Top Music Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/music The latest Music IAmA's collected from Reddit MusicWe're Prozzak and our first album in 12 years 'FOREVER 1999' is out today. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5925/were-prozzak-and-our-first-album-in-12-years My short bio:

My name is Matt Cameron. I think about, write about, and practice immigration law nearly seven days a week. I have been a licensed attorney for twelve years as of September, and the managing partner of a three-attorney law office in the Boston area for the past seven years with a special focus on deportation defense and mitigating the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. I teach "Immigration and Urban America" at Northeastern University's School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, am a member of the board of the Student Immigrant Movement, and regularly contribute background and commentary to local, state, national, and international media on American immigration matters.

I am here for you to AMA because there is probably no other major public policy issue in the U.S. with such a massive gap between the realities of the current policies and what Americans seem to believe the policies actually are. While the other big issues du jour like healthcare and climate change usually touch on things that we all have to live with, immigration is not an issue that most U.S. citizens ever have to personally confront in their own lives. (This, among many other things, might explain why we just elected a man who ran on the ugliest and most determinedly nativist platform in a century or more of American history while willfully failing to inform himself as to the system that we actually have.)

I thought an AMA might be one easy thing that I could do right now to do my part to fill the gap. For as long as I have been studying this issue, I have always seen people ask counterfactual questions like "why don't they just get in line?" or "why can't you fill out the forms like everyone else?" or "what part of legal immigration don't you understand?", and I thought this might be a good way to provide concise, factual answers to these counterfactual inquiries that could be useful to anyone who is genuinely trying to understand this stuff as well as to gain the benefit of the experience of discussing all of this with people beyond my immediate and extended social circles. (And to be clear: any and all of those three questions are absolutely welcome for further discussion, as are any others at all so long as they are made in good faith. Trolls will starve.)

I will keep my answers as objective and factually-grounded as possible, but full disclosure: I do have a strong pro-immigration (and pro-immigrant) bias, and am well past the point where I can study or work within the American immigration system without recognizing that it is foremost a function of centuries of historic racism and colonialism. So I won't pretend that I don't have my own ideological approach to this... but I also truly believe that immigration should be a non-partisan issue, and one which deserves an adult, open-minded dialectic.

I WILL NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR ANYTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE LEGAL ADVICE here, so please no questions requesting a complete review of possible options once your H1B has expired or if your arrest record could cause current or future immigration problems or if you have all of the right supporting documents for your marriage visa or whatever. I am more than happy to answer those questions--on the phone or in person--for money.

My Proof:

1) My MA ID and bar card: http://imgur.com/gallery/kUenPeW

2) My FB page, in which most of my public posts are about immigration issues: http://facebook.com/mattcameronlaw

3) Twitter: @matt_cam

4) A recent piece in The Baffler on the realities of the American deportation machine: https://thebaffler.com/outbursts/strangers-in-a-cruel-land

5) Boston Globe story on three of my cases this week: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/27/vermont-activists-set-post-bond-immigration-charges/eIcbvNUSCoXJqI4SQDeU5I/story.html

6) Interview this morning on Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2017/3/31/is_ice_targeting_undocumented_activists_for

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicLil’ Flip here launching Kinglife Family on 3/17/17 - Ask me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5897/lil-flip-here-launching-kinglife-family-on-31717 I am Benjamin from Turret Psychoanalytics. I am responsible for the development and deployment of our new Artificial Intelligence that can predict human behavior using social media. We are launching it as a marketing product at CeBIT in a few days. I would love to have a conversation with reddit about the advancements we have made in sentient Artificial Intelligence and its potential implications on society.

Answers to some basic questions: I am 20 years old. My background is mostly in psychology. My title is Chief Data and Information Officer. Our website is https://www.bigdatacanada.co/ .

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/ePoDr54.jpg

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI'm Jon Licht, composer and singer/songwriter (Dexter, Dishonored, Silent Hill) I'm back for another AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5883/im-jon-licht-composer-and-singersongwriter-dexter I'm a composer and singer/songwriter best known for work with my uncle Daniel on Dexter, Dishonored, Silent Hill and many other TV shows and feature films. I just recently released a new EP "Medium" which is available on iTunes and Spotify now!

Medium EP https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/medium-ep/id1212137909

Devil's Canyon music video: https://youtu.be/9L8G-7WHvnI

Follow me on Instagram @jonlichtmusic

PROOF: http://imgur.com/a/LSkLU

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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI am Michael Angelakos, otherwise known as Passion Pit. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5866/i-am-michael-angelakos-otherwise-known-as-passion My short bio: I play in Passion Pit. I do a lot of weird/cool stuff.

My Proof: http://www.twitter.com/passionpit + http://www.twitter.com/mangelakos

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicIAmA band called _HEALTH_ and I am calling you back! http://www.topiama.com/r/5836/iama-band-called-health-and-i-am-calling-you-back EDIT: That was great!!!!! They are ripping the laptop away from me... throwing me into an unmarked SUV... and driving me do an undisclosed location for more questioning... wish me luck. You guys were great. Thanks for all the weirdness and meaningfulness. Peace.

-Josh

Hello Reddit! This is actor, filmmaker and Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutcherson!

I just directed a short film called ‘Ape’ as part of The Big Script, a film incubator that is developing emerging young writers and directors. It just came out today and you can watch 'Ape' and all of the films here: https://thescene.com/watch/presents/the-big-script-ape

Proof I'm me: http://imgur.com/a/VdInM

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI am Lorne Balfe, composer for “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “Terminator: Genisys,” the “Skylanders” games and many other films, games and TV shows. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5830/i-am-lorne-balfe-composer-for-the-lego-batman My short bio: Hi everyone, I’m Lorne Balfe, composer for “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “Terminator: Genisys,” “Marcella”; “Churchill”; the “SKYLANDERS” video games and other cool stuff. I wrote the original music for “The LEGO Batman Movie” and the song “I Found You” for the film.

It's now closing time... I had a great time answering your questions! Check out the “The LEGO Batman Movie”, the second season of "The Story Of God with Morgan Freeman" and the upcoming Nat Geo series about Albert Einstein “Genius”. To find out more about me, check out my website, http://www.lornebalfe.com/

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/wjx8i

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicWe are TWRP, an elite group of rock stars from the future/1980s/Toronto and frequent collaborators with comedy duo Ninja Sex Party... AMA/AUS! http://www.topiama.com/r/5761/we-are-twrp-an-elite-group-of-rock-stars-from-the I have a weird job. I find cheap flights for a living.

(If you're interested you can check out Scott's Cheap Flights here, but honestly zero pressure!)

As a token of my appreciation for Reddit's incredible ongoing support (not only mentions, but all five of SCF's team members are Redditors), I would be honored to donate my time today and help you find specific cheap flights, or answer any general flights/travel questions.

(Sorry for having to abort the post earlier this week right after it went up, but wanted to make good on my promise so am here for y'all today!)

And don't worry, I will do my best to answer every single question. No Woody Harrelson here!

Proof I'm Scott: http://imgur.com/a/96Hhm

Proof I'm a professional cheap flight finder: Featured on the LA Times and Conde Nast Traveler

And some of the best deals we've sent out in the past month:

  • NYC/LA/Boston/Atlanta/Miami/Denver to Paris for $340-$403 roundtrip (normally $800+)
  • Toronto/Seattle/Detroit to Tokyo for $478 roundtrip (normally $950)
  • London to LA for £199 return (normally £650)
  • London to Tokyo for £248 return (normally £800)
  • Amsterdam to Mumbai for €204 return (normally €800)
  • Sydney to the US for $779 return (normally $1,600)
  • Perth to Cape Town for $762 return (normally $1,500)

P.S. If you have a success story about getting a trip from Scott's Cheap Flights, lemme know about it! The best part of my day is hearing about trips you're going to take because of the list :-))

UPDATE: Wow RIP inbox. You guys (and gals!) are the best.

In response to those who were asking about Europe/Asia and elsewhere, Scott’s Cheap Flights includes flights departing not just USA & Canada, but also Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and (coming soon) Asia and Latin America :-)

UPDATE 2: Scott’s Cheap Flights' website is experiencing an intermittent Reddit Hug of Death :-) apologies if it goes slow but should be fully functional now!

UPDATE 3: I promised 7 hours and it's been 7 hours, but goddamit you guys are amazing so let's keep this party going. As Bill O'Reilly loves to say Fuck it let's do it live!!

UPDATE 4: Alright y'all this has been wonderful. 13 hours in and if I don't pull myself away from the computer my fiancee will leave me and take the puppy. Much love, you fabulous Redditors :-)

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI am Jeff Rosenstock, my new record is called WORRY., I do Quote Unquote Records, did Bomb the Music Industry! and occasionally produce records, AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5755/i-am-jeff-rosenstock-my-new-record-is-called My short bio: Hey everyone, My name is Infidelix.. I am the rapper from the subway video... I am setting up this AMA so I can talk about what happened with the video and the girl.. what I do as a street performer... and talk abit about my new album...

My Proof: www.facebook.com/infidelix https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/5nv232/girl_joins_rapper_in_the_subway_for_an_impromptu/

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicIamA (Professional Violin Instructor) AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5715/iama-professional-violin-instructor-ama I've been playing violin since 1994, and teaching since 2012.

I can answer any any questions about playing violin professionally, teaching, or going to school for a performance degree!

My Proof:

http://imgur.com/a/vQp2b

http://imgur.com/a/EUhwg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7s4w2_QgXw

http://www.valpostudioallegro.com/erika-mang

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Sun, 01 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicIAmA guitarist in a show band on a cruise ship currently in the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5698/iama-guitarist-in-a-show-band-on-a-cruise-ship I play guitar is a 7 piece band which acts as the pit band for the production shows on board, backing up all the guest entertainers that come through and doing big band jazz sets all over the ship. AMA

Proof: https://imgur.com/gallery/A45Rh

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Mon, 26 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MusicIamA OK Go AMA! Ask us anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/5634/iama-ok-go-ama-ask-us-anything Gabriel & Dresden are a California-based electronic music duo. With over 25 Billboard-charting tracks & remixes including the smash hits “As the Rush Comes,” “Beautiful Things,” “Tracking Treasure Down,” “Dangerous Power“ and “No One On Earth.” They are currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of their first artist album in ten years.

To hear our music and hundreds of hours of live DJ sets, check out our Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/redditgd

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/637707927/new-gabriel-and-dresden-album?ref=96cn21

Thanks everyone for participating in our first-ever AMA!! We really enjoyed spending the time with you and answering your questions and seeing your stories. This will not be the last one we ever do. So stay tuned!!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/GabrielNDresden/status/803031872225902596

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MusicSinger/songwriter Sarah McLachlan here! My new holiday album Wonderland just came out. Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5635/singersongwriter-sarah-mclachlan-here-my-new Hi Reddit, I’m Sarah McLachlan – Canadian singer, songwriter and pianist. I just released my new album Wonderland full of some of my favorite holiday classics. I can’t wait to chat with you, ask me anything!

Proof: https://twitter.com/SarahMcLachlan/status/799639151838695429

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MusicMy name is Sebastian Evans and I am the composer of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I have also scored Ben 10: Omniverse, Transformers: Animated, & Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go. My favorite Ninja Turtle is Donatello. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5606/my-name-is-sebastian-evans-and-i-am-the-composer My short bio:

My name is Sebastian Evans and I am a composer! Currently, you can hear my music in Nickelodeon's animated series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is about to celebrate its 100th episode! I have also scored other cool animated projects including Ben 10: Omniverse, Transformers: Animated, and Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go. I have wanted to be a composer since I first heard John William's music for Star Wars, and learned that this was a possible job! Some of my other influences include Raymond Scott, Edvard Grieg, Thomas Newman, Timbaland and Tool.

Also, my favorite Ninja Turtle is Donatello.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/SEvansComposer/status/798576925241266177

Also, check out this exclusive clip posted today from the upcoming 100th episode!

Finally, please check out my Huffington Post interview which dropped today!

Ask Me Anything!

EDIT: Thank you everyone for your great questions. It was so much fun! I'm sorry that I type slow. Please follow me on twitter and facebook to keep up with my projects and music. See you again soon! Booyakasha!

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Music[AMA] Hi, we're Hail The Sun - ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5594/ama-hi-were-hail-the-sun-ask-us-anything We are a band from Chico, CA. We are signed to Equal Vision Records and currently have 4 albums out, the latest being Culture Scars.

https://www.facebook.com/hailthesun/

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI am Yoshiki - Songwriter, music producer, drummer, pianist, and leader of Japan’s biggest rock band X Japan. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5573/i-am-yoshiki-songwriter-music-producer-drummer Hi Reddit, I’m Mike Weinholtz, the democratic candidate for Governor of Utah! I’m running to get back to the real Utah values of taking care of one another and building a better future for our families. It’s time to put an end to pay-to-play special-interest politics and a state leadership that’s too focused on partisan theatrics to listen to the voices of its own people, which is why I’ve rejected all corporate money to my campaign. I’m passionately committed to improving our schools, cleaning up our air and water, making sure all Utah families have adequate healthcare and being a better steward of our public lands.

For those who aren’t familiar with me, here are some issues that I’m passionate about:

Legalizing medical cannabis and prescription drug reform

Affordable healthcare for all

Quality education

Protecting our public lands

I’m happy to answer questions from Utahns and non-Utahns alike from 6-7 PM MST.

Proof

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Fri, 04 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT