1. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 22, 2020
      I'm watching a spring training baseball game. That's how desperate I am for baseball to be back.
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    2. stvvvn
      stvvvn Jan 10, 2020
      your “it’s gonna be a long four years” playlist still holds up v well
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    3. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 2, 2020
      New year, new avatar.

      Gonna keep the Star Wars theme going, but with a little Darth Vader action this time.
    4. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Dec 23, 2019
    5. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Dec 18, 2019
      That mother fucker got impeached.
    6. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Dec 9, 2019
      Holiday BB-8 avatar time. :bb8:
    7. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Dec 4, 2019
      Holiday Baby YODA! :yoda:
    8. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Nov 25, 2019
    9. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Oct 16, 2019
      Halloween avatar time.
    10. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Sep 16, 2019
      New avatar for a current mood: Zombie Calvin.
    11. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Sep 3, 2019
      Deleting Facebook from my phone was one of the best things I ever did. I often wonder if I should do the same with Twitter. It feels like something I need to feel connected to everything that's going on in the world ... but ... I often feel like it's the most destructive information input machine in my life.
    12. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Sep 2, 2019
      City is oddly quiet today for the holiday.
    13. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 23, 2019
      I love baseball.
    14. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 23, 2019
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      Jason Tate Aug 16, 2019
    16. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 14, 2019
      Back to a Spider-Man avatar for a little while. Watched Spider-Verse again last night and it's still just fantastic.

      (Gleyber went on a tear while he was my avatar, so I am taking some credit for that.)
    17. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Aug 2, 2019
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    19. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jul 15, 2019
      The forum passed three million posts over this weekend. That's pretty damn cool.

      Thanks to everyone that reads the website and is a member of our community.
    20. Jason Tate
    21. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jul 2, 2019
      all I really want is the swipe up thingy for my Instagram stories
    22. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jun 14, 2019
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      Jason Tate Jun 5, 2019
    24. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jun 5, 2019
      Nothing compares to a quiet evening alone ...
    25. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jun 3, 2019
      Feeling in a Paramore mood tonight.
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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 completely. 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.
    Mar 18, 1983 (Age: 38)
    Home Page:
    Portland, OR
    Blogger, Opinion-Haver, Whatever
    Real Name:
    Jason Tate
    Tualatin High School
    University of Redlands
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    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, Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Arrested Development, Batman: The Animated Series, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Doctor Who, You're the Worst, Nathan for You.
    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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