From: swoosh@cats.UCSC.EDU (John Elias Darrow) My name is John Darrow, I'm 23 years old, 6'2" and pretty lean. I don't post too often, but I have been around sfraves since it began, so most likely most of you have seen me somewhere, in the background, with a glint of a smile on my face. I got my first exposure to acid house in 1988, listening to Steve Masters play his 1 hour show of "trippin tuesdays acid house" in the middle of the night on Live 105. I bought lots and lots of records and took them back to Mount Shasta where I went to high school, where I danced maniacly in my own lonely understanding of what was to come. I have danced in and out of madness ever since, finishing a degree in physics while I struggle between universal coherrent order and ego. My main interests lie in sound and acoustics. My thesis is on active noise control. Right now I'm making web pages for a living... (see the new www.ucsc.edu for an example, rather administrative and dull) and I live in Santa Cruz where I very much enjoy life. I'm a spiritual person and beleive very strongly in my meaning and the spirit of the rave. I try to express this meaning in my music, dancing, and understanding. (Like many of you I have a large stack of electronic boxes and wires which tend to overheat and distort themselves into chaotic/resonant noise.) I beleive in morphic resonance, and the importance of coincidence. hence my advice, you must be very very patient, meaning will come to find itself. The anthropic principle on all levels. and if you aren't quite sure what those theories are, they just mean you gotta be yourself to make the world fall into place. You can see pictures and more at http://www.he.net/~swoosh I love you all. be seeing you, -john.