Percolating in my head

It’s tough not having the same dedication to photography as 2008. After a hectic year (2009) split between college, work, photography, and the band, can you blame me?

I’m going to share what’s happening, then you can heckle me.

The Scarlet Paradigm

We’re trying to “make it.” Not only are we trying to just book more shows[1. In 2009, we played 14 shows — January (2), February (2), March (2), May (1), June (2), July (1), August (2), October (1), November (1).], but we’re looking to sell merchandise at shows and send our EP to various record labels.

I’d like to design a better theme for the website and get the guys to post to our Twitter/website more often — not just for announcements/shows.

Website geekery

I can dabble and tinker with HTML and CSS, but not very well. Since the band can’t afford to pay a designer, I need to take matters into my own hands. I’m determined to learn these languages, in addition to PHP. It’d also give me something else to add to my résumé.

I’m anxiously waiting for Aaron Brazell to finish the WordPress Bible.

Do you have any websites, articles or books that helped you get started?


I’ve maxed out the number of units I can transfer to a Cal State university. I’ve applied to Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona for Fall 2010 and waiting to hear back from them. Until then, I can’t do anything more about it.


I need to scan and process all my film negatives from Fall 2009 semester at Citrus College, catch up on general photo processing, and create a dedicated portfolio website of my best work. While it would be cool to try and get more photography work, I need to throttle that back and push The Scarlet Paradigm.

Don’t worry, I’m still down to photowalk and try to hang with the Los Angeles Flickr Group whenever I can.

Alright, that’s what up. Follow me on Twitter. Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan works at Automattic. He's also a cat whisperer. Sometimes…a photographer, and card magician.

One thought on “Percolating in my head”

  1. What kind of design are you looking to do for TSP? I recently started designing my own WP themes and might be willing to do some pro bono work. (ETA 3/2010)


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