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Learning from the Best

25, Jun 2019

June offered a couple of unique opportunities to dive into some deep learning with some amazing folks. First up, Imogen Heap came to town. It’s been 10 years or so since I’ve seen her perform – she played in Austin a couple of times at La Zona Rosa (RIP to that venue), and then spent […]


12, Jun 2019

Some things have to stew for a long time and then they come to fruition at an almost blindingly fast speed. I love Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newest (and youngest) member of the House of Representatives, from the 14th district of New York. She’s a breath of fresh air in a stale Congress, and against […]

I was on a plane this weekend. I love flying, partially because it is a miracle of modern science and I never get tired of cloud shadows out the window, and partially because it is one of the few spaces where I feel inspired (because of said miracles of science and the view) and also […]

I have been sitting with the knowledge of a long term dream of mine come true for a few weeks now. It’s a bit of a weird, specific type of dream, in a niche part of the already niche-d out world we all inhabit. The music business is full of little corners of opportunity, those […]

Sometimes you go see a good friend and awesome songwriter in the town that is the birthplace of the Texas Revolution. Yep!

“Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.” I mean…Stockholm did not keep us captive or anything but I GET IT because the minute we set foot in Old Town, […]

SXSW 2015 Day 2

15, Mar 2015

Day 2 was another good one with some good variety in my panel choices that happened to be purely by accident. First up was “Netflix Shares a Decade of A/B Test Learning,” which of course was super popular and full. Todd Yellin, VP of Product Innovation at Netflix, took us through the many innovations at […]

Fort Worth Bound

1, Dec 2014

I LOVE ELIZABETH WILLS AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT. I mean, everyone should know it and love her too. We’re sharing a show in Fort Worth this weekend and I can’t wait. I’ll even practice. I MEAN WATCH THIS:

Round Up of Rad Stuff

15, Jun 2014

I took this in Ganado, TX.These days, our lives are one big stream of links and memes to look at, and while I have many cool things I want to share with friends, sometimes social media is (oddly) not the place to do it. Engagement, click-throughs, algorithms, post counts…things that make links on Facebook either […]

Us, a long time ago. Guys, I just gotta gush. Emily Shirley is my friend, sometimes musical co-conspirator, and for all 3 of my EPs she’s been the graphic designer. She really knocked it out of the park on Throats Are Quarries, though. The disc alone makes me wanna dance at a rave in Paris […]