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Sunday, March 1st, 2009
5:28 pm
24 LPs that I played until the grooves wore down.
All of these were bought as LPs.
The ones with * - I still listen to.
The one with two ** - are still favorites.

The Doors - first album (1967)
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland (1968)
SRC - SRC (hometown Detroit band) (1968)
Led Zeppelin - first album (1969)
Black Sabbath first album (1970)

Deep Purple - in rock (1970)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) *
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971) *
Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972)

Genesis Foxtrot (1972) before they turned into pop band.
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)
Chick Corea and Return To Forever - Light As A Feather (1972) **
ELP - Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
Bach - The Art of Fugue - Neville Marriner (1974) *

King Crimson - Red (1974) *
Chopin 24 Preludes - Mauricio Pollini (1975) **
Jan Garbarek - Dis (1976) **
Klaus Schulze - X (1978) *
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978) *

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju (1981)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
SPK - Zamia Lehmanni: Songs of Byzantine Flowers (1986) **
The Jesus Lizard - Head / Pure (1990)
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
6:05 pm
Weee! Bach.
The two part invention below in g minor from Bach's Inventions and Sinfonia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inventions_and_Sinfonias) is really an easy piece. It was intended most likely to be played on the harpsichord. I opted to play it on the organ. Most of the inventions don't translate too well.

Below is an an example of "good" piano playing. It is Greg Anderson playing "the devil's staircase" by Gyorgy Ligeti. I wonder how many years before I will be able to play this piece?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
11:57 am
Geek Meets Grid - the GeekAustin 8th Anniversary Party.
This is our big GeekAustin bash of the year, and because I honestly love you, there is no cover. The event is free.

To help amp up the celebration, we have invited our friends at Refresh Austin and the Austin Electronic Music Grid to co-host. Refresh Austin represents some of the sharpest web and design pros in town, and the Grid represents some of the most interesting electronic music artists in town. I am pretty excited about getting them together in the same room. The Geeks meet the Grid.

The event begins at 6PM with drinks and conversation downstairs. At 7PM, Dubnautica performs in the Boom Boom Room Refresh Lounge. Beginning at 8PM, there will be performances by Austin Electronic Music Grid artists including: Gobi, Carbon Theory, Happy Panjoma, and Rage Ranger.

Union Park is a big club. We'll have some rooms set up for performance, and some rooms set up for conversation. Union Park also has an excellent menu, so there is no need to head home before the party.

GeekAustin 8th Anniversary Party
Tuesday, September 30, 6PM - 11PM
Union Park, 612 W Sixth St (Next to Katz’s)
Please RSVP at Facebook
(this helps us determine how many bartenders have on hand)

Hope to see you there! - Linear
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
1:44 am
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
1:47 pm
GeekAustin events and updates
Since last October, I've been hosting various GeekAustin events almost monthly.
Just last week, I hosted the Semantic Web Austin Launch Party (online coverage).

Because most of the members/folks who attend the GA events are either on
LinkedIn or Facebook, and because I don't have the same love for LiveJournal
now that Brad is gone, I haven't been posting the GeekAustin events to LiveJournal for the last 6 months or so.

So that you can keep up with everything that we're doing:

The RSVPs for GeekAustin events are on Facebook.
Here is the link for the GeekAustin Facebook group:

Here is the link for the GeekAustin LinkedIn group (600+ members):

Here is the correct RSS/feed for GeekAustin:

Hope to see you at the parties!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
12:35 pm
Monday, February 11th, 2008
5:32 pm
GeekAustin/Dorkbot Happy Hour, Tuesday, Feb 12, at J Black's
For the February happy hour, GeekAustin is excited to have DorkbotAustin as our co-hosts. Appearing at the happy hour will be video artist Paul Baker (Amoda Profile) (youtube), as well as a flickr / robot mashup by David Nunez (http://delamaquina.com/) -- all courtesy of DorkbotAustin.

This is your opportunity to meet dozens of Austin's fringe hackers and digital mad scientists. dorkbot-austin has been featured on wired.com, San Francisco Chronicle, boingboing.net, Makezine.com, BBC-Radio, and G4TV among many others.

RSVP at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/418904/
To get on the invite list for upcoming GeekAustin parties, send an email to linearb@gmail.com
For more info on Dorkbot, visit http://dorkbotaustin.org
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
2:16 pm
Forget the State of the Union. Listen to the dumplings! (DimSunday)
I have reserved the VIP room at Tien Hong
for Dim Sum this Sunday at 11AM.

Let me know if you want me to save a place for you!

The tiny dumplings command you!

Thursday, January 17th, 2008
2:11 pm
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
11:44 am
So that's what's in the briefcase
So that&quot;s what&quot;s in the box!

From the last GeekAustin Happy Hour. RSVP here for the the next one.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
11:23 am
January GeekAustin Happy Hour : January 8 at JBlacks
For January, the GeekAustin Happy Hour moves downtown to the exceptional J Blacks. Some of you may remember that PhizzPop was hosted here last month. Well, Whurley and I liked JBlacks so much that we decided to host the next few GA happy hours there.

This month Refresh Austin will be joining us as co-hosts. Although it is entirely not necessary, please rsvp so that we can know how many additional staff to bring in for the eventing:

GeekAustin Happy Hour RSVP Page
Details:Geek Austin Happy Hour
Date: Tuesday, January 8th, 7-9PM
Location: J Blacks
710 W. 6th St., Suite B, Austin, Texas 78701 | Google Map

To get on the invite list for future GeekAustin events, send an email to linearb@gmail.com
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
9:23 pm
PhizzPop! -- Austin's top interactive designers duke it out Friday.

The PhizzPop Design Challenge is the Battle Royale of Design. Austin's top interactive, Web, and design agencies are pitted against one another to push the limits of technology and creativity. Austin has some of the best interactive designers in the biz. If you are a designer wanted to check out the competition -- or if you are looking for a new design gig -- this is the place to be. Don't believe me? Get the scoop from Shellie.

Regional competitions have already taken place in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Austin's winners will compete with them at (where else but) South by Southwest Interactive.

Although it's a not too late to register online, I just got confirmation from Chris Bernard at MS that there will still be room to come check out the action.
Hope to see you there - LinearB

Thursday, November 29th, 2007
12:14 pm
GeekAustin Holiday Happy Hour -- with Social Media Club - at Joe D's

For this month’s Geek Austin Happy Hour,
LinearB and whurley are teaming up with
Connie Reece and Mike Chapman from
Social Media Club Austin. This is the last
Geek Austin event of the year, and one
definitely not to be missed.
details at: GeekAustin.org
rsvp at: Upcoming
Monday, November 5th, 2007
2:02 am
Saturday, October 13th, 2007
9:20 am
The tiny dumplings say farewell to _fool (dimSunday)

_fool leaves on Monday for Portland. So we're having a
"Special _fool Edition" of Dim Sumday.

So, as the law dictates, we have reserved the VIP room at Tien Hong
for Dim Sum this Sunday at 11AM.

If you haven't already, let me know if you want me to save a place for you!

The tiny dumplings command you!

Friday, September 28th, 2007
9:55 am
Lunchies This Friday 28th noon at Star of India
Once again it's time for Lunchies.

Your pals at geekaustin.org have reserved the back room
at Star of India for Lunchies this Friday at noon.

For those of you who haven't been, Star of India is a buffet.
Credit cards are welcome. Separate checks are no problem.
RSVPs are welcome but not necessary.

Here is a map to Star of India (Anderson Ln, just off Mopac)

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
10:52 pm
Reminder: Linear & _fool's Fall Patio Party Saturday @ Triumph Cafe

The Fall party is this Saturday September 8th
on the garden patio of Truimph Cafe.

_fool just happens to be in town and will be my co-host.
Here's another chance to convince him to stay in Austin!

Triumph is a great place for a party.
With any luck, the rain gods will take the night off:
We're not calling this one a "GeekAustin" or "LJ Party,
but you can if you want. Hope you can make it!

Details: Linear and _fool's Fall Patio Party
DateTime: Saturday, September 8th, 7:30-10:30
Location: Triumph Cafe
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
11:14 pm
Linear's Fall Patio Party - September 8th @ Triumph Cafe

Although we only seem to have two seasons in Austin,
I have scheduled my Fall party for Saturday September 8th
on the garden patio of Truimph Cafe.

I'm not calling this one a "GeekAustin" or "LJ Party,
but you can if you want. Hope you can make it!

Details: Linear's Fall Patio Party
DateTime: Saturday, September 8th, 7:30-10:30
Location: Triumph Cafe
Thursday, August 9th, 2007
12:33 pm
Dim Sumday -- Already Again?

decibel45 is back in town. So we're having a "Special decibel45 Edition" of Dim Sumday.

We have reserved the VIP room at Tien Hong for Dim Sum this Sunday at 11AM.
If you haven't already, let me know if you want me to save a place for you!

The tiny dumplings command you!

Thursday, July 12th, 2007
3:20 pm
Save Internet Radio

I received a note from Tim at Pandora. You may have received
the same note. Most likely we will have to call our congress
critters every few months about this to remind them who they
serve. Small price to pay for somafm, pandora, and all the
other great providers of new and indie music.

I just called today. Please do the same.



Hi, it's Tim one more time...

Disaster looms! Yesterday a federal court denied a plea
to delay the massive increase in rates webcasters must
pay the record labels. This means that, absent immediate
Congressional action, the new ruinous royalty rates will
be going into effect on Monday threatening the future of
all internet radio. This is a very dire situation and I'm
writing to ask one more time for your support. The effort
you've made over the past four months has been extraordinary
and has forced the rapid introduction of the bill, but the
committee process has been sluggish and we need to once again
remind the representatives of the urgency of this issue.
This is perhaps the most important phone call you can make
for us.

Please call your Congressional representatives in the House
and Senate and ask them to force immediate action on the
Internet Radio Equality Act and bring the bill to a vote.
It is critical that their phones begin ringing off the hook
starting early in the morning. If it's busy, please try
again later.

Congressperson Lloyd Doggett: (202)225-4865

Senator John Cornyn: (202) 224-2934
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison: (202) 224-5922

I'm sorry that we have to keep asking you for this - but
it's our only recourse. We are no match for the legal and
legislative strength of the RIAA and we need your help.
Thank you again.


-Tim Westergren
(Pandora founder)
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