becomingthearchetype #fbf (fat back friday, right?)
For our 6-track remix ep Celestial Progression, Clifton got the pixelation treatment. Track 1 is by the Born of Water genius duo. The other 5 tracks are by the late genius Sean Patrick Murphy (Giant Robot). Art by Ryan Clark.
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becomingthearchetype This is Clifton's origin. Created by Ryan Clark for the Bring Your Own Beard tour (2008), he later became the official BTA mascot. He's affectionately known to BTA listeners as Clifton Beardskull or The Beardskull. His likeness has been stolen by countless other bands and companies, but you guys know his back story. 1d

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becomingthearchetype #twt (Tiddlywinks Tuesday)
Snapshot from BTA music video #3 out of 4 (this one for Breathing Light). Created by David Prindle. Solid State and Dave both seem to not have it anymore so the only place I can find it is here: http://www.undergroundvideotelevision.com/play-video/BecomingTheArchetype-BreathingLight&channel=1
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  •   sniffaxxx Glad you were able to find it. 17h

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becomingthearchetype Recorded in 2008 with the inimitable Devin Townsend on Gibsons Island off the coast of Vancouver over 6 weeks. Original commissioned painting by Kristian Wåhlin (Necrolord). Art concept inspired by Jason and I reading That Hideous Strength (C.S. Lewis) and The Dark Tower Series (Stephen King). 4d
  •   zebrrian Are yall still a band? @becomingthearchetype 4d
  •   lieutenant_indiana End of the Age is my favorite of this album, but they're all fantastic! You guys make great music and keep up the good work! 4d
  •   glyphion One of my favorite albums ever! 4d
  •   paulo.figueiredo.2580 My fav album from you guys! Ransom is a monster of a song! 4d
  •   jacoruit So good. 4d
  •   sonic_sogmc One of my all-time favorites! Picked it up at Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, IL. 4d
  •   jer_k1981 Also #sogood !!!!! 4d
  •   jjmahoney My fav album as well. It also didn't hurt that I had recently read Lewis' Space Trilogy (again) and King's The Dark Tower series (for the first time). I picked up all the references and felt like I had inside info. 4d

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becomingthearchetype In 2010, my other band, Anchors (not metal), put out a 5 song EP that literally dozens of people still listen to. Literally. Dozens. 5d
  •   gabriel12duncan You mean there is other music besides metal? 5d
  •   thefinisher4ever I still jam out to it. Its a solid CD. Took me a while to find on Spotify though because it mixed you up with another band called anchors. 5d
  •   chriscoulton Airplane 5d
  •   metalhead_94 There are dozens of us! Dozens!!! 5d
  •   mcknight_shane Never heard of it. Looks like I have something to check out. 5d
  •   becomingthearchetype @mcknight_shane It's on iTunes and amazonmp3 for cheap or I could send you a physical copy. 5d
  •   justinholtsclaw They're lame 5d
  •   tatoventura I still do. Took me a while to find it back in the day. Couldn't find a physical copy though. Cheers from El Salvador. 5d

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becomingthearchetype #sls (Sarlacc Saturday)
In 2009, 4 young men (Jason, Jon, Duck and I) decided to do a digital-only single to follow up our 3rd album "Dichotomy." The result was the most brutal, grotesque song ever heard by many of our listeners, endearing BTA even more to listeners around the world and spawning the rally cry "Embrace the Plague." The image is created by Ryan Clark and is a motif on our mascot, Clifton the Beardskull.
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becomingthearchetype #tbf (Throwback Friday is a thing, right?)
This is the photo shoot I'm most proud of. Lots of cool things lined up to make my vision a reality, mostly the photography genius of Troy Stains (and learning how to levitate, of course). Back image for Celestial Completion.
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becomingthearchetype #tbt Our debut album, recorded over 5 weeks in Seattle almost 10 years ago. Original commissioned painting by Dan Seagrave. #terminatedamnation 1w

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becomingthearchetype This sound brought to you by The Provolone Ranger on twitter (I took Packers +17 and still lost). 1w

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becomingthearchetype My seminary thinks I'm insane... 1mon

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becomingthearchetype I always forget: does the fish on the license plate stand for bad parker or for intentionally incompetent asshole? 1mon
  •   todd_hurst Yes 1mon
  •   zvannus Oh no, you said #asshole. I can never listen to your music again. Clearly you worship the devil. 1mon
  •   jjmahoney @becomingthearchetype I think you mean asshat. 1mon
  •   becomingthearchetype You two guys win Instagram 1mon
  •   trentjgibson Totally means asshole. For sure. 1mon
  •   joshwestcott It's disrespectful to post license plates. Privacy. 1mon
  •   icanplod This guy forfeited privacy when he parked. 1mon
  •   cash_customs You can't do anything with a license plate... otherwise they wouldn't be on every single vehicle in the world. I know, I'm in the car finance industry. But actually it's ass-half, since he's not being an entire ass-whole. Haha! 1mon

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becomingthearchetype I TOOK A NAP WITH ELIJAH AND WHEN I WOKE UP HE LOOKED LIKE THIS WHAT HAPPENED!?!?!? 1mon

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becomingthearchetype Custom-made Jack White themed microkorg XL. Drilled strap holes so I could wear it and play with my right hand while doing left hand on an 88 key Kurzweil (while singing) for Anchors shows. 2mon

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becomingthearchetype I eat this #dadbreakfast as often as possible. If you're a practicing #dad, I'll share my #recipe! 2mon

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becomingthearchetype "4 sketches of Seth" by @julia1l @bennet_boston2 @iammaditice and @rachel_lulay1
Vote for your fave so we can declare a winner!
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  •   nozzie_8 I think the one of the bottom left really captured the essense of "Seth." 2mon
  •   becomingthearchetype ...Madison takes the lead! 2mon
  •   zvannus Top left. I am jealous of the eternal goal brought on by winning such a prestigious award. 2mon
  •   becomingthearchetype Ok, Julia also got a vote on FB, so she takes the lead! 2mon
  •   bdiggy Julia has somehow captured in pencil that rusty, dusty regality and Southern Gentlemanocity that is Seth. 2mon
  •   becomingthearchetype @bdiggy That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said about a pencil drawing of me! 2mon
  •   gandalfdwarf Top right. The chiseled chin makes it the most profound. It is a grand feature. 2mon
  •   becomingthearchetype ...and @rachel_lulay1 is on the board with a vote! 2mon

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becomingthearchetype Lots of orchards up here. Picked these for the Andersons this morning. Organic apples going to the food bank. 2mon

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becomingthearchetype The Mountain from my seat in Century Link for Sounders v. Timbers. #crazyloud 2mon

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becomingthearchetype This is my new symphonic masterpiece "Swell in '95 (a great day)". What do you think? 3mon

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becomingthearchetype Safari Seth is ready for an adventure. Let's go! 3mon

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becomingthearchetype The view on my jog is reminding me how small and temporary my problems are. The ancient mountain is not worried. 3mon
  •   rabesch Rainier is the most beautiful mountain. 3mon
  •   cmarinoh "The mountain of souls" 3mon
  •   becomingthearchetype Yeah @rabesch you're absolutely right. It really is healing for me. 3mon
  •   wgmjr That begs to have a song written about it. 3mon

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