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    1. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 14, 2019
      Batman is back.
    2. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 5, 2019
      I miss baseball.
    3. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 4, 2019
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      Jason Tate Dec 31, 2018
      You get to choose what you use your voice for. It can be to fight for things you believe in, or it can be used to harm others. You can promote good or turn a blind eye to the evil.
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      Jason Tate Dec 21, 2018
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      Jason Tate Dec 20, 2018
      And .... time to wrap some Christmas presents.
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      Jason Tate Dec 18, 2018
      While working on the new thread ignore system ... I'm finally fixing some border-radius / styling issues I should have fixed a long time ago. Oops.
    9. Omni
      Omni Dec 16, 2018
      Great avatar and header. Spidey rules.
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      Jason Tate Dec 14, 2018
      Haven't changed my profile cover photo in a while. Been in a very Spider-Man mood recently, so, that seemed fitting.
    11. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Nov 28, 2018
      Next project for the website: a thread ignore system. This one is going to take a while.
    12. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Nov 27, 2018
      Next up: fixing a few bugs with the blocking system. And then the next project is gonna be a big feature addition.
    13. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Nov 27, 2018
      That bug from yesterday that was driving me insane?

      Yeah ... it was just that the content blocker on my testing device stopped whitelisting the dev site. What a giant waste of 4+ hours.
    14. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Nov 26, 2018
      Multiple bugs fixed today. One that's driving me insane. Oh well, will tackle tomorrow.
    15. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Nov 26, 2018
      Also, new holiday avatar. Sleigh, sleigh, sleigh.
    16. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Nov 26, 2018
      Bug fixing day around the website.
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      Jason Tate Nov 19, 2018
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      Jason Tate Nov 12, 2018
      This Sick of it All album is fantastic.
    21. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Oct 25, 2018
      On an AFI kick today. Feels Halloween-ish.
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      Jason Tate Oct 15, 2018
    23. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Oct 15, 2018
      Changed my avatar again. I decided zombies are more fitting up to Halloween.
    24. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Oct 13, 2018
      Monthly avatar change ... going with fall Calvin and Hobbes for October. Feels fitting.
    25. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Oct 11, 2018
      Really digging the new Matt Nathanson album.
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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.

    This is going to be a journey — thank you for taking it with me.

    My email address is public: jason@chorus.fm; however, please note that I get a lot of email and can't promise a response. Reaching out via Twitter or on these forums is usually a great way if you've got a question.

    P.S. I've also got a weekly podcast called Encore about music, pop-culture, movies, tech, and other cool stuff. Maybe you'll like it.
    Mar 18, 1983 (Age: 36)
    Home Page:
    Portland, OR
    Blogger, Podcaster, Whatever
    Real Name:
    Jason Tate
    Tualatin High School
    University of Redlands
    Political Views:
    Apple Music:
    Favorite Albums:
    Brand New - 'Deja Entendu', The Beach Boys - 'Pet Sounds', Simon and Garfunkel - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', The Beatles - 'Sgt. Peppers', Thrice - 'Vheissu', Jimmy Eat World - 'Futures', The Gaslight Anthem - 'The '59 Sound', The 1975 - 'The 1975', Kanye West - 'My Beautiful...', Bon Iver - 'Bon Iver', Blink 182 - 'Dude Ranch'
    Favorite TV Shows:
    Friends, Parks and Recreation, Veronica Mars, Arrested Development, Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Batman: The Animated Series, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Doctor Who
    Favorite Movies:
    The Dark Knight, Heat, Goodfellas, The Godfather II, Her, 2001: A Space Odyssey, LA Confidential, The Social Network, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back
    Favorite Books:
    The Catcher in the Rye, Calvin and Hobbes, On Writing Well, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
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