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Here's a parody cover song I recorded yesterday based on John Lennon's "Imagine" with modified lyrics about technology and social media.

youtu.be/WhoVyW3nMuI

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Welcome to Mastodon!

Last night was my first time on a concert stage in 20 years, with our new band, BlizzArt. It was a special experience to perform great music with friends, seeing family and friends in the audience and people dancing before the stage. And unlike playing at home or at a rehearsal, I could feel we were playing for them, so that they enjoy the evening. Here's for many future experience such as this.

It’s going to be an exciting day tomorrow. Concert day. I haven’t performed on stage with a band for about 20 years. Hopefully it all goes well and I do it more often from now on.

Replaced strings and straightened the neck on my Suhr today, lowering the action on G and D too, and wow, now the .10 strings feel soft like 0.9.

‪We watched “School of Rock” with the kids today. What a fun movie. I also think that kids got a little inspired. ‬

The bunnies in the backyard are Sparky’s personal fitness trainers. Everyday they make him do some sprinting. 🐇🐕

My currently favorite music to play and improvise on: Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers by Jeff Beck (composed by Stevie Wonder). Favorite performance so far: the one with Tal Wilkenfeld on bass and Connie Colaiuta on drums: youtu.be/VC02wGj5gPw

My take on intro to "Since I've been loving you" by Led Zeppelin. A minute of pure joy.

youtu.be/W3o2m2PdxOw

Happy to get reviews like that for Trickster. Precisely what makes it so useful.

On the bright side: kids are back to school today.

UPS, last night: your package will be delivered tomorrow.

This morning: we incorrectly sorted your package. Delivery date unknown. 😤

Last night: two app updates sent to App Store review. Both reviewed with the hour. One rejected. Resubmitted rejected app.

This morning: resubmitted app is still waiting for review. 🤷‍♂️

The hardest part of getting back after a long vacation is sifting for days through all the photos, deciding if you like the JPEGs from the SLR or would prefer to edit their RAW files instead, then editing those, then tagging, then… more and more and then seeing them all just once because there’s no time to look at photos.

This evening I relaxed on / by the river a bit with some friends. Nice weather. Beautiful nature.

A new music video is up!
This time a cover ELP classic, "From the beginning", with an extended guitar solo.
youtube.com/watch?v=tDvYQWqg-z

Today's evening was spent on:
1. Exporting sound tracks from old recordings of my band.
2. Recording a solo for my cover of ELP's "In the beginning". It took many takes and it's still only 90% perfect, but that'll do. Next is to mix it and finish the video. So much work. So much fun.

Exporting music from my band before 2001. Lucky I kept some of the software and it still can run. Yes, that’s Windows 7 on A MacBook Pro from 2010. I plan to see if I can remix and remaster some of it.

Randy Bachman (of Guess Who and BTO fame) in an interview (youtu.be/33Q5VOFMH48?t=14m19s): “If you know how many guitars you have in your collection, you don't have enough”.

I know how many guitars I have.

Back home from an amazing performance by Marbin, a jazz-rock fusion band. So much talent on stage. Lots of fun, too. Don’t miss them when they’re in your city. I’m a life-long fan now. Get a taste at instagram.com/p/Bm-BsEpFf50/ and then go find them on YouTube for some good time.

Also, there were about 30 people watching, in a small venue. So it was an awesome experience: close view, good sound, some chat before and I after. And I bought the T-shirt.

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