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Highlights from a 70+ min. set we played last week.
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Wonderful - Sent Mark a note. xoxoxo
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Our first album is out: 40+ min. of evolving-eltronic-thing-with-a-beat music. Goes well with a chill Vinho Verde.

On BandCamp (below) & SoundCloud (both free), and on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play Music (just search for "Punjabi Tea House").
Electronica Improv —— Hey, DJ: Our work is Creative Commons licensed for reuse and remixing, and free for downloads. Enjoy, but please, tell us what you did with it - it makes us smile!
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After I played English and Math for +Darshana Morar-Leather, she asked if there was Chemistry. I said you only had time for two subjects.
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Spent Fathers Day weekend mixing music: Latest cut from the band's improv sessions:
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Evening At The Summer Pavilion by Punjabi Tea House
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I think that is about the best possible compliment you could give a bunch of programmer musicians ever!
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Three short tracks from our improv session last week to help put a Spring in your step.
From live improv. session, Mar. 9th: Dylan Phan - keyboards, software synths Mark Lentczner - Novation Circuit, software synths Stefan Rimola - keyboards, software synths Track "See" follows directly after "Bee" w/o gap. re-mixed and mastered by Mark in Ableton Live.
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If you're going to post about Macaroons and Macarons... Do your homework. I suggest you start here:
Parisian macarons, astute Slate readers have surely noticed, are everywhere—not only in French-style patisseries but also at such mainstream purveyors as T
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McAaron ?
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#blackfriday - Well, black-n-white I guess!
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Hey Mark, will you guys be at home some time tomorrow? We'll probably be taking the monster for a walk in your general direction, and we thought about stopping in to see you guys. Think I know exactly which house is yours based on the description you gave me last time you came to visit.
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We're going to live stream our improv session tomorrow night!
We may be crazy, we may fall flat, wild music might be made...
6:30 PDT on ampli.fi - Make some popcorn and join us! 
An electronic groove improv group. Three folks, (more or less): Dylan, Mark & Paul - on various electronic music machines. We start with just a few elements, and find our way from there. Sometimes chill, sometimes groovin', sometimes industrial - but always fun. We stream from our rehearsal space during our weekly improv. sessions. You can check out & download our music for free on: SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/punjabi-tea-house BandCam...
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What happened when an Orthodox Jewish congregation went to a gay bar to mourn Orlando...

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The improv electronica band now has a name: Punjabi Tea House

Four new tracks since I last posted: Conveyor (industrial), Highway (more EDM-ish), Space Station (slower), Secret Agents (mysterious, natch')

and new band pages:
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/punjabi-tea-house
BandCamp: https://punjabi-tea-house.bandcamp.com
An electronica improv group. Paul Buser • Mark Lentczner • Dylan Phan • Stefan Rimola Hey, DJ: Our work is Creative Commons licensed for reuse and remixing, and set for downloads. Enjoy, but please, tell us what you did with it - it makes us smile!
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One last musical bit for 2015...
A "deadline inspired" short work I wrote over vacation.
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Ice Forest (EoY2015) by MtnViewMark
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I just want to note that +The New York Times is running this as a headline. About a terrorist. 

I've got a more serious article brewing in my head about the entire situation – not merely the attack in Colorado Springs, but the attack in Minneapolis a week before, and the fact that there's a rising tide of terrorism within the US which both the media and the government seem determined to ignore – but that's not for tonight.

Right now, I just want to point out that when members of the radicalized far right in the US commit terrorist acts, they get human-interest pieces about their lives. Compare this, for a moment, to the stories we get when Muslims commit terrorist acts abroad (since they almost never do in the US): "should we expel all refugees?" Or the stories when an unarmed black man is gunned down, analyzing what he did that made someone shoot him.

And note that the radicalized far right has been the source of nearly all the terrorist attacks in the US for the past century and a half: the exceptions can be counted. (Anarchist and communist terrorism in the early 20th century; a few incidents from the radicalized far left in the 1960's; and 9/11) Yet this is how we choose to set our priorities.

Nor is the NYT alone in this; we have the Washington Post with the headline "Alleged Colorado gunman was adrift and alienated," showing off the editor's tic of saying "alleged" as an apotropaic talisman against libel suits; mercifully, that article is about how it was quite clear that he was a frightening and dangerous person for some time. But the article immediately next to it explains that "not until much more is known about alleged gunman Robert Lewis Dear Jr. and his motivations will the political implications of his actions become clear." (Have you ever seen this applied to a terrorist act elsewhere? Whence this benefit of the doubt?)

I won't even describe what's going on in the right-wing press, or on Twitter; look in to that particular pit of despair at your own risk. Let's just say that it's clear that there's a substantial fraction of the population which favors terrorism as well, and the news media is apparently split between "beholden to them" and "pusillanimous."

If I had not already been disappointed nearly beyond repair at the common sense of the editorial teams of many of our major newspapers, this would have done me in. 
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Donald Trump is disgusting. I used to think he was just a self absorbed buffoon, but this is just vile.

http://wpo.st/Ebdq0
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just another gay dad writing software in Mountain View
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Papa to two small kids; Husband to a wonderful man; Programming addict; Occasional Go player
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Slashdotted, same-sex married, climbed Lost Arrow Spire
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  • Harvard University
    1984
  • Brooklyn Technical High School
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