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My 4th album, Virgin, is out!

My 4th full release album, Virgin, is out and available on all the major streaming and downloading services. You can get links to the most c...

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My new album Robot Sex is available everywhere!

It’s finally done – Robot Sex is out there and ready for you to listen to on your favorite services.   You can grab the album direc...

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“Spring Rolls” is available on CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify!

My new album Spring Rolls is available now on CD Baby at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alephnaughtandthenullset4 You can find it on iTunes at: h...

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My album Parallel Lines is now available on CD Baby and iTunes!

My latest album is out, “Parallel Lines.” My music is influenced by various genres. I recorded this album at home. You can find ...

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Download “Countably Infinite and Completely Empty” now!

Finally had time to finish my new album, “Countably Infinite and Completely Empty.” You can download a zip of the MP3 files and ...

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How @purplehayz tweets

Introduction This post was started because I get asked regularly if I ever sleep. I do, typically from 10P Pacific time til about 4:30A each...

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We bought a house

We finally bought a house in SoCal – its not as close to Los Angeles as we wanted (its in Woodland Hills), but its big and its ours; 5...

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ComicCon 2009, Thursday: Pictures

My son Nathan and I attended the Thursday opening of ComicCon 2009; we had a great time, we walked the whole exhibit hall floor. I got a cou...

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A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone

Just a bunch of pictures I took with my Blackberry over the last month or so; no one category deserved a separate post, so here’s a ga...

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Make your very own IC earring

My geekiest fashion accessory is my IC earring; I’ve made several because friends have asked (sometimes demanded!) them.  I’v...

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My 50th birthday celebration

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My 50th birthday celebration

We decided to go out for dinner for my birthday on Friday July 3 because most of the good places are closed on the 4th.  We drove down to west Hollywood to check out the latest version of my glasses – they’re still too big but much closer, hopefully we’ll be ready to order them […]

Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara

Since my company decided to give everyone an extra day off, I suggested a day trip – Aviva agreed and we decided to go to Santa Barbara. We dropped Basil off at his sitter’s and then drove out to Santa Barbara.  When we got there it was bright, sunny and in the 70s, a nice […]

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24 Declassified: Head Shot

Title: 24 Declassified: Head Shot Author: David Jacobs Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Harper; Mti edition (April 28, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 006177152X ISBN-13: 978-0061771521 I try to read the 24 novels when they come out – call it a dirty pleasure, but I grew up reading pulp novels from people like Earl Stanley […]

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Sawtelle, Glasses, and a Woody Allen movie, “Whatever Works”

Aviva went to a lecture on acrylic techniques at an art supply store in Culver City; while she was there I went to my favorite news stand at Robertson and Pico, then to Sawtelle, which is the second and smaller Japanese area. I bought a few toys. Card with picture of Buddha figure I purchased […]

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Et tu, Brute

This is a poem I wrote a very long time ago: Thin shadows engulf the man, They would wound the land. As metal and human merge into sculpture The birds fly south to dawn. As one the glints light the shadows And Juno cries a bloody tear. The light scatters into a funeral pyre, Eulogies […]

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A quick, incomplete guide to social networking tools for business

Social networking is hot.  Businesses see value in improving how team members work together: “Internal social networking platforms more valuable to organizations” .  There are a number of possible approaches; the best choice depends on what problems you want to address first, the size of the business, and the availability of internal Information Technology staff […]

Dinner at Genghis Cohen in Hollywood

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Dinner at Genghis Cohen in Hollywood

We went shopping most of the day, including ordering a new frame for me to check out from Retrospecs, which is our favorite optician now. We walked over to the Pacific Design Center, which is closed on the weekend, and then to the MOCA gallery. We couldn’t decide where to go for dinner when we […]

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Dinner at Villa Piacere

We had dinner at Villa Piacere, a restaurant on Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills.  The service and food were quite good; we parked in their spare lot across the street which is daytime parking for a bank – the bank locked the gates on the lot but the restaurant sent people over to unlock them […]

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Marks and Meaning (M+M) 0.5

•    Title: Marks and Meaning 0.5 •    Author: Dave Grey and friends •    Paperback: 382 pages •    Size: 6″ x 9″ This book is available as a PDF file because its not done.  This book may never be done.  The book contains a mix of typeset material, hand-written and drawn material, and open areas to […]

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Séraphine

We saw the movie Séraphine today.  The movie is about Séraphine de Senlis, a famous French “modern primitive” painter; you can read more about her here.  The film is dark, mirroring her internal landscape; there is very little dialog, again mirroring her psychological state.  She works as a cleaning woman and paints because God and […]