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Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity - The Buffer Blog http://ow.ly/oCWQ2
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Is Unconscious Self-Control Possible? via @psychcentral http://ow.ly/opXBc
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Beardyman: The polyphonic me: via @youtube http://ow.ly/ofpxH
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IG88 Schematic Poster by TheDailyRobot on Etsy http://ow.ly/nYJ8a SO awesome
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Be warned: "Human Relations" Will be available on CDBaby and other online Retailers at the end of this month.
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I'll be playing the open mic at the @goodfootlounge tonight. Bringing a couple friends as well. All are welcome
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Robot Fight - Weebl's Stuff http://ow.ly/mID9r
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#Yes Symphonic Live in #Amsterdam: via @youtube http://ow.ly/orr0h #livemusic #progressiverock
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If you're introverted and act extroverted, you'll be happier. via @WSJ http://ow.ly/opXvl
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Mana Machines won the Tuesday Songwriter Showcase contest @ the Thirsty Lion! I go on to the Sept 3rd Finals. I'll share the FB event ASAP.
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Trekkie police chief bans goatees on cops - Call The Cops http://ow.ly/nXG6D
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What up my Machinists.
I wanted to share this live studio performance. I did this Friday afternoon during practice. Turned out pretty awesome. (Note the copious modesty)
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I’m Erik. I live in Portland and [Mana Machines] is my electro-acoustic sci-fi music project.
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Hi I’m Erik. I live in Portland and [Mana Machines] is my electro-acoustic music project.  I’m a fan of concept albums, classic sci-fi writing, music history, Joss Whedon, and anime.  I’ve made this project a reflection and combination of a lot of my passions.

Because sci-fi writing has been a love of mine for years, my lyrics and style have been strongly influenced by it. I’ve also taken influences from bands like Rush, The Who, My Chemical Romance, Coheed and Cambria, and Janelle Monae. They all borrowed from sci-fi to color their performances with overtones of dystopian and utopian futures.  My second release, “The Android Series,” was a tribute to these bands by way of an original sci-fi story built around thwarted love and using technology for emotional fulfillment.

My latest [Mana Machines] release is the EP “Human Relations”. These six tracks are the most infectious electro-acoustic pop songs I’ve ever produced. My two favorites are the songs “Space” and “UBIK” which were inspired by the writings of Robert Heinlein and Philip K. Dick respectively. I’m extremely proud of these two songs and audiences always love them.