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Electronic Musician, Drummer, Sound Designer and Technologist
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So I’m starting to wonder; is there any large corporation who is not a giant sack of shit in the long run?  Because it seems to me that, despite whatever polish a company puts onto their business plan, as soon as the money starts flowing in, everything goes to shit. Google, a company that for [...]

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Dear Google, Let me explain the #nymwars in a way you’ll understand. If you continue your draconian real name policy, you WILL lose money. Plain and simple. If you really, really think that you’re going to create a growing social network in which everyone has their real name emblazoned on their Google profile, you might [...]

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I just posted this to my.nameis.me. My name is brian botkiller.  I am a musician and multimedia professional.  I have been active on the internet for over fifteen years, and in all that time, I have done so under a pseudonym. I believe that a pseudonym is essential to one’s life on the internet.  I [...]

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For those of you that don’t know, the Internet as a whole has been under attack for a long time by entities that believe that your usage of the Internet should be regulated to what websites you can visit, how often, and what you can download. Well, the FCC is doing all it can, now, [...]

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I recently sent this letter to a music blog that was sharing a .zip file of all of our (Vertigo Venus’) music. I had to have the link removed from Megaupload – I have the lives of five people to think about in this band, and I can’t in good conscience allow every single song we’ve [...]

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What a fucking sick show. The turnout was great (especially for a tuesday night in ABQ), with over 70 diehards coming out to make it happen. Slick Idiot killed it, despite the band being a little beat up thanks to health issues and such. A real pleasure to meet En Esch in person finally, I [...]

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I’ve been using social networking hard for over eight years to promote my shows.  I had a myspace profile before myspace was myspace, and had it turned into a music profile the second I could do so. Social networking has always been a part of promoting my music. I make heavy usage of Twitter, Facebook, [...]

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In keeping with this year’s tradition, I snagged 2nd best of burque Electronic Act.  My sometimes partner in crime, Justin George, got 2nd best DJ.  My industrial band, DIVERJE, took 2nd best Rock Act.  Vertigo Venus got best everything the Alibi wouldn’t print. Read it here

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It’s been an interesting past few days or so for Vertigo Venus. Vertigo Venus worked very hard in 2008.  We played tons of shows, made new music, opened for big bands, and did a two month run as The Angry Inch in at the Vortex Theatre for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”.  We were rewarded [...]

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I’ve always been a strong proponent of the arrival of full healthcare in the US to all of its citizens, but I’ve also honestly resigned to the belief that it wouldn’t ever happen here, at least, not in my lifetime.  The state of the US, with the fact that Corporations and private entities own so [...]

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