1. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate May 7, 2016
      I can't get over how bad the music was in 'Civil War.' This bugs me way more than it should.
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      2. Chase Tremaine
        Chase Tremaine
        I'll at least agree with you there.
        May 10, 2016
    2. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate May 4, 2016
      Working on finalizing the new chorus logo, gah. I think we're on the right path.
      1. ianebaldwin
        Looking forward to seeing it!
        May 5, 2016
    3. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 30, 2016
      Enjoying this album tonight.

    4. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 27, 2016

      What a day! I had an absolute blast even if it was stressful and pretty crazy at times. One of those "oh, yeah, I fucking love this job" kind of days. I guess I'll see everyone at 7:00am tomorrow for some more live blogging the radio, heh, just like the old days. (AND THE SERVERS SURVIVED THE WHOLE DAY! Which I am kinda super secret excited about.)
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Sure is nice to be able to add new emoji when it feels right and not jump through hoops.
        Apr 28, 2016
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    5. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 27, 2016
      I'm just saying, after the new Blink-182 song, if Tom calls and wants back in, the band have every right to "new phone, who dis?"
    6. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 25, 2016
      Loving this album lately:

    7. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 24, 2016
      I fight the urge to respond to people asking about "AbsolutePunk" with just "new phone, who dis?" at least three times a day.
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    8. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 23, 2016
      If I had a record label I'd offer The Bombpops a contract tomorrow.

    9. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 22, 2016
      On a huge Madonna kick today.
    10. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 21, 2016
      Didn't even notice we broke 100,000 posts on the forum until right now - so, that's pretty damn cool. Now it's time to go edit this week's podcast.
    11. Jason Tate
    12. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 19, 2016
      Some days feel less productive than others even when you get everything you wanted done. Today was one of those days. It just felt ... off. Well, if things go as planned, I'll get another shot tomorrow.
    13. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 15, 2016
      Fuck it week over. Watching an Anna Kendrick movie in bed with beer and licorice and life is fine.
    14. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 15, 2016
      Haha, people are following me on Snapchat and I can only post stupid things on that service. I still don't get it, but it's kinda fun.
    15. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 14, 2016
      I've been publishing a few things, links and app recommendations, that I haven't felt quite work on the homepage yet ... on my blog.
    16. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 12, 2016
      That was one hell of a fun podcast episode to record, I hope it comes out as great as it felt while we were talking.
    17. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 12, 2016
      I'm on at least watch 10 of the 'Rogue One' trailer. This can't be healthy.
      1. Callum Macleod
        Callum Macleod
        If it makes you feel any better, I'm coming up on 20. Easily.
        Apr 12, 2016
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    18. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 10, 2016
      Finally gonna watch some 'Justice League vs Teen Titans' - recharge for the week with some superhero cartoons.
    19. Chase Tremaine
      Chase Tremaine Apr 9, 2016
      You're about to hit 1,000 points! Now, tell me, HOW ARE YOU CHEATING?
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      2. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        I also got a nice boost by being a staff member. Haha.
        Apr 9, 2016
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      3. Chase Tremaine
        Chase Tremaine
        Boo. I just think it's hilarious that, regardless of the new points I get, I'm always just shy of being on the list of users with the most points. Boooooo.
        Apr 9, 2016
      4. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        I believe in you Chase! I know you will find your way to the promised land! :-)
        Apr 9, 2016
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    20. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 8, 2016
      One week since the public launch. Damn. Gonna break down some numbers tomorrow. It was a good week. Gonna have to find something special for dinner and celebrate. I'm happy. I'm excited. This feels good.
    21. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 6, 2016
      Looking at the numbers, and I know this probably won't hold (because we're new and fresh out of the gate and people are wondering wtf happened), but the first 4 days of Chorus were far above my traffic expectations. They beat almost every four day stretch from AP.net in at least the last 6 months.
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    22. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 4, 2016
      If we're going to walk into walls, we might as well run into them full speed.
    23. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Apr 2, 2016
      I replied to an email earlier today, and just now got a response back that pointed out I had literally replied to myself. I replied to the email last night, forgot to archive it, saw it in my inbox this morning, and wrote a response to my own response. Thankfully they found this funny and not as sad as it is.
    24. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Mar 31, 2016
      Honestly not sure if we're gonna have anything to talk about on the podcast when we come back in a few weeks.
      1. Chase Tremaine
        Chase Tremaine
        LIES. Also, a FEW weeks?? :'(
        Apr 1, 2016
      2. Iago
        Episode full of Q&A? Full fledged 1975's LP2 discussion? Thrice stuff? I could probably come up with a couple of good questions/topics over the weekend for ya'.
        Apr 1, 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 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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