A Christmas Gift Idea for Any Musician

A Christmas Gift Idea for Any Musician

I’m normally not one for hawking dry goods around Christmastime, even my own, but after working on The Lives of Dexter Peterson for over a year and sitting in the studio for months, I’ve discovered a tool that has made my life a thousand times easier: The Tablet. If you’re looking to spoil a musician
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XKCD’s Take on Christmas Music

XKCD’s Take on Christmas Music

It’s funny. It’s true. It’s also a pretty potent statement about damn near everything that’s right and wrong with this country. I would’ve just chuckled and left this on my morning feed, but the mouseover punchline (printed as the caption for those of us on tablets) transformed this piece from funny comic to political food
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A Deep Breath

A Deep Breath

Entry by Chris Reid. This entry needs artwork! My name is Dexter Jared Peterson. I am 26 years old and I live in New York City. In the last seven years I have lived as 11,577 different people. I had the sensation of falling again, but this time in the dark. I tried to flail
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Twice Burned

Twice Burned

Entry by Nathan Bedrick. This entry needs artwork! My joints locked. My eyes itched. My hair bristled. For the first time, she was within reach, and I was me. The first sight I saw was Alex. I grabbed the fabric tape railing to my side and tightened my throat muscles. My hand hurt. I was
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On Character Design

This is a guest post by my talented artist friend Genesis Whitmore. I powwow with artists sometime and during one discussion the subject of people’s characters came up. I’m altering the specifics just in case someone is afraid I’m singling them out, but basically it came down to someone loudly insisting their character was unique
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Adding WordPress Excerpts to Google+ Posts

Adding WordPress Excerpts to Google+ Posts

Here’s a little bit of web geekery for you that I once posted about Facebook, but it applies just as well to the new Google+ Pages and Profiles. I want to share links on Google+, but every time I do that I get the same link info no matter what blog post I’m linking to.
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I Am The 99% (Hippie)

I Am The 99% (Hippie)

Click to view full-sized image. Feel free to share this image, unaltered except for re-sizing, anywhere you see fit. Please support efforts to create a fairer economic system. I don’t want a bailout or a handout, I want you to have an extra $10 in your pocket to spend on music. OccupyWallSt.org OccupyTogether.org

How I Almost Died Last Weekend

How I Almost Died Last Weekend

And then, from out of nowhere, the snow came.  We hadn’t even cleaned up from the party yet when the flakes began collecting on the leaves.  Snow this early always makes the best snowmen- mushy heavy, and packable.  If the trees were bare we might’ve spent the evening outside throwing it at each other.  Or
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Down Periscope

Down Periscope

It’s time for me to disappear. I’m so steenking close to finishing my next album, The Lives of Dexter Peterson, that I might go insane if it ain’t done soon. Rather than risk a padded apartment, I’m locking myself into the studio with a pile of fish and central coffee piped in. I won’t be
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Share Me.

Share Me.

General Ebel here, fresh off the plane from Fishcon 2011. I was recently interviewed by the Freelance 4 Real show and we talked about what it takes to survive as a small business- any small business -but particularly the über-competitive world of independent music. Co-hosts Justin Kownacki and Michael Sorg asked me about the delicate
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