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recent bookmarks:

sites i've bookmarked recently and a brain map based on all my bookmarks:

1- In Silicon Valley, Designers Emerge As Rock Stars - Business Insider
2- Woody Says Ear Training, Memorization and Visualiztion for Guitar and Piano
3- McSweeney's Internet Tendency: It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers.
4- Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson on Where Ideas Come From | Magazine
5- dfw
6- Kickstarter
7- Greplin
8- Holiday Matinee – A Blog For Creative Inspiration » The Beatles juice boxes
9- Boids Pseudocode
10- Smiths On Guitar

recent reading:

1- Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
2- The Berlin Wall by Frederick Taylor
3- Winesburg Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
4- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
5- A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
6- East of Eden by John Steinbeck
7- Sex At Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
8- The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
9- The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

netflix queue:

today i was learning about how to create rss feeds. i don't know why anyone would want to see a list of the top five items in my netflix queue, but there it is:

001- Pippi in the South Seas
002- Howl's Moving Castle
003- The Sweet Hereafter
004- Primal Fear
005- Presumed Innocent


We made a video for our new song and it's awesome. "Van Gogh's Ear" by Digital Crafts Night:

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this is a little old, but i'm just now getting around to uploading it here. i made an ep of electronic music. here's the description i wrote for it on

Commuter Breaks is Owen’s first foray into sample-based electronic music. He had no idea what he was doing. Normally he plays guitar and talks about himself in the first person. For this EP, he decided to try something new—somewhat under the influence of Panda Bear/Animal Collective—and made these songs using the iPhone app Beatmaker. The whole thing was written and programmed in 2009 while either on a shuttle on the way to work or holding a baby.

you can download the whole album at once as a zip file or get the individual tracks below.

1. rebirth of salamander
2. outer spaces
3. aluminum tunnel
4. dolphin clicks
5. nico's dream

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i finished a new recording of an old song about romance called "i hate people like us." mr. h.p. mendoza contributed the lovely harmony vocals, drum and bass programming, and some of the keyboards. inspiration by the zombies and billy j. kramer & the dakotas.

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at last i finished recording my album "lorem ipsum," which i've been working on for over a year. almost all of the songs have been uploaded to this site as they were finished, but even if you already have copies, please download 'em again because i've made some tweaks and added the track numbers and lyrics so that everything will show up nicely in itunes. you can download the whole thing at once as a zip file (57.8 MB) or download 'em one track at a time below.

1. medication
2. stamps & matchbooks
3. closing credits
4. supermodel
5. weightless
6. lorem ipsum
7. saved to memory
8. black cocaine
9. x = tundra
10. song for logan

with that out of the way, it's time to focus on getting ready for some babies to arrive! i probably won't have much time to work on music for the next 6-12 months, but i hope to get back to it as soon as possible, and maybe find some other music people to collaborate with next time.

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bethany and i have set up a new "family" blog for sharing baby photos, travel stories, and such. yikes, now i have two blogs to be behind on updating. luckily bethany has already written a bunch of good stuff for the new blog.

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