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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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A day in Pasadena

Aviva and I dropped off Basil at our dog sitter and drove to Pasadena. We ate lunch at Mi Piance; don’t bother, the space is uninteresting and the food wasn’t worth the cost (the service was pleasant and good at least). We then went to a travel bookstore, Distant Lands Travel Bookstore. We made reservations […]

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Detroit mayor charged with assaulting officer

As an additional footnote to my previous post on Kwame Kilpatrick (“Hello dad, I’m in jail,” the title of which comes from a song by Was, Not Was, who were from Detroit), now he’s also facing charges of assaulting an officer of the court that was serving a subpoena. This would be funny from the […]

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Hello dad, I’m in jail

So first it was Marion Barry doing drugs and getting arrested while mayor of Washington, D. C. Now, the mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, has had is bond revoked for traveling outside of Michigan without getting prior consent from the court, violating his bond arrangement; he is spending at least one night in jail, and […]

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Buy tickets here, out of service

On Sunday I took my son to the Van Nuys FlyAway, a bus service that runs between Van Nuys and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). While we waited, we noticed the ticket machine outside the ticket desk – here’s what peeked our interest… Note the messsage – “Buy tickets here, out of service.” Translate

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I read the news today, oh boy

I read the NY Times with sadness today. First, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has died. I remember reading his books in high school, most notably The First Circle, but also Cancer Ward and of course “A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.” I even selected one of his books, the first book in the Gulag trilogy, […]

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Sawtelle and Little Tokyo

So today Nathan and I ventured to the Sawtelle area, which once was a Japanese area and still has a number of Japanese stores within a three or so block area. On the way there we stopped at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, which is located in the back of Lazer Blazer, a DVD […]

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Hollywood and West Hollywood

Today Nathan and I went shopping at a few cool stores in Hollywood and West Hollywood. First though, we stopped at Kit Kraft, where we bought a few neat miniature kits. Then, we drove through the hills on Laurel Canyon to West Hollywood. We stopped first at Amoeba Records, which is a huge warehouse/store for […]

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Venice Beach and Santa Monica

Nathan arrived last night, and today I figured we’d do a touristy, California kind of thing – the Venice Beach boardwalk. And it was pretty fun. The sun was bright and the weather was good, and the people were out in force. At one point we were stopped by nurses trying to sell us medical […]

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Earthquake!

We had our inaugural earthquake today; it was centered under Chino Hills and measured 5.4. You can read about the quake on the USGS web site. I was talking with my boss on the phone when the quake started. I noticed the vertical blinds swaying, and the floor started to move. I told my boss […]

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Yet another hobby shop (this time nearby)

At lunch I went to Scale Model Stuff; this is a little hobby shop that carries a bunch of neat stuff, especially tools and Italian wood kits. I bought some modeling putty for my Rat Fink kit, some sand paper, and a wood Roman Catapult model kit (I’m lusting after the Tamiya motorized tramway car). […]