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I actually have a real website...
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...with a blog! Check it out! I've actually postponed my music writing to put this thing together, and now that I can start writing music again this will be the place to hear it! I'm also going to try and sell (gasp!) some CDs (remember those?), maybe some t-shirts... we'll see. it's all a big work in progress. If nothing else, I'll post pictures of headphones and kimchee recipes and complain about mass transit in Seattle. You love it!


the desire to hunt and kill a whale upsets some people...
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So the “Song A Week” thing was partly a success; I now know my ability to write music during what was one of my most chaotic years. I failed at producing one song per week though, topping out at 42 complete songs and around 15 incomplete foundations that should eventually become songs. Between transitioning through 3 jobs, traveling for almost a month to the other side of the world and juggling all the other hobbies and activities that I like, I’d say it was close enough.

Now, onto a new year.

I recently got a new job in the company I was contracted for (The Cobalt Group) as a “Web Content Specialist” It is a lot of fun so far, and I get to work 6-2:30, which rocks. I never really thought I’d work in the tech industry – without a degree in anything it just didn’t seem like an option. I get tons of benefits and perks, which are unnecessary but welcome, as I already like my job.

New Year’s Eve party at Chris and Carrie’s was a lot of fun. I ate mysterious dips and drank a Cosmopolitan and a White Russian. There were more people this year, it seemed, and it didn’t end up turning into a DS party (even though we were all armed and ready).

I got presents for Christmas… good ones. I think my “highlight” gift would be the MASH boxed set, Martinis and Medicine. I also got a ton of Tom Waits CDs, a handmade pillow from my best friend Leah, The Big Lebowski, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, robot stuff…. Tons of crap. It was fun.

My major goal this year would be paying off our debt, which shouldn’t take long. Coupled with that, I’ve chosen three things which will be my focus for the year: Learning Japanese, Cooking Japanese Food and Writing Music.

Speaking of writing music, I've been dabbling in what will probably end up being my primary piece of audio software: Reason 3.0. This program is amazing, not only functionally, but aesthetically, and the stuff I've heard so far impresses me more then any other music software I've played with. We shall see.

I want to talk about my new website, a tangentbot dot com makeover, our next trip to Japan, the food I've been making and the new restaurants I've found, but it will have to wait.

New DS
Moot
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Since I got a DSLite recently, it usurped my previous friend codes... so to all who apply, here you go!

Animal Crossing Wild World
Friend Code: 2448-9929-7059
Name: Tangent
Town: Natto

MarioKart
Friend Code: 515459876732

sine break
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Here's number 40! The 40th song I've written all year! YAY! Well, it's called Sine Break, and its full of good stuff... so check it out!
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cobe
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Check out the new song I just posted on my site called cobe. More to follow!

love, tangentbot
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japan looks like clouds
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For those of you who love me and missed all my little songs while I was in Japan, have I got a treat for YOU! Song of the Week Number 38! Hot off the presses! Enjoy!

Japan!
Moot
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I need to write something like 5 songs.... but I'm in Japan, so it'll be awhile for that to happen.

If you want to read my japan blog and see all the cool pictures I've taken, got to japanbot!

Bye!

pengy toots
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Last week's song this week! Hopefully, this week's song this week too... Anyway, check it out. It's my 37th song this year, and it's called pengy toots, and it's all beepity and boopity and drum and bassy and all that yummy stuff. Go download it already.

-tangentbot

beetle triumphant
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this one is called beetle triumphant and it has all those drums and that bass that you kids love so much. I made sukiyaki tonight and it was YUMMY! And, it's pronounced "skee-yaki", so now you'll stop making a fool out of yourself at your neighborhood Japanese restaurant.

...and don't rub your Gorram chopsticks together, you moran, that's like calling the sushi chef a cheap bastard! And don't use so much shoyu and wasabi... ok, I'm done.

i wanted to talk some...
Moot
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I'm going to rant a little bit. I KNOW 43Folders is a great site, there's lots of good info to be had there, lifehacks, productivity, blah blah... Merlin Mann is so Mac-centric. I'm a Gentoo linux user first, and I have a windows box to write music on, and I've always considered Macs a "rich kid toy". They are shiny, easy to use, and they cost much more than a standard PC. Sure, they (guessing?)probably do a marginally better job at graphics rendering, and they use them in video editing, but come on. Macs, like iPods, are primarily college kid jewelry. (Hardcore Mac power-users probably despise that image too...)

He (Mr. Mann) also seems to think (according to a recent post) that his readership is entirely Mac and (misguided) Windows users. If he focused more on productivity and a bit less on how k-rad f'ing badass Macs are, I may, as a LINUX user, be tempted to stick around and read on... but as of now, it grows weary...

Secondly, I finally found myself in the possession of Reason 3.0, and talk about badass! I don't even know what to say, this program is so awesome... my little O2 M-Audio MIDI controller is getting a workout from it too...

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