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April 12, 2007


I have some very bittersweet news to deliver. Unbelievably, I have been accepted to UCLA's Masters Degree Program for Screenwriting. My classes start in September. In Los Angeles. Also, Collin and Linds have both been accepted into a prestigious Anthropology program in Arizona.

So what does this mean about the Look Machine, you ask? Obviously, we won't be playing regularly. We'll be going on hiatus. This isn't a breakup, because our plan is to still record occasionally, play shows when we can. But we'll all be free to join new bands, and clearly we'll be entering a long term hibernation.

This is very sad news, no doubt. The Look Machine has been an amazing experience, one that I've been honored to be a part of.

I personally think we've written some amazing music, and I'm proud of what we've accomplished. Recording a full length album was always a dream of mine, and I got to fulfill it with these guys. We've been played on the radio, made fans all over the world, made great friends, played amazingly great shows and not so great shows, and all along it's been worth it every second. So this isn't really an end, because we plan on doing reunion shows, and both of our programs are only 2 years long.

So get ready for our final basement show. It's going to be huge.

Posted by jason on April 12, 2007 10:38 PM


AWESOME NEWS JASON! congrats man, i've been pulling for you. remember us little guys when you're famous!

Posted by: bsweber on April 12, 2007 11:08 PM

ps. on a coincidental note: the young explorers society is on the lookout for a LA correspondent......

Posted by: bsweber on April 12, 2007 11:09 PM

thanks brett, I really appreciate it. my mind is still blown that I'm going.

Posted by: jason on April 12, 2007 11:09 PM

i'd love to join the esteemed lineup. give me a login.

Posted by: jason on April 12, 2007 11:11 PM

on another side note: we're also looking for AZ correspondents...congrats to the collin and lindsay too!

Posted by: bsweber on April 12, 2007 11:11 PM

will do

Posted by: bsweber on April 12, 2007 11:15 PM

exciting and sad at the same time. congrats!

Posted by: Jack on April 13, 2007 12:00 AM

anthropology? tell more!

Posted by: Anonymous on April 13, 2007 08:14 AM

Jason, I'm so happy for you and your family! We've never met, but I'm old friend of Darby. I've followed you for a while through this blog and others. Everything you touch turns to gold, and I'm sure this experience will be no different. Congrats again!

Posted by: sean on April 13, 2007 09:36 AM

Jason.. thats awesome and that sucks at the same time.. i hope you follow the path of your favorite pharmacist and move back when you're done with graduate school :)


Posted by: jaysonjaz on April 13, 2007 12:58 PM

Congratulations Jason! I wish you and Darby the best. What an exciting move! You'll be so far from Newark though. Newark hasn't been the same though since the Pizza Station burned. No, I have never gotten over that. Puffer Bellies! If only I had the recipe ... (sigh)

Anyway, I hope all goes well for you guys.

Posted by: Kate on April 13, 2007 01:24 PM

congrats all around. So when do you all leave? and when is this basement show? and why did BS post an ungodly number of times? and who is playing with you at the Troc?

Posted by: childish on April 13, 2007 03:25 PM

dude i just had a lot to say

Posted by: bsweber on April 13, 2007 04:21 PM

and for some reason i didnt say it all at once

Posted by: bsweber on April 13, 2007 04:22 PM

Maybe you could write a movie about some crazy scuba instructor in Mexico who got kicked in the head... just an idea.

Posted by: min on April 13, 2007 09:18 PM

congrats and good luck to everybody.


- from snakeman, who will rot away in delaware forEVER... or at least another year.

Posted by: SnakeMan on April 14, 2007 12:13 AM

Wow congrats! That's amazing! Goodluck to you guy.

Posted by: Mikhail on April 24, 2007 12:24 PM

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