A history of my imagined music career through the years, by albums. Inspired by photos on my phone that could be album covers and by @nikkilounoel and @HisDudeness and @nathanveshecco
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    From my self-titled surf acoustic debut album built around Greek mythology and recorded soon after college. The single 'Apollo and Daphne' is played non-stop on college radio. Critics love it for the English major cred; sales are promising but don't make me wealthy. Still, a label signs me and re-issues the songs with better production values.
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    Dork Shoes
    My 'I'm sick of the corporate rat race' sophomore follow-up. It sells poorly.
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    Going Places
    A road-trip themed third album with a stripped down punk combo (drums and bass) and we employ electricity and amplifiers. After Dork Shoes, no label promotion, sales are non-existent and they do not request additional albums when my contract expires.
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    Corporate Coffee
    A self-released and self-produced back to roots acoustic effort which retreats to old themes of alienation in corporate life, and which you can only get on homemade CDs at open mic shows. My songwriting is stronger but focused on the wrong subject matter.
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    The Sky Is Always Perfect
    Ambient electronica composed in GarageBand. Again available only -- excuse me, exclusively -- on homemade CDs or jump drives in a newfangled MP3 format. I'm figuring things out, like the Internet.
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    Some Party
    My breakout 'overnight' success album of BlogRock filled with catchy pop songs and a full rock band lineup. Online success and digital download/sharing. Which leads to signing with Sub Pop records for another go.
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    What I'm known for. Relentless touring. Those two huge songs that got so big and were used everywhere so you now hate them and, by association, me. Upside: I finally quit my day job.
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    Shopping Cart Monster
    The over-hyped and over-promoted follow-up album that had nowhere to go but down. There are actually some pretty good songs on it but my moment has passed.
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    Yelling At Sneezers
    My supergroup album pitched and signed for at the height of Running era fame, but studio and scheduling issues prevented release until I was considered a sell-out and thus wouldn't sell. You can see the track list here: THE TRACKLIST FOR MY NEW ALBUM, 'YELLING AT SNEEZERS'. You can see the supergroup members here: ALL-TIME SUPER BAND 🎸🎀🎬🎺 -- YELLING AT SNEEZERS
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    Dumb Intersections
    A solo acoustic album relating the stories of becoming successful enough to be asked to coordinate a supergroup while the public sours on you. Fans think it's hilarious. Critics find it pretentious. It doesn't sell.
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    A contractual obligation album of B-sides and alt-takes and a few live versions of my greatest hits. Sales are good enough that it gets released on vinyl, but never cracks the Billboard album chart.