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To analyze the curbside recycling and general refuse of a household, neighborhood, city, or country, especially with a long-term view, for intellectual gratification, for social pleasure, and for cultural perspective.

Achewood is a cool webcomic where many of the characters have their own blogs. This blog, by the character Emeril, explains a new intellectual pursuit called trashspotting. He's developed a manifesto to explain it and lay down some trashspotting guidelines. I've decided to start a DFW chapter.


Laptop Deathmatch - April 2006

Laptop Deathmatch is upon us again, folks. If you're in Dallas on Sunday night, you have no excuse not to be at the DoubleWide, experiencing the future of local music(!?)

I'm trying something new this time. I'm going to build loops with midi instead of launching premade audio. It's going to be tricky, but I think it will be more fun since I'll be using the Trigger Finger:


The Black Hat - working title

I'm doing a track with Soyogen from Houston for the em411.com mixit song creation game. Everyone uploads samples, we make a track, post and review tracks, etc.

Soyo and I are sending .ALS files back and forth through gmail. Since we're using the same samples as source audio, we don't need to send big files. It's a nice way of working.

Here's my latest mix. This is after my third time of having the ALS and remixing, adding, subtracting and tweaking parts. The amount of DSP is a little much, but i having a lot of fun with it all.


Amazing Powell Quotes

Now Powell tells us
Robert Scheer, Creators Syndicate
From SFGate.com

I queried Powell at a reception following a talk he gave in Los Angeles on Monday. Pointing out that the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate showed that his State Department had gotten it right on the nonexistent Iraq nuclear threat, I asked why did the president ignore that wisdom in his stated case for the invasion?

"The CIA was pushing the aluminum tube argument heavily and Cheney went with that instead of what our guys wrote," Powell said. And the Niger reference in Bush's State of the Union speech? "That was a big mistake," he said. "It should never have been in the speech. I didn't need Wilson to tell me that there wasn't a Niger connection. He didn't tell us anything we didn't already know. I never believed it."

When I pressed further as to why the president played up the Iraq nuclear threat, Powell said it wasn't the president: "That was all Cheney." A convenient response for a Bush family loyalist, perhaps, but it begs the question of how the president came to be a captive of his vice president's fantasies.


Interview in the Morning

It's here! I have my shot at the internship tomorrow. For the first time in my life, I'm going to an interview without an ounce of anxiety. I can tell that I've come a long way in the last four years.

This feels right. The timing of the offer is too perfect. I don't believe in predestiny, but a force that presents opportunities to the right people.


I did a remix

Check out my remix of Evan Morris's song Insects Feeding at the site for his netlabel: lostscience.org. Click on releases and find the one called "VA Remixes to the Sky". Be sure to grab his other releases on there too... all free downloads! Welcome to the future.

I'm personally in love with LogicFray's track.



I’m hoping to get a callback on a resume I submitted to a new Dallas film studio. The company sounds exactly like what I’ve been wanting to be involved with for the past few years.

Their setup looks awesome. If you click the link to their studio layout, you can see they have a dedicated Final Cut Pro room, a sound room, several large filming studios… so much going on that I’d love to be involved in.

The best part is they’re right here in town. Not L.A. or New York! I could work for them while I finish my degree. Eventually I would prove myself worthy in some part of their operation as I have in every other profession opportunity I’ve had.

They’re even on the same street as the studio my girlfriend works on! That’s a great bonus.

I sent my resume last week and sent a follow-up email this week. I hate to pester them, but I also want to prove that I’m committed to this offer and that I’m serious. I think I’ll call the number on their website and follow-up that way today.