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My 5th album, Something’s Missing, is available everywhere!

My 5th full release, Something’s Missing, is now available on most streaming and purchase services. This has taken a little over a yea...

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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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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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Florence and our return to Rome

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Today we had no plans – our train leaves at at around 5PM so we can walk around as we want for a few hours. We decided to go to the Palazzo Vechio, the old palace of the Medici and the seat of the city government. But, on the way, we bought yet another ceramic […]

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We got out a little late and went to the Museo del Bigallo across from the Duomo. This was originally an orphanage; women could leave babies outside – if they came back within a week, they could take their baby back, otherwise it was put up for adoption. Then we walked past the Duomo and […]

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Today we started walking towards the Orgnissanti. We stopped at a print shop from which Aviva bought a print of grotesques the last time she was in Florence – unfortunately, no small ones so we passed. We went into the Orgnissanti, which has works by Ghirlandaio and Botticelli, who is also buried there along with […]

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We were going to go to Pistoia today, but we decided we’d moved around enough. And, we didn’t sleep well last night – getting to bed (for us) late due to the noise outside didn’t help. We’re changing rooms today to move to the rear of the hotel – not a nice view but much […]

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After breakfast, we started walking towards the Museo Horne, an art museum near Santa Croce. The museum has a number of interesting works, including a Giotto. We then had lunch at Trattoria Il Bargello, Borgo dei Greci 37/r; it wasn’t anything to write home about. Then we shopped a bit – Aviva bought more angels […]

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We slept well – it wasn’t so noisy last night (it is during the day) so we’re keeping the room. We ate, cleaned up and got out of the room. We started walking towards a couple of jewelry stores Aviva likes; she’s been here enough that she doesn’t need a map to find a few […]

Orvieto and arrival in Florence

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Orvieto and arrival in Florence

Since we leave Roma today, its time to reflect a litte. Aviva said at one point that Rome is beautiful but messy, which captures well the feeling of the place. At one point on Capitoline hill (it was 11:30A), all the bells in Roma seemed to be chiming at once, making a wonderful racket. Its […]

Rome – Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto

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Rome – Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto

I slept through the entire night without getting up – quite a feat anymore. We grabbed breakfast and a shower and headed out – this is our last day in Roma and we’re heading to Trastevere and the old Jewish Ghetto. We took a cab over to Villa Farnesina. The frescoes are amazing. We stopped […]

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Title: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Author: Anthony Bourdain Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Updated edition (January 9, 2007) ISBN-10: 0060899220 ISBN-13: 978-0060899226 Aviva and I got turned on to Anthony Bourdain from his Travel Channel television show, “No Reservations.” He’s irreverent and willing to try almost anything. This book is very […]

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Its Mothers Day in Rome; more importantly, its Aviva’s birthday (her second birthday celebrated overseas I might add). Aviva almost slept through the alarm clock. We’re waiting a bit to have breakfast because, well, things just don’t run on time in Italy generally. So we went down and ate – one of the proprietors came […]