thedonproject
Every once in a while I get delusions of grandeur and think that people might want to hear what I have to say about various topics. I've never really had any formal training in writing and usually just write how I ideally speak.
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8-3-2020 : Political Involvement, Level 3: The power of your resources.
7-26-2020 : Political Involvement: Level 2 - "But I thought I was done already?"
7-21-2020 : Political Involvement: Level 1 - VOTE!
Blog
02-15-2014 : Tacocat, Slutever, (Pony Time) – Chop Suey
01-03-2014 : Lake Serene 1/2/14
08-25-2013 : Waxwing, Nazca Lines – The Vera Project
07-23-2012 : The Bouncing Souls, The Menzingers, Luther, The Hollowpoints – Chop Suey
02-08-2012 : 2012 Adventure: Mountain Climbing
01-15-2012 : SOPA/PIPA/NDAA/every other thing protest
01-01-2012 : So this is the new year…
12-10-2011 : All the cars I’ve driven before
10-11-2011 : A saturday with #occupyseattle.
11-10-2010 : minimizing clutter
01-03-2010 : 2010
11-12-2009 : awesome.
11-02-2009 : A story for a friend.
11-02-2009 : three times, actually. and i don’t think any were triceratops. it’s hard to remember. finally.
11-01-2009 : I know, I know.
10-26-2009 : i want to do a better job than this
10-25-2009 : not that it matters
10-12-2009 : Mono, Maserati, Sleepy Eyes of Death – Neumo’s
10-09-2009 : Yes, I still play music.
09-30-2009 : Lows in the 40s.
09-23-2009 : The Get Up Kids, Youth Group, Pretty and Nice – Neumo’s
09-21-2009 : Grand Hallway, The Maldives – Fremont Abbey
09-17-2009 : Sunny Day Real Estate, Glimpse, Basic Radio – Hell’s Kitchen
09-16-2009 : not to spam my own blog with posts or anything but…
09-13-2009 : i am awesome.
09-07-2009 : remedy
09-04-2009 : okay.
09-02-2009 : never perfect.
08-31-2009 : keeps coming out.
08-30-2009 : Carousel Festival, day 2, evening show – The Greenhouse
08-28-2009 : Police Teeth, IfIHadAHiFi, The Bismarck – The Funhouse
08-27-2009 : I really shouldn’t go to this.
08-27-2009 : The Mark Sparkles, The Anchor, Anchor Down, Success! – The Morgue
08-24-2009 : Almost a disaster
08-24-2009 : It’s good to be back.
08-20-2009 : All day.
08-19-2009 : “Old” is the new “new.”
08-18-2009 : Europe: 20 hours of planes and airports, my house
08-17-2009 : Europe: London
08-16-2009 : Europe: Paris, Eurostar, London
08-15-2009 : Europe: Paris
08-14-2009 : Europe: Zurich, trains, Paris
08-12-2009 : Europe: Zurich
08-11-2009 : Europe: Roma, Napoli, train
08-10-2009 : Europe: Venezia, train, Roma
08-09-2009 : Europe: Venezia (Venice)
08-08-2009 : Europe: Wien (Vienna)
08-07-2009 : Europe: Krakow, Auschwitz, back to Krakow, and…
08-07-2009 : Europe: Praha (Prague)
08-05-2009 : Europe: ferry
08-05-2009 : Europe: Rostock, trains, Cracow
08-03-2009 : Europe: Helsinki and ferry
08-02-2009 : Europe: Rally Finland, Day 4
08-01-2009 : Europe: Finland Rally, Day 3
07-30-2009 : Europe: Finland Rally, Day 2
07-30-2009 : Europe: Jyvaskyla, Finland Rally, Day 1
07-28-2009 : Europe: Helsinki and Turku
07-28-2009 : Europe: Helsinki, airport, Jyvaskyla
07-26-2009 : Europe. Ferry on the Baltic Sea
07-26-2009 : Europe: Helsinki.
07-25-2009 : Europe. Berlin, trains, Rostock
07-24-2009 : Europe. Berlin.
07-23-2009 : Europe. Brussels, trains, and Berlin.
07-22-2009 : Europe. Paris, trains and Brussels, take 2.
07-21-2009 : Europe. Paris.
07-20-2009 : Europe. Walls and trains and Paris
07-19-2009 : Europe. Bristol.
07-18-2009 : Europe. Bath
07-17-2009 : Europe. Compton Dando, day 2.
07-16-2009 : Europe. Compton Dando, near Bristol, UK
07-16-2009 : Europe. London!
07-15-2009 : Europe. Well, Newark, NJ.
07-14-2009 : haha!
07-14-2009 : So Many Dynamos, Cast Spells, Police Teeth – The Vera Project
07-12-2009 : Now it’s time to party and we will party hard.
07-10-2009 : I spend most every night…
07-09-2009 : To the future!
07-07-2009 : San Diego sucks.
07-04-2009 : San Diego report
07-01-2009 : Quotes
06-29-2009 : All I ever wanted.
06-29-2009 : Too much.
06-26-2009 : internet addiction much?
06-24-2009 : That must be exhausting.
06-24-2009 : WWAAD?
06-23-2009 : Maniacal laughter
06-21-2009 : Aspirations.
06-21-2009 : It’s all a joke.
06-20-2009 : Exhale.
06-13-2009 : okay.
06-13-2009 : Proud.
06-08-2009 : Red sky at night, sailors delight.
06-07-2009 : nonlinear.
06-06-2009 : PostSecret
06-04-2009 : working hard!
06-01-2009 : when you’re old and you trip on something, it’s dangerous.
05-31-2009 : no time!
05-30-2009 : all but one.
05-28-2009 : Didn’t even have to use my A-K.
05-26-2009 : All evening.
05-25-2009 : packing it in.
05-23-2009 : party!
05-21-2009 : confliction
05-21-2009 : I love lamp
05-19-2009 : I’ll probably never get a full night of sleep again.
05-18-2009 : E sustained 2
05-17-2009 : regression.
05-13-2009 : Into You Like a Train
05-09-2009 : Damien Jurado, Laura Gibson – The Crocodile
05-08-2009 : A Delcaration of Sorts – Small Brown Bike
05-08-2009 : “Have some mercy please. You’ve killed me, now just let me be.”
04-29-2009 : Televangelism
04-24-2009 : Bronze Fawn, Panther Attack!, The Oregon Donor, The Mission Orange – The Comet
04-21-2009 : relativity is relatively relative
04-18-2009 : The Oswald Effect, The Bismarck, Police Teeth, Treasure State – Sunset Tavern
04-14-2009 : Chocolate bunnies.
04-10-2009 : “Cool this madness down.”
04-09-2009 : Point Juncture, WA, Velella Velella, Secret Highways – The Tractor
04-08-2009 : circles in C major
04-03-2009 : To restore balance.
03-30-2009 : Did you see that elephant in the corner?
03-27-2009 : events!
03-25-2009 : Firing on both nostrils.
03-22-2009 : So much money.
03-20-2009 : (got sick and didn’t show up), (who cares), Exohxo, (who cares) – The High Dive
03-19-2009 : it’s never going to be fair.
03-17-2009 : Oh, it’s a holiday?
03-17-2009 : Shots?
03-15-2009 : The Classics of Love, Mike Park, Dateless, The Damage Done, somebody else that got added at the last minute that I missed – The GRN STRP house
03-11-2009 : all good deeds go unpublished
03-10-2009 : inspired by kittens.
03-05-2009 : I should quit the internet.
03-03-2009 : 3000% of your Vitamin C
03-01-2009 : to-do lists
02-26-2009 : Snow Day!
02-26-2009 : Summer vacation keeps getting shorter.
02-25-2009 : Shawty got low, low, low, low, low, low, low
02-22-2009 : Hoquiam, PWRFL Power, Johanna Kunin, Husbands Love Your Wives – King Cobra
02-20-2009 : two happy hours.
02-18-2009 : Turn it around!
02-17-2009 : Don Caballero, sBach, dd/mm/yyyy – El Corazon
02-15-2009 : I would like to type out day two of camping adventure…
02-14-2009 : La Ocean.
02-13-2009 : see you on sunday.
02-12-2009 : leftovers
02-11-2009 : 180 the tall cone.
02-11-2009 : cool!
02-10-2009 : Just don’t say you’ve lost the feeling.
02-08-2009 : not too shabby
02-07-2009 : Tumbledown, Joey Cape, Jon Snodgrass, Austin Lucas – King Cobra
02-05-2009 : “I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you…”
02-05-2009 : “tax on what I say, mistakes they cost a ton.”
02-04-2009 : accentuate the positive.
02-03-2009 : rough sketch.
02-01-2009 : There’s always something worse and always something better.
01-29-2009 : I hate sleeping.
01-28-2009 : 1.4364e+28 helium half-lives
01-27-2009 : vegetables
01-26-2009 : welcome.
01-25-2009 : Bronze Fawn, You May Die in the Desert, Snowman Plan, The Friendly Skies, Waves and Radiation – Cumulus Festival Day 3: The Vera Project
01-25-2009 : Hypatia Lake, Beast Please Be Still, Deelay Ceelay, The Luna Moth, Unlearn – Cumulus Festival Day 2: King Cobra
01-24-2009 : Earth, Joy Wants Eternity, Corespondents, This is a Process of a Still Life, Perish the Island – Cumulus Festival Day 1: Chop Suey
01-22-2009 : chock full of excitement.
01-22-2009 : Damien Jurado, David Bazan, See Me River – Chop Suey
01-22-2009 : My brain is all melted.
01-20-2009 : writing songs is easy
01-20-2009 : Yes, we can.
01-19-2009 : I don’t know why I keep going back there.
01-18-2009 : hopeful sunday.
01-18-2009 : no-internet day
01-17-2009 : The Oregon Donor, The Braille Tapes, Pwrfl Power, The Mission Orange, Kids and Animals – The Greenhouse
01-15-2009 : Don’t sweat it.
01-14-2009 : Warp Factor 1, Mr. Sulu.
01-13-2009 : As for you, back in the evil jar!
01-12-2009 : continual and non-stop success.
01-12-2009 : really?
01-12-2009 : “This is the kind of comedy where no one’s laughing, ’cause it’s hard to.”
01-10-2009 : Minus the Bear, Rocky Votolato, Cave Singers, Past Lives, Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death – The Showbox
01-10-2009 : No, I didn’t go to the show tonight.
01-10-2009 : post-show adventures
01-08-2009 : Grand Hallway, Johanna Kunin, Carrie Biell – Neumo’s
01-08-2009 : the day of rest
01-07-2009 : I will not let you win!
01-06-2009 : I told myself I’d start going to sleep on time!
01-05-2009 : Back to work!
01-05-2009 : day 4: productivity alert!
01-04-2009 : Day 3: ha HA!
01-03-2009 : twice as good as yesterday.
01-02-2009 : day 1, 2009.
01-01-2009 : The one-year plan.
12-31-2008 : 2008 was poop.
12-31-2008 : voice greeting
12-29-2008 : Genius.
12-29-2008 : If you’re bored then you must be boring, too.
12-27-2008 : It’s not so bad around here, I suppose.
12-24-2008 : I love X-mas.
12-24-2008 : The Nutcracker and the 5 from downtown.
12-21-2008 : I don’t know if you guys have heard, but…
12-21-2008 : The magic of a winter night.
12-21-2008 : Three posts in one day? It must be SNOWPOCALYPSE!
12-20-2008 : 108 Bells
12-20-2008 : I’ve been sitting here too long.
12-19-2008 : Seattle Snow Day #3. a.k.a COLDSNOWINTERPOCALYPSAGEDDON (With Pictures)
12-18-2008 : I love music.
12-18-2008 : I love winter.
12-16-2008 : I love my family.
12-12-2008 : There are several ways to hide a smile.
12-11-2008 : Nerdery.
12-10-2008 : I think I want to read some Camus.
12-08-2008 : cookie adventure!
12-06-2008 : day 2, tattoo
12-06-2008 : lazy saturday.
11-29-2008 : H is for Hellgate, Wah Wah Exit Wound, Panther Attack!, The Curious Mystery – The Greenhouse
11-28-2008 : Thanks.
11-27-2008 : Henry Rollins – Moore Theatre
11-23-2008 : … and exhale.
11-22-2008 : +3 records
11-22-2008 : The second good day of 2008.
11-20-2008 : Colour
11-18-2008 : “Do you smile when you’re not at school?”
11-16-2008 : Getting things over.
11-16-2008 : We choose how we feel.
11-13-2008 : D-Major
11-08-2008 : Rocky Votolato, Slender Means, Nazca Lines – UW HUB
11-06-2008 : I need more art in my room.
11-05-2008 : I hope…
10-27-2008 : Chuck Ragan, Ben Nichols, Tim Barry, Kevin Seconds, more – El Crapazon
10-25-2008 : captain adventure
10-25-2008 : Unproductive.
10-22-2008 : Boba Fett
10-18-2008 : some of the differences are also the same
10-16-2008 : say hello to my little friend!
10-05-2008 : REVERBfest 2008
10-04-2008 : Tumultuous winter.
10-03-2008 : I’m doing just fine, thanks for asking.
09-24-2008 : a really long blink.
09-22-2008 : Ladies and gentlemem, this is a double kickflip.
09-14-2008 : School tomorrow
09-14-2008 : The hard streets of Greenwood.
09-10-2008 : Bellevue School District Teacher Strike, Day 7 of ?
09-08-2008 : Bellevue School District Teacher Strike, day 5 of ?
09-07-2008 : Hot Water Music, The Bouncing Souls, Bitchin’ Summer – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
09-05-2008 : Anybody know any good strike songs?
09-05-2008 : I’m ready.
09-03-2008 : something good.
09-02-2008 : I probably walked 10 miles today.
08-31-2008 : Anacortes Skatepark
08-30-2008 : Master Mahan, White Winter Heat, Curbside Avengers, Superhero Action Figures – KTUB
08-29-2008 : Dear The Bouncing Souls,
08-28-2008 : Moonlight Cafe, 19th and S. Jackson
08-26-2008 : I win.
08-24-2008 : carousel festival #3 day 2 – the greenhouse
08-24-2008 : carousel festival day 3?
08-24-2008 : ideas that turn into something
08-23-2008 : Power Lloyd
08-21-2008 : y > 0
08-20-2008 : The Octopus Project, Diagonals – Nectar
08-18-2008 : to-do list
08-17-2008 : Rocky Votolato, Palodine – Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre Free Concert on the Lawn by KEXP
08-14-2008 : Secret Highways, Bird Show of North America, Crown Aruba – Chop Suey
08-12-2008 : Perseid Adventure Report
08-11-2008 : Perseid Adventures
08-08-2008 : (aqueduct), Bugs in Amber, Picoso, King of Hawaii, Grand Hallway – South Lake Union Block Party
08-07-2008 : Glacier Expedition 2008 Report
08-05-2008 : 1 bar in more places
08-04-2008 : Emmons Glacier Expedition, 2008
08-02-2008 : Rocky Votolato, Owen, Nazca Lines – Neumo’s
08-01-2008 : last night
07-30-2008 : plans.
07-29-2008 : potpurri
07-27-2008 : this guitar is also a gun
07-26-2008 : capitalist pig-dog.
07-26-2008 : The Watson Twins, Tim Fite, Jen Wood – Tractor Tavern
07-25-2008 : Shearwater, Johana Kunin, Grand Hallway – The Nectar
07-24-2008 : antidepressants a.k.a. you might not need drugs to feel happy
07-23-2008 : mudhoney, no age – KEXP parking lot (Free Your Radio)
07-22-2008 : skateboard slanders my toe!
07-19-2008 : Batman: The IMAX Knight
07-18-2008 : sauteed green beans with rosemary and pepper
07-16-2008 : bad scene, everyone’s fault
07-15-2008 : well, i *was* going to go to tacoma…
07-13-2008 : “Some people have reported additional depigmentation following periods of physical or emotional stress”
07-11-2008 : construction projects.
07-10-2008 : (the) hungry pines, biography of ferns, x-ray press, paper airplanes – comet tavern
07-09-2008 : ¡viva zapata!
07-06-2008 : the other statue of liberty
06-29-2008 : greenwood car show
06-26-2008 : x = shuriken
06-22-2008 : dear imaginary friends,
06-19-2008 : crosshairs or crosshatch
06-19-2008 : why we only use 5-10% of our brains.
06-18-2008 : how i learn (or don’t)
06-15-2008 : georgetown music festival
06-15-2008 : jeremy enigk, damien jurado – Dante’s, Portland, Oregon
06-15-2008 : the best weekend of my life. or maybe second best.
06-12-2008 : mops and brooms
06-07-2008 : my war
06-03-2008 : computer woes. donproject woahs.
06-02-2008 : joan of arc, 31 knots, others – vera project
05-27-2008 : mates of state – sonic boom
05-24-2008 : indiana jones and the temple of the kingdom of the last of the raiders
05-22-2008 : yay!
05-17-2008 : Your search returned 107 matches
05-15-2008 : if you’ve ever wondered why everyone hates us…
05-14-2008 : “get better” – mates of state
05-11-2008 : yay!
05-10-2008 : innerspace skatepark
05-10-2008 : the right thing.
05-05-2008 : you know it’s a bad day when music can’t make you forget it.
05-04-2008 : into the wild
04-26-2008 : bronze fawn, panther attack — King Cobra
04-21-2008 : R4 L4- into 360 half-roll
04-13-2008 : the darjeeling limited
04-06-2008 : doris.
04-05-2008 : pear green
04-01-2008 : “you don’t talk much, but when you do…”
03-29-2008 : an end is always a beginning, they say.
SunBreak
03-07-2011 : Seattle Music Done Right at Columbia City Theater Saturday Night
02-16-2011 : Social D, Lucero and Chuck Ragan Summon the American Spirit at Showbox SoDo (VIDEO)
02-05-2011 : The Get Up Kids Share Their Midlife Crisis at Neumo’s (VIDEO)
02-01-2011 : forgetters Leave Us Hopeful For More Nostalgia (VIDEO)
01-30-2011 : The Get Up Kids Try to Redeem Emo at Neumos this Wednesday
01-27-2011 : Vera Project Hosts the Return of Blake Schwarzenbach this Sunday
01-19-2011 : Cumulus Festival Returns for a Third Year of Pushing the Musical Envelope
01-17-2011 : Dashboard Confessional Celebrates 10-Year Annniversary at Neumo’s (VIDEO)
11-17-2010 : Bronze Fawn’s Final Show Thursday at Neumo’s
11-10-2010 : Couch Fest 2010: This Time with a Moped
11-06-2010 : "Couch Fest" Film Festival Visits Capitol Hill on Sunday
10-17-2010 : Superchunk at the Showbox Encourages Seattleites to Pogo
10-09-2010 : Are Frightened Rabbit Reviving Beatlemania?
09-07-2010 : A Bumbershoot Sunday Gallery: From Crazy to Conscientious, Starring Courtney Love and Billy Bragg
09-02-2010 : Jansport Packs Magic into Cave Singers Bonfire Session
08-24-2010 : "Secret" Jansport Bonfire Show This Saturday with The Cave Singers
07-13-2010 : There is Beauty in Simplicity: Treasure State at Mars Bar
04-16-2010 : Velella Velella, Your New Excuse for Dancing and Looking Awesome
02-20-2010 : In Which Bon Jovi’s The Circle Tour Starts at Key Arena
02-19-2010 : Bon Jovi and Dashboard Confessional in Town TONIGHT! (And TOMORROW!)
02-14-2010 : Cumulus Music Festival Gathers Its Courage and Impresses in 2010
02-11-2010 : The Weekend Forecast Calls for Clouds and Instrumental Music
02-06-2010 : Best of Couch Fest Screening Tomorrow at NWFF
01-18-2010 : Chris Cab’s Birthday Party Reminds Us It’s Okay to Have Fun
01-15-2010 : Best Punk Birthday Party Ever This Saturday at El Corazon
01-11-2010 : Sound Transit Experiences a Boom in Pantless Ridership (Photo Gallery)
01-09-2010 : Half-Off Light Rail this Sunday, Sort of
01-07-2010 : The Song Show Discusses What It Takes to Write Songs
12-31-2009 : Community Power Overcomes Arsonist Power
12-31-2009 : Don’s Top Five Punk & Rock Shows of 2009
12-22-2009 : Schoolyard Heroes and Kane Hodder Play Their Last Shows Ever
12-10-2009 : It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Exohxmas
12-01-2009 : Morrissey is Still Frinky
11-27-2009 : Punk, Ska, and Rap Collide at the Showbox Monday
11-25-2009 : A Visit to Our Musical Cousins in the North
11-25-2009 : Morrissey Invites You to the Paramount for Some Commiseration
11-20-2009 : Russian Circles Conjure Up a Sea of Rock Claws
11-17-2009 : Tonight, the Largest Arcade Fire Cover Band in Human History
11-10-2009 : Couch Fest’s Warm Glow Thaws the Seattle Freeze
11-07-2009 : Andrew Chaikin Wants to Send You to the Moon, Baby
11-01-2009 : The Revival Tour Hits Town on Halloween and Leaves Us All Smiling
10-24-2009 : At 20, the Bouncing Souls Do Whatever the Hell They Want
10-21-2009 : Preview and interview: BOAT @ Neumo's
10-21-2009 : Preview and interview: Pelican @ El Corazon
10-18-2009 : Sunny Day Real Estate Reunite. Really.
10-09-2009 : Polvo and Bronze Fawn: Tradition and Innovation at the Croc
10-05-2009 : 1990s NW Hardcore Reunion Roughs Up El Corazon
09-11-2009 : Interview: Tomo Nakayama of Grand Hallway
SSG
03-30-2011 : Papercuts – Fading Parade - 6.7/10
03-20-2011 : Various Artists - We Love This Comp, Volume 1 - 8.1/10
03-16-2011 : Eagle and Talon – In Manila - 4.3/10
03-02-2011 : Jon Mckiel – Confidence Lodge - 8.7/10
02-11-2011 : Esben and the Witch – Violet Cries - 5.4/10
02-01-2011 : Lubec – Nothing is Enough! - 6.2/10
12-21-2010 : Chris Schlarb – Psychic Temple - 8.6/10
12-10-2010 : Small Black – New Chain - 6.7/10
11-29-2010 : Twin Shadow – Forget - 6.3/10
Punknews
01-21-2016 : Various Artists - Polyvinyl 4-Track Singles Series (2014) - ★★★★☆
01-18-2015 : Allison Weiss - Remember When EP (2014) - ★★☆☆☆