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A Peek at The Quickening

August 21st, 2006

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Here, you can see MynDissent rocking our minds out from the back of a U-Haul truck. The video came from my little still digital cam (shot at about 7.5 feet above pavement level, on one of our tallbikes).

More video, later at:

Bus v. Hydrant (2006)

July 3rd, 2006

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A relatively typical Summer evening in Jamaica Plain.

Booger v. Laser (2006)

June 30th, 2006

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On the Internet by popular demand, it’s Booger!This is my proverbial YouTube “dog on skateboard” video. Only it’s not a dog, it’s a retarded cat (congenital neurological disease). She is the property of my roommates, Sarah and Seth.

Featuring: Shite Techno Music!

Six Eggs x Two Yolks = Twelve Yolks!

June 23rd, 2006

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The Lovely Sarah Kasten cracked open six double yolked eggs in a row! We bought the eggs at our local co-op; they were Grade A Jumbo from Lally Farms in Hanover, Massachusetts.

Understanding Your Target Market

May 24th, 2006

For a long time I’ve said that I would pay for mp3s, if a service came along with:

  • A variety of artists I’m interested in
  • Non-DRMed tracks (i.e. will play anywhere, unlike Apple’s iTunes store)
  • Reasonable prices (Warp Records has an mp3 store, where each track is $1.35!)
emusic seems to meet all my criteria, so I suppose it’s time I pay the piper…

After beginning registration, I decided to go to bed and finish up the next day. What do I find in my inbox, this morning, but unsolicited mail bugging me to sign up for a free trial.

Take a close look at the only page I filled out; there is no notice that they are going to send me shit. What is a company, who caters independent music to web savvy young people, thinking when they send unsolicited mail to potential users?

I’m going to call them up tomorrow and see if they have anything to say for themselves. If I get a positive response, I will give them $10/month for access.

Stay tuned for results…