Designer/Wordsmith/Rockstar

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Updated in 2016: I’m a writer by training and a designer/developer by accident. I joined the professional creative carousel circa 2002 when it slowed down enough for me to jump on. Currently I’m a senior designer at Oniracom and the president of AIGA Santa Barbara. I’ve wrangled design projects for print and pixel, written creative copy, and worked with brilliant

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Love as Radiation and Other Sloppy Metaphors

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Well, here we are ten months down the greasy pole of 2011, looking into a rotten Fall. High time for some comfort food, right? Track 10 in my deathly nostalgic 20 years of “Achtung Baby” series is “Ultraviolet,” a show-stopper from both ZooTV (1992/3)… …and U2/360 (2009-11)… I wrote some other stuff about it here…

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Champagne Taste, or How Lazy Can the Bass Player Be?

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Today was a good day, so have a biscuit, Potter: “Tryin; to Throw Your Arms Around the World,” the fluffy Obla-di Obla-da track from “Achtung Baby,” here from a 1992 Zoo TV special (complete with Bill Clinton Radio and video confessionals): Notice the same bass line throughout, not even changing keys. Lucky bastard, that Clayton.

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