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Lately life has been keeping me on my toes. I'm going to try and post updates here more often to try and work on sharpening my  writing skills.
Anyways, in a nutshell here is whats been going on:
>> I am still running Alchemy @ Effex Nightclub Its been a blast for the past three years but I think all of the staff are starting to feel burned out. We are looking for new ways to keep things interesting and how to keep running the night with all of us being busy or moving soon.
>> I am in the works to move to Seattle in the next few months. I have lived out here in the wasteland for most of my life, but I feel I need new horizons, and I want to work in a more competitive field and do amazing things. Everything out here feels rather stagnant and old, which has been hampering my creativity. Changes in latitude, changes in attitude...
>> Music wise, I have done nothing at all lately and I need to change this. I got an Ableton Push from Anotnious which I love, but I stil…

Running a goth night is hard

For the last year and a half I have been helping run Phenox and now Alchemy which are the local weekly “Goth Nights” at Effex Nightclub. I wanted to write up a bit about the nights and how things have gone, and where we want to go.

I started working at Phenox by accident mostly. I think I was standing in the back one day talking about how much better it could be if they just put some more work into it; At the time for visuals they were just looping music videos that were on the house laptop which consisted of mostly popular hip hop and rap videos. Not the best background videos for a goth / industrial / alternative club night. I didn’t realize it but one of the guys running it was nearby and said, well why don’t you help out? I thought it over and said, yeah I can throw down some visuals next week. A year and a half later I now co run the night with Kenny. What a strange ride its been.

First off I wanted to thank Phenox / Daniel for starting this whole night. The goth scene had been …

Phenox -- Setlist Feb 10th 2016

Sometimes I get to DJ at club in addition to doing Visuals and helping run the night.

Last week we had a DJ who was gonna be a bit late so I got to spin some tracks. I switched to Traktor 2 recently and I like it so far. Here is the playlist for Feb 10th 2016.

squaremeter - aswad
displacer - the waiting place
Trentmoller — nightwalker
Dirk Geiger - So what do you say
IVardensphere — Bloodwater
Minefield — Out there
Crystal Method - Keep Hope Alive
Comaduster — Dust Hymm (Purity Ring)
PowerGlove — Nightforce
TRST - Bulbiform

2016 Blog Update

2016 is here already. I bought DeskPM to try and help me get more blog posts up since I really am not a big fan of the blogger interface.

Anyways expect to see some posts on Modular Synths, VJ stuff, and other general tech / hardware / auto things.

Here is a random pic of my Turing Machine pre build to see if DeskPM will work with my blogger acct.

PAX Prime 2015!

Another PAX has come and gone for Cnidarium and I. We first went to PAX Prime 2014 when she won the 2K Games / Gearbox costume contest as Moon Moxxi. We had so much fun there that we decided to go to every PAX that we could from then on. We next went to PAX South 2015, which was the inaugural year for it. PAX South was fun but had a much smaller, but more intimate feeling. Finally this years PAX Prime has come and gone. It was a lot of fun and it now seems like it just blew by.

    We came up to Seattle to stay with our friend Steve from ESI Media for two days. He gave us a tour of the city and we got to checkout out the various districts since we are thinking of moving up to Seattle at some point.
    On our first day we stopped by Gasworks Park which was on the lake and has a huge industrial pumping station in it. The park and view of the city was amazing. Next we went to the Experience Music Project museum since they had a collection of costumes from Star Wars, and other Sci-F…

Destiny Cosplay - The Queens Brother / Uldren Sov / The Crow

For Pax Prime this year my friends and I decided to do a Destiny group cosplay.

Cnidarium will be going as the Queen of the Reef aka Mara Sov, Pippi and IX as Petra Venj & The Speaker, and I will be going as the Queen's brother Uldren Sov aka The Crow.

Now even though the Queens brother is fully rendered and has some screen time in the cutscene when you goto the reef, there is hardly any concept art or official images of him online. Bungie released some character turnarounds for the queen and such but none for his brother. However, after scouring the internet, I found the original concept artists page on Artstation with some prototype renders for the Crow! Not exactly what I need, but its better than nothing.

It appears that the initial designer for the crow is Zeke Garcia and he has some renders up which i have not seen on any of the other Destiny sites. Also if you look at the bungie employees on Artstation there is alot of concept art which is pretty rad.

I'v started wor…