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Ok, let's try it. I first share is on Mastodon as an experiment.

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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"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-8 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat it's instructions so others know to do the same."








Welcome to Mastodon!

And a dream came true. Seeing King Crimson live. One of the bands that opened new musical perspectives for me back in the late 90ies. 🎵

No photos during the show, the sign says. King Crimson is very strict about this. Even the washrooms had this sign on their entrance.

Followed some people in King Crimson T-shirts all the way from the Go train station in the opposite direction of the venue (it’s early). Now sipping beer in a bar in which many people wear these. I don’t know anyone but it’s quite a geeky moment.

Arriving in Toronto for King Crimson concert tonight. My first time ever traveling so far for a concert but to me they deserve it. 🎵

🎵 New music! It’s an original track with my soul mate from across the ocean in rock/metal style. The video is at youtu.be/MZs7TeWssrs. The track is also available on Bandcamp and on streaming services/stores at distrokid.com/hyperfollow/sixt sixthousandmiles.bandcamp.com

New 🎸 Video Alert: The Spirit Carries On by Dream Theater solo cover.
I improvised over the chorus run after the main solo, going into the outro. This is a live one-take recording, so it’s not perfect but I’m happy with the result. 🎵

Here it is on YouTube. youtu.be/EeOlf9nB0Pc

Tonight I recorded a video covering the solo of Dream Theater’s “The Spirit Carries On” with some improv on the last chorus run. It’s such a perfect song, really. Will upload the video to YouTube later.

Well, that’s s first for me: submitted a song single. Written by me and my friend Michael Starr, it took us quite a while to write it. Should be up, hopefully, by Sep 10th. Exciting, even though I don’t expect anything serious to happen because of the release. 🎵

I’ve got enough new music added today to my music library to keep me busy for quite a while. At least 3 of these were released just today. 🎵

Releasing a song is not unlike releasing an app today. You upload the binary (music), add metadata, add a screenshot (cover image) and submit for review. For promotion it’s also good to create a video. 🎵

I remember how hard it was to find a name for my software company. Now doing the same for a band / music project name. Not much easier despite, or perhaps because of, the seeming freedom of possible band names.

Finally working on the video for the song “Dark Sun” which my friend and I finished a year ago and I still only have it on SoundCloud. Videos are almost essential these days for promoting music.

Today’s first time achievements:
☑️ changed strings on a bass guitar
☑️ cut my thumb changing strings on a bass guitar 🎸

Tonight I watched the first Matrix movie with my son. He loved it. I loved it again. It’s been so many years since I’ve seen it last and it didn’t get old. 🎬

This a short time lapse of Canadian praries as seen from the train ride from Vancouver to Winnipeg. This one is for “movement” daily theme for ... gorban.org/2019/08/06/this-a-s

10 years ago I left my well-paid job in a chip-design company to try making it as a full-time indie Mac developer. Surprisingly, I’m still at it. Even if financially it wasn’t the optimal decision, in other aspects I’m so happy I did it. Now, what will I do in the next 10 years?

Going to travel on a train 🚊 for 2.5 days. Haven’t done any overnight trains since I was 11.

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