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Name: TJ Cowgill Company: Actual Pain Founded: Seattle 2006

I decided to be a Designer/Rocker because:
Well, I think I was born to do both of those things. I have become aligned with my True Will. I highly recommend it. I still remember, the first magazine that made an impression on me as a kid was: Playboy magazine. I found my uncle's stash with my older brother, I was probably 5 or 6. It was like a sickening, weird sort of excitement and confusion. Just like sex is for me now. When my Mother caught us with them, my brother had the most adult male excuse of all time for looking at a Playboy. He told her he was only interested in "reading the jokes".
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My high school years involved a lot of: Acid. Me and my best friend sold acid and ate it as often as we could. Not just acid but also a lot of mescaline and mushrooms, A lot of people don't know this bu it's hard to trip for more than a couple days consecutively. We'd have to take a day or two off so we could start to feel the effects again. I've probably eaten a pound of acid in my life. Keep in mind, I went to high school in the 90s in Seattle so my school was basically "Heroin High" so we really weren't as bad as we would've been. Now I get to work with people who : I am married to. I work with my wife Emily. We have one employee, Ozma, who is really cool. Also our dog is here too, Pagan. She rules. When I was young I had a crush on : It changed throughout the years. The first one ever was Daryl Hannah from Splash. Next was Margot Kidder aka Lois from Superman. After that was Wynona Ryder from Beetlejuice. The list goes on and on. I now live in : A state of constant work and chaos. It's magical. People think this of me : I'm not too concerned with that.
We are almost done here I love : My life, my work, my family you know,the usual. If you could leave us with one thought, what would it be? Love is the law, love under will.

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