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Information technologist for The Computer Department, Inc., current CTO at The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space, Graduate of Springfield Southeast High School and Illinois State University. Click on stuff below for more information.
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Audio
Bandcamp
Music is available for streaming and buying at Bandcamp.
YouTube Music
Visit my YouTube music channel and subscribe.
TheAllegedShow
My brother, Aaron, and I together host this mostly weekly hour-long show on radio station WQNA. It's half comedy, half music, and three-quarters unknown.
Musical Realists
My son, Isaac, and I have made music together over the years. This Bandcamp account is for our project, which is called Musical Realists.
Here is some music:
Words
TeaLeaves
My first book, available on Amazon, is a collection of essays much like a music concept album, in that although there are threads between pieces, each of the pieces is distinct.
MetaStupid
My 2nd book, also available on Amazon, is a brief though intense treatise which roots the intellectual pursuit of what it means to be stupid deep in layers of metaphysical analysis, over the course mixing the personal with the universal in ways that entertain and defy the conventions of both memoir and philosophy.
Essays
Essays on such topics as perception, communication, work, personal taste, and David Foster Wallace.
Fiction
Several pieces of alt/postmodern fiction from my college days at Illinois State University in the early 90s, during which time I studied under Curtis White.
EscapeFromLegoCity
At long last, I attempt a contemporary interpretation of LEGO "City" toy box covers.
Possible Books
What new books in the fields of cultural studies and critical theory might be on the horizon? Let's find out!
Repaired News
News comes and goes, but what remains is a single unpaired sock at the bottom of the hamper. Seriously, though, these are pieces written for my radio show originally declared on the air to be current news, so just keep that in mind.
Cartoons
NinjaGalactic
Oh, the things we do. Sometimes, they involve drawing a comic strip that puts ninjas in outer space, pitting teen musicians against male bighorn sheep and slimy interstellar frog creatures against our plucky hero.
CaptainNatural
On the other hand, there are subjects seldom broached in polite society but which should probably be much more, specifically perhaps the one of how funny genital integrity can be.
GarfieldAndLyman1
In the Garfield comic series, Lyman was the original owner of Odie the dog and was also Jon's roommate, but sometime around 1982 he vanished from the series without explanation. Before Lyman was largely forgotten, though, at the age of thirteen I drew these comics detailing the many battles that Garfield and Lyman had with each other behind the scenes.
GarfieldAndLyman2
Every nonsensical, gratuitously violent comic series deserves a sequel, right? Volume 2 even contains a subseries in which the titular characters expand their battle zone to the interplanetary realm.
Images
pictures
Pictures which may or may not seem funny or (more basically) simply enjoyable to your sense. They are largely photoplasty and unfiltered photography.
ethereality
Light thru glass.
videos
There are videos I make, too, that I wish to share with you. Here are a few of my favorites and a few of the more culturally popular, which categories might of course overlap in some instances.
letusout
Let's please do let them out.
voicesoftherodeo
Can you hear them? (Warning: graphic imagery.)
Work
tcdi
We all have to work for a living, and I do as well. My "day job" is programming for and co-managing a small family computer business here in Springfield, Illinois. We don't work with residential technology but rather that of businesses, and our clients find us through word of mouth, so please don't consider this note to be an advertisement.

Copyright 2019 Timothy Donavan Russell
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