1. RedViolinist88
      RedViolinist88 Mar 8, 2016
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    2. 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.
    3. 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.
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    5. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 6, 2016
      In each of us there is another self we do not know.
    6. Jason Tate
    7. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 5, 2016
      Doooo you remembeerrrrr when you were young and you wanted to set the world on fire?
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      2. Colby Searcy
        Colby Searcy
        Still feel like that album is underrated.
        Mar 10, 2016
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    8. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 5, 2016
      Ok, need sleep, can't wait to respond and see all the new posts here tomorrow.
    9. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 4, 2016
      Rediscovering The Menzinger's 'Rented World' tonight.
      1. Jake Jenkins likes this.
    10. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 2, 2016
      Started watching 'Billions' tonight -- this is the most "made for Jason" tv show I've seen in years. First two episodes are right in my wheelhouse.
    11. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 1, 2016
      Maximum emotion. Minimum facts. I'm ready for the Internet.
    12. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 1, 2016
      I need to get out of the house and work from remote places more often.
    13. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 27, 2016
      Watched 'Room' tonight, I'll be over here crying if anyone needs me.
    14. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 27, 2016
      I irrationally hate the "sliders" Bank of America commercial guy.
    15. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 26, 2016
      Deadpool was fun.
    16. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 25, 2016
      Spent the night drinking beer, listening to the new 1975, and reading the legal motion in the Apple/FBI case. So a pretty good Thursday night.
    17. Jason Tate
    18. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 24, 2016
      I love that people love the new The 1975 like I do. Tonight, on AP.net, in that thread, is why I know making *this* site was the right move and taking a chance is what I had to do.
    19. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 19, 2016
      I see the moon, the moon sees me -- that's enough.
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      2. nfdv2
        fuck i can't wait
        Mar 4, 2016
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      Jason Tate Feb 19, 2016
    21. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 17, 2016
      The best piece of advice I got in the last few months: "Not everything that's worth saying is worth saying by oneself." I find myself often feeling like I need to to SPEAK when I should instead be highlighting the words of others.
    22. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 14, 2016
      I'd be really good being the filter / social media approver for artists and bands.
    23. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 14, 2016
      I don't understand where all these bots come on Twitter. I see an influx anytime I post now and it's all egg accounts.
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    24. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 10, 2016
      The shit insurance companies get away with feels almost criminal at times.
    25. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Feb 10, 2016
      We've passed 1,000 posts on the site before it's even launched. Not too shabby for a beta test.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        @schlotty Haha, that's amazing. I've been trying to think what the next "wave" of beta testers should be.
        Feb 10, 2016
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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
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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, 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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