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Why hello there...
[28 Mar 2005|07:30pm]
The greater danger, for most of us, lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark... Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.

- Michelangelo

Almost two years ago I put that quote up on my LJ and never would have thought it would have grown to be the mantra by which I exist...

Well, I'm still around. Very much so actually. Although I'm entirely bored with the internet and spending any amount of time on it, I thought I'd come back to pull the infamous "im back" that I always rolled my eyes to after a public message verbiating an LJ retirement. I'm still done, more or less, but since I have gone back occassionally to peruse through my thoughts and memories, I thought I'd put up an entry to look back upon at a major turning point in my life -- see what everything will look like in a couple years.

For those who've asked... I'm done with the intense involvement I formally had with Drum and Bass. I still love it immensely but the scene and even moreso, the mentality wasn't conducive to me living the productive lifestyle I wanted. That's a copout, for sure -- as we all have a 'choice' -- but I found company to be heavily influencing and decided to move on towards a greater balance. 'Defiant' is done, obviously, and Weston is now producing under the name GEIN with other Milwaukee guys, Abel and Ronnie from Habit. They're taring shit up right now and I'm proud of what they're doing ... definitely came a long ways, but I can't hold out hope on being the "next big thing" anymore. Even that wouldn't satisfy my goals right now. I've been planning for the future.

I'm in Milwaukee right now and have managed to move my way up with a company called The Edge Executive Marketing Group. I started out doing outside sales and promotions... needing money badly at the time and was willing to do it just for the promised paid training which was needed to pay my rent after moving back. Initially I wasn't sure if it was something I could do... it wasn't anything I've ever done before but in six months I was able to pass up about eight management trainees and get promoted to 'partnership' this month. I now do none of the sales and focus my time on developing leaders and my own organization (currently without a name), which I look to expand to five cities in the next twelve months... eventually moving back out to Socal and starting my main office in San Diego.

It's been a huge move for me... I'm finally working out of debt and in the coming year, all will cease. Really allowed me to focus on the big picture and hey, I'm getting old... I'm done playing. It was time to do or die. I've been doing about 80 hours a week.

If you don't like what you're getting out of life, change what you put into it.

The cause of almost all failure comes from the inability to recognize how close one is to success before deciding to quit.


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friends only
[26 Aug 2004|01:37pm]
why are you only seeing posts about our music or stupid links to ebay?

... because you aren't my friend!

haha, well, not according to livejournal anyways... i haven't had a lot of time to post much of worth lately, but just about everything aside from music is locked behind various degrees of security.

so if you'd like to read more -- and im not sure you do -- then add me to your friends list, leave a comment and we'll see what i can do about arranging a more personal relationship between you and my oh-so uninteresting tales of torture and toe-nail clippings.

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[23 Jul 2004|03:23pm]
The greater danger, for most of us, lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark... Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.

- Michelangelo

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come say 'hi' tomorrow
[16 Dec 2003|10:44am]

defiant droppin em on san jose........... also can check us at qtopia in los angeles tonight (tuesday) ... might even hear the new defiant & submerged untitled funk collaboration.

(im not really back, though... ;)

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im out
[29 Sep 2003|09:30am]
ill be deleting this journal in a few days... maybe a few hours.

im done, ive had enough.

there are some people ... some people i just wish would die.

there will be a new livejournal -- one with no pictures, no references to my proper name -- and all that jazz. you might be able to find me around, might not... but please, someone who's enjoyed reading my journal over the last couple years, maybe fire me a code at antwyss@yahoo.com. thanks!


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Stranger in a Strange Land
[22 Sep 2003|02:30pm]
He did not expect reasonable conduct from human beings; most people were candidates for protective restraint. He simply wished they would leave him alone!--all but the few he chose for playmates.

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[20 Sep 2003|02:40pm]
he who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.

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[18 Sep 2003|11:51am]
gotta check this out...

surreal picture of isabelleCollapse )

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just noticed this:
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so that's what a deadly hurricane looks like...
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A Gift to You! :P
[02 Sep 2003|12:18am]
so i relaxed today... had some drank, enjoyed a smoke and decided to spin a set of liquid funk.

for those unfamiliar with drum and bass, this is the kind of music you're going to want to have sex to and all that good stuff.;] this is the light side of dnb and a one that im not admittedly the most familiar with. so excuse some of the sloppy mixing (a lot?!), a pickup of the needle (dont ask!) and sit back and enjoy the music. ive included some really funky and soulful tunes... please give this a listen, especially those who have never enjoyed drum and bass before. i think this is something you've never heard... we're gonna be gentle here. :]


dj kalm - mirage
dj sky - all the things
badune (nu.tone?) - bag lady bootleg
? - easy boom
influx datum - take my soul
d.kay - quiet earth
klute - song seller
insiders - ?
mathmatics - booty conspiracy
rascal & klone - promises
mist - barracuda
mathematics - fantasy
mathmatics - ?
insiders - halo

download the mp3 (right click link and select 'save target as')

................... and since i know the question is coming: a 'defiant mix' will be coming as soon as we get our hands on at least one cdj for the house. stay tuned. :]

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DJ Friction on 1Xtra Tonight
[30 Aug 2003|11:58am]
DJ Friction will be live from 2am-6am UK Time for a 4 hour rinse out session.

The show will feature a guest mix from DJ Loxy, competitions and an in the mix section with Friction himself alongside SP. They're gonna be tearing up the airwaves so make sure your locked in!

someone correct me if im wrong, but that should be 6-10pm PST and sure you can listen live to it at bbc 1xtra.

why would you want to do that?

you just might be able to hear defiant - kevlar ... ;]

regardless, friction is the next andy c with a better track selection... dont sleep!

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Hollywood kru, see ya there!
[26 Aug 2003|03:27pm]

expect to hear the freshest and baddest of tunes................ man, id love to drop some names but just trust me on it. ;]

(oh... and 'kevlar' will be played)

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defiant - kevlar
[26 Aug 2003|08:52am]
... just want to have this dated in my lj as its primary focus has shifted to chronicle our musical journey.

'kevlar' is our breakout tune. you will hear tons about it in the coming year .......... im so excited about this jam, you don't even know.



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promos at BBS
[25 Aug 2003|09:46am]

buy one if you haven't, thanks :]

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i lied...
[21 Aug 2003|09:26am]
not all online stores are sold out...

red eye records just put it up under new releases: http://www.redeyerecords.co.uk


UPDATE: nevermind. it's sold out, 10 minutes later. thank you! :D

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kinda weird to read this...
[20 Aug 2003|11:54pm]

Defiant : Infinite / No Return - G2 Promo
''G2 never seem to get a day off, as the releases just roll out faster than I can review them. It's all good, however, since they are just about always bringing the goods. This single boasts two sick tech infused stompers that just roll and roll - like a pothead with a brand new bag of Northern Lights. The a side steals the show, though, and merely one listen is guaranteed to have you dancing on the ceiling, a'la Lionel Richie. Devastating drum edits and super potent sub tones ensure that the floor will be quaking, and the little techy bits up top ensure that all the booties will be shaking. So good I rhymed!!''

funny review, though... seems like yesterday we made that tune and started out three living situations ago.... now it's about a year old ... and you know ive wrote about wondering how well it's going to do because of that. we've learned a lot since then. all the online stores are sold out of promos and they usually get the most so that's a good sign. hope it sells out, then we'd buy an emu and mmm... some da converters. ;]

(this new bit here tho is HOT!)


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[20 Aug 2003|10:55pm]
xp is like windows for ravers.


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buy me please =]
[19 Aug 2003|08:53am]
our first record has finally hit online stores...

pick up a copy here to support your favorite drum and bass artists ;D

  • http://www.juno.co.uk/drumandbass.htm
  • http://www.chemical-records.co.uk

    DEFIANT: Infinite (G2 UK) (ASF) (MP3)
    12" promo: Infinite/No Return (GS 009) [5.99] - add

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