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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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My 47th birthday!

Yes, I’m a yankee doodle dandy, born on the 4th of July. Had a quiet day yesterday, mostly finishing up and posting my travelogue for our Spanish trip. Then, we went out to dinner at a very nice Mexican restaurant, Salpicon. The food was really good and it was really loud and busy for a […]

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King of the Vagabonds : The Baroque Cycle #2 (The Baroque Cycle)

Title: King of the Vagabonds : The Baroque Cycle #2 (The Baroque Cycle) Author: Neal Stephenson Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: HarperTorch (February 28, 2006) ISBN: 0060833173 I read this book in Barcelona and on the flight home to Chicago. I enjoyed this book but I’m trying to figure out how it connects with […]

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Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1)

Title: Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1) Author: Neal Stephenson Paperback: 960 pages ISBN: 0060593083 Read this book in Madrid and Seville. I like Neal Stephenson and this series seems aimed to please. Its set in the early 1700’s, with action moving between London and Boston for the most part. There’s lots of character development […]

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A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

Title: A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines Author: Anthony Bourdain Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (November 5, 2002) ISBN: 0060012781 Read this book on the way to and while in Madrid, Spain. I really liked this one – I bought it for the trip because we’d been watching Bourdain’s TV […]

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The flight home

We got up this morning on the 30th, ate, cleaned up and checked out of our room. As we had a couple of hours we walked back to Casa Mila and went to their store – we needed a few more tchatchkes for our friends and families. We got a cab and didn’t have any […]

Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia

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Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia

We got a bit of a late start but that was planned – this is our last full day in Spain and we plan to see the Sagrada Familia, and the English language tour is at 11A. So, we took a cab, bought tickets, had to ask two different people where to get the tour, […]

Barcelona

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Barcelona

We woke up early, learned that France beat Spain in the World Cup quarters from BBC World, ate, showered and got a cab to Placa de Sant Jaume in the Barri Gotic area. We started with a little shopping at a couple of ceramics shops and then walked to the Sinagoga Medieval de Barcelona, the […]

Barcelona

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Barcelona

The usual morning stuff, then it was off in a cab for National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC). Its a large museum on a hill overlooking Barcelona. Its on the same hill as the Olympic venues. The collection is unique in that it has a whole wing dedicated to Romanesque art (art of the early […]

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Barcelona

We woke up early and got cleaned up, ate breakfast, checked out of the hotel and caught a cab to the airport. On the highway about 10 minutes from the airport, a car in front of us stopped to keep from hitting some road debris (looked like part of a truck bumper), and our cab […]

Seville

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Seville

We got up, ate, cleaned up and checked out – this hotel was very nice. We walked by Iglesia San Marcos (it wasn’t open). We walked over to Convento Santa Paula. We walked back to the hotel to use the washroom and then walked on to San Lorenzo y Jesus del Gran Poder (on the […]