3 Photos from Instinct’s 2-Year Anniversary

Last weekend I went down to Chongqing (the fourth time this year) to play at the Instinct 2-year anniversary. As expected, it was a blast. It was very dark, but I came back with a few photos of the event.

Published on December 8, 2016

Fall 2016 Photos from Tokyo

I recently got back from my second trip to Tokyo this year, and had an even better time on this trip, being able to more deeply explore a city which I’ve recently been getting to know. A few photos here with a link to more below.






More Fall 2016 Photos from Tokyo
Published on November 15, 2016

Another Listen: Anger Mixtape feat. Trump

Just Charlie - AngerAfter months of following the presidential election season unfold, it’s almost over. Today is Tuesday, November 5th in China, and polls open in just a few hours in the United States as voters will begin to stream in to cast their ballots.

It was ten months ago that I joined a group of friends in a mixtape project where we represent a randomly assigned emotion through a collection of eight songs. My assigned emotion was Anger. And so I made this mixtape, with the central theme being the rising popularity and divisive nature of Donald Trump’s newfound popularity. The mixtape starts with Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Trump at a rally in January 2016, the week that I recorded this. A list of other samples is below.

Looking back on this ten months later, the anger has not abated, it has intensified. And it’s not just political opponents and adversaries of a potential Trump presidency, it is on both sides of the aisle.

Happy election day 🇺🇸

Download Link

“Anger” Mixtape MP3

This mix is 32 minutes long, 320kbps, and 78 megabytes in size.


  1. Black Sun Empire – Wasteland (feat. SPL)
  2. Bob Dylan – Masters of War
  3. Bassnectar – Seek & Destroy (Remix)
  4. Metallica – Seek & Destroy
  5. Black Flag – Rise Above
  6. The Eagles – Peaceful Easy Feeling
  7. Carly Simon & James Taylor – Mockingbird
  8. John Lennon – Gimme Some Truth

Sampled on this Mixtape

  1. Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump
  2. George Carlin on “The real owners”
  3. Bill O’Reilly “Doing it live”
  4. Howard Beale rant from Network (1976)
  5. “I hate the fuckin’ Eagles” from The Big Lebowski (1998)
  6. “Who needs the radio?” from Dumb & Dumber (1994)
  7. “You can’t handle the truth” from A Few Good Men (1992)
Published on November 8, 2016

Photos from Hangzhou

Last weekend I returned to Hangzhou for the second time to perform with Kafe Hu at the Xihu Music Festival (西湖音乐节). This trip reminded me of what a beautiful city Hangzhou is China – in close proximity to Shanghai but uniquely lush and tranquil, with trees everywhere. A few photos below with a link to the rest below.






More Fall 2016 Photos from Hangzhou
Published on November 5, 2016

The Best iOS Games

DownwellIt took half a decade of working in mobile games to appreciate the deep pool of amazing work in the market. But despite the brilliance of so many developers around the world in making amazing game experiences on iOS, they are often overshadowed by the sheer quantity of garbage in the App Store. To address this, Apple has rightly put a lot of attention on the issue of discoverability, making it easier for average users to locate exceptional apps.

With this in mind, I’ve authored what will be a persistent list of what I think are the Best iOS Games. Currently there are a few dozen in the list, but I will be adding to it. In the future when people ask what my favorite games on the platform are, or what I have installed on my iPad, I will just refer them there.

My List of the Best iOS Games

Note: I also replaced the header link on this website which previously went to my 85+ Best iOS Games of 2015 with this new page, which won’t go out of date.

Published on October 26, 2016