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Updated SEP·30·2012

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Over a Different Washington

Saying goodbye to Seattle.

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What's New... Years are flying by like the months used to. Isn't that what our grandparents told us to expect? I've learned that people still check this space, so it warrants a little attention. That means forgetting the impossible task of ever (EVER) catching up, and just getting on with it! (Count me among those for whom the Meme Sea that is Facebook has lost its charm.) I've updated the gallery, work is hopping, friends and family are thankfully well, and good music continues to bubble out of the speakers at home and in the dark pits of the venues I continue to frequent. It's finally fall — color me blissful!

   
  Why You're Here... Hopefully for music and images, and the occasional shot of blu(e), as there's little else to be found. You might find your mug in the gallery, but only if I liked you 5+ years ago, because I am waayyyy behind. Blame Facebook, though there aren't many pics there, either!
   
What Pays the Bills (One of the Reasons
I Wake Up Each Morning)...
Creative Direction (advertising / design) in Washington, DC. I write copy, brand, draw, design and photograph all sorts of things you might see or hear — while managing pesky budgets and staying current (I've a love/hate r'ship w/ pop culture). Did my agency time for cred and went out on my own well over a decade ago... I've a six-billed hat on but it fits! Art, photog and writing are deep loves, and I'm thankful they've also paid my bills all these years. And though I still DJ for only very special people, my favorite side gig is the voice work I do for wine.
     

The Other (More Important) Reason I Wake Up... Music — everything about it and all kinds of it. As you'll learn elsewhere here, I'm partial to British rock and funk. Faves include the Beatles, Stone Temple Pilots, doves, Earth Wind & Fire, The Stone Roses, dada, Parliament, BRMC, Jerry Riopelle, The Old Ceremony, Jackson Browne, Soul Coughing, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (The Refreshments), Radiohead, Chris Cornell, The Hives, Bruce Springsteen (once upon a time), and Cake—as well as all things lounge and chill the likes of Gotan Project, St. Germain, Thievery Corporation, Joi and Lemon Jelly. See the Top 100 if you want more. I also sing, play keyboards and used to be a club DJ... read: obsessed. Rules my life, keeps me young!

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A Bit on This Space... This site started out as a six-paragraph joke in late 1996, when I felt the need to publicly question the relevance of a website for peeps (as in marshmallow chicks). Two months in it became a means of providing music leads for friends who were always asking me what new music I was listening to and would suggest they buy. Two years later it became a means of providing images for family and friends in one central spot — way ahead of today's (mostly creepy) social networks and providing concert reviews for my live-music-loving friends. It's honestly not changed much since! Save minor organizational changes, it will always look this way, regardless of my prowess on the job. Don't look here for snazzy web design; my attention's on the real world and I'm lucky if I get in here to update things more than a couple of times a year. There will also never be a blog for countless reasons. However, I'll continue to offer my two musical pennies to feed my DJ jones, and to supply silly downloads and snapshots of life. I do it all for my friends and family scattered across the globe, though I appreciate you outer-circle visitors and some of your kooky comments! (Makes the time I spend here worth it.) If the site ever looks better than this, you'll know I have way too much time on my hands and am probably looking for work.

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