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January 4th, 2010

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We came as close to being rock stars as we may ever come this New Years Eve, and it was undeniably one of the best moments of my life.  I’m totally ready to jump on board with Housewives and Hard Drives – started working on some cool electronic beats on the new set and looking into MIDI control from my triggers.

Yes, it’s a new year, and everything seems to be in its right place.  I’ve spent four years here in Babylon living this way or that, but now I feel I’ve finally hit the nail on the head.  Of course there are new elements like going back to school to study cognitive science, working as a consultant, and living with my girlfriend, but these things aren’t as novel as they seem.  Before I was in film, I was a math-science person through and through.  I’ll be a consultant, sure, but I’ll be doing it at Bug, where I started my career.  I live in Manhattan with my girlfriend, but it’s Tracey, one of the first girls I dated when I moved to NYC.  It’s a beautiful combination of the old and new.  (Beatles:  “Love is old, love is new.”)

But as I sat at my new desk at Bug this morning, reflecting on the momentum carrying me into 2010, I realized there was something missing.  Something that would fit right in.  Weekday morning… sitting at Bug… cup of coffee… coming off another successful Party Industries (affiliated) weekend… what was it…

…of course!  A letter to my dear friend and long-time partner-in-crime, Charles Hoey!

Sorry, it’s been so long.  Let’s rock this whole decade like we did its first moments.

- Ben

P.S.  You may ask, “And what of the header to your letter, Ben?”  It’s a report of a company basketball game from Chinese tech company Goldwind.  See last week’s New Yorker.