.

Posted on 11 Nov 2013

About a month or so after my first open mic I had another three minutes ready to go. They weren't as polished, I was a bit inebriated and surely more nervous—stammering around more than I would have liked—but the results are similar. Set #1 had a lull in the middle that I avoided this time. Some have suggested I disclose my sexuality in order to do the "Seduction of Tom Brady" right. I rather like the freedom to be ambiguous about it and let ...

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Starting XI music

Posted on 1 Nov 2013

The Sounders pre-game player announcement music is a touch on the '90s metal side of things, so I thought I'd produce something a bit more menacing-sexy.

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Simple Table

Posted on 30 Oct 2013

The soccer tables here in the States come in many forms. True to many aspects of soccer coverage and media, there is a hybrid of American and international formats. Some list Wins - Losses - Draws, others Wins - Draws - Losses, some don't list Games Played; the most important category, Points, may or may not be listed at all. I tend to prefer the international approach to most things, and the history of MLS informs us that nearly all attempts to ...

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The first 3 minutes are the hardest.

Posted on 29 Oct 2013

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Rhetorical Formats

Posted on 6 Sep 2013

I went to a birthday last November and my friend said he didn't want gifts. Instead he asked for us to help him live out a dream of performing a few songs, singer-songwriter-concert-style; we would be his audience. It was a gift for him, it was a gift for us. There was Pearl Jam, there was a medley into "Same Love", which marked the beginning of my love for The Heist. It was a sweet evening. Afterward, I asked him what was next and he said ...

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Doing favors for God.

Posted on 30 Jan 2013

This last year my music/art group attempted a change of posture and purpose: Instead of hosting events at whimsical intervals and mostly for our own sake, we felt it time to create something that would serve our community--to host regular, sacred meditative spaces for people to rest, receive. It would require more work but the result would be worth the effort. Attendance is usually a good indicator of demand (duh), and such a metric has deemed ...

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As if I needed two more reasons to have civic pride.

Posted on 8 Nov 2012

This and this.

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Being on this list is bothersome.

Posted on 7 Nov 2012

Burma Liberia USA *Countries that have not adopted the International System of Units (metric) as their official system of weights and measures.

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Being first on this list (by half a trillion borrowed dollars) is bothersome.

Posted on 7 Nov 2012

USA (711) China (143) Russia (72) United Kingdom (63) France (63) Japan (59) Saudi Arabia (48) India (47) Germany (47) Brazil (35) Italy (35) South Korea (31) Australia (27) Canada (25) Turkey (18) *Military defense spending. Not including horses and bayonets, naturally.

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Fireproof vs. Avatar

Posted on 2 Oct 2012

I'm supposed to love my enemy. Very well, let me take inventory. My immediate ancestors weren't grossly wronged by anyone (to the contrary actually), I've never given much worry to Arab terrorists, the Chinese economy, immigrants, Nancy Grace, Nickleback, Tim Tebow, that guy in Florida who threatens to burn holy books. Homophobia is an enemy of sorts. Monsanto is quite evil, but they can't hate all farmers that takes too much effort and they ...

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