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Ryan Parmenter

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Ryan Parmenter began writing in elementary school, to begrudgingly fulfill the required daily journal quotas. A typical conclusion to an entry read: “There, 3/4 of a page. Are you happy?”

In high school Ryan began recording music using MIDI sequencing, as well as performing in his high school's annual Pop Concerts. He released his first solo album, “Helvetica” under his initials RCP, at age 17.

As he graduated from the University of Michigan with an English degree (which degrees, he likes to joke, can be found on rolls next to the toilet), he began musical jamming with friends, which led to the founding of the progressive band Eyestrings. Eyestrings played Metro Detroit venues and found some fans in the eastern United States, playing the firs

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“Once upon a time, I had a grasp of concepts like “motivation” and “investment” and “progress.” I am not even sure now that those are words.”
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“My face is close enough to smell the carpet, which is full of four years of Ollie not wanting to spend money on a vacuum cleaner.”
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“The brisk air through cracked windows feels pretty good, considering how genocide and online banking have impacted modern conceptions of goodness.”
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