1. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 21, 2016
      Found myself in a Jimmy Eat World catalog dive tonight:
      I tried, but it rang and rang, I called all night,
      on a payphone, remember those from another life?
      If everything I meant to you, you can lick and seal then fold in two,
      then I've been so blind.
      Also, I added line breaks to status posts.
    2. Jason Tate
      1. Jason Tate
        Mar 21, 2016
    3. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 20, 2016
      Finished the "dark mode" theme for the website tonight. Going to do some more testing of it over the next few days to make sure I didn't miss anything and roll it out. Supporters can get an early look and help give it a spin by checking the supporter's forum.
    4. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 20, 2016
      Buzz, your Warped Tour lineup ... woof.
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    5. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 18, 2016
      33. And I stayed up until midnight to watch some 'Daredevil.' Things are good.
      1. RedViolinist88 likes this.
    6. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 17, 2016
      Working on a "dark mode" for the forums today. So far I think it looks pretty bad ass.
      1. Chase Tremaine likes this.
    7. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 16, 2016
    8. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 15, 2016
      Still having trouble sleeping at night. Gonna start 'The West Wing' again.
    9. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 14, 2016
      Overcast, my favorite podcast player, got updated with a dark theme today that I truly love. Thinking these forums will need a dark theme someday when I find some free hours.
    10. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 14, 2016
      2:30 am, can't sleep, workers are coming in like 7 hours to fix the mold in the wall. This is gonna be a fun week. >:-(
    11. morgantayler
      morgantayler Mar 13, 2016
      How do you put a background image like that on your profile? I can't figure it out.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Mar 13, 2016
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      2. morgantayler
        Oh ok, gotcha.
        Mar 13, 2016
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      3. morgantayler
        I ended up making one and I'm pretty proud of it.
        Mar 13, 2016
        Jason Tate likes this.
    12. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 12, 2016
      I have no reason for it but this damn kids playing basketball halftime show is making me emotional and I don't know why. They look like they're just having so much fun out there. Smiling and laughing. Is someone cutting onions in here?!
    13. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 12, 2016
      Had way too much fun putting together some more Star Wars emoji for the site today. :vader:
    14. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 11, 2016
    15. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 10, 2016
      Adding new emoji to the site tonight. Super excited about the very nerdy ones. :bb8:
    16. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 9, 2016
      I haven't seen 'Wall Street' in a long while, think I'm gonna watch that tonight. Past few days on the site have flown by.
    17. RedViolinist88
      RedViolinist88 Mar 8, 2016
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    18. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 8, 2016
      We've already passed 7,500 posts on the forums, almost up to 100 members, and we've barely just started. This is amazing. Turns out some design tweaks (and an awesome community) really does lead to lots of engagement in the threads.
    19. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 7, 2016
      I can't believe how hopping the forums are already, seriously blowing my expectations out of the water. I even find myself becoming lost for a few hours playing with things because of how easy it is to find new conversations and threads + how awesome the entire community has been these past few days. Just incredible. I'm still nervous about the future and this year, but less so, because of everyone here.
      1. Sophos and FTank like this.
    20. Jason Tate
    21. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 6, 2016
      In each of us there is another self we do not know.
    22. Jason Tate
    23. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 5, 2016
      Doooo you remembeerrrrr when you were young and you wanted to set the world on fire?
      1. Colby Searcy likes this.
      2. Colby Searcy
        Colby Searcy
        Still feel like that album is underrated.
        Mar 10, 2016
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    24. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 5, 2016
      Ok, need sleep, can't wait to respond and see all the new posts here tomorrow.
    25. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 4, 2016
      Rediscovering The Menzinger's 'Rented World' tonight.
      1. Jake Jenkins likes this.
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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.

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    Mar 18, 1983 (Age: 36)
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    Tualatin High School
    University of Redlands
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    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'
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    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.
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    Favorite Books:
    The Catcher in the Rye, Calvin and Hobbes, On Writing Well, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
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