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December 14th, 2008

10:05 pm
I'm totally copying DavidCollapse )

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October 15th, 2008

07:24 pm - Leave This Town
Leave This Town • 53:41 minutes • 68.6 mb
1. The Broken West • Auctioneer
2. Maritime • Young Alumni
3. We Are Scientists • After Hours
4. Matt Costa • Behind the Moon
5. South • Motiveless Crime
6. Annuals • Bleary-Eyed
7. The Clientele • Jamaican Rum Rhumba
8. White Williams • Going Down
9. Mystery Jets • Veiled In Grey
10. The Appleseed Cast • Peregrine
11. Minus The Bear • Memphis & 53rd
12. Man Man • El Azteca
13. Psapp • Curuncula
14. Van She • Talkin'
15. The Pica Beats • Hope, Was Not A Smith Family Tradition

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September 16th, 2008

07:28 pm
Just got back from my Chicago trip last night. It was good times despite the rain. We went out for karaoke which, as always, was ridiculous. On a random note, I totally saw the Chocolate Rain guy at the airport in Phoenix.

This next week is going to be super busy. I have just a couple (MAYBE a few) days to start and complete a shirt design for hellogoodbye. I also need to finish up a logo for Caleb's summer camp. And to top it all off, my mom asked if I could make a flyer for this group she's starting. I said yes and then asked when she needed it by and she said within two days!! Yeesh.

So I won't be having a life for a few days, but at least there's a show on Friday and then I'll be going out with Eva on Saturday! Huzzah!

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September 9th, 2008

09:09 pm - On Our Way Mix
I made a mix for the upcoming trip to Chicago (9/11 - 9/15). Good times ahead!

On Our Way • 54:21 minutes • 77.3 mb
1. French Kicks • Over The World
2. Lykke Li • Breaking It Up
3. The Little Ones • Face The Facts
4. Van She • Changes
5. White Williams • Route to Palm
6. Shugo Tokumaru • Parachute
7. Crystal Castles • Lovers Who Uncover (Crystal Castles vs The Little Ones)
8. Does It Offend You, Yeah? • Being Bad Feels Pretty Good
9. Beck • Gamma Ray (Pocket Mix)
10. Santogold • Say Aha
11. Shout Out Louds • You Are Dreaming
12. Mystery Jets • Young Love
13. New Young Pony Club • The Get Go
14. Klaxons • It's Not Over Yet

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September 8th, 2008

09:57 pm - Lucky Magazine
One of my shirt designs is in this month's issue of Lucky magazine. Fun!

Commonthreadz in Lucky

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September 2nd, 2008

09:04 pm - Drawing Black Lines Mix
I've been posting music mixes on the Threadless blogs for a while now and decided that maybe I'd post them here too so you guys can see what I've been into lately. I also don't really blog enough on here so it will help fill out some posts as well. Let me know if you download/like!

Drawing Black Lines • 1:04:17 minutes • 91.0 mb
1. Discuss • One Thing in Its Right Place
2. Apparat • Komponent (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix)
3. Cloud Cult • Take Your Medicine
4. Sigur Rós • Starlfur
5. Idaho • The Days of Petrol
6. ediT • Screening Phone Calls
7. Air France • June Evenings
8. Loch Lomond • Carl Sagan
9. Seabear • Good Morning Scarecrow
10. Broken Social Scene • Bandwitch
11. Minus The Bear • Hey! Is That a Ninja Up There?
12. Emilie Simon • Vu D'Ici
13. Cocorosie • Sunshine
14. The Notwist • Gravity
15. Antony and the Johnsons • Bird Gurhl
16. Animal Collective • Winters Love

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September 1st, 2008

04:40 pm - Superfood Pills = Super don't
I read some articles on superfood pills that are supposed to help you lose weight and get better looking skin. I figured I'd give it a go because it didn't seem too expensive, they are all natural and it seemed like it was a healthy choice (it's a bunch of vitamin enhanced foods dried into a powder – how could that be bad for you, right?).

Wrong. Despite the fact that I couldn't find any articles on people who had side effects from the particular supplement I planned on taking (Leptodrene), I started to slowly get some weird reactions from it – which at first, I never even linked to it. I started taking them maybe three weeks ago and at first I felt slightly dizzy, but figured that was due to not having a huge breakfast. The dizziness sort of went away, but then I got some other weird side effects like insomnia, nausea, being really aware of my heart beats at random times (or being aware of the the moments where my heart wasn't beating), and it was sort of feeling like all my emotions were being amplified a bit. None of these things were that bad though which is why it never occurred to me 'til today. The past couple of days I've been feeling super depressed. I haven't felt this bad since my Dad died... that's how bad it's been. I finally came to the realization that the depression was probably due to the stupid superfood pills (since that's been the only change in my diet) so I did more research on diet pills in general, saw that I've been getting pretty much most of the bad side effects that those pills have, and now I feel like a dumb @$$.

It's sort of embarrassing, but I thought I'd share my experience with you all so no one else is tricked into thinking that the superfood diet pill supplements are actually good for you. I'm going to stop taking them and see how I'm feeling in a week.

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July 16th, 2008

06:58 pm - Samples!!!
Today I had not one but TWO packages waiting for me at my front door. I got my samples from DMB and shirt.woot. It was like Christmas!

DMB Shirt

More samplesCollapse )

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July 10th, 2008

08:07 pm - DMB
I did a couple of designs for Dave Matthews Band a bit ago, and got a free ticket (and bought two tickets for my sisters) to go see them play at one of the summer tour shows. Today I found out that we get to sit in the band's guest seating area AND we have access to the hospitality lounge! I'm pretty amped to go (hello, free food), and my sisters are super excited. My oldest sister started crying when I told her about it because she's such a big DMB fan. Ha!

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July 8th, 2008

08:03 pm - How cool is this??

Christian Finnegan wearing my shirt... at the Hannibal Rising premier?

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June 8th, 2008

03:35 pm - Swimming Machine
Lately, the nerdz have been taking over the community pool. One nerd at a time will sit by the pool with a laptop and a swimming machine. If anybody knows what it is, please tell me.

Swimming Machine

(I had to sneak in that shot from upstairs so he couldn't see me)

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June 7th, 2008

03:18 pm
Went to a house show last night with Robby and Mark. It was surprisingly not bad and I got to see some old friends that I haven't seen in forever. Later on, Robby and I went over to Native, and were totally under-dressed. It was a pretty fun night, but my legs are sore from all of the walking.

Still waiting for my tires to come in for the new car. Can't wait to get them... I really want to drive my car!

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June 2nd, 2008

07:42 pm - Spindle & Blur (mix)
Here's a mix I made. Let me know if you download it/like it!

Spingle & Blur • 1:02:06 hours • 82.3 mb
1. MGMT • Time To Pretend
2. The Helio Sequence • Hallelujah
3. Styrofoam • Lil' White Boy (feat. Josh Rouse)
4. Daft Punk • Something About Us
5. Sia • Breathe Me (Mylo Remix)
6. Tokyo Police Club • Tessellate (Remixed by Field Music)
7. Hot Chip • Over And Over (Maurice Fulton Remix)
8. The Notwist • Neon Golden (Console Remix)
9. Yppah • In Two, the Weakly
10. Matthew Dear • Don & Sherri (Hot Chip Remix)
11. M.I.A. • Paper Planes (Remix For The Children by ADROCK)
12. Enon • Murder Sounds (Inst. Mix)
13. Depeche Mode • Useless
14. Does It Offend You, Yeah? • Epic Last Song

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June 1st, 2008

06:57 pm
So I got my new (used) car yesterday. I really like it, but on my way home one of the back tires blew out on the 101! I was able to exit in Orcutt and then a police man pulled up next to me and helped me out. I kinda figured the car needed new tires and this is confirmation that they need to be replaced a.s.a.p.

One of my friends found some pictures of the MTV Style Lounge and there are some shots of actors holding up our shirts from CommonThreadz! Awesome.

Here's a miniature shot of the girl from That 70's Show holding up my shirt!

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May 28th, 2008

09:42 pm - Get Mugged

I'm going to start selling some mugs. nikolina from Threadless bought one and gave me some really great pics (including the one above!). I'm also going to use them as thank you gifts and Christmas presents, haha.

Also, I recently discovered Free The Robots and I'm hooked. Check out their crazy awesome video!

Their entire EP is amazing. I already sent fan mail asking when more stuff is coming out... end of summer, folks!

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May 26th, 2008

11:32 pm - I got a new car!
Today I put a down payment on a used 2002 Honda Civic EX (5-speed). I told the dealer that I would be back on Saturday to give him another check and to get my hatchback cleaned out for the trade in. I can't wait! The car's pretty awesome. I'll finally have a/c and it even has a sun roof. Good times and it will be a lot better for summer driving. Huzzah!

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01:48 pm - New Tunes
I made a mix the other day and thought I'd share it with you guys. I'm really digging Free The Robots and ediT. And of course, the new-ish Block head is great.

Fade In • 41:38 minutes • 56.2 mb
1. Blockhead • Coloring Book
2. Wax Tailor • I Don't Know
3. Free The Robots • Diary
4. Psapp • About Fun
5. Flying Lotus • Auntie's Lock/Infinitum (feat Laura Darlington)
6. Sonmi • Bad Days Revisited
7. Mahjongg • The Stubborn Horse
8. ediT • Ltlp
9. Lali Puna • 50 Faces Of
10. Free The Robots • Yoga Fire
11. Blockhead • Cheer Up You're Not Dead Yet

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12:01 am
I've spent the weekend being a hermit and working on more design stuff. I've also been looking around for a new (to me) car. I'm looking to get a used Honda... hopefully I find something good!

Also, a friend showed me something pretty cool today. There's an artist called Pogo that sampled sounds from Disney's Alice in Wonderland and made some awesome electronica tracks out of them! It's pretty sweet and you can download all of the tracks here.

Watch the video – it's even more impressive seeing the animation with the music.

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May 21st, 2008

06:16 pm
I ordered some stickers for promo and they came in today. Woooo!! I'm going to start throwing them in with orders for prints and mugs. And maybe just pass 'em out :-)


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May 15th, 2008

06:31 pm
This weekend is Wine Fest in Paso! Tomorrow I might get to leave work early so we can go to the special reserve tasting (hello, expensive wines). Then on Saturday I'm going to the main Wine Fest event with my mom and maybe my sister. It's supposed to be 100 degrees! Hopefully I won't melt. I got four free passes from work and they're $125 each... yowza. Regardless of the heat and the drunkards, it should be fun.

My allergies have been out of control this week. I feel like I'm dying.

There was a little bit of drama with this new non-profit organization. Trying to sort things out with that AND do other freelance projects all while having a full time job. I think this means I'm not going to have a life for a couple of weeks. Awesome.

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