Politics

Terrorist attacks in London

Posted on July 07, 2005

I’m curious to see if this will bolster support for the war or if the protests against will increase throughout the UK.

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Music

Misfit Toys

Posted on July 06, 2005

Last night I downloaded some new VST plugins and I came across an amazing little synth that almost perfectly replicated the classic 8bit sound of the old school Nintendo. Not SNES, the original.
It’ll be interesting to see if I can incorporate some of these sounds subtly into the new songs I’m working on and do in a manner that comes off as more inventive than cheesey.

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Throttle Theatrical Premiere

Music, Personal

Throttle Theatrical Premiere

Posted on June 18, 2005

The theatrical premiere of the film Throttle (formerly titled E5) will run for three days at the Starz Film Center in Denver starting Friday, June 24th.

It features the Deviant song Keep Away.

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Personal, Religion and Philosophy

End of Innocence

Posted on June 17, 2005

It’s funny how much time changes things.
When we are born we are perfect, beautiful, unblemished; created this way by nature and our parents. Little by little that perfection is chipped at, eroded away. Scars, tattoos, piercings, drugs, alcohol…little by little they all take their toll on our bodies till we our sagged and puffy flesh barely resembles the child that once was. A vibrant new blossom is so colorful and beautiful when first clipped from it’s stem but quickly it withers, fades, then shrivels into nothingness.
Should I be saddened by this fragility that is our shared predicament, that eventually all that is beautiful must fade?
Certainly there is some appreciation to be found in the complexity of scar. Each little scar here and there is a record of a moment in time. Skinning the knee while you dad teaches you to ride a bike. Cutting your lip on your braces that you so abhorred. Bumping your head on that date where you met your true love. Yes, these scars have their own beauty. Perhaps it’s all just a little bit of payment here and there for the wisdom you eventually accumulate.

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News

Throttle Theatrical Premiere

Posted on June 16, 2005

The theatrical premiere of the film Throttle (formerly titled E5) will run for three days at the Starz Film Center in Denver starting Friday, June 24th.

It features the Deviant song Keep Away.

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Music

Never Fall

Posted on June 03, 2005

Hey everyone,
A demo version of the song “Never Fall” by the Suicide Kings is up on their myspace profile, check it out.
I’ve been working with them in the studio producing their 1st album. More and different material to come soon, I forsee good things happening for them in the future.

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Personal

Cars Crashing

Posted on June 02, 2005

Love. It’s a car crash.
Two cars smashing each other.
Sometimes you see it coming, sometimes you don’t.
It’s easy to avoid the crash if you see it coming.
It’s unpredictable, it’s painful.
Try not to burn each other up.
Try not to get blood everywhere.
Your car won’t be the same afterward.
But you can always become a better driver.

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Music, Personal

Welcome back

Posted on May 26, 2005

Last night was the first time Deviant has run through it’s entire set list since…….January 2004. It was amazing, it all came back rather quickly. We also rehearsed a bit of the new material, I’m feeling pretty good about it. Things just feel right, it’s good to be back.

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Personal, Religion and Philosophy

Freedom

Posted on May 24, 2005

This soft flesh, it’s here today but like all things it will eventually wither and decay. Even the most radiant flower, once it blooms it will never be as pretty again as it was then.
So many little things preoccupy our daily lives…how will the bills get paid…will I get a terrible illness…will my true love ever come along. What will these things mean 100 years from now? Nothing.
Many people do not take the time to realize that they create their own misery, your life is controlled by your actions. You can choose to let shitty situations interfere in your happiness or you can choose to face it, to deal with it, and move on. Stop making excuses, stop letting stress control you.
Only when we have lost everything can we truly be free.

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Music

Deviant rehearsal, take one.

Posted on May 18, 2005

While we’ve been working independently on new material for the next album, Deviant had our first “unofficial” rehearsal last night. Unofficial because London wasn’t there. The first “official” one is next week, where we’ll brush off some classic material and work on new songs.
It was interesting, I’ve never been one for “jamming” per se but I had a good time and we got some ideas demoed. I’ll take what we came up with and flesh out the ideas some more with some drums and synths.
It was a bit of a different experience for me, in the past I’ve always come up with the music first and then we just started practicing them at rehearsals once they were fully fleshed out and recorded. That was the case with the 2002-2003 Deviant material and the Divine Reich album I recorded last year.
For Absenta the majority of the music was recorded before Daisho had joined the band. It was just London and I hanging out together at my old apartment on Capital Hill, drinking absinthe, and coming up with ideas. This time he’s getting involved more creatively and we’re coming up with things together. Since we live at the same place it’s easy for me to work up a drum beat and then shoot it over the file server for him to playback up in his room and work on ideas for basslines, progressions, etc.
All in all, I think the creative floodgates have finally opened on all fronts.

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