1. Chase Tremaine
      Chase Tremaine Dec 16, 2016
      So much news this afternoon! I hope that means you're finally feeling better :)
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Finally.
        Dec 16, 2016
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    2. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Dec 15, 2016
      Spent the week dealing with ... vertigo. Yeah, what the hell is this? Woke up Monday, got out of bed like always, and immediately the room started spinning. My inner ear is trying to murder me.

      Sorry for not being around as much or posting as much as usual (using a computer is hard). The downfalls of being mostly a one man shop.
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    3. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Nov 28, 2016
      Mango and spicy vodka go well together.
    4. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Nov 24, 2016
      Replaced the fridge light with an LED bulb and now everything looks different.
    5. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Oct 24, 2016
      Enjoying this Tyler Glenn album. Feels like it came out at the wrong time of year, but it's pretty good.
    6. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Oct 23, 2016
      My mom is trying to convince me 'Spectre' is better than 'Skyfall' and 'Casino Royale' if you wanna know how my night is ...
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      2. Christian Romero
        Christian Romero
        I haven't seen 'Spectre' but I loved 'Casino Royale'
        Oct 31, 2016
      3. Chase Tremaine
        Nov 21, 2016
    7. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Sep 17, 2016
      Nice and rainy early fall day today. I'm a fan.
    8. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Sep 2, 2016
      [​IMG]

      Last month's listening.
      1. Damien Davies
        Damien Davies
        A nice selection here, Jason! Very jealous of Yellowcard, and good to see Steel Train!

        (I know this post was ages ago, I clicked on your profile to try to get a better view of your avatar)
        Sep 25, 2016
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      2. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Thanks @InfiniteArms, the avatar is from the movie 'Sing Street.'
        Sep 27, 2016
      3. Michael Buffone
        Michael Buffone
        OhmanSteelTrain! I will always and forwverove that album. Saw them with Sing It Loud!, Ludo, and (of course) the Spill Canvas. Friggin' love them.
        Dec 1, 2016
    9. Jason Tate
    10. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 26, 2016
    11. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 22, 2016
      Hey, @chorusfm on Twitter got verified. Only took 4 months since moving it over from @AbsolutePunk ... high-fives all around!
      1. AbsolutePunk
        AbsolutePunk
        Haha. I got tagged in this post.
        Aug 26, 2016
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    12. ChrisCantWrite
      ChrisCantWrite Aug 21, 2016
      That avatar is super fly.
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    13. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 14, 2016
      Sing Street is up there as my favorite movie of the year so far. I can't recommend it enough.

    14. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 14, 2016
      I want a new Hellogoodbye album.
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      2. Aaron Mook
        Aaron Mook
        Searched for a Hellogoodbye thread and found this status, haha. Apparently there was a new single back in December/January that I still haven't heard, so maybe this year?
        Jun 10, 2017
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    15. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 12, 2016
      One thing I like: Trump proving once and for all the stupid "all press is good press" is pure and utter bullshit. Been saying it for years.
    16. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 11, 2016
      I need a new avatar, not sure what to use.
    17. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 9, 2016
      The actual prime time Olympics broadcast is a disaster.
    18. Jason Tate
    19. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jul 22, 2016
      All about this album lately.

    20. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jul 22, 2016
      I missed Jon Stewart.

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      2. Michael Buffone
        Michael Buffone
        Lord how I missed his voice in all of this.
        Dec 1, 2016
    21. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jul 20, 2016
      Can't watch this RNC shit anymore. There's a new Ignite album I forgot about that came out this year ... so, I'll be over here blowing out my eardrums if anyone needs me.
    22. Jason Tate
    23. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jul 20, 2016
      I really like the new Young the Giant album.
    24. Jason Tate
    25. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jun 25, 2016
      Finished 'Ready Player One' — definitely loved this one. Recommended. Gonna have to give 'Armada' a run next.
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    [​IMG] I’m 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 under-appreciated 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 while staying on to keep running AP.net and manage a variety of other websites. My passion turned into a job and I drudged through the next few years frustrated. For a while I thought about walking away from the internet and finding what many consider a ‘real job.’ However, my passion for music, technology, and a slightly off centered pop-culture remains. So, I decided to take a chance and with that spirit build chorus.fm. I hope for this to be a platform to write and share my passions with you, and with that, I also want to continue my vision of a community for music fans looking to connect with kindred spirits.

    I send out a weekly newsletter that recaps the week in music and offers thoughts on music, media, and other cool stuff. It's sent out on Friday.

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