Morrissey - Viva Hate, Blink182 - Dude Ranch, MxPx - Slowly Going The Way of the Buffalo, Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape, Jimmy Eat World - Clarity, Thrice - The Illusion of Safety, Brand New - Deja Entendu, Say Anything - Is A Real Boy, Jimmy Eat World - Futures, Thrice - Vheissu, Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me, The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound, The Horrible Crowes - Elsie, The 1975 - The 1975
Brand New - SoCo Amaretto Lime, Something Corporate - Cavanaugh Park, MxPx - Doing Time, Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of Silence, Brand New - Play Crack the Sky, Thrice - Betrayal is a Symptom
Too many to list out ... check out my Rdio page for what I'm currently listening to.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers, The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger, Get Fuzzy (comic strip) - Darby Conley, Calvin and Hobbes (comic strip) - Bill Watterson.
LA Confidential, High Fidelity, and a whole bunch more.
Favorite TV Shows
Friends, Arrested Development, Scrubs, Sherlock, Archer, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and many more.
Hey, yeah, I know the name of this website sucks. I was 15 when I created it, cut me some slack. And while we're at it: I'm not punk, I'm not emo, I'm not hardcore, and I'm not indie. I'm a music fan and that's all I'll ever claim to be.
I'm Jason Tate and I founded this website. Iím a writer, music enthusiast, web-developer, typography geek, podcaster, and a coffee and beer snob.
Sometime around 1996 I created absolutepunk.net -- a music community to discuss underappreciated music I loved. Over the next few years, it got popular. Then it got really popular. The goal of the website was to introduce people to new music and provide a community for people to discuss music that was not often heard in the mainstream. Oh, and for me to whine and moan about things I felt like to a chorus of "why is this news!?" posts. In 2004 I (sold-out and) sold the company to SpinMedia while staying on to consult and manage a variety of other music properties. If you're interested in finding out more about me, check out my blog: chorus.fm. I write there pretty frequently about music, technology, and really anything that comes to mind and doesn't make sense for AP.net.
I also do consulting for bands, tech companies, websites, design, and things like that. Interested in working together on a project? Reach out and let's talk.
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