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  1. Haven’t been on watmm in a minute. Good update.
  2. Some techno from the late '90s by Mark Broom and Dave Hill.
  3. I grew up in that area. Shit is crazy. I have friends evacuating. Tuesday night my good friend drove the 101 between Ventucky and Carpinteria right before the flames jumped the highway and hit that strip along the beach with the expensive homes. Stay safe peeps. Glad I moved to Oregon though this place goes up like a tinderbox every summer anyway.
  4. In my experience most open carry types aren't armed to protect themselves from the police. On the contrary, they're more likely to have those blue line stickers on their cars in support of the police. They're more likely to place blame on those shot by the police by saying they didn't follow police directions, etc. Similarly, at least where I live, small town sheriffs support the right to open carry. Granted, as Youtube demonstrates, there are plenty of instances of open carrying with the objective being confrontation with the police. The point seems more to simply express the right to carry, with the foundation being an over zealous sense of libertarianism and white privilege. I don't think there's anything functional about carrying them in public aside from identifying oneself with a political movement. In that sense they're more of a narcissistic 'douche totem.'
  5. I'm envious of you guys. I need to relocate eventually. It wasn't always like this around here.
  6. I see hand guns on people's' sides all the time. Rifles/assault weapons not as often. Places I've seen people with sidearms over the years: grocery stores, corner markets, the bank, 5-year-old's birthday party at a public park, Ross clothing stores, local burger joint, swap meet, Wal Mart, Subway restaurant, post office, randomly walking down the street. 99% of the time the guy carrying looks like the last person on earth you'd want to play hero in some kind of situation. Having grown up somewhere less insane than where I live now, it's still seems bizarre to me, rightfully. Sometimes I take a picture of theses guys to send to friends who can hardly believe it. This really is a strange country.
  7. Like it says, do you live in an open carry state? Do you regularly see people walking around with handguns or assault rifles? I do. What are your experiences?
  8. I'm still waiting for my Secret Santa gift from 2007.
  9. In real life all those people are staring at their phones.
  10. I started noticing this phenomena right around the same time I started listening to IDM music, so it's up there for me. Watching white blood cells move through the capillaries in front of your retina is certainly IDM. This phenomenon is not to be confused with its close cousin - the vitreous floater - which is still IDM in its own right.
  11. Blue Field Entoptic Phenomenon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_field_entoptic_phenomenon
  12. Years back I had some releases on labels I like, which was nice. This included some vinyl and a full length CD, promotion and and mostly good reviews on Resident Advisor and some other places. I also did some live shows (which I didn't really enjoy to be honest). Realistically I don't expect to achieve anything else like that again, due to getting older, life's responsibilities, changes in the music industry, and my lack of desire to self-promote my music. I continue to make music for fun, but it feels a bit empty just posting it on Soundcloud. Down the road I'd like to master some tracks and maybe put them on Bandcamp or something.
  13. Good to hear. Pancreatic cancer is no easy fight.
  14. Hey guys - anyone try one yet?
  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJuu_4SR8-Y
  16. Yeah what's up with the price? I wish Korg had made something like this instead. I'm sure it'd be less expensive.
  17. Heck frickin' yes! Can't wait to finally sync all my random gear together and make some noise!
  18. I support the US team but still enjoyed this thoroughly. I'm a Portland fan ya see.
  19. I let someone try it out one night in 1992. The guy was really drunk and fell. He got really belligerent, and I took off rather than searching for it. It was down a hill on a dark street, and I wasn't about to get my ass kicked that night.
  20. I still skate, and I'm turning 40 this summer. I came up skating around 1986. I loved the culture but sucked at skating. I'd fall hard trying to skate ditches, couldn't skate a ramp to save my life, and couldn't even ollie. Bad coordination and no balance unfortunately. But around 1991 I found a G&S wood/fiberglass mini cruiser board from the '70s at a thrift store. It didn't even have a tail and had big soft Road Rider wheels. I loved bombing hills and carving with it, more in the tradition of sidewalk surfing. Tricks never appealed to me, but I loved the acceleration. I used that board to get around town until I tragically lost it. I found a similar one a couple years later, which I still ride 20 years later. Nowadays when the weather gets good I usually cruise around the neighborhood or just up and down my driveway, sometimes setting up cones for slalom. I fell hard a couple days ago, and my knee, hip, ribs, elbow, hands and shoulder got pretty messed up. I'm sore and bruised, but I still went out again today though. My son just turned 9 and rides now. i got him a '70s style board since he was always riding mine. I might have to wear head-to-toe protective gear or something to keep up with him as we get older. I don't have any plans to stop though.
  21. Thanks. I can't stress enough how important it is for someone to get help before it gets to that point. I'll stop here before I start to depress you guys!
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