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To celebrate the release of 'RECollection:  Volume 1' we're putting on a special show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood!  For those of you who don't know, Amoeba Records is this massive independent record store; a cathedral of sorts — there are only 3 of them in the world — and, they're going to be carrying RECollection!

Join me on September 20th at 6PM at Amoeba for some RECord playing and RECord making!  The event is free.  Of course, 'RECollection: Volume 1' will be for sale — and, as an added bonus, if you purchase RECollection at the event, you'll receive a special 'hit RECord at Amoeba' poster! :oD

Find info for the event here!

And, about that poster — we gotta make a poster!  We're gonna make a poster for our RECord release at Amoeba!  Contribute to the 'hit RECord at Amoeba' poster collaboration: !

Thanks, and see y'all at our neighborhood RECord Store!




wish i could be there too...

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The first show sold-out in a few hours, so we've added a second show - 10:30p.  Tickets here!  I'm gonna hold off posting this on my twitter/tumblr/etc for a few beats, so hitRECorders can get tix.  But do it soon :oD

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Join me for an evening of original short films, live performance, collaborative RECording and more at the Vista Theatre!  For tickets click here!

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I have a lot of work lately and also big changes are coming- next week I'm moving to big city, starting new job, new life (maybe).. so I had to take a break from creating new stuff for a while. I know that this little remix isn't finished.. still I want to do something more with it. But not today :) Meanwhile I've decided to throw it in the air and see what will happen..

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Hand embroidered by me, inspired by Neithan's colouring in parts and wirrow's lovely design.

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Hope this works...

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Hello again...

Well, it’s been a little while. Thanks to everyone who contributed their love and support this last month since dan died. I’m still feeling pretty low these days, but I’m looking forward to taking a few ginger steps back to work. I know that’s what he’d want.

So, without further ado, I’d like to finally announce a project that’s been in the works for a good six months or so -- HITRECORD.ORG presents Joseph Gordon-Levitt RE:Acting & RECording -- a college tour. We’re going to do live presentations at a handful of universities around the country to speak to young, talented, ambitious artists and invite them into our collaborative community.

Our initial plans had been grander in scope, but considering everything that’s happened in the last month, we decided to scale it down. I’ll only be going to campuses in L.A. and New York, and I apologize to the other schools I had planned on also visiting: Ohio State, University of Pittsburgh, Vasser and University of Rhode Island. I doubt this will be the last time we do this sort of thing, and I look forward to making up those dates in the future.

These presentations will be a bit less of a “rockin’ evening out” as were the Summer in the City and SxSW shows and a bit more discussion-oriented like the Sundance presentations. I’m looking forward to really delving into hitRECord’s collective creative process, the general state of mass media today, and the broader questions that have faced artists since forever. And I’m confident that we’ll all end up working with some cool and talented new hitRECorders.

The dates are: UCLA - Nov 8, UPenn - Nov 17, Columbia - Nov 19, NYU - Nov 20, and USC - Nov 22. Needless to say, we’ll be RECording the whole time so nobody will miss anything, and so we can all remix those RECords into new Results. And of course, as we play various exemplary RECords at these presentations, the contributing artists will share in the tour’s profits.

It’ll be a gradual process getting back into the swing of things, but the notion of working with you guys again makes me feel good and optimistic.

thanks again <3
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Nothing big
Nothing grand
Nothing useful
Nothing planned
Nothing smart, or at least not very
Nothing revolutionary
Nothing urgent
Nothing hot
Maybe quiet
Maybe not
Nothing hard
Nothing wet
Nothing naked, well not yet
Nothing witty
Nothing wise
No big deal
No first prize
Nothing solemn
Nothing set
Nothing much to give or get
Nothing now but me and you
Nothing more, thanks, that'll do
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have some regrettable news regarding the FALL FORMAL.  As you might know, these past two weeks have been the worst of my life.  To those contributing tribute RECords re: my brother dan, you have my deepest gratitude.

I’m eager to get back to work, but I also feel like I’ve just had an arm chopped off and so I’m finding myself less than capable these days.

I’ve considered various possibilities on how to make the show happen another way – the Town Hall Theater has been so accommodating in figuring this out with us.  But in the end, I just don’t feel up to it right now and have decided to cancel the show.

If it’s any consolation, we hitRECorders can take heart in knowing that our production was on-track to selling all 1500 tickets – a victory in itself well worthy of ice cream.

Chin up, there’s still much to do and a bright future ahead.
Thanks again...
<3 J

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BURNING dAN brightly embodied that bold beastly bliss sometimes referred to as "the creative spirit." He was my chief collaborator on the foundational incarnations of over the years and continues to inspire us ever the more. He would absolutely positively insist that we not let this bad news deter us on our collective mission. That said, I might not feel up to it for a little while.

Watching this community blossom into what it has become never ceased to amaze him and me. We would regularly marvel at it and high five. Thank you all for that. There he is now pouring heaping hollowed watermelons full of love over each and every one of us.

Let's celebrate him, he's fucking awesome:

See you real soon,
thanks again...

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