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Electronic Musician, Drummer, Sound Designer and Technologist

Apple recently announced Apple Music, yet another streaming music service, which costs $10 a month and will give you “All the music in the world”. Well, not ALL  of it, since Taylor Swift called them out on their bullshit. What bullshit, you ask? Turns out, Apple was planning on not paying artists with their music [...]

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At today’s Apple Developer conference, Apple released a new computer that looks like a trashcan, has a bunch of ports on it, and apparently is the “future” of pro computing. Those that are Pros — meaning people who use their computer for more than just playing Angry Birds, are going to be offput by this, [...]

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I have a lot of clients who call me and say, “I should have bought a mac, I’d be able to make better music if I did”. I do my best to tell these folks; it’s ok; you don’t have to buy a mac to make great music. Conversely, I have a lot of folks [...]

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Hi Everyone, brian botkiller here. I’m taking a hiatus from Vertigo Venus.  Ok, don’t freak out.  I”m doing enough of that for the both of us. For years now, Vertigo Venus has been my all-encompassing passion, I have devoted as much time to it as I possibly can, and I’ve seen good success at it. [...]

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Hi all, I’m glad to say that I am now endorsed by AHEAD drumsticks! I will be joining an artist roster which includes Lars Ulrich, Tommy Lee, and one of my favorite drummers, David Silveria of KoRn! I highly recommend AHEAD sticks to drummers of all types, so check out their offerings here: http://www.aheaddrumsticks.com   [...]

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Categories: freedom, rants, thoughts | 2 Comments

If you’re not aware of what SOPA and PIPA are, I offer you some reading material below. This is not a piece to deeply educate you on the matters; what I can say here has been said many times over on the net. What it is is a plea to you, dear reader, to consider [...]

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I’m not going to go into a history of Steve Jobs, or go on listing his many accomplishments. You can read all that on a billion websites out there, who will explain it better than me. I will, however, say that his passing saddens me, as we watch the world of technology grow and change [...]

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Categories: freedom, rants, thoughts | 2 Comments

You wanna know why freedom of the Internet matters?  You know all those folks on Wall Street right now who aren’t getting media coverage? They’re making what’s going on known by using Social Media.  If we give corporations and the government full control over the Internet, we are in the same pool of hot water [...]

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“I don’t have to tell you things are bad, everybody knows things are bad. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth. Banks are going bust. Shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the streets and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do and there’s no end to it! [...]

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So, I just saw a really good point brought up by a user known as “Poco Yo” on Google +, with respect to being banned by Google+ for using a “fake” name. If someone uses Google checkout, then they must verify their identity using a credit card – Checkout does not use Paypal, last I checked, [...]

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