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Westward Ho!


I’m headed westward today.  First stop: Cake City for 10 days to work on some HEPNOVA tunes, and maybe get in some sessions with Jon David Rodis as well.  Then on to San Francisco to start my internship at Creative Commons.  Back in NYC in late August.

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LS and Catherine do DC


Catherine and I were in DC last week to attend the Free Press Summit on Changing Media. Check out our photos on Flickr.

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ITP Spring 2009 Post-Show Wrap-Up

The ITP Spring Show 2009 was a great success.  Givkwik (micro-donations on the go) was very well received, and we got some leads for people interested in partnering with us and hearing more about the project.  ODI et AMO also did very well.  It seems like kids in particular really like the bright flashing colors of the videos and the cuteness of the characters themselves.  The kiddies also dug the business cards I made (below).


I am thinking that I should spin the characters out some more, and give them bodies, and put them on a whole range of merchandise, Sanrio-style.  Some British guy told me that it would be illegal to broadcast in the UK because it would cause epileptic seizures.   He also said he was too hungover to watch the whole video.  😉

After we cleaned up at ITP, we headed over to the After Party at Santos, which featured music and visuals by ITP students. Below: LS, Matt Parker, and Asli Sevinc.


ODI et AMO made another appearance in the party video projection:



And the nuit blanche concluded with the sun coming up and some greasy noodles with Kristin and Sonaar at Wo Hop in Chinatown.


Also be sure to check out ITP graduate Jonathan Swerdloff’s Floor Four Productions, a platform for students at ITP to extend their projects beyond the classroom. Full disclosure: HEPNOVA Multimedia designed the logo.

I’m off to Washington DC tomorrow with Catherine for the Free Press Summit: Changing Media, and then to San Francisco on Friday to visit Kris and to finalize my housing arrangements for my summer internship at Creative Commons.

Congratulations to the graduating ITP 2nd years!  And to my class for making it halfway through.

Audio HEPNOVA Music

Download the “Lost” 2000 Hepnova Sessons, just uncovered!


Hepnova fans rejoice! The awesomely rocking sessions recorded in 2000 by John Chase, Susan Webb Chase, and Nicholas, long thought lost forever, were just uncovered and are now available for free download.

Featuring a pogo-inducing punky cover of Motown classic “Money (That’s What I Want)” and an electrifying performance of the raunchy Chase-penned classic “La Verdad,” this collection is a peek into the legendary live sound of the classic RRG / Hepnova era. This IS Recombinant Rock Generation music at its most kickin’.

With throbbing, growling bass from Chase and Sue-Shi’s iced-out vocals and crisp live drums, this set is a true rockin’ classic. Download it now!

More HEPNOVA music here.

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A Fish This Big

A Fish This Big

Pictures taken at the ITP Spring Show 2009. A Fish This Big: A Virtual Fishing Trip by Angela Chen, Matt Richard, Meredith Hasson, and Winslow Porter.

A Fish This Big

More fish photos.