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October 20, 2006

James's Thumb Deemed "Fit to be Printed" by U.S. Immigration.

Because James is a proud citizen of the United Kingdom, Ashmont has to arrange for a work visa for him when he comes to the U.S. to tour. Obtaining a visa for him or anyone is either a big headache (we do the paperwork and filing) or a dull headache and very expensive (a private [...]

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October 14, 2006

Zero Refills animation movie clip

After watching most of the “The Films of Charles and Ray Eames” box set, I decided to take a crack at doing some real animation. In the spirit of DIM (did-it-myself), I made the set out of diaper genie box. (For those of you not familiar with the diaper genie, it’s an ingenious containment device [...]

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October 13, 2006

Wireless, Texas (redux)

Here’s a little movie I made of the guys groping for wireless in Texas. This was in the parking lot of a club that got raided by the Feds while we were doing our soundcheck. Classy. I think the guys look like those statues on Easter Island, or a bunch of baby terns waiting for [...]

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October 5, 2006

leaf peepers

It’s fall in New England, which is pretty much the best thing ever. The air is crisp and seemingly clean, even in Dorchester. I was out this morning with Charlie on our usual outing for him to send and receive pee-mail, and noticed that the trees look like they’re thinking about starting to turn. You [...]

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October 4, 2006

Thanks for pre-ordering.

On the whole, I’d say it went very successfully. Just so people realize, Joyce and I ran (run) the whole show ourselves (with some order-filling/mailing help from Westicle and a friend of Joyce’s who I don’t know.) Anyway, I’m not making any excuses (because this is the business we’ve chosen), but getting all of the [...]

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October 3, 2006

Quote of the Day (QOTD)

“I must say that Ashmont Records’ quotient of bands that rock to bands that suck is infinity (1/0). That’s pretty good.” – some guy named Jason, who I love. As Joe said in response, “Any time someone can squeeze some math references into their opinions, well, hell, I’m all for that.” Of course I, being [...]

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